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BMW buys Husqvarna

Ben Purvis, 20 July 2007 09:52

It has just been confirmed that BMW has bought the Husqvarana motorcycle brand outright. The deal was signed with Husqvarna boss Claudio Castiglioni yesterday, (Thursday July 19), and will be officially announced shortly. The deal sees BMW buy the brand, production facilities and take charge of all the staff. No price will be announced for the deal for several weeks. ...

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New Honda CB750 rumoured

Ben Purvis, 16 July 2007 10:26

Honda is planning to recreate one of the greatest motorcycles it ever made, in the form of a new Honda CB750. Having seen the success of other retro bikes like Triumph’s Bonneville, insiders say Honda has decided to make a modern recreation of the original 1969 Honda CB750, virtually identical in every way to the original. According to sources in Japan, Honda has ...

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BMW HP2 megamoto supermoto goes on sale

Ben Purvis, 13 July 2007 15:32

BMW’S HP2 Megamoto is on the verge of hitting motorcycle dealerships – with BMW promising the motorcycle will be available before the end of the month. With 113bhp, the second bike in the HP2 range is the most powerful supermoto on the market – and at 179bhp it weighs far less than its size suggests. It costs £12,595.  

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More capacity for the 2008 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:20

Harley-Davidson’s  VRSC range is being upgraded for 2008 – gaining a capacity boost previously used only on Screamin’ Eagle versions. All V-Rods and Night Rod Specials get the Screamin’ Eagle 1250cc version of the Revolution engine next year, replacing the old 1130cc motor and boosting power from 110bhp to 123bhp. Torque goes up to an impressive 85lbft. Taking a leaf ...

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Harley-Davidson Nightster coming to the UK

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:05

Harley-Davidson’s Sportster-based Nightster is set to go on sale in the UK later this year thanks to modifications to let it pass European homologation. Launched in America last year, the Nightster hasn’t been sold in Europe before, as it’s novel tail light arrangement would not have been legal over here. To keep the back end clean, the Nightster combines rear ...

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Harley-Davidson Rocker revealed

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:00

Taking inspiration from the custom chopper scene, Harley-Davidson has created a whole new line of bikes in its Softail range – the Rockers. Two Rockers will be offered in the 2008 range, the standard £12,755 Rocker and the £14,225 Rocker C. Both versions gain a massive 240-section rear rubber and a new “Rockertail” version of the Softail rear end designed ...

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Harley launches new Fat Bob

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 16:56

Harley-Davidson has launched its new Dyna Fat Bob with the intention of boost sales in Europe and the UK. The bike is designed to reflect European custom trends, with a wide 130-section front tyre and twin, streetfighter-style headlights instead of the stretched-out forks and spindly wheels favoured in the States. Based around the same 1596cc engine as the rest of ...

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Suzuki B King in shops in September

Ben Purvis, 03 July 2007 09:45

The long wait for the new Suzuki’s B-King motorcycle is almost over.  The new Suzuki motorcycle is set to hit dealers in September this year.  The 184bhp machine, which will be the world’s most powerful naked motorcycle, will cost slightly less than expected, with a list price of around £9,000, the same as the Suzuki Hayabusa it shares its engine ...

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Suzuki B-King set to be world's most powerful naked motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 26 June 2007 09:24

Suzuki’s new B-King looks set to be officially crowned the world’s most powerful naked motorcycle when its specifications are revealed next week. The figures for the B-King motorcycle have been a tightly guarded secret, but now insiders say the power, as rated on type-approval papers for the Suzuki motorcycle, has been set at 184bhp. That’s 2bhp more than the latest Suzuki GSX-R1000 makes ...

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Aprilia to build 1200cc supermoto motorcycle to rival Ducati's Hypermotard

Ben Purvis, 13 June 2007 09:31

This is the first picture of Aprilia’s new V-twin supermoto motorcycle– aimed at taking the fight to Ducati’s Hypermotard. The Aprilia clay model you see here is set to be turned into a production V-twin supermoto bike by the end of this year, and will make its public debut at the Milan show in November. Initially, the motorcycle will be powered ...

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