Referencing the ocean’s Mobula Rays and “coral reef structures,” informing the frame design, the latest one-off motorbike from Bandit 9 is called the Supermarine. It should go without saying that this entire bike was custom designed & fabricated. It is powered by a 1200cc Triumph twin.
After more than 2 decades as a beloved naked café bike, Triumph’s new Speed Triple 1200 RR is rolling out with a full fairing. Powered by the same 178 horsepower triple as its predecessor, the new model boasts improved ergonomics, ABS, traction control and four pre-programmed riding modes. Unique fold-away mirrors add a tech-touch and will work great for splitting city traffic.
The CE04 from Bavarian Motor Works’ 2-wheel Motorrad division, is an all-electric scooter that boasts a progressive design & innovative connectivity for today’s commuter. With a top speed of 75MPH it’s borderline freeway worthy & a range of 80 miles makes it a great option for the city. Low, sleek body lines, a “floating” seat design, and its 10-inch TFT color screen with integrated navigation mark it as an innovative high-performance entry in the category.
California-based Zero Motorcycles is one of the top producers of electric bikes. And if their new entry-level FXE model rides anything like their high-end SR series bikes, it’s sure to be a blast. It’s powered by a 34 kW (46 hp) motor and delivers a range of 100 miles. Top speed, about 86 MPH.
Ripping down the freeway in 4th gear, Ducati’s Diavel 1260 S Black & Steel will surely sound like an angry hornet & if you’re able to get a glimpse you’d see it looks like one, too. This limited-edition variant of their fiercest sport-cruiser features a stealth matte black livery highlighted by hits of vibrant yellow. It is powered by a 1,262cc Testastretta DVT engine that yields 162-hp and legendary low-end torque. Available in July.
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Triumph’s 2022 Street Scrambler gets a fresh powerplant, a 900-cc parallel twin found in the latest Bonneville models, as well as some sweet styling upgrades, including this limited edition paint scheme called the Sandstorm Edition. Designed for a seamless transition from street to dirt and the trails in-between, this vintage-inspired scrambler offer 3 riding modes: Rain, Road, and Off-Road, as well as advanced ABS braking. On sale now.
Triumph just-released sketches of its forthcoming TE-1 Prototype; a feisty Speed Triple-style sportbike. Its powertrain, developed with Williams Advanced Engineering, boasts a battery system that sets a new standard in weight reduction & efficiency while delivering an exciting power range between 174-228 hp. Hang on! For those seeking the ultimate naked street fighter that plugs-in to power up, the TE-1 can’t some soon enough. Maybe 2022?
Drawing inspiration from cafe-style streetfighters, the Bull-E Electric scooter is an efficient and compact commuter with a sculpted fiberglass body. Powered by a 2000W in-wheel motor, it delivers a range of up to 30-miles and speeds up to 28MPH. A swappable 60V battery pack will makes it easy to go even farther. The Bull-E features a tool & glovebox in the cockpit as well as 2 drink holders—perfect for carrying your morning coffee.
Shod with fat off-road tires and equipped with geo-fencing technology, the Volcon Runt e-bike gets kids rolling while also keeping them safe. It boasts speeds to 35MPH and a range of roughly 35 miles. The geo-fencing feature allows parents to set the parameters on distance. It also sends notifications of tip-overs & allows remote monitoring, so you can helicopter from a distance.
Sweden’s Husqvarna brand just unveiled its lightest & leanest Svartpilen yet. The futuristic, small-displacement streetfighter will now be offered in a 125-cc variant for 2022. Fast, light, and nimble for cutting through city congestion. Based on the KTM Duke 125, it is powered by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, features dual-sport rubber and slows down with Brembo brakes at both ends.
In celebration of its 100th year, Italy’s legendary bike brand Moto Guzzi has created a limited edition of its most popular models. For 2021, the V7, V9, and V85TT models will be offered in a classic racing livery—combining silver and Grand Prix green—a nod to the Italians’ global dominance in 1950s racing.
For 2022, Indian Motorcycles is upgrading five of its best bikes with an FTR package—a performance & styling upgrade that refines the engine to deliver a smoother, more predictable throttle response, an enhanced suspension tuned for the street, and 17” tires and wheels, delivering world-class performance while making the bike feel more compact and maneuverable. Look for the FTR, FTRS, FTRR Carbon, and Scrambler-style FTR Rally. A full lineup of more than 60 FTR accessories let you get crazy custom.
With its eye-catching cast aluminum frame, low center of gravity and a hub motor that hits 14.5-kW at peak power, SONDORS Metacycle is fast but not so furious. It moves in silence but boasts a top speed of 80MPH and a range of about 80 miles. Sleek, streamlined function for that urban commute or Sunday spin. The removable battery recharges in about 4 hours.
Emerging from 2020 lighter & more powerful is an impressive feat but Ducati’s legendary Monster has done it. The aluminum trellis frame of the 2021 Ducati Monster holds a more powerful version of the 937-cc Testastretta 11° twin; upgraded to output 111 horses with inspiring levels of torque, all while shaving 40-pounds off the weight. Insane, actually.
For 2021, Honda’s most enduring adventure bike, the iconic Africa Twin offers the proven performance of the CRF1100L motor and is very much the full-size, all-terrain global traveler but a lighter, leaner chassis & slim rally-style cockpit balance out its on & off-road versatility. For ’21 it’s offered in the tri-color paint scheme of the OG Africa Twin, which took four consecutive victories in the 1980s Paris-Dakar.
With the release of the new R18 Classic, BMW now has 2 options of this vintage-inspired roadster to choose from. Like the original R18 cruiser, the Classic is heavily influenced by the original 1936 BMW R5—that enormous 1802-cc Boxer engine showcased in a double-loop steel tube frame. The low-slung Classic also features a large windscreen, passenger seating, saddlebags, straight pipes, electronic cruise control & LED lighting.
The E-Fighter V2 from Droog is every bit the brutal, post-apocalyptic street fighter the upstart builder is known for. This new one is built off a Zero S platform & features a heavily chopped, bobbed, and modified look. The headlight is replaced with a futuristic flat-track plate while actual LEDs are stashed underneath. 46 horsepower propel riders to speeds up to 98MPH & its 7.2 kWh battery pack gives a range of about 89 miles in the city or 45 on the highway.
Created by Zero Motorcycles and Deus ex Machina co-founder Michael “Woolie” Woolaway, the handcrafted SR/S is the first fully customized Zero Motorcycles release. Constructed entirely of carbon fiber composites, the monocoque design blends artisan craft with modern materials & technologies. The torquey yet silent electric powertrain produces 114 horsepower and hits a top speed of 124 MPH.
To keep itself rolling, the motorcycle industry really needs new young riders falling in love with 2-wheel transport. To that end, Indian has created the eFTR Jr, an all-electric 36-volt mini-bike with a twist grip throttle & disk brakes. 2 power modes offer top speeds of 10-15 MPH & battery life is about 65-minutes on high power. Indian made sure to make it look like a classic V-twin—with tank, exhaust & design details that are more style than function—but this is a badass little bike to get the next generation hyped.
In its retro blue & yellow race team livery, the 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition honors the brand’s iconic Dakar champion bikes. The original XT models claimed 18 podiums in the first 6 editions of the world’s toughest race. 40 years later, this new model is powered by a 689cc, 4-stroke & features switchable ABS, a slip-on Akropovic exhaust, heavy duty skid plates, & LED lights.