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2011 Motorcycles

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.

2011 Ducati Diavel

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

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 a little trunk 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.

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 version will have a 17″ 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.

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

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

Triumph unveiled a new addition to its cruiser line at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany today, with the introduction of the 2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm.

Once again, Triumph follows the “Dark Custom” styling movement with the Storm’s blacked out engine case and radiator cover.  The dual headlights are Continue reading

2011 Ducati 1198 SP

Ducati’s big news at the German INTERMOT show was the 1198 SP, which replaces last year’s 1198 S.

The updated 1198 now comes with a standard slipper clutch and quick shifter, as well as an Öhlins TTX rear shock. Upgrades to the base 1198 model have not been slighted either, Continue reading

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750

Suzuki might have sat the last model year out in the US, but they unveiled new Gixxers at the German INTERMOT Bike Show to announce their triumphant return with slimmed-down models of what is probably the most popular sportbike in the world.

Visually, there’s no difference, other than paint schemes, Continue reading

2011 KTM Models

KTM’s releases at the INTERMOT show in Germany come in two flavors, neither of which will be seen tooling around American streets any time soon.

2011 KTM Duke 125

Designed with entry-level riders in mind, especially with Europe’s rigorous graduated-license scheme, the long-awaited–and long-seen–Duke 125 got its official unveiling today. Continue reading