Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro to be Released Simultaneously

We've received confirmation that both the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and its knobby tired brother, the 701 Enduro will both be released at the same time. That means in November across Europe and Australia and in February in North America. And yes, both bikes will find their way to the US and Canada. This has been confirmed to us by a number of dealerships around the world where Husqvarna has been doing product previews and ...
The Suter MMX 500 is an all new 576cc V4 2-Stroke

The Suter MMX 500 is an all new 576cc V4 2-Stroke

It may be the year 2015 but that hasn't stopped Swiss company Suter Racing Technology from producing a machine that harks back to the glory days of 500cc GP racing.  Called the Suter MMX 500, the 576cc V4 engine produces 195 horsepower yet weighs only 127 kg. Yes, that's a power to weight ratio of 1.53 bhp per kilogram. Suter Racing claims that the MMX 500 is the first ever V4 500cc two-stroke factory bike for the public. ...
2016 959 Panigale and 2016 937 Hypermotard Discovered

2016 959 Panigale and 2016 937 Hypermotard Discovered

New filings made with the California Air Resources Board indicates that two of the new motorcycles to be unveiled by Ducati later this year will consist of displacement bumps for the 899 Panigale (increasing to 959cc), while the Hypermotard gets a fairly large increase in capacity from 821cc to 937cc. No other information other than the fact that these two bikes will increase their displacement is known, but we'd sure hope ...
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II Tire Review

Pirelli Scorpion Trail II Tire Review

The holy grail for adventure riders is a tire that offers long lasting wear, as well as great grip on and off the road.  And while there's no such tire that truly meets all three criteria and probably never will be (that is until someone develops a tire that can morph from road tire into a knobby on the run) the new Pirelli Scorpion Trail II provides brilliant road grip, long lasting wear and does a pretty decent job on ...

2016 Ducati Diavel Carbon – Images and Details

In a probable last hurrah, Ducati has shown off the 2016 version of the Ducati Diavel Carbon. The 2016 model gets a range of minor aesthetic changes including the new 'asphalt grey' colour scheme, brushed-effect stainless steel silencer covers, pin striping on the frame and a completely redesigned seat. We're expecting an all new Diavel to be shown off at the EICMA show in Milan in a few months which from photos seen so ...
More Pictures of KTM 1290 SM-T Surface

MV Agusta F3 RC but not as we Hoped

As was reported just a few weeks ago, rumors were circulating that MV Agusta was preparing to release an RC version of their F3 in both 675cc and 800cc guise. Sitting under the Reparto Corse name, we were hoping to see high end and lightweight supersport machines for a category that has been neglected by manufacturers for the last few years while they refocus again on liter bikes. Today, MV Agusta has announced a limited ...
More Pictures of KTM 1290 SM-T Surface

More Pictures of KTM 1290 SM-T Surface

KTM's new model onslaught is set to continue later this year with further images of a 1290 Super Duke R derived model caught in Italy. Currently known as the SM-T, this new model provides the power of the naked Super Duke with a more comfortable an upright riding position and has no off road aspirations like the 1290 Super Adventure. The 1290 Super Duke R was probably the model that really showed the world how serious the ...
Ducati to Unveil Nine New Bikes at EICMA. Let the Speculation Begin!

Ducati to Unveil Nine New Bikes at EICMA. Let the Speculation Begin!

A press release from Ducati today states that the Italian manufacturer will release nine new models at this years EICMA show in Milan in November. One of those will be the just announced Monster 1200 R, but the other eight are unknown at this point. But the most interesting thing about the announcement is that two of the bikes to be unveiled will be in segments Ducati currently does not have a presence in. That means two ...