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Blog Posts by: Kevin Hipp  

  1. Moto Guzzi Announces The Rest Of Its 2013 Lineup | FIRST LOOK



    Moto Guzzi came out with its three-model, retro-styled V7 lineup for 2013, with a revamped motor and a new matte-black Stone edition. Now we get confirmation that three of Guzzi’s previous designs return for 2013. The sportiest of the bunch, the Griso 8V SE carries a 110 horsepower and 80 ...    Read more

  2. Trick or Treat? Honda Launches CB1100 Site



    Honda has just launched a section on its worldwide site dedicated to the new retro-styled CB1100—a bike we reported on in the October issue Read more

  3. 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC | FIRST LOOK



    With a nail-biter finish to the World Superbike Championship, Max Biaggi took home his second title aboard an Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Aprilia's racing efforts clearly have paid off, but the Noale company continues to develop the street-going versions of its V-four superbike. For 2013, the RSV4 ...    Read more

  4. 2013 Triumph Street Triple & Street Triple R | FIRST LOOK



    Triumph revealed the new 2013 Street Triple and Street Triple R at the Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany. Triumph first brought out the Street Triple back in 2007 as an option to the Speed Triple 1050. Using a re-tuned version of the 675cc in-line three-cylinder engine from the Daytona 675, ...    Read more

  5. 2013 Zero Motorcycles Lineup | FIRST LOOK



    WORDS: Kevin Hipp PHOTOS: Zero Electric motorcycle technology has advanced to a point where people are starting to take these motorcycles seriously. Longer battery life, shorter recharge times, more powerful motors, and higher top speeds have all upped the appeal for riders who would have formerly dismissed these bikes. Zero Motorcycles calls ...    Read more

  6. Recall for Honda’s New 2012 NC700X



    PHOTOS: Kevin Wing Honda has issued a recall for a portion of the NC700X models due to faulty drive chains. According to Honda and the chain manufacturer, RK, some chains may contain outer links that were improperly heat-treated. This problem could result in stress fractures in the outer plates, causing chain ...    Read more

  7. 3rd Annual ESMB Babes on Motos Event



    WORDS + PHOTOS: Kevin Hipp For the past three years the East Side Moto Babes (ESMB) have held an event in Los Angeles celebrating females who ride motorcycles. The ESMB is a club of females who ride and race vintage bikes, headed by Stacie B. London. This year the ...    Read more

  8. Four Stroke Fever



    WORDS + PHOTOS: Kevin Hipp Roland Sands and Bell helmets held a premiere showing of their new short film Four Stroke Fever in mid-July at the Roland Sands Design headquarters in Los Alimitos, California. RSD opened their doors to the shop, the store, and the back lot where the film premiere ...    Read more

  9. 8th ANNUAL JAPANESE CLASSIC CAR (AND BIKE) SHOW – LONG BEACH, CA



    If you are in the southern California area this Saturday the 15th, you should head over to the Japanese Classic Car (and bikes) Show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Motorcyclist will be sharing a booth and will be displaying a few japanese classics for you to check out. ...    Read more

  10. Team Motorcyclist M1GP 24hr Race For Charity



    Donate Now! http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/motorcyclist24hr4charity Charity: Riders For Health (www.riders.org) is an organization that manages and maintains the vehicles used in the delivery of health care and other vital services to rural communities in Africa. Founded by Barry and Andrea Coleman ...    Read more

  11. THE GREAT URAL ADVENTURE! – ON TWO WHEELS EPISODE 16



    If you have never watched one of the On Two Wheels episodes, this is the time to start! In this episode, Ari and Zack set out on an adventure in a Ural sidecar to Corcoran, CA to buy a non-running Honda MB5 built in 1982. The goal was get the ...    Read more

  12. NEW HD ACTION CAMERA FROM CONTOUR



    Contour stopped by to give us a quick demo on their new Contour+2 camera that is soon to release. The previous Contour+ came with some impressive features including Bluetooth connectivity and GPS tracking. The focus of the Contour+2 is to make it easier to capture and share videos on websites ...    Read more

  13. Honda introduced its new 2013 models



    Honda has recently announced more new models for its 2013 lineup. From the airbag equipped Gold Wing to the quarter-liter CBR250R and Rebel, Honda has something for almost everyone. Nine of the twelve models listed are cruisers, showing just how popular that motorcycle segment still is. And for you dual-sport ...    Read more

