New Water-cooled Piston 2-Stroke on Tap

Friday, August 14, 2009

This new 2-stroke engine from Pivotal Engineering could revolutionize how many vehicles run, but it might be a while before it is sourced in a mainstream motorcycles design. New Zealand-based Pivotal Engineering is currently testing a 2-stroke engine with a pivoting water-cooled piston which is claimed will eliminate the negative aspects of the ‘stroker’ engine. […]

India Motorcycle Sales Strong

Thursday, August 13, 2009

India is now the world’s second-largest two-wheeler market and it continues to buck the trend of diminishing sales seen elsewhere. Sales of new motorcycles actually rose 9.8% in the year on year to 4,002,477 units for the January-June 2009 period. In June alone, the figure picked up as much as 17%, following 10%-plus increases in […]

Hesketh Motorcycles Now Scooters

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

With the original Hesketh on the brink of death, the new electric scooter brand will carry the name in to the future. We mentioned some time ago that what remains of the Hesketh Motorcycle concern was up for sale as a going concern. Founded by Lord Hesketh years ago it has soldiered on hand-building V1000 air-cooled Twins […]

New Moto Guzzi Cruiser on Horizon?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Moto Guzzi is rumored to be looking at producing a 1600cc cruiser to go head to head against Harley-Davidson. The bike, which will have the ‘Californian’ name on it, will have to drop the four valve head and return to two, due to the increase in capacity. It is expected that Miguel Galuzzi who designed the […]

EICMA Milan Show in Doubt?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Following on from the announcement that the Paris Motorcycle Show will not be taking place this year, it now appears that the Milan Show (EICMA) is also in difficulties. Reports suggest that Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki have not committed themselves to attending. It was apparently the refusal of Honda, Yamaha, BMW and Harley Davidson to commit to Paris […]

JAP Motors Produces New V-Twin

Monday, July 6, 2009

J. A. Prestwich Motors. JAP once built motors that powered some of the most iconic machines in British motorcycle history, including Brough Superior amongst the 137 brands they supplied to, which included initially their own machine. They produced both singles and mighty V-Twins and now a 1298cc V-Twin has been re-manufactured and used to power […]

Bimota DB7 & Tesi Streetfighters Rumored

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bimota is firing on all cylinders with their new DB7 Streetfighter based on their DB7 Superbike pictured above.. Bespoke manufacturer Bimota it would appear is again firing on all cylinders having been rescued from the breakers yard by industrialist Roberto Comini some five years ago. Last year saw 480 bikes shipped to customers and with full […]

Diesel Motorcycle Headed for Production

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

EVA Track T-800CDI Diesel powered Motorcycle. Euro Gossip mentioned in January the EVA Track T0800CDI diesel motorcycle developed by Eric Vegt and his company EVA Products based near The Hague. The street Enduro model uses an 800cc three-cylinder diesel motor from a Smart car. Well, pre-production machines were on display at the recent Utrecht Show and it […]

British Rider Penalty? Sweet Tooth!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It is hard to admit that this piece of anti-bike news comes from the UK… It was recently reported that a 19-year-old motorcyclist was electronically tagged for four months, given 36 hours of community work and ordered to pay £50 costs, (he had a clean record before as well) after being convicted of a riding […]

Royal Enfield Sales Up in GB

Monday, June 29, 2009

As the Indian manufacturer Royal Enfield moves forward with its fuel injected road machines, the UK arm have given their popular ‘Trials’ model the new fuel-injected unit construction engine for 2009, along with some other new features too. Like the previous Trials model, the EFI version features braced ‘scrambles’ handlebars, alloy mudguards and matching bash plate, […]