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Second all-electric Livewire model, the S2 Del Mar LE, revealed. Initial offering is 100-unit only special, and they’re all sold out.


  • Indian Motorcycle has finally announced that the Indian FTR1200 will be a production model in 2019.

  • The street-version is based on the Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Tracker and the Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom.

  • Judging by the name, the upcoming FTR1200 will probably run and updated 1,133cc V-twin platform similar to the one used in the current Indian Scout cruiser.

It was earlier this year when we heard rumours of Indian Motorcycle planning to churn out a production version of their superbly beautiful Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Tracker. This idea turned into an Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom concept machine which was introduced last year. (more…)

Indian Motorcycle introduced the Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom flat tracker during EICMA 2017.

After positive feedbacks, it looks like Indian is possibly going to put the FTR1200 into production.

The FTR1200 Custom is based on the successful FTR750 flat tracker which won three races in the 2017 American Flat Track Series.

Indian Motorcycle is known for their strong presence especially in the world of flat track racing. Their Indian Scout FTR750 ridden by the infamous Wrecking Crew in the American Flat Track Series has inspired the birth of the Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom concept machine. (more…)

Harley-Davidson XG750R unveiled as brand’s first new flat track racer in over four decades.


The ever popular and acclaimed Yamaha MT-09 has gone under the knife with Roland Sands Design (RSD), resulting in this special one-off Faster Wasp custom concept.

With the reveal, Yamaha further added that this custom is hinting at its newest model based on the MT-09 that will debut at EICMA 2015 this month.

Back to this RSD special, it joins the Yamaha brand’s range of Yard Built custom machineries that are usually followed closely by production model. This RSD-built special follows the footsteps of Shinya Kimura’s Faster Son custom concept (the XSR700 preview) and the Deus Eau Rouge (XJR1300 Racer preview), and it now charts a new chapter in the Yamaha Faster Sons trilogy.


It is plain to see that the Roland Sands Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp is more than just a tribute to the famed black and yellow speed-block donned on Kenny Roberts Senior’s legendary TZ750 race bike. Underneath the bespoke aluminium bodywork and is the MT-09’s acclaimed 847cc in-line triple and lightweight aluminium frame. Also exclusive to the Wasp are a whole host of cycle-part updates that are not found on any production model.


Being an RSD creation, it sports plenty of the design firm’s signature elements and traits. These include the hand-fabricated aluminium petrol tank, tail section, intake scoops, radiator covers, front number board and front mudguard fender. The custom also sports a prototype Clarity timing cover, rearsets, rear brake reservoir and case guards, plus chain guard, timing plug, axle sliders and fuel cap.


Sources believe most of these will likely be available as official, or RSD, accessories for the incoming new Yamaha model. Other notable bits and pieces include the Wasp’s forged aluminium wheels, Two Bros Racing stainless steel header with an RSD Slant muffler, Renthal sprockets, Performance Machine radial brake calipers, an RSD radial brake master cylinder and Spiegler brake lines, as well as a custom leather seat is made by the Bitchin Seat Co.


Also primed are a set of RSD Nostalgia handlebar risers plus Renthal Fatbar handlebars with RSD Traction grips. The chassis is further enhanced too thanks to Öhlins fork cartridge kit and rear shock tasked at providing better bike control.


You can check out more of the Roland Sands Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp in the video we’ve attached at the top or by browsing the extensive gallery we’ve prepared below.

Roland Sands Design Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp

Sources: YouTube, MCN and Visordown

Yamaha USA revealed its latest creation, the DT-07 flat tracker concept at the AIM Expo motorcycle show in Orlando, Florida last week.

Using a race-tuned version of the 689cc, parallel-twin engine that is powering the MT-07, the DT-07 is apparently a one-off concept that was built by Jeff Palhegyi Design and Yamaha USA’s race department.


Sporting Yamaha’s 60th anniversary celebration Speedblock paint scheme,  the DT-07 also comes with a straight-through exhaust system from Graves Racing.

Other notable highlights on the concept include the purpose-built frame, the swingarm with an adjustable pivot and link system, modified R6 conventional-style forks, Ohlins rear shock, as well as Propulsion Labs wheels.


Derek Brooks, Motorcycle Product Planning Manager for Yamaha USA said: “One of our specific goals with the Yamaha DT-07 was to retain some of the FZ-07’s styling cues. I worked with Jeff Palhegvi on the design of the bike and we literally used the FZ-07’s fuel tank cover as the basis for the body mould on the DT-07 Concept. The entire bike was essentially built from scratch, and it is Yamaha’s interpretation of what a dirt tracker designed from the ground up in 2015 should look like.”


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