Design

  • PATENT: BMW’s single-unit CARBON frame and swingarm

    PATENT: BMW’s single-unit CARBON frame and swingarm

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    BMW has filed a design patent for a new carbon fibre chassis, which sees the frame and swingarm constructed as a single unit. Carbon fibre frames are nothing new, nor are carbon fibre swingarms – but BMW taking things one step further, filing a patent which integrates the two together. Unlike a conventional setup, there’s…

  • Honda’s CT 125 is coming to Europe. Factory files designs with EU patent office.

    Honda’s CT 125 is coming to Europe. Factory files designs with EU patent office.

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    Honda’s filed a batch of design drawings with the European Patent Office which confirms the upcoming release of its newest Cub Trail 125.   Following the big reveal of Honda’s latest generation CT 125 at the Tokyo Motor Show a few months ago, we’ve been eagerly waiting for news from the Japanese factory that we’re…

  • Zontes 800cc triple coming for 2022? MT-09 challenger from China.

    Zontes 800cc triple coming for 2022? MT-09 challenger from China.

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    A graphic render is doing the rounds which suggests Chinese factory Zontes is working on an 800cc triple – and if looks anything like the design, it’s one to get excited about. Zontes has made a name for itself over the past few years – thanks to its consistent output of stylish, capable and affordable…

  • Is Harley-Davidson working on a sportbike? Could it look like THIS?

    Is Harley-Davidson working on a sportbike? Could it look like THIS?

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    Harley-Davidson’s been mixing things up of late. Later this year it’ll release its new adventure and streetfighter machines for public consumption – and rumours are swirling that there’s a sportbike on the way too. Could it look like this? H-D’s been in a bit of a slump recently. It’s not selling their same old bikes…

  • Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 for 2021? Here’s what Oberban Bezzi thinks it should look like…

    Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 for 2021? Here’s what Oberban Bezzi thinks it should look like…

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    Following the launch of Suzuki’s new V-Strom 1050 for 2020, Oberdan Bezzi has released a series of images of what he thinks the next generation V-Strom 650 should look like. And they’re brilliant. Famed motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi releases his latest work on a regular basis – and the most recent to make an appearance…

  • Honda patents Artificially Intelligent suspension

    Honda patents Artificially Intelligent suspension

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    How about this then? It’s Honda’s plans to put a suspension system on a bike that actually knows and PREDICTS the type of surface need you’ll want in the next split second! The designs uses both passive (reactive) and adaptive suspension equipment that respond to the range and frequency of the terrain under and in…

  • PATENTS confirm Harley-Davidson’s working on a NEW air-cooled V-TWIN engine.

    PATENTS confirm Harley-Davidson’s working on a NEW air-cooled V-TWIN engine.

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    Patents filed by Harley-Davidson confirm that the iconic American factory is working on the successor to its Milwaukee Eight power plant. Harley-Davidson has long since relied on traditional, air-cooled V-Twin engines – and it doesn’t look like things are going to change too much, with the American factory filing patents for a new air-cooled V-Twin…

  • SPORT BIKE TO SPORT TOURER: Honda’s PATENT which lets you change your RIDING POSITION.

    SPORT BIKE TO SPORT TOURER: Honda’s PATENT which lets you change your RIDING POSITION.

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    Honda has filed a patent for a clever piece of technology which will allow you to change your CBR1000RR from out and out sport bike to a tourer. Have you ever tried touring on a sport bike? While it’s not impossible – it’s hardly the most comfortable way to cover some serious miles. Presumably, that’s…

  • BST HyperTEK: ELECTRIC motorcycle of the FUTURE designed by Pierre Terblanche (the man who brought us the Ducati 999).

    BST HyperTEK: ELECTRIC motorcycle of the FUTURE designed by Pierre Terblanche (the man who brought us the Ducati 999).

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    Renowned motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche and carbon wheel specialist BST have joined forces to reveal an all-new electric motorcycle: the HyperTEK. Best known for work designing the original Ducati Sport Classic, Multistrada, Hypermotard and 999 Superbike – Terblanche is back in action, teaming up with BST to create this weird and wonderful electric bike. And…

  • EICMA 2019: Brough Superior and Aston Martin’s NEW motorcycle. FIRST LOOK.

    EICMA 2019: Brough Superior and Aston Martin’s NEW motorcycle. FIRST LOOK.

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    A couple of images have appeared which show Brough Superior and Aston Martin’s two-wheeled concept. News of a collaboration between the two British brands has been doing the rounds on the web for about month – but ahead of the official unveiling of the project at EICMA tomorrow, here’s a look at some design drawings…

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