It is common knowledge that mid-year product updates are manufacturers launching reworked previous-year machines.
They’re back! Acclaimed German design house – Wunderlich and this time they have roped in French design guru, Nicolas Petit to render the highly anticipated BMW S 1000 F sports tourer. We were one of the first ones to carry the news.
The BMW S 1000 F is based on the S 1000 RR sportsbike and is set to feature a detuned 999-cc mill. But, unlike its sports counterpart, the F sport-tourer will feature an upright handlebar design with a more touring-oriented seating position, to make for better long-road travel.
There have been quite a lot of spy-pictures making the rounds of the bike being tested in Germany. Although fully camouflaged, this rendering shows us exactly what the production model would look like. There has been no official statement with regard to the S 1000 F by BMW Motorrad yet, only time will tell how sports tourer will be. Stay tuned for more.
Story: Sayem Parvez Syed
Is Suzuki working on a GSX-R 1000 naked version for 2015? Well, if rumour mills are to be believed, it might soon be a reality. This might just be one of the most awaited streetfighters from the Suzuki stable. The GSR1000 naked-bike will house the same 999-cc four-cylinder engine from its superbike counterpart, albeit in a detuned state.
The higher-capacity (1000-cc+) naked-bike market globally has seen a lot of activity of late, with the likes of BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM and Yamaha all vying for market-share in the litre naked-bike segment. Perhaps the only manufacturer in the game without a proper entry is Suzuki and with GSR1000, the manufacturer would fill a fairly obvious gap in their lineup.
We can speculate that Suzuki might make the GSR1000 a reality pretty soon, but as always, only time will tell. Stay-tuned for more.
Story: Sayem Parvez Syed
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Ariel Motor Company has revealed its next maniacal creation – The Ariel Ace, the first new motorcycle from Ariel for over 50 years. Powered by a 1237cc V4 engine sourced from the Honda VFR1200, the Ace makes 173 PS of unadulterated raw power and 131 Nm of peak torque. What is also unique about the Ace is that each motorcycle can be tailored and fitted to every individual customer’s choice.
From low riding cruiser, through street and naked machines, to supersport bikes the Ace will be built to owners’ specific requirements and desires. In order to keep this motorcycle exclusive and only for the serious enthusiasts, the Ace will be built in limited numbers. It is speculated that roughly 100 – 150 units of the Ace will be built every year alongside the Atom sports car at the firm’s Somerset factory.
Word is that production will commence in 2015. Prices are expected to start around the £20,000 (Rs 20 lakh) mark. We hope the bike will make its debut at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014.
Story: Sayem Parvez Syed.