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In Versys tune, not much has changed except EFI tuning, longer intake funnels inside a new airbox and longer exhaust headers, all of which contribute to stronger low- and mid-range power. We’ve still got 10.6:1 compression and twin 32mm intake tracts. The Versys makes surprisingly...

Dubbed the ‘Porsche 618’ the bike concept is a power cruiser (why are all sports car/bike crossovers power cruisers?) making 160hp. Oh, and it’s electric. With hub-centre steering. And a massive hidden luggage compartment with doors inspired by Le Mans race cars. Source: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/%E2%80%98porsche%E2%80%99-motorcycle-concept...

Some bikes are built for a purpose, whether it’s turning fast laps, touring, cruising, adventure or flying 40 feet in the air over a motocross track. If the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer has a raison d’être, it’s simple: having fun. Source: http://ridermagazine.com/2017/04/14/2017-ducati-scrambler-cafe-racer-first-ride-review/...

Yamaha is recalling its three-cylinder FZ-09, FJ-09 and XSR900 models from 2015 to 2017 because their handlebars may come loose. The recall affects a combined 22,433 units in the U.S. Source: http://blog.motorcycle.com/2017/04/13/manufacturers/yamaha/2015-2017-yamaha-fz-09-fj-09-and-xsr900-recalled/...

A stunning blasted moonscape is a good way to describe the natural beauty of Peru’s Nasca Desert. And that moonscape makes a particularly good place to test a fast and large adventure-touring motorcycle like the new 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. Source: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ktm/2017-ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-review-first-ride.html...

Yes, you read that headline correctly. BMW Motorrad has developed and tested a two-wheel drive version of its R 1200 GS Adventure, claiming it’s “the world’s first series-production all-wheel drive travel enduro with hybrid drive.” Source: http://ridermagazine.com/2017/03/31/bmw-introduces-r-1200-gs-xdrive-hybrid-two-wheel-drive-motorcycle/...

Honda looks to have spared no energy on its stylish design. The neo café racer styling is futuristic, but with its round headlight, also tips a hat to models like the CB400SS. Source: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/honda-reveals-concept-150ss-racer-bangkok-motor-show...

THE BMW G310R isn’t on sale yet but we might be looking at the next addition to the range. Students at the European Institute of Design have been studying the imminently-arriving BMW G310R as part of their final degree projects and have come up with multiple...