Yamaha 04GEN Concept an Exercise in Semi-Transparent Materials

Yamaha announced the latest concept model representing its “Refined Dynamism” design philosophy, revealing the 04GEN scooter concept that features semi-transparent body panels. The 04GEN will make its public debut this weekend at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show in Ho Chi Minh City. The 04GEN is actually the first of these concepts with just two wheels, following […]

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Honda Headlight Patent Hints at Upcoming CBR250RR

Honda has filed a patent for an aggressively-scowling headlight design that looks remarkably similar to the unit on Light Weight Super Sport concept presented at last October’s Tokyo Motor Show. The concept was supposed to represent the “design direction of Honda’s next generation lightweight super sports models,” with most observers speculating will lead to a […]

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Christini Developing All-Wheel Drive Snow Bike

All-wheel drive motorcycle maker Christini announced it is adapting its technology to produce a snow bike kit. The Christini AWD II-Track system will be used for both recreational and military applications, and will be compatible with Christini’s AWD 450 four-stroke or AWD 300 two-stroke dirtbikes. The Christini AWD II-Track will use a drive track at […]

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BMW GS Survival Tool

Every now and then, we come across an item on April 1 that leaves us questioning whether it’s an April Fools prank. I blame Honda, which announced on April 1, 2014, that the NM4 was entering production – and meant it. If the Akira-inspired “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-a-concept” NM4 could be real, then anything can, right? And then […]

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Honda Patents Blind Spot Monitors for Motorcycles

Honda has filed a patent for a warning system that will notify a rider of approaching vehicles such as a car in a blind spot. The system would use a combination of cameras and millimeter wave radar to detect objects such as other vehicles and provide visual and tactile warnings if a rider attempts a […]

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KTM Delisting From Vienna Stock Exchange

Cross  Industries announced plans to delist KTM and WP Suspension from the Vienna Stock Exchange. Cross Industries, which owns a controlling share of KTM AG, will propose to withdraw all public shares at the motorcycle manufacturer’s annual shareholders meeting April 21. KTM AG was first publicly traded on Aug. 6, 2012 while shares of WP […]

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Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra Recalled for Stalling Issues

Remember the Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra, the two street-legal Huskys released in 2013 and 2014 but discontinued when BMW sold the brand? KTM hasn’t forgotten, but only because the company got stuck with the task of recalling a motorcycle it never produced. The TR650 models were among the last new Husqvarnas released under BMW […]

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Honda 300 TT Racer Concept

Honda Thailand presented a café racer concept based on its 300-series platform called the 300 TT Racer. Produced by the Thai subsidiary for the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show, the concept is described as an example of the “Neo-Retro Racer” style that seems to be in fashion at the moment (one needs only look at […]

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One-Off Harley-Davidson Street 750 ADV Concept

A dealership in Thailand has produced what many have been clamoring for but what we are not likely to ever see: a Harley-Davidson adventure bike. The Stealth 750 ADV bike was designed by Richy Wilson, co-owner of Richco Harley-Davidson in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as part of a Harley-Davidson Street 750 build-off challenge. The Kansas-raised Wilson […]

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