Damon X electric motorcycle transforms

Damon electric bike transforms for rider

The Damon X electric motorcycle not only scans its surroundings to warn the rider of hazards, but also transforms to suit the rider’s style with handlebars and footpegs that move. Damon Motorcycles CEO and founder Jay Giraud will demonstrate their patented collision avoidance system at TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility in San Jose, California, on 10 July 2019. Their …

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Kawasaki working on hybrid motorcycle

Kawasaki has applied for a patent for a hybrid motorcycle which is like a two-wheeled version of the hybrid Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. The Kawasaki patent application was originally filed with Japan’s patent office in December 2017 and again a year later in the US Patent Office. Details have only now come to light …

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BMW S 1000 RR less flab

Demand creates delays for BMW S 1000 RR

Supplies of the new BMW S 1000 RR have been substantially delayed thanks to a high demand for the company’s first high-performance M package. The third generation gets a revamped engine and suspension for 2019, with more power, more technology, but less flab. Power has been increased by 6kW (8 hp) to 152kW (207hp) and …

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Gold MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC

MV Agusta makes one-off gold Dragster

How would you like a gold MV Agusta? No worries, says the premium motorcycle manufacturer on the shores of beautiful Lake Varese in north Italy. For several years now MV Agusta hasn’t made any new models. Instead, they have made a lot of limited-edition motorcycles for rich customers. In 2016, MV made a one-off F4Z for a …

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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide review

When the mercury plummeted to -2C it was the only time I wished I’d had more equipment on the stripped-down Harley-Davidson  Electra Glide Standard, such as heated grips. The return of the famous Electra Glide name from the ’60s when the iconic batwing fairing was introduced is marked by this stripped-down version of the top-selling Street Glide. …

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cfmoto 700cc patent engine sizes

CFMoto expanding engine sizes

CFMoto could soon be expanding its engine sizes with a 700cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine and KTM’s first-generation 990cc LC8 engine. Images from the Chinese company’s patent application have leaked showing the 700cc engine which is expected to replace the current 650cc units. Expanding capacity The company has close ties with KTM, making their bikes …

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BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster electric boxer

BMW Motorrad unveils Boxer electric

BMW Motorrad has suggested it could produce an electric motorcycle that looks like a traditional Boxer-powered bike. The Bavarian company has had an electric scooter, the C-Evolution, for some time and has shown its Concept Link electric scooter and electric S 1000 RR concept called the eRR. But now they are suggesting that they could have a …

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2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster

Triumph Rocket 3 still a torque monster

The 2.3-litre Triumph Rocket III has become the 2.5-litre Rocket 3 and is till the biggest torque monster of any production bike in the world. Currently the Rocket III has the biggest capacity engine of any production motorcycle with a 2294cc triple, delivering 221Nm of torque and 109kW of power. Torque monster When the limited …

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Watch Ducati Streetfighter V4 in action

Watch Ducati Streetfighter V4 in action

Ducati has released this video of the new Streetfighter V4 in action before it competes in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on June 30. Carlin Dunne will pilot the prototype up Pikes Peak with the production model to follow next year. Ducati last week confirmed it will produce the naked version of the Panigale V4 from March …

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