Vote for the best new bike at Intermot

Several new motorcycle models have been launched this week at the INTERMOT show in Cologne and we want to you to vote for which one you think is the best. We’re limited the voting to “new” models or massively updated models such as the Honda Fireblade, a model that has been around for a long time …

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Are big, ugly mufflers here to stay?

Tough new Euro 4 emissions laws are resulting in some very big and ugly motorcycle mufflers and it looks like the unfashionable trend may be here to stay. A host of new and updated motorcycles were revealed at the INTERMOT show in Cologne this week and several feature bigger and uglier mufflers. The worst offenders …

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Ducati Supersport S

Ducati revives SuperSport name

Ducati will revive the SuperSport name plate that finished in 2007 with two models powered by a 937c Testastretta engine. Ducati will revive the SuperSport name plate that finished in 2007 with two models powered by a 937c Testastretta engine. The SuperSport and SuperSport S were unveiled overnight tab the INTERMOT showing Cologne, but there …

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 chain issue

2017 Suzuki updates GSX-R1000, adds 125

Suzuki updates for 2017 include more power and less weight on its 2017 GSX-R1000, an added GSX-R125 model and the GSR750 replaced with the GSX-750. The 2017 models have been unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. The seventh-generation GSX-R1000 has a completely new Euro 4-compliant engine with 148.6kW (199.27hp) and 117.5Nm of torque,all-LED lighting, lean-angle sensitive …

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MV Agusta F4RR SBK

Is there life yet in sportsbikes?

Despite a huge downturn in sales, manufacturers seem to have rejected reports of the death of sportsbikes as “premature” with a host of new and more powerful models coming to market. Sportsbikes used to rule, especially in Australia. But in recent years, the proliferation of speed cameras and heftier fines have caused a downturn in …

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Ducati Scrambler steals the show

While most motorcycle companies dazzled the Intermot show in Cologne with technology, Ducati dazzled with the simple retro brilliance of its Scrambler. It has a single, offset instrument pod, minimal technology and is even powered by an air-cooled engine from a defunct model. But rather than being a parts-bin special, the simple Scrambler is pure …

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Suzuki Gixxer

New Suzuki GSX models at Intermot

Suzuki has unveiled their superbike with optional ABS, two GSX-R-powered litre bikes, an off-road small V-Strom and a styled up Bandit 1250 at the Intermot show in Cologne. The 2015 GSX-R1000L5 now comes with optional ABS, although Australia will only get the n on-ABS model in early November. Suzuki Australia spokesman Lewis Croft says they …

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