Suzuki Canada has announced two 2017 models that will be coming to this country, following up on their earlier debuts at EICMA, the Milan Motorcycle Show, a show that most motorcycle manufacturers use to unveil their latest efforts. READ ON
Munich, Germany - Recalls are becoming so commonplace in the automotive world that we sometimes don't bother to report on them if it's a model that's not sold in South Africa and there's no safety risk involved. READ ON
If you’re looking for a first motorcycle and love Indian’s design ethos, you might want to spend a year experiencing the physics of two wheels on a 100-horsepower Indian Scout, or the newly introduced 78-horsepower Scout Sixty, named for its slightly smaller 60 cubic inch engine. READ ON
Revealed at EICMA 2015, swedish motorcycle company husqvarna celebrates 112 years of heritage by extending their model range with the ‘vitpilen 701’ street bike concept. the new addition has a minimalistic layout and is powered by a large displacement single-cylinder engine. READ ON
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Showcasing the racing spirit of Honda and its unique place in the world of high-performance, high-tech mobility, the Honda Project 2&4 made its North American debut today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. READ ON
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To say Indian Motorcycle has had a tumultuous history would be a major understatement. The brand was founded in 1901 — arguably making it America’s first motorcycle company — and it enjoyed a significant amount of early success, growth, and technological breakthroughs. READ ON
BMW makes a lot of motorcycles, including cruisers, enduros, off-roaders, sport bikes, and scooters. The one thing it hasn't done is a single-cylinder motorcycle with less than half a liter of displacement. But that all changes with the arrival of the G 310 R. READ ON
Triumph Motorcycles America is pleased to announce the launch of the Bonneville Reborn Tour set to begin next week. The tour will stop at unique venues, consumer motorcycle shows and Triumph dealerships across the U.S. and Canada to showcase the iconic new line of Bonneville motorcycles. READ ON
Yamaha is about to expand the MT range with at least a new model, the most recent teaser from the House of Iwata announces. We're already numb from the lackluster info a lot of manufacturers got us used to this fall, so we're no longer bitching about the fact that it doesn't offer ANY hint. READ ON
Following in the footsteps of Shinya Kimura, Roland Sands has stepped up and collaborated with Yamaha to create an exciting new chapter in the ‘Faster Sons’ story. Taking everything cool and iconic from Yamaha’s Sport Heritage bike building philosophy and taking it to the next level with pure sports DNA running through its veins. READ ON
Lately, the Spymaster has noticed that Honda has been more heavily amping up its involvement in motorsports, including plans and broad hints of sportier production vehicles. Recently, the automaker released details of the Project 2&4 concept machine that combines elements of an open-wheel single-seat racer (except for the tiny fenders) and a motorcycle - READ ON
Ask a kid to draw a motorcycle and they'll draw something like the Triumph Bonneville. Since it came out in 2001, the bike's marriage of modern functionality with 1960s lines that evoke Dennis Hopper and Steve McQueen has accounted for huge sales. READ ON
Forget automobiles for a moment. Honda as we know it began after World War II with an engine meant to be affixed to a bicycle. In 1949, the company began selling a motorcycle of its own design—the Dream—and well, the rest is a rather storied history of innovation and sales success. READ ON
The Tokyo Motor Show, known for far-out concepts, is underway in Japan. We've already seen some pretty strangedesignsourselves, but none of them are anything like what Yamaha just announced: an autonomous, motorcycle-riding humanoid robot called Motobot. READ ON
The Neowing moniker seems to have been inspired by Goldwing Honda’s touring icon. Neowing would be powered by a hybrid combination of a secondary electric motor and a primary 4-cylinder gasoline boxer unit similar to the Goldwing’s 6-cylinder motor. READ ON
Yamaha provided an interesting vision of its possible dirt trackin’ future at the AIMExpo this year with its slick, FZ-07-based Flat Track concept, the DT-07. The “Dirt Tracker Concept,” as its dubbed in Yamaha press material, was built through a collaboration between Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. and Jeff Palhegyi Design (JPD). READ ON
The one electric motorcycle manufacturer really making a go of it so far is Zero. Changes for 2016 are not massive, but they do bring a few key improvements to extend range, increase performance, and cut charging time. READ ON
Canadian Bruce Cook has made history as the first ever paraplegic to successfully land a backflip on a motorcycle. Cook has overcome diversity time and time again, and this achievement is truly a testament to his willpower and drive in the face of what looks like the impossible. READ ON
For many years Yamaha produced the YZ250F for motocross racers and the WR250F for trail enthusiasts, but a gap remained between those two machines. In 2015, Yamaha resolved this issue, introducing the “in between machine” – the YZ250FX. READ ON
This summer kicked off with the first-ever Yamaha Dealer Built competition. The initiative follows from the massive success of Yamaha’s Yard Built campaign that has seen the world’s top customizers collaborating to create stunning builds based on the Sport Heritage range. READ ON
KTM owned Husqvarna unveiled three concept motorcycles at the International Motorcycle Expo in Milan last year (2014 EICMA), two of which were the 401 Vitpilen and the 401 Svartpilen. According to Morebikes.co.uk, both motorcycles will be launched in the UK in 2017. READ ON
Only weeks from the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese manufacturer has unveiled a number of attractive new concept motorcycles that include a light and sporty two-wheel and a spectacular three-wheel. READ ON
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, Sept. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BRP, the manufacturer of world renowned motorized recreational vehicles and engines, will serve as the title sponsor for the 150-mile qualifying races for the DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway (DIS), part of Speedweeks 2016. The races will be known as the Can-Am Duel At Daytona.
Some decisions are easy. For an early January journey from my current base near Palm Springs, California, to Phoenix then Las Vegas then St. George, Utah, and back, I looked first at my Volkswagen Jetta wagon with heated seats and then at the Mysterious Red Sunglo Harley-Davidson Street 750 parked beside it. READ ON
It's easy to forget that Honda makes more than reliable family sedans. Once in a while, however, the Japanese car- and motorcycle-maker likes to remind us that it still has a wild side with things like the 2&4, which was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show this week. READ ON
With the new Navigator Street, BMW Motorrad is offering an inexpensive entry-level navigation system for BMW motorcycles without navigation preparation option. The new Navigator Street supplements the existing BMW Motorrad Navigator, which will remain part of the product range. READ ON
Honda's two-wheel and four-wheel racing roots come together in Project 2&4, a conceptual racer that combines the look and handling of an open-wheel race car with the open feel and high-revving heart of a racing bike. READ ON
What happens when a former Soviet-era motorcycle company that still manufactures bikes in Russia partners with a Wisconsin summer camp? Well, they build a Camp Wandawega-themed motorcycle, of course. READ ON
Harley-Davidson has issued a recall on its entry-level Street 750 cruiser motorcycles in India. The American two-wheeler manufacturer has recalled the Harley-Davidson Street 750 due to defect in fuel pump module installed on the bikes. READ ON
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has unveiled the new look of its 110 cc scooter Let’s. READ ON
Forty years ago, Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s prime minister, Saturday Night Live hit the TV airwaves for the first time – and the world was introduced to a motorcycle that created the touring-bike genre and would become one of the most well-known nameplates: the Honda Gold Wing. READ ON
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ -- Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson's powerful new model lineup for 2016. READ ON
Polaris Industries was all-in this year at the Sturgis Motorcyle Rally. Jay Leno led the company’s first Veterans Charity Ride-to-Sturgis. And there in South Dakota, Polaris also became the first large manufacturer in the industry to unveil a full-size electric motorcycle — the Victory Empulse TT. READ ON
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has formally announced the recall of 14,575 units of the Honda CBR500R and CB500F in the U.S. from model years 2013 to 2015 because of a faulty fuel level sensor. READ ON
Building on the innovative design and engineering that produced the fastest U.S. electric motorcycle at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero race, Victory Motorcycles has introduced the 2016 Empulse TT, the first all-electric addition to the Victory lineup. READ ON
The first ride is the worst ride when I’m picking up test bikes.
It’s a 70 km run cross-town run on busy urban highways, dangerous territory that I tend to regard as sort of a transportation-themed Zombieland, crowded with texting twits, lane-swapping NASCAR wannabes, and frazzled commuters desperately trying to get to the scene of their next accident on time. READ ON
Kawasaki’s World Superbike Series’ manager Guim Roda recently hinted at an all new litre class rocket from the manufacturer. Talking to Speedweek, he informed that they are going to get a whole new bike for the 2016 season of the competition. The bike is expected to get race-spec electronics and a more refined and powerful engine. READ ON
A patent attributed to Suzuki shows the generic design of a - wait for it - hybrid sport motorcycle. It is yet uncertain whether Suzuki is indeed planning to take this step and enter a new era, but since this technology has already proved its benefits, we might very well see such a machine rolling on the streets quite soon. READ ON
From a chain cutting-rally kickoff to the last demo ride, sparks will fly as Harley-Davidson® takes over the city of Sturgis to kick off the 75th Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally® with a new line-up of activities. READ ON
Mumbai: British troops parachuted into battle with the Royal Enfield motorcycle during World War II. These days, the 122-year-old brand’s Indian owner wants to reinvent it to appeal to slick, urban riders from Paris to Bogota. READ ON
Hello, my name is Hannah Elliott, and I’ve never ridden a cruiser.
