I‘ve been seeing this pop up for the last few days. Oberdan Bezzi is an Italian motorcycle designer. Sometimes his notions of what a future bike model would look like are just that: notions. But, he is a guy who has some hooks into the… Continue reading
BMW recently announced that the new S1000RR superbike would be available for sale to the public in January, at a price that makes it very competitive with Japan’s Big 4. Now, it appears that this was part of an intentional strategy to go after the Japanese market… Continue reading
A few months ago, in April, the May edition of Cycle World magazine (link unavailable, it was print) printed a rumor on page 24 that Harley-Davidson was working on a V-4 power plant for…something. Even Cycle World didn’t know:
Harley-Davidson is rumored to be working on a new… Continue reading
Honda has announced their 2010 line-up of the Gold Wing model. And for this exciting new year’s models, Honda has sent its top engineers back to the drawing board with this motorcycle, in order to come up with a number of big changes to the colors in… Continue reading
Confederate Motorcycles, the Louisiana-based maker of extremely high-end motorcycles, is all set to publicly unveil their newest model, on August 14th at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering” in Carmel, CA. The new P-120 Fighter Combat is powered by a 1966cc V-Twin engine, that puts out 160HP… Continue reading
Harley-Davidson, whatever the company’s faults may be, have gotten one thing consistently right: Marketing. They are a marketing powerhouse. When you buy a Harley-Davidson, you don’t just buy a motorcycle. You buy a ticket to the “Harley Lifestyle”. The company’s marketing is ubiquitous and… Continue reading
Yamaha’s Star brand of cruiser motorcycles has announced that the new, monstrously powerful 2010 V-Max is on sale as of today. Sporting a 1679cc liquid-cooled 65° V-4 engine putting out 200 Horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque , the V-Max is the 800-pound gorilla of cruisers.
There’s a… Continue reading
Indian Motorcycle is America’s oldest motorcycle brand–although not, it should be pointed out, the oldest continuous manufacturer, due to an unfortunate number of bankruptcies. The venerable brand keeps being revived though, and in its current incarnation, the company has unveiled its 2010 lineup of Indian Chief motorcycles at… Continue reading
The global recession just keeps on hurting. Yamaha Motor Company announced that they have some problems, financially, and they substantially cut their profit forecast for the year.
For quite a while now Roehr Motorcycles has been readying themselves to build a single product. Their dream is to produce an American-made, 50-state legal, superbike that can compete with the best from Japan, Italy, and Germany. They’ve now moved one step closer to fulfilling that dream.… Continue reading
Italian motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi is convinced that Ducati will be revealing a new scooter at the Milan EICMA Motorcycle show in November.
Oberdan thinks the motor will be an 850 and offer a multi-mode transmission like the Aprilia Mana. That’s not a bad assumption; I just had a… Continue reading
I‘ve spent some time going over the new 2010 Buell Motorcycles web site that was unveiled today. I can’t say as I like it much. And I don’t think much of the marketing effort they put into one of the main features on the new site, the co-called… Continue reading
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