The History and Future of Forced Induction Motorcycles

The History and Future of Forced Induction Motorcycles

In just a few weeks, the first forced induction motorcycle to be produced since 1985, the Kawasaki Ninja H2, will hit showrooms – a hiatus of 30 years for a technology used in not only performance cars but increasingly in family sedans and hatchbacks. So why have there been so few forced induction motorcycles and is the Ninja H2R just a gimmick or a sign of things to come? Let’s take a look at the past and possible future ...
2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spotted

2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer Spotted

Things don't stay still for very long in the motorcycle world, especially in the booming adventure segment which seems to be as hotly contested as sportsbikes were before the economic downturn due to the GFC. These spy shots courtesy of Oliepeil, show that while the updated Triumph Tiger Explorer isn't receiving a radical visual makeover, there's still a fair bit going on. The biggest change we can see from the photos is ...
MotoAmerica KTM RC390 Cup

Final Details of MotoAmerica KTM RC390 Cup Released

AMA and MotoAmerica, in conjunction with KTM Motosports have finally released the details for the brand new national junior competition that will run alongside many of the MotoAmerica races for 2015. There aren't too many surprises in the details as it appears that the MotoAmerica KTM RC390 Cup will closely mimic the series that's starting in the UK this year as well. A couple of major points to look note are that the ...
BMW Motorrad Working on Electric Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad Working on Electric Motorcycle

A new patent reveals that BMW Motorrad is beginning to look at the idea of an electric motorcycle but with a bit of a twist. The news follows hot on the heals of Polaris purchasing Brammo's electric motorcycle business. This is by no mean's BMW's first foray into battery powered two wheelers. In fact, the BMW C Evolution was the first electric scooter from any of the major motorcycle manufacturers. The trouble for a company ...
Honda RC213V-S

Honda RC213-VS Hyperbike to go into Production

We hate to say we told you so but, we told you so. A report from Japanese newspaper, The Asashi Shimbun states that Honda has given the go ahead for the MotoGP 'replica' to be built at a price tag of ¥20 million, or about $170,000 at today's exchange rate. In our article 'Will Honda Build The Honda RC213V-S And Does Anyone Actually Care?' we predicted the price would be about $250,000 (and it still might be once it ...

Motus MST Nearing Release

The Motus MST, a completely American made touring motorcycle is nearing release after years of development. If you haven't heard of the Motus MST, it's been in the works for many years to become the Duke Nukem Forever of the motorcycle world. After the initial concepts and ideas were formed when the founders got together in 2008, a prototype was built in 2011 and toured around America to show prospective buyers. Fast ...
Polaris Acquires Electric Motorcycle Business From Brammo

Polaris Acquires Electric Motorcycle Business From Brammo

Polaris, the owner of Victory and Indian Motorcycles as well as the manufacturer of a wide range of recreational vehicles including ATV's and the three wheeled Slingshot has announced that is has purchased the electric motorcycle division of Brammo, makers of the Empulse and Enertia electric bikes. The relationship between Polaris and Brammo stretches back to 2011 when Polaris first invested into the company. The Brammo ...
Honda GoldWing Turns 40

Honda GoldWing Turns 40

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Honda GoldWing, one of the most legendary and long running models in the history of two wheeled machines. Officially, the GoldWing doesn't reach its ruby anniversary until October, but already on sale in the United States (and elsewhere soon) is a special anniversary edition of the motorcycle by Honda. The first Honda GoldWing was targeted at the long range rider and Honda had a ...