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  1. Moto Guzzi USA Dealers offer exclusive customer test rides on new V7 Stone



    WHO: Moto Guzzi USA WHAT: Customer test rides on new V7 Stone WHERE: Participating Moto Guzzi Dealerships Across the United States WHEN: September 27 – November 1 DETAILS: The V7 Stone is one of the most highly anticipated Moto Guzzi motorcycles of 2013. This new model in the historic V7 range is trendy, agile, easy ...    Read more

  2. 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Lineup



    Moto Guzzi has just announced the new V7 lineup for 2013, upgrading the V7 Racer, the V7 Special, and the addition of the new V7 Stone. The 750cc 90 degree V-twin gets a revamp, producing more power and running smoother than did the previous generation. Here is the press release ...    Read more

  3. Randy Mamola Video Message – Riders For Health



      VIDEO BY: Taylor Mamola Former 500cc Grand Prix racer Randy Mamola and his son Dakota sent us a personal message to share with you all. Check it out… Donate to our Riders For Health charity fundraiser: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/motorcyclist24hr4charity For more on Dakota, check out his recent Alpinestars video at: ...    Read more

  4. Ex-Rossi, Ex-Stoner Rides Set Sales Records | High Rollers



    WORDS: Aaron Frank PHOTOS: Ducati/RM Auctions “Almost never” answers the question “How often do you have a chance to own an actual MotoGP race bike?” At the recent RM Auction in Monaco, however, bidders had a shot at not one but two genuine Ducati Corse Desmosedici GP race bikes. And these ...    Read more

  5. New Hotness from MV Agusta, Bimota and Vyrus | Euro Notes



    MV Agusta's existing 675 sportbikes (shown) will soon have 800cc siblings. WORDS: Alan Cathcart PHOTOS: Alan Cathcart Archives MV Agusta 800s While MV Agusta manufacturing staff works flat-out to meet demand for its acclaimed 675cc F3 sportbike and Brutale 675 naked, the firm’s engineers are working overtime developing an upsized, 803cc version of its ...    Read more

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  7. Suzuki Announces More Models for 2013



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  8. RM Auctions Ducati Sale | By the Numbers



    WORDS: Aaron Frank PHOTOS: Ducati/RM Auctions A small sample from the collection of Carlo Saltarelli, ex-Ducati factory test rider, racer and dealer, who spent 30 years assembling this incredible group. 97 The total number of Ducatis from the Saltarelli collection—many ex-works racing machines—offered without reserve during the sale at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum. $1.7 million Total ...    Read more

  9. Is BMW’s Lo Rider Concept Entering Production? | BMW’S Next Naked



    WORDS: Ben Purvis PHOTO: BMW Despite a tremendous, 90-year-history to crib from, the present-day BMW doesn’t typically do retro. Spy shots of the German manufacturer’s forthcoming naked bike, however, suggest a pleasing old-school look with a large, round headlight and a bulbous fuel tank reminiscent of a 1970s superbike. This appears to ...    Read more

  10. Honda CB1100 | Retroactive Standard



    WORDS: Ben Purvis PHOTOS: Honda and Anonymous Honda’s CB1100 concept was the star of the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and the production bike it spawned has been a hit in Japan since going on sale in 2010. But the rest of the world can only admire it from afar, as Honda ...    Read more

  11. Super SIC Special Edition Honda CBR1000R – 1 day remaining!



    Only one day remains to submit a bid on Ebay for the 'Super Sic' inspired Honda CBR1000RR that was unveiled at Mugello circuit in July: http://www.ebay.it/itm/HONDA-CBR1000R-58-SIC-SPECIAL-EDITION-ESEMPLARE-UNICO-by-ALDO-DRUDI-/271057150755#ht_1181wt_1149 The special Honda bike, designed by Aldo Drudi is being auctioned to raise money for the Marco Simoncelli Foundation and will ...    Read more

  12. AMA Pro Racing Inaugural Flat Track Finals



    Flat track is back on the half-mile dirt oval at the Fairplex in Pomona, California on October 13th. This is the final stop for the AMA Pro Racing Flat Track Series, which should make for a very entertaining night with them reaching speeds of up to 130 miles per hour! ...    Read more

  13. 3rd Annual ESMB Babes on Motos Event



    WORDS + PHOTOS: Kevin Hipp For the past three years the East Side Moto Babes (ESMB) have held an event in Los Angeles celebrating females who ride motorcycles. The ESMB is a club of females who ride and race vintage bikes, headed by Stacie B. London. This year the ...    Read more

