Because it’s here, and Indian says it’s only going to build 120 of these $35k wonderbaggers. Powered by Indian’s biggest, 116-inch Thunderstroke V-twin, the Elite packs Pathfinder LED lighting, a tinted flare windshield with push-button power, spacious aluminum select floorboards and an integrated 400-watt PowerBand audio system that goes to eleven. Also ABS, keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring, and 18 gallons worth of weatherproof remote-locking saddlebags… the list goes on.
A hundred years after the first Guzzi and 54 years since the first V7 was sold in Italy, M-G launches its latest V7 for 2021. Power comes from an 853 cc V-twin derived from the one in the new V85 TT, which Guzzi says bumps power by 25% compared to the outgoing engine – going from 52 horsepower at 6200 rpm to 65 HP at 6800 rpm. Maximum torque has also increased, from 44 ft-lbs at 4250 rpm to 54 at 5000 rpm, with more than 80% of that torque available at 3000 rpm. (For the V85 TT, the claims are 80 hp and 59 ft-lbs.)
A former grand prix racer, two-time world champion, and successful MotoGP team owner, Fausto Gresini passed away this morning from complications due to Covid-19. Earlier reports of his death were contested, but the press release below from his team have confirmed what we all have feared. Motorcycle.com sends its best wishes to Gresini’s family, friends, and team members.
Just as Nostradennis predicted last December, American Honda has announced a new nicely upgraded and more powerful PCX scooter – also the return of the Metropolitan and Ruckus scooters, and an updated CBR300R. The new PCX gets new styling, “advanced equipment” and a larger, 157cc engine Honda says is now freeway-capable in all 50 states. That’s good news, but the 2019 PCX150 we tested was already good for 69 mph indicated. Henceforth, the PCX will be known simply as PCX.