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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. More New Models Top Off Honda’s 2014 Line-Up



    From American Honda: Torrance, CA: If you haven’t found your dream machine in all the new products released by Honda over the past two years, it might very well be in this latest group of 2014 models. Across all categories, Honda has released unique and fun products that touch the soul ...    Read more

  2. “Run Whatcha Brung” Quarter-Mile Racing Is Back in SoCal



    Photo courtesy of Auto Club Dragway It’s true that you don’t appreciate what you have until you lose it. Both two- and four-wheel drag racers in southern California have been without a quarter-mile strip since the Fontana-based Auto Club Dragway was forced to close by court order in 2012.  Since then, ...    Read more

  3. Moto Guzzi USA Announces 2014 Models and Prices



    From Moto Guzzi USA: Moto Guzzi has maintained a reputation as one of the world’s most prominent manufacturers of motorcycles. Founded in 1921 on the shores of Lake Como in the village of Mandello Del Lario, Italy, where each motorcycle is still produced today, Moto Guzzi remains ...    Read more

  4. First Look: 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster



    It’s called the Dragster yet MV Agusta promotional video shows the 798cc triple-powered, Brutale-based fighter-esque machine spinning tire with intent while drifting agilely through twisty canyon roads. A sharp contradiction to the way brute tarmac-gripping straight-line machines traverse the quarter mile. But that is exactly the ...    Read more

  5. Rokform V3 Smartphone Mounts For Sportbikes and Cruisers



    Rokform, the sister company of Two Brothers Racing that produces some of the most functional and stylish mountable cases for mobile devices, has recently expanded their accessory line to include motorcycle-specific mounts that are manufactured in the USA from 6061-T6 aluminum. The Rokform V3 Handlebar Mount ...    Read more

  6. Ducati Presents Their 2014 Superbike Team



    With just a few weeks to go before the start of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at the Australian circuit of Phillip Island, Ducati made an official presentation of their Superbike team via live streaming web broadcast from the Ducati Auditorium in Borgo Panigale, Italy. The 2014 season will see the ...    Read more

  7. The 2014 Motorcyclist Readers Photo/Hashtag Challenge Is On!



    To enter, simply follow Motorcyclist on Facebook here, follow @MotorcyclistOnline on Instagram here, then share your best theme-related pics. If you do not have an Instagram account, you can sign up for free in the App Store using your iPhone or iPad. Make sure your settings are ...    Read more

  8. 2014 Pricing Announced By BMW



    BMW has put some some mighty enticing new machines out for 2014 along with returning favorites that have been revamped with substantial updates. If you’ve been crunching numbers trying to see if you’ll be able to squeeze a new Beemer into the budget this year, there’s one part of the ...    Read more

  9. The Motorcyclist Photo Hashtag Challenge Is On!



    To enter, simply follow Motorcyclist on Facebook here, follow MotorcyclistOnline on Instagram here, then share your best theme-related pics. The first theme will be announced  Monday the 27th on our Facebook page so be ready. The Challenge: At the beginning of each month ...    Read more

  10. Ice Games



    Ice racing—perhaps the fringiest of fringe motorcycle sports—could get a big-time boost in popularity following an ice racing video exhibition held in conjunction with ESPN’s X Games Aspen, featuring Harley-Davidson factory flat track racer Brad Baker squaring off against fellow AMA Pro flat track racers Jared Mees and his wife, ...    Read more

  11. Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniel’s Raise $30K for U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families



    The Indian Motorcycle company announced recently that its one-of-a-kind custom 2014 Chief Vintage that was created in support of the “Operation Ride Home” program for the benefit of U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families, sold on the auction block on January 19th. This unique motorcycle, featuring the lowest publically ...    Read more

  12. Team Green’s Grom Alternative



    Before anyone gets too excited and starts calling out their Grom-owning buddies for a match-up, Kawasaki has yet to say whether the U.S. market will see the KSR Pro, a new mini-motard that would certainly make for an interesting MC Comparo with the popular Honda Grom. Perhaps the Grom’s surprise ...    Read more

