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  • BMW files PATENT for a new flexible TANK. HYBRID motorcycle on the way?

    BMW files PATENT for a new flexible TANK. HYBRID motorcycle on the way?

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    Patents have been filed by BMW for a new flexible fuel tank, which all but confirm that there’s a hybrid motorcycle on the way from the German giant. Of course, this isn’t the first we’ve heard about the Bavarian factories forays into the hybrid world. Remember Wunderlich’s BMW R 1200 GS which was powered by…

  • A new Harley motor patents appear. A 60-degree V-twin for the middle-weights in the future range.

    A new Harley motor patents appear. A 60-degree V-twin for the middle-weights in the future range.

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    Uncovered by the reporters at Motorrad in Germany, the drawings for a new motor are another indicator that the American firm is getting ready to put it’s future prototypes into production. Harley-Davidson has already shown the world the prototypes for the next-generation Pan America, Custom 1250 and Streetfighter models – all bikes which are expected…

  • Brexit: Tariffs kept on motorcycles coming to the UK but ‘parts and engines’ tariffs dropped to 0% for 12 months.

    Brexit: Tariffs kept on motorcycles coming to the UK but ‘parts and engines’ tariffs dropped to 0% for 12 months.

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    Here’s what the Government is saying about motorcycles (and motorcycle parts) coming into the UK over the immediate future. This could change in light of a no-deal Brexit but, as we stand today, here’s the rub. Tarriffs are being kept on motorcycles coming into the UK (that ranges from 8% to 6% of the motorcycle…

  • CUSTOM board tracker revealed with OFFICIAL NEW 1800cc BMW BOXER engine.

    CUSTOM board tracker revealed with OFFICIAL NEW 1800cc BMW BOXER engine.

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    BMW has collaborated with Custom Work Zon at the Hot Rod Custom Show 2018 in Yokohama, unveiling a prototype board tracker with an 1800cc boxer engine. BMW has form for showcasing its latest developments with the help of custom houses. Back in 2013, Roland Sands created the BMW Concept Ninety – before BMW went on…

  • VIDEO: 40 Years of Success – Suzuki and Yoshimura

    VIDEO: 40 Years of Success – Suzuki and Yoshimura

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    Yoshimura and Suzuki have been working together since 1978. And to celebrate 40 years of success, they have released this beautiful video showing some of their most famous achievements… But how did this fruitful partnership begin? Well, let’s step back in time to 1922 – and the birth of Mr Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura . An…

  • Honda’s new reverse-mounted engine on its way – and according to the patents, it’s coming in a very sporty package

    Honda’s new reverse-mounted engine on its way – and according to the patents, it’s coming in a very sporty package

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      Honda has filed plans for a rotary-type throttling device (!) for an upcoming sport bike that, in this first-registration sketch, looks amazing. What the bike in the drawings actually is remains something of a mystery. There’s no mention of a specific motorcycle model in the designs for the rotary throttling device, which improves inlet…

  • Video: Was the word, KABOOM!?

    Video: Was the word, KABOOM!?

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      What happens when Dave, that gobby bloke who ‘used to ride a bike’ has a beer and gets the keys to someone’s bike? This. What a chump.

  • Video: TURN IT UP LOUD! Triumph Moto2 765 fired up at Motorcycle Live

    Video: TURN IT UP LOUD! Triumph Moto2 765 fired up at Motorcycle Live

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    A couple of months ago Triumph revealed it has signed on as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship from the 2019 season. And at Motorcycle Live 2017, the iconic British brand has been firing up its 765 test machine for the crowds. *Apologies for the sound quality, but we wanted you to hear just how loud…

  • Ducati’s Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine unveiled!

    Ducati’s Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine unveiled!

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    Ducati has unveiled its new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine, the road-going version of its MotoGP power plant – in preparation for Ducati’s soon-to-be-unveiled superbike, the Ducati Panigale V4. Shown today in Misano, ahead of this weekend’s San Marino GP, we finally know a little bit more about the hotly anticipated Desmosedici Stradale engine. The stats…

  • Norton Motorcycles join forces with Chinese manufacturer Zhongshen

    Norton Motorcycles join forces with Chinese manufacturer Zhongshen

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    Norton and Zhongshen have entered into a 20 year Design and Licence agreement based around Norton’s all new 650cc twin-engine. The 650cc twin-engine has been jointly engineered and developed by Norton and Sussex-based Ricardo engineering and has been specifically designed to the requirements of Zhongshen. It will be Euro 4 compliant, which enables Zhongshen to…

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