  14. ROSSI BACK TO YAMAHA



    WORDS: Kevin Hipp PHOTOS: Kevin Hipp It is confirmed! Rossi is back on the Yamaha Factory team, signing a two-year deal with the Japanese manufacturer. Rossi moved from a winning Honda team to the struggling Yamaha team in 2004, and turned the program around to win the championship in that year. Rossi ...    Read more

  15. LAST DAY TO ENTER: WIN A COMMEMORATIVE LAGUNA SECA USGP BELL STAR CARBON HELMET



    Hello Motorcyclistonline.com Friends!  We have a cool opportunity for you… Our partners at Bell Helmets* have offered up a killer Bell Star Carbon Red Bull US Grand Prix commemorative helmet and we’re going to give you the chance to win it!  Here’s how it works: ...    Read more

  16. New Limited Edition Indian Chief for 2013



    WORDS: Kevin Hipp PHOTOS: Jim Gallop Indian has announced a limited edition version of the Chief Vintage, inspired by 1940s styling, will be available sometime this August. The Polaris-owned company will produce just 35 units featuring the two-toned black and pearl white paint scheme. New chrome accents including chromed ...    Read more

  17. 17th Annual CJMC Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show and Swap



    PHOTOS: Kevin Hipp For the last 17 years, the Classic Japanese Motorcycle Club (CJMC) has held an annual show and swap meet idolizing the two-wheeled machinery from the Far East. Originally fielded at the Squaw Valley ski resort in Lake Tahoe, since 2006 the event has been held at the parklike ...    Read more

  18. Early Release 2013 Kawasakis | FIRST LOOK



    That’s right, it’s still a bit early in the year to be hearing about 2013 bikes, but Kawasaki broken out with news of useful updates for the ZX-10R and Ninja 650, as well as confirmation that the KLX250R and KLR650 stay with us for another year. Kawasaki’s update for the blisteringly ...    Read more

  19. 2013 BMW F700GS and F800GS | FIRST LOOK



    The dual-sport category has changed quite a bit since Yamaha made the go-anywhere genre popular in the late 60s. BMW’s latest dual-sport offerings, the F700GS and the F800GS, are relatively capable in the dirt but still much more street-oriented than the Yamaha ATs, CTs, and DTs of yesteryear. (Or the ...    Read more

  20. 2013 KAWASAKI DIRTBIKES | FIRST LOOK



    Even after Ryan Villopoto won the AMA Supercross Championship the last two years, Kawasaki has not slowed down one bit on KX series development. Team Green is hungry for another one, and its 2013 model lineup proves it. Kawasaki’s flagship motocross model, the KX450F, has seen modifications in both suspension ...    Read more

  21. Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show & Swap This Weekend – June 30th & July 1st



    The CJMC (Classic Japanese Motorcycle Club) is holding their 17th annual “CJMC Classic” Japanese swap meet and show in Auburn, CA this upcoming weekend, June 30th through July 1st. It is the largest classic Japanese exclusive show and swap meet in the country. Enter your bike in the show and/or ...    Read more

  22. 2013 HUSQVARNAS | FIRST LOOK



    After a record-breaking year in both the U.S. and abroad, Husqvarna has announced its 2013 lineup with numerous upgrades. The BMW-owned brand has revamped no fewer than 11 of its Italian-made models, many with the signature Red Head engines inspired by the legendary Ferrari Testarossa. Across-the-board changes for all models ...    Read more

  23. NEW YAMAHAS | FIRST LOOK



    Yamaha recently announced the first of its 2013 models, and there are no fewer than 13 of them, seven of which are streetable. The Star cruiser brand is bringing back the 649cc V Star Custom after a year off, but not much has changed. The engineers’ new calculations show a 0.1-mile-per-gallon ...    Read more

  24. 2013 TRIUMPH TROPHY & TROPHY SE | FIRST LOOK



    *UPDATE (09/03/12): Pricing for the US market has been released. The Trophy SE will start at $18,999 and dealers should begin receiving units in January 2013 WORDS: Kevin Hipp PHOTOS: Triumph Triumph is set to release a new touring motorcycle into the North American market in January of 2013. The new 2013 ...    Read more