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From Motorcyclist Online

  • Nicky Hayden—The Kentucky Kid | Obituary and Funeral Services
    News Nicholas Patrick Hayden, July 30, 1981 - May 22, 2017 Obituary, funeral service and visitation information for Nicky Hayden:… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-27
  • BMW Concept Link Electric Prototype Motorcycle Unveiled
    News Motorrad’s all-electric city bike for the future. Are you ready for an electric Beemer? A zero-emission urban vehicle that BMW says could be on the streets in as few as 5 years. Is it a motorcycle or a scooter? ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-27
  • MotoAmerica and beIN SPORTS Report Record Ratings
    News Social media shows huge gains for the American roadracing series. How are you watching MotoAmerica racing? BeIN Sports network and social media ratings are on the rise for the American roadracing series. READ MORE:… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-27
  • Cars 3 Themed RPHA11 Helmets from HJC
    Gear Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm helmets will soon be hitting the streets With the upcoming release of Disney Pixar's Cars 3, HJC Helmets is rolling out the RPHA11 helmet in Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm graphics. Are you a fan? ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-26
  • Daytona Helmets Recalls Skull Cap For Inadequate Protection and Failure To Comply
    News Daytona Helmets is recalling D1, D3 and D6 Skull Caps for failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements. Are you wearing one of these Daytona Skull Cap skid lids, or do you know somebody who has one? Let them know about this latest helmet recall:… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-26
  • Valentino Rossi Injured In Motocross Training Accident
    News No broken bones for the nine-time World Champion. Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi injured today in motocross training accident. Read more…… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-25
  • Honda Donates Africa Twin Motorcycles to Southern California Police Department
    News ADV adventure bikes to help city of Redondo Beach Police Foundation to develop new law enforcement technologies. A pair of Honda Africa Twin ADV motorcycles will help law enforcement technology in the Southern California city of Redondo Beach. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-25
  • Harley-Davidson Returns to Weirs Beach for 2017 Laconia Motorcycle Week
    News Harley heads to the beach for "The World's Oldest Motorcycle Rally" on June 10-18 Harley-Davidson is giving you the opportunity to experience free demo rides, exhibits, and the H.O.G. Pin Stop at the Laconia Motorcycle Week on June 10-18. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-25
  • EBR Motorcycles Factory Liquidation
    News Sale and live auction at EBR’s state-of-the-art factory for all remaining assets. EBR Motorcycles Liquidation: You can buy anything from a race motorcycle, hand tools, or the iconic EBR Motorcycles brand itself. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-25
  • The Ace Cafe Is Now In North America
    News From London to Orlando, the Ace Cafe is now in North America The Ace Cafe has opened a new location in the United States. Orlando, Florida will now boast the motor-centric dining, entertainment, and retail destination. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-25
  • The World’s Fastest Indian and the New Spirit of Munro Scout
    News Burt Munro’s great nephew Lee Munro to make a 2017 Bonneville Land Speed run. Indian Motorcycle teams up with Burt Munro’s great nephew, Lee Munro, to race this modern-day Indian Scout Streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-25
  • Spied! Husqvarna Svartpilen 701
    News KTM 690 Duke-based scrambler looks appears near production. Husqvarna’s KTM-ization continues with the Svartpilen 701, a retro-futurist scrambler spun off from the Vitpilen 701 concept bike and based on the 690 Duke. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-24
  • Spied! Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Nearing Production
    News Spy shots show near-complete version of the Husky Vitpilen on test. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 appeared as a concept bike in 2015. These spy shots show that the production version is very close to the original show bike’s style. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-24
  • Can-Am Spyder RT Trike Recalled for Defective Headlight
    News BRP is recalling certain late-model Can-Am Spyders for a manufacturing error within the headlight assembly. BRP is recalling certain late-model Can-Am Spyders for a manufacturing error within the headlight assembly. See which Spyder models are affected here:… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-24
