Benelli TRK 502 is a Value Proposition Adventure Bike

While Benelli might be coming to the USA soon, riders in Europe and Australia have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sample their products for a while now. And despite the fear many have from the now Chinese owned company, everything we've seen so far has been very positive - and the prices are hard to match, too. That's what makes the Benelli TRK 502 so interesting. From a look at the specification sheet, ...

Victory Ignition Concept Shows off New 1200cc Engine

This is the Victory Ignition - a concept bike that shows the direction the all American company is heading. But while the bike in itself is interesting, it's the brand new engine inside that's the real highlight. Housing a liquid-cooled, four valve 60 degree V-Twin, this is the engine that was used in the Victory Project 156 concept that ran at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The Ignition Concept has been ...

BMW R nineT Scrambler is 1170cc’s of Air Cooled Fun

The Scrambler onslaught continues and we've lost count of how many there are now. The latest as expected is from BMW in the form of an R nineT based motorcycle. Considering that the original R nineT was only a few modifications away from a Scrambler to begin with, BMW are probably kicking themselves they let Ducati get such a lead on them. Where the BMW has it over the Ducati is in the engine department - a 1170 cc ...

Here is the All New 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 (Concept)

Take a look at the all new Suzuki GSX-R1000. No, you can't have it yet. At this stage, it's a concept but from both the appearance of the bike and the press kit released by Suzuki, this is the finished product. This is what Suzuki will finally be releasing to update the nearly decade old current machine and we expect it to hit showrooms around the middle of next year as 2017 model. The new GSX-R1000 gets a nice styling ...

Moto Guzzi Stornello is Another Italian Beauty

Moto Guzzi has resurrected the Stornello, last seen in the 70's but it sure was worth the wait. And how times have changed - what was originally a 7 horsepower thumper when it was first released is now a V-twin producing 48 hp at 6.700 rpm, and max torque is 43.6 ft-lb. Plus, it's really pretty. Again, this is another machine which we can probably thank Ducati for due to the success of its Scrambler. The Stornello is ...

Ducati Belts up with the 2016 XDiavel

Ducati has entered the cruiser market in style with the XDiavel, a belt driven version of the Diavel but with a load more swagger. Ducati claims it's the best of both worlds - the relaxed feet forward riding position of a cruiser combined with Italian style, refinement and performance. And based on looks alone, we like wha we see. The original Ducati Diavel was a striking machine, albeit a bit awkward and every so slightly ...
2016 Yamaha XSR900

2016 Yamaha XSR900 is Modern Retro Fun

As expected, Yamaha has officially unveiled their brand new XSR900, an MT-09/FZ-09 based retro styled street bike that pays homage to the XSR650 of yesteryear. Looking very similar to the just released XSR700, it doesn't reinvent the wheel but should appeal to a lot of people out there wanting something that looks classical yet has a modern motor underneath. The XSR900 keeps plastics down to a minimum, with the 14 litre ...

New Yamaha MT-10 is our Naked Crossplane Savior

While strictly speaking the new 2016 Yamaha MT-10 isn't a replacement for the FZ1, we'll take it anyway as it's finally the R1 engine powered naked we've been waiting for. For so long, naked bike lovers have wanted a real R1 naked and this is finally it - but boy are those looks polarizing. The MT-10's engine has been taken directly from the new R1. Displacement remains the same but Yamaha have made a number of changes to ...