Honda’s dream V4 ’speed-monster’ has been revealed
Honda made everyone sweat when they launched the CBR900RR in 1992 having huge power numbers and weighing lesser than the closest competitor. For the Fireblade’s 25th anniversary, Honda has gone big with the updated CBR portfolio and launching the Honda CBR1000RR SP & SP2.
Now, as revealed on MoreBikes, we can see new plans of Honda that might basically rejuvenate the mighty V4s’ that made debut with the VFR750 in 1995, a bike still termed as the ‘best road bike ever built’.
In future, you will be riding a supercharged Honda
One of the largest motorcycle manufacturer, Honda, is in full gear and firing on all pistons and doing tremendously well in pioneering many great technology and features onto the world streets.
Now, they are getting busy in a run to stay as the world leaders by developing a supercharged motorcycle. As seen on a MoreBikes post, “Honda is planning a new, supercharged motorcycle that will have the power-boosting unit mounted on the left-hand side of the engine. And the new kit will power a host of new motorcycles over the next few years.”
KTM RC16 production racer with 240 bhp is coming in 2018
KTM is the brand new entry to the MotoGP championships and are touted to participate from the 2017-18 season. The Austrian company started developing their MotoGP spec motorcycle, the RC16, more than a year back and the company successfully conducted the tests by participating at this year’s Valencia GP in Spain.
From the very first day, KTM never made it a secret that the literal "Ready to Race" motto machine KTM RC16 will also be offered to the ’admiring the sport’ customers too.
BMW HP4 RACE
You know that it is a big deal when BMW themselves call it ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’.
At this year’s EICMA, BMW Motorrad revealed to the world an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the sinister looking BMW HP4 RACE. It is an advanced prototype of the power star, the S 1000RR-HP4 with full carbon fibre twin-spar main frame and rims that are made in the same factory that makes carbon fibre components for BMW’s iconic ‘i-series’ and 7 series of cars. It will be a purposeful hand built motorcycle by the blokes at BMW and should begin with supplying this limited edition of limited editions in the second half of 2017.
List of motorcycles launched by Ducati at EICMA 2016
Ducati has always managed to surprise and amuse us every time it takes the center stage at any major motorcycle exhibition or any such kind of major platform. This brings us to the EICMA, which is termed to be the biggest platform for any motorcycle major to showcase its latest tech-packed modern and up-to-date motorcycles. Like every year, Ducati once again created some very eye-catching headlines at the 2016 edition of the EICMA, with the ‘Ducati Premiere 2016’ having an array of new-age, cutting-edge motorcycles from Ducati for the new oncoming year of 2017.
In this particular write-up, we are going to discuss on each and every motorcycle/variant which Ducati has introduced for its new 2017 lineup, which starts from the comeback of an air-cooled range starting Monster to an unimaginable and extremely desirable range topping Panigale-based supersport. Following is that list of new motorcycles from Ducati, here you go:-
It’s always an emotional moment to buy your first set of wheels, and if you love motorcycles for their amazing sense of freedom and flick-ability, then the emotions dwell to a larger span. Although, not every person on earth wishes to spend his hard-earned money on an all-new machine, limited to his monthly run-in or his financial limits.
And then comes the question of owning a second-hand/used motorcycle or scooter. Though it sounds like a tarnished deal for most, but practically, it makes sense in many key areas and sometimes may even score above a brand new two-wheeler, depending upon the priorities and needs. There are a lot of second-hand bikes out there. But don’t be fooled by someone telling you that the market is down and nobody is selling a particular make/model anymore and that the piece in front of you is going to slip out of your hands if you don’t decide really fast. And sometimes, these kinds of “eagerness” may give you an emotional wound as a buyer, which may not get a quick heal and may give you ownership nightmares.
So, to prevent from negative consequences while buying a used two-wheeler, here are some comprehensive tips which may help you to carry on the goodwill experience which your ride’s previous owner has experienced.
Are you from Bengaluru?
Do you own a Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson, Ducati or Trumph made premium bike?
Do you like to go out on road trips on your loved two wheeler often?
Well, if your answer is “Yes.” for all the above questions, then stay prepared to face a fine or even you bike may get seized, as authorities has marked these bikes for noise pollution.