  • Nicky Hayden Memories: What Nicky Meant to Me
    News One fan’s view on Nicky Hayden’s life and legend. Motorcyclist Executive Editor Zack Courts on Nicky Hayden’s career and why it mattered, to his fans and fellow motorcyclists. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-05-24
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From Motorcycle Writer

  • 5 factors affecting motorcycle resale value
    Motorbike owners believe their bikes are simply treasures, but when it comes time to upgrade and sell, your bike’s resale value may be viewed a little differently by others. The resale value for your bike is affected by a number of factors, some of which you can control and others you can’t. Age of your bike The longer you have used your bike, the higher the likelihood of damage, wear and tear. After years of active use, a motorbike is very likely to have problems such as rust, worn-out parts and loose connections in the electric system. If your ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-27
  • Honda and Ducati support police patrols
    Police have used a variety of motorcycles for patrols over the years, but there may be a new trend toward riding big-bore adventure motorcycles. The Italian Carabinieri has chosen the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and Multistrada 1200 Enduro as their official bikes. Meanwhile, American Honda has just donated two Africa Twin adventure motorcycles to the Redondo Beach Police Department. Redondo police get their twin Honda Africa twinsThe typical police motorcycle is a sport tourer like the Yamaha FJ1300, BMW R 1200 RT and Honda ST1300. Victorian police on BMWs (Photo courtesy of BMW MCC Victoria member, Chris Renwick)However, there have ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-27
  • BMW Concept Link knows your destination
    BMW’s vision of the future for riders is encompassed in the Concept Link electric scooter that knows where you’re going and opens the luggage area with a wave of the rider’s arm. The Concept Link electric scooter, unveiled overnight at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy, is the next step from their Vision Next 100 self-balancing “crashproof” electric motorcycle. BMW Vision Next 100The Concept Link projects a display of important information – speed, navigation and battery life – into the rider’s field of vision while “secondary information” is displayed on a glove-sensitive tablet on the handlebars. It connects to ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-27
  • Bosch radar warns riders of traffic
    South Australian company Cohda Wireless has partnered with Ducati and Bosch to develop radar technology that warns riders of nearby traffic before they can see it. The technology uses public WLAN standard (ITS G5) and was initially developed for use in driverless cars. Cohda Wireless technology has been trialled on the closed Southern Expressway on the outskirts of Adelaide, but the trials will soon be extended to the CBD and urban roads. Last year, South Australia became the first state in the country to introduce laws allowing for trials of driverless cars on open public roads. The radar sends ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-26
  • Special Evel Knievel Indian on show
    Riders can get up close and personal tomorrow (May 27, 2017) with some Evel Knievel memorabilia and a special Indian motorcycle once owned by the famous stuntman. Owner of the Eagle Heights FoodWorks on Mt Tamborine, Michael Ashley, says he and some local Evel fans are putting on the display in the carpark of his store at 17 Southport Ave from 9am to 1.30pm. The display will include signed posters, Evel toys, a jacket and a helmet, plus the special one-off Indian motorcycle now owned by Michael. The Indian motorcycle was custom built for Evel in 1999 by the company. He rode ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-26
  • Sad final chapter for Erik Buell motorcycles
    Never say never again; but for innovative motorcycle designer Erik Buell, it now seems to be the sad end with EBR going into liquidation from June 7, 2017. For the second time in as many years, Erik Buell Racing announced in January that it was ceasing operations, following closely the equally sad end of compatriot Victory Motorcycles. Now owners of the superbike motorcycle company, Liquid Asset Partners, have announced they have not been able to secure a new investor. They will hold a public, piecemeal liquidation sale at the EBR factory from June 7 with a live auction the next ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-25
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan updated to 750cc?
