Dale Franks

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2010 Honda VFR1200F

After months of anticipation, Honda released the images, specifications, and availability details of the new VFR replacement, the VFR1200F.

Let’s start with the pictures.  Shown below is the only version that will appear in the US,with its red livery.  Why the euros get multiple color choices, and… Continue reading

2010 MV Agusta F4 Sneak Peak

It won’t be officially unveiled until November, but MV Agusta has released a sneak peak photo of the 2010 F4.  It’s not much of a photo, and it doesn’t show much except the headlight, and the general shape of the fairing, front-on.

2010 MV Agusta F4 Teaser

2010 MV Agusta F4 Teaser

It… Continue reading

Kawasaki’s 2010 Motorcyles

Big Green has released the details of the 2010 model line today, and some of the changes are pretty nice.  Some of them are simply…meh.

2010 ZX10R

2010 ZX10R

First up is the 2010 ZX-10R Ninja.  This is one of the “Meh” entries in the lineup.  Not much… Continue reading

Aerostich Branches Out

Aerostich has long been known as a purveyor of fine riding apparel.  But now it appears they’ve moved into other areas.  Areas that don’t seem closely related to their core competencies.

Aerostich Flip

Aerostich Flip

This new product is something called the “Flip”.  It’s a replacement for… Continue reading

Something New From MV Agusta

There was a time when MV Agusta was one of the world’s premier motorcycle brands.  Not only did they make fantastic and beautiful motorcycles for street use, but Agusta was also a potent force–and for a time, perhaps the potent force– in motorsports all across the world. … Continue reading

Honda VFR1200F Interview

Honda UK’s test rider Dave Hancock has done some extensive riding of the new VFR1200F.  He seems to like the new bike a lot.  He’s positively glowing about it.

It sounds like a wonderful machine, doesn’t it?  The thing is, while he’s talking about the bike… Continue reading

The Mysterious V-4 and the Return of the UJM

Honda has been hinting about it.  They’ve been dropping tantalizing videos about it. They’ve issued technical white papers on it. They’ve even had it out in semi-public places where the overly-inquisitive could take spy shots of its pre-production form.  But today, Honda officially confirmed that the new… Continue reading

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