Oh, I’ve operated motorcycles for years. Mostly sport bikes and café racers: Ducatis, Hondas, Moto Guzzis. I first learned to ride on a Ducati Monster 796. I’m a sucker for a dirt bike. I like them upright. I like them light. (I can’t do a single pull-up. But I’ll address that later.) READ ON
There are better touring bikes in BMW’s lineup, and better sportbikes, so we have to ask: Is there still a huge market for a traditional twin-cylinder sport-touring machine? BMW thinks so. After all, it invented the class with the original 1973 R90S. READ ON
Like some kind of corporate Freaky Friday, Yahama tasked its motorcycle design team with making some instrument concepts -- and asked the opposite of its instrument design team. With no constraints like (well) commercial viability, designers were able to (and did) go to town. READ ON
You may not realize it, but BMW’s S1000XR is really the bike you need, even if you don’t like the tall “quasi ADV meets The Jetsons” appearance. Okay, I didn’t exactly just call the XR ugly, but it doesn’t exactly speak to one’s heart in the same way BMW’s R nineT does. READ ON
Few interactions in life are as exciting as purchasing a motorcycle, regardless of your age, gender or level of experience. One of the more frustrating aspects about such a purchase however is that you are rarely able to participate in a test drive like you would when buying a car or truck. READ ON
IRVINE, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., (KMC) announced today that the manufacturer has joined the growing list of OEM exhibitors set to take part in the third annual event, to be held October 15–18, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando. READ ON
BMW has just unveiled a new motorcycle concept that’s inspired by the surf of Southern France. Named after a forest-hidden trail that leads to a secret beach, The Concept Path 22 is meant to convey a specific way of life and reconnect riders with the roots of surf and motorcycle culture. READ ON
The 11th annual Progressive Insurance Motoblot Chicago powered by Triumph will take place on June 25-28 in Chicago, Ill., with a full weekend of motorcycles, events and live music. The weekend’s festivities begin with a VIP Kick Start Party and continue through the weekend with a vendor paddock, motorcycle show and live music from the Chicago School of Rock, among others. READ ON
MARKHAM, Ontario- The 2016 two-wheel model announcement includes Honda’s competition-ready motocross bikes, the CRF450R, CRF250R and CRF150R. “We’re very pleased to announce Honda’s 2016 CRF motocross models” said Derek Verheyen, National Sales Manager, Motorcycle Division.
BMW Motorrad has unveiled its new Concept 101 motorcycle at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Concept 101 is BMW’s take on an American touring bike. It manages to look radical despite the classic proportions that seem common place in the US. READ ON
Team Aprilia Racing Gresini is considering putting an early end to the contract with Marco Melandri. Even though in certain conditions, Melandri's performance seemed to be improving, drawing the line leaves both Romano Albesiano and Fausto Gresini frustrated with the lack of consistency from the Ravenna pilot. READ ON
In 2014 the Star Motorcycle division of Yamaha Motor U.S.A threw a wrench in the works of their competitors. There has been a shift in the motorcycle cruiser market over the last few years. Motorcycle manufacturers, like the Yamaha Star Motorcycles division, have taken notice of the growing number of younger motorcyclists seeking stylish, fun-to-ride, middle weight cruiser motorcycles. Yamaha has penetrated this market segment with the 2014 Yamaha Star XVS950 Bolt and XVS950R Bolt R-Spec motorcycles. READ ON
Harley-Davidson has been showing off its first electric motorcycle, Project LiveWire, for nearly a year now, taking the prototype on promotional tours around the US to gather feedback from riders. READ ON
Nine Bridges Harley-Davidson, a dealer for Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, delivered six Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycles customized specially for the Gujarat Police Department earlier this week. READ ON
VALCOURT, Que. – Quebec-based BRP Inc. is recalling more than 7,000 of its 2013 Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles in Canada, the United States and elsewhere to fix problems that could lead to fires. READ ON
Just ride. It’s a simple idea that expresses the passion that unites motorcycle riders around the world, regardless of age, location, or brand. It’s also all anyone needs to do to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders and Harley Owners Group members who are flexing their freedom and hitting the open road during the Harley-Davidson World Ride on June 27 and 28. READ ON
It may seem absurd at first sight to compare an icon of America’s heritage, the Harley-Davidson, with a British transplant to India from the 1940’s, but both the Harley and Enfield share at least one thing in common. Both trade on a marketing image that is soundly retro, much as Harley has tried to appeal to a younger audience, it’s old guys like me that drool over those classic lines and make up the majority of their owners. READ ON
We love Jay Leno because he's a true gearhead. Yes, his many, many millions of dollars have enabled him to amass a car collection bigger than some cities' municipal fleets, but all those cars and motorcycles don't just languish in the garage. Jay takes them out and exercises them. READ ON
Honda has announced plans to bring its CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle to the United States, something that will happen starting some time early next year. Honda made the announcement earlier today, saying that it is bringing back “one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names”. READ ON
If you're familiar with Victory, bike racing, and the Isle of Man TT, putting all of those words in a single sentence is a little difficult to process: Polaris' motorcycle operation is best known for its cruisers and touring bikes with big V-twins designed to go head to head with Harley-Davidson. In reality, a race bike — much less an electric one — is the furthest thing imaginable from Victory's core DNA. READ ON
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Following a successful first year involvement, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and Zero Motorcycles, the world’s leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles, have announced that the pioneering OEM will return for its second year of exhibiting this October 15-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). READ ON
Victory Motorcycles just released a new video that teases the upcoming Roland Sands Designs “Project 156” that will race at Pikes Peak this summer. I cannot share any other information that what you may be able to glean from the video itself – but I promise you this will be like no other Victory Motorcycle you have ever seen.
ictory Motorcycles just released a new video that teases the upcoming Roland Sands Designs “Project 156” that will race at Pikes Peak this summer. I cannot share any other information that what you may be able to glean from the video itself – but I promise you this will be like no other Victory Motorcycle you have ever seen.
DEADWOOD — With an aging boomer market on the backs of and negotiating the handlebars of motorcycles across the country, trikes are taking the motorcycle industry by storm, and the organizers of the first-ever Three-Wheeler Motorcycle Rally in Deadwood this summer are strategically positioning themselves going into the turn. READ ON
A new concept motorcycle has debuted from a designer named Mehmet Doruk Erdem. The concept is called the BMW apollo streamliner concept and one glimpse at it and you can tell it's more for top speed than daily riding to and from work. The concept looks like something that would be running the salt flats. READ ON
A new concept motorcycle has debuted from a designer named Mehmet Doruk Erdem. The concept is called the BMW apollo streamliner concept and one glimpse at it and you can tell it's more for top speed than daily riding to and from work. The concept looks like something that would be running the salt flats. READ ON
A record-setting first quarter by Triumph Motorcycles America, which included the highest single day retail sales ever on March 31st, resulted in the company as the top selling European brand in North America. The ranking is based upon motorcycle unit sales in the 500cc-plus on-road and dual-sport categories for the U.S. and Canada. READ ON
10-04-2015 Hits:778 BMW http://www.motorcycle-usa.com
The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and BMW Motorrad USA (BMW) have announced that the premium German brand will make its debut as the newest OEM partner for the third-annual event, scheduled for October 15-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). READ ON
10-04-2015 Hits:633 BMW http://www.motorcycle-usa.com
The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and BMW Motorrad USA (BMW) have announced that the premium German brand will make its debut as the newest OEM partner for the third-annual event, scheduled for October 15-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). READ ON
NEW DELHI: In a precursor to bigger sibling Maruti Suzuki's goal of selling locally made vehicles to parent Suzuki Motor Corporation, unlisted twowheeler company Suzuki Motorcycle Pvt has embarked on a plan to export its India-manufactured bikes to Japan. READ ON
Initially developed in 2012, Stefano Venier created the custom ‘diabola V65C’ motorcycle with the intention of keeping one of the five models to himself. however, with customers interested from venice, monza, milan, london and orlando, the limited editions have now found their homes and riders. READ ON
If any manufacturer is known for pumping out special edition versions of its core models, it’s Triumph. The British manufacturer is at it again, announcing special editions commemorating the 1994 debut of the Speed Triple 900.READ ON
STURGIS — Less than six months after Indian Motorcycles made a historic return to Sturgis with a shop on Lazelle Street, motorcycle industry heavies, city officials, and a goat wearing a GoPro camera gathered near the corner of 11th and Main for a groundbreaking ceremony for the shop’s new 22,000 square-foot facility. READ ON
During this year's ECIMA show in Milan, we swam in a sea of orange machines to reach KTM’s PRManagerThomas Kuttruff. We sat down, had a coffee and some water and chatted about what plans KTM has for the future. Even more, Thomas agreed to give us some insights of the all-new 1050 Adventure, and some hints about the electric directions the Mattighofen manufacturer might take.