According to Bengaluru city traffic regulations permissible decibel limit for bikes are 80, whereas almost every super bike produces nearly 200 decibels. If these bikes are modified to reduce the noise, then it directly affects the performance, and chances of broken silencers get high, which takes a few more bucks to repair.
Every other Bengaluru bikers are annoyed with these incidents happening on regular basis. Authorities are throwing fines on the first instance, and seizing the bike second time, while they themselves allowed the companies to sell these bikes in the city, and this is what miffing the young bikers most. Although the transport authority does not care at all about this fact, as the Joint Commissioner of Transport (Enforcement) Narendra Holkar has said, "We will intensify the drives after the civic polls. Issuing notices to bike manufacturers is not on our agenda, because we do not have time for legal battles. We have a strong weapon called enforcement (and) that is enough." Clearly the authority has only one intention, which forcibly implementing the fine and seizing bikes instead of barring the companies sell those particular bikes in the city. That is some kind is cheap duplicity as the bikers are claiming.
For those who were disappointed by the very silent re-arrival of Ducati in the Indian market, here’s a good piece of news. Ducati is officially organizing a press conference on 19th June, 2015 in the city of Gurgaon, which will include a full-fledged announce of the brand in India.
For those who don’t know, Ducati has already started its operations in the Indian market through three new dealerships which have been setup in the New Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai. The Gurgaon center also happens to be Ducati’s largest dealer outlet in the whole world. All the three official dealerships also offer a comprehensive service center, thus solving out the issues of the existing Ducati owners as well.
Ducati was previously operational in the Indian two wheeler market, through a private distributor ‘Shreyans Group’, which was responsible for importing and selling Ducati bikes in India. Though the tie-up proved to be a bad experience for Ducati, as the ‘Shreyans Group’ has been blamed massively for unethical business practices.
In this second innings though, Ducati has planned to enter the Indian market solely on its own, setting up expansive dealerships and service stations. Currently, Ducati has the Monster 795, Monster 796, Diavel, Diavel Carbon, Hypermotard, Hyperstrada, Paniagale 899 and Panigale 1299 on offer through its existing three dealer outlets, for which it has already started taking orders and delivering the bikes to their owners.
On the date of official launch, Ducati may announce the Monster 821, Monster 1200 and the variants of Multistrada as well. On this very date, Ducati may also elaborate its future plans for the Indian market, including more upcoming dealer outlets in other big cities as well as future product launches.
Ducati has made its re-foray at a time when the big bike culture has started picking up the required pace of growth in India. Various manufacturers such as Kawasaki, Harley Davidson, Suzuki and Triumph have already benefited from their moves, and now it seems to be the turn of Ducati to introduce the essence of Italian mastery on two wheels to the Indians.
It seems like Yamaha is riding the wave, we have seen couple of new and interesting products launched from their stable recently which include the much awaited YZF-R25 and now they also have launched another lightweight and nimble sportsbike which is practical enough and can be used for daily riding. This new motorcycle is called the YZF-R3 and it uses a 2-cylinder engine, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves 321 cc engine to power this new motorcycle.
The R3 styling looks much similar to what you will find in the new Yamaha Sportsbikes including the newly launched R25 however this is a more powerful motorcycle and the 321 cc engine produces about 42 Ps of peak power at 10,750 rpm and 26.9 Nm of peak torque at 9000 rpm. Now there is a fair chance of this motorcycle landing at our Indian shores and if it does it will face direct competition from the recently launched KTM RC390 and the soon to be launched updated CBR 300R which is a pure breed of sportsbike just like the R3.
Like all other Yamaha products the recently introduced R3 too has been developed keeping in mind the R-Series DNA, it uses a lightweight and sleek bridge tubular frame chassis which actually helps in its smooth handling, the YZF-R3 also gets ABS as standard. In the European market the YZF-R3 will sit in between the entry level R125 and the more powerful R6, this will give the European riders an option to upgrade from their 125 cc motorcycle to a bigger displacement and more powerful bike.
