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Moto Morini has done quite well for itself after its brand reintroduction and the X-Cape 650 is probably its most popular model. It goes up against the likes of the Yamaha Tenere 700, Aprilia Tuareg 660 and the KTM 890 Adventure, but it trumps them all with affordable pricing.

The X-Cape 650 is powered by a 650cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine making 60hp. It also has some impressive tech with Brembo brakes, Bosch ABS, and fully adjustable Marzocchi suspension. Besides that there is also a seven-inch display with Bluetooth based smartphone pairing and an adjustable windshield. And it gets better for 2024.

The 2024 Moto Morini X-Cape Black Ebony edition distinguishes itself with a sleek all-black design, adding an element of refined stealthiness. From the tank’s side to the tail’s bottom, a subtle grey accent complemented by a vibrant red stripe introduces a tasteful contrast. Additionally, the X-Cape offers customisation options through a range of optional accessories, including crash protection and luggage attachments which may or may not be available in local markets depending on the distributor.

Regarding pricing and availability, Moto Morini indicates that the Black Ebony edition of the X-Cape 650 is accessible through its dealership network across the globe. However, there is no info if it will be available in Malaysia. With regards to pricing, the X-Cape 650 is priced at RM39,999 while the 650X Is priced at RM43,999.

Amidst the scenic Madonna di Campiglio during the Campioni in Pista spectacle, Ducati unveiled its latest marvel: the Desmo450 MX, a groundbreaking venture into uncharted territory.

The result of twenty trailblazing engineers who embarked on a journey of pure creation, shunning imitation in favour of originality, a hallmark of Ducati’s ethos.

“Our odyssey began with a meticulous study of our rivals,” remarked Davide Perni, the visionary mind behind Ducati Corse Off-Road. “In the realm of off-road racing, where regulations have stagnated for two decades, our competitors have reached the zenith of innovation. Yet, we were driven to craft something unique, something quintessentially Ducati.”

Guided by Claudio Domenicali, Ducati’s visionary CEO, the directive was clear. “Ducati resonates with discerning patrons seeking excellence and passion,” he declared. “By venturing into the off-road domain, we aim to captivate a younger audience, beckoning them to embrace the thrill of off-road adventure and perhaps sow the seeds of future Ducati loyalists.”

The project’s genesis was resolute: to birth a lightweight, high-performance machine tailored for the fervent Ducati faithful.

“We are immensely gratified,” continued Perni, “for the Desmo450 MX is a testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation. It’s not just a bike; it’s a testament to our ingenuity.” Though veiled in secrecy, Perni hinted at the monumental effort invested in its creation.

“The chassis, a departure from convention, posed a unique challenge,” he divulged. “It was a question of steel or aluminum, a delicate balance between agility and resilience.” In the end, aluminum emerged victorious, embodying Ducati’s unwavering pursuit of excellence.

At its core lies the Desmodromic valve actuation, a testament to Ducati’s technological prowess. “The Desmo system, often misunderstood, is our pièce de résistance,” explained Perni. “While intricate, it embodies our commitment to excellence.”

But this is no ordinary engine; it’s a racing masterpiece, meticulously engineered for durability and performance. “Our goal was to craft a racing engine with the reliability of a street-legal counterpart,” clarified Perni, “offering our patrons unrivaled performance with manageable maintenance costs.”

The symbiotic bond between Ducati Corse and its production arm is palpable. “Working in tandem with the Desmo system,” Perni elaborated, “allowed us to draw insights from MotoGP and production departments alike, propelling us towards innovation.” Collaboration extended to fuel development, with an eye toward eco-conscious solutions.

Internally dubbed “Project 21J,” this odyssey commenced in 2021, a testament to Ducati’s meticulous approach to innovation.

The arrival of nine-time world champion Tony Cairoli infused fresh energy into the project. “Though a newcomer, Tony’s expertise is invaluable,” remarked the technical director. “His insights will prove pivotal in steering our endeavor towards greatness.”

Antonio Cairoli’s illustrious career speaks volumes. Dubbed the Valentino Rossi of motocross, he’s a force to be reckoned with. “After years of triumphs,” Cairoli reflected, “this project beckoned me. It’s a testament to Italian ingenuity and innovation—a legacy I’m proud to uphold.”

