The XV950 Ultra is a Superhero Masquerading as a Motorcycle

This is a Yamaha XV950, although you'd be hard pressed to recognise it. Dubbed the XV950 Ultra, it's the first Yamaha Yard Built creation of 2016 and if this is a sign of things to come, we're in for another great year of amazing custom built bikes. Made by Swiss customer builders GS Mashin with Tom Mosimann taking the lead, the XV950 Ultra is unlike anything we've seen recently and we love it. Sure, it's not going to be ...

Final Production Pictures of 2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan Snapped

We've seen plenty of spy shots of the all new Royal Enfield Himalayan over the past 12 months and these latest ones show the final production version of the bike, luggage and all. Expected to be officially unveiled within the next few months, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is the first of many brand new markets the Indian owned manufacturer will be entering over the next few years. Previous photos showed metal frames at the ...

Yamaha PED2 and PES2 A Step Closer to Sale?

Yamaha has registered the design for their electric motorcycle concepts shown at last year's Tokyo Motor Show - the sportsbike PES2 and the off-road focused PED2 - with the European Union Trademark regulator. While no guarantee of the either bike actually coming to market, it is a sign that Yamaha is continuing to work towards an electric motorcycle in the hopefully near future. The PED2 concept carries on from the PED1 ...
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Is Honda Planning a Production Version of the CRF450 Rally?

The Honda Africa Twin is just making its way into dealerships, but does the biggest of the Japanese manufacturers have another surprise in the offering by way of a production version of the CRF450 Rally? While most were assuming the concept CRF250 Rally would make its way to sale, new patents point to the bigger, Dakar bike reaching showroom floors. [caption id="attachment_7325" align="aligncenter" width="450"] This ...
Bell and 360 FLY Join Up to Create Helmets with Integrated Cameras

Bell and 360 FLY Join Up to Create Helmets with Integrated Cameras

The action camera market just got a little bit more interesting with Bell Powersports and 360 Fly announcing that they are teaming up to produce helmets together that combine Bell's expertise in the motorcycle helmet industry with 360 FLY's next generation action camera. And this isn't an aspirational announcement either - the helmets will be on sale before the end of the year. This is exciting for two reasons. Firstly in ...

Honda Looks to Get More Retro With New CB1100 Models

Other than the new Africa Twin, last year was a very quiet one for Honda. But 2016 is already looking better with one - and possibly even two new models based on the existing Honda CB1100. The current CB1100 naked is a fine bike, but rather uninspiring to look at. But there's now a good chance we could see not only a air-cooled machine based on the 'Concept CB' from last year, but the return of a previous concept - the ...

A Supercharged Hayabusa on the Way to Take Down the Ninja H2R?

A supercharged 1,400 cc ballistic missile - that's what Suzuki is rumored to be working on for an all new Hayabusa which hasn't had a serious up date in many, many years. This rumor is from a variety of sources in Japan and SE Asia, although we're obviously fairly dubious about it. That said, like the GSX-R1000, the Hayabusa is in dire need of an overhaul. The last major update to the bike was in 2008 and since then it's ...

Baby GSX-R Spotted in the Wild, A GSX-R300?

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that Suzuki has a gaping hole in their lineup currently with no entry level sportsbike on the market. It's been rumored for a while that a small capacity GSX-R250 or GSX-R300 would be coming out and yet nothing was to be seen at the latest round of motorcycle shows. But it seems Suzuki wasn't keen on jumping on the hype train as photos of finished production models have now been ...