Now that Husqvarna has been owned by the KTM Group for a decent chunk of time—since March, to be exact—we’re starting to see what will happen with the historically Swedish marque under Austrian ownership. At the recent EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, there were 13 new Huskys on display—seven enduros [...]
Latest Concept Bikes
We saw it happen in cars, and then, we saw it in motorcycles. More power needs a bigger engine, which needs bigger brakes, a stronger, heavier chassis, and a bigger gas tank. Finally, you can hardly steer the monster; it’s become a power station on wheels. Smoky burnouts are its [...]
Toward the end of his annual share holders address last September, dealing with business as usual, Honda President/CEO Takanobu Ito snuck in a paragraph that relit the pilot in the hearts of the V-Four faithful everywhere: “Since its market introduction in 1987, the RC30 [VFR750R] supersports bike has been loved [...]
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 – First Look Suzuki’s all-new big adventure bike is coming to America; the only question is when?
With all the commotion surrounding the new BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure at last month’s INTERMOT show, Suzuki’s all-new DL1000 V-Strom “concept” almost got lost in the shuffle. It shouldn’t have. This bike is unlike most concepts in that the entire machine looks pretty much production-ready, complete with turnsignals [...]
[ Husqvarna executives say their engineers are developing a street-legal, direct-injected, two-stroke-powered dual-sport. This illustration represents what we think the bike might look like. ] During our recent visit to Husqvarna, company executives said they have a high-tech two-stroke, likely directly injected, in their near-term product plan. At KTM, [...]