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  1. Suzuki MotoGP Concludes Austin Test



    The Suzuki MotoGP Test Team has concluded its Circuit of the Americas test at Austin in Texas after finding new direction and improvements to take to its next test in Argentina at the end of the month. Test riders Randy De Puniet and Nobuatsu Aoki were again joined ...    Read more

  2. From Fiskar Karma Hybrid To V-Twin Cruiser



    Press release Lauge Jensen motorcycles has recently unveiled the Viking Concept at the Top Marques luxury brands show in Monaco. This premium motorcycle is a design study that blends the talents of two of Denmark’s most creative talents: Anders Kirk Johansen, an industrialist whose family invented LEGO, and renowned vehicle designer ...    Read more

  3. Adventure Rally Rockies Edition



    Due to overwhelming demand our base location, The Inn at Tomichi Village, is nearly out of rooms.  But don’t let go of your adventure dreams just yet.  We are now offering a limited number of tent and non-hook-up RV camping locations. The Adventure Rally Rockies Edition is an ...    Read more

  4. Dowco Fastrax Xtreme Luggage



    From Dowco, Inc. Designed with form, fit and function, Dowco’s Fastrax Sport Xtreme Luggage offers riders convenient, removable storage for the road.  The new series includes a tank bag, tail bag and backpack. Fastrax Xtreme Series tail and tank bags feature a unique euro-styling, are constructed using a durable vinyl coated polyester ...    Read more

  5. Suzuki To Test At COTA



    During the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, Suzuki MotoGP Test Team Manager Davide Brivio said in an interview that upgrades to their in-house-developed electronics software will be a key focus for their upcoming test sessions as they adapt to the latest standard championship ECU hardware. Having already tested ...    Read more

  6. Ride For Kids Custom Honda



    Enter today for your chance to win this custom Honda CBR1000RR. All proceeds from this drawing benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, so your donation will help make the world a better place for kids with brain tumors. About the bike: Len Higa from Oni Motorworks has reimagined ...    Read more

  7. Scorpio Ride Core System



    The all-new Ride system is a GPS enabled device that combines location-based telemetry paired with a purpose-built digital platform to connect your motorcycle online. This unity of hardware and cloud-enabled services creates an “internet of (motorized) things” - an active connection to your bike and your rides. The compact core module ...    Read more

  8. MotoGP TV Coverage Increases for 2014



    A total of 83 networks worldwide will now be broadcasting MotoGP action that includes agreements with several new networks for the 2014 season.  This media growth will undoubtedly increase MotoGP’s audience as newcomers to the sport as well as returning fans will now have viewing access across many platforms simultaneously, ...    Read more

  9. Honda Announces New 2015 Models



    American Honda Press Release: Torrance, CA: In recent new-model releases, Honda has covered an extensive span across all categories with more than 20 exciting new powersports products. This remarkably wide variety has impacted virtually all segments of the market, from lightweight, fun bikes such as the Grom™ and 500 series, to ...    Read more

  10. New President for Honda Racing Corporation



    After 5 years at the helm of HRC, Mr. Suzuki will begin a fresh challenge in a new Honda department where his role will be to lead a new team to create captivating bikes for Honda fans Worldwide. Mr. Suzuki commented on his time at HRC and confirmed his replacement, ...    Read more

  11. Bienville Legacy Motus V-4 Project | Wild File



    WORDS: Alan Cathcart PHOTOS: Phil Hawkins We’ve all had the dream where a total stranger comes up to you with his checkbook out and says he’ll bankroll anything you want to do. Sounds like fantasy except that this particular dream did come true for Louisiana motorcycle designer J.T. Nesbitt. The Bienville ...    Read more

  12. World’s First Production Motorcycle Wirelessly Integrated With Airbag Riding Jackets



    Ducati has recently introduced the Multistrada D-Air, a model that features a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets which are made by Dainese. Marking a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian ...    Read more

  13. Dunlop Supports New Superbike Shootout Series



    Buffalo, NY: Dunlop will provide its full racing support to the new Superbike Shootout series by attending all three events with its professional racing service crew and transporter. The Dunlop team will roll out tires and services for the Pro Superbike and Pro Sportbike classes, which will run exclusively on ...    Read more

