Tradicionalmente las motos y los motores turbos no se han llevado bien a lo largo de la historia por la dificultad de su implantación al contrario que en el mundo de las cuatro ruedas. La nueva Kawasaki Ninja H2 ahora quiere romper moldes con el uso de un motor sobrealimentado para su nueva Superbike y no viene mal recordar la última vez que las marcas japonesas intentaron traer los turbocompresores y las turbinas a las motos. Fue Honda la que desató esta particular guerra allá por 1982, en la que entraron gustosos Yamaha, Suzuki y Kawasaki, aunque sin los resultados esperados en todos los casos.
I'm not sure if I'm stuck in some kind of Baader-Meinhof loop, but I seem to be constantly discovering new BMW scramblers, and I could swear they're constantly getting better. In fact the one you see here has quickly become my new favourite. Officine Rossopuro is an Italian custom motorcycle garage that many of you will already be familiar with, it's run by a friendly man by the name of Filippo Barbacane who's unquestionably one of the most talented motorcycle builders you'll find anywhere in the world.
Filippo doesn't do things by halves, so when he rolls out a new build the list of modifications and new fabrication used is longer than your arm. This scrambler is no different, in fact there's no part of it that hasn't been modified or replaced. The build began with the original bike being stripped to nuts and bolts, then thoroughly cleaned and examined.
The rear subframe was removed and replaced with a more heavy-duty tail, the swing arm was reinforced and the rear springs were thrown in favour of a new pair of adjustable Bitubo gas shock absorbers - allowing improved rear wheel travel.
10) The Blackhawk from the '70s is the closest any production car came to looking like The Homer. It was the easiest way to say to the world "I have more money than taste."
A photograph has emerged which appears to confirm rumours that Ducati will introduce a 1299 Panigale for 2015.
The picture was posted on the Facebook page of a US Ducati dealership after it won an award for top sales. It shows staff collecting the award at a dealer convention - in front of a picture of a Panigale with '1299' on the side.
The image was quickly removed from Facebook and replaced with a cropped one.
The 1299 model is expected to go on sale next year alongside the 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S but replacing the higher-spec R version.
It will be the production version of a new machine for the World Superbike championship.
It's rumoured to make around 10hp more than the 1199, bringing power to over 200hp.
The Indian Chieftain is a big motorcycle, designed to soak up the miles on the smooth highways of 'Murica. The star of the show is the new Thunder Stroke engine, a mighty 111 cubic inch (1811cc) monster pumping out 119 ft-lbs of torque.
It's a remarkably good-looking motor, and it caught the eye of Roland Sands, the man who can do no wrong when it comes to creating genre-bending customs. Sands has now tapped into Indian's rich motorsport heritage, and slotted the Thunder Stroke into a vintage-style, boardtracker-inspired build: the Indian Track Chief.