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Ducati’s 2019 Scrambler Icon – First thoughts

Posted: Friday 21 September 2018 at 10:16 AM / Slider Home

We’re out on the launch of Ducati‘s updated for 2019 Scrambler Icon, just like we mentioned a week or so ago. It’s 33 degrees in Siena and it’s a proper case of sweaty backsides, dusty trails, bad tarmac and even worse Italian driving… and riding. So far we’ve ridden about 40 miles into the Tuscany […]

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Leaked BMW 1250GS video shows new cam system

Posted: Sunday 16 September 2018 at 16:51 PM / Slider Home

A video leaked online reveals crucial details about BMW’s upcoming R1250GS, the successor to its world conquering R1200GS. As well as showing the bike itself, the video goes into detail about the new cam system in the cylinder heads. The “Shiftcam” system, according to the video, responds to the position of the throttle. An actuator […]

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Kawasaki reveal 2019 Ninja 125 and Z125 models

Posted: Saturday 15 September 2018 at 19:23 PM / Slider Home

Almost a year after announcing these two little beauties at EICMA 2017, Kawasaki have finally revealed them. So say hello to two brand new learner-legal models for 2019. It’s a bit of a “me too” effort, given most other Japanese manufacturers have got rival offerings (not to mention the billions of cheap Chinese copies) but […]

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Ducati announce updated Scrambler Icon for 2019

Posted: Monday 10 September 2018 at 09:08 AM / Slider Home

As we reported a few days ago, Ducati have just announced updates to the Scrambler Icon. It’s not entirely clear if the update applies to the entire range of 803c Scramblers or just the Icon (we reckon it’s just the Icon for now), but the changes, as we suspected, are very much tweaks over a […]

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MotoE World Cup Calendar announced for 2019 MotoGP Season

Posted: Sunday 09 September 2018 at 19:24 PM / Slider Home

Late last year, Superbike magazine was out in Portofino with Energica on the morning that it, in partnership with Dorna, announced it was to be the supplier for the sustainable 2019 MotoE World Cup series. We then went on to ride Energica’s Ego which is the bike that the MotoE series is based on, but […]

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Special Suzuki GSX-R1000R on the way?

Posted: Sunday 09 September 2018 at 10:11 AM / Slider Home

Special versions of our favourite superbikes are all the rage at the moment. BMW’s HP4 RACE, Yamaha’s R1M, Kawasaki’s ZX10RR, Honda’s Fireblade SP2 and Ducati’s various Superleggeras… so it’s only right that Suzuki should make a jizztastic Gixxer Thou as well, right? Well it might just be happening. Suzuki Italy teased a photo of a […]

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Valentino Rossi’s Back to the Future Helmet – Misano San Marino MotoGP 2018

Posted: Saturday 08 September 2018 at 10:43 AM / Slider Home

After missing the San Marino round at Misano last year due breaking his leg in a motocross training accident, Rossi returns to Misano this year with another hilariously awesome helmet themed on Back to the Future. We’ll let the photos do the talking… And yes, that’s Galbusera photoshopped over Doc… Read our guide to the […]

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Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport makes its debut

Posted: Saturday 08 September 2018 at 08:00 AM / Slider Home

In what feels like our 19th post about new bike news in the past week, there’s yet another – Moto Guzzi’s V9 Bobber Sport – revealed to the public today at the Guzzi plant in Mandello del Lario. Guzzi say that it’s a “gritty addition” to the V9 range. We’ll have to take their word […]

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Second Triumph Scrambler 1200 video appears

Posted: Friday 07 September 2018 at 16:35 PM / Slider Home

Hot on the heels of the last video Triumph released for its impending Scrambler 1200, another has appeared on Looking closely we can see dual shotgun-style exhausts, an angle adjustable dashboard, what appears to be an LED headlight and indicators and perhaps Ohlins forks and Brembo brakes. That’s all we’ve got for now, but […]

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New BMW S1000RR 2019 leaked in design patent application

Posted: Friday 07 September 2018 at 12:49 PM / Slider Home

It’s no secret that BMW’s S1000RR is much-loved at Superbike towers, and for much the same reason the rest of the two wheeled world and his dog love it. Since it arrived 10 years ago, it’s built a reputation as the easiest superbike to jump on and immediately ride fast with seemingly no time needed […]

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