While it might seem obvious that motorcycle companies are going to build new motorcycles, Triumph let it be known that they have a prototype of a new Tiger 1200 in the pipeline - and from the images provided, it looks about ready to burst forth. The prototype bike - apparently "camouflaged" by a paint scheme … Continue reading You’re Hurting My Eyes – Triumph’s Building A New Tiger 1200
The Ducati Multistrada has been radar verified in North America. What does that mean exactly? Dog fighting motorcycles? Goose, they are on our six! Goose, where'd you put that darn Polaroid camera? No nothing quite so exciting but none-the-less a safety enhancement that will eventually turn up on other Ducatis. the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S … Continue reading Radar Love for the Multistrada
Along with a Japanese partner, Yamaha built a small plane concept to test the realities of utilizing the company's small engines to power aviation initiatives. It isn't specified as to what exactly the engine is but from the photo provided by the press release it does look a lot like the parallel twin the powers … Continue reading Blue Thunder – Yamaha’s Airplane Engine
We were tempted to be nervous when there was a teaser photo of a new Harley-Davidson about to be released. What would it be and would it answer many of the lingering questions. Don't chase Indian and the FTR! That's what we thought, it just wasn't the way to go. Acknowledge the challenge but don't … Continue reading 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S – Finally!
BMW has quickly expanded the recently minted R18 line with two new additions - the 2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental and the 2022 R18 B. It was always obvious that the big 91hp boxer-driven cruiser was aimed squarely at the North American market but these two new models take the deepest dive into North American traditions. … Continue reading BMW R18 Transcontinental and R18B
The XSR125 launches in Europe. The 125cc street segment in Canada is a tough nut to crack. If it has two wheels and a small displacement engine, it had better either be a scooter or cute. And when we say "cute" we allow for a leeway in the definition as that segment consists of the … Continue reading Yamaha XSR125 Not For Us?
Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival : New But Old in Spirit Harley-Davidson has released the first of a new series of bikes hinted at earlier in the year with unexplained images. The “Icons Collection” bikes pay tribute to significant motorcycles from the company’s past and will be available in limited, although in this case, relatively generous … Continue reading Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival
Suzuki stays true to its theory of continued evolution with a the new 2022 GSX-S1000. As with the recently announced Hayabusa for 2022, the GSX-S1000 appears more "extensively renovated" rather than the "all-new" of the company's announcement. The constant progression is nothing to scoff at as the heritage of some components, like the engine and … Continue reading 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000
Husqvarna has released concept images of an electric motorcycle based on the Svartpilen and Vitpilen platform - the E-Pilen. The silhouette shows the obvious family resemblance although it would have been good to have charged the batteries on those lights so more light could be shed on the bike itself. Apart from the fact that … Continue reading Electric Possibilities From Husqvarna
UPDATE!! On July 30, 2021 Honda Canada announced the Monkey would be coming to Canada complete with the updated engine from the Grom and a five speed transmission that will increase the bike's top speed. The price is going to be more than we estimated back in April while lamenting the fact that Honda wasn't … Continue reading Honda Monkey in Canada? Why Not?