Nembo 32 upside-down engine

Italians plan upside-down motorcycle

An Italian company plans to build a motorcycle with a howling, 150kW, upside-down, two-litre, triple engine and is seeking crowd-funding for the wacky idea. While many motorcycle manufacturers are trying to build bikes with a lower centre of gravity for more stability, Nembo Motociclette says mass centralisation as featured in MotoGP bikes is more important. …

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Spirit Motorcycles GP Sport R

New British Spirit Motorcycles unveiled

British company Spirit Motorcycles has entered the motorcycle industry by launching not one but four new MotoGP-inspired models with a Triumph triple engine. The GP-Sport sports bike and GP-Street naked bike start at £44,999 ($A75,000), while the limited edition GP-Sport R will cost £64,999 ($A110,000) and the GP-Street R £69,999 ($118,000). They join a growing …

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Erik Buell racing

Erik Buell set for Aussie return

Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles (EBR Motorcycles) has released their 2017 models and promised new bikes in ’18 while the Australian importer hints at an imminent return to our market. The good news on the innovative brand follows a troubling year in which they closed their doors, shut down production, completed a lengthy business restructuring under …

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2017 Yamaha R6

2017 Yamaha R6 photos leaked?

Yamaha seems to be planning a 2017 model R6 while Honda is believed to be planning to scrap the CBR600RR because of sliding supersports sales and the expense of meeting tough new European emissions laws. The above artists’s impresssion has appeared online showing an R6 that looks very much like the R1 with all its F1 aerodynamic wings that makes …

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Erik Buell racing

EBR resumes production and plans racing

EBR (Erik Buell Racing) has resumed production of 1190RX and 1190SX models with the first bikes rolling off the production line on March 17, 2016, and plans a return to racing. It’s been a long haul back from extinction for the innovative motorcycle company after closing their doors in April 2015, fighting off bankruptcy and …

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Erik Buell Racing EBR 1190 RX

Buell returning to small-scale production

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) is expected to return to low-volume production as early as March, after having recently completed protracted business restructuring that began last April when they closed their doors. Australian EBR importers Urban Moto Imports has confirmed that the innovative manufacturer will begin making bikes soon and that Erik is keen to recommence …

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Bimota Impeto supercharged

Bimota launches supercharged naked

Just as Kawasaki is finding a future in supercharging, so is Bimota which has launched its supercharged Impeto at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last week. The longest-running Italian motorcycle company describes Impeto as a ‘hyper-naked’ using the 120kW 1198cc Testastretta engine from the Ducati Diavel. Impeto is Italian for impetus or momentum, so …

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