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  • RUMOUR: Yamaha registers names – sporty bike on the way?

    RUMOUR: Yamaha registers names – sporty bike on the way?

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    The Japanese factory’s registered a load of brand names for its sportiest bikes – and there’s talk that we’re going to see one of them very soon. In February 2021, Yamaha registered a whole load of names for its sporty YZF-R range. There’s YZF-R1, YZF-R2, YZF-R3, YZF-R4, YZF-R5, YZF-R6, YZF-R7, YZF-R8, YZF-R9, YZF-R15, YZF-R20 and…

  • Dougie Lampkin affiliated company have road bike plans

    Dougie Lampkin affiliated company have road bike plans

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    If you’re into trials you’ll know all about Vertigo. In recent years the firm has had some serious success, with trials legend Dougie Lampkin amassing an impressive five wins in the notoriously tough Scottish Six Days Trial since 2015. Having proved itself in the world of trials, Vertigo has decided it’s time to get into…

  • RUMOURS: Kawsaki’s big plans for 2023!

    RUMOURS: Kawsaki’s big plans for 2023!

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    Official documents filed in the USA suggest that there’re three new motorcycles from the Japanese factory on the way. Things have been quiet from Kawasaki of late; we’ve only really had the updated Versys 650 and H2 SX SE to get excited about, since the latest generation ZX-10R was revealed at the end of 2020.…

  • RUMOURS: Could a learner-legal Triumph be on the way?

    RUMOURS: Could a learner-legal Triumph be on the way?

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    Is the British factory preparing to reveal the first bike that’s been built as part of its partnership with Indian automotive giant Bajaj? Rumours are swirling that Triumph’s getting ready for the launch of the first bike in its new small-capacity range at the big bike shows towards the end of the year. It wouldn’t…

  • The BIG Himalayan could (finally) be coming from Royal Enfield

    The BIG Himalayan could (finally) be coming from Royal Enfield

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    Are we finally going to see the bigger version of Royal Enfield’s much-loved Himalayan? We’ve been talking about the possibility of a Himalayan 650 for years, and fresh rumours are circulating which suggest it’ll be called the Sherpa 650. The Indian factory has confirmed its attendance at the big EICMA show at the end of…

  • RUMOURS: Will we see an updated Suzuki Hayabusa in 2021?

    RUMOURS: Will we see an updated Suzuki Hayabusa in 2021?

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    There’s been talk about Suzuki releasing a new Hayabusa for years – and rumours from Japan suggest we’re getting closer to that becoming a reality. We seem to hear about the possibility of a new Hayabusa every few months, but the latest rumours seem to carry a bit more clout than usual. But the big…

  • RUMOURS: Is there a Ténéré 300 on the way from Yamaha?

    RUMOURS: Is there a Ténéré 300 on the way from Yamaha?

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    It’s nothing concrete – but one of Yamaha’s managers has said there’s potential for a baby Ténéré to go into production. The sub-500cc adventure bike market has swelled in recent years. BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki and KTM have all got in on the action – releasing small capacity version of their flagship machines. And now there’s…

  • RUMOURS: TVS Motor looks to BUY Norton brand.

    RUMOURS: TVS Motor looks to BUY Norton brand.

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    Following the demise of Donington-based Norton Motorcycles, a handful of buyers have come forward to express an interest in snapping up the brand. TVS Motor is one of them. According to Bloomberg, there have been numerous purchase requests – but only eight will be able to move onto the next phase of the buyout. No…

  • Check this out. Gorgeous CGI from Japan of a ‘super’ Katana 1135R that’s rumoured to be on the horizon!

    Check this out. Gorgeous CGI from Japan of a ‘super’ Katana 1135R that’s rumoured to be on the horizon!

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    The rumour-mill in Japan is that Suzuki is planning a limited-edition ‘Super Katana’ that is effectively a ‘R’ version of the bike that was launched by the Japanese factory earlier this year. What’s being said in Japan and being shown here in this illustration from top Japanese outlet YoungMachine is this: the supposed new bike…

  • MotoGP: Lorenzo to RETURN to the paddock for 2020?

    MotoGP: Lorenzo to RETURN to the paddock for 2020?

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    Following Jorge Lorenzo’s retirement at the end of the 2019 MotoGP season, there’s been a lot of speculation about what the three-time World Champion will be doing next year. And it looks like he’ll be back in the paddock for 2020. During an interview on Austrian TV, Lorenzo said that he expects to be back…

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