Suzuki GSX-S1000

Super Naked Onslaught Continues – Suzuki GSX-S1000

A naked version of Suzuki's GSX-R1000 superbike has been strongly rumored for months and now spy photos have captured the bike in full detail while undergoing promotional shooting in the United States.  Named the GSX-S1000 (imaginative) it will join the battle with the other recently released super naked's such as the KTM 1290 Superduke, Ducati Monster 1200 and fellow Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki's bug-eyed ...

Yamaha R3 – A 320cc Entry Level Sportsbike?

Rumor has been circulating now for a few days that Yamaha's soon to be unveiled R3 entry level sports bike will trump Kawasaki's Ninja 300, by displacing 320cc from it's parallel twin engine. Earlier this year, Yamaha officially unveiled the R25, another entry level sports bike that's specifically for markets that have a 250cc limit for learner and beginner motorcyclists.  That leaves the majority of the world waiting on ...
Arial Ace

Ariel Reveals its Ace

The Ariel Atom is about the closest thing on four wheels you can get to a motorcycle.  It’s virtually a road legal go-kart.  And now that same company has unveiled the Ariel Ace – it’s first motorcycle in more than 50 years.  And it looks gorgeous. It’s been known for a while that Ariel was working on a motorcycle utilising an engine provided by Honda.  Those specifications are now confirmed.  It’s the same ...
Ronax 500

The Ronax 500 is a Street Legal Bike That Costs More Than a Porsche

Teased earlier this year, German company Ronax GmbH has officially unveiled its street legal weapon of mass destruction, the Ronax 500.  It harks back to the pre-2002 days of Motorcycle Grand Prix racing, and as such is powered by a 160bph, V4 two-stroke.  Yes, two-stroke.  That alone will get some excited (or terrified).  In addition to the engine, there’s a bit of hero worship going on here to a Mr Valentino Rossi, as ...

Yamaha Announce MT-09 Street Tracker

In a bit of a surprise, and no doubt capitalising on the just released MT-125 and success of the MT-07, Yamaha have announced the scrambler inspired (where have I heard that term used recently?) MT-09 Street Tracker.  This coincides with the 1 year anniversary of the MT-09, which was the first in Yamaha's  MT family and has enjoyed great success due to its fantastic triple engine and great price (though not so great ...

Honda Updates 2015 Lineup, Including CBR300R Release Date

Honda has just announced its 2015 new bike line up.  There's nothing too new in the announcement and the only truly new model is the Honda CBR300r - the upgrade to the popular CBR250R 'learner bike' that was met with overwhelming praise.  That bike was announced back in October 2013 and was expected to be released early this year.  However, the bike won't be available until August in the United States, although it may hit ...

Ducati Monster 821 Unveiled

Ducati has taken the wraps of their latest motorcycle, the Ducati Monster 821, which slots into the range between the 'introductory' 696 and the 1200. And like almost all things Ducati, it's gorgeous. It's powerplant is derived from the Hypermotard and despite being a 'middleweight' provides a potent 112 hp and 65.9 ft-lb of torque in a package that weighs 395 pounds (dry), which is just a shade lighter than the the ...

Say Hello to the Lightning LS-218

Going green might be good for the environment and potentially better for your wallet, but it's rarely exciting. See the Toyota Prius.  But what about an electric motorcycle?  What about an electric motorcycle with 200hp and 168 ft/lbs of torque?  No, those numbers are not typos. The Lightning LS-218 as its known comes out of Lightning Motors Corp. in California.  While you probably haven't heard of them before, ...