Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes
This week, we’ve been riding the MV Agusta Rush 1000, a limited edition inspired by drag racing and based on the Italian brand’s Brutale 1000RR. That means a 205bhp engine, top shelf suspension and brakes and a bank balance shrivelling price.
The new bikes have kept on coming, too, and one of the most striking is the Ducati Diavel Lamborghini even if it’s not to everyone’s taste. The limited edition is adorned with carbon bodywork and a supercar paintjob but underneath is a Euro5 version of the Diavel 1260 S. 630 will be made to celebrate the founding of Lamborghini in 1963, there’s no word yet on price or availability.
Kawasaki also unveiled updated versions of the ZX-10R superbike and RR homologation special they hope to claim another WSB title with in 2021. The ZX-10R gets a styling tweak that incorporates an aero package capable of 17kg of downforce at track speeds and a new TFT race style dash.
There’s a new player in the big-bore cruiser market, and it might not be who you expect. Honda have taken their CMX500 Rebel and added the 1084cc engine from the Africa Twin to create the new CMX1100 Rebel, which we expect to see in early 2021. In a first for the cruiser segment, the bike will be available with DCT for semi-automatic luxury.
And finally, we’ve taken a closer look at the new engine Triumph have used in their Trident 660. You may have assumed it is the same power unit used in the 660 Street Triple but it’s actually the 675cc unit used in the old Daytona. They chose this engine for many reasons, not least of which the ability to achieve 10,000 mile service intervals.
Also hot this week:
- Kawasaki Z H2 gets SE version for 2021
- Harry Dunn family lose in court but will appeal
- Damon unveil two new cheaper models
- Yamaha unveil raft of scooter updates
- Police target hooligan gang in Sheffield
- R5K member goes solo camping to rack up miles
- Kawasaki working on hybrid fuel system for motorbikes