ShiftFX Electronic Shift Transmission Turns Your Manual Bike into a Semi-Auto

Tired of having to use your clutch like a poor person but don't want to buy a Honda VFR or Africa Twin? A company called Biperformance Development Corporation (BDC) has just unveiled an aftermarket kit called the ShiftFX Electronic Shift Transmission (EST) that allows you to convert just about any motorcycle to a semi-auto and the ability to ride clutch free. Correction. We were a little bit off on this article. The idea ...

Yamaha Releases 2016 MT-10 Specifications

Late last year, Yamaha finally announced they were giving us the supernaked we've been wanting so long for - one based on the Yamaha R1's latest crossplane engine. The MT-10 was unveiled at EICMA last year but no specifications or pricing was released. We now have the former and if you're living in the UK the latter as well. The MT-10 supernaked is based off Yamaha's budget version of the new R1, the R1S. That means it ...

SWM RS 650 R Review

The RS 650 R is the first bike under the Speedy Working Motors (SWM) name to come out in over 30 years. It enters an incredibly competitive off-road market and while the 600 cc dualsport isn’t going to break any records or transform the category as we know it, it’s an extremely solid and competent motorcycle that offers incredible value for money. SWM was founded back in 1971 and had a great reputation among trials and ...

This is the 2017 Victory Octane

After months of build-up which first began when Victory took on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, we now have a brand new cruiser from the American company and it's called the Victory Octane. Despite the hype, what we have here is essentially Victory's version of the Indian Scout - but that's not necessarily a bad thing - and it's priced very competitively. Despite the obvious styling cues from the Indian Scout, as well as the ...

Honda Announces New Grom and Australian Release

The little bike that could which has received somewhat of a cult following is finally making its way to Australia. It's been a number of years since the bike first debuted in Thailand (where it's known as the MSX125) and riders in the USA have also been enjoying it for a while now but Aussies will get to buy the bike through official Honda dealerships by mid-2016. But also of interest is that Honda in Thailand ...

The 2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition is for Those who Like Being Noticed

Watch out GoldWing riders, because the Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition must just blow your toupee of as it goes by. After the 2015 model quickly sold out upon its introduction last year, the new 2016 Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition hits the scene powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound audio system. Loaded with custom features such as billet wheels, monochrome paint scheme featuring color-matched components and LED ...

Large Capacity Ducati Scrambler Comes Closer to Reality

Last February we reported on information from our sources both in European dealers and the factory floor in Thailand that Ducati was planning on expanding its Scrambler range to include a sub-500cc version as well as a circa 1,200cc model. The former rumour proved true with the announcement of the Scrambler Sixty2, and now there's evidence of a big sized bike to join Ducati's Scrambler lineup. At the launch of the new ...

“The Brooklyn Project” S1000R is for Those That Think Their S1000 too Underpowered

Calling BMW's brilliant S1000R sluggish isn't the way many people would describe it. Nevertheless for some, you can never have enough horsepower. The guys at Purebreed Cycles have given the BMW S1000R a bit of a makeover and will be producing 40 of these bespoke machines for a cool $US 39,500 each and they'll be known by the rather awkward name of  “The Brooklyn Project” Owner of Purebreed Cycles, Guillaume Brochu ...