  14. Ducati Unveil 2013 Multistradas



    Ducati released a teaser of their new line of Multistradas this morning. Updates include a second generation Testastretta 11° engine and ABS, while the “S” versions get a new “semi-active” suspension system, Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). The new touring flagship of the range for 2013 is the Multistrada ...    Read more

  15. Four Stroke Fever



    WORDS + PHOTOS: Kevin Hipp Roland Sands and Bell helmets held a premiere showing of their new short film Four Stroke Fever in mid-July at the Roland Sands Design headquarters in Los Alimitos, California. RSD opened their doors to the shop, the store, and the back lot where the film premiere ...    Read more

  16. 2013 Kawasaki Sportbikes | First Look



    WORDS: Marc Cook   PHOTOS: Kawasaki Kawasaki took the wraps off two new models today, the Ninja 300 and the ZX-6R, which actually displaces 636cc, marking a return of the “cheater” middleweight that debuted in 2003. The company also announced an ABS option for the mighty ZX-14R. First off, the ...    Read more

  17. American Honda Announces the Retirement of Ray Blank, Senior Vice President of the Motorcycle Divisi



    Torrance, CA: American Honda announces that effective October 1, 2012, Senior Vice President of the Motorcycle Division Ray Blank will retire. Robert Gurga has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Motorcycle Division. “After nearly 30 years with the Motorcycle Division, I have made the decision to step down,” said ...    Read more

  18. Team Motorcyclist M1GP 24hr Race For Charity



    Donate Now! http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/motorcyclist24hr4charity Charity: Riders For Health (www.riders.org) is an organization that manages and maintains the vehicles used in the delivery of health care and other vital services to rural communities in Africa. Founded by Barry and Andrea Coleman ...    Read more

  19. THE GREAT URAL ADVENTURE! – ON TWO WHEELS EPISODE 16



    If you have never watched one of the On Two Wheels episodes, this is the time to start! In this episode, Ari and Zack set out on an adventure in a Ural sidecar to Corcoran, CA to buy a non-running Honda MB5 built in 1982. The goal was get the ...    Read more

  20. Honda introduced its new 2013 models



    Honda has recently announced more new models for its 2013 lineup. From the airbag equipped Gold Wing to the quarter-liter CBR250R and Rebel, Honda has something for almost everyone. Nine of the twelve models listed are cruisers, showing just how popular that motorcycle segment still is. And for you dual-sport ...    Read more

  21. Triumph Tiger Explorer XC | First Look



    Triumph has expanded the Explorer line to include a new XC variant. As the company did with the Tiger 800, there are now two versions, a more street-oriented example and the new XC, intended to be more worthy off road. Here's more about the new model:   WORDS + PHOTO: Triumph Triumph Motorcycles increases ...    Read more

  22. Every Part You Need on eBay Motors



    The editors of Hot Rod, Lowrider, european car, and Four Wheeler are in the process now of building SEMA projects sourcing not only the car, but every single last part needed exclusively on eBay Motors. Best of all, you can vote for your favorite and at the same time enter ...    Read more

  23. Racer Jason Di Salvo to Appear at Eurosports in Coopersburg, PA



    (Allentown, PA) Popular motorcycle road racer Jason Di Salvo will make a personal appearance at the EuroSports dealership in Coopersburg, PA on Wednesday, September 5, from 3 until 7 PM. By arrangement with Arai Helmets, DiSalvo will spend time with customers and sign autographs in advance of the next round ...    Read more

  24. World Superbike, Aprilia Racing Celebrate 25th Anniversaries | By the Numbers



    WORDS: Aaron Frank PHOTOS: Aprilia & Ducati 1988 Year the inaugural World Superbike season commenced, with Italian Davide Tardozzi winning the frst race at England’s Donington Park on a Bimota. 6 Number of Americans to win SBK titles: Fred Merkel (’88-’89), Doug Polen (’91-’92), Scott Russell (’93), John Kocinski (’97), Colin Edwards ...    Read more

  25. KAWASAKI “NINJA® TIMES SQUARE TAKEOVER” SETS A GLOBAL STAGE FOR REVEAL OF NEWEST MOTORCYCLES



    Debut of 2013 sportbikes to highlight daylong celebration of motorcycling activities along Broadway from 45th to 47th Street. IRVINE, Calif. (Aug. 27, 2012)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is going big with its global debut of its 2013 line of iconic Ninja® motorcycles in New York’s Times Square, Sept. 13. The company will stream ...    Read more

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