Hybrid Piaggio Elettrica X
In July this year Piaggio plans to launch the Elettrica X, a serial hybrid version which will double the range to 200km or even more. That’s because the self-same brushless electric motor in it will be paired with an air-cooled 100cc two-valve four-stroke combustion engine with
Pricing for new BMW C 400 X and BMW C 400 GT
The new BMW C 400 X is priced from $8,990* The new BMW C 400 X ion is priced from $11,290* The new BMW C 400 GT is priced from $10,240* The new BMW C 400 GT ion is priced from $11,890* Single-cylinder engine with a directly integrated CVT gearbox Output of 25kW
ARAI Profile-V - New Helmet
The Profile-V is a brand-new helmet from Arai. It has a fresh, aggressive style unique in the range and is designed to welcome riders to the Arai family with the plush comfort, protection and features expected of the brand but also something else – easy access on and off. Like
Honda on the radar
New patent applications published in Japan show that Honda is working on front-mounted sensors for motorcycles that could be part of a radar-assisted cruise control or auto-braking system to help prevent accidents. This would likely activate an adaptive cruise control, accelerati
RIP Dick Dale
Dick Dale, pioneer of Sixties twang’n’surf guitar music and one of the first generation of chopper customisers, has died, aged 81 years. In what sounds like the entry in a hipster clothing manufacturer’s blog, Dale and his mates rode their choppers down the California penin
Indian R means race?
Indian’s recent new application for a stylised ‘R’ trademark appears to hint at a future sportsbike range. The trademark application, notably filed in sportsbike-oriented Europe rather than cruiser-mad America, is simply the letter ‘R’ in a distinctive, modern font. Ind
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Zero to hero
Torque is 35 percent more than Ducati Panigale V4’s maximum!
Yamaha’s Niken as the official support bike for the Tour de France
Yamaha’s Niken leaning three-wheeler has been announced as the official support bike for the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta. The three-year deal will raise the Niken’s profile worldwide, including Australia, as these cycling grand tours are widely televised.
Euro 5 explained
Next year’s new Euro 5 emissions rules will herald a new generation of high-tech bikes. This is what you need to know
Inside a motorcycling renaissance
We are living in an age that is about to replicate the dawn of motorcycling. This time the technology is being driven by electric motors, not the wheezy combustion-engines that launched motorcycling at the start of the 20th Century. Electric motorcycles account for less than o