One of the most interesting moves in late 2014 is the 1050 Adventure, KTM’s first road-focused machine in quite a long time. Is it the beginning of a new orange era? Read more and find out. READ ON
Triumph calls it the “Rocket” for a reason. Twist the grip and you’d better be holding on tight because it launches like its namesake. With the biggest production engine around, the 2294cc Triumph Rocket III delivers a claimed 163 lb-ft of torque at only 2750 rpm. There’s no other bike like it, which is evident by the motorcycles we’ve pitted it against over the years, from a Rune to a V-Max to the Diavel, and straight line the Rocket III’s never had a problem holding its own despite its size. READ ON
The horsepower wars are in full swing! Aprilia has announced an even nastier Tuono with an additional 100 cc of displacement. The Tuono V4 1100 puts out a claimed 175 hp, and nearly 90 foot/pounds of torque! Here is what Aprilia has to say about this new model: READ ON
With a design inspired by Formula One motor racing cars and a supercharged engine that uses aerospace technology, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is expected to blast from 0 to 100km/h in less than 2.5 seconds. READ ON
On October 11th during the 2014 Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL, Triumph Motorcycles in conjunction with Ace Café London announced that the United States and Canadian markets will receive the Triumph Thruxton Ace Special Edition by the end of 2014. READ ON
Get out your pitchforks and torches and prepare to storm the walls of the MotoUSA castle, because what I am about to tell you will freak you out. The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S is a kick in the ass. I would ride it. Not when I have to or need to. But for fun. That’s right, a three-wheeled machine is worthy of motorcyclists' attention. I have thick skin (and those owning one may need to as well) so bring it on, but let me explain before you hand down my sentence as a traitor or heretic. READ ON
Kawasaki has unveiled the 2015 Ninja H2R, and it’s simply the most powerful production motorcycle ever. Its supercharged 998cc inline-4 pumps out an incredible 300 hp, substantially more than even a top flight MotoGP racer has.
It’s a track bike, and not street legal, but a road version called the H2 will be introduced in a couple of weeks, likely with somewhat less power. READ ON
Zero Motorcycles revealed its 2015 lineup at Intermot in Cologne, Germany. The Zero S, SR, DS and FX all receive significant updates, including new Showa suspension, Bosch ABS systems, Pirelli tires and motor enhancements. The S, SR and DS get a redesigned seat and all four models get updated mirrors, softer compound grips and a revised throttle controls. These updates transfer to Zero’s Police and Military segments as well, which see the introduction of a new model, the Zero FXP. READ ON
It didn’t end well for Captain America and his sidekick, Billy, while riding their Harley-Davidsons in the 1969 film. But a story about a couple of rebels chasing freedom on the open road suited a generation. READ ON
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd introduced the latest iteration of the popular 125cc CB Shine motorcycle today. The latest iteration of one of the best selling motorcycles in the segment has been refreshed and now sports better styling. READ ON
Shopping for your very first motorcycle? Start here. The 2015 Honda CB300F promises to be fun to ride, affordable and incredibly cheap to run. It's the perfect learning tool for new riders.
The CB300F is a naked version of the new-for-2015 Honda CBR300R, itself an update of the amazingly capable CBR250R. Shorn of its plastic fairings, the bike sheds 9lbs and $400, now coming in at just 348lbs (wet) and $3,999. And, oh yeah, did we mention the 71mpg fuel economy? READ ON
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is one of the most versatile motorcycles designed by the Japanese manufacturer.
The motorcycle is powered by a liquid - cooled, 4 - stroke, in-line four, DOHC engine with a displacement of 1,043 cm³. The unit is mated on a six speed transmission and delivers a maximum output of 86.8 KW (118 PS) at 9,000 Rpm and 102 NM (10.4 KgfM) at 7,700 rpm. READ ON
KTM North America is recalling 649 model year 2014 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured October 2013, to April 2014.
The rear brake pedal mounting bolt in the affected motorcycles may loosen, allowing the rear brake pedal to detach from the motorcycle. If the rear brake pedal detaches, the rider would only have the front brake to slow or stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash. READ ON
CALABOGIE, Ont. — Listen up young men between the ages of 20 and 28 shopping a new motorcycle. If you’re the typical young brigand, full of piss and vinegar, you’re probably considering a 600-cc supersport machine; you know, a Honda CBR600RR, a Kawasaki ZX-6R or a Suzuki Gixxer, all the standard race replicas that have been the staple of the young and testosterone-fueled for nigh on two decades. READ ON
Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its plans and itinerary for the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which formally runs August 4-10 in Sturgis, South Dakota. As the company celebrates the one year anniversary of its re-introduction into the motorcycle industry with the launch of the 2014 Indian Chief, this year’s unveiling of model year 2015 promises to be another memorable moment in Indian Motorcycle history. Visit the Indian Motorcycle event page for updates. READ ON
Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to unveil their offroad model range for 2015. The brand encompasses a full line up of both motocross and enduro bikes plus a professional 85cc minicross machine.
Less than one year after the creation of Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH (October 2013) and the launch of the ‘new era’ model range by Husqvarna, the Brand with Swedish origins introduces to the world media the new model year 15 model range. READ ON
Harley fanatics are about to lose their collective shit. The crew from Milwaukee is going to show off its first electric motorcycle tomorrow, causing scads of chap-wearing dentists to revaluate their alternative weekend lifestyles. READ ON
After much anticipation and a really long wait, British two-wheeler manufacturer, Triumph Motorcycles, entered the Indian market in November last year. Pricing of some products came as a disappointment. Yet, the company managed to sell 450 units throughout the country. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director of Triumph India said that the company aims to sell 1,200 units of its products in 2014-15 and 1,500 units in 2015-16. READ ON
Popular German motorcycle magazine Motorrad (circulation of 135,000) is reporting in their April cover story that Honda plans to build a new Africa Twin that could revolutionize the Adventure Touring market. This new model isn’t another bloated 1200cc GS wannabe or adventure styled street bike, but a proper Adventure Bike with a real dirt focus. READ ON
Oakland Harley Davidson is building four bikes a week for the CHP at a cost of about $28,000 per bike. Last week, the dealership delivered its 104th CHP motorcycle since winning the contract a year ago. READ ON
Iconic cult bike maker Harley-Davidson has hit the sweet spot with its model 'Street 750', that is built in India, accounting for nearly 60 per cent of its April sales in the country within the first month of starting deliveries. (Read: Harley Davidson Street 750 Review)
The company, which is present in India through a wholly-owned subsidiary Harley-Davidson India, had launched the Street 750 priced at Rs. 4.1 lakh in February and opened for bookings in March. READ ON
TEMECULA, Calif. — Imagine you wanted to build a roadster or a muscle car. Imagine further that you thought to yourself that it’d be a great idea to strip a Winnebago as the starting point. No matter how hard you’d try to explain to everyone that the reason you chose that path is that’s where you found the big engine and chassis you wanted, pretty much everyone would think you were a little touched in the head. READ ON
There’s nothing like a dual sport bike for everyday practicality and fun — from the comfortable upright seating position, to the long-travel suspension, to the stress-free handling — and the 2014 Honda CRF250L is a good example of why these inexpensive on- and off-road motorcycles are so popular.
Of course, there is a trade off for the functionality of a bike that can take you from the asphalt to the dirt, and that starts with the seat height; dual sport bikes are taller than their street-only counterparts, though shorter than pure dirt bikes (like the Honda CRF250X). READ ON
Gratification is immediate, an orchestra of 40mm throttle bodies and six fuel injectors synchronized with the twists of my right wrist, the hit of torque urgent, six cylinders operating in harmony to spin the 180mm patch of Dunlop rubber behind me. The initial surge continues throughout the Valkyrie’s powerband, smooth and linear until a healthy midrange punch around 4200 rpm provides extra kick. As the road to Idyllwild, California, climbs up and through the San Jacinto Mountains, the Valkyrie’s low-slung Flat Six keeps the center of gravity down and transitions are swift and sharp through the switchbacks and sweepers. The ease at which the Valkyrie is swinging side-to-side matches the bike’s sure-footedness as we test lean angles up the mountain, the next-gen Valkyrie hustling up the grade with an ease none of its forebears could match. READ ON
The Honda Valkyrie is back for 2014, but it is no longer the classic style cruiser and bagger it was in the 1990s and early 2000s. Instead, it returns as a power cruiser – still on the Honda Gold Wing platform – that is something of a cross between the 2003 Valkyrie Rune and the new CTX1300. READ ON
Honda has announced a new motorcycle – the 750cc NM4, which will be known as the Vultus in European markets – and it's a new species of motorcycle that represents such a bold departure from tradition that it could become a landmark in the evolution of motorized two-wheeled transport. READ ON
Moviegoers are expected to line up when Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opens Friday. Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson hopes the highly anticipated film will also help drive crowds into its dealerships.
In the new film, a sequel to 2011’s “Captain America, The First Avenger,” the superhero played by Chris Evans rides a Harley-Davidson Street 750 in pursuit of his rival the Winter Soldier. The Milwaukee, Wisc., company hopes the bike, a new design unveiled late last year, will get the attention of the young consumers in the audience. READ ON
ATLANTA, GA – April 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd. is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Triumph Dealer of the Year Awards. The award recognizes dealers for their achievements in sales and delivering an exceptional customer experience.
