Yamaha FJR1300 Gets Technology Updates for 2016

With Yamaha releasing new bikes at a rapid rate, it's sometimes easy to overlook their existing range which includes some real stalwarts. One such bike is the Yamaha FJR1300, a great touring machine that has been available for 15 years now. And for 2016, the bike has gotten a whole lot of new gadgets and gizmos to help it stay relevant. Mechanically the biggest change is the inclusion of a brand new gearbox - and it's the ...

Is the Benelli Leoncino the Suprise of the Year?

There may now be an overabundance of scrambler and retro styled motorcycles coming out from various companies at the moment, yet somehow the Benelli Leoncino has managed to stand out from the crowd. Sporting a 500cc inline twin and gorgeous looks, it could well mean that a resurgent Benelli has a major hit on its hands. While it's not a powerhouse, it should still prove to be a lot of fun. The all new engine produces 35 ...

All New Suzuki SV650 Returns after Hiatus

It's been about six years since Suzuki last sold the SV650 (it was replaced by the Gladius in 2009) but now it's back. This isn't merely a rebadge of the Gladius however - the 2016 Suzuki SV650 is all new and in our eyes is one of the nicest looking motorcycles to come from Suzuki in a long time. The SV650 features the only 90 degree V-twin engine in its class, providing strong low and mid-range torque that continues up ...

Yamaha MT-03 Embraces the Learner Market

Joining what is now a smorgasbord of low capacity motorcycles, the Yamaha MT-03 will join the fight and sit alongside the impressive Yamaha R3 as the company's entry level offerings in western markets. Bearing much of the styling cues of the bigger MT-09 and MT-07, the 'baby' MT will no doubt steal plenty of sales away from other rivals - and go head to head with BMW's new offering as well. As you'd expect, there's not a ...

Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is Smallest Ducati in Decades

We heard on good authority that Ducati was going to make a learner friendly version of the Ducati Scrambler a long time ago and that rumor has come true in the form of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2. Effectively, the Sixty2 (named after the year in which Ducati premiered the original bike) is just a standard Scrambler, but the 803cc engine has its displacement effectively halved to 399cc via 72mm x 49mm bore and ...

Indian Scout Sixty Tempts With Value

Indian Motorcycles has a new bike for its Scout range - the Scout Sixty. Named after the cubic inch capacity of its motor, the 999cc machine is seemingly designed to appeal to newer riders or riders who don't feel the need for the full 1,130 cc. The real reasoning behind the motorcycle however is to provide a lower entry point to the Scout family thanks to a reduced price tag. That cost of the Indian Scout Sixty is ...

2016 KTM Super Duke GT is a Tourer for the Extroverted

Seen before in camouflage, the brand new 2016 KTM Super Duke GT is not for those don't like to draw attention to themselves. If you thought the 1290 Super Adventure looked big, the Super Duke GT seems larger again. But don't let those looks deceive you - as far as touring motorcycles go this is actually one of the lightest around - and it has a hell of an engine to boot. Using the same engine as the fire breathing naked ...

Bimota Tesi 3D RC is a Cafe Racer from an Alternate Reality

And now for something completely different - a cafe racer with centre hub-steering. That's what the Bimota Tesi 3D RC is, although the term cafe racer has to be used rather loosely when using technology such as this. The unique chassis that Bimota has used in previous (and rather exclusive) machines uses two swingarms, one in the front and one in the rear, in composite structure. It might look unusual but it provides many ...