Ducati Superleggera Project 1708 launches

Ducati launches Project 1708 (Superleggera)

Ducati launches Project 1708 which is code for the V4 Superleggera on Thursday (6 February 2020). It is expected to be one of the world’s most powerful street-legal super bikes with 167kW (224hp) at 15,250 revs. Throw on the optional Akrapovic full racing exhaust system and power is boosted to 174kW (234bhp), even beating the …

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Honda electric FireBlade

Honda patent suggests electric Fireblade

The latest patent application drawings from Honda seem to indicate the Japanese company is planning an electric Fireblade, albeit with high bars. But don’t get too excited or outraged yet! Most traditional motorcycle manufacturers have toyed with the idea of electric motorcycles for years. Some have produced electric scooters, mobility scooters, trials bikes and trail …

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Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 Pros

Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 Pros

As tipped last week, Ducati has debuted two new Scrambler 1100 Pros that finally dispense with the ugly looping brake cable. There are two models, the Sport having fully adjustable Öhlins suspension. (Full tech specs at the end of the article.) Here they are in action in Miami. (We’re a bit concerned the female’s ride doesn’t …

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Proposed Triumph 250

Triumph and Bajaj to build small bikes

Triumph Motorcycles has finally signed a deal with Bajaj Auto India to build small-capacity bikes in India after more than five years of negotiation. The British manufacturer announced the deal in 2017 but has only now formally commenced their “exciting, long term, non-equity partnership” in Pune, India. Triumph joins other motorcycle manufacturers as diverse as …

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Video hints at Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro

Video hints at Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro

Ducati could be launching a Scrambler 1100 Pro and possibly a Scrambler 1100 Pro Sport in Miami on Monday (27 January 2020), judging by this video. The video is not on the official Ducati or Scrambler Ducati YouTube channels, so we’re not sure of its veracity. However, late last year, Ducati filed documents with the US emissions agency …

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Ducati V4R - Superleggera super power

Ducati V4 Superleggera has super power

Ducati’s planned V4 Superleggera is expected to be one of the world’s most powerful street-legal super bikes with 167kW (224hp) at 15,250 revs. Throw on the optional Akrapovic full racing exhaust system and power is boosted to 174kW (234bhp), even beating the supercharged Kawasaki H2 at 171kW (230hp). That compares with the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory at 162kW …

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Harley-Davidson Scooter small

Harley-Davidson goes small in 2020

The world’s most iconic big-bike manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, is thinking small for 2020 with the launch of a small-capacity motorbike in China, electric bicycles and an electric scooter. Baby Hog Last June Harley-Davidson announced plans for a joint venture with China’s Qianjiang to produce a motorcycle under their HD350 project, indicating a 350cc engine. However, it …

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