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  1. Phillip Island’s Master – Casey Stoner – Honoured at ‘Stoner Corner’

    Australia’s two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has been honoured today with a slice of his favourite Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, the high speed turn three – the site of so many of Stoner’s thrilling sliding manoeuvres – to be now known as “Stoner Corner”.   The naming announced today by ...    Read more

  2. Cycle Case Rider Saddlebags

    Richardson, TX (October 19, 2012) –Rider Saddlebags are an integral part of a complete collection of technical yet affordable motorcycle luggage manufactured by Cycle Case. Constructed of high-quality Maxtura® ballistic fabric with Reflect-A-Light® side logos for added visibility and safety, Rider Saddlebags can be used alone or mated with the Cycle ...    Read more

  3. Hayden fourth, Rossi fifth in Malaysian rain

    Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Malaysian Grand Prix, which was marked by very wet conditions. Rain had already fallen during the Moto3 race, which saw German Sandro Cortese take the win and the title, and it had an even bigger influence on the Moto2 ...    Read more

  4. Hopkins Rules Himself Out For 2013

    Team Suzuki Press Office - October 7. FIXI Crescent Suzuki racer John Hopkins will be taking a sabbatical from professional motorcycle racing for 2013 as he prioritises a return to full fitness before considering the next steps in his career. Hopkins has been struggling with injuries for the whole 2012 season ...    Read more

  5. BikeMaster Universal Oval Air Filters

    These Air Filters have a precision woven 304# stainless steel outer construction. With triple layer protection, they increase air flow over stock filters. They are corrosion resistant, environmentally friendly, and are washable and reusable. The BikeMaster Air Filters are a quality aftermarket product that goes above and beyond the OEM ...    Read more


    A fan of two-strokes? Then this is the yearly event you don't want to miss. It is the largest two-stroke gathering in America. Last year they had over 200 bikes on display! Note the location change this year. It takes place at Wicked Motorsports in Garden Grove.


    BMW is on track to have its best sales year ever, and there are still as-yet unreleased models that will presumably push year-end sales even higher. The new C 600 Sport and C 650 GT maxi scooters are just now available in Europe, and are expected to arrive in other ...    Read more

  8. Honda CB1000R and Victory Hard-Ball | Burning the Midnight Oil

    PHOTO: Brian "Full-Time" Catterson We hear it all the time around here, and sometimes it’s even true: “You guys have the best job in the world!” That doesn’t mean it’s not a job, though, and never more than on deadline. As Exhibit A we submit this photo, which our bleary-eyed Editor-in-Chief ...    Read more

  9. AGV Pista GP

    WORDS: Aaron Frank PHOTOS: AGV Conventional motorcycle helmets are designed from the outside in, starting with the exterior shell and then constructing an inner structure to fit. AGV’s new Pista GP turns this traditional process inside-out, beginning instead with a digital representation of the rider’s head and then designing the helmet ...    Read more

  10. Whatever Happened To…MV Agusta’s Boxer Four?

    Words: Aaron Frank Photo: Rich Chenet When MV Agusta won 17 straight 500cc World Championships from 1958-’74, it set a record that will never be broken. But by ’76 the Italian company was in dire straits, its signature four-stroke fours unable to win against lighter, faster two-strokes. When Giacomo Agostini, winner of ...    Read more

  11. The Desmo Story

    WORDS: Alan Cathcart PHOTOS: Kel Edge Though motorcyclists typically associate desmodromics with Italian Ducatis, the term doesn’t have Latin roots. It’s actually derived from two Greek words: desmos, meaning controlled, and dromos, for the run, or track, an object follows. In engineering terms, it refers to a valvetrain that opens and closes ...    Read more

  12. AGV Sport Lotus Ladies Leather Jacket

    Retail Price: $249.00 Colors: Black Sizes: X-Small through X-Large ...    Read more


    Harley-Davidson Bike Wash Kit (P/N  94701-09, $49.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories includes motorcycle-cleaning essentials. Sunwash® Concentrated Cleaner promotes sheeting action and rinses clean. Bug Remover Spray melts away bugs without damaging metal, plastic or painted surfaces. Both are biodegradable. A wash mitt features wool-blended material with extra-dense pile for ...    Read more

