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Motorcycle reviews, bike manufacturer updates, and discussions on various motorcycles like Honda, Harley-Davidson, BMW, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Buell from motorcycle experts, enthusiasts, and contributors that engulf themselves into motorcycles.

  1. Strong Second-Quarter Gains For Harley-Davidson



    For those of you who not only ride Harley-Davidson but are also interested in the business end of the company, dealers worldwide sold 90,218 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 90,193 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter. In the U.S., dealers sold 58,225 ...    Read more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 30th Anniversary 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R ABS | First Look



    Following the official announcement of the 2015 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Limited Edition at the Laguna Seca round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, fans of Team Green’s flagship Ninja can order one of the 300 models on July 15, 2014 at 9:00am PDT. Orders must be taken by a Kawasaki dealer, ...    Read more

  7. 2015 Honda CB300F | First Look



    One thing that Honda seems well aware of these days is the need to nurture the entry-level market with beginner-oriented bikes like the CBR250R, the step-up 500cc CBR and CB sportbikes, and the new CBR300R that Honda introduced barely a month ago ( ...    Read more

  8. Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014 Touring Models Due To Safety Issue



    Press release from Harley-Davidson: Harley-Davidson Motor Company has determined there may be a safety issue with certain ABS-equipped model year 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles. These motorcycles may have been assembled with a front brake line in a position where it could become pinched between the fuel tank and the ...    Read more

  9. 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

  10. Michelin Pilot Road 4



    Michelin’s new Pilot Road 4 isn’t just one sport-touring tire; it’s three. The standard PR4 is meant for most motorcycles up to the big sport-touring rigs because, for them, there’s the Pilot Road 4 GT. Don’t feel left out if you own a BMW GS though; the ...    Read more

  11. 2014 EBR 1190SX Superfighter Specs and Pricing Announced



    Sharing the 1190RX’s V-twin engine (click HERE for our First Ride review and video of the 1190RX) with a claimed 185 crankshaft horsepower and 101.6 lb-ft of torque, the new 2014 EBR 1190SX delivers the highest performance available in the streetfighter category. EBR founder and Chief ...    Read more

  12. Rossi’s Mugello Suit Raises Big Money For Charity



    When the eBay auction ended recently for the leather suit that Valentino Rossi wore during the 2014 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, the bidding closed at 24.001 Euro, or $32,865 U.S. Dainese created and promoted the hashtag #thisforSIC58 on its website and social channels in memory of Marco Simoncelli, ...    Read more

  13. The Next Motorcycle Superpower



    India looks like the future. Even as China and other Asian nations contract, economically or otherwise, India continues to expand, with more economic growth, more educational gains, and a stronger labor force every year. Whether it’s energy, industry, or finance, India is poised to become the next superpower—an influence sure ...    Read more

  14. Los Angeles Police Stealth Patrol



    Zero Motorcycles announced recently that the Los Angeles Police Department purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to add to the department’s patrol fleet. Powered by the 100% electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement and security ...    Read more

  15. 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

  16. KTM Announces 2015 EXC Enduros



    2015 EXC (AND XC-W) MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

    • New MAE digital speedometer
    • New black anodized Neken handlebar
    • New Metzler Six Day DOT tires on EXC
    • New Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires on XC-W
    • Improved hand guards with new material
    • New softer compound grips
    • Updated PDS on the 200 XC-W
    • New black colored rims from Giant
    • Orange colored frame
    • New colors and graphics
    Electrics - ...    Read more

  17. Suzuki Team Testing With MotoGP Field Today



    Randy de Puniet of the Suzuki Test Team joined the full-time riders on track as the Japanese factory continue to develop their MotoGP project ahead of a planned return next year. Suzuki will be testing alongside the current field to gauge their progress, with De Puniet having undertaken extensive tests ...    Read more

  18. MM93’s MotoGP Win Streak Continues In Barcelona



    The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya produced the most exciting race yet, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez securing the victory on the final lap by a mere half second ahead of Movistar Yamaha Team’s Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa. Marquez survived a last-lap scare as his ...    Read more

  19. First Look At the EBR 1190SX



    Today at an invitation-only event held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, EBR Motorcycles is providing a few lucky moto journalists with the opportunity to get better acquainted with the 1190RX sportbike that you read about in the June issue of Motorcyclist (see EBR 1190RX First Ride, ...    Read more

  20. Return of the Ducati Scrambler in 2015



    Ducati gave its Bologna factory employees a surprise treat as they arrived for work on Monday, 9 June, with a private viewing of the prototype Scrambler intended for launch in 2015. Setting a characteristic ambience for the new model, workers arrived to discover music and a beach ...    Read more

  21. Precautionary Notice To Owners of BMW R 1200 RT



    As of June 5, BMW Motorrad is notifying all owners of the current R 1200 RT, model year 2014, fitted with the Dynamic ESA option that there is a potential defect in the rear spring strut. At the present time it cannot be ruled out that the ...    Read more

  22. It’s Official: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07



    A couple of issues back we featured Yamaha’s Euro-only MT-07 (see First Ride, June, MC). We try not to get too excited about bikes we’ll never see on our shores, but we had a hunch Yamaha would bring the FZ-09’s little brother to the US market. Our suspicions have ...    Read more

  23. Harley-Davidson Street 750 Flat-Track Exhibition at Circuit of the Americas



    Harley-Davidson Press Release After scorching the ice at ESPN’s X Games Aspen, the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 will be kicking up some dirt at X Games Austin with a Flat Track exhibition race just weeks before the new bikes begin to arrive at U.S. dealerships. Highlights of the race will air ...    Read more

  24. 5 Questions With BMW Project Leader Roland Stocker



    »  Did you ever wonder how a new model like BMW’s R nineT makes it from concept to production model? Project Leader Roland Stocker shares some insight into the process of creating the R nineT. Motorcyclist : This bike looks like a quick repackaging of the old Oilhead boxer engine in a ...    Read more

  25. MotoGP: Crutchlow and Bradl Get Tangled At Mugello



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