Recalls January 2019: Honda, Yamaha, KTM e Husqvarna (4-1-2019)

All manufacturers must periodically recall some of their vehicles for defects discovered after marketing. In these cases, the procedure requires them to contact (usually by letter) all the owners of the vehicles concerned, inviting them to go to a dealer for a check. In particularly serious cases, when the vehicle has changed ownership and the […]

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT: the rule of balance

Two weeks riding the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT. A lot of water, lots of trips, a little off-road driving. I was sorry to finally give her back. His best gift? The general balance, the rich electronic equipment and the ability to “fly” over the roughness of our roads. All with a great value for money […]

Recalls October/November 2018 from multiple motorcycle manufacturers (updated 23-11-2018)

Harley Davidson has launched a worldwide recall for a problem with clutch hydraulics. Then there’s Aprilia, Ducati, Gasgas and Suzuki. All manufacturers must periodically recall some of their vehicles for defects discovered after marketing. In these cases, the procedure requires them to contact (usually by letter) all the owners of the vehicles concerned, inviting them […]

My love story with the Suzuki Katana

Throughout his life, Rodolfo Frascoli has designed many world-renowned motorbikes, but history books will most probably remember him for being the guy who reinvented Suzuki Katana. 38 years after the original, when the act of reimagining classic bikes has now reached the 80’s, he realised that it was the right time to rethink that very […]

Kymco AK 550: who said scooters aren’t fast?

Kymco, the Taiwanese company, makes its debut in the high-performance maxi scooter business with the AK 550. With a two-cylinder engine, an inclination for running at high RPM, a frame worth of a sports bike, and first-class equipment. I wasn’t personally excited about this model at first, but then I let it run and…   […]

Recalls September/October 2018 (05-10-2018)

Suzuki, Indian, MV Agusta, Triumph. These the manufacturers that notified recall campaigns from the end of August to the first days of October 2018 All manufacturers must periodically recall some of their vehicles for defects discovered after marketing. In these cases, the procedure requires them to contact (usually by letter) all the owners of the vehicles […]

Do androids dream of… self-driving motorbikes?

During these last few days, a video of a BMW motorcycle capable of travelling without a driver has gained a huge traction on the Internet. What it’s probably yet to be fully understood is that this is just the beginning of a revolution that sees the electronics increasingly present in the management of two-wheeled vehicles. […]

Fifteen days with Benelli Leoncino

I used for a couple of weeks the Street-bike (or Scrambler?) made by the Italian-Chinese house. Beautiful in its aesthetics, I found it very nice and relaxing to ride too. With unexpected sporty characteristics. There are a few flaws here and there, and I cannot fail to point this out, but the final balance is […]

Recalls – 30th March 2018

The latest recalls ordered by motorcycle manufacturers for defective vehicles All manufacturers must periodically recall some of their vehicles because of defects that emerged after the presentation. In such cases, the procedure is to contact (usually by letter) all the owners of the vehicles concerned and ask them to visit a dealer for inspection. In […]

Kymco introduces iONEX: its integrated mobility system

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show stage was an opportunity for Kymco to present its new electric scooter. It is called iONEX and focuses on the lightness and modularity of the batteries, that are easy to replace. It will be supported by a network of stations for the rapid exchange of batteries. In addition, the Taiwanese company […]

Recalls – 23rd March 2018

The latest recalls ordered by motorcycle manufacturers for defective vehicles All manufacturers must periodically recall some of their vehicles because of defects that emerged after the presentation. In such cases, the procedure is to contact (usually by letter) all the owners of the vehicles concerned and ask them to visit a dealer for inspection. In […]

VIDEO Yamaha Niken: Taking corner carving confidence to another level

The Yamaha teaser campaign continues for the new three wheels bike, the Niken. Today’s video shows in detail just what intrigues us all: how the front suspension works.   Yamaha released a new video that illustrates the operation of its new high performance three wheels, the Niken. For the first time, other than just showing […]

Eicma’s photo album

Assign a fictitiously generic task to a young photographer passionate about motorcycles: make the photos you like to do, a glance, one that captures you and that is a different from usual Photos by Andrea Lorenzina   The one given to our friend photographer – who came to visit us at the fair – seemed […]