Alessandro Lupino, a rising star in motocross, brings his own flair to the project. “Ducati’s dedication to excellence is evident,” Lupino affirmed. “The Desmo450 MX is a marvel—an ode to innovation.”

The Desmo450 MX’s debut in the Italian Motocross Pro Prestige MX1 Championship marks the beginning of a new chapter. Racing will refine its edges, with eyes set on the MXGP Championship in 2025.

Ducati’s journey into uncharted terrain is fraught with challenges, but one thing is clear: the Desmo450 MX is not just a bike; it’s a testament to Ducati’s unwavering pursuit of excellence.

Inspired by the original written by Cycle World.

Peugeot may be known for its four-wheelers these days but it is also one of the world’s oldest motorcycle company, tracing its origins back to 1898 when it produced its first machine. After a prolonged focus on scooters, the brand made a significant return to the realm of “true” motorcycles in 2022 with the introduction of the PM-01, which available in some markets in 125cc and 300cc variants.

Recent reports though are suggesting Peugeot is ready to expand its motorcycle lineup, evidenced by the filing of trademark applications for the names PM-02, PM-03, and PM-05 in the European Union. These trademarks signify a departure from the brand’s scooter line, hinting at the development of larger-displacement motorcycles.

As a backgrounder and for some context, the Peugeot legacy extends to the early 1800s when it commenced operations as a steel foundry in 1810. Evolving with the times, the company diversified into bicycles, automobiles, and motorcycles. Notably, Peugeot Motocycles operates independently from its automotive counterpart, with its ownership history witnessing a significant shift.

In 2014, a majority stake in Peugeot’s motorcycle and scooter division was acquired by the Indian conglomerate Mahindra. Subsequently, in 2019, Mahindra assumed full ownership, marking a definitive break from its original parent company. In 2023, Mahindra divested its controlling stake to the Munich-based equity firm Mutares, which currently oversees the brand.

Although the PM-01 300 model, featuring a 29 hp, 292cc single-cylinder engine sourced from China, was unveiled in 2022, its production is slated for later this year, with the 125cc version taking precedence. Both iterations boast a distinct headlight design reminiscent of a lion’s claw, paying homage to Peugeot’s iconic mascot. The engine powering the PM-01 300 is manufactured by Qianjiang, featuring specifications akin to those found in CFMoto’s 300CL-X engine.

Speculation surrounds Peugeot’s upcoming models, the PM-02, PM-03, and PM-05, as hinted by the trademark filings, suggesting the inclusion of larger-displacement and multi-cylinder motorcycles. Notably, these plans materialised post the transition of ownership, indicating a fresh direction for the brand.

Following the acquisition by Mutares, Peugeot forged a partnership with French electric motorcycle manufacturer DAB Motors. This collaboration aims to mass-produce DAB-branded electric motorcycles leveraging Peugeot’s manufacturing prowess, while also enabling Peugeot to develop its own line of electric motorcycles using DAB Motors’ technology. Consequently, there’s a possibility that one or more of the newly trademarked names could be associated with battery-powered bikes.

The market for maxi-scooters is expanding, with new models continually entering the fray. Among the latest offerings is the E125 from Zontes, a Chinese manufacturer fast gaining traction not only in Malaysia but on the global stage as well. Zontes positions the E125 as an entry-level contender in the maxi-scooter domain, sharing its platform with the larger E350 model.

Focusing on rider comfort for both short commutes and long journeys, Zontes emphasizes the E125’s ergonomic design, aiming to blend comfort with a hint of sportiness. Powering the scooter is a compact 125cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a four-valve cylinder head, generating 14.6 horsepower. Enhancing performance and efficiency, Bosch’s MSE 8.0 Electronic Fuel Injection system ensures smooth and reliable operation.

Technological features are abundant in the E125, including a full-colour TFT display offering four modes and Screen Mirroring capability for comprehensive ride information. Additionally, a tire pressure monitoring system and ambient temperature readout contribute to rider awareness and safety. The scooter’s suspension duties include telescopic front forks and a dual rear shock assembly with adjustable preload.

Safety is provided by front and rear disc brakes supplemented by dual-channel ABS. Illuminating the path ahead is a six-focus LED headlight, accompanied by a built-in DRL to enhance visibility to other road users. Moreover, the scooter boasts an electronically adjustable windscreen and handguards for added wind protection.

