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Kawasaki refuses to deny new Versys 1000 adventure bike

Guy Procter, 12 October 2011 10:24

Kawasaki is refusing to deny the authenticity of a new 1000cc Versys that appears in spy shots emerging from French online motorcycle magazine Moto-Net.com, saying simply it 'has no details' about the bike, suggesting an official EICMA launch may be imminent. The Versys, clearly bearing '1000' decals and sporting what appears to be Z1000 main frame and engine, with a ...

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Motus durability tests the MST-01 in public on 'American Sport Tour'

Guy Procter, 06 July 2011 14:30

American sports-tourer start-up Motus has announced plans to very publicly test/demonstrate the durability of its MST-01 on a 7,000-mile trans-USA tour. Prototypes of the 161bhp V4 sports-tourer will complete a round-trip from Birmingham, Alabama, where Motus is headquartered, via the Laguna Seca round of MotoGP. The tour starts July 11 and will also be used to meet with potential dealers, ...

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VIDEO: Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE v some Datsun – are bike firms growing their balls back?

Guy Procter, 23 June 2011 17:17

Look at bike ads from decades passed and you come away thinking some manufacturers today aren’t fighting hard enough for the customers they have. Most of all, why did they ever decide to let cars get away with selling themselves as fast or exciting or reasonably priced? So we're pleased to see a tentative return to the glory days with ...

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New MV Agusta F3-based ‘Hypermotard’ in the works

Guy Procter, 14 June 2011 14:00

MV Agusta F3 designer Morton says a third F3-based bike - in addition to the expected naked Brutale variant, styled by an Italian colleague - is in the works. He tells MCN: “Since concluding the F3, I have been assigned to the Street Motard project. It's an entirely new category of motorcycle for us so I have had more freedom ...

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MV Agusta F3: How it could have looked, how it does sound

Guy Procter, 14 June 2011 13:45

MV Agusta’s radically small, sexy and advanced new triple – which is heard for the first time in this video from an MV owners group event in Italy – started life in even more extreme form, its British designer has revealed. How the new F3 sounds Speaking for the first time about the 140bhp, 675cc machine – which looks set ...

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Why the MotoCzysz E1pc is a dead cert to win, but makes nothing like 200bhp

Guy Procter, 06 June 2011 16:23

MotoCzysz's '200bhp' E1pc will undoubtedly win the 2011 TT Zero race barring mishap, but its 142.8mph top speed tells a different story to its press bumf, its practice performance reveals. The speed, recorded along Sulby Straight, reveals a motor putting out a peak of around 80bhp, rather than the 200bhp regularly mentioned in connection with its D1-11 VDR D1g1tal Dr1ve. ...

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Tiger 800 fastest-selling Triumph for a decade

Guy Procter, 03 June 2011 14:49

The Tiger 800 has become the fastest-selling new Triumph in over a decade. The Hinckley firm shifted 700 Tiger 800s and XCs in just the first four months of 2011. It's a timely riposte to BMW, whose boss Hendrik von Kuenheim lays into Triumph for 'copying' its F800GS in this week's MCN. In an outspoken interview he says he feels ...

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Brammo launches four 'game changing' new bikes: ones real riders will like

Guy Procter, 04 May 2011 09:49

American electric bike manufacturer Brammo is launching four new models featuring 'a game-changing mechatronic propulsion unit that emulates the feeling and performance of a traditional internal combustion engine'. Principally, the technology – dubbed IET, for Integrated Electric Transmission – offers the rider six gears, enabling them to balance or maximise acceleration, top speed and range, just like they would on ...

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Yes, yes, a thousand times yes

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 18:04

What else is there to say when faced with this combination of all good things that is the £5500 QTvan mobility scooter caravan? We don't know how this has passed us by until the very evening before the Royal wedding, for which it is being marketed. Sorry.

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The lazy way to look at tons of Tuono V4R pictures

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 17:54

Want to wallow in some Tuono V4R-porn? We can understand that. Here’s a way to bathe your eyes in all its loveliness – but BE WARNED, the effect on your ears will be the opposite.  

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