The winners in the following categories are:
No. 1 Retailer, United States: Southern California Triumph, Brea, Calif. No. 1 Retailer, Canada: Blackfoot Motosports, Calgary, Alberta No. 1 Single Line Triumph Dealer: Cascade Moto Classics, Beaverton, Ore. READ ON
Honda is continuing to dominate the UK motorcycle market with the company boasting the top three most popular models for March.
According to the latest market data from Glass's Guide, Honda's PCX 125, CBF 125 M and NSC 110 WH were the top selling bikes in the UK last month and this looks likely to continue over the coming months. READ ON
POTRERO, Calif. — The battle between form and function — the two-wheeled version at least — has always been fought on the basis that riding a motorcycle is a participation sport, and therefore performance has had to be more important than looks and comfort more than colour. Motorcycles that were reliable (Honda and BMW), fast (Kawasaki) and lithe (Ducati) always garnered more respect than the merely stylish. Tourers and sports bikes got their props: cruisers not so much. Being cool, as Steve McQueen might have said, was more important than looking cool. READ ON
PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO™II, CHOSEN AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT FOR MV AGUSTA RIVALE 800 AND BRUTALE 800 DRAGSTER
The supersport tire from the Italian brand equips the latest models from the Schiranna Company, solidifying its position as the best choice for the most exclusive and high-performance motorcycles recently launched on the market READ ON
Speculation has been growing the Italian car manufacturer could be ready to approach the motorcycle company.
Reports from Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport suggest that the two could enter into talks about a possible takeover which could ease the financial pressure that MV Agusta is under at the moment. READ ON
Honda targets a different kind of touring motorcyclist with its uniquely styled and V-Four-powered CTX1300 (starting at $15,999). Part cruiser, part touring bike, the CTX appeals to riders seeking an authentic riding experience, with elevated levels of comfort and technology, compared to what other brands offer. READ ON
Moto Guzzi is quick to boast that the all-new 1,380cc engine powering the new California 1400 is the biggest twin-cylinder engine produced in Europe, but with a curb weight of up to 742 lbs (for the Touring model), you wouldn't think this big boy could hustle through the corners. Those suspicions are reinforced when you climb aboard the 29.1 inch saddle and fire up the big engine, which settles into a loping idle which vibrates the handlebars quite visibly. READ ON
The Hyosung GV650 Aquila Pro has been one of the more successful products to come out of the DSK-Hyosung alliance since the DSK Group acquired the exclusive distributorship of Hyosung motorcycles in India. To its credit, the Aquila GV650 managed to sell 145 units within 2 months of its launch last year. We recently took the motorcycle for an exhaustive spin in Pune putting the cruiser to high speed tests on the wide NH4 and tested its cornering prowess on the twisties of Tamhini Ghats. And then, just to be sure, we also took the Aquila to the broken interior trails for gauging the cruiser’s comfort level. So how did the Korean colt fare? Here’s our report in this detailed Hyosung GV650 Aquila Pro review. READ ON
24-03-2014 Hits:547 Indian http://cyrilhuzeblog.com
Seven months after the re-launch of the Indian brand and a few weeks after the introduction of a new 2015 Victory model (the Gunner), while in Daytona for Bike Week. I sat down with Steve Menneto for an interview. - READ ON
Honda has rolled out a pair of new production-intent motorcycle concepts at the Osaka Motorcycle Show in its home market of Japan, and they're our first glimpse at the company's "neo-futuristic" NM4. Shown in both stealthy black and an eye-catching white, the NM4s are sharp creations that feature interesting riding positions. READ ON
The day dawned with visions of grandeur, a couple hundred mile loop through St. Augustine, Palatka and the Ocala National Forest before landing back in Daytona Beach. The sun was a striking yellow, the blue of the sky broken by a few wisps of white, temperatures creeping toward idyllic. READ ON
The Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE is an imposing roadster that features a nonconformist style. The motorcycle is built on a high-tensile tubular steel twin cradle frame which is combined with a single-sided aluminium rear swingarm. The frame sits on 43 mm forks which are adjustable for rebound and compression, and there is also a rear fully adjustable monoshock. READ ON
Harley-Davidson is a renowned manufacturer and distributor of classic heavyweight motorcycles. By introducing a pair of lightweight motorcycles on a new platform after nearly four decades, the company established its commitment to evolve with shifting market trends. Sales of the lightweight Street motorcycles being assembled at Missouri and in India will be crucial to the automaker’s aim of shipping 279,000-284,000 motorcycles this year, up 7-9% from 2013 levels. The automaker hopes to ship 7,000-10,000 Street 750 models in the U.S., India, Italy, Spain and Portugal this year. The Street 750 was launched in the U.S. this month, and its bookings also started in India in January. Harley is already the market leader in the 800 cc+ motorcycle marketin India, with over 4,000 customers in the country. With the launch of the Street motorcycle, the company will look to grab a significant portion of the sub-800 cc motorcycle market in India. READ ON
March 11 --Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson could continue to use its “Screamin’ Eagle” trademark on clothing despite the ownership and use for 20 years of a “Screaming Eagle” trademark by a Canadian clothing store chain, the Federal Court of Canada ruled on March 4 (H-D U.S.A. LLC v. Berrada , Fed. Ct., No. T-605-07, 3/4/14).
Jamal Berrada, president of 3222381 Canada Inc. and El Baraka Inc., which operated the Canadian clothing stores, failed to establish that H-D U.S.A. LLC's sale of “Screamin’ Eagle” clothing caused confusion for consumers or depreciated his stores' goodwill, the court ruled.
“This Court finds that Harley-Davidson is entitled to distribute, advertise, offer for sale, and sell collateral items, including clothing, in connection with its trademark Screamin’ Eagle, in association with its registered trademark Harley Davidson, throughout Canada, but exclusively at Harley-Davidson dealerships, as this will not infringe any valid rights of defendants,” the court said. READ ON
Thanks to its racy DNA, the Suzuki GSX-R1000Z has always managed to stay ahead o the pack when it comes to high speed performances. This Japanese machine was created for the adrenaline-hungry riders, so it has all it needs to reward you with a thrilling riding experience every time you jump on its saddle.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000Z is propelled by a 999 cc, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine which is mated to a six speed constant mesh transmission with slipper clutch. In terms of power, the unit generates 136.10 kW (182.50 hp) at 12000 rpm and 116.70 Nm (86.00lb.Ft) of torque at 10000 rpm. For enhanced versatility, the motorcycle is also fitted with Suzuki’s drive mode selector which includes three separate performance settings that can suit different sections of the road or track. READ ON
2014 Honda NC700X Motorcycle Review | Long Term Street Bike Test
The 2014 Honda NC700X may have styling nods to adventure bikes, but don’t let that mislead you. The NC700X is a pure street bike that is most at home in the urban jungle, yet configurable for some light duty sport touring.
It’s hard not to love Honda’s 2014 NC700X—once you get used to the ultra low 6500 rpm redline. It’s rev limiter hits early and it hits hard; it’s not the sort of thing you want to find out about when making a maneuver on the freeway, so pay attention to your tach. READ ON
Adventure bikes are traditionally stunted, aggressive looking half-breeds, designed to be good at nothing but survive everywhere. Ducati took a shotgun to that rulebook in 2010 and built the Multistrada, a bike aimed at the man who wants to ride tarmac fast in a comfortable upright position.
What came was a gorgeous, fast, capable street bike. Since then niggles have been worked on, Pikes Peak races have been won and now, sat before us is the prettiest of the machines to grace the adventure bike class, the Multistrada S Pikes Peak. READ ON
If you are looking for a fast, good looking and agile naked, then you should take a closer look at the MV Agusta Brutale 800, as it has all it needs to make you fall in love with it from the first sight.
At its heart lies a 798 cc three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve timing system D.O.H.C engine with a total displacement of 798 Cm3 (48.68 Cu. In.). It delivers a maximum output of 92 KW (125 Hp) at 11600 rpm and 81 Nm (8.25 Kgm) of torque at 8600 rpm. All this power is sent to the rear wheels by means of a cassette style, six speed, constant mesh transmission with wet, multi-disc clutch. READ ON
There are certain American products that seem to do well overseas no matter what, and Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is certainly on that list.
The iconic motorcycles seem to occupy a certain place in the global consumer's imagination. For example, Pope Francis’ Harley, a 1,585cc Dyna Super Glide, recently sold sold for $328,169 at a charity auction in Paris.
