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New Bimota Tesi H2 Features Supercharged Kawasaki Power

One of the more interesting bikes displayed at EICMA this week is the Bimota Tesi H2, featuring a supercharged engine from Kawasaki. Reports indicate Kawasaki recently purchased a 49.9% interest in Bimota, and the new Tesi H2 is the first bike developed from that relationship. Details are a bit vague, but we are seeing reports […]

Beautiful Aprilia RS 660 Takes Lightweight Twin Performance to New Levels

Aprilia debuted its first lightweight twin in the form of the RS 660. Built around a 660cc parallel twin that delivers a claimed 100 horsepower, Aprilia is moving the bar for performance in this engine category. That parallel twin is essentially a re-worked single bank of the V4 found in other Aprilia larger-displacement models. Combined […]

BMW Introduces Heavily Revised S 1000 XR

When you think about sport touring with the emphasis on “sport”, BMW’s comfortable, upright S 1000 XR might come to mind. BMW has substantially redesigned this model for 2020 claiming improved comfort and real world performance, together with a significant reduction in weight. Take a look at the full press release below: “It’s always difficult […]

BMW Introduces New F 900 R and F 900 XR

BMW has introduced a couple of new middleweight bikes … the F 900 R and F 900 XR. Both bikes feature an 895cc parallel twin engine making a claimed 105 horsepower. As you might expect from BMW, both models have the latest electronic rider assist features. Have a look at the full BMW press release […]

KTM 890 Duke R Will Try to Take Lightweight Performance to Another Level

When we tested the KTM 790 Duke, we couldn’t help but be impressed by the combination of light weight, nimble handling and generous power. Well, today KTM announced a new bike that “takes the 790 Duke to 11”. The 890 Duke R will be available late next year featuring an even lighter chassis and an […]

Suzuki’s Big V-STROM Gets New Styling and Other Changes for 2020

Suzuki is calling the 2020 V-STROM 1050 “all-new”, and you can decide for yourself. The details are in the following press release. Three models will be available, including the standard V-STROM 1050, the 1050XT and the 1050XT Adventure. Here is the press release: Brea, CA (November 5, 2019) – Suzuki’s legacy of premium adventure touring […]

Major Changes to 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

The popular Kawasaki Ninja 1000 platform gets major changes for 2020 in the form of the Ninja 1000SX. These changes are detailed in the press release below, but include, among other things, several new electronic rider aids enabled by a Bosch IMU, new windshield and fairings and revised seating. Take a look at the full […]

Kawasaki Updates Z900 for 2020

Significant changes to the Z900 for 2020 include a new frame, revised suspension settings and selectable riding modes. The new Z900 will also come with Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 tires. Kawasaki’s full press release regarding the Z900 is below, and further details are contained Aggressive, condensed and elegant, this motorcycle quickens the heart rate.  A […]

Kawasaki Announces Revisions to 2020 Z650

Kawasaki has announced changes to the Z650 model for 2020. All of the details are below, but highlights include a TFT color instrument display, new styling and LED headlights. Other changes include new tires, smartphone integration and revised passenger seat. Take a look at the following press release, and if you would like to see […]

Honda Introduces Radical CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Superbike

Having signed Alvaro Bautista away from Ducati, Honda will attack the 2020 WSB championship series with a top-drawer rider and an all-new superbike. Earlier today, Honda took the wraps off the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. This new superbike will make a claimed 215 horsepower based on European specs we have seen, together 83 pounds/feet of torque. […]

Sepang MotoGP Results

Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) stormed away from the field to take the win earlier today at Sepang. Despite a heavy crash yesterday, Marc Marquez (Honda) came through the pack from an 11th place start to finish second. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) finished third. Of note, Johann Zarco, in only his second race aboard a Honda, rode well […]

Kawasaki U.S. Releases More Details on New, Supercharged Z H2

Kawasaki has supplemented the scant details previously released on the 2020 Z H2 Supercharged naked bike. We now have full specifications for the U.S. model, which you can find here. These specs include, among others, fully adjustable suspension (compression, rebound and spring preload) front and rear and a claimed 527 pound curb weight (with all […]

Indian Releases Pricing and Details on 2020 Challenger Models

Featuring the impressive PowerPlus engine, the three new Indian Challenger models should provide a high performance v-twin riding experience, combined with the comfort riders expect from an American bagger. Each of the three models, including the $21,999 base model, the $27,499 Dark Horse, and the $27,999 Limited, share the same aluminum frame, suspension components, brakes […]

Kawasaki Headed to Production with 250cc Inline-Four Sport Model, the ZX-25R (with videos)

Kawasaki introduced this 249cc inline-four sport model at the Tokyo Motor Show last week with a fairly high spec, including a Showa SFF-BP fork, horizontal back-link rear suspension, radial-mount monobloc front brake caliper, and electronic aides normally found on larger displacement sportbikes (such as traction control, quickshifter and selectable power modes). We might get more […]

Kawasaki Takes the Wraps Off 2020 Z H2 Supercharged Naked

Kawasaki introduced the new, production 998cc supercharged Z H2 earlier today. Catapulting to the upper regions of the naked, performance category, the new Z model makes roughly 200 horsepower at the crank together with a massive, claimed 101 foot/pounds of peak torque at just 8,500 rpm. Kawasaki worked hard to provide greater mid-range engine performance […]

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