2015 Aprilia RSV4 RR Review

2015 Aprilia RSV4 RR Review

Given that 200 horsepower bikes (or more) are now becoming common in the superbike category, some may think it difficult for the heavily updated 2015 Aprilia RSV4 RR to stand out from the crowd. But an absolutely glorious engine that pulls heavily no matter what and a chassis that is quite possibly second to none mean that Aprilia's halo model continues to punch well above its weight. It's sometimes easy to forget that ...

This is the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki has just unveiled their brand new superbike weapon, the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Kawasaki has been somewhat quiet in the lead-up to the bikes official unveiling but what they've delivered looks very impressive - at least on paper. According to Kawasaki, the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R ABS is the highest performing, most track-focused sportbike available today for homologated racing use. Looking at what Kawasaki has ...
Yamaha R1S - A Cheaper Superbike but for US Only

Yamaha R1S – A Cheaper Superbike but for US Only

As was expected, Yamaha will be making available a cheaper version of their new Yamaha R1, titled the R1S. Priced $1,500 below the asking price of the standard R1, it loses its magnesium oil pan, engine covers and wheels (replaced with aluminium) and the titanium exhaust headers and connecting rods are replaced with steel versions. Less aggressive tires are also fitted. Initially we thought the idea of a cheaper R1 that ...

Honda CRF250 Rally Concept Looks Set for Production

Remember the Honda CRF250 Rally concept that was shown earlier this year at the  Osaka Motorcycle Show? Like many we were enamored with a bike that would offer a seriously lightweight enduro styled machine for the market and there's now an even stronger indication that Honda actually plans to put this concept into production. Honda has taken the step of registering the design of the CRF250 Rally concept with the ...
This the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

This the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

American magazine CycleNews has shown off the all new KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - a sport touring bike based on the brilliant 1290 Super Duke. The bike is still in prototype form as can be seen from the camouflage livery it still sports but there's nothing major to change on the bike before it goes into production. For the full story, you can access Cyclenews' online magazine here and it's full of great information, but ...
Kawasaki Moves Further Towards Electric Motorcycling with new Patent

Kawasaki Moves Further Towards Electric Motorcycling with new Patent

It's well known that Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha and even Harley-Davidson all see a future with an electric bike in their lineup. Kawasaki has probably been the busiest of the major manufacturers with their patents and they've just lodged another one - this time for a regenerative braking system specifically for motorcycles. The issue with regenerative braking on motorcycles is that bikes have much less intertia than larger ...

2015 Ducati Multistrada Review

How can it be that this year's Ducati Multistrada is described as a major overhaul when on first glance it looks relatively similar to the previous model? It's a case of looks can be very deceptive because the new 2015 Ducati Multistrada is virtually a completely new motorcycle. The frame, geometry, electronics and even the display have been completely revamped but it's the Testastretta DVT engine which steals the show and ...
Is the Honda CBR250RR Returning?

Is the Honda CBR250RR Returning?

Could the legendary Honda CBR250RR be returning to the market? The answer is yes, but not in the way perhaps we would have all hoped for. The original CBR250RR was an incredible machine that still has a place in many a rider's heart today with its inline-4 engine capable of spinning up to 19,000 rpm. The return of the CBR250RR badge will coincide with the release of a new parallel-twin entry level bike to take the fight ...