Is Yamaha Going to Release an XSR900?

Yamaha's MT-07 retro based bike, the XSR700 is only just hitting showrooms in Europe but it Yamaha seems so sure of its success that a MT-09 based retro bike is also in the works. Carrying on from the 'Faster Sons' theme that saw Japanese custom builder Shinya Kimura create his precursor to the XSR700, Yamaha is this time teaming up with Roland Sands Design. The video shows a bike with flat tracker influences but ...

New Honda CBR250RR Unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Honda has taken the wraps off their new concept bike which they're calling the 'Light Weight Super Sports Concept' but is really taking shape as a spiritual successor to the Honda CBR250RR. And while it doesn't look set to replicate the high revving characteristics of that legendary machine, it comes closer than we were expecting. Honda hasn't released any specifications yet, but the dash does indicate redline of 14,000 ...

The 2016 Triumph Street Twin set to take on the Ducati Scrambler

As part of its Bonneville refresh, Triumph has announced an all new machine - the 2016 Triumph Street Twin. While the bike isn't a scrambler, given the engine configuration and Triumph's emphasis on customisation, it's clear that the British firm is intent on stealing some of Ducati's younger customers away from them. The Street Twin gets a 900 cc 'high torque' 8 valve, parallel twin motor producing 80 Nm at 3200 rpm. ...
2015 BMW S 1000 XR Review

2015 BMW S 1000 XR Review

Is the all new BMW S 1000 XR a high performance adventure sports bike or just a really comfortable superbike? While BMW Motorrad is targeting the bike at those who like to at least think they'll head off road occasionally, in our mind the S 1000 XR is a literbike in sheep's clothes - high and wide bars, upright riding position and suspension that makes the bike feel downright luxurious in comparison to dedicated track ...

Kawasaki is Bringing a out Grom Competitor, Except They Already Have One

Pictures taken from a showroom in Thailand seem to indicate that Kawasaki is set to release what is being called the Kawasaki Z125 - a monkey bike sized naked motorcycle that appears to be squarely aimed at Honda's cute little Grom. That's exciting for many, but Kawasaki has actually been making a Grom like bike for many years - even before the Honda Grom existed. [caption id="attachment_6627" align="aligncenter" ...

Zero Introduces the FXR – an Electric Supermoto

The planets have aligned and given us the 2016 Zero FXR - a supermoto with truckloads of instant torque thanks to its electric engine. It's a new model for 2016 just announced by Zero and could well end up being one of the most entertaining motorcycles on the market today. When coupled with a 6.5 kWh battery, the Zero FXR is propelled to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. While that's not earth shattering, the fact that this bike ...
Is Aprilia Working on a Shaft-Driven Tourer?

Is Aprilia Working on a Shaft-Driven Tourer?

Adventure and touring bikes are currently the big growth market for motorcycle manufacturers, especially in the US and Europe and just about every company is looking to replicate BMW's success with their GS series of adventure bikes. For some, any consideration of a bike other than the 1200 GS necessitates a shaft-drive transmission and new patents from Aprilia indicate they may very well be planning on doing just ...

Triumph Confirms the 2016 Bonneville with a Tease

Well all know it's coming, we already know what it looks like but that isn't stopping Triumph from going ahead with a new campaign to tease everyone with for the upcoming 2016 Triumph Bonneville. The British manufacturer has posted a new video on YouTube titled, "Something big is coming...." Not only has there been numerous spy shots of the bike captured over the last few months, but high quality images of the bike have ...