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  1. 2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe | Up To Speed



    This year, in addition to the regular version of its air-cooled, ’80s-retro CB1100 super standard, Honda will also offer this new Deluxe version with a host of trim changes and antilock brakes. Look closely and you’ll see the sidecovers have been reshaped to cover the frame and close the gap ...    Read more

  2. Eagles Soar at the 4-Wide Nationals



    There were 3 Suzukis, 11 Buells and 2 Screamin’ Eagle/Vance and Hines Harley-Davidsons in the 16-bike elimination field at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals this past weekend at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC, and at the end of Sunday’s four-wide final round, it was the Screamin’ Eagle H-D of Andrew Hines ...    Read more

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Honda Interceptor | UP TO SPEED



    Honda’s legendary Interceptor is back and better than ever, now with traction control and numerous other features that sport-touring riders especially will appreciate. Although phased out in the United States after the 2009 model year to make room for the bigger, more-sophisticated VFR1200F, the smaller, sportier—and, it must be said, ...    Read more

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. BMW’s Gelände/Straße



    Photos: BMW Motorrad Success was anything but guaranteed when BMW launched its first mega-enduro, the R80G/S, to the global press in Avignon, France, on September 1, 1980. Assembled journalists greeted the ungainly machine with open skepticism. It was unlike anything they had ever seen before—essentially a touring bike ...    Read more

  10. 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

  11. SPIED: BMW S1000 ADV



    PHOTO: BMH Images BMW already rules the adventure-touring category with its iconic R1200GS, but for the ever-growing contingent of ADV buyers who never venture beyond paved roads, the ultra-rugged, boxer-powered GS gives up some ground to more street-biased, superbike-influenced competition like Ducati’s Multistrada and Aprilia’s all-new Caponord. Not for much longer, ...    Read more

  12. 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

  13. SPIED! Ducati Scrambler



    PHOTOS: BMH Images Last summer ( Up To Speed, July 2013) we reported news that Ducati had trademarked the “Scrambler” name, and showed a concept drawing of what we thought a new-generation Scrambler might look like. Now we’ve acquired spy photos of a clumsily disguised prototype undergoing testing near Ducati headquarters ...    Read more

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Enter the 2014 Star Virtual Bike Show



    Star Motorcycles release: Cypress, CA March 14, 2014 Star Motorcycles is looking for owners who have embraced our motto, “we build it, you make it your own” and taken their Star Motorcycle to the next level. Does this sound like you? If so, the 2014 Star Virtual Bike Show is ...    Read more

  21. Caselli 66 – Ride the Dream



    On November 15th, 2013 the world lost Kurt Caselli to the Baja 1000. The shock was immediate and powerful. A once-in-a-generation off-road racer, Kurt's performance on his motorcycle was matched only by the dedication, passion, and love that inspired an era of racers, riders, family, and friends. ...    Read more

  22. Honda Recalls 2013 CB500 and CBR500 Models for Rocker Arm Shaft Retaining Bolts



    Report filed with NHTSA Report receipt date: February 14, 2014 NHTSA campaign number: 14V056000 Component(s): Engine and engine cooling Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co. SUMMARY: Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 CB500 (FA, F, XA, X) and CBR500 (RA, R) motorcycles. The rocker arm shaft retaining bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly resulting in ...    Read more

  23. The Motorcyclist Photo Hashtag Challenge Continues!



    To enter the Challenge is easy:

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    The March Photo Hashtag theme is: #myfirstbikeMC (Note: ...    Read more

  24. 2014-1/2 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider | FIRST LOOK



    Photos: Harley-Davidson He’s been “on hiatus” for five years now, Harley code for laying low and letting the law get bored with the chase. But now’s the time for a triumphant return. Welcome back, Low Rider. Rolling on the Dyna Glide chassis, the Low Rider follows the path cut ...    Read more

  25. 2014-1/2 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow 1200T | FIRST LOOK



    PHOTOS: Harley-Davidson For the 2014 model year, Harley-Davidson lavished a massive amount of development effort on the so-called Project Rushmore bikes, its popular FL touring rigs. Now it’s the Sportster’s turn. The result? The SuperLow 1200T. Combining the SuperLow chassis—one built around providing a very low seat height—with the ...    Read more

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