Harley Meets Ducati – The Roehr American Superbike Takes Shape
2007 The Harley-Davidson Revolution Engine Erik Buell dismissed as too large and heavy for a sportsbike may get its chance to fly after all. Roehr is seeking investors to capitalise its first production run of its flag-waving American RV1000 sportsbike.
The project is the brainchild of Walter Roehrich, previously known for his 2-stroke street racer of 1995, the RV500.
That bike was torpedoed by the prohibitive cost of Direct Fuel Injection technology required in order to meet tightening emissions regulations.
Not to be disheartened, Roehrich set out to recreate the light weight, high power, fine handling characteristics of the RV500 using a large capacity 4-stroke engine. After initial testing using an ultra-light Highland v-twin capable of around 120bhp, it was decided that only an all-American concept would fly with buyers (this doesn’t extend to the chassis, where the best of Ohlins, Brembo and Marchesini have been called in).
From there, the Porsche-designed 1130cc H-D Revolution engine was an easy choice. “There was never any other engine seriously considered,” said Roehrich, Read More
Triumph Motorcycles Entering Indian Market Very Soon
Iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has announced its decision to enter the Indian market.
Triumph has appointed Ashish Joshi as its Managing Director for India. Prior to joining Triumph, Ashish was heading the European operations for Royal Enfield and established the company’s business in Europe. He has over 16 years of experience in Asia and Europe.
Triumph Motorcycles has in recent years been the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world. The innovation and engineering passion that gave birth to the iconic Bonneville of the 1960s has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the 2.3 litre Rocket III, the Speed Triple, the award-winning Daytona 675 supersport machine and the recently launched Tiger 800.
Remaining true to their heritage, Triumph combines the very latest design and manufacturing facilities with the character and design flair that has always been associated with the famous swooping badge.
Commenting on Triumph’s entry to the Indian market Nick Bloor, CEO of Triumph Read More
New Hyosung GT250 – Spy Shots
Pictures emerging from Korea appear to show a restyled front end for the Hyosung GT250 naked bike.
Hyosung globally prepared two variants of two-cylinder motors its 250 cc, one is tangible GT250R sport full fairing and the other is the intangible GT250 street bike / naked bike.
The bike in the shots clearly has a far more stylised headlight in place of the old-fashioned round unit on the current GT250, which itself is virtually identical in appearance to the larger GT650. Presumably, should this turn out to be a real picture of the 2012 GT250, the GT650 will get similar changes.
Other than the light and instrument pod, the bike looks unchanged from the current machine.
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