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
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?
It is the best deal in the softail line if you are looking for the bigger Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor as the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 comes in just under $2000 more than the Softail Standard and $1400 less than the Softail Slim (both of which still feature the 107 mill). But there is more … Continue reading 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114
Yamaha’s middleweight sport touring rig, the Tracer 9 GT receives a slightly larger new engine (889cc) for 2021 that is lighter, more powerful and compliant with the new Euro 5 emission standards. There’s an all-new cast aluminum frame and swingarm connected to a new electronically adjustable suspension. The bike is equipped with a six-axis IMU … Continue reading 2021 Yamaha Tracer GT