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  1. Strong Second-Quarter Gains For Harley-Davidson



    For those of you who not only ride Harley-Davidson but are also interested in the business end of the company, dealers worldwide sold 90,218 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 90,193 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter. In the U.S., dealers sold 58,225 ...    Read more

  2. TT Is For Truly Tantalizing



    Enthusiasts of a “certain age” will see customizer Jeff Palhegyi’s Yamaha SR400-based one-off as the realization of a dream. It’s a simple, elemental, astonishingly beautiful expression of dual-sport/scrambler roots. And it’s not that hard to duplicate. “I trimmed the rear subframe and built a new loop for the rear fender ...    Read more

  3. Adventure Rally Rockies Edition



    Not being in Gunnison, Colorado, to take part in the first-ever Adventure Rally - Rockies Edition could possibly be the biggest mistake of your life. You will miss out on riding to some amazing points of interest. ...    Read more

  4. Ninja Bike Night At Kawasaki USA Headquarters



    Attention all race fans, coffee drinkers and Kawasaki owners... Kawasaki USA continues its celebration of the Ninja 30th Anniversary this Thursday, July 17th at Kawasaki Motors Corp USA headquarters in Irvine, CA. Meet and greet with Team Green riders including 2013 World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes and Pikes Peak record ...    Read more

  5. 4 Straight For Hayes At Laguna Seca AMA Pro Superbike



    The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha ace, racing on the No. 4 Yamaha R1, moved past the holeshooting Martin Cardenas on the 23-lap race's opening circulation. The contest was pretty much decided at that point, save for 18 more precision laps executed at breakaway speed. The race was red flagged and ...    Read more

  6. Suzuki To Showcase New Models At 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo



    The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has announced that Suzuki, one of the cornerstone OEM exhibitors at the groundbreaking powersports industry event launched last October, will return to AIMExpo again this year. Suzuki will showcase its new 2015 models to the public ...    Read more

  7. 14 MotoGP Racers Start From Pit Lane



    As cloudy skies began to clear, a rapidly drying Sachsenring circuit caused confusion and riders rushed to their pits to make last-minute changes from wet setup to dry after the final warm-up lap. The starting grid appeared deserted as 14 riders were required to start the race from pit road. Stefan ...    Read more

  8. Indian Motorcycles Reveals New Look For 2015 Chief Lineup



    Revealing the first of the 2015 lineup during the Vintage Motorcycle Days event presented by Indian Motorcycle, Indian Motorcycle announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The much anticipated, awe-inspiring and iconic vintage paint ...    Read more

  9. Tom Sykes Sets Lap Record To Take Laguna Seca Pole



    The Tissot-Superpole ahead of tomorrow’s two WSBK races saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) set a new lap record at the Laguna Seca circuit in California. Superpole 1 saw Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Niccolo Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) progress to join the already seeded top ten riders after the combined ...    Read more

  10. Bell Helmets Mobile Custom-Fit Scan Vehicle



    At its first road racing event, the Bell Custom-Fit Scan Vehicle will be open to attendees and offer free head scans. Through a high-tech process of digital mapping, and the use of a proprietary 3D-imaging program, Bell uses the rider’s unique head characteristics to create an industry-first, custom-mold process for ...    Read more

  11. Team Suzuki To Compete This Year In MotoGP?



    While visiting the MotoGP paddock this weekend at Sachsenring for the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in Germany, Team Suzuki MotoGP manager Davide Brivio has acknowledged that the Suzuki rider line-up for 2015 is still not decided but revealed that the factory plan is to field test ...    Read more

  12. 30th Anniversary 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R ABS | First Look



    Following the official announcement of the 2015 Ninja ZX-14R ABS Limited Edition at the Laguna Seca round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, fans of Team Green’s flagship Ninja can order one of the 300 models on July 15, 2014 at 9:00am PDT. Orders must be taken by a Kawasaki dealer, ...    Read more

  13. Espargaro Tops Friday MotoGP Practice As Marquez and Pedrosa Crash



    Starting off just as strong as he did at Assen two weeks ago, Aleix Espargaro finished the Friday Free Practice 2 with a best 1’22.041s lap on the NGM Forward Racing ‘Open’ Forward-Yamaha on a softer option rear tire. Having also gone quickest in FP1 puts Espargaro at ...    Read more

