Lets start with some good news. According to J.D. Power data Vespas retain over 72 percent of their value, after 3 years of ownership. That’s better than just about any other vehicle on the road, and that gives you another reason to buy one of these iconic scooters.
#3 – The Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 Might Not Last Long
In sadder news, with the new Euro 4 emissions regulations and mandatory ABS coming for many areas of the world this these long-running mid-range sportbikes may have to bite the dust. The current model will continue to sell in the U.S. due to less stringent emissions standards, but in most of the world, its days are numbered.
Indian Motorcycles officially unveiled its full lineup on its website. The lineup is divided up into FTR 1200, Midsize, Cruiser, Bagger, and Touring categories. The Scout lineup takes care of the Midsize category. Crusier is the lone Chief Dark Horse model, Bagger is made up of Chief Vintage and all the rest of the Chieftan models. The Touring category has the large Roadmaster all by itself.
#5 – Indian FTR 1200 S Gets Akrapovič Exhaust As Standard Equipment
Speaking of Indian motorcycles, the FTR 1200 S with the Race Replica paint job now gets the Akrapovič low-mount exhaust as standard equipment. This is good news if you were going to buy the bike and the exhaust anyway as it’s 500 bucks cheaper if you buy it already with the bike.
KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, wasn’t messing around when he said he wanted to buy Ducati. Reportedly he has offered 1.5 billion dollars to VW group for the motorcycle brand. There’s no word yet on if VW will take the money.
We said it at the end of 2018. 2019 will be a big year for electric bikes. Zero Motorcycles just teased an all-new upcoming model. It will be built on a completely new platform and will fit in with other naked street bikes and called the SR/F. There aren’t many details out there, but the company did list February 25 as a date more information will show up.