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  1. Lorenzo Starts the Week On Top at Phillip Island Testing Day 1



    Although lap times and bike development are not the focus during testing this week at Phillip Island, the former MotoGP World Champion Lorenzo’s best time of 1’29.213 put him top. The riders and teams are working on tire durability and have a specific schedule to follow over the next 72 ...    Read more

  2. MotoGP Factory Teams To Test At Phillip Island



    The Factory MotoGP teams of Honda, Yamaha and Ducati will be at Phillip Island this week as they and two Moto2 squads engage in testing with a focus on tire wear. Following last year’s Australian Grand Prix in which the premier class race was divided into two halves by pitstops ...    Read more

  3. Hawaiian Style Motorcycle Art



    Over the past 20 years, Maui based conceptual artist Bene' Michelle Cambra has been creating works of motorcycle-themed functional art pieces, most of which are patented or have patents pending on the unique features. Her earlier prototype furniture pieces have been featured in museums including Sturgis, the National Motorcycle Museum ...    Read more

  4. Galfer Brake Components For Honda Grom



    Galfer USA is now offering steel-braided brake lines, front and rear rotors, and front pads for the 2014 Honda MSX 125 Grom. The Grom made its debut in Asia in early 2013, and it quickly gained a cult following as it made its way to the U.S. The Grom has ...    Read more

  5. Indian Motorcycle Celebration At Daytona Bike Week 2014



    Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, just announced its event calendar for Indian Motorcycle owners at Daytona Bike Week 2014, which takes place March 8-15 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Owners of models past and present - from 1901 to the all-new 2014 Indian Chiefs - are invited to join Indian ...    Read more

  6. Rossi, Pedrosa Share Fastest Lap Times at MotoGP Sepang Testing



    Day three of the second and final testing at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia concluded with Yamaha Factory rider Valentino Rossi sharing fastest time of 1’59.999, alongside Dani Pedrosa of the Repsol Honda team. “First of all I am very happy because I am in first position ...    Read more

  7. 2014 Adventure Rally Series



    The Bonnier Motorcycle Group brands, Motorcyclist, Cycle World and Dirt Rider, introduced the Adventure Rally – Sierra Edition last October to rave reviews from participants, industry veterans, and the crotchetiest of moto-journalists. So much fun was had in the Sierras that an additional event based in Gunnison, Colorado was conceived. The ...    Read more

  8. Drive M7 Aspar Team Unveils Line-Up At Sepang



    The Drive M7 Aspar Team officially unveiled its 2014 team and colors at a special ceremony in Malaysia, home of its new title sponsor. With the second session of MotoGP preseason testing set to begin on Wednesday, the team's new riders, Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama, pulled the covers to reveal the ...    Read more

  9. We Don’t Care How They Do It In California!



    Photos by Mike Calabro Mama Tried is an indoor invitational motorcycle show held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to showcase the “best, most honest, and most unusual home-built bikes in the Midwest.” Here are some highlights from this first-year event:

  10. Yamaha Recalls 2009-13 YZF-R1 And 2012-13 Super Tenere For Potential Headlight Malfunction



    Report filed with the NHTSA: Report Receipt Date: FEB 10, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V044000 Component(s): headlight, bulb, socket Potential Number of Units Affected: 24,000 Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor USA SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 YZFR1 motorcycles manufactured October 2008 through August 2013 and 2012-2013 XTZ12 (Super Tenere) motorcycles manufactured ...    Read more

  11. Laverty/Voltcom Suzuki, Guintoli/Aprilia Racing Grab Wins at Phillip Island



    In Race 1, Eugene Laverty stormed to victory on his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki debut at Phillip Island in Australia, securing the first World Championship win for the Japanese manufacturer since 2010. Laverty fought back from a difficult start and made his way through from seventh to hunt down the leading ...    Read more

  12. MV Agusta Back On The Podium At Phillip Island



    Release from MV Agusta: MV Agusta is back on a world championship podium following an incredible comeback and Supersport win by Jules Cluzel on the F3 675 of the MV Agusta Reparto Corse - Yakhnich Motorsport team at the Phillip Island circuit to take the first round. Despite ...    Read more