  14. 2015 Honda CB300F | First Look



    One thing that Honda seems well aware of these days is the need to nurture the entry-level market with beginner-oriented bikes like the CBR250R, the step-up 500cc CBR and CB sportbikes, and the new CBR300R that Honda introduced barely a month ago ( ...    Read more

  15. Harley-Davidson Recalls 2014 Touring Models Due To Safety Issue



    Press release from Harley-Davidson: Harley-Davidson Motor Company has determined there may be a safety issue with certain ABS-equipped model year 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles. These motorcycles may have been assembled with a front brake line in a position where it could become pinched between the fuel tank and the ...    Read more

  16. 2014 EBR 1190SX Superfighter Specs and Pricing Announced



    Sharing the 1190RX’s V-twin engine (click HERE for our First Ride review and video of the 1190RX) with a claimed 185 crankshaft horsepower and 101.6 lb-ft of torque, the new 2014 EBR 1190SX delivers the highest performance available in the streetfighter category. EBR founder and Chief ...    Read more

  17. Win A New Shoei RF-1200! Enter The MOTORCYCLIST Photo Hashtag Challenge



    Motorcyclist Magazine is excited to announce the next Photo Hashtag Challenge theme and we’d like all of our readers, social followers and website viewers to play. This month's theme is: #extremeroadfoodMC There’ll be one winning photo chosen each month up until August. Winning photos will appear in a future issue of Motorcyclist Magazine. In ...    Read more

  18. Rossi’s Mugello Suit Raises Big Money For Charity



    When the eBay auction ended recently for the leather suit that Valentino Rossi wore during the 2014 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, the bidding closed at 24.001 Euro, or $32,865 U.S. Dainese created and promoted the hashtag #thisforSIC58 on its website and social channels in memory of Marco Simoncelli, ...    Read more

  19. Eight Straight At MotoGP Assen!



    In a race that started after a delay due to wet conditions, Marc Marquez judged the 26-lap challenge to perfection, running with Dovizioso at the front in the early stages and asserting his authority as the riders changed to dry set-up machines on the seventh lap. Marquez eventually ...    Read more

  20. The Next Motorcycle Superpower



    India looks like the future. Even as China and other Asian nations contract, economically or otherwise, India continues to expand, with more economic growth, more educational gains, and a stronger labor force every year. Whether it’s energy, industry, or finance, India is poised to become the next superpower—an influence sure ...    Read more

  21. Los Angeles Police Stealth Patrol



    Zero Motorcycles announced recently that the Los Angeles Police Department purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to add to the department’s patrol fleet. Powered by the 100% electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement and security ...    Read more

  22. 2014 Triumph Daytona 675R Eslick Edition Unveiled



    Triumph Motorcycles celebrated its historic Daytona 200 win from the pole with Danny Eslick and the Riders Discount Racing team recently during the Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park. This was the debut of AMA Pro Road Racing’s new two-day race schedule that began with the unveiling of a ...    Read more

  23. KTM Announces 2015 EXC Enduros



    2015 EXC (AND XC-W) MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

    • New MAE digital speedometer
    • New black anodized Neken handlebar
    • New Metzler Six Day DOT tires on EXC
    • New Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires on XC-W
    • Improved hand guards with new material
    • New softer compound grips
    • Updated PDS on the 200 XC-W
    • New black colored rims from Giant
    • Orange colored frame
    • New colors and graphics
    Electrics - ...    Read more

  24. Suzuki Team Testing With MotoGP Field Today



    Randy de Puniet of the Suzuki Test Team joined the full-time riders on track as the Japanese factory continue to develop their MotoGP project ahead of a planned return next year. Suzuki will be testing alongside the current field to gauge their progress, with De Puniet having undertaken extensive tests ...    Read more

  25. MM93’s MotoGP Win Streak Continues In Barcelona



    The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya produced the most exciting race yet, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez securing the victory on the final lap by a mere half second ahead of Movistar Yamaha Team’s Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa. Marquez survived a last-lap scare as his ...    Read more

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