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  1. 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

  2. 5 Questions With BMW Project Leader Roland Stocker



    »  Did you ever wonder how a new model like BMW’s R nineT makes it from concept to production model? Project Leader Roland Stocker shares some insight into the process of creating the R nineT. Motorcyclist : This bike looks like a quick repackaging of the old Oilhead boxer engine in a ...    Read more

  3. Do You Recognize This Motorcycle?



    If your answer is yes and you immediately recognized the image above as the iconic Honda Super Cub, than it should come as no surprise that Honda Motor Co., Ltd. recently announced that the Japan Patent Office granted a three-dimensional trademark registration for the shape of the Super Cub, Honda's ...    Read more

  4. AMA Endorses the American International Motorcycle Expo



    Press Release from AIMExpo IRVINE, CA.  – The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has been officially endorsed by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) following an announcement by AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman in the latest issue of American Motorcyclist. The prestigious honor indicates that the AMA recognizes ...    Read more

  5. The Best of the Best At the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering



    More than 260 rare and historic motorcycles gathered at the Quail Golf & Lodge Club in Carmel, CA for the sixth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering that celebrated 100 years of Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The following is a gallery of 2014 TUDOR Circle of Champions award winners: Photos ...    Read more

  6. On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter



    Red Bull Media Release Santa Monica, CA – Red Bull Media House in association with Freeride Entertainment (“Where The Trail Ends”, “New World Disorder” film series) released the teaser for the documentary “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” film that is slated to be released this Fall.  Director Dana Brown (“Step Into ...    Read more

  7. Powersports Companies Merge



    MAG press release: Indianapolis, IN – Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice and Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) today announced the completion of their merger. The combined company will operate under the MAG name. J.A. Lacy, President and CEO of LDI, Ltd., the majority shareholder of the combined company, is the Chief Executive Officer. Brian Etter ...    Read more

  8. Speed and Strength Gives Back With the Warrior Dog Foundation National Fundraiser



    Join us in support of Speed and Strength and Tucker Rocky as they team up with motorcycle dealers across the country to launch the Warrior Dog Foundation National Fundraiser Day. Join us at participating dealers, Saturday June 7th, 2014 as the motorcycle community comes together to show support for our ...    Read more

  9. Bridgestone To Leave MotoGP



    Bridgestone Press Release Bridgestone has supported the world’s best riders with continuous technological innovation aimed at developing safer and better performing tires since it first entered the MotoGP championship in 2002. During this time, the development and supply of MotoGP tires have been a major boost to Bridgestone’s technical ability, and ...    Read more

  10. Agent 1 Casting Call and Chance To Win A Harley Street 750



    Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, have teamed up once again to defend freedom and tame explosive city streets in – and beyond – the popular film franchise, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since the early days of Captain America, he has been associated with Harley-Davidson, and the latest chapter ...    Read more

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 2014 Honda CTX1300 | FIRST LOOK



    Part of Honda’s rollout of new 2014 models got a slight head start when photos were leaked showing an undisguised CTX1300 caught on public roads during a photo shoot in California. And that’s why when Honda pulled the drape off the 2014 CTX1300, we had that sense of deja vu. ...    Read more

  24. 2014 Harley-Davidson FLT Touring Bikes | FIRST RIDE



    PHOTOS: Brian J. Nelson, Tom Riles & Harley-Davidson They say: “Built by all of us. For all of us.” We say: “The first crowdsourced motorcycle.” ...    Read more

  25. Suzuki Celebrates 50th Anniversary At Red Bull Indy MotoGP



    Suzuki has been in will-they-won’t-they mode with respect to MotoGP for some time now, but when it comes to the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP, August 16-18, the company will definitely be attending—and Suzuki owners are invited to come along. The occasion is the 50th anniversary of Suzuki’s entry into the ...    Read more

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