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Yamaha Wins IDEA Gold for MOTOROiD Concept (with video)

Although the concept has been around for a couple of years, Yamaha has just announced that its MOTOROiD has won an IDEA Gold award for design excellence. The MOTOROiD, discussed in the following press release and illustrated in the following video, is a futuristic motorcycle which is self-balancing, can recognize its owner, and even caresses him/her. Are […]

2019 BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT Both Get ShiftCam Engine

A few days ago, we brought you news of the new BMW Boxer engine with variable valve timing, called ShiftCam.  Bumping displacement to 1,254cc, creating increases in both horsepower and torque, the new Boxer will find a home not only in the R 1250 GS, but also in the R 1250 RT 2019 models (pictured). […]

Stop Ignoring the Recall on Your Older GSX-R … Get a $100 Visa Card

We decided to help Suzuki bring attention to a front brake master cylinder recall service for certain GSX-R models (specified in the press release below) built through the 2013 model year. Some of these bikes need a service procedure on the front brake master cylinder, and Suzuki is trying to get reluctant owners into their […]

Indian Confirms Production FTR1200 Will Debut October 1, and Go On Sale Next Year (with video)

After dominating flat track racing here in the United States earlier this year and taking the championship, Indian plans to introduce an FTR1200 production model on October 1. Inspired by the FTR750 race bike (pictured above), the FTR1200 will, according to Indian, feature a “new engine”. We wonder if this new engine will be a […]

Portimão WSB Results (Both Race 1 and Race 2)

The unstoppable Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) took yet another double win this weekend in Portugal. After his win on Saturday, Rea started Race 2 from ninth position on the grid, the standard grid penalty for the Race 1 winner. Unlike a relatively easy Race 1, it took Rea until lap 12 to work his way into […]

Moto Guzzi Unveils Production V85 TT; Details Will Come at EICMA

When Moto Guzzi displayed the V85 TT Concept last Fall, it was near unanimous that the design had a beautiful, classic, Guzzi appeal. Despite the mid-displacement, air-cooled v-twin engine, Moto Guzzi promised spunky performance. It looks like the production version will deliver just that. On a new website dedicated to the production V85 TT, we […]

YouTube Video Reveals BMW’s New Boxer Motor With “Shiftcam”

As we previously reported, BMW’s 2019 large displacement GS should be getting a new 1,254cc Boxer engine. The rumor indicated variable valve timing was part of the package, and a new BMW video posted on the internet seems to confirm this. Called “Shiftcam”, as the video below illustrates, two separate cam lobes are available, and […]

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