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New ZZR1400: “Fastest accelerating production bike”

The 2012 ZZR1400 will be the fastest production bike in the world off the line, according to manufacturer Kawasaki. Specifications haven’t been officially revealed but sources in Japan say power is in excess of 200bhp. Kawasaki said in an official statement it would be "the world’s fastest accelerating production motorcycle".  Professional drag racer Rickey Gadson has already managed a 1/8th ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 October 2011

Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

Kawasaki’s ER-6n has been heavily updated for 2012 as these pictures show. The naked middleweight shares mechanical components with the faired ER-6f and gets the same changes as that bike, including a new twin-tube steel frame, new swingarm, retuned engine and revised seating position. The bodywork has gained better-defined angles and curves and the headlight and instrument panel have become ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 October 2011

Video: Honda plans dual-clutch gearbox

Motorcycles are set to join the gearbox revolution that has hit the car world, with Honda preparing to unleash dual-clutch semi-automatic technology for motorcycles. Dual-clutch gearboxs have been around for cars since 2003 and now Honda are the first bike maker to show an interest in the system, hoping to install it into an inline four-cylinder sports bike engine. Skip the video ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 14 May 2008

Video: Custom Ducati goes into production

Custom motorcycle designer Jens vom Brauck has decided to put his Moto Scrambler Ducati special into production.Vom Brauck was crowned winner of the Design Your Dream Ducati competition in 2004 and we have already ridden the special that the new bike is based on.Watch the video to below to see the Scrambler in action and the video on the right to see one of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 07 May 2008

Video: Dougie Lampkin calls at Goodwood!

Twelve times world trials champion Dougie Lampkin took Goodwood House by storm last week as Lord March announced plans for the 2008 Festival of Speed. Lampkin made several explosive entrances, riding down a staircase inside Goodwood House at the pre-event dinner and repeating the feat on Wednesday in front of the world's assembled press. Watch Lampkin perform some of his ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 17 April 2008

Video: MotoGP: Nicky Hayden talks about Indianapolis pace on 1909 Indian

Nicky Hayden took the lap record at the new Indianapolis MotoGP circuit last week - on a 1909 Indian. The 2006 MotoGP champion can make this claim as he's the first rider to take to the new infield circuit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although Hayden is unsure of the exact time, the 40mph vintage motorcycle was never set to ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 April 2008

Video: Aprilia RSV-4 in action

Last Friday Aprilia revealed the prototype of its new RSV-4 WSB challenger at a dealer meeting in Italy - and thanks to video-equipped mobile phones you can now even see and hear it in action. See pictures of the bike here See video of the Aprilia FV2 The bike was fired-up on stage at its unveiling, allowing dealers present to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 27 February 2008

Snow-going motorcycle

While we don’t quite get the winters for it in this country, this creation from Canadian firm AD Bovin is designed to turn your road bike into a snow-cycle. Although it’s not the first firm to make such a kit – replacing the rear wheel with tracks and the front with a ski – the new Explorer kit is designed ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 15 February 2008

Video: First tuned 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa unveiling

No motorcycle is more closely associated with tuning than Suzuki’s Hayabusa and this is the first of the new 2008 models to have been given a thorough going-over.Suzuki America commissioned the machine from Florida-based specialists Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC), and roped in clothing firm L-R-G, Lifted Research Group, to design and sponsor the bike.Clear fairing sections reveal the engine, and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 18 December 2007

Video: Med Hughes: “We are expected to abide by the law”

This video clip of shamed top traffic cop Med Hughes shows him preaching about the benefits of speed cameras – just a month before he was nabbed by a camera himself. He was caught on camera in May, and banned today for 42 days for doing 90mph on an A road. The clip was recorded in April for the DVD: ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 05 December 2007

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