Tag Archives: Sports Bike

Energica Eva EsseEsse9 Combines “Old School” Look With Electric Motor

Electric vehicles, bikes included, supposed to be the future of transportation and therefore, it is only natural that they also sports rather over-the-top futuristic looks. Obviously, futuristic look is not everyone’s cuppa and you are one of them, and still wanted an eco-conscious two-wheeler, the Eva EsseEsse9 from Italian high performance electric motorcycle maker, Energica, could be right up your old school alley. Aesthetically, the Eva EsseEsse9 looks just like the sports bike you have grown to love over the decades, but it is anything but ancient. Continue reading Energica Eva EsseEsse9 Combines “Old School” Look With Electric Motor

Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic

At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha had a theme called “Yamaha Future Garage: Resonate the Future” and what the motorcycle maker brought to floor was indeed futuristic. In addition to the NIKEN Leaning Multi-wheeler previewed in late October, the show floor was occupied by dazzling examples, including a sports bike that will totally look the part in Bladerunner (and will make Akira’s bike look so dated) called MOTOROiD, a cute three-wheel leaning multi-wheel vehicle called TRITOWN, a leaning four-wheeler known simply as MWC-4, a CROSS HUB Concept which is also a three-wheel leaning vehicle but one that has a body that encapsulate the rider like the MWC-4, and finally, there’s the MOTOBOT Ver.2, an autonomous motorcycle—riding robot which is essentially a follow-up to the first motorbike-riding robot introduced two years ago. Continue reading Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic

Yamaha’s New NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheeler Is A Corner-loving Bike

If you love the exhilaration brought about by motorcycle but somehow felt insecure because of it being a two-wheelers, then perhaps a three-wheeler bike will be right up your alley. If so, Yamaha may just have the ride for you. Called Yamaha NIKEN Leaning Multi-wheeler (LMW), it features a liquid-cooled 4-stroke, fuel injected inline 3-cylinder large displacement engine blessed with DOHC (that’s double overhead cam, if you don’t already know…) and 4-valve per pod, and it promised to make you feel ‘safe’ when executing corners – all thanks to its unique three-wheel configuration. And that’s no ordinary three-wheel configuration, by the way. Continue reading Yamaha’s New NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheeler Is A Corner-loving Bike

Designer Dreamed Up A Gorgeous Bike Of The Future And It Is Lengthy!

We don’t dismiss the possibility that future motorcycles could hover, but for practicality’s sake, bikes of the future could look something more like the one in Tron – the reboot version, that is, or it could be look something like this, the Vultran Type 3 Concept Electric Motorcycle dreamed up by Orlando, Florida-based creative mind Lee Rosario. One feature, if you could call it a feature, that draws us to the Vultran Type 3 is how ridiculously long it is and also the fact that being an obvious motorcycle of the future, it still has graphics of flame decorating it. Ok, the latter is a joke. Continue reading Designer Dreamed Up A Gorgeous Bike Of The Future And It Is Lengthy!

Check Out This Zagato Designed Motorcycle For MV Agusta

If there’s one thing motorcycle industry is need of, it would be a radical change in design. At this point, it seems like independent bike makers are the ones taking the lead to challenge the status quo in motorcycle design, but not established bike makers. It is strange phenomena, considering established bike manufacturers are the ones with the financial muscle. However, we may be seeing a shift here, starting with Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta upcoming two-wheeler, the F4Z, which will be officially unveil in September 4, 2016. Continue reading Check Out This Zagato Designed Motorcycle For MV Agusta

Never Ridden 2014 Lotus C-01 Motorcycle To Go Under The Hammer

Remember that super sexy Lotus C-01 motorcycle that’s not built by Lotus? Only 100 units of this fine example were built, which makes it one of the super rare two-wheeler, if not the rarest, in the world. If you weren’t one of the hundred lucky folks who managed to secure one, here’s another golden opportunity for you to do so; only this time, it is going to be both easy and difficult to obtain. In a way, it is easy to obtain because this particular immaculate example, which apparently has never been ridden, will be going under the hammer at Monterey Car Week. Continue reading Never Ridden 2014 Lotus C-01 Motorcycle To Go Under The Hammer

Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter – A Stunning Motorcycle of Billet Aluminum and Carbon Fiber

You may ask: ‘is this even a motorcycle?’ Well, it is obviously a motorcycle and an extremely radical one to say the least. Conjured up by Alabama-based motorcycle builder Confederate, the G2 P51 Combat Fighter is no doubt a sight to behold. This second-generation Combat Fighter stays true to the ethos of the original Combat Fighter, but now sports the new CX4 architecture that composes entirely of a lighter, more durable 6061-T6 aerospace billet aluminum construction – from the frame right down to the engine block and heads and is push forth by a drag-derived, air-cooled 2,163cc V-twin motor that pumps out 200 horsepower and an astounding 180 lb-ft (243.7 Nm) of torque – thanks to an all-new head design and induction system. Continue reading Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter – A Stunning Motorcycle of Billet Aluminum and Carbon Fiber

Project 7MC Is What Happens If Jaguar Were To Make A Sports Bike

There is no telling if British luxury car maker Jaguar will ever make motorcycles, but if it did, we sure hope it will look like the Jaguar Project 7MC, a concept bike dreamed up by Hungary-based designer Tamás Jakus (of Jakusa Design). Jakus is no stranger to conceptualizing dream rides, be it two- or four-wheeled, but Project 7MC is the one that caught our attention. Not just because it is sleek ride. Not because it is a ‘what if Jag made a bike’ concept, but it is also a synthesization of two of the UK’s most iconic marques: Jaguar and Triumph. Most importantly, it looks like a lovechild of the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 and a Triumph Speed Triple. Continue reading Project 7MC Is What Happens If Jaguar Were To Make A Sports Bike

If Batman Was Real, The Ronin 47 Would Be His Bike of Choice

first founded in 1983 by former Harley-Davidson engineer Erik Buell, Wisconsin-based Buell Motorcycle was soon acquired by Harley-Davidson in 2003 after a 49 percent acquisition in 1993. between its founding and cessation, it has produced a number of models, but the most notable among them was the 1125 made between 2009 and 2010, which was a major departure from Buell’s design ‘tradition’ mainly because it was based on Harley-Davidson Sportster and it was a sport bike. i am not sure if we should grant the Buell 1125 the cult status, but it is, after all, the last model to be made before things turn really bad and have to bid the world adieu. Continue reading If Batman Was Real, The Ronin 47 Would Be His Bike of Choice

Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2R Looks Like a Bat Out of Hell

if you think you know every damn thing about Kawasaki motorbikes. think again. the Japanese bike maker’s latest Ninja, H2R, is decidedly very “un-Kawasaki”, much less a Ninja, and looks like a bike pulled straight from the pages of sci-fi script and it has wings too, well, winglets, actually. its supercharged in-line four motor is built around a trellis frame and as the model hinted, it is a track homologation of the ‘lesser’ street version, H2. as you would have expected from a bike bred for the track, it has fair amount carbon fiber in areas like the body, the dual-intake air duct that leads to the supercharger (even the air duct!) and possibly more parts then we have read. it has a single-sided swingarm and as a hint that it could be a bullet on the race track, it has a pair of winglets, flanking the sharp front end, that works to put some downforce at extreme speed. Continue reading Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2R Looks Like a Bat Out of Hell