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  1. The Story Behind The Stars



    Star Motorcycles recently released a video about the bikes and builders who won the 2012 Star Custom Calendar competition. Check it out:

  2. Honda unveils Dakar model – the CRF450 Rally



    Honda Plans Return To Dakar American Rider Johnny Campbell To Compete On Honda Team Honda has recently announced its plans to participate in the forthcoming Dakar Rally this upcoming January, by unveiling the new CRF450 Rally at the recent INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany. This will be Honda’s ...    Read more

  3. New “Millionth Edition” GSX-R1000 Launches



    Team Suzuki Press Office - October 4. Suzuki has unveiled a commemorative GSX-R1000 to celebrate the one millionth GSX-R to roll off the production line at the Toyokawa Plant in Japan. The 2013 "Millionth Edition" Commemorative GSX-R1000 features a special paint scheme, unique black Brembo Monoblock callipers with gold lettering, wheel stripes, ...    Read more

  4. 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC | FIRST LOOK



    With a nail-biter finish to the World Superbike Championship, Max Biaggi took home his second title aboard an Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Aprilia's racing efforts clearly have paid off, but the Noale company continues to develop the street-going versions of its V-four superbike. For 2013, the RSV4 ...    Read more

  5. Motorcyclist Vintage Style Tees Now Available!



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  6. 2013 Triumph Street Triple & Street Triple R | FIRST LOOK



    Triumph revealed the new 2013 Street Triple and Street Triple R at the Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany. Triumph first brought out the Street Triple back in 2007 as an option to the Speed Triple 1050. Using a re-tuned version of the 675cc in-line three-cylinder engine from the Daytona 675, ...    Read more

  7. 2013 Zero Motorcycles Lineup | FIRST LOOK



    WORDS: Kevin Hipp PHOTOS: Zero Electric motorcycle technology has advanced to a point where people are starting to take these motorcycles seriously. Longer battery life, shorter recharge times, more powerful motors, and higher top speeds have all upped the appeal for riders who would have formerly dismissed these bikes. Zero Motorcycles calls ...    Read more

  8. 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A | First Look



    WORDS: Marc Cook PHOTOS: Yamaha Sport-touring enthusiasts have quite a year to look forward to, with new product coming from Europe and a substantially revised Yamaha FJR1300, now with an A suffix. Yamaha elected to leave the core of the FJR1300 alone, so the chassis largely carries over as does the 1298cc ...    Read more

  9. Recall for Honda’s New 2012 NC700X



    PHOTOS: Kevin Wing Honda has issued a recall for a portion of the NC700X models due to faulty drive chains. According to Honda and the chain manufacturer, RK, some chains may contain outer links that were improperly heat-treated. This problem could result in stress fractures in the outer plates, causing chain ...    Read more

  10. RACE TECH SUSPENSION SEMINARS



    With recent advances in modern suspension technology, Race Tech has decided to hold a few seminars to help explain the different types (PSF, SSF, etc.), how they work and how to properly service them. For more information see below:   Next Generation Suspension Explained ...    Read more

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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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  17. Suzuki Announces More Models for 2013



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  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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