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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. And Our First Photo Hashtag Challenge Grand Prize Winner Is…



    The winner of our first Photo Hashtag Challenge Grand Prize, chosen between the finalists from the #ineedanewlid and #myfirstbikeMC themes, is Shahin Alvandi of Orlando, FL. Shahin, a finance manager at Seminole Harley-Davidson, joined us on Instagram and caught our attention by sharing a pic that best matched the #ineedanewlid ...    Read more

  4. 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

  5. From Fiskar Karma Hybrid To V-Twin Cruiser



    Press release Lauge Jensen motorcycles has recently unveiled the Viking Concept at the Top Marques luxury brands show in Monaco. This premium motorcycle is a design study that blends the talents of two of Denmark’s most creative talents: Anders Kirk Johansen, an industrialist whose family invented LEGO, and renowned vehicle designer ...    Read more

  6. Adventure Rally Rockies Edition



    Due to overwhelming demand our base location, The Inn at Tomichi Village, is nearly out of rooms.  But don’t let go of your adventure dreams just yet.  We are now offering a limited number of tent and non-hook-up RV camping locations. The Adventure Rally Rockies Edition is an ...    Read more

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Austin-tatious!



    Marquez set a best time of 2’03.490s on his Repsol Honda to lead the way in Austin, Texas where he took his first premier class checkered in 2013. Saturday’s FP3 and 4 sessions remain before qualifying gets underway  to determine who will sit on the pole position for the 2014 ...    Read more

  12. 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

  13. MotoGP TV Coverage Increases for 2014



    A total of 83 networks worldwide will now be broadcasting MotoGP action that includes agreements with several new networks for the 2014 season.  This media growth will undoubtedly increase MotoGP’s audience as newcomers to the sport as well as returning fans will now have viewing access across many platforms simultaneously, ...    Read more

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Antenna Tread | Answers



    Q: I have Bridgestone BT023 tires on my bike. Recently, I discovered something that worries me. I was adjusting the chain when I noticed a thin line around the circumference of the rear tire, right in the middle of the tread. The line was a little bit darker than the ...    Read more

  18. Dunlop Supports New Superbike Shootout Series



    Buffalo, NY: Dunlop will provide its full racing support to the new Superbike Shootout series by attending all three events with its professional racing service crew and transporter. The Dunlop team will roll out tires and services for the Pro Superbike and Pro Sportbike classes, which will run exclusively on ...    Read more

  19. Schwantz – COTA Legal Differences Settled



    Release from Circuit of the Americas and Schwantz School AUSTIN, Texas (March 27, 2014)Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and motorcycle racing legend Kevin Schwantz have amicably settled their legal differences and have reached a new agreement to  collaboratively promote motorcycling racing at the Austin circuit and ...    Read more

  20. 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

  21. 2000-2007 Honda Shadow Sabre | Smart Money



    Most riders look for the same thing in a potential cruiser buy: a big V-twin, a kicked-out fork, and a kick-ass look. The VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre has all of that and more, with punchy acceleration, maintenance-free hydraulic valve adjusters, and a massive front wheel. It was in Honda’s Shadow lineup ...    Read more

  22. 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

  23. Alpinestars Electronic Airbag Technology



    If you were tuned in to the first MotoGP race at Qatar this past weekend, you might have wondered, how do some of these racers get up and walk away from crashes that leave the bike a total wreck? To help answer that question, Alpinestars provided us with the following ...    Read more

  24. 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

  25. What About Test Rides? | MC Garage



    WORDS:  Jeff Maddox PHOTOS: Trudy Quelch & Marc Cook Reader Joe Ryan writes: ...    Read more

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