KTM unveiled the RC series motorcycles at the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show which was held in Milan recently and it surely attracted lots of attention, it is expected that KTM will launch the RC series motorcycles in our Indian market next year. The Austrian 2 wheeler manufacturer is planning to bring their two motorcycles the RC 200 and the RC 390 in our Indian market but they have no plans in bringing the RC 125 yet.
All the RC series motorcycles looks identical just like the Duke series and also uses the same engine which powers the Duke motorcycles. KTM is one of the most renowned motorcycle manufacturer of Europe and is claiming that these motorcycles are inspired from the Moto GP track and all of them thus carries the racing DNA with them. Like the Duke 200 and the 390 the RC series motorcycles looks identical with each other except few minor differences. They also have been loaded with many new and exclusive features which are worth mentioning. We already have reviewed the RC 390 before in topspeed.in and today we are bringing you an exclusive review of the RC 200.
UPDATED 09/09/14: KTM launched the RC200 in India priced at INR. 1.60 Lakhs (Ex Showroom Delhi).
So go through the exclusive review and find out what is so special about the 2014 KTM RC 200.
BMW Motorrad sales were up by 7.7 percent (by an impressive 1,007 units) for the month of May 2014 compared to the same month previous year. They have sold a total of 14,088 units during the month of May in comparison to 13,081 units sold during the same month last year. BMW delivered a total of 59,151 units from the time period of January to May 2014 compared to 52,400 units for the same time period last year which gave them a growth of 12.9 percent.
Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing said, with the solid growth of 7.7 percent during the month of May and 12.9% for the first 5 months of the 2014 season, they have quite easily exceeded their previous year’s sales record. He also said that that BMW has also managed to show growth in their entire sales region. He specially considers the R 1200 RT and R 1200 GS Adventure the main reasons behind their success. Beside these two bikes they are also pleased with the success of the two new products the BMW R nineT and S 1000 R which were launched recently in the market. He later added that these two models will definitely help in attracting lots of attention of the new customers topwards the BMW Motorrad brand.
Beside all these BMW made an excellent start to the month of June Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of sales and marketing said, “A dream came true for us at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races. 75 years after the historic TT victory by Georg “Schorsch” Meier, Michael Dunlop won the legendary road race with the support of BMW Motorrad Motorsport on the BMW S 1000 RR.”
Today we are here to provide you all the details of the BMW S 1000 R, its manufacturer BMW is known all over the world for its modern and powerful motorcycles. The S 1000 R is basically the naked version of the popular S 1000RR. This motorcycle that we will be talking about today maybe a lot similar to its elder sibling but still it has a different character and that can only be realized when you astride on the back of this naked beast.
Before you go to the specification list and check for details let me tell you that this motorcycle is directly derived from the mighty S 1000 RR. With an overall weight of just 207 Kilograms and peak power of 160 Hp this motorcycle surely will add the fun quotient to your life. The S 1000 R also offers Race ABS, ASC and a choice of two riding modes as standard.
The Motorcycle was made available in our Indian market via the CBU route and thus for those who loves a powerful motorcycle can surely get their hands on one.
Hit the jump to know more about the BMW S 1000 R
This was one of the most popular Japanese Motorcycle that rules the streets even today. Launched way back in the year 1999, it also bagged the title of world’s fastest production motorcycle; the Suzuki Hayabusa was known for its raw power and jaw dropping acceleration. The motorcycle’s 1,340 cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid cooled DOHC engine mated to a constant mesh 6-speed gearbox was so powerful that it was even used in a sports car.
However, recently with the introduction of much more sophisticated and powerful machines from different bike manufacturer from around the globe the peregrine falcon started losing its appeal. However Suzuki introduced the 2nd generation Hayabusa back in the year 2007, with some new styling update and retuned engine work which gave the new motorcycle more power and brought the new bike under the radar reach of the new noise and emissions requirements. It once again received a minor update in the year 2013 and it received ABS and Brembo brake calipers but that was not enough.
Now according to recent report on Visordown Suzuki is developing the 3rd generation Hayabusa which will be launched late 2015 or early 2016. Rumor suggests legendary motorcycle will only see the limelight and spread its wings after Suzuki launches the GSX R1000 by this yearend or early 2015, which will also help the two wheeler manufacturers to make their comeback in the world of MotoGP once again.
