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  1. Down & Dirty OUTTAKES

    Our Down & Dirty torture test of four big ADV bikes in the August 2014 Motorcyclist (click HERE for Down & Dirty) gave you 10 pages of gritty ride reviews, hard test data, specs, off-the-record commentary and a careful selection of the best photos from the shoot. In order to ...    Read more

  2. 2014 Triumph Daytona 675R Eslick Edition Unveiled

    Triumph Motorcycles celebrated its historic Daytona 200 win from the pole with Danny Eslick and the Riders Discount Racing team recently during the Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park. This was the debut of AMA Pro Road Racing’s new two-day race schedule that began with the unveiling of a ...    Read more

  3. Pasta Di Vale

    Saturday at Mugello is when Valentino Rossi debuts a new helmet and for 2014 the tasty colorway on his AGV is dedicated to “Di Vale” pasta, inspired by an actual Italian brand of a similar name. The symbolism and humor represented in the Aldo Drudi-designed graphics are subtle, ...    Read more

  4. Screamin’ Eagle Final-Round Shootout at Atlanta

    MotoGP champ Marc Marquez is not the only racer to be winning from pole position lately. Three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Eddie Krawiec was the dominant racer all weekend at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals in Atlanta. Krawiec qualified his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines ...    Read more

  5. On the Trail of Hailwood, Agostini, Doohan and Rossi

    As Marc Marquez continues his domination in MotoGP at the French Grand Prix of Le Mans, we've come up with a short list of firsts that are within his reach on race day: - If Marquez is the fastest qualifier at Le Mans, this will mark the first time that a ...    Read more

  6. 2015 Kawasaki 30th Anniversary Ninjas | First Look

    Kawasaki has announced the release of two models for 2015: the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R standard (non-ABS) and ABS versions. Although no mechanical changes are noted, both models are available with a special 30th Anniversary graphics package that includes Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White paint and 30th Anniversary badges on ...    Read more

  7. F4 Fighter | Wild File

    Once he was sure that his club-racing days were behind him, Daniel O’Brien, a 51-year-old British-born resident of Southern California, delivered his 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 track bike to AIP Racing in Santa Clarita for a complete urban assault makeover. O’Brien’s F4 was a regular at ...    Read more

  8. Three For Three

    After dominating the Argentina MotoGP practice and qualifying sessions at Termas de Rio Hondo and earning a third consecutive pole position start, Marc Marquez got caught up in traffic early, falling as far back as seventh place during the opening laps of the race. Starting from second on the grid, ...    Read more

  9. Eagles Soar at the 4-Wide Nationals

    There were 3 Suzukis, 11 Buells and 2 Screamin’ Eagle/Vance and Hines Harley-Davidsons in the 16-bike elimination field at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals this past weekend at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC, and at the end of Sunday’s four-wide final round, it was the Screamin’ Eagle H-D of Andrew Hines ...    Read more

  10. Austin-tatious!

    Marquez set a best time of 2’03.490s on his Repsol Honda to lead the way in Austin, Texas where he took his first premier class checkered in 2013. Saturday’s FP3 and 4 sessions remain before qualifying gets underway  to determine who will sit on the pole position for the 2014 ...    Read more

  11. Rossi, Pedrosa Share Fastest Lap Times at MotoGP Sepang Testing

    Day three of the second and final testing at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia concluded with Yamaha Factory rider Valentino Rossi sharing fastest time of 1’59.999, alongside Dani Pedrosa of the Repsol Honda team. “First of all I am very happy because I am in first position ...    Read more

  12. April 1969 Motorcyclist Cover Bike Uncovered on eBay

    Of the 10 most expensive vehicles ever sold on eBay, only one is a motorcycle: a 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King that was put up for auction by Jay Leno to benefit victims of the 2004 tsunami. There was nothing rare about the bike itself unless you count the fact that ...    Read more

