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Ducati reveals variable valve timing DVT system

Andy Downes, 15 October 2014 16:09

Ducati has revealed technical details of a new variable valve system called Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) which will be fitted to the all-new Multistrada 1200 due for an official launch in two weeks. The DVT system is the first time variable valve technology has been seen on a V-twin engine. Ducati isn’t confirming the technology will be fitted to the ...

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MV Agusta teases new model

Andy Downes, 06 October 2014 16:54

Italian firm MV Agusta is teasing what looks like a Dragster RR model which will be launched at the Milan motorcycle show in November. There’s not a lot to go on in the short video clip but what looks like a partial shot of a Dragster RR logo on a fuel tank of a bike at a drag strip does ...

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Harley goes electric with Livewire

Andy Downes, 19 June 2014 09:12

Harley-Davidson has now officially released information and images on the all-new Livewire which is the firm’s first foray into the world of electric power and also makes it the first mainstream manufacturer to produce an electric motorcycle. The all-electric Livewire has a 55kW three phase electric motor which produces the equivalent of 74bhp and insiders suggest it has a claimed ...

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Yamaha teases new R3 sportsbike and Tricity three-wheel scooter

Andy Downes, 17 March 2014 15:11

Yamaha has released a brief 15 second teaser video which appears to show a new 300cc sportsbike along with the final production version of the Tricity three-wheel scooter. The video gives no real information other than a countdown which is pinned at eight days from now, meaning both bikes will be shown on March 25. MCN revealed plans by Yamaha ...

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Yamaha reveals new YZF-R125 at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Andy Downes, 14 February 2014 12:19

Yamaha has revealed for the first time an updated 2014 version of the big-selling YZF-R125 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show at Excel in London this morning. The new bike replaces Britain’s best-selling supersport 125 model gets new styling, new upside down forks, radially mounted front brake caliper, a full digital dash and new lightweight wheels. The overhaul ...

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Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Andy Downes, 20 November 2013 10:20

Yamaha has unveiled five concept machines at the Tokyo motorcycle show in Japan; one a café racer version of the XV950, two electric bikes and an electric scooter. None of the four bikes being shown are anywhere near production but the XV950R café racer is about as close as you can get. The electric PED1, PED1 and Evino scooter are ...

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Honda reveals new F6C

Andy Downes, 20 November 2013 09:29

Way back in 2007 Honda showed the EVO6 Concept and it looked amazing; six years later the Honda F6C is the production version of that bike and was unveiled today (Wednesday) at the Tokyo show in Japan.The Honda Goldwing F6C is another clever bit of work by Honda by taking an existing engine and chassis and making a new bike ...

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KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 13:45

KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the latest innovation from electronics giant Bosch and is called Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) and it’s the first time ABS has been officially claimed to ...

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BMW Concept Ninety revealed

Andy Downes, 24 May 2013 17:30

BMW has just taken the wraps off the Concept Ninety – a collaboration between the German firm and Californian custom builder Roland Sands as the company celebrates 40 years since the original R90S and 90 years of making motorcycles. The Concept Ninety has the 110bhp air/oil-cooled Boxer twin from the previous generation of BMW R1200GS but combines it with a ...

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Bikers arrested over motorway marriage blockade

Andy Downes, 13 March 2013 16:11

Four men, including the groom-to-be have been arrested following a marriage proposal in which hundreds of bikers blocked a Californian motorway. The groom and three friends were all arrested for the ‘investigation of misdemeanour public nuisance’ and ‘participating in an unlawful assembly’. The 24-year-old groom, Hector Martinez of Covina, California was also arrested for investigation of ‘exhibition of speed’. As ...

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