Continental Optimized Curve Braking

BMW S 1000 XR First to Feature Continental Automotive’s Cornering ABS

Cornering ABS is fast becoming the next step in ABS systems for motorcycles. Bosch's system first debuted on the KTM 1290 Super Duke and has since found it's way onto a number of BMW's and Ducati's. Continental has now joined the party and their similarly titled Optimized Curve Braking system will first feature on a BMW as well, being the yet to be released S 1000 XR, an 'adventure sport tourer' which will hit showrooms early ...
Husqvarna 401 VitPilen and SvartPilen Concepts

Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen And Vitpilen – Two Concepts That Must Be Built

EICMA 2014 has been finished for a few weeks now and despite all the hype behind the Yamaha R1, Ninja H2 and Honda RC213V-S, perhaps the most important bikes shown were the Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen and Vitpilen concepts. But why would two bikes that only have a 373 cc thumper and pump out a pedestrian 43 hp nearly become the talk of EICMA? Because non-motorcyclists fell in love with it. The story on the Husqvarna ...
Zero S Electric Motorcycle Review

2014 Zero S Motorcycle Ride Review

As much as you might have been told before setting off for the first time on an electric motorcycle, nothing can prepare you for the strange sensation of near silence as you open the throttle on the Zero S and accelerate away. Zero Motorcycles are one of the more successful mainstream electric motorcycle manufacturers and their Zero S attempts to strike a happy medium between performance, price and range. But does it tick off ...
2015 Ducati Panigale 1299 Price and Specifications

The Amazing Numbers Behind the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale – Full Specifications and Price

It's been a few days since Ducati has unveiled their new flagship model, the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale. That's because we really wanted to delve into the figures and technology behind this bike and from what we can see it's one of, if not the most sophisticated motorcycle ever made. It's been overshadowed somewhat by the hype surrounding both the 2015 Yamaha YZF R1 and the Kawasaki Ninja H2/H2R but this bike is something ...
2015 Chak Motors Molot

Chak Motors Molot – A Russian Superbike

And now for something completely different - the Chak Motors Molot, a heavily modified 2013 Honda CBR 1000RR built in St Petersburg with a wild appearance and supposedly, some pretty incredible safety features. In fact, Chak Motors describes it as the safest motorcycle in the world. But who are Chak Motors? Well, according to their website, Chak Motors is a Russian motorcycle company based in St. Petersburg, specializing ...
2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso 800

2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 and Turismo Veloce Lusso 800 Price and Specifications

In what has been a prolific few weeks for the Italian marque, today they've released another brand new model - the 2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800.  It rounds up what is now a five pronged push of 800cc triples from MV Agusta, joining the Brutale, Rivale, Dragster and the Straddle - also officially unveiled today. If anything, it does give us a few new Italian words to learn. As you can probably guess by the images ...
2015 Kawasaki Z300

Kawasaki Z300 – A Baby Naked Ninja

Kawasaki has today unveiled the Kawasaki Z300 - a naked version of the venerable Kawasaki Ninja 300 sportsbike which will go head to head with the Honda CB300F. Specification wise, there's absolutely nothing different between the Ninja 300 and the Z300 save for standard handlebars rather than the clip-ons of the fully faired bike. The looks of the Kawasaki Z300 are based on it's bigger brothers - the Z800 and Z1000. It was ...
2015 BMW S 1000 XR

2015 BMW S 1000 XR Specifications and Price

Today the much rumored new "adventure sport" motorcycle from BMW Motorrad has been released - the brand 2015 BMW S 1000 XR. It shares the same DNA as the S 1000 RR superbike and S 1000 R naked. That means it features the same brilliant straight-four-cylinder engine, great handling and some of the best technology available today. And all that with what will be the most comfortable ergonomics of the three bikes. The engine ...