Along with strong sales at home, Harley's latest earnings report noted worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles grew 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 4.4 percent for the full year, compared to the same time periods a year earlier. READ ON
Royal Enfield, India’s venerable motorcycle manufacturer with a history more than 100 years old, is taking an ambitious approach to 2014 by cutting prices and increasing production. Thanks to the recent construction of a 50-acre facility in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu, India, Royal Enfield expects to exceed 250,000 units in 2014. The expansion has allowed the marque to lower prices for the coming model year and now each of the six motorcycles available in the US ring in under six-grand. READ ON
Midrand - The 1199cc Panigale is the superbike for Ducati fans seeking scare-yourself-silly adrenalin and the quickest laptimes, but there’s now a middleweight version for riders who are less hardcore (and not quite up for the big gun’s R227 500 pricetag)
Successor to the Ducati 848, the 899 Panigale is the newest member of the Italian family and this “supermid” - as Ducati terms it - is designed to be more rider-friendly on the road than its more powerful stablemate. READ ON
We take a magnifying glass to the new Ducati Monster 1200 S which is scheduled to go on sale in India by end of 2014
Ducati hasn’t had the best of time in India so far. Deliveries of motorcycles have been an issue and brand dealerships seem to keep sprouting up and disappearing with equal alacrity. And as a brand that’s the last thing you need. What people expect – and no matter how small the number – is stability; confidence that the brand is here to stay; to support a customer’s purchase. Soon though, Ducati will have that stability because like Porsche, Ducati is going to be present in India officially and move away from the importer based model it currently has. Some existing dealerships will stay while some might not. But, there will be new ones; ones that will be here to stay. READ ON
Motorcycle Stability Control retrofit now available for 2013 KTM 1190 Adventures
OWNERS of 2013 KTM 1190 Adventures and the Adventure R can now have Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) retrofitted to their bike.
Bosch’s MSC incorporates the Adventure’s traction-control system and cornering ABS – allowing brakes to be applied mid-turn without locking the front wheel – and was fitted as standard to the 2014 model. READ ON
CHARLOTTE, NC – February 11, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Aeromach USA, LLC, a motorcycle parts manufacturer located in Charlotte, NC, today announced that they are now shipping their heel shift lever for 2014 Indian Motorcycles. The heel shift lever attaches to the stock shift lever. READ ON
The KTM 125 EXC Six Days is a tough off roader that is ready to follow your lead with obedience every time you feel the taste of adventure.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 124.8 cc, 1-Cylinder, 2-Stroke, Water-Cooled, engine with reed intake and exhaust control. For enhanced performances, the engine has a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds. It is mated to a 6 gear, claw shifted transmission with wet multi-disc clutch. READ ON
Speaking with Overdrive.in at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, KTM Chief Executive Officer Stefan Pierer says the company has 500cc and 800cc parallel Twin engines in development, with new models expected to enter production within three years. READ ON
Welcome to the exciting Honda universe where 'Technology Meets Emotion'
GREATER NOIDA, India, February 5, 2014 - Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Private) Ltd., Honda's motorcycle manufacturing and distribution company in India announced its 'Aggressive and Ambitious' Roadmap for market leadership in India at its high voltage press conference at the 12th Auto Expo 2014. READ ON
01-02-2014 Hits:3827 Yamaha Basem Wasef - About Motorcycles
Yamaha has succeeded at building a naked middleweight that, at $7,990, is priced surprisingly well while delivering sharp, entertaining, stunt-inspiring performance. Its shortcomings are small-- among them a stiff saddle, suspension that can get squishy at the extremes, and a throttle that's sensitive in all but the softest settings. The lack of available anti-lock brakes may also annoy those seeking an extra layer of security. On the other hand, the FZ-09's magnetic personality and fun, visceral feedback make it hard bike not to fall in love with. Because of those qualities, the FZ-09 seems destined to become one of the great performance motorcycle bargains of the year, and one of the most rewarding and fun sportbikes to ride in a long time. READ ON
01-02-2014 Hits:748 Indian Bloomberg Business Week
It turns out six decades of collecting dust may have been just what the Indian motorcycle brand needed.
Polaris (PII), which resurrected the nameplate in August with three new bikes, said this morning that “pent-up demand” has fueled a slew of orders for the first models rolling out of factories. The long-defunct brand may put a dent in Harley-Davidson(HOG) after all. “The shipment ramp-up was a little slower than we would’ve liked, but the initial quality is through the moon,” Polaris Chief Operating Officer Bennett Morgan said on a conference call this morning. Customers, he added, “love the styling, they love the future refinements, and it’s really kind of a lovefest.” READ ON
Hyderabad: Iconic British motorcycle brand Triumph has opened a dealership facility in Hyderabad named Rebel Motorcycles, offering over 10 of the 28 models from its stable. The motorcycle manufacturer plans to set up nine dealerships in India by March 2014. The first one was set up in Bangalore.
Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director of Triumph Motorcycles India, said, “We are in India to give brand lovers not just the product but an overall experience that they deserve from a globally renowned brand such as Triumph. The opening of the dealership advances our commitment to establish Triumph marquee in the local market and extend a comprehensive suite of after-sales services and support. READ ON
New Delhi: Iconic US bike maker Indian Motorcycle International Llc debuted in India, with its least expensive bike Chief Classic priced at Rs.26.5 lakh. The other two bikes on offer are Chief Vintage and Chieftain, priced atRs.29.5 lakh and Rs.33 lakh, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
These bikes will attract an additional value-added tax of 12.5% as they will be completely built units. READ ON
As the founding member and unofficial leader of motorcycling’s “super-naked” class, Aprilia’s Tuono is the bike that several of this year’s most exciting new models have been created to topple. The bad news for challengers including BMW’s S1000R, KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R and Ducati’s Monster 1200 is that Aprilia’s unfaired V4 has just raised the bar.
It's tempting to call the Can-Am Spyder a three-wheeled motorcycle and leave it at that, but it doesn't do the vehicle justice. As a motorcycle rider, I can tell you it really isn't just a bike that doesn't tip over. On the other hand, as a driver, I can tell you it's not a car with one rear wheel, either.
Two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is revamping its Karnataka facility, from where it plans to roll out the 125-cc motorcycle CB Shine amid rising demand for the model.
The company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese auto giant Honda, currently manufactures the model at its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
"It is a strategic decision taken by the company. In order to cater to the demand for the CB Shine, we are coming up with changes in our Bangalore facility. So CB Shine will become the fourth model to roll out from the Bangalore facility," HMSI Vice-President (Sales and Marketing) Y S Guleria told PTI. READ ON
The new front steel motorcycle fenders from Misfit Industries are designed to fit Harley Davidson models, but can be easily modified to fit any motorcycle for builders working on a custom bike or bagger. These steel front fenders fit 21”, 23”, 26”, and 30” wheels. The new front Harley fenders come with pre-drilled mounting holes. READ ON
The motorcycle industry is seeing a sales resurgence, with riders coming from different quarters looking for two-wheel escapism. Kawasaki is among the manufacturers freshening existing models and adding new ones to appeal to the shifting interests, luring new and returning riders, as well as discriminating wrist-twist veterans, into showrooms, as we were recently reminded. READ ON
Every year, a new crop of bikes raise the performance benchmark. In 2013 the production sportbike class saw a handful of new models, all featuring sophisticated race-derived upgrades – including traction control. Notable entries include Ducati’s Panigale and Kawasaki’s ZX-6R, but no bike impressed us more than BMW’s HP4, MotoUSA’s 2013 Bike of the Year. READ ON
Judging from the talk at our hangouts and aisle traffic at the recent IMS show in Long Beach, Calif., one of the most hotly anticipated segments in motorcycling today, at least by those who have discovered these niche-segment motorcycles, might arguably be naked high performance bikes.
Known scientifically as neo-hooliganus nakedus, I have reservations in applying the hooligan moniker here. Seems any wheelie-prone bike is called a hooligan but this new crop is way beyond that. READ ON
Less is more these days in motorcycling. Small motorcycles are always a smart choice for a beginner. But advances in technology and design mean entry level bikes like the Ninja 300 from Kawasaki one can pack surprising power, punch and handling fun – and can remain enjoyable and practical long after you've gained experience and confidence as a rider. READ ON
At the Indian Motorcycle display inside the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) at the Javits Center in New York City, Indian Motorcycle®, revealed a fully customized, Indian Chief Classic conceptualized and designed by Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team. The “Big Chief Custom” is the first custom Indian Chief created around the 2014 models introduced with great fanfare at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this past August.
Spearheaded by the head of Polaris Industries’ Industrial Design team Greg Brew, a small and dedicated team undertook the task of customizing a stock 2014 Indian Chief Classic. It features an array of Genuine Indian Motorcycle aftermarket accessories along with a custom paint scheme and billet girder front fork. This Big Chief Custom was designed to spark owners imagination on how to customize, enhance and personalize the 2014 Indian Chiefs.
Indian Motorcycle unveiled its one-of-a-kind custom 2014 Chief Vintage motorcycle yesterday at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif.
The Company will donate the ‘No 7’ serial number machine to support "Operation Ride Home," a partnership program between Jack Daniel's Distillery and the Armed Services YMCA designed to help junior enlisted service members and their families travel home this holiday season. READ ON
Especially developed for adventure lovers, the Honda CB500X is a versatile motorcycle that puts comfort, reliability and performances on top of its priorities list.
Thanks to its flexible character, the 2014 Honda CB500X feels similarly comfortable both in the city and on the tougher tracks, being ready to reward you with an enjoyable ride every time you fire up its engine. READ ON
Britain's largest motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles on Thursday announced its official entry into India's auto market, nearly two years after its appearance at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. READ ON
After a decade of playing it safe, Honda returns to the big displacement muscle cruiser segment with a revamped, but still six cylinder-powered 2014 Valkyrie. This motorcycle infuses sportbike-derived handling with the brawn of Honda’s 1832cc water-cooled Flat Six equating to a regal and potentially tire-smoke-infused ride.