Set to debut in global showrooms by late January 2024, the Zontes E125 offers an enticing proposition at an MSRP of 19,254 Malaysian Ringgit but that might change if and when the E125 hits the Malaysian market.

Zontes Malaysia launched the ZT350E in 2023, so with the company switching its attention to commuters, the 125 could just find its way here.

Renowned custom motorcycle visionary Paul Yaffe has once again stunned enthusiasts with his latest creation: a meticulously customised BMW R 18 Transcontinental that effortlessly blends the timeless allure of classic hot rod aesthetics with the distinctive essence of BMW.

For over three decades, Paul Yaffe has been a stalwart figure in the world of custom motorcycles. Since the inception of his American Legend Motorcycle Company in 1991, later evolving into Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, Yaffe has continuously pushed the boundaries of innovation in motorcycle design. His illustrious career has been adorned with accolades, including three “World’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” awards from the prestigious Oakland Roadster Show and induction into the revered Sturgis Hall of Fame in 2015.

Before embarking on the customisation journey, Yaffe embarked on a rigorous exploration of the BMW R18 Transcontinental, embarking on an extensive 6115km journey across the United States, followed by an additional 4200km ride to Sturgis and back. Armed with intimate knowledge of the machine, Yaffe set out to craft a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that retained the core elements of BMW while infusing it with the spirit of classic hot rod design.

The heart of Yaffe’s customisation lies in the meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship. The iconic BMW R 18 Transcontinental underwent a breathtaking transformation, featuring a 26 inch x 5.5 inch front wheel carved from a solid block of aluminum and adorned with a handmade 180mm wide front tire. The frame had to undergo meticulous stretching and raking to accommodate the new front wheel, while special triple trees are engineered to ensure optimal handling and performance.

Drawing inspiration from the iconic 1950s Mercury Lead Sled, Yaffe’s team meticulously crafted bespoke components and modified existing R 18 elements. From a custom steel front fender to restructured fairings and exclusive Yaffe Monkey Bars, every aspect of the customisation exudes a timeless allure reminiscent of classic hot rod craftsmanship.

Yaffe’s customisation not only emphasises aesthetic appeal but also prioritises functionality and performance. Integrating sophisticated air suspension systems and side pipes, the BMW R 18 Transcontinental embodies the quintessential Lead Sled aesthetic.

In the realm of aesthetics, Yaffe’s attention to detail shines through. The BMW R 18 Transcontinental boasts a deep gloss black finish, accentuated by ochs blood red accents that add a touch of sophistication and contrast. From flawless upholstery to meticulously applied paintwork, every element of the customisation reflects Yaffe’s unwavering commitment to perfection.

Through a meticulous fusion of classic hot rod aesthetics and BMW essence, Yaffe has crafted a timeless masterpiece that embodies the spirit of innovation and craftsmanship. As enthusiasts eagerly await its debut, one thing remains certain: Paul Yaffe’s legacy as a pioneer in custom motorcycle design continues to endure.

For those seeking top-tier quality with the HJC brand, the RPHA series stands out, with the RPHA 91 Carbon offering a lightweight, yet comfortable and safe helmet option.

Following the gradual implementation of the ECE 22.06 helmet standard starting in 2022, HJC embarked on a comprehensive overhaul of its helmet lineup. At the pinnacle of its touring range sits the RPHA 91, now available in a sleek Carbon edition. This iteration represents a lighter and more advanced version of the premium RPHA 91 introduced in 2023, distinguished by its lightweight shell construction.

The RPHA 91 Carbon employs PIM Evo matrix technology in its shell construction, which not only reduces weight but also enhances protection and safety. Carbon fiber’s exceptional impact absorption and dissipation properties contribute to the helmet’s lightweight design, with a weight of approximately 1,600 grams (1.6kg) for a size M. The carbon shell is available in four sizes, covering a range from XS to XXL.

In addition to its lightweight construction and premium materials, the RPHA 91 Carbon retains the high-end features of the standard model. These include HJC’s ACS ventilation system, a 3D screen with tool-free disassembly, and a Pinlock 120 anti-fog film.

The helmet also features a drop-down sun visor with adjustable settings for optimal comfort and vision. For riders who wear eyewear, the internal foam includes cutouts, and the helmet is designed to accommodate HJC’s smart communicator system.

