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Ducati “Black Dogo” Mon Ennio Capasa has designed the most powerful custom Monster ever, based on the Ducati S4RS. Taking his inspiration from the American dirt-track bikes of the 1970s and 80s and their spectacular performance in rough conditions, Capasa has designed a completely unique motorcycle beast. Assisted by Simone Falcetta, a design specialist, and …

Ducati Announces the 848 Superbike! The Ducati Superbike family for 2008 features two important changes: the introduction of the light and nimble 848 and for all those who demand the maximum performance, the 1098 R that will take part in the 2008 World Superbike Championship. The priority in every step of the new Ducati Superbike development has …

Moto Guzzi released information on the new 940 Custom motorcycle line at the November 2006 EICMA show in Milan.  Following is some of the detail and technical information translated and edited from the (rather prosaic) Moto Guzzi press release. 940 Custom The Italian street roadster.  The 940 Custom symbolizes freedom, technology and Italian elegance just …

Moto Guzzi North America will be offering 50 MGS-01 “Corsa” track ready motorcycles to the US market later this year.  A street or “Series” version is expected to follow in the 3rd quarter of 2004. The MGS-01 Corsa comes to life from the imagination of the famous Moto Guzzi Style Laboratory. In early 2002, with …

Moto Mag sent us these photos of a Moto Guzzi; supposedly the V11 GT prototype.  I had originally thought it might be a prototype of a water cooled sport-tourer, but sources tell me it’s air cooled.These photos were taken several years ago, but the design still looks great today.  Will it ever be built? Who knows…!  …

Ducati Announces New Monster S4Rs NEW!  2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore photos below! The Monster S4Rs is a bike without compromise, a true superbike in every way.  Only the full fairing has been removed.  Nothing else has been sacrificed. All the legendary Superbike power and character of the potent desmodromic Testastretta engine remains.  The new, …

With the arrival of the new Nevada Classic 750 i.e., Moto Guzzi becomes one of the few motorcycle manufacturers in the world to boast entire range equipped with electronic fuel injection and catalyzed exhausts with Lambda oxygen sensor emission control.  Every model in Moto Guzzi’s 2004 range fully complies with Euro 2 standards. The Nevada …

Ducati Announces the Monster 696! The new Ducati Monster 696 represents the next generation and what Ducati calls “the final word in urban excitement”.  The Monster 696 looks like it would be fun either on your favorite downtown routes or unleashed, where it should deliver more performance than ever before. Design Refined style and design …

The Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Serie is the 1000cc street legal version of the MGS-01 Corsa.  Specifications below. MGS-01 Serie Technical Specifications Engine Type Air Cooled, 4 Stroke 90º V-Twin Displacement 992  cc Maximum Power 102 hp @ 8400 rpm Maximum Torque 65 ft lbs @ 7800 rpm Valves Overhead Camshaft – 4 Valves Per Cylinder with Positive Drive …

Passing the Torch From Grandfather to Grandson It was Fall of 2003 at the Tokyo Motor Show and Ducati announced its plans to introduce theSportClassic line of L-Twins. “Motorcycles that capture the essential beauty, timeless style and emotion of the original Ducati sport bikes of the 1970’s.” read the press release. “Even though they reflect the …

Moto Guzzi announced the California Vintage touring motorcycle, the newest in a line that stretches back 35 years to the original V7 California, introduced in 1971. The California Vintage is, by design, reminiscent of the Moto Guzzi California Police motorcycles used by ( you guessed it) California Motor Officers in years gone by. It has …

The Ducati Monster S4R Official Press Release The first true production Ducati “cafè racer”, it is an evolution of Italy’s – and the world’s – best loved racing motorcycles from Ducati. The basic design that has made the Ducati Monster such a huge year-after-year success has been retained, but now – for the first time …

The Ducati Monster S2R Is Coming Over the years, Ducati desired to produce a companion model to the classic Monster, with an even more aggressive sports design. Just one year after the launch of the most powerful and exclusive model in the Monster range – the S4R, built with numerous components of our Superbike motorcycles …