  14. Repsol Honda Team return to Indianapolis after Summer break

    Fresh and fully recharged after a well-deserved two week summer break, the Repsol Honda Team will be back in action this weekend for the second visit of the season to the United States. The legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the MotoGP family for the fifth consecutive year, and marks the ...    Read more

  15. Ducati announces renewal of Nicky Hayden’s contract

    On the occasion of the United States Grand Prix, the home race for two-time Laguna Seca MotoGP winner Nicky Hayden, Ducati announces a contract extension with the American that will see him continuing to race for the Ducati Team next year.   Nicky Hayden, who turns 31 on Monday, is currently in ...    Read more

  16. Double front row start for Repsol Honda Team in Laguna Seca

    Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa qualified second and third respectively for tomorrow's Red Bull US Grand Prix and it's the fifth time this season the riders share the first row of the grid. It was a very busy session for both Repsol Honda riders after they sat out the morning's free ...    Read more

  17. Pedrosa fastest on day one with Stoner third at Red Bull U.S Grand Prix

    The first day of free practice at Laguna Seca finished with Dani Pedrosa topping the time sheets. Dani fully utilised his new specification RC213V with updated engine and chassis to lap three tenths under the circuit record. His best lap time was 1'21.088, while Casey, ...    Read more

  18. A Supercross-Inspired BMW Superbike | Wild File

    WORDS: Aaron Frank PHOTO: Wunderlich America Forget about BMW’s Boxer-powered GS models, this is our kind of adventure bike! Beginning with the all-conquering 180-horsepower S1000RR, BMW aftermarket accessory specialist Wunderlich has re-imagined the uber-superbike as a Mad Max-inspired off-road warrior—complete with high handlebars and macho-looking Continental TKC80 knobby tires (recently released in ...    Read more

  19. 2014 KTM 1290 Adventure | Spied!

    WORDS: Ben Purvis KTM’s product plan for the next few years, inadvertently leaked at a recent dealer meeting, listed not one but two new large-displacement enduro models that will carry the Adventure nameplate. The first, dubbed the 1090 Adventure R, is expected to appear in late 2012 as a 2013 model. ...    Read more

  20. 2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra and Strada | FIRST LOOK

    UPDATE (09/04/12): Pricing has recently been released for the American market with the dual-purpose TR650 Terra getting a price tag of $6999 and should be arriving in dealers later this month. The street-going TR650 Strada should arrive shortly after with an MSRP of $7499. WORDS: Marc Cook PHOTOS: Husqvarna/BMW Under BMW’s stewardship, ...    Read more

  21. AMA Pro Racing Announces Broadcast Date for Springfield Mile on NBC

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 26, 2012) - AMA Pro Racing and Lucas Oil are proud to release the viewing date for the 2012 Springfield Mile. On July 1st at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT, fans can tune into NBC Sports to watch the stars of AMA Pro Flat Track slide sideways.   "We ...    Read more

  22. AMA Pro Flat Track Roars Into Lima for 29th Running of Ohio Grand National

    DAYTONA, BEACH, Fla. (June 25, 2012) - The arrival of summer and the last Saturday of June traditionally mean the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by and Lucas Oil will be at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio.   June 30 will see the AMA Pro Racing ...    Read more

  23. Eight-Track Player: Yamaha’s Josh Hayes Wins Again In AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike At Barb

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 24, 2012) - Two-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike king Josh Hayes hit the quarter-century mark on Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park, registering the 25th victory of his SuperBike career. The Mississippian'sAMA Pro Road Racing double win at the Triumph SuperBike Classic presented by America's First ...    Read more

  24. Escape Claws: Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s Josh Hayes Wins SuperBike Race 2 By Nearly 5 Seconds

    Birmingham, AL June 24, 2012 Josh Hayes escaped from the rest of the field and ran his own race all the way to victory, and his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate Josh Herrin escaped near disaster in an off-track excursion, only to fight back to the front in an epic battle ...    Read more


    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (June 20, 2012)Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced the company’s popular urban motorcycle, the Zero XU, meets the strict criteria of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) ...    Read more

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