As for pricing and availability, the HJC RPHA 91 Carbon is priced differently in specific markets, as such prices may vary depending on your location. But just for reference, the Carbon commands a premium price starting at 699.99 euros, or approximately MYR3595 for plain versions. The helmet is offered in plain black as well as graphic options featuring red and white color schemes, with graphic variants retailing for 779.90 euros, or about MYR4000.

Midweight adventure bikes have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, a trend that some publications say originated with the introduction of the KTM 790 Adventure. Subsequently, several other manufacturers have joined the fray, producing their versions of capable adventure-enduro machines. Many of today’s midweight ADV bikes focus on adventure by showcasing impressive off-road capabilities while maintaining commendable on-road performance.

When it comes to Japanese manufacturers, Yamaha initiated the trend with the Tenere 700, followed by Honda and Suzuki unveiling the XL750 Transalp and V-Strom 800DE, respectively. At present, Kawasaki has not yet presented a twin-cylinder model beyond its road-oriented Versys 650.

The focus of today’s narrative is Suzuki and the V-Strom 800DE. Suzuki boasts a rich heritage in rally racing, notably in the Paris-Dakar Rally, where the DR 350 and the DRZ 400 dual-sport machines demonstrated the brand’s capabilities. Subsequently, the formidable big-bore single-cylinder DR 650 showcased its prowess. Building on this heritage, Suzuki is launching a special-edition variant of the V-Strom 800DE named the Djebel, a tribute to the highest mountain in Tunisia, extending from the Atlas Mountains.

Suzuki introduced the V-Strom 800DE Djebel at the 2024 Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. Adorned in a distinctive retro-themed livery, Suzuki describes the motif as symbolising the bike’s aspiration for limitless travel. The bike features Suzuki’s classic white and blue color scheme, with gold accents on the forks and wheels providing a visually striking touch. Beyond aesthetics, the Djebel edition is equipped with Dunlop Trailmax Raid tires, enhancing its off-road capabilities. Additionally, it features a titanium slip-on exhaust from Akrapovič.

However, concerning specifications and features, the special-edition adventure bike maintains the standard V-Strom 800DE specs. It is powered by a 776cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine. Positioned as the spiritual successor to its 650cc V-Twin engine, it delivers increased power and torque, boasting 83 horsepower and 73Nm of torque. The Djebel edition also incorporates advanced electronics, including switchable ABS, multiple ride modes, traction control, and an up-and-down quick shifter.

Initially introduced in the Italian market, the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE Djebel carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 13,900 euros, equivalent to approximately RM60,907. It is unclear if this model will be offered for the local market.

The refreshed 2024 Kawasaki KLX230 S and KLX230SM ABS have arrived with updates that include new paintjobs, graphics, LEDs and even a suspension overhaul. Both bikes are updated by the same 233cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine and the same six-speed gearbox. But there is quite a bit that is different underneath the two bikes.  We break it down for you:

2024 Kawasaki KLX230 S

In terms of suspension, the KLX230 S gets a 37mm telescopic front fork with 7.8-inches of suspension travel, complemented by a rear Uni-Trak linkage offering 8.9-inches of travel at the back with preload adjustability. Kawasaki reports that the revised aluminium swingarm sheds about 1.2 kilograms compared to the previous generation swingarm.

The 2024 KLX230 S rolls on a 20-inch front and a 18-inch rear wheel. It’s available in both ABS and non-ABS variants, featuring petal disc brakes at the front and rear. The brakes vary slightly between the ABS and non-ABS versions, with the ABS model sporting a 265-millimeter front brake disc and the non-ABS model equipped with a 240-millimeter front brake disc instead. In both cases, a 220-millimeter rear brake disc gets the job done.

The seat height is a more accessible 33-inches. The curb weight stands at 133 kilograms. LCD instrumentation and smartphone connectivity via Kawasaki’s Rideology The App are standard on this motorcycle.

2024 Kawasaki KLX230 SM

The 2024 Kawasaki KLX230 SM benefits from the same engine, ergonomics, and subframe modifications as the 2024 KLX230 S but adds a more supermoto-oriented character to the mix.

