2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner

2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner Announced

The Honda VFR800X is receiving a fairly decent update for the 2015 model cycle. The VFR800X is a derivative of the venerable VFR800 sports tourer which received a major upgrade this year, but unfortunately Honda has seen fit to not change things up too much for the 'Adventure Bike'.  Maybe next year. Thankfully the 2015 model update isn't just a choice of some new colors but includes an increase in peak power from 101 ...
Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS Review

Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS Review

The 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS is a great bike – fantastic even. And I say that because after riding it, the Tuono has gone from a bike that was close to the bottom of my ‘want to own list’ to instead become a bike I would love to have as my everyday ride. Yes, it’s extremely fast and yes, it’s got more technology than an average car. But it’s also more than capable and comfortable enough to use a commuter. ...
Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Honda CBR300R Beginner Bike Comparison

Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Honda CBR300R – Beginner Sportsbike Comparison

So you’re looking to start riding and want an entry level sports bike.  Well then the Ninja 300 or the CBR300R are pretty much the choices available to you at the moment (at least until the Yamaha R3 and KTM RC390 hit the showrooms). But which one is better? Are both the Ninja 300 and CBR300R pretty much the same thing except for the badges? Is one more suitable than the other depending on what your expectations are? Are ...
Honda CB300X

Honda CB300X – Adventure Version of CBR300R On The Way

New patent images obtained by AMCN seem to indicate that a 'soft' adventure version of the entry level Honda CBR300R is expected to be manufactured in the near future. Likely to be titled the Honda CB300X, the bike appears to share all the components with both the CBR300R and CB300F, save for longer forks and a higher seat. It also features indicators integrated into the barkbusters. Like the CB500X, this will be an ...
Husqvarna FS 450

Husqvarna FS 450 Supermotard

Husqvarna, a company better known to many as producer of outdoor power equipment (mowers, chainsaws, etc) are making a return to the supermoto market with the announcement of the Husqvarna FS 450 Supermotard. Their last real bike in the supermoto area was the championship winning SM530RR and since then, the company hasn't had a supermotard available since around 2010. The Husqvarna FS 450 changes that and for the ...
Kawasaki Ninja H2

Kawasaki Ninja H2 – A Supercharged Ninja

Yesterday, Kawasaki teased everyone with a cryptic new website which showed very little of a new Kawasaki Ninja H2 motorcycle. Some became giddy with excitement as the H2 moniker harks back to the 750 Mach IV H2, a two-stroke triple which earned the nickname "widowmaker" by enthusiasts in the 1970's. So is this teased a Kawasaki Ninja H2 a modern two-stroke? No, it's not. But what it actually is may be just as ...
Yamaha FJ-09 - Sports Tourer Version of Yamaha FZ-09

Sports-Tourer Version of the FZ-09, the Yamaha FJ-09

It has now all but confirmed that Yamaha will announce a sports-tourer version of it's highly acclaimed Yamaha FZ-09 (known as the MT-09 in some parts of the world) later in the year, to be called the Yamaha FJ-09. While it has its flaws (most notably a poorly sorted front end), the FZ-09 has been very successful due to it's cracker of an engine and extremely keen pricing. It makes perfect sense therefore to put a new set of ...
KTM 1290 Adventure Dual Sport

KTM 1290 Adventure Dual Sport Confirmed

It's been known for a while know that KTM was going to bring out a dual sport based on the insane 1290 Super Duke. For those of you unfamiliar with said bike, it sports 180 hp and yet weighs only 416 lb.  It can hit the double metric ton of 200 kph (124 mph) in just 7.2 seconds. It's also boasts the most electronic gadgets you can probably find in a bike today, including the most advanced ABS system available. How's that ...