  13. Ducati Power For the Volkswagen XL1 Plug-In Hybrid



    While official word is yet to come, an inside source at VW has just confirmed that the XL1 plug-in hybrid prototype two-seater that appeared last year with a diesel-electric powertrain is now powered by Ducati (an Audi Group company). Our source went on to say that current images of the ...    Read more

  14. The Lone Ranger Rides Again!



    Last summer, while promoting his movie, The Lone Ranger, actor Armie Hammer appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show and talked about putting his mighty steed Silver out to pasture and riding his Vespa LX 150 from Los Angeles, California to Key West, Florida. As it turns out, the Masked Man ...    Read more

  15. Davide Tardozzi Returns to Ducati MotoGP Team



    Ducati Corse has announced recently that it has reached an agreement with Davide Tardozzi, who will return to work again with the Borgo Panigale, Italy-based manufacturer after a period of four years. Tardozzi will head up the Ducati team’s organization and logistics in the MotoGP World Championship, reporting directly to ...    Read more

  16. The Pope’s Holy Harley Hits the Auction Block



    We’re not sure how many miles have been logged on the 2013 Harley-Davidson that was presented to Pope Francis last June to mark the MoCo’s 110 years in business, but it’s safe to assume that its condition is divine. The Pope, who signed the tank at a special Vatican ceremony ...    Read more

  17. Traxxion Dynamics’ Staff Completes Training at Öhlins USA’s new Technical Training Center



    Members of the staff of Traxxion Dynamics comprised the first class to attend service and sales training at Öhlins USA’s new Technical Training Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  The new state-of-the-art facility is a key component in Öhlins ongoing commitment to providing their customers with highly trained Authorized Service Centers ...    Read more

  18. 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES



    Whether it’s company strategy to gauge consumer response in other markets first or simply a necessity of tooling up for US-bound machines, Yamaha USA has not yet released any official announcement of adventure touring models for the 2014 model year. According to a source at Yamaha, we’ll get official word ...    Read more

  19. When the CHiPs Are Down (On One Knee!)



    Due to popular feedback on the Me & My Bike: Doug Kamholz feature (Motorcyclist, February 2014) and requests to see more of his California Highway Patrol-inspired 1998 Yamaha dubbed "CHP-R1" in action, we followed up with the retired lawman who provided us with one of his favorite Facebook profile ...    Read more

  20. The 2014 Motorcyclist Photo Hashtag Challenge



    Motorcyclist Magazine is excited to announce a new Instagram Photo Challenge and we’d like all of our readers, social followers and MCOnline viewers to participate. It’ll be fun and easy, and the first lucky winner will receive a new Shoei X-Twelve Marquez2 TC-1 helmet (MSRP: $839.99)! ...    Read more

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  22. Akrapovič Racing Line Exhaust for 2014 Yamaha FZ-09/MT-09



    The anticipated popularity of the 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 (MT-09 overseas) has aftermarket companies busily preparing to meet the demand for parts that will improve both looks and performance. On that front Akrapovič has their new Racing Line full-length stainless-titanium exhaust system for the all-new naked bike that they claim will ...    Read more

  23. Yamaha Motor Corp. USA Employees Raise Record Funds For 7th Annual Feed The Children Charity Day



    Employees of Yamaha Motor Corporation USA presented a check recently for $100,500 to the Feed the Children organization as part of its Seventh Annual Feed the Children Charity Day. Joining Yamaha employees at the event was a roster of current and past racing champions including 2013 AMA Pro SuperBike Champion Josh ...    Read more

  24. Race-Smart SCU for Kawasaki ZX-10R’s Factory Öhlins Mechatronic Steering Damper



    Owners of the 2013-14 Kawasaki ZX-10R who race or track your bike can now take it to level three, Race Mode, with an upgrade Öhlins Race SCU (Suspension Control Unit) for the Öhlins OEM-fitted steering damper.   The Race-Smart SCU is programed to transform the factory Öhlins Mechatronic, electronically controlled steering damper ...    Read more

  25. Alpinestars Limited Edition 50-Year Anniversary Book



    The company that started off making hiking boots in the small town of Maser, Italy back in 1963 is now celebrating five decades of innovation and achievements in action sports with the release of a very special version of their 50-year anniversary book. The Limited Edition Alpinestars 50 yearbook is a ...    Read more