November 16, 2011

Yamaha, Honda, Triumph Show Off New Motorcycles in EICMA Milan 2012

Triumph shows off its new Tiger Explorer, a 1215cc three-cylinder adventure touring bike, which claims 135 bhp and 89 ft./lbs. The all new engine features ride-by-wire electronic system, which allows cruise control, switchable traction control and switchable ABS all as standard equipment.

Yamaha unveiled their new scooter, the TMax, at a theater in Milan. One of their best sellers worldwide, the new TMax features a 530cc liquid-cool twin-cylinder four-valve four-stroke that puts out about 46.5 hp at 6750 rpm. Dry weight is 478 lbs.

Honda, at the same time, had the world premiere of the Crosstourer, a 1237cc V4 that mixes sport bike and adventure touring features. The engine, the largest ever for a Honda adventure sports touring machine, is mated to Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission that has three riding modes; a choice of manual gear shifting and two fully automatic modes, one for general use (D-mode) and another for high performance riding (S-mode).

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Honda is playing a bit of catch-up. Honda seems to be lagging in the area of sport-touring and dual-sport machinery. What gives? They're quite a big deal worldwide, but last year when I was out to buy a new machine, I saw little offered in two of the most popular areas currently.

    Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life


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