Hopefully Suzuki won’t mess much with the 3rd generation Hayabusa’s power output and displacement figures. When it launches it will surely once again mesmerize everybody with its raw power and muscular styling and will get the same amount of respect from the bike enthusiast from around the globe.
Triumph began the production of the Daytona since the year 2006; it is basically a middleweight sports motorcycle which is popular all over the World because of its handling capabilities and performance. The first official Daytona was launched at the NEC International Motorcycle and Scooter Show which was held in UK in 2005. The UK based Bike magazine got a chance to test ride the machine first and they all were impressed with the machine that they declared the Daytona 675 as the greatest British sportsbike ever.
The motorcycle is a true track focused machine, just like the Bonneville which has kept its legacy alive with its old school looks and charm this motorcycle is just the opposite; it has been molded in the wraps of modern and aerodynamic looks and the current production version of the Daytona has become even faster, better handling, easier riding machine. The new Daytona also features fresh new color schemes which have a very attractive looking red subframe. This motorcycle was showcased at the 2013 EICMA motor show which was held in Milan along with the other Triumph lineup and guesses what it created lot of buzz amongst the crowd.
This is an impressive machine which was launched in India recently along with 9 other Triumph motorcycles. The Daytona 675R is powered by a Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder 675 cc engine which generates a healthy amount of power and torque figures. It has been mated to a 6-speed, close ratio gearbox .
So without wasting much more time let’s find out all the details of this new motorcycles which was launched in India and priced aggressively.
Hit the jump to find out all the details of the new Triumph Daytona 675R
This brand surely brings smile and Goosebumps for anyone who hears the name, their products are sold worldwide and every time they launch a product they are welcomed with a smile. Yes! I am talking about none other than the legendary Japanese 2 wheeler manufacturer Yamaha. Yamaha is one of the most oldest and successful motorcycle manufacturing companies of the world. They have built some of the World’s most exciting machines which adds the extra bit of joy to your life. Yamaha motorcycles are made for speed and also brings along excellent handling qualities with it. Recently Yamaha has introduced the updated R6 supersport bike for the year 2014.
The engines which powers the R6 is a 599cc, liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder engine. So it might not be as powerful as the R1 but still manages to provide all the thrill that you will expect from a mid sized sportsbike. Yamaha has added some important updates to the the 2014, R6 lineup to make one of the meanest motorcycles of its segment and also to compete with other motorcycles like the CBR600R or the Ninja ZX-6R.
The trend of superbikes is rapidly increasing in the Indian market too and some of the major Motorcycles manufacturers has already launched some of their superbikes in the Indian market. So don’t get too surprised if Yamaha launches their newest product in the Indian market soon.
As far as the Yamaha R6 is concerned there is no doubt on its capabilities. Let’s find out what are the new updates for the 2014 R6 lineup.
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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a perfect superbike by every means, this is the one motorcycle which will give you a sportsbike experience and Goosebumps every time you hop on it, turn on the ignition and twist the throttle. The legendary Japanese manufacturer Suzuki has packed this motorcycle with all the latest and updated cutting edge technologies which has made this motorcycle more meaner machine.
The powerful ZX-10R is equipped with an equally powerful engine and this machine is easily able to touch three digit speeds within a few seconds. The perfect riding position and the design of the motorcycle helps the rider to ride this motorcycle even for long distances and without any trouble. The lightweight Aluminum-alloy frame ensures that the motorcycle is light enough so that it could be leaned into corners and rigid enough to come out of it safely. I think many will agree with us here that that this is what sportbikes are all about.
Recently Kawasaki launched their superbike Ninja ZX-10R in the Indian market because they were surprised with the response they got after they launched their three low powered Ninja’s in the Indian market. Way back in the year 2012 they launched the 250cc Ninja then it was replaced by the 300cc Ninja, then recently in the year 2013 Kawasaki also launched the slightly bigger 650 cc Ninja in the Indian market. They also have launched the meaner and bigger ZX-14R in the Indian market along with the ZX-10R.
Click past the jump to find out all the details of this new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.