Ducati naked Hypermotard 950 Concept

Is Ducati planning new naked models?

Ducati looks like it is planning a GP-inspired Hypermotard 950 and a naked “streetfighter” version of its V4 Panigale. A Hypermotard 950, customised by the company’s styling shop, Centro Stile Ducati, has won first place in the Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents category at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este …

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Malaguti RST125

80-year-old Malaguti brand returns

Over the past few years we have seen old motorcycle brands return to the market and more to come including little-known 80-year-old Italian brand Malaguti. Brands that have returned include Bultaco, Brough, Hesketh, Levis, Matchless and Norton and there are several more to come including Jawa, Cagiva and BSA. Now Austrian KSR Group has announced at the …

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Aprilia Shiver 900

Aprilia adds 900cc to Dorsoduro and Shiver

Aprilia has developed a new 900cc V-twin engine for the new Dorsoduro supermotard and the Shiver naked bike (pictured above) with 71kW of power and 90Nm of torque. The bikes were unveiled this week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. So far there is no word from Australian distributors PS Imports on whether they …

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Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally arrives

If you think the MT-09 – the flagship of the Yamaha “Masters of Torque” range – was aggressive, how about the limited edition Street Rally? This variant of the tricked-up triple sports bike is fitted with motard-style body components. The additional parts include a headlight cover, front mudguard, a small beak, air filter covers, fuel …

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R preview

In the final days before the official launch of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R on October 18, the company is drip-feeding information on its website. The latest includes photos and the output figures of 132kW of power and 144Nm of torque with 100Nm at 2500 revs and a dry weight of only 189kg. Strangely, …

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