Ducati Announces the Monster 1100 and Monster 1100 S! The arrival of the new Monster 1100 and Monster 1100 S now increases the size of the Ducati Monster family, a family that redefines the motorcycle and stakes its claim as the new icon of Italian excellence. Dedicated to those who want to make the ultimate …

Ducati MotoGP Motorcycle Back by popular demand!  The original photos of the Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike, now updated with the 2005 GP5 version! Last year didn’t evolve as planned for Ducati in MotoGP, but they have lots of hope for the new season. Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa have been testing the new Ducati GP5, …

Ducati Announces New Monster 695 Ducati has just announced the release of a new 2007 model, the Monster 695.  The Monster 695 will replace the Monster 620 line as Ducati’s entry level motorcycle. Following is a press release from Ducati describing the new motorcycle: 695 is not merely a name, a number or an engine …

The twin-cylinder Scrambler adds a new twist to the Modern Classics range. A fresh take on Triumph’s past, the Scrambler is a redefinition of the bikes made famous by 50’s thrill-seekers such as Steve McQueen into a contemporary urban context. A ‘do anything, go anywhere’ kind of bike, inspired in part by the relaxed culture …

2008 KTM Stunt Concept and 2008 KTM Motorcycles KTM presented three newly-developed single cylinder motorcycles, the 690 Duke, the 690 Enduro and the 690 SMC at the recent Paris innovations fair, the Mondial de deux Roues. KTM also presented a super-cool concept bike, the Stunt 690.  All of these new KTM’s with the 690cc engine …

Ducati Announces the StreetFighter! Ducati Presents Its 2009 Model Range at EICMA In addition to the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 and Monster 1100S, the Ducati Streetfighter, the Ducati Streetfighter S and the 2009 Ducati 1198 were announced today for the 2008 EICMA show in Milan. Here’s the Ducati press release; we’ll have more details as they …

Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R BMW owns Husqvarna, a motorcycle brand probably best known for its off-road bikes. Husqvarna introduced the Mille 3 concept (report) at the 2010 EICMA show, which was a hint at things to come. A Husqvarna streetbike range will allow BMW to expand their styling horizons and perhaps attract owners who would …

Powerful, aggressive, original and extreme, the Monster S2R 1000 has arrived, the newest model in the Monster family.  The Ducati Monster is the ultimate naked bike, a product of ingenuity and intuition, with a design that gave birth to a whole new trend. With its clean, pared-down lines, the Monster S2R 1000 maintains all the …

The Ducati Desmosedici Project: From Track to Road Without a shadow of doubt, courage, ambition, pride, ingenuity and heritage all form the basis of the Ducati Desmosedici project.  This important venture has simultaneously marked the return of Ducati to the MotoGP World Championship, and enabled the company to confirm its tradition of manufacturing successful, high-performance, …

Radical New Husqvarna Street Bikes Announced Husqvarna announced three new street bikes at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan, Italy today, November 4, 2014. Two of them are among the most radical-looking street bikes ever — you’ll either love ’em or hate ’em. Husqvarna is no stranger to radical street bikes; they announced the Nuda 900 …

Paul Smith Triumph Bonneville Triumph Announces Limited Edition Bonneville Styled by Paul Smith August 1, 2005 – Triumph has announced the launch of two Limited Edition Triumph Bonneville T100s by Paul Smith. Paul Smith is one of Britain’s pre-eminent designers, having led many design trends over the years.  The firm is a globally based enterprise, …

The Sport 1000 is a gutsy “Café Racer”. Ducati through-and-through, with a coat of bold Ducati yellow paint, the Sport delivers timeless good looks and excitement that fans and enthusiasts expect of all Ducati sport bikes. All three bikes are equipped with the Desmo 1000 DS engine and cut a stylish figure with the unmistakable …

Ducati Announces the GT1000 in Two Tone Color Scheme Born as a tribute to the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s, the GT 1000 is ideal for everyday use, thanks to its perfect balance between comfort, whether you ride alone or two-up, and the performance of the Ducati Desmo twin-cylinder engine. …

2012 Triumph Motorcycles Triumph Introduces Three New Motorcycles for 2012 Fresh from recording record sales in 2011, Triumph Motorcycles will celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2012 with its strongest ever line-up, boosted by three new models which will be officially unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan on November 8 and webBikeWorld will be there …

