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The Ducati XDiavel is the Italian superbike maker's first feet-forward cruiser. Source: DucatiThe newest Ducati, the XDiavel, is the first feet-forward cruiser from the Italian super-bike maker, and it’s an attempt to win market share from the dominant U.S. producer, Harley Davidson Inc.

 

 

Victory USA logoVictory has been hinting at their new production motorcycle since Project 156 housed this insane new engine, prototype at the time. Since then we have seen Zach Ness's custom featuring a similar power plant. As well as the first custom to feature the new engine, by Urs Erbacher.

Harley-Davidson Softail Slim (photo by Ron Lieback)Motorcycling is a considerable investment. From the bike, to the gear to the time, it becomes a bit of a lifestyle choice. Leasing is a great option for someone that might want to give it a shot and see where they stand in a few months, without the stress of being stuck with a garage full of toys that never get used or even better, trade up at your leisure.

Giovanni Castiglioni Interviews with high-ranking executives in the motorcycle industry follow a very well-trodden, understood and agreed path. First, the journalist is given a time slot. Five minutes is not unknown – but ten minutes is more common – if you are lucky.

image: Courtesy OverdriveRecreating an icon is tricky, especially when its something as legendary as the Bonneville. The challenge is to bring the Bonneville into the modern era of design and tech without compromising on everything the motorcycle stands for. Although the purists might disagree, I think Triumph has hit the nail on the head with the Triumph Street Twin’s design and technology:

Hollywood Electrics’ owner, Harlan FlaggHarlan Flagg is the proprietor of Hollywood Electrics. The shop, on Fairfax Avenue just north of Canter’s Deli in Hollywood, was the first all-electric motorcycle dealership.

Matt LeBlanc The BBC will announce multiple new additions to the Top Gear team soon enough, but as we wait for Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz to confirm our suspicions—or not—let’s have a look at how big a gearhead Matt LeBlanc really is.

IAttorney Stephen Stubbs, center, flanked by members of the Mongols Motorcycle Clubn a rare move, the Mongols Motorcycle Club held a news conference Thursday in Denver where a bow-tie wearing lawyer, flanked by unidentified club members, spoke about Saturday's biker brawl that left one man dead.

 

 

The Motorcycle Show TorontoORONTO, Feb. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - For Ontario's riding enthusiasts, it's not groundhogs on a cloudy day that signifies spring is just around the corner.

Zenith IrfanBut at least one is simply taking off on a motorcycle — going in any direction — as fast or as far as your heart tells you to go.

 

 

Harley-Davidson 1200 CustomThe Indian motorcycling community is opening up to the idea of performance motorcycles. This can be gauged from the fact that more and more motorcycle manufacturers are asking their R&D teams to put emphasis on performance at par with functionality and design.

A B.C. man who is now a member of the elite Nomads chapter of the Ontario Hells Angels has been arrested in B.C. VANCOUVER -- A B.C. man who is now a member of the elite Nomads chapter of the Ontario Hells Angels has been arrested in B.C.

Patrick RobinsonLangley, BC – The team at Barnes Harley-Davidson® would like to congratulate Patrick Robinson for winning a year of use of a Harley-Davidson® Custom Street® 750 Motorcycle!

 

 

figure 1One of the great things about having a motorcycle is having the ability to go out and tour different areas and see things from your view on the bike. You can get a much better view of the landscape and areas around you, visit areas that you never get to see on the highway routes and enjoy your trip like never before. Of course, there are plenty of options available to you when it comes to taking motorcycle tours today that you can choose from so you can see everything you want. One aspect that you want to think about is whether you want to take a solo trip on your motorcycle or go with a group tour to a location.

West JetWestJet is cutting or reducing flights from six B.C.cities  to Alberta's major airports by March 5. 

LIVE: 2016 Sepang MotoGP TestThe opening official MotoGP test of 2016 is underway at Sepang in Malaysia. 

 

 

John Glen MacAulay is charged with murder. (Facebook)An Ontario man living in Saskatoon is facing a second degree murder charge.

 

 

Men hug after a shooting in Denver, Colorado DENVER—A weekend brawl at a Denver motorcycle show that left one dead and seven others injured was between a club of off-duty law enforcement and another group, lawyers for both biker organizations said Sunday.

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