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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. You’re Doing What?!



    If you’ve visited our Facebook page or checked out the video section of the website recently, you’re probably aware that we acquired a 1982 Honda MB5. This little 50cc two-stroke was found in a Craigslist ad and bought in Cocoran, CA. From there, it was repaired in a hotel room ...    Read more

  2. 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Lineup



    Moto Guzzi has just announced the new V7 lineup for 2013, upgrading the V7 Racer, the V7 Special, and the addition of the new V7 Stone. The 750cc 90 degree V-twin gets a revamp, producing more power and running smoother than did the previous generation. Here is the press release ...    Read more

  3. Ex-Rossi, Ex-Stoner Rides Set Sales Records | High Rollers



    WORDS: Aaron Frank PHOTOS: Ducati/RM Auctions “Almost never” answers the question “How often do you have a chance to own an actual MotoGP race bike?” At the recent RM Auction in Monaco, however, bidders had a shot at not one but two genuine Ducati Corse Desmosedici GP race bikes. And these ...    Read more

  4. Rediscover AMA Superbike Racing



    Fall arrived in Wisconsin this past weekend with near-perfect Indian summer conditions. With temps in the high 60s and the Maple leaves just starting to turn, it was perfect conditions for riding motorcycles. Or painting an ancient, wood-sided house, which was how I spent my weekend. Ah, the joys of ...    Read more

  5. Suzuki Announces More Models for 2013



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  6. Ride or Fly?



    Most of the journalists attending Kawasaki’s press launch of the Ninja 300 in Healdsburg, California, came by air, sashaying through the Charles M. Schultz airport in Sonoma and whisked to the event hotel in an air-conditioned minivan. Probably there were refreshments. Kawasaki's press-relations people are good like that. I wasn't among ...    Read more

  7. Is BMW’s Lo Rider Concept Entering Production? | BMW’S Next Naked



    WORDS: Ben Purvis PHOTO: BMW Despite a tremendous, 90-year-history to crib from, the present-day BMW doesn’t typically do retro. Spy shots of the German manufacturer’s forthcoming naked bike, however, suggest a pleasing old-school look with a large, round headlight and a bulbous fuel tank reminiscent of a 1970s superbike. This appears to ...    Read more

  8. Honda CB1100 | Retroactive Standard



    WORDS: Ben Purvis PHOTOS: Honda and Anonymous Honda’s CB1100 concept was the star of the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and the production bike it spawned has been a hit in Japan since going on sale in 2010. But the rest of the world can only admire it from afar, as Honda ...    Read more

  9. A Yamaha V Star 250 for the New Guy



    As the latest addition to the MC staff, I'm bound to get some extra jabs sent my way. Mr Editor initially threatened me with the prospect of riding a scooter, but soon found out that I like scooters. Baby cruisers on the other hand, not on my wish list. And ...    Read more

  10. Modified Honda CBR250R Strikes Back! – On Two Wheels Episode 17



    PHOTO: Max Klein The CBR250R is back! On this episode of On Two Wheels, Ari Henning returns to the track to give it another go in the 250 class. The CBR250R has received some engine work to give it more power, and with the suspension dialed in the little Honda is ready ...    Read more

  11. Ducati Unveil 2013 Multistradas



    Ducati released a teaser of their new line of Multistradas this morning. Updates include a second generation Testastretta 11° engine and ABS, while the “S” versions get a new “semi-active” suspension system, Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). The new touring flagship of the range for 2013 is the Multistrada ...    Read more

  12. 2013 Kawasaki Sportbikes | First Look



    WORDS: Marc Cook   PHOTOS: Kawasaki Kawasaki took the wraps off two new models today, the Ninja 300 and the ZX-6R, which actually displaces 636cc, marking a return of the “cheater” middleweight that debuted in 2003. The company also announced an ABS option for the mighty ZX-14R. First off, the ...    Read more

  13. Yamaha Factory Racing Reveal Special Race-Blu Livery in Misano



    Race-Blu’ livery also available on YZF-R series production bikes for 2013! The Yamaha Factory Racing Team will run a special ‘Race-Blu’ livery for the Misano and Aragon Grand Prix race weekends. The unique livery, designed by Italian designer Aldo Drudi, features a contrasting combination of Yamaha Blue and matt grey bodywork, ...    Read more

  14. Ducati Team Back With Both Riders for Season’s Second Home Race



    The Ducati Team is preparing for its second home race of the season, which will take place on Sunday at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. The GP di San Marino e della Riviera Rimini is also an important round for Valentino Rossi, who lives near the circuit at which ...    Read more

  15. BMW MOTORRAD REACH ALL-TIME SALES HIGH FOR MONTH OF AUGUST



    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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Triumph Tiger Explorer XC | First Look



    Triumph has expanded the Explorer line to include a new XC variant. As the company did with the Tiger 800, there are now two versions, a more street-oriented example and the new XC, intended to be more worthy off road. Here's more about the new model:   WORDS + PHOTO: Triumph Triumph Motorcycles increases ...    Read more

  19. KAWASAKI “NINJA® TIMES SQUARE TAKEOVER” SETS A GLOBAL STAGE FOR REVEAL OF NEWEST MOTORCYCLES



    Debut of 2013 sportbikes to highlight daylong celebration of motorcycling activities along Broadway from 45th to 47th Street. IRVINE, Calif. (Aug. 27, 2012)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is going big with its global debut of its 2013 line of iconic Ninja® motorcycles in New York’s Times Square, Sept. 13. The company will stream ...    Read more

  20. Ducati Team works to improve turning



    Today the Ducati Team started its preparation for the Indianapolis Grand Prix, which will take place on Sunday at legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A long rainstorm last night reduced the asphalt’s grip level, though conditions improved steadily throughout the day. In the afternoon, both Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi were considerably ...    Read more

  21. Yamaha Factory Racing Press Statement



    It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd confirms the signing of Valentino Rossi to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014. Valentino Rossi first joined Yamaha in 2004 and achieved four MotoGP World Champion titles with the Yamaha YZR-M1 in 2004 and 2005 ...    Read more

  22. Ducati and Rossi to part ways at the end of 2012



    As the MotoGP series awaits its return to action for the August 19 Indianapolis Grand Prix, Ducati announces that its working relationship with Valentino Rossi will conclude at the end of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship. Ducati wishes the Italian well for the new challenges that await him, and in the ...    Read more

  23. 2013 BMW S1000RR HP4 | First Look



    PHOTOS: BMW Motorrad BMW’s awesome S1000RR, the overall winner of our “Class of 2012” superbike comparison and our choice for Sportbike of the Year, wasn’t exactly lacking performance. That didn’t stop the German manufacturer from developing this limited-production, HP4 edition that delivers even more high-speed potency. The HP4 uses the same ...    Read more

  24. 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

  25. Factory Effex Honda Apparel Available Now!



    Check out our complete line of officially licensed Honda OEM Apparel. Available now at factoryeffex.com.

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