Exoticism Economised: 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS

MV Agusta has launched the 2022 Brutale 1000 RS and needless to say- it’s one mind-staggering motorcycle to look at. However, it’s not an all-new offering and more of a budget package with comfortable ergos compared to its expensive sibling the MV Agusta Brutale 1000RR launched this year. Intending to attract more buyers who might have shied away from the € 32,000 price tag of the RR, MV Agusta has made requisite alterations to the hardware bringing the costs down while offering a more comfortable ride. New Euro 5 Engine The 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS continues to be…

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Electric Enamor: The Husqvarna E-Pilen debuts at Munich

With fossil fuel slated to run out of reserves one day and the stringent emission norms in place to restrain a greenhouse apocalypse on the planet, automobile manufacturers have been investing heavily into electric mobility. While the focus on the electric transformation is largely on four-wheelers, motorcycle manufacturers around the world have been rolling out their offerings as an efficient mode of transportation. The latest entrant onto the list has been the Husqvarna E-Pilen, an electric iteration of the Vitpilen with the trademark Husqvarna design language being carried over to the new electric motorcycle. A similar round headlight, flatter panels,…

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Stunning Streamliner: WMC250EV is a 250 mph electric warp machine

“Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines,” said once Enzo Ferrari. We wish he could have lived the day to see how engines and aerodynamics in unison are pushing the performance envelope of automobiles today to staggering limits. With Formula 1 cars now producing a downforce of 5 G’s and MotoGP motorcycle growing winglets to keep the violent front end down- aerodynamics have been the redefining horizons of automotive performance. And while the Covid19 pandemic has put brakes on global movement, White Motorcycle Concepts, on the other is looking forward to shattering the national and world land speed records…

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Diminutive Dash: 2022 Honda Monkey 125 breaks cover

History The Honda Monkey (originally Z series), despite its minuscule proportions is a legend in its own right that commands a cult following worldwide. Launched way back in 1960 with a 49cc engine as a thrill ride for kids at Tama Tech- a now-defunct amusement park in Tokyo, soaring popularity promoted Honda to launch a road-going version of the motorcycle for the European and American markets. It featured a flashy chromed tank, foldable handlebars and teeny weeny 5-inch wheels- but the liking was instant. It looked a pretty little motorcycle that was compact, light and effortless to potter around town.…

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Copycat Campaign: The Motrac Unicorn tries to ape the MV Agusta SuperVeloce

Old habits die hard they say! While China is well on its way to becoming a formidable global superpower- yet a few trades in the country have yet to give up on their copycatting ventures. From blatant imitations of small capacity motorcycles such as the KTM Duke 200 to not even sparing luxury badges like the Range Rover- it seems that the Chinese knock-offs aren’t going to stop anytime soon. The latest addition to the tally is a rather hilarious contraption called the Motrac Unicorn which seems to be trying hard for a wannabe MV Agusta SuperVeloce, but alas failing…

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Fancy a $155,000 motorcycle? The 2021 Combat Wraith ticks your whims

Motorcycles were invented as cheap and simple modes of transportation. While a few still serve the same purpose even today, there’s no dearth of preposterous paradigms. Meet the 2021 Combat Wraith- a carved contraption that’ll make the Ducati Superleggera V4 appear as a discounted deal. Defined to be “raw art in motion” – the hand-built Combat Wraith pushes the boundaries of eccentric motorcycle design. The CNC machined curved fuel tank, girder forks, monocoque frame, and exposed internals all reek of a space-age apocalypse. Engine Crafted entirely out of solid billet blocks of military-grade aluminium, the 2021 Combat Wraith cranks out…

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New Generation 2021 Triumph Speed Twin unveiled

The neo-retro roadster from Hinckley Headquarters has been extended with substantial updates for 2021 offering improved styling, engine performance, handling and electronics package while complying with the latest emission norms. Engine The new Euro5 compliant 1200cc parallel twin gushes out an additional 3 ps of power @ 7250 rpm totalling 100 ps with unchanged peak torque figures of 112 nm now arriving at 500 rpm lower than the outgoing model. It’s now more responsive with a 17% reduction in inertia achieved through a new lightweight crankshaft and alternator. New high compression pistons, revised ports, and new cam profiles impart a…

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The new Zaiser Electrocycle offers 300-mile range and 2WD Ride

Clubbing good looks with substantial range is not something usually happens with electric motorcycles- though a few do succeed on this front. Hence the void usually ends up being filled either with utility or range. On similar lines, Zaiser Motors has launched the new Electrocycle which appears to be an amalgamation of a cruiser and a vintage car. But if the design puts you off- the Electrocycle relents for a closer inspection. Performance & Range While two-wheel drive on a motorcycle is not something new, but it’s not as extensive either. The Zaiser Electrocycle offers a twin hub drive powered…

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Rush Hour: Euro5 Compliant Limited Edition MV Agusta Rush 1000 unveiled

The 2020 MV Agusta Rush 1000 was already a madcap avatar of the Brutale 1000RR, fusing F1 and MotoGP technology in an ultra-naked motorcycle. With the bodywork amalgamating burlesque brashness with Italian allure- the Rush 1000 undoubtedly was a stunning exhibit of engineering. But with just over a year in production, the Varese-based manufacturer decided to layer an air-force-inspired livery on the brawny beast for 2021. Engine At the helm is the same 999cc inline-four motor from the Brutale 1000RR gushing out a staggering 208 bhp but is now Euro5 compliant. Featuring F1 tech oval valves and MotoGP-derived titanium con-rods,…

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Middleweight Mania: The 2022 Yamaha R7 officially revealed

With rumours and spy shots making rounds on the internet post the painful discontinuation of the Yamaha YZF-R6 amidst failing sales, expectations for the new R7 circled around a more powerful inline-four R6 or a toned-down yet sportier inline-three MT-09. However, the official release of the 2022 Yamaha R7 reveals underpinning resemblance from its parallel-twin cousin- the MT-07, but fused with the R series DNA. Design The 2022 Yamaha R7 unmistakably retains the R- series DNA with slippery bodywork featuring a central LED illumination, housed inside the air-duct flanked by aggressive daylight running twin LEDs. The 2022 Yamaha R7 features…

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