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2008 Honda VFR800 motorcycle is left unchanged

Ben Purvis, 06 September 2007 15:39

Honda has left the 2008 Honda VFR800 motorcycle unchanged, despite rumours it’s already-developed replacement was to due to be launched this month. The Honda VFR800 is officially designated a 2008 motorcycle – but only the addition of a silver colour option to the current black or burgundy colour schemes marks the bike as changed. European sources are still adamant a new ...

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Exclusive first pictures of the 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR

Ben Purvis, 06 September 2007 09:35

Here are the world exclusive first picture of the 2008 Honda Fireblade. It's an official Honda picture, and we'll be updating this story with more details about the motorcycle as we get them. Thinking of getting a Honda Fireblade? Save money on your motorcycle insurance with MCN Compare.  

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2008 Yamaha V-Max patents revealed

Ben Purvis, 31 July 2007 12:17

These line drawings show how Yamaha is developing its all-new 2008 V-Max, which is set to be launched later this year. The patent drawings, taken from several patent applications regarding different aspects of the bike, show how the firm is developing the stubby exhausts of its 2005 concept bike into a production reality. It also reveals the variable valve timing ...

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New Honda CBF600 for 2008

Ben Purvis, 24 July 2007 11:06

Honda is on the verge of releasing a new version of its CBF600 commuter motorcycle for 2008 – incorporating the latest CBR600RR engine, as also found in the new Hornet 600. The motorcycle is likely to be revealed in advance of the rest of Honda’s 2008 motorcycles, as the engine change is understood to come due to the need to meet new ...

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The electric Daytona

Ben Purvis, 10 July 2007 12:22

Alongside the Enertia purpose-made electric motorcycle, Nevada firm evDaytona motorcycles is another company working on electric motorcycles – but with more of a performance angle.   The company has revealed its prototype sports motorcycle based on a Triumph Daytona 600. With a 93mph top speed, a 2.9s 0-60 time and a range of 149 miles it promises to offer similar performance ...

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Electric motorcycle becomes a reality

Ben Purvis, 10 July 2007 10:51

From early next year a practical, useable electric motorcycle – with decent performance and range – is set to go into production in America. The Enertia is a purpose-made electric bike, officially revealed today (Tuesday July 10), and due to go on sale in America in the first quarter of 2008. Designed and built by Brammo Motorsports in Ashland, Oregon, ...

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Anniversary-edition Harley-Davidsons

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:46

To celebrate its 105th anniversary in 2008 Harley-Davidson has created a range of eight Anniversary bikes across its new range. All the Anniversary bikes get a copper and black two-tone paint scheme, a seat with a coper-coloured insert, a copper air cleaner cover insert and badging to show their limited-edition status. See the new 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, here See ...

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Fly-by-wire for 2008 Harley-Davidson tourers

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 17:34

Harley-Davidson’s touring range – the Road King, Street Glide and Electra Glide models – have also been given the once-over for 2008. As well as gaining optional ABS the bikes have been give a raft of improvements including Harley’s first fly-by-wire throttle system. The firm’s Electronic Throttle Control (ECT) dispenses with a normal throttle cable, and instead takes an electronic ...

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Stripped-back Suzuki M1800RN motorcycle revealed

Ben Purvis, 26 June 2007 10:38

Suzuki is set to reveal its 2008 motorcycle range to dealers in America on Wednesday night, June 27,2007. And this will be among the new bikes; the new Suzuki M1800RN. Originally shown to dealers last summer as a prototype, the motorcycle is set to go on sale in America imminently, and dealers have already been sent instructions on how to carry ...

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New Piaggio Carnaby 125cc scooter goes on sale

Ben Purvis, 25 June 2007 09:41

Piaggio has revealed its new Carnaby 125 scooter – on sale now for £2411 on the road. Italian firm Piaggio is out to show that riding a scooter is a simple option for commuters, selling the Carnaby on its easy of use. The Piaggio comes with the firm’s “Easy Start” system claimed to make sure the engine starts quickly in all weathers, plus ...

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