  13. 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander | FIRST RIDE



    Photos: Tom Riles ...    Read more

  14. Marquez Out With Broken Leg



    Repsol Honda Team Press Release MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez, has broken his fibula during a dirt-track training session in Lleida, west of Barcelona, yesterday afternoon. Marquez was immediately taken to the Universitario Quirón Dexeus Hospital where Dr. Xavier Mir treated the spiral fracture of the distal third of his right ...    Read more

  15. Lotus C-01 V-Twin Prototype Superbike Announced



    Kodewa Performance Motorcycles, under license by car manufacturer Group Lotus has announced that the prototype of the world’s first motorcycle to bear the legendary Lotus marque is now road registered and ready for action. “I was one of the first people to ride it and I have to ...    Read more

  16. Dunlop Tire Color Markings For Compound Identification



    According to an update on the MotoGP website, Dunlop, the official tire supplier for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships, will be using new color markings on its tires to make for easier compound identification. In addition to their wet tires, Dunlop produces soft, medium and hard slick compounds for ...    Read more

  17. Kawasaki USA Names Nakagawa As New President. Outgoing President Teranishi To Head KMC Japan



    Press release from Kawasaki Motor Corp. USA IRVINE, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2014)Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced that Masafumi “Masa” Nakagawa will succeed Takeshi “Tak” Teranishi as president of the company, effective April 1.  Nakagawa, who spent six years at KMC’s Irvine headquarters in the late 1990s, will ...    Read more

  18. MotoQuest Adds Indian Motorcycles To Their Rental Fleet



    Vehicle rentals can be more than a temporary mode of transportation for frequent flyers on a business trip. Car guys were hip to the idea of renting for pleasure as far back as the mid ‘60s when weekend racers would rush over to the local Hertz “rent-a-racer” agency on Friday ...    Read more

  19. What Is Burning Man?



    Text and photos by Reg Kittrelle As an aging, quasi-hippie with a suspicious view of humans as a species, I’ve always viewed Burning Man through a very skeptical lens. Despite this, I decided to attend this annual event held in the Nevada desert. Encouraged by waves of apathy and head scratching ...    Read more

  20. Erik Buell Racing Announces Partnership with Hero MotoCorp



    Erik Buell Racing, already the North American distributor for India’s Hero MotoCorp, has officially announced collaboration with the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer by volume. Hero MotorCorp recently launched several new models at the Delhi Auto Expo which were designed in joint partnership between Hero and EBR engineers. Although several Hero ...    Read more

  21. Repsol Honda Team Celebrates 20 Years



    Over the past 20 years, the Repsol Honda racing team has celebrated 10 World titles, 124 race wins and 338 podiums in 500cc and MotoGP. The longest running partnership between sponsor and manufacturer in the history of the Motorcycle World Championship began their relationship in February of 1995. At the ...    Read more

  22. Macna Proton Heated Gloves From Twisted Throttle



    Riders who continue to ride longer into the cold season know that hands can freeze up fast in an ordinary pair of gloves. Macna has addressed this with the all new Proton Heated Glove. The Proton is constructed with drum-dyed leather that has been specially treated to make it touchscreen compatible ...    Read more

  23. 2015 Victory Gunner | First Look



    From Victory Motorcycles: Following a recent no-photos media teaser that announced the coming of “a bobber to blow your mind,” Victory introduces Motorcyclist readers to the all-new 2015 Gunner, an urban cruiser that combines the best of two worlds, bringing an intense blend of heavyweight V-twin muscle with killer looks ...    Read more

  24. April 1969 Motorcyclist Cover Bike Uncovered on eBay



    Of the 10 most expensive vehicles ever sold on eBay, only one is a motorcycle: a 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King that was put up for auction by Jay Leno to benefit victims of the 2004 tsunami. There was nothing rare about the bike itself unless you count the fact that ...    Read more

  25. Fastest Wheelie On Ice



    Mike Nightengale photos It was February of 2011 when Ryan Suchanek set his first Guinness World Record for fastest wheelie on ice at 95mph. An impressive feat in itself but what made it even more astonishing is that Suchanek made that run after having lost his left leg in an accident. ...    Read more