Instead of the 20-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels found on the KLX230 S, the 2024 Kawasaki KLX230 SM boasts a pair of 17-inch wheels at both ends. As for brakes, a 300mm semi-floating petal front disc handles braking up front, while a single 220-inch rear disc takes care of things at the rear.

Suspension-wise, riders get an inverted 37-millimeter front fork, as well as the Uni-Trak rear linkage also present on the KLX230 S. Spring settings are slightly firmer to accommodate the road-biased nature of this machine. Similarly, the footpegs on the SM feature rubber pads to reflect their street orientation.

A new LED headlight, a two-toned and flattened-out saddle, and a redesigned tank/shroud/cowl unit complete the KLX230 SM package for 2024.

Kawasaki markets its motorcycles in multiple regions worldwide. Consequently, pricing and availability may vary depending on location, but for Malaysians, prices may be expensive due to the falling value of the ringgit.

The KLX230 S for example is priced at RM23,620 while the KLX230 S ABS is priced at RM25,032. The KLX230 SM though is priced at RM26,500.

However, expect these prices to change should these bikes hit the Malaysian market. Since Kawasaki bikes are assembled and distributed by Modenas which means those prices could be lower. If the Ringgit does not fall further that is.

GoPro and Forcite Helmets jointly disclosed a significant development in the form of a signed acquisition agreement, wherein GoPro is set to acquire Forcite Helmet Systems. While the completion of the deal is pending, it is anticipated to finalise in the first quarter of this year.

Both companies outlined their collaborative strategy, with immediate plans for their teams to continue working together seamlessly. GoPro expressed its intention to expedite Forcite’s vision of enhancing the safety and dynamism of motorcycle experiences through technologically advanced helmets, with a long-term objective of extending this technology to other helmet categories.

Aside from developing a GoPro-branded line of helmets, the company announced plans to collaborate with other leading helmet brands to integrate technology into their products.

Forcite Helmets, in a statement, shared the excitement about the acquisition and the prospect of joining forces with GoPro to scale their businesses and foster innovation. The Forcite team expressed their eagerness to contribute to the collaboration, citing GoPro’s global brand recognition and digital imaging expertise.

GoPro plans to reveal more details about the acquisition during its upcoming earnings call with investors scheduled for February, offering a comprehensive overview of the strategic move and its anticipated impact on the company’s future endeavours.

CFMoto is pushing the boundaries of motorcycle technology with its pursuit of an advanced electronically adjustable semi-active suspension system. This innovation, outlined in a recently disclosed patent application filed in 2022, envisions a cutting-edge setup that employs a front-facing camera to scan the road ahead. The captured images are then processed by a computer, which rapidly interprets the data and dynamically adjusts the suspension, pre-empting bumps and optimising the riding experience.

This concept mirrors advancements seen in the automotive industry, with Mercedes pioneering camera-based road-scanning systems like “Magic Body Control” and “Road Surface Scan” a decade ago. The idea of preemptive road-sensing technology dates back to the 1980s when Nissan introduced a sonar-based adaptive suspension utilising ultrasonic sensors.

In the realm of motorcycles, current semi-active suspension systems typically rely on stroke sensors within the suspension itself. These sensors monitor the suspension movements’ distance and speed, feeding data to a computer that adjusts damper settings in real-time. CFMoto’s patent marks a departure from this norm, introducing a camera-based approach to read the road surface.

The patent showcases this active suspension system in CFMoto’s 1250 TR-G, a flagship model primarily utilised by law enforcement in the British market. This motorcycle, with its BMW-inspired design, conceals a 1,279cc V-twin engine developed in collaboration with KTM. CFMoto and KTM have a joint venture, allowing CFMoto to incorporate KTM’s engine designs into various models, including the 1250 TR-G.

The current iteration of the 1250 TR-G, produced since 2020 and just recently introduced in the Malaysian market, boasts a host of technological features, including a substantial 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel, keyless start, tyre-pressure monitoring, built-in navigation, and a radar system. Despite initially being equipped with non-active Marzocchi parts, the latest patent indicates CFMoto’s inclination towards incorporating active suspension, potentially elevating the bike’s performance further.

The patent details a shock absorber control system incorporating a camera to capture road surface information, enabling adjustments to the front and rear shock absorbers’ damping based on the transmitted data. The document delves into the technical aspects of damping adjustment, featuring adjustable valves in the fork and an actuator in the rear shock that alters oil pressure and volume in response to road conditions.