Ducati Announces the Ducati Monster S4R Testastretta More:  Monster S4RS  |  Monster S2R  |  Text and photos courtesy Ducati Motor S.p.A. Official Press Release – The Monster 2007 range is now bigger and better with the new S4R Testastretta. This new bike gains the famous 130 HP Testastretta low sump L-twin engine, previously mounted only on the …

1974 Ducati 750 GT Custovation Diary During my years of riding, restoring and collecting vintage British and European bikes, I fell in love with four distinctive vintage marques. The muscular engineered Vincent Rapide; the gentlemanly smooth Ariel Square Four; the petite and potent Velocette Venom thumper and the Ducati 750 V-Twin, an Italian blend of …

Moto Guzzi Announces Revisions to the 2009 Bellagio Moto Guzzi announced the revised 2009 Bellagio at the 2008 EICMA show in November. It’s one cool-looking ride, with more bling than the subdued 2008 Bellagio. Here’s an edited version of the Moto Guzzi press release, including more photos and also the specifications on the 2009 Bellagio (below). …

Aprilia has announced a revised, more powerful version of the Tuono “street fighter”. The Tuono 1000R uses a newly revised magnesium V-twin 1000cc superbike engine. Aprilia’s press release on the Tuono has more information: “The 2006 Tuono has all the winning features of its predecessors but is more aggressive and easier to ride than ever …

2008 Victory Vision Motorcycle – First Photos Photos of the New 2008 Victory Vision Motorcycle I’m not a cruiser rider and I don’t own a pure touring bike but I like anything with two wheels, and the new Victory Vision has to be one of the most outrageous and ground-breaking designs ever. Victory (Polaris) can …

Moto Guzzi Introduces the V11 Sport Ballabio Motorcycle To celebrate its victory in the 2002 edition of this motorcycle race against nature, Moto Guzzi introduces the V11 Sport Ballabio motorcycle, the maximum expression of everything it takes to excel on twisty mountain roads. In northern Italy, not far from the Swiss border, is the small …

wBW Special Report: Suzuki B-King First Impressions The B-King is really, really here; after six years of waiting, the faithful have been rewarded. First impressions are all positive and while not having had a chance to actually ride one yet, we predict it will be an extremely livable “first cousin” and (probably) a rowdy alter ego to …

Moto Guzzi released information on their 2007 motorcycle line at the November 2006 EICMA show in Milan. Following is a translation of the detail and technical information, edited from the Moto Guzzi press releases along with photographs of the 2007 motorcycles. Moto Guzzi 2007 Ambassador of the best of Italy.  As a blend of comfort, …

Honda CTX200B Bushlander Review Down on the Farm With the CTX200B If you live in North America, Europe, Asia or 95% of Africa, you’ve never seen my motorcycle. The Honda CTX200 “Bushlander” falls into the dual-sport category, but it’s a sub-species referred to as “agricultural motorcycles” or simply “farm bikes.” Such machines are like utility …

About five years ago I was at the annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show, wandering around and looking at all the bikes. I stumbled across the Moto Guzzi booth and thought I’d take a peek. I had only seen one Moto Guzzi “in the flesh” before, and that was a beautifully restored 850 Le Mans 1 …

Ducati GT1000 Review New GT1000 Project Bike! Our Triumph Tiger served its purpose during the last 18 months or so as the webBikeWorld “hack” bike. It was time to look for something different. Burn usually has 6-8 motorcycles in his garage at any given time, but there always seems to be more parts on the …

2008 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver Twin Information World’s first motorcycle to feature ride-by-wire technology arrives in U.S. with a limited-time high-tech bonus for enthusiasts. American sport bike enthusiasts who refuse to sacrifice rideability and comfort for spirited performance and aggressive good looks have a tempting new solution – Aprilia’s first-ever middleweight sport bike, the SL …

Multiple Bike Syndrome Part II: My BMW R 1150 GS Frequent webBikeWorld visitors will remember my “Multiple Bike Syndrome” article, where I described some reasons for owning two motorcycles rather than only one. If you recall, I had just purchased a brand-new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300A to add to the stable. I was tickled with the …