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Monthly Archives: October 2010

2011 MV Agusta F3

Hell For Leather has what they say is the first full photo of the new MV Agusta F3, the long-awaited 675cc triple that expands MV’s product line into supersport bikes.

2011 MV Agusta F3

2011 MV Agusta F3

HFL’s Wes Siler writes that the price is a relatively lofty €11,500, but MV is planning… Continue reading

2011 Hondas Unveiled…Sort Of

Honda is planning to unveils a new adventure bike at EICMA next week.  This new bike is based on the new V-4 platform that is currently embodied only in the VFR1200F.  Honda has been saying that this new platform will be the basis for a number of different… Continue reading

MSP Police Bike Test Results

The Michigan State Police regularly puts current police motorcycles through a number of objective tests.  The results of the most recent test are now available, and they don’t look good for Harley-Davidson.  The MSP tested the BMW R1200RT-P, Kawasaki Concours14 ABS Police, and the Harley-Davidson Road King and… Continue reading

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 & 800 XC Official Pics

While there’s still no word from Triumph on the specs of the new Tiger 800, there are new pictures.  Both the Tiger 800 and 800 CX are shown below.  Click on the thumbs for full-sized pics.

Honda NT700V Test Ride

2010 Honda NT700V

2010 Honda NT700V

Motorcycle Daily has a new ride review of the “Baby ST”, Honda’s NT700V.  This twin-cylinder light tourer–called the Deauville in Europe–is really less of a tourer than a mid-sized all-rounder with nice luggage capacity.

Comparing the NT to other motorcycles is a bit hard to do,… Continue reading

21st Century Protection

Compared to the way the world was when I was a kid, when helmets were optional, and leather vests & blue jeans constituted protective gear, we really do have a wide option of riding garments, protectors, armor, and helmets.  The thing is, aside from the invention of some tough… Continue reading

2011 Ducati Diavel

The first official image of the 2011 Ducati Diavel has been released by the manufacturer.

2011 Ducati Diavel

2011 Ducati Diavel

You really do need to click on the image to see the full-sized version.  Because what you can’t really see in the small pic above is that the rear section hides… Continue reading

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC

Triumph has released the first official picture of the new adventure bike they’ve been touting, the Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC

Still no specs or details, other than that this is the off-road version that has a 21″ front wheel with knobbies.  The more street-oriented… Continue reading

Suzuki News

After taking a leave of absence from American shores last year due the economic downturn, Suzuki is back in a big way for 2011.  In addition to the redesigned Gixxers I covered last week, Suzuki is bringing a new, fully-faired model of the Bandit to the US for 2011.… Continue reading

2011 Ducati Diavel (Project 0803)

It appears that the Project 0803 bike is ready for production, and, based on what the Italian press are saying, Ducati has settled on the name “Diavel” for this model.

2011 Ducati Diavel

2011 Ducati Diavel

This is supposedly the power-cruiser competition for Yamaha’s–or Star’s–V-Max. In any event, it’s finally been seen in… Continue reading

Royal Enfield Gets CARB Approval

The quintessentially British-named Royal Enfield, the maker of 500cc old-school thumpers, has announced that they’ve gottan CARB approval for their bikes, which means that they are now available in California.  In general, the CA emissins cost about $300 more than the 49-state model.

I’m not entirely sure what the… Continue reading

2011 INTERMOT Roundup

INTERMOT Logo

Today was a big unveiling day at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Köln (Cologne), Germany.  Keeping track of it has made this a bit of a hectic day, as there were a number of interesting new models, as well as major updates to existing ones, shown to the public… Continue reading

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