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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Ducati DVT – Desmodromic Valves Meet Variable Valve Timing?

Ducati sent out invitations to motorcycle media about an unveiling on Oct. 15 for something cryptically called “DVT“. No other details were provided, though the likely assumption is Ducati’s version of a variable valve timing system. VVT isn’t a new technology for motorcycles. Perhaps the most well known example is the VFR800 which used Honda‘s […]

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Polaris Slingshot Production Begins

Polaris has begun full production of its new Slingshot three-wheeler at the company’s manufacturing facility in Spirit Lake, Iowa. 2015 Polaris Slingshot Review – First Ride/Drive + Video “We continue to introduce new, innovative products and technologies that create opportunities for growth here and around the world. Today, we are excited to celebrate the revolutionary […]

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Kawasaki Teases Street-Legal Ninja H2 for EICMA + Video

Kawasaki has released a new teaser video offering the first glimpse of the Ninja H2, the street-legal version of the supercharged Ninja H2R track bike recently revealed at Intermot in Cologne, Germany. The video shows the two machines side by side while posing the question: “track or street?” Discuss this at our Kawasaki Ninja H2 […]

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Hero MotoCorp Trademarks 8 Models with USPTO

Hero MotoCorp is getting closer to launching its small-displacement motorcycles and scooters in America, recently filing trademarks for eight models with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. On Aug. 19, Hero filed trademarks for the Splendor, Pleasure, Karizma, Hunk and Eco Deluxe, and on Aug. 29, the company filed additional trademarks for the Xtreme Sports, […]

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MotoAmerica Announces New AMA Racing Classes for 2015

MotoAmerica announced its new racing class structure for the newly-christened 2015 AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship. MotoAmerica’s inaugural season will feature four classes headlined by the Superbike class, with discussions for an additional two classes. Joining the Superbike category will be the 600cc-class Supersport (formerly known as Daytona Sportbike), Superstock 600 (formerly known […]

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