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OSET to launch motocross bike

MCN, 20 October 2014 13:30

Ever since OSET launched its excellent range of electric-powered trial machines, the obvious question has been often voiced: when’s the motocross bike coming? Well, the answer is that you can see it at this weekend’s Dirt Bike Show, at Stoneleigh. The new bike, dubbed the MX-10, isn’t just a rehash of one of the firm’s existing trial machines, but was ...

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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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Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept

Steve Hunt, 30 September 2014 16:39

There was one surprise from Yamaha today. Having written about the XJR1300 and MT-07 Moto Cage yesterday, we thought that we had seen everything that the Japanese manufacturer had to offer, but they had one final sheet to lift off of a bike. The GEN01 concept is a new multi-wheel 'on & off crossover' concept. The 'on & off' - ...

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Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

Anonymous, 30 September 2014 13:32

• 21.4bhp electric supermoto• Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16• Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike KTM launched as a prototype last year, and has spent the previous 12 months testing and tweaking extensively as it learnt more about fully electric power. The Freeride E-XC enduro is the first of the ...

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Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

MCN, 29 September 2014 13:52

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four• 97bhp / 80lbft• Twin Ohlins shocks• Black 4-2-1 exhaust• Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built scene, and given their ancient XJR1300 a thorough makeover for 2015 to capitalise on the continued hipster insurgence. Just a couple of years ago, the XJR was destined for the corner marked ‘discontinued’, but just like it’s air-cooled 1251cc lump, ...

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Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

MCN, 29 September 2014 13:46

• 689cc parallel-twin• 74bhp / 50bhp• Frame and engine guards• Red front / black rear wheel• Adjustable light mask Those with a keen eye and long memory might recall the XJ6-based Moto Cage 6 that was unveiled as a concept bike a few years ago, and now Yamaha have applied the same creativity to the MT-07, and this time it’s a version you can buy. ...

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Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

MCN, 29 September 2014 13:25

Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will be joined by an ABS-equipped version. New for 2014, the MT-125 also grabbed the headlines by delivering big bike naked attitude from the YZF-R125 platform. Just like ...

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Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Andy Downes, 12 September 2014 22:00

Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle history. The new black and white special edition was revealed on Friday at the Ace Café in London by owner Mark Wilsmore as a prelude to the Brighton Burn Up ...

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New Yamaha R1 on the way

MCN, 31 July 2014 11:15

Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike retains the basic engine design of the current model, but it is understood to share almost nothing else with the current bike as it attempts to ...

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