Available in three colors (Black; Dark Red Metallic; Blue Metallic), the Valkyrie gets its might from an automobile-sized, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that’s used to power Honda’s Gold Wing and Gold Wing F6B luxury tourers. The single overhead cam unit sports two valves per cylinder and is fed via fuel-injection. It puts power back to the 17-inch cast aluminum rim shod in a 180/55 Dunlop tire via a five-speed transmission and shaft final drive. Contrary to the Gold Wing reverse isn’t offered. READ ON
Try as I might, I could not stall Honda's 2014 CTX700 DCT, its automatic cruiser-style motorcycle. In a world of automatic vehicles, especially in the U.S., this may be no big surprise, but being accustomed to manuals and learning (the hard way) how to feather a clutch in maneuvers such as U-turns and pulling into traffic while stopped on a slope, this was pretty neat.
Honda has opened up the world of motorcycling with the automatic, allowing those who have difficulty with the clutch-and-shifter concept to jump on and ride. READ ON
In 2012 , MV Agusta posted double digit sales growth of 86.5% and revenue 49.% thanks to a master stroke of both business planning, balanced with bold introduction of a new 3 cylinder engine platform of the F3 675cc. So covering both racing and street sport makets. The 657 Brutale models. Moved MV Agusta into affordable performance to customers world wide. READ ON
$12,000 bike sure to lure new punters, writes Jacqui Madelin
Harley-Davidson has announced a learner-approved bike with all the streetwise attitude the American brand demands but New Zealand won't officially see it until January 2015.
Called the Harley Street, it's expected to lure hip and label-conscious young buyers, as well as older guys and gals who have a licence, but not a bike, and want a grown-up image without the intimidating size that usually comes with it. READ ON
Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Review | Cruiser Motorcycle Test
The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is an eye-catching mid-size cruiser that strikes a winning balance between easy handling and cruiser attitude. First and foremost, the 900 Custom is a non-intimidating, sharp-looking ride. The welcoming 27-inch seat height invites almost everyone to sit flat-footed in the saddle, and nothing spells confidence like being able to easily reach terra firma at a stop.READ ON
This pic comes from Team BHP member ‘livyodream’ and it is being said that Bangalore would become the first Indian city to get a Triumph motorcycles dealer. The Triumph Bangalore dealership is shaping up on Residency Road and will be soon followed by dealerships in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin and Ahmedabad.
The highly awaited British bike marque will officially enter India on November 28 and we just can’t wait to have a rendezvous with the very promising Triumph models. Bike aficionados would remember that Triumph unveiled its product portfolio for India way back in early 2012 at the last edition of Indian Auto Expo and even announced model-wise prices. READ ON
Harley-DavidsonHOG -0.54% is a true American icon. Its motorcycles are so distinctive that the company actually tried to trademark the “Harley sound,” that familiar rumble of the bikes’ exhaust, back in the mid-1990s.
It’s also a well-managed company and one of those true rarities: a successful turnaround story. This is a company that was facing bankruptcy in the early 1980s yet managed to rebuild itself into the pride of American manufacturing … and the subject of countless case studies in MBA programs worldwide. READ ON
There seems to be some confusion online about where the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 models are going to be built. Perhaps because these small, liquid-cooled bikes (priced at $7,500 and $6,700, respectively) will become the entry-level Harleys when they arrive in the second quarter of 2014, more than a few people on our website have speculated that these first all-new HDs in 13 years will be built in the company’s Bawal, India, plant, the complete knock-down (CKD) facility that has been assembling bikes since 2011. READ ON
It’s official! Harley-Davidson is not getting into the 250-300cc motorcycle market. Only a couple of days back, we brought to you a speculative story originating at Economic Times which pointed at the possibility of the American motorcycle maker getting into the 250-300cc market, especially for India. We had also expressed our reservations about the company’s idea at the time, pointing out the dangers of brand equity dilution as one of the possible repercussions. READ ON
Triumph launched its new 2014 Thunderbird LT at EICMA. The motorcycle is loaded with a long list of comfort features which make it a great choice for touring lovers.
It is powered by a 1597 cc, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin engine that delivers a maximum power of 86PS at 4850 rpm and 146NM of torque at 2750 rpm. The engine is fueled by a 22 liter fuel tank and is mated to a six speed constant mesh transmission. READ ON
RHO, Italy (Reuters) - Aprilia motobikes will start competing again in the MotoGP Championship in 2016 after last racing in that category in 2004, the chairman of the company that owns the brand said on Tuesday. READ ON
While Honda’s CTX1300 and CBR1000RR SP were the big announcements in Big Red’s 2014 motorcycle line-up, a few existing models also receive upgrades and a number of mounts come in fresh new colors for the new model-year.
"Whether you're a new rider or an experienced enthusiast, this announcement of new street models offers something exciting for you," said Honda Press Manager Bill Savino. "Over the course of the last two years, Honda has introduced many exciting new models across all segments, and we will continue to strengthen our model line-up as evidenced by this announcement. READ ON
The HondaCrosstourer was launched in 2012 as Honda’s range-topping adventure sports touring motorcycle. The original design team set out to create a machine that gave the rider a sense of challenge and the facility to explore. Powered by a 1237cc V-Four, it became a unique contender in its class.
Despite not being sold stateside, the Crosstourer was improved for 2014 to enhance rider comfort, evolve its existing technology and apply new touches. The new Honda Selectable Torque Control system allows the rider to select three different levels to control engine torque and resultant drive to the rear wheel; the system can also be switched off. Honda’s six-speed DCT gearbox has also received software refinements to deliver an even more intuitive and natural performance, whether on highway or back road. READ ON
Harley-Davidson on Monday blew the covers off two dramatic new motorcycles for 2014: the Street 750 and Street 500.
The bikes represent an aggressive attempt to expand Harley's already massive reach to younger, newer and smaller riders by offering them a substantially lighter and more manageable urban street cruiser. READ ON
According to new company president Giovani Castiglioni—named, like parent company Cagiva, after his grandfather (CAstiglionio, GIovani di VArese)—MV Agusta has increased production and market share in a time when most of the motorcycle industry is down. In fact, MV has sold more units than Aprilia recently, making it the fourth-largest European manufacturer behind BMW, Ducati, Triumph, and KTM.
After 110 years of producing American-made, reliable and meticulously crafted motorcycles, some companies might rest on their laurels and rely upon their previous model designs to keep their customers satisfied.
Harley-Davidson, however, has continually pushed the envelope of refinement by improving their machines year after year, and this year has turned their attention squarely upon making significant improvements to their law enforcement motorcycle line – relying not only upon their century-plus of experience, but upon feedback from a wide variety of officers who lay boots on pedals day in, day out, across all different environments throughout the United States. As a result, by going literally back to the drawing board and bringing officers along for the ride, Harley-Davidson has been able to come up with the ultimate law enforcement machine. READ ON
Today we are very pleased to announce we have shipped the first batch of Norton Commando 961 bikes to the USA. A huge and historic step for Norton as the USA is a large and important market for Norton. The shipment is the first delivery of new Norton bikes for some 30+ years.. Norton Motorcycles USA CEO Dan Van Epps has assembled many of the best US dealers to reperesent Norton, the US dealer contact details are available on our website at www.nortonmotorcycles.com any other enquiries regarding the US should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.orgREAD ON
Sometimes, the biggest benefit of a dual-purpose motorcycle is that you have the freedom to learn how to ride in all conditions. Whether you want to spend the bulk of your time learning the ropes of motocross, traveling the trails through the wilderness or navigating the streets of your hometown, the 2014 Yamaha TW200 provides you with just what you need. READ ON
The KTM 390 Duke’s faired sibling, the sporty looking RC390 is all set for a global unveil at EICMA, coming up shortly in Milan, in the first week of Nov. The RC390 is a widely anticipated motorcycle that wraps the incredible performance of the 373cc motor with sharp sportsbike aesthetics, a combination sure to bump KTM’s success story in India to a new level. READ ON
It is official! Triump motorcycles, the much awaited British bike marque, will officially set its foot on Indian soil on November 28! This means that the day is not far when any bike aficionado in the country can simply grab his cheque book and head to the local Triumph dealer, to buy himself the coveted Daytona or equally attractive Speed Triples. Also coming our way are a host of other models, including the Triumph Tiger XC (seen in the teaser image above). READ ON
The NYPD traditionally uses the Harley-Davidson Road King and Electra Glide, which both range from $18,000 to $24,000. Officials say the hogs are used to patrol streets and highways, escort dignitaries and lead parades.
The NYPD’s going hog wild!
The city will spend more than $2.6 million on at least 100 Harley-Davidson motorcycles to replenish the Highway Patrol Unit’s current fleet.
Now, here we go with the official photos of the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, the stripped-down, ultra-lightweight and more powerful version of the 1199 Panigale R.