While the patent showcases this technology on the 1250 TR-G, there’s potential for its integration into other CFMoto models, including those available in the UK, opening up new possibilities for enhanced riding experiences across the brand’s lineup.

After years of waiting and months of teasing, Triumph has finally unveiled the all-new Daytona 660.

The new Daytona is set to carry on the character of its predecessor and promises an exhilarating sports performance experience coupled with top-notch quality, capability, and specifications, the new Daytona 660 also showcases a significant evolution of Triumph’s distinctive 660cc triple engine.

 

The revamped engine now boasts 95PS peak power at 11,250rpm and 69Nm of peak torque at 12,650rpm, offering a seamless, responsive, and linear delivery of power across the entire spectrum.

With a 17% increase in power and a 9% boost in torque compared to its counterpart, the Trident (which also uses the same engine), the Daytona 660 comes equipped with a fresh exhaust system featuring 3 into 1 headers and a compact underslung exhaust, producing a distinctive and unmistakable sports soundtrack.

The new bike’s chassis is described as well-balanced, combined with agile sports handling, and is said to ensure an unmistakable riding experience. Showa upside-down big piston 41mm forks, Showa preload adjustable monoshock RSU, and radial four-piston brakes with twin 310mm discs and braided brake lines enhance the bike’s performance. Michelin’s new Power 6 tires further contribute to the exceptional ride quality.

Boasting a rider-friendly design, the Daytona 660 features a 810mm seat height, narrow stand-over, and optimized bar and footpeg positions. Rider-focused technology includes three riding modes (Sport, Road, and Rain) that optimize throttle response and traction control settings, along with an Emergency Deceleration Warning system that activates hazard lights during heavy braking.

The bike’s multi-functional instruments include a color TFT screen integrated into a white-on-black LCD display, compatible with the My Triumph Connectivity System. This system enables turn-by-turn navigation, phone interaction, and music control, all easily accessible through the switchgear for added convenience while riding.

The Daytona’s iconic design DNA receives a fresh interpretation with a bold and aggressive stance, highlighted by distinctive twin LED headlights and minimal bodywork. The three available color options feature a striking ‘660’ race-inspired graphic, adding to the bike’s allure.

As expected from Triumph, the Daytona 660 offers more than 30 Genuine Triumph Accessories, allowing riders to tailor their bike for enhanced performance, comfort, style, and practicality.

With a 16,000-km service interval, a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, and strong residual values, Triumph ensures a competitive cost of ownership.

Speaking of cost, there is no word on pricing as yet.

Honda has recently unveiled significant technical updates for its 2024 CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade, enhancing its performance capabilities. However, a new patent application suggests that the company is also working on visual revisions aimed at increasing downforce while minimizing drag.

One noticeable change to the 2024 CBR1000RR-R SP is the adoption of MotoGP-inspired hoop-style winglets on the front, replacing the previous side-mounted versions. While these winglets contribute to increased front-end downforce, they also introduce additional drag compared to a cleaner fairing design.


The patent application reveals a redesigned shape that aims to strike a balance between reducing drag and maintaining downforce. The innovative design relocates the winglets closer together in the bike’s nose, utilizing a system of intakes and vents to direct air over internal surfaces within the nose.

Honda’s patent explains that by incorporating inverted wing shapes into the front cowl, downforce can be increased without the need for additional wings, ultimately reducing aerodynamic drag. The result is improved motion performance, including maximum speed and acceleration, leading to enhanced fuel consumption performance.

Key visible components of the new design include prominent intakes on each side of the screen near the handlebars and a secondary set of intakes lower down inside the concave section just below the nose’s leading edge. The internal bodywork’s shape, revealed in one drawing in the patent application, showcases an aggressively angled wing profile.

Apart from creating downforce and reducing frontal area, the design claims to offer additional aerodynamic benefits by directing airflow more efficiently over and around the rider. The patent suggests that the discharged air serves as an air curtain, reducing wind protection for the rider and minimizing the bike’s frontal size when viewed head-on, resulting in further drag reduction.

While the patent drawings feature the CBR1000RR-R SP, Honda emphasizes the adaptability of this design for various supersport-style bikes. By securing a patent for this innovative approach, Honda aims to prevent competitors from replicating the same advancements in their designs.

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