Kawasaki is reportedly set to unveil an updated Ninja ZX-6R for he 2013 model year with a return to a 636cc engine displacement. According to Motorcycle News, the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R will receive a styling refresh to resemble the ZX-10R while bringing back the larger 636cc engine displacement used from 2002 to 2006 (the 2003 […]
2013 Long Beach International Motorcycle Show Report
Today the motorcycle press descended upon the Long Beach Convention Center to attend media day at the annual International Motorcycle Show. After feasting from a continental breakfast buffet the discerning journalists set to the task of reporting on the bounty of new model motorcycles – most of which has been previously showcased in our November EICMA reporting. If you missed anything from that show here’s a run down of what to look forward to:
Triumph Thunderbird LT
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Royal Enfield Continental GT
KTM Super Duke R – KTM confirmed the retail price to be $16,999
BMW R NineT
Ducati Monster S 1200
A cool item of interest included a reproduction TZ750-powered flat tracker King Kenny Roberts made famous. Using an authentic, period TZ750 inline-Four, two-stroke motor Jeff Palhegyi constructed the most notorious flat tracker in history to the same specifications as the original model on display at the AMA Motorcycle Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.
Joker Machine had some very nice customs on display as did BatBuilder and its Bat Man movie inspired concept machines.
If you’ve already read the reports and are tired of looking at internet photos of the new models for 2014, get yourself down to the show and throw a leg over the bike you’re dreaming to purchase. Dates for the show in your area are at motorcycleshows.com.