Honda Teases New Concepts, But Will They Actually Build Them?

There's a number of motorcycle shows happening in Japan at the moment, but the biggest is the Osaka Motorcycle Show. It's here that Honda has unveiled a number of concepts and 'prototypes' - some good, some bland and some we've seen before. The question is though, will any of these actually see the light of day as production motorcycles? The most likely bike that will see production is the CRF250 Rally, which has now ...

Samsung Unveils ‘Smart Windshield’ to Keep Riders’ Eye Ahead

Many new generation 'smart helmets' with heads up displays are in the pipeline, promising to deliver information directly in the rider's eyesight. The criticism of this though is that it could lead to distraction - and many riders flat out refuse to even consider something that will impinge on their view of the road. Samsung's new 'Smart Windshield' prototype might be a perfect compromise. The prototype device sits at the ...

Royal Enfield Himalayan Pricing Announced in India, Equivalent to US$2,230

The new Royal Enfield Himalayan looks set to be an extremely popular model in India and will no doubt fit a niche in the western world too. And if it were priced according to what it costs in India, it'd be a smash hit. Pricing has just been announced for India, with the Himalayan priced from 1,55,545 Indian Rupees which at today's exchange rates is equivalent to just over $2,230 US. If only it would make it across the ...

2016 Ducati 959 Panigale Street Review

When the Ducati 959 Panigale was announced late last year, I'll be the first to admit to a healthy dose of cynicism.  Here was Ducati's 'little' sportsbike being upgraded to now less than 50cc off the size of a litre bike. But once you put a leg over the 959 Panigale, all that skepticism gets washed away. Not only is the 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale a wonderful bike, it could well be Ducati's most practical sportsbike ...

Indian Motorcycle Announces the 2016 Indian Springfield

Indian Motorcycles has announced another bike to its burgeoning lineup, this one playing up the history of the company itself which was founded and still remains headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Indian Springfield joins the 2016 lineup of bikes on offer by Indian Motorcycles and is a classically styled tourer that has a huge range of options available to customise it. The Springfield is based off the ...

Armotia 2WD Electric Dirt Bike and Supermoto Near Release

Italian startup company Armotia is getting close to the release of their extremely exciting debut machines - the Due R dirt bike and Due X supermoto. Both are fully electric and both are two wheel drive with electronic distribution of torque front and rear. The company is slated to begin offering public test rides of the bikes next month and they've just registered both bikes with the European Trade Mark office. These ...

Suzuki Looks to a Fuel Cell Powered Motorcycle Future

Electric vehicles are all the rage at the moment and according to a new report from Bloomberg, electric cars will comprise 35% of all new vehicle sales by 2040. But around the turn of last century, the next big thing in transportation was supposed to fuel cell cars - or cars powered by simple hydrogen. Suzuki has just filed new patents showing they're still keen on the idea. In a nutshell, a fuel cell vehicle uses ...

Yamaha Yard Built Dealer Contest Returns for 2016

Yamaha's Yard Built series has shown off the talents of custom builders from all over Europe and elsewhere around the world and now after a successful competition last year, Yamaha is again opening the series up to its dealers to make the most amazing custom built bikes from its Sport Heritage Range The competition actually pits both customisers and dealers against each other.and sees builds including the VMAX, XV950, ...