MV Agusta upgrades 800-cc Brutale and Dragster clan

The transition to Euro 5 specs for MV Agusta’s 2021 Brutale and Dragster lineups brings about advanced electronics and a wealth of improvements designed to make the three-cylinder naked bikes friendlier to ride. The Brutale series has enjoyed considerable commercial success since it was first introduced in 2001 as a naked variant of the F4... Continue Reading →

Suzuki’s outrageous Hayabusa gets a ground-up Third-Gen overhaul

If the name Hayabusa doesn't automatically spark a fireworks show of opposing emotions in you, let me bring you up to speed. Back before the turn of the century, all the way back in 1996, Honda released the fastest production motorcycle the world had ever seen: the CBR1100XX Super Blackbird. Hitting top speeds as high... Continue Reading →

Triumph unleashes its most powerful Speed Triple ever

Armed with a new 177-hp three-cylinder powerplant and a raft of high-end mechanical and electronic gear, the next generation of Triumph's legendary streetfighter hits new heights. Meet the 2021 Speed Triple 1200 RS. Since 1994, when the T309 was first introduced with an 885-cc in-line three-cylinder motor from Triumph’s Daytona superbike, the pioneering Speed Triple... Continue Reading →

Aprilia launches the 2021 Tuono 660 naked sportbike

For 18-years Aprilia has been creating Tuonos by simply undressing its sportbikes, and the Italian manufacturer has stuck with the tradition for the new twin-cylinder Tuono 660, in the process creating a new challenger to the middleweight naked class throne. Expanding the Tuono bloodline to the mid-capacity class was a move we’ve been expecting for... Continue Reading →

Ducati ushers the Monster into a new aluminum age

With a recent string of changes, Ducati is carving a future through the thick fabric of its own tradition; it ditched the V2 for a V4 in its superbike, the new Multistrada traded the desmo for springs and now, behold, a Monster with no trellis frame. Since 1993, when designer Miguel Galluzzi defined the legendary shape of... Continue Reading →

Ducati and Lamborghini team up for a Special Diavel 1260

Born from the first ever cooperation between the two Italian brands, the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini pays homage to the Siàn FKP 37 hybrid supercar with a limited production featuring lots of carbon on the power cruiser’s higher-spec S variant. In 2012 the Volkswagen (VW) Group bought Ducati, adding another Italian icon to its impressive... Continue Reading →

Yamaha ices its streetbike cake with 2021 MT-09 SP Naked Triple

Yamaha has rolled out the premium SP variant of its third-generation 2021 MT-09 naked triple. The original MT-09 unveiled back in 2013 proved to be hugely successful for Yamaha, combining true sportsbike performance with very sensible pricing, and the trend didn’t change with the second generation in 2018, either. The MT range has since expanded to a... Continue Reading →

BMW releases its first M-series motorcycle, the extraordinary M1000RR

BMW has announced its most powerful motorcycle ever – a lightweight, juiced-up version of its outstanding S1000RR superbike that becomes the first bike to wear the storied M badge. The M1000RR is a razor-edged track bike that's also street-legal. From the outset, the current-generation S1000RR has been available with an "M Sport" package, but BMW Motorrad has... Continue Reading →

Triumph teases upcoming retro, middleweight Trident streetbike

Triumph has taken the unusual step of presenting a "design prototype" of its upcoming Trident, a neo-retro middleweight roadster that presumably uses the outstanding 765cc 3-cylinder engine from the Street Triple. The Trident name harks back to a bike produced between 1968-75, jointly developed by Triumph and BSA. Triumph sold it as the Trident, BSA... Continue Reading →

Honda takes the CBR600RR fully electronic for 2021

The venerable 600cc supersport motorcycle. Few who know their way around a racetrack need any convincing about their excellent capabilities, and yet many who don't wouldn't be seen dead on one given the existence of "leader bikes" with more ccs, more horsepowers and more street cred when it's time to bench race at the local... Continue Reading →

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