The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 - All New Sportbike


A new Kawasaki Ninja 400 has been outed after the firm shot an advert for the motorcycle in Milwaukee, USA. While Kawasaki did its best to hide the undisguised motorcycles during the filming of the advertising, the whole caboodle was caught on camera.

The new 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 appears to be a replacement for the current Ninja 300. The number plate reads Ninja 400, giving away the name and capacity. The swingarm, fork and brakes look similar to the existing Ninja 300’s, but the bodywork is completely new.

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Honda Electric Motorcycles and Scooters in 2018


Next year you’ll be able to buy a production Honda two-wheeler that doesn’t use petrol and that you’ll barely hear coming. Yes, they’re going electric. Honda’s president and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, confirmed plans at a recent press meeting in Tokyo, Japan. He said two-thirds of the cars they sell will be electrified by 2030, focusing on hybrids using both conventional engines and electric motors, and using unique plug-in charging system. And convenient, quick-charging technology is coming to two wheels as well.

‘We are working on a highly-convenient system for electric commuters, which feature a detachable mobile battery that is easy to replace and/or recharge,’ said Hachigo. ‘We are planning to introduce some new models including an electric scooter in 2018.’ This is likely to be the Honda EV-Cub, a battery-powered version of the iconic step-thru’ with an electric motor in tis hub, seen as a concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Want to learn how to slide a motorcycle?


Want to learn how to slide a motorcycle? Use a dirt-bike technique. Stick your left foot out if you want to power slide a motorcycle! Of course you can learn to slide a motorcycle by using many different motorcycles on variety of surfaces, but like any job there is a better or worse tool that you can use.

This article is about the best tool (dirt-bikes) on the best surface (dirt) to learn how to slide a motorcycle.

We’ve all seen motorcycle road racers leaving black rubber lines as they exit corners sideways and maybe wish we could experience that too. Fact is most good road racers cut their teeth on a dirt-bike and that’s why they’re so comfortable sideways on a road race bike. With a dirt-bike, anyone can experience sliding, which is one of the most thrilling and fun things you can do on a motorcycle, right up there with jumping.

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The 2018 Battle of the 300cc Sportbikes


The rumor mill suggests that Yamaha’s YZF-R3 will be updated next year.

And following the debut of the 2015-on YZF-R1 and this year’s revamped YZF-R6, the smaller YZF-R3 is due for a styling update.

Yamaha’s YZF-R3 changes – which will of course be mirrored in the fractionally smaller-capacity but otherwise identical YZF-R25 – are also expected to react to the release of Honda’s CBR250RR and the widely-expected CBR300RR derivative that’s likely to debut in 2018.

The Honda already boasts an upside-down fork and multiple riding modes, and there’s speculation the upcoming larger-capacity version – at least 300cc and possibly as large as 350cc – will get other upgrades.

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Booming Business at Ducati


Ducati may be on the brink of another buyout as the Volkswagen Group looks set to unload the booming motorcycle business, but it does not seem to have distracted the men driving the famous Italian firm forward.

Ducati may have suffered a few ups and downs in their colorful 91-year history, but one thing they’ve always been is brave. And with an incredible V4 four-stroke engine about to rewrite the sportbike rule-book, Ducati just got even braver.

Ducati, under the guidance of CEO Claudio Domenicali, have managed to branch-out into new areas of motorcycling without diluting the brand. The Ducati Diavel and XDiavel, the Scrambler and the Multistrada have been big plays into parts of the market Ducati have not been famous for in the 21st century – and yet people can’t get enough of them.

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Ducati and the Last V-Twin Superbike


Just one day after Ducati started teasing the final version of the Ducati 1299 Panigale, the first spy shots of its successor – the long-awaited V4 superbike – emerged.

Ducati teased that it will reveal the production version of the V-twin Panigale at the WSBK round at Laguna Seca a week ago, and it promises to be the culmination of all the lessons learned during the six-year-old model’s life.

We already know that the V-twin Panigale is set for the chopping block, to be replaced in 2018 by a new MotoGP-derived V4 superbike, but Ducati has also made clear it will still produce, sell and race the older V-twin in WSBK in 2018, giving it a year to work towards an R-spec version of the new V4.

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The Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro the New Go-Anywhere Bike


Ducati has revealed a new version of its Multistrada 100 Enduro. According to the Bologna based company, the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro gets all the goodness of the current V-twin cylinder Testastretta DVT engine, Riding Modes and other electronic rider aids, combined with a new ‘Sand’ color scheme, tires developed for both road and off-road use, and accessories for the less-beaten track.

The color scheme includes rough surface finish, two-tone seat, black sub-frame, clutch and alternator covers.

Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires are fitted as standard: 120/70 R19 at the front, 170/60 R17 at the rearm designed to work both on and off-road.

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Motorcycle Made of Wood and Running on Algae Oil Developed


A motorcycle made of wood and powered by burning algae oil has been developed.

The motorcycle is the work of designer Ritsert Mans and scientist Peter Mooij. The two friends hatched a plan to produce an algae oil powered wooden motorcycle to highlight one of the options for moving away from traditional fuels. Ritsert Mans developed the wooden motorcycle while Peter Mooij grew algae and harvested it for fuel. The chassis is made of wood, including its single-sided front end.

The motorcycle was built to accompany Peter Mooij’s new book, titled De Dikke Alg (or ‘The Thick Algae’) which examines the role algae could play in a sustainable future.

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Bigger Royal Enfield Himalayan Confirmed


Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lai was asked the question ‘will they produce a larger capacity Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure bike’ his answer was ‘Yes, we will’. ‘We have selected which models we will be making bigger and more powerful versions of than we have today, and they Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of those.’

Siddhartha explained that the move was a strategic one designed to help Indian-owned Royal Enfield achieve its goal of becoming number one in global sales in the middleweight segment by 2022.

‘That’s the playing field we’ve set ourselves for many different reasons,’ he said.

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The Modern Retro Machine and Accessories


Cafe racers are as you probably know nothing new, but the principles and purpose remain the same: to make your motorcycle lighter, faster and uniquely yours.

Original cafe racers from the 1950s and 1960s were typically backyard-built creations combining the best engine with the best handling frame and suspension its creator could afford. Ariels, BSAs, Nortons and Triumphs and the best of Britain’s golden era of motorcycles were all stripped down, tuned up and ready to race for bragging rights between transport cafes around London’s outer fringes.

It paved a way for a counter-culture revolution, and is possibly best-known today for the infamous Rockers (cafe racers) versus Mods (scooterists) battle at Brighton beach, England.

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