New Triumph Speed Triple unveiled

The new Triumph Speed Triple is here: two new bikes, one new engine and 148bhp. The original Triumph Speed Triple launched way back in 1994 and in doing so they helped popularise the factory streetfighter. The immensely popular original was basically a Daytona 900 without the plastics (right down the clip-on handlebars) but the bike has steadily evolved into what we see unveiled today – the most advanced and most powerful Speed Triple ever in the S and RS. So let’s get stuck in shall we? Engine A brand new…

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Hot new KTM RC390 R

Homologation special KTM RC390 R will make kid’s hearts flutter and parents wallets quiver. Love the KTM RC390 but it’s not quite sharp enough for you? Well you’re in luck as KTM have announced the RC390 R – a homologated, limited edition version that’s just a race kit away from Supersport 300 competition. Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the RC390R has had a multitude of hardware upgrades to make it more suitable for track use. For a start, the R model gets tailor-made fully-adjustable WP suspension as well as…

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Teaser video suggests Triumph Speed Triple is imminent

It’s 24 years since Triumph first launched the Speed Triple, perfectly catching the wave of the naked sportsbikes. It’s had a string of updates since – including six new engines – and it doesn’t seem that long since the last update in 2016. But the competition have moved on and new teaser video is pointing to a major refresh. Two old hands We last reported on a new Speed Triple in October after a spy shot emerged of one being tested in Spain. Now Triumph have released the teaser video…

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Three new Harleys could be on the way

Recent trademark application points to major update of the Sportster range. Like a government trying to sneak out its bad news on a Friday, Harley-Davidson conveniently trademarked three new model names in the run up to Christmas. Between December 7 and 21, Harley-Davidson trademarked the names Bronx, 48X and Pan America for use on motorcycles but what are they? The 48X is instantly recognisable as the Forty-Eight is an existing model in Harley’s current Sportster range. Assuming Harley are following their standard naming convention (as seen on the FXDX and…

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2018’s hottest bikes and their secrets

Hurray! It’s officially 2018, which means there’s not long to wait until we get to ride some of the amazing bikes unveiled at the back end of last year. To get us in the mood, we spoke to some of the men behind the hottest bikes of 2018 to find out just how they came into existence. Ducati V4 Panigale Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO After decades of V-twin superbikes, Ducati’s latest flagship bike has four cylinders. CEO Claudio Domenicali explains why… “What seems a huge decision is actually simpler from…

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