  14. Motorcycle Seat Pads From Pro Pad Inc.



    With spring weather around the corner (hopefully), we start to go through our pre-season checklist and prepare for the riding season.  There are the usual suspects on the list but what about seating?  After a few off months, it's easy to forget just how uncomfortable that last 500 miler really was--great weather, great ...    Read more

  15. Schwantz – COTA Legal Differences Settled



    Release from Circuit of the Americas and Schwantz School AUSTIN, Texas (March 27, 2014)Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and motorcycle racing legend Kevin Schwantz have amicably settled their legal differences and have reached a new agreement to  collaboratively promote motorcycling racing at the Austin circuit and ...    Read more

  16. EXCLUSIVE: Water-Cooled Victory Coming Soon!



    WORDS: Ben Purvis Victory Motorcycles have been out of the limelight lately—outshined by parent company Polaris’ intense focus reviving its sister brand, Indian—but now Victory is set to come back with a vengeance by launching a new range of high-performance, liquid-cooled cruisers. We’ve uncovered drawings of no fewer than four top-secret designs ...    Read more

  17. Alpinestars Electronic Airbag Technology



    If you were tuned in to the first MotoGP race at Qatar this past weekend, you might have wondered, how do some of these racers get up and walk away from crashes that leave the bike a total wreck? To help answer that question, Alpinestars provided us with the following ...    Read more

  18. What About Test Rides? | MC Garage



    WORDS:  Jeff Maddox PHOTOS: Trudy Quelch & Marc Cook Reader Joe Ryan writes: ...    Read more

  19. Marquez, Rossi and Pedrosa on the First MotoGP Podium of 2014



    The excitement unfolded from the start of the race when Jorge Lorenzo moved to the front of the pack at turn one but crashed out of the lead seconds later at turn 15, destroying the new Movistar Yamaha before the first lap was complete. Lorenzo’s crash put Stefan Bradl in ...    Read more

  20. Epic Daddy-Daughter Bonding | Featured Photo



    Rob Bartlett of Lakeville, MN shares a special moment with his daughter Claire while reading the new "Epic Rides" issue of Motorcyclist. Thanks to Carissa Bartlett for posting this photo on Instagram, and to our new IG follower Rob who tagged and shared it with us. ...    Read more

  21. Marquez Takes the Pole At Qatar



    The grid is set. Despite only returning to riding on Thursday after breaking his leg in preseason training, Marquez showed he means business with a great charge on the #93 Repsol Honda machine to pole with a 1’54.507 lap. This marks his 10th MotoGP career pole, from 19 starts in the class. GO&FUN Honda ...    Read more

  22. MotoGP Free Practice 3 Action From Qatar



    The usual order has been upset in Qatar as the non-Factory riders who tested at Losail two weeks ago head into the next Commercial Bank Grand Prix session at the top of the field. Aleix Espargaro swept the field in Free Practice 3 posting a 1’54.773 best time on the NGM ...    Read more

  23. Honda Exhibits World Premiere of New Concept Model “NM4″



    Honda Press Release TOKYO, Japan, March 21, 2014 - Honda held its press conference at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 today and unveiled the world premiere of two types of its new production model "NM4" as an exhibition model (planned for production). The NM4 was developed under the keywords of "the ...    Read more

  24. 5 Questions With KTM’s Head of Engine Development, Peter Gorbach



    Photos: KTM North America Peter Gorbach is KTM's head of engine development and the mastermind behind the 1,290cc V-twin, an evolution of the 1,190cc RC8 engine that makes the Super Duke R one of the most extreme naked bikes ever manufactured.  He talks about the most difficult ...    Read more

  25. BMW Recalling Certain 2013 Models For Possible Side-Stand Switch Malfunction



    Report filed with NHTSA Report receipt date: February 19, 2014 NHTSA campaign number: 14V065000 Component(s): Electrical System, Structure Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 C 600 Sport, C 650 GT, F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, F 800 ...    Read more

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