Aprilia RS 660 concept is half a Tuono

Aprilia RS 660 concept is half a Tuono

Aprilia has cleverly taken half a Tuono engine and made what they call an RS 660 Supersport twin concept machine. It is powered by two cylinders from a Tuono/RSV4 1100 engine as a 660c parallel twin. “This configuration was chosen for its compact nature and efficiency, the extremely low level of heat transmitted to the …

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Magnets make BMW 9cento two bikes in one

Magnets make BMW 9cento two bikes in one

Imagine a bike that converts from a solo sports bike to a two-up tourer with luggage in a matter of seconds using strong magnets. Now BMW Motorrad has done just that with their Concept 9cento, pronounced ‘nove cento’, which means 900 in Italian. The mid-sized sports tourer features magnetic clip-on luggage that also extends the seat …

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Honda CB4 Interceptor GPS screen

Motorcycle tanks with screen displays

Motorcycle tanks may double as screen displays on future bikes if the Honda CB4 Interceptor concept (pictured above) and Bandit9 Odyssey are a gauge. The Honda CB4 was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last month featuring a satnav digital screen seamlessly built into the tank. It is unlikely to make it into …

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BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose Paris-Dakar rallye concept

Carbon frames, more R nineT models

BMW Motorrad applications for two patents and emissions certification suggest the Bavarian manufacturer is developing carbon motorcycle frames and two new models based on the R nineT. The patent applications are for sportsbikes and standard bikes with Ducati-style trellis frames made from long tubes of carbon fibre. BMW already uses carbonfibre in the frames of …

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Honda City Adventure Concept scooter

Honda goes adventure scootering

Honda looks like creating a whole new market niche for adventure scooters that want to get down and a bit dirty. The Japanese manufacturer unveiled its City Adventure Concept at the 2015 Milan show in November amid some puzzled looks and plenty of giggles. But it was no joke. Honda has now released the above video and …

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Honda CB110 Concept Type II retro cafe racer

Does Honda need a new retro motorcycle?

Honda needs a decent retro version of its bland CB1100 cafe racer and the release of the sexy Concept CB Type II at the Osaka Motorcycle Show could be that bike. The stunning solo-seat bike features fat gold forks, Ohlins shocks, 17-inch alloy wheels, reshaped bare aluminium tank, Brembo brakes, upswept Over exhaust, LED headlight, bar-end mirrors …

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Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen Concept

Husqvarna reveals naked 701 concept

Husqvarna last year revealed two 401 concept road bikes and has updated the concept with the bigger 701 Vitpilen at he EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Now owned by a KTM board member with Indian Bajaj financial backing, the company seems intent on moving in to the road bike area with this new concept. Surprisingly, …

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Honda CBSix50 concept scramblers

Honda joins scrambler bandwagon

Honda has joined the scrambler bandwagon with its CBSix50 concept, unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan. Scramblers have been the flavour of the show with Ducati adding the Scrambler Sixty2 and Flat Track Pro to its four-model Scrambler line-up, Benelli introducing the Leoncino scrambler, BMW unveiling the R nineT Scrambler, Moto Guzzi’s V7 II …

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Lane Splitter

Car becomes 2 lane filtering motorcycles

Now that lane filtering (or lane splitting as it’s called in the USA) is becoming legal in more and more places, drivers may want to get in on the action. READ ABOUT LANE FILTERING LAWS Well, maybe they can with this concept car called the Lane Splitter. It’s like something out of a Batman movie, …

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