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Up To Speed is your source for the latest motorcycle news including industry events, bike laws, new motorcycle reviews, product and street bike releases, and more. Our motorcycle experts cover the world of motorcycles including Honda, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, Ducati, and the rest like no other.

TT Is For Truly Tantalizing



Enthusiasts of a “certain age” will see customizer Jeff Palhegyi’s Yamaha SR400-based one-off as the realization of a dream. It’s a simple, elemental, astonishingly beautiful expression of dual-sport/scrambler roots. And it’s not that hard to duplicate. “I trimmed the rear subframe and built a new loop for the rear fender ...    Read more


Adventure Rally Rockies Edition



Not being in Gunnison, Colorado, to take part in the first-ever Adventure Rally - Rockies Edition could possibly be the biggest mistake of your life. You will miss out on riding to some amazing points of interest. ...    Read more


Ninja Bike Night At Kawasaki USA Headquarters



Attention all race fans, coffee drinkers and Kawasaki owners... Kawasaki USA continues its celebration of the Ninja 30th Anniversary this Thursday, July 17th at Kawasaki Motors Corp USA headquarters in Irvine, CA. Meet and greet with Team Green riders including 2013 World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes and Pikes Peak record ...    Read more


4 Straight For Hayes At Laguna Seca AMA Pro Superbike



The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha ace, racing on the No. 4 Yamaha R1, moved past the holeshooting Martin Cardenas on the 23-lap race's opening circulation. The contest was pretty much decided at that point, save for 18 more precision laps executed at breakaway speed. The race was red flagged and ...    Read more


Suzuki To Showcase New Models At 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo



The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has announced that Suzuki, one of the cornerstone OEM exhibitors at the groundbreaking powersports industry event launched last October, will return to AIMExpo again this year. Suzuki will showcase its new 2015 models to the public ...    Read more


14 MotoGP Racers Start From Pit Lane



As cloudy skies began to clear, a rapidly drying Sachsenring circuit caused confusion and riders rushed to their pits to make last-minute changes from wet setup to dry after the final warm-up lap. The starting grid appeared deserted as 14 riders were required to start the race from pit road. Stefan ...    Read more


Indian Motorcycles Reveals New Look For 2015 Chief Lineup



Revealing the first of the 2015 lineup during the Vintage Motorcycle Days event presented by Indian Motorcycle, Indian Motorcycle announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The much anticipated, awe-inspiring and iconic vintage paint ...    Read more


Tom Sykes Sets Lap Record To Take Laguna Seca Pole



The Tissot-Superpole ahead of tomorrow’s two WSBK races saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) set a new lap record at the Laguna Seca circuit in California. Superpole 1 saw Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Niccolo Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) progress to join the already seeded top ten riders after the combined ...    Read more


Bell Helmets Mobile Custom-Fit Scan Vehicle



At its first road racing event, the Bell Custom-Fit Scan Vehicle will be open to attendees and offer free head scans. Through a high-tech process of digital mapping, and the use of a proprietary 3D-imaging program, Bell uses the rider’s unique head characteristics to create an industry-first, custom-mold process for ...    Read more


Team Suzuki To Compete This Year In MotoGP?



While visiting the MotoGP paddock this weekend at Sachsenring for the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in Germany, Team Suzuki MotoGP manager Davide Brivio has acknowledged that the Suzuki rider line-up for 2015 is still not decided but revealed that the factory plan is to field test ...    Read more


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