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 [...]
Latest Concept Bikes
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, [...]
Ducatis aren’t the only two-wheelers under the Audi corporate umbrella these days. The German company recently unveiled its concept Worthersee e-bike, to which Audi applied its vast experience with high-tech composites, electronics and lithium-ion batteries. This innovative machine can operate solely on muscle power through a nine-speed bicycle transmission, rely [...]
Days of Future Past Tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…and then one fine morning we’ll wake up and say what did ever happen to that beautiful future, anyway?
Call them what you will—show bikes, concept bikes, future bikes, whatever—they’ve been around for a long time. Sometimes they point the way to the future, most of the time they should wear a sign that says DEAD END. But the fun part is that nobody knows for sure at the [...]