According to Ducati sources, three quarters of the limited 500-piece run are already sold, which exceeded the initial expectations. Touted to raise the bar as far as the power-to-weight ratio is concerned, the Ducati 1199 Superleggera is leading the chart for production motorcycles. READ ON
JUST days ago we revealed that the CBR250R was to be replaced by a new CBR300R ‘global’ model with more capacity – but now it seems the CBR250R is back again.
Some markets will get a version of the existing 250cc machine with the same new styling as the CBR300R, in particular Japan where the 250cc bracket is still an important stepping stone. The revamped CBR250R will be shown for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show in late November. READ ON
The news about Triumph Motorcycles, the British manufacturers, working on a smaller engined motorcycle was already reported earlier this year. But, it is for the first time that this rumored motorcycle was snapped up by photographers from RideApart.
With demand for entry level bikes on the rise, especially in countries like India, more and more manufacturers are joining in the list to launch a bike in the 250 cc segment. Earlier today, BMW-TVS 250 cc bike news was shared, while some time back it was the 250 cc Harley Davidson motorcycle which is expected to be premiered at the 2013 EICMA next month. READ ON
Poor sales and a weak Italian economy has forced Aprilia to place 360 workers on furlough through at least the end of October, bringing a partial halt to production. The affected employees work at Aprilia’s factory in Scorzè, Italy; the 300 workers at Aprilia’s other factory in nearby Noale are not affected at this time, though further workers being put on unpaid leave may not be out of the question. READ ON
Not every rider needs a 200 horsepower Superbike on the street. That’s why Ducati created the 899 Panigale. With a more manageable engine size and attractive price tag (starting at $14,995), the 899 opens up the Ducati superbike experience to a bigger audience. But can the Junior Panigale deliver the thrilling experience of its bigger Twin? READ ON
The 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R feature a truly revolutionary rider assistance system: the riding dynamics control MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control). This system makes a long held dream come true – ABS that even works perfectly while cornering. READ ON
20-09-2013 Hits:430 Indian http://www.craveonline.com
The minds behind Indian Motorcycles have waited for this time — for the moment when America’s oldest motorcycle maker could put themselves back on the international map as a builder of elite, eye-capturing bikes.
WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The grand prize winner of the Castrol® Triumph sweepstakes Anthony Fields ofDecatur, GA will claim his prize, a 2013 Triumph Street Triple motorcycle, on Saturday, September 21. The presentation will be conducted in conjunction with "Bike Day" at the 5380 Covington Highway Pep Boys store. READ ON
Avon, Colorado — The myth is as much aural as it is visual. For years, Asian motorcycle manufacturers have been trying to replicate the off-kilter, seemingly random drumbeat that is the 45-degree Harley-Davidson V-twin. Whether it be quiet (as in the rare-as-hen's-teeth stock Harley-Davidson) or impossibly loud (virtually every Harley with aftermarket pipes), the sound/noise/apocalyptic din is as unique as the company's styling. READ ON
Marvel Entertainment unveiled the Breakout, a low-slung, chopper-like motorcycle during San Diego Comic-Con. The bike will be the signature ride for the Steve Rogers character’s in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” READ ON
The Freedom Jacket has traveled the globe collecting the stories of passionate Harley-Davidson riders. One of its stops was right here in Medicine Hat at the Alberta Hog Rally. It’s a lot more than leather and stitches. Make sure to take a look at it's journey and where it stopped along the way. http://110.harley-davidson.com/en_CA/jacket
Just checking … no, it's not April 1. During its 110-year anniversary celebrations, iconic American manufacturer Harley-Davidson has dropped a couple of brand-twisting bombshells – firstly that it's building a 500cc learner bike, and secondly that an electric Harley is under serious consideration. READ ON
In conjunction with the launch of its new 2014 Indian® Chief®platform, Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, announced the “Indian Motorcycle Assurance Program” — a new standard for premium motorcycle ownership, service and support. READ ON
If you're not familiar with American motorcycle history, you may never have heard of Indian Motorcycle. Up through World War II, Indian Motorcycle was a popular motorcycle brand. In 1953 it went out of business leaving the just one American bike maker standing, Harley-Davidson. - READ ON
There's something about being perched above three massive plastic wheels that imbues ordinary crybaby toddlers with a terrifyingly kick-ass, gelled-hair attitude. Unfortunately, there's something about adult trikes that is really, really uncool. Now designer Charles Bombardier, one of the creators of the three-wheeled Spyder roadster and grandson of the inventor of the snowmobile, has developed a trike motorcycle concept that looks just as fabulous to ride as your childhood Big Wheel. READ ON
Husqvarna owners, riders and racers are encouraged to bring their motorcycles to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, on July 19-21, to participate in the what is shaping up to be the largest gathering of Husky fans and bikes in the country. This years’s event will showcase the champions and riders of Husqvarna, and as part of that, the AMA will be putting Husky owners front and center at the country’s premier celebration of vintage motorcycles and motorcycling heritage. READ ON
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) continues its introduction of 2014 vehicles by announcing the 2014 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. The company recently announced the expansion of the Suzuki Boulevard cruiser line. READ ON
When you think of Italy, you don’t think of Harley-Davidsons. You think of little Vespas, slithering through traffic like snakes on skates, missing cars by millimetres. Can’t do that on big, fat Harleys. READ ON
From the moment you jump on the saddle of the Versys 650 Sport you are assaulted by a rush of adrenaline. This aggressive motorcycle was created for those who want a strong and versatile partner for their short or long journeys. Needless to say that thanks to its versatility, the Versys 650 Sport can join you in any adventure on two wheels. READ ON
Honda has released a teaser image of the production model it’s developing for use in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship. There’s little information available regarding specs and no official name for the bike yet, but it’s intended to give non factory-backed teams a more affordable racing platform. Honda’s full press release is included below. - MotoUSA READ ON
Yes, that seems like a whole lot of money for a motorcycle, but Honda will unveil a whole new production model by the end of 2013. It's an over-the-counter MotoGP racer with a target price of €1 million (US$1.3 million), and a level of power that will make it competitive in the CRT class of MotoGP in 2014. Oh, and the bike is designed to save money. READ ON
In 2006, Yamaha introduced the Star brand, to separate their cruiser lineup of motorcycles from their sport bikes, dirt bikes, dual sports, and sport tourers. They had been making cruisers for years, with their Virago line, and later the V-Star 650’s and 1100’s. Those bikes were traditional looking cruisers, and sold in large numbers. More recently they branched out with modernized, almost Art Deco looking cruisers, like the Roadliner and Stratoliner, and V-Star 1300. All of those models are very popular with the Baby Boom generation, but Star knew they needed something to bring in the younger Generation X and Y crowd – those individuals who are between 20 and 36 years old. READ ON
This weekend is personally special for me as the annual All-British Field Meet sets up Saturday at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver.
Austin Healey, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is the featured marque.
As some readers may know, my father Don Hutchins bought a new Austin Healey in the early '60s, and upon hearing the 1966 model would be the last, ordered one of those, too. Thecar arrived shortly before my baby brother Jeff, and we kept them both. READ ON
Triumph Motorcycle America is recalling up to 1,186 units of the model year 2012-2013 Explorer and Explorer XC motorcycles due to installation of incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GCWR) labels. READ ON
Thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Mexico City on Saturday, May 11, to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Harley Davidson.
Part of a global celebration taking place on six continents throughout the entire year, Mexico City’s motorcycle parade, which was open to anyone who owned a motorbike, had more than 5,000 participants, making it the largest parade of its kind for the destination. READ ON
Lap time: 1:49.8 Top speed at end of straight: 164.4mph Max braking (g): 1.38 Max lean: 48.2
Why it’s so special The 1199R and HP4 may be the latest and greatest superbikes to arrive, but neither can boast two World Superbike championships like the RSV4.
Reputed to have been made for Max Biaggi from the beginning, the Aprilia made the world take notice when it was released in 2009, with its compact, powerful V4 engine and some of the smoothest, most refined electronics in the business – Aprilia’s own APRC system. READ ON
Lap time: 1:53.86 Top speed at end of straight: 163.6mph Max braking (g): 1.19 Max lean: 41.62
Why it’s so special MV Agusta F4s are the ultimate poster bikes. The iconic Massimo Tamburini-designed lines haven’t really changed over the years, just tweaked, refined and polished, but even today, 14 years after the original F4 750 was released, this latest evolution is unutterably beautiful. READ ON
Have you ever wanted to reap the benefits of motorcycling but have always been intimated by the art of riding? Honda has the answer with its 2014 CTX700 (starting at $7799 plus $310 destination fee). The CTX blends some of the finer attributes of both cruiser and sport motorcycle genres while infusing new technologies, creating the ideal two-wheeled platform for those who have ever dreamt of swinging a leg over a motorbike. READ ON
Hyosung has been doing quite well in India since its second coming. Its present offerings in our market have been well received. The GT650R has been the company’s flagship since it entered the Indian market two years ago. READ ON
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The Rs.42 crore turnover DSK Motowheels that assembles and sells high-end South Korean Hyosung motorbikes plans to set up a fullfledged motorcycle plant in Maharashtra, a company official said Wednesday. READ ON
KTM has confirmed that its cheeky electric E-SPEED concept scooter, which was shown at the Tokyo show, will be joining the range line-up as a 2015 model.