  13. Fastest Wheelie On Ice

    Mike Nightengale photos It was February of 2011 when Ryan Suchanek set his first Guinness World Record for fastest wheelie on ice at 95mph. An impressive feat in itself but what made it even more astonishing is that Suchanek made that run after having lost his left leg in an accident. ...    Read more

  14. “Run Whatcha Brung” Quarter-Mile Racing Is Back in SoCal

    Photo courtesy of Auto Club Dragway It’s true that you don’t appreciate what you have until you lose it. Both two- and four-wheel drag racers in southern California have been without a quarter-mile strip since the Fontana-based Auto Club Dragway was forced to close by court order in 2012.  Since then, ...    Read more

  15. First Look: 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster

    It’s called the Dragster yet MV Agusta promotional video shows the 798cc triple-powered, Brutale-based fighter-esque machine spinning tire with intent while drifting agilely through twisty canyon roads. A sharp contradiction to the way brute tarmac-gripping straight-line machines traverse the quarter mile. But that is exactly the ...    Read more

  16. The Motorcyclist Photo Hashtag Challenge Is On!

    To enter, simply follow Motorcyclist on Facebook here, follow MotorcyclistOnline on Instagram here, then share your best theme-related pics. The first theme will be announced  Monday the 27th on our Facebook page so be ready. The Challenge: At the beginning of each month ...    Read more

  17. Ducati Power For the Volkswagen XL1 Plug-In Hybrid

    While official word is yet to come, an inside source at VW has just confirmed that the XL1 plug-in hybrid prototype two-seater that appeared last year with a diesel-electric powertrain is now powered by Ducati (an Audi Group company). Our source went on to say that current images of the ...    Read more

  18. The Lone Ranger Rides Again!

    Last summer, while promoting his movie, The Lone Ranger, actor Armie Hammer appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show and talked about putting his mighty steed Silver out to pasture and riding his Vespa LX 150 from Los Angeles, California to Key West, Florida. As it turns out, the Masked Man ...    Read more

  19. Davide Tardozzi Returns to Ducati MotoGP Team

    Ducati Corse has announced recently that it has reached an agreement with Davide Tardozzi, who will return to work again with the Borgo Panigale, Italy-based manufacturer after a period of four years. Tardozzi will head up the Ducati team’s organization and logistics in the MotoGP World Championship, reporting directly to ...    Read more

  20. The Pope’s Holy Harley Hits the Auction Block

    We’re not sure how many miles have been logged on the 2013 Harley-Davidson that was presented to Pope Francis last June to mark the MoCo’s 110 years in business, but it’s safe to assume that its condition is divine. The Pope, who signed the tank at a special Vatican ceremony ...    Read more

  21. 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES

    Whether it’s company strategy to gauge consumer response in other markets first or simply a necessity of tooling up for US-bound machines, Yamaha USA has not yet released any official announcement of adventure touring models for the 2014 model year. According to a source at Yamaha, we’ll get official word ...    Read more

  22. When the CHiPs Are Down (On One Knee!)

    Due to popular feedback on the Me & My Bike: Doug Kamholz feature (Motorcyclist, February 2014) and requests to see more of his California Highway Patrol-inspired 1998 Yamaha dubbed "CHP-R1" in action, we followed up with the retired lawman who provided us with one of his favorite Facebook profile ...    Read more

  23. First Look: Shoei Marquez Black Ant RF-1200

    The newest colorway in the Shoei helmet line is the Marquez Black Ant. You might recall Marquez wearing this graphic on an X-Twelve model during his 2012 winter testing with HRC Honda just prior to his championship season. For 2014, Shoei has released the signature design on the RF-1200, a ...    Read more

  24. The 2014 Motorcyclist Photo Hashtag Challenge

    Motorcyclist Magazine is excited to announce a new Instagram Photo Challenge and we’d like all of our readers, social followers and MCOnline viewers to participate. It’ll be fun and easy, and the first lucky winner will receive a new Shoei X-Twelve Marquez2 TC-1 helmet (MSRP: $839.99)! ...    Read more

  25. Favorites of 2013

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