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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. MotoGP: Crutchlow and Bradl Get Tangled At Mugello



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  4. Where Was Nicky Hayden?



    After completing just 11 laps on Friday Hayden took the decision just moments before FP3 at the Gran Premio d'Italia TIM that he would not compete in the sixth round of the MotoGP World Championship. The American has suffered with the problem since round four in Spain but treatment in between ...    Read more

  5. 2015 Ducati Monster 821 | FIRST LOOK



    Borgo Panigale (Bologna), 28 May, 2014 – Ducati announces the brand new Monster 821, a mid-size entry for the third generation of the iconic naked model and the latest chapter in the Bologna-built motorcycle’s famous story. Underlining Ducati’s strong association to the Bologna region, the company has ...    Read more

  6. Ruck Out OC Ride & Show



    We're back! The third annual Ruck Out is back, and this time we're headed to the OC. Join American Honda, Alpinestars, Motorcyclist magazine, Flexfit, and Illest as they gather the most insane collection of Ruckuses, Groms, and café bikes for an amazing event on June 14, 2014, at Illest OC. The ride will start in Temple City, ...    Read more

  7. British Customs Iron Moto Challenge



    American motorcycling rests on the shoulders of speedshops - small, independent dealers nationwide dedicated to the craft of going fast. There was no financial benefit, no nationwide attention, just the thrill of adrenaline, and the satisfaction of beating the garage down the street. This was the genesis of American racing ...    Read more

  8. Do You Recognize This Motorcycle?



    If your answer is yes and you immediately recognized the image above as the iconic Honda Super Cub, than it should come as no surprise that Honda Motor Co., Ltd. recently announced that the Japan Patent Office granted a three-dimensional trademark registration for the shape of the Super Cub, Honda's ...    Read more

  9. BMW Recalls 2013 R1200GS Motorcycles



    Report filed with the NHTSA: Report Receipt Date: APR 18, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V211000 Component(s): POWER TRAIN Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,420 SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles manufactured November 2012 through August 2013. Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed ...    Read more

  10. Oh, You Want It Now? | Retail Confidential



    WORDS: Jeff Maddox The goal of any dealer is to get you on the bike you want. You know exactly what you came in for, you’re ready to pull the trigger, and you don’t want to wait. But the bike is not in stock. Now what do you do? First, ask your dealer to ...    Read more

  11. Marquez Re-Signs With Honda Racing Corporation



    To say that it was a priority for HRC to re-sign Marc Marquez, the young sensation who has won every race so far this season – all from pole position, is likely the understatement of the year. Since joining the Factory outfit – the Repsol Honda Team – Marquez has ...    Read more

  12. MV Agusta Recalls Certain 2014 Brutale, Rivale and F3 Models For Potential Swingarm Pin Failure



    Report filed with the NHTSA: Report Receipt Date: APR 10, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V189000 Component(s): Chassis swingarm pin, bolt Potential Number of Units Affected: 223 SUMMARY: MV Agusta USA, LLC (MV Agusta) is recalling certain model year 2014 Brutale RR (Corsa), Rivale 800, Brutale 800 Dragster, Brutale 800, Brutale 675, F3 800, and F3 675 motorcycles that were manufactured ...    Read more

  13. Featured Letter: Flying Tigers Tribute



    Thanks for the article in the June issue of Motorcyclist on Glenn Curtiss (see A Man Of Wings and Wheels). It is a masterful look at a true pioneer and innovator on land and in the air. I have always found small aircraft and motorcycles inexorably linked in the psyche ...    Read more

  14. Polaris Recalls 872 Victory Units For Potential Engine Seizure



    Report filed with the NHTSA: Report Receipt Date: MAY 01, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V227000 Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Potential Number of Units Affected: 872 SUMMARY: Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2014 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Eight Ball, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Judge, Ness Cross Country, Vegas Eight Ball, Vision, Boardwalk, ...    Read more

  15. 2015 Kawasaki 30th Anniversary Ninjas | First Look



    Kawasaki has announced the release of two models for 2015: the Ninja ZX-10R and Ninja ZX-6R standard (non-ABS) and ABS versions. Although no mechanical changes are noted, both models are available with a special 30th Anniversary graphics package that includes Lime Green/Pearl Stardust White paint and 30th Anniversary badges on ...    Read more

  16. More Triples Coming Soon? | Rumor Mill



    We were frankly surprised to see just two new models from Yamaha this spring—one (the Super Ténéré) an update of an existing bike and the other (the SR400) an existing bike borrowed from another market. Because of this, we’re betting on an additional mid-year release of more early 2015 models. ...    Read more

  17. Motorcyclist Magazine & Edelweiss Bike Travel Announce New European Roadster Adventure



    Ever wish you could live the glamorous rock star life of a Motorcyclist magazine editor? Would you sell an internal organ to get an in-depth tour of a famous motorcycle factory and see how motorcycles are built?  We have the perfect solution! Motorcyclist magazine and Edelweiss Bike ...    Read more

  18. Thruxton Cup Racing At Willow Springs International Raceway



    California’s historic Willow Springs International Raceway will host the third round of the 2014 Thruxton Cup this weekend, April 25th-27th. Racers (including Motorcyclist Associate Editor Zack Courts on a British Customs entry) will take on the “Big Willow” track, the same nine-turn, 2.5 mile road course that put ...    Read more

  19. Agent 1 Casting Call and Chance To Win A Harley Street 750



    Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, have teamed up once again to defend freedom and tame explosive city streets in – and beyond – the popular film franchise, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since the early days of Captain America, he has been associated with Harley-Davidson, and the latest chapter ...    Read more

  20. Marquez Dominates FP2 in Argentina



    As the riders learned their way around the new Termas de Rio Hondo track Marquez demonstrated his ability to go quickly at unfamiliar venues once again, recording a 1’39.313 best lap to put him clear of nearest rival Pedrosa. Espargaro once again showed his pace and the potential of his ‘Open’ ...    Read more

  21. Lorenzo In Front After Argentina MotoGP FP1



    As the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina weekend got underway, Movistar Yamaha Team rider Jorge Lorenzo set down a 1’42.804 marker in the final minutes of FP1 with Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) and Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) respectively 0.481s and 0.833s behind him. Also in the ...    Read more

  22. HONDA CBR650F



    Having assembled such a solid lineup of entry-level bikes in the 250cc and 500cc categories, American Honda is now bolstering its middleweight options with another bike borrowed from the European market, the all-new CBR650F. A complete redesign of the Hornet-based CBR600F available overseas since 2011, the CBR650F features an upsized, ...    Read more

  23. Recognizing a Good Deal | RETAIL CONFIDENTIAL



    WORDS: Jeff Maddox In this business of selling motorcycles, dealers often offer promotions to entice buyers. While some promotions come directly from the actual OEMs in the form of rebates and attractive interest rates, local dealerships will sometimes offer their own specials. In some cases, these offers can be combined to make a deal seemingly too good ...    Read more

  24. Limted Edition MV Agusta F3 800 AGO



    With its impressively smooth power curve and a top-gear roll on rush that bested all contenders in our super middleweight shootout (see Upper Middle Class, Motorcyclist April 2014), the MV Agusta F3 800 is a stunning bike to view from any angle. In honor of 15-time ...    Read more

  25. 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

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