2024

Engine development experts Ricardo explain the challenges of Euro5+ emissions regulations

Engine development experts Ricardo explain the challenges of Euro5+ emissions regulations

Back in February, it was announced that the Yamaha R1 superbike would be going track-only in Europe from 2025 – having made the decision not to update the 197bhp, 998cc four-cylinder engine to meet...

Ducati’s wheelie assist helps riders keep it up for longer, but how does it work?

Ducati’s wheelie assist helps riders keep it up for longer, but how does it work?

Wheelie control systems have been around for several years with the express aim of preventing or minimising front wheel lift and maximising acceleration. However, Ducati’s new Hypermotard 698 Mono...

Bosch bring scaled-back versions of lean-sensitive electronics to smaller and cheaper bikes

Bosch bring scaled-back versions of lean-sensitive electronics to smaller and cheaper bikes

We’ve become used to sophisticated electronic safety aids, with lean-sensitive cornering ABS, traction control, and even radar-guided cruise control now becoming part of everyday biking lingo. But...

Hybrid future | Getting under the skin of Kawasaki’s pioneering new hybrid powertrain

Hybrid future | Getting under the skin of Kawasaki’s pioneering new hybrid powertrain

Hybrids may have become commonplace in cars over the last 25 years, but the difficulties of incorporating the idea into motorcycles mean Kawasaki’s achievement in creating the world’s first ‘strong...