There’s nothing else out there that looks like a Bandit9 bike, and the Saigon-based custom house has done it again with their Honda 125-based AVA build. This little scoot is a true limited custom built from the ground up with heaps of hand-built parts like the unibody, swingarm and front cowl; all rendered in shining chrome.
Ducati and the eyewear brand Italia Independent put their heads together to create this limited edition Scrambler. It features a special Night Copper color scheme, showcased on tank side panels, the tubular frame, & alloy wheels. The motor got blacked out & growls through a 2-into-1 Termignoni pipe. Zero drag bars and a mini cafe windshield complete the build. 1,077 units available.
They look pretty much the same as last years’ models—damn good—but Porsche’s just-revealed 2017 911 Turbo & TurboS got upgrades & updates where it counts: under the wing. 540-horses for the Turbo & 590-horses for the S. Both feature twin turbos with top speeds of 198 and 205 mph, respectively.
On the 50th anniversary of its release, Fiat’s 124 Spider will be reborn for 2017 in an all-new model. Built on the chassis of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, the revived Spider features classic body lines and a leather-clad interior. It’s rear-wheel drive & powered by a 1.4-liter, 160-horse 4 & your choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic tranny.
People seem to like the café style of the original R NineT, so BMW built a new variation to unveil this week at the EICMA motorcycle expo in Milan. The R NineT Scrambler is powered by the same 1.17-liter boxer twin but features larger wheels & a high-sweeping exhaust for off-road detours. Analog instruments, a rounded headlight, and low-key colors highlight the powerplant.
The newest version of the Diavel from Ducati, the 2016 X-Diavel is geared for cruising & features a stroked-out 1262-CC motor that delivers more low-end linear torque than the original Italian devil-bike. To make it more comfortable for all-day journeys, they also gave it a stretched-out, feet-forward riding position.
In brutal contrast to the wave of round & retro-revival bikes being released at the EICMA show this week, Yamaha has just unveiled a futuristic 1-liter cruiser called the MT-10. Its 998cc four-cylinder cross-plane engine delivers massive low-to-mid-range torque. It features re-designed intake, exhaust and fueling systems as well as 3-mode traction control.
A fully-certified lightweight plane designed for personal use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt Aircraft travels at speeds up to 300MPH with a capacity for up to 5 adults & their luggage. In addition to a thoroughly modern design, the Valkyrie also offers an optional emergency parachute that will gently lower the aircraft to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.
The Beast is an e-bike with the rugged features of an ATV that’s built for off-road detours yet still totally legal for street use. Several battery/motor/trim options are available with top speeds ranging from 15-30MPH and distance ranges from 15-18 mi. on a full charge. The Beast also offers a backup solar charging panel.
Unchanged since 2001, The Triumph Bonneville was long overdue for an update. What it got was an overhaul. The upright British classic now sports a water-cooled engine, plus a full ground-up rebuild of the frame and body. The new Bonny will be available in several variants: the Street Twin, T120, Thruxton, and power-packed Thruxton R, a range offering 900cc & 1200cc motor options.