Harald Plöckinger, KTM Executive Board Member for Production and Business Development, said: “We believe in electro-mobility on two wheels. Because off-road sport is our core area, we have developed an E-Crosser, the Freeride E, but we are convinced that electric mobility can succeed in urban areas. READ ON
The growing adventure-bike segment is about to get some Italian flair with the arrival of the all-new Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack -which shares nothing but its name with the earlier 998cc Caponord.
The latest version's 1197cc 90-degree V-twin engine is derived from that of the Aprilia Dorsoduro, retuned to deliver 92kW - that's 27.5 percent more than the old Caponord - and 115Nm at 6800 rpm. READ ON
Surviving long-term motorcycle riding requires a healthy dose of fear and the heightened awareness that accompanies it. Nothing suffers fools quite as ruthlessly as two-wheeled transport, an axiom that has been relentlessly reinforced by YouTube. The exposure of riding is bound to catch up with thrill-seekers hungry for speed, knee dragging, and all the potential disaster that comes with tapping into a sportbike's vast reserves of performance. READ ON
23-04-2013 Hits:3057 KTM My News Desk - Scandinavia
Just four weeks after the first presentation of KTM’s E-Scooter Studio at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, the E-SPEED made its first appearance in Europe when it was shown to the domestic market at the bike-austria Exhibition – in Tulln, Austria. And with good reason. READ ON
MV Agusta will not be releasing the supermoto-style Rivale 800 until mid-year 2013. The Rivale 800 builds on MVA’s line of inline three motorcycles, joining the F3 675, the Bruatle 675 and the all-new Brutale 800.
The most important thing to know is that this bike puts out 125 horsepower and in dry condition weighs a mere 375 pounds. READ ON
Star Motorcycles knows what it’s about, and its new Bolt cruiser proves that.
The cruiser and touring bike division of Yamaha, Star builds that Japanese giant’s non-sport/racing motorcycles. While younger and more adventurous riders might want keep their knees down with a metric sports make from Yamaha, casual riders and enthusiasts who happen to be a little older come to Star.
However, Star knows it can’t sit still and let the racing/metric Yamaha side be the more youth-centric brand identity. Star needs to keep attracting younger riders, too. Enter the Bolt – a sporty and affordable street cruiser built for quick acceleration and easy riding. READ ON
20-04-2013 Hits:2083 Moto Guzzi Wall Street Journal
MOTORCYCLE RIDING is sketchy enough that these days I do it infrequently and with great care. I really have to want to ride a particular bike, not professionally but personally. And I wanted to ride this bike, the new Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring ABS—a bull fiddle of a motorcycle, a massive Italian-built custom-cruiser with its crankshaft stuck in the wrong way. With a honking 1,380-cubic-centimeter V-twin cackling amidships and a long, lurid, more custom-y stance, the California (in Touring and Custom trim, $17,990 and $14,990, respectively) is the big reveal in a $54 million product modernization by corporate owner Piaggio (the California went on sale this week). This reboot of Moto Guzzi will test the appeal of what has always been an exceedingly niche-y bike, defined by its quirks (6,664 global sales in 2012). If Moto Guzzi were any more of a cult, you'd need a chicken. READ ON
We love the idea of a street-legal supermotard, but the everyday reality, well, sucks. A converted motocross machine is mostly miserable in any street setting—uncomfortable, over-stressed at freeway speeds, and absolutely lacking versatility. Fun, sure, for a little late night jackassery, but almost useless as a day-in, day-out transportation device. READ ON
Presumably, if you ride a touring bike you're at least throwing down moderate amounts of miles. The net result of all this riding is the need to change oil frequently. While the official factory manual only mandates every 3000 miles, many riders in the know do so at least that much, if not more. READ ON
On a clear day I can look out my home-office window across the Eucalyptus trees and see the fog dissipating into the Pacific. After doing this throughout the week you begin to get a little on edge, waiting for Saturday morning to hit, eager to get out and ride.
Its spring, the days are longer, the flowers are in bloom, and the...
It’s a constant refrain, often querulous, from my many sport bike riding buddies, their simple skepticism hiding all manner of derogatory implications. Sometimes, it merely infers a general antipathy towards anything cruiser. READ ON
Daytona Beach, Fla. — Ben McGinley must be the envy of all his peers. Barely out of short pants, the 24-year-old graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design is one of Harley-Davidson’s new designers. And, despite his tender years, Harley isn’t restricting his stylistic talents to merely designing luggage racks and signature jeans. No siree, Bob! READ ON
12-03-2013 Hits:2860 Kawasaki Business Standard Motoring
It's confirmed! Bajaj-Kawasaki will be bringing their Ninja 300 to India by the end of this month. Our sources at the dealership level confirm that the motorcycles will be on display at the showrooms shortly. Price? We don't know yet but going by the fact that it's got much more technology and more power, we don't expect it to be cheap. If the 250 was anything to go by, this one should be a crackin' motorcycle. READ ON
The pulse of the new Indian Motorcycle Thunder Stroke 111 powered to life Friday night in front of a packed house at Dirty Harry’s on Main Street when elated American Picker Mike Wolfe flipped the switch. After whetting the appetite of the public with sound bites of the first Polaris-developed Indian V-Twin over the course of the last few months as the Indian display traveled across the country with the IMS, the striking new powerplant with the ribbed heads was a hit with the large Bike Week crowd gathered to witness this next evolution of Indian Motorcycles. The striking engine will power the 2014 Indian Motorcycle projected to launch toward the end of this year. READ ON
Whether you’re shopping for groceries, or a new motorcycle, many consumers demand value. Star Motorcycles recognizes this philosophy is more than a trend and entices price-minded motorcyclists with its V Star 1300 Deluxe ($13,690). This all-new bike blends the rugged looks of a boulevard cruiser with the practicality and touring comfort of a bagger. For all the juicy technical details refer to Cruiser Editor Bryan Harley’s 2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe First Lookarticle as this report focuses on its road performance. READ ON
A member of what can only be termed motorcycling royalty will be in South Africa at the end of April to join Harley-Davison's 110th anniversary celebration at Africa Bike Week in Margate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast
He's William J 'Bill' Davidson, vice-president of the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, great-grandson of co-founder William A Davidson, and the son of the legendary “Willie G” Davidson, who invented the factory custom bike in 1971 and has been the Motor Company's recognised styling guru ever since. READ ON
The Triumph Motorcycles Spirit magazine Issue 7 is now available for free, and you can read it on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
This interactive digital magazine showcases some of the newest Triumph bikes, such as the Tiger Sport and the beastly Rocket III Roadster. Featuring rich imagery from around the world and high-octane video content, the Spirit magazine will prove an exhilarating experience. Even more, if you've got your own Triumph-related multimedia content, you can submit it and get the chance to be featured in the next issue. READ ON
Large touring bikes are a distinct species and on these grounds, its the minute details which make the difference. Here's a very nice piece of footage advertising the new Aprilia Caponord 1200, possibly one of the contenders in this very hard fought battle of big adventure bikes.
Ronda, Spain—If there was one complaint we had about the first-generation Ducati Hypermotard, it was a lack of versatility. Its unforgiving riding position and wedge-like seat made escaping even your own neighborhood an uncomfortable exercise in willpower. But if you did manage to venture out and find a tight, twisty road, the payoff was awesome.
Comfort, however, is not an issue with Ducati’s new 2013 Hypermotard. Its riding position is far more relaxed, thanks to a taller handlebar and more than 3 extra inches of space between the bar and seat. Additionally, the footpegs have been moved forward by almost 3 inches, helping to create a more upright riding position. READ ON
Harley-Davidson is now in the Philippines. In the year of its 110th anniversary, the legendary American motorcycle brand has opened its first dealership in the country—only the sixth in Southeast Asia.
Conceptualized and executed by Ace Saatchi & Saatchi, “Let Freedom Roar” was the theme of the day, starting with the official opening ceremony at the dealership located along Edsa in Quezon City. Doing away with the traditional ribbon, bolt-cutters were used to cut through steel chains to signify the launch. Special guests were Harley-Davidson Asia-Pacific’s vice president and managing director Marc McAllister, and director of sales and business development Frank Albrecht, Rick Riker, chief of Security Cooperation Division of the Embassy’s Joint US Military Assistance Group; and San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. READ ON
The world tour celebrating Harley-Davidson and its 110th birthday continued recently with a stop in gorgeous Auckland.
The world tour celebrating Harley-Davidson’s 110th birthday continued recently with a stop in gorgeous Auckland. More than 1,000 motorcycles rumbled through New Zealand’s biggest city, filling the Ellerslie Horse Racing Grounds for the better part of four days in February.
The global #HD110 celebration officially kicked off in the brand’s hometown with a massive kickoff in front of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisc. (Aug. 30 to Sept. 2). However, the international side of the global party actually started Aug. 4-9 with a ride across the Tibetan Plateau READ ON
MUMBAI--Harley-Davidson Inc. HOG +1.02% said Monday it will assemble three more of its motorcycle models in India and cut their prices to make them more affordable to the country's price-conscious customers. READ ON