2015 Yamaha WR450F Rally Racer Revealed

Yamaha revealed its WR450F Rally, the off-road race machine designed for competitions such as the famed Dakar Rally. Developed by Yamaha Italy and Rebel X Sports, the WR450F Rally will be ridden by racer Manuel Lucchese but will also be available for sale to prospective racers for €13,490 (US$17,080). A conversion kit will also be […]

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Husqvarna to Present Three Street Bikes at EICMA

Husqvarna annonced it will present a three new street-legal motorcycles at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan. One will be ready for production while the other two are concept prototypes offering a look at the brand’s direction. The new production model will use a large  displacement single-cylinder engine, likely based on the 690 Duke from […]

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2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Announced

Alongside the newly-revealed Dragster 800 RR comes a similar RR version of the MV Agusta Brutale 800. Like its Dragster cousin, the 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR receives an updated engine with its maximum horsepower increased to 138 hp at 13,100 rpm and torque bumped up to 63.4 ft-lb. at 10,100 rpm. The performance […]

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2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR Officially Revealed + Video

Yesterday we brought you official images of the new 2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR that were leaked online. The Italian manufacturer has now provided official information about the new model including an additional 14.8 hp and 3.7 ft-lb. over the original Dragster 800. Other noticeable upgrades over the base model include an adjustable CRC […]

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2015 MV Agusta Dragster RR Leaked

Well so much for a prolonged teaser campaign. After releasing an initial image of a Kineo wire-spoke tubeless tire wheel and an American drag racing-themed video earlier this month, MV Agusta appears to have sped up its timetable as official-looking photos of the new 2015 Dragster RR have leaked online. Unfortunately, no official specs were […]

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Suzuki Recalls 23,073 GSX-R1000 and GSX-R750 Sportbikes

Suzuki is recalling 23,073 GSX-R models in the U.S. because of a problem with the drive chain adjuster. The recall affects GSX-R750 models from 2011-2014 and GSX-R1000 models from 2009-2014. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the drive chain adjuster on affected models may become damaged if the rider misses […]

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2015 Yamaha FJ-09 Leaked

It’s been a busy day for Yamaha, revealing a new YZF-R3 entry-level sportbike, the YZ250FX and WR250R off-road bikes and the SMax scooter on top of some 2015 Star models. And let’s not forget the new teaser for the 2015 R1. We’ve certainly been busy keeping up with the new model announcements, and we expect […]

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New Yamaha Teaser Confirms Updated YZF-R1 for EICMA

Earlier this month, Yamaha released a video teasing a superport model announcement for EICMA that we expected to be an updated 2015 YZF-R1. At AIMExpo, Yamaha confirmed our suspicions with a new video starring Valentino Rossi and Josh Hayes and the tagline “We R1“. The video reveals a few brief glimpses of the R1, mostly […]

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Ducati Reveals Testastretta DVT Engine + Video

Ducati has introduced a new version of its 1198cc engine featuring a variable timing system. As the name implies, the Testastretta Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) engine combines the company’s signature desmo valves with a variable timing system that adjusts both intake and exhaust camshafts. According to Ducati, this represents the first ever application of both […]

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