BMW set for big 1800cc R18 cruiser?

A third BMW R18 cruiser concept model seems to confirm that the German company is returning to the cruiser market with an 1800cc boxer engine. In December, a Japanese custom shop wheels out an R18 with a mysterious new BMW engine and last month a second cruiser concept with the engine was rolled out by …

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MV Agusta Superveloce 800, Dragster 800 RR America and Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

MV Agusta to produce Superveloce 800

MV Agusta has announced on Instagram that it will produce the Superveloce 800 unveiled in concept form (above) last year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. The solo-seat Superveloce is not a new platform, but based on the F3. It is likely to be a limited-edition run as most of their “new” models have been over …

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Harley-Davidson sub 500cc 90 monkey bike

Harley plans sub-500cc motorcycle

Harley-Davidson plans to produce a sub-500cc motorcycle for the Asian market in collaboration with a local manufacturer within the next year. It wouldn’t be the smallest motorcycle they’ve ever made. That would be the 1970s 90cc monkey bike pictured above. The sub-500cc bike plan is included in the company’s ‘More Roads’ initiative, a strategic long-term …

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Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled

Ducati Desert Sled is a capable scrambler

The Ducati Desert Sled is the first of the modern scramblers that is actually a capable all-roader. Many riders criticise the current trend to retro scramblers as not being true to the traditions of a scrambler that is light, low and off-road capable. When Ducati introduce the Scramblers in 2015 they became an instant hit …

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honda patent drum brakes variable riding position

Honda patents variable riding position

Honda has been going crazy with some equally crazy patents lately but the latest patent applications for a variable riding position and drum brakes are both brilliant and bizarre. Recent Honda patent applications include: A helmet that integrates with the bike and monitors for of an impending rear-ender; A helmet that recognises your face when you put …

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Royal Enfield KX Concept bobber meteor

Will Royal Enfield Bobber be a Meteor?

Royal Enfield has trademarked the name Meteor which could be the name for their upcoming bobber. The Bobber 838 Concept KX made its world debut at the EICMA last year in November 2018, but there has been no more information since.  Now that Royal Enfield’s parent company, Eicher Motors, has applied for the European trademark rights …

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