    Royal Enfield boss Siddhartha Lal has confirmed that several models, including the Himalayan adventure bike, will be updated with engines up to 750cc. He says the main motivation for bigger capacity engines comes from the Indian market, not export markets. This is surprising given Royal Enfield’s biggest seller is the Classic 350 which sold 4,16,693 in the past year and sales of their bikes over 350cc actually dropped 23% in April 2017. However, sales in India represent 96% of Royal Enfield business and the Indian motorcycle market is now the biggest in the world selling almost two million two-wheelers last year, well ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-25
  • Securing a ratchet helmet to your bike
    Many helmets now come with quick-release ratchet-lock chin straps that present a problem in securing them to your parked motorcycle because they don’t have D-rings. Some people like ratchet locks because they are convenient yet others believe the D-ring is far safer. All motorcycle racers have D-rings. But it didn’t seem to help Marco Simoncelli. Safety aspect aside, ratchet locks make it difficult to secure the helmet to your parked bike. It is also an issue for the new Aussie-designed Vozz helmet with no chin strap at all! Revolutionary Vozz Helmet has no chin strapWhile we have ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-25
  • Barry Sheene Suzuki restored
    Barry Sheene’s 1976 title-winning XR14 RG500 GP Suzuki has been restored and the Japanese manufacturer has produced two videos of the restoration process. The first video has now been released and the second is coming on June 7. This comes as an announcement is imminent on the joint British-Australian film production on the wild and crazy life of the two-time world champion. It’s simply titled “Sheene” and here is a video teaser. The film project was announced in February 2016 but there have been no announcements since, including who would play the lead role, however Ewan McGregor is ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-25
  • Ride safe on Fatality Free Friday
    Fatality Free Friday founder Russell White has called on motorcyclists to be ride defensively and for other motorists to look out for vulnerable road users. The award-winning road safety program established in 2007 asks motorists to make a pledge to be safe. So far, more than 165,000 have taken the pledge, including riders and rider groups such the Ulysses Club and various bike brand groups, Russell says. Russell White“We tell all motorists the same message: look at the things you can do to be safe,” he says. “It’s the only thing we can control. We can’t control other people’s behaviour. “Riders should ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-24
  • Happy Laps supports depression
    You can ride your bike “the way it was intended” at Happy Laps, a fundraising day of track riding that raises funds for Beyond Blue and its support for depression sufferers. The June 11 event is run by the BMW Club of Queensland a 25-35 minutes on the historic Lakeside circuit costs only $35 ($40 for non-BMWCQ members) with a full buffet breakfast. For each rider, $5 is donated to Beyond Blue. Register here to ride. Club spokesperson Kristian Steenstrup says this is the third year for the Beyond Blue charity day, having raised $7200 and $8000 respectively. This year, as well as the funds we raise, BMWCQ ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-24
  • Harley-Davidson plans Thailand manufacturing
    Harley-Davidson has announced it will assemble motorcycles in Thailand from 2018 for the Chinese and South-East Asian markets. Back in February, we pointed out that HD had bought a large parcel of land in Thailand where it was rumoured they would build an assembly plant.  That’s no longer a rumour. It is not known whether Australia will receive bikes assembled in Thailand, but we do get the Street models assembled in India, not the bikes made in Kansas. Steel protests Already the Thai announcement has attracted protests from American steel workers. United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard said: “Harley owners and prospective ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-23
  • Wrist Rack targets motorcycle riders
    A hands-free phone holder that mounts on your wrist has been targeted for a lot of active uses, including motorcycle riders. The Wrist Rack has exceeded its crowd-funding goal of $US10,000 by almost double with 10 days to go, so it is likely to go into production at $US259 (about $A346) with shipping from June 2017. Many riders now use their smartphones for a variety of reasons while riding, including as GPS units. Some mount them on their bike’s handlebars, but now this option allows them to have the phone screen a little closer. No doubt many will raise ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-23
  • Video calls for drivers to look for bikes
    A rider who hit the back of a car that cut in front of him without looking has posted the crash video to call for motorists to look for bikes before changing lanes. We’ve probably all experienced drivers moving across on us on multi-lane roads without indicating or checking for motorcycles. This video was posted on YouTube by HD2 as a warning to “raise motorcycle awareness”. It begins with the message: “It only takes one second to look before changing lanes … please us that one second, you could save someone’s life.” “There were a lot of things wrong in this situation, ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-23
  • RIP MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden
    MotoGP champion and World Superbike racer Nicky Hayden has died overnight after being struck by a car while cycling in Italy last week. The 35-year-old American, known as the Kentucky Kid, was noted for ending Valentino Rossi’s five-year MotoGP dominance in 2006. Nicky was eight points adrift of Vale going into the final race when Rossi crashed and finished in 13th, while Nicky finished third and won the title by five points. The champion rider had moved to WorldSBK with Red Bull Honda. Nicky’s brother, Tommy, issued this statement: On behalf of the whole Hayden family and Nicky’s fiancée Jackie I would ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-05-22
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 From Motorcycle USA

  • Victory’s Project 156 Prototype Engine in Video
    Victory Motorcycles continues to trickle out information about its Project 156, this time with a video about the prototype race engine it will use to race up Pikes Peak. The Project 156 team gets a peak at initial performance numbers after firing it up at its Minnesota R&D facility. Victory’s Darby Fowler, one of the project leaders, talks about needing a broad map to deal with barometer drops and the changing atmospheric conditions they’ll encounter from the continuous climb in elevation.Project 156 will make its dash up the mountain Sunday, June 28th, with Don Canet aboard. Good luck to everyone ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-21
  • Honda Roads Racing Season Preview 2015
    With the 2015 Northwest 200 already underway and the Isle of Man TT races scheduled for the end of the month, Honda Racing has released a 2015 roads racing season preview featuring riders John McGuinness and Conor Cummins. Filmed during testing at Castle Combe, there’s on-track footage along with interviews from both riders and principal team members. Check out the video below to see both men in action as they prepare for some of the most intense races in the world.The post Honda Roads Racing Season Preview 2015 appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-14
  • Aprilia HSBK MotoAmerica Debut Video
    The Aprilia HSBK team debuted its 2015 MotoAmerica racing squad at the season opener at Circuit of the Americas, with riders Devon McDonough and Dustin Dominguez battling in the Superstock 1000 class. Aprilia compiled footage of the first event to highlight the team’s efforts, which saw Dominguez finish second in his class in Race 1 and 2, and McDonough take a pair of fifth-place results. According to the riders, the RSV4 is a potent weapon and with time, will be a threat for Superstock 1000 wins.The post Aprilia HSBK MotoAmerica Debut Video appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-13
  • Drifting Baggers, Victory Style
    When thinking of drifting motorcycles, 800-pound baggers are one of the last things that come to mind. But take a couple of professional stunt riders, throw them on a closed course, and cut them loose on Lloydz Motorworkz supercharged, 200 horsepower Victory baggers and anything is possible.In this case, it’s Tony Carbajal and Joe Vertical of the Victory Stunt Team who are backin’ baggers in at JenningsGP. I’ve tested the capable chassis of the Victory Cross Country myself on trips to Sturgis before, but this is above and beyond. Way beyond. The video is testament to both man and machine. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-12
  • Why We Ride Quail Riders’ Dinner for PBTF
    Why We Ride producers Bryan Carroll and James Walker are hosting a fundraising dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey this Friday night, May 15, to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The menu will be Cali-Mexi style, there’s sure to be a few surprise guests, and sponsor Bell Helmets will be demonstrating its Custom Fit technology where they scan heads to ensure the best fit possible. A long list of others are also sponsoring the event. The dinner party starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.There’s two tiers of tickets. A $125 donation includes ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-12
  • 2015 Las Vegas EnduroCross Recap Video
    The 2015 Las Vegas EnduroCross round kicked off a huge weekend for off-road motorsport in the Nevada desert this year as Arenacross and Supercross finals were held in the town the same weekend. EnduroCross provides a different kind of spectacle than the other two series’ though, with lots of technical, close quarter, slow speed battles that push riders to the limits of two-wheeled control. The best, riders like Colton Haaker (eventual winner of the round) and Cody Webb (defending EnduroCross champion), make navigating through craggy boulder patches and loose log traps look smooth and effortless. Beau Cottington was on hand during Las Vegas ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-06
  • Vance & Hines Quest for 4 Drag Race Video
    Vance & Hines recently dropped a stylish video recap of Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec’s 2014 season chasing the NHRA Pro Stock Championship title. Check out the video below for a look inside the shop and plenty of on track action.The post Vance & Hines Quest for 4 Drag Race Video appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-05
  • Josh Sheehan Pulls a Triple Backflip
    Nitro Circus is known for some pretty crazy stunts, and one of the latest is really incredible. Josh Sheehan, the Australian freestyle MXer that took home the 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour title, goes for a mind-blowing triple backflip in the video below. You’ve got to check it out. The post Josh Sheehan Pulls a Triple Backflip appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-05-01
  • Rainey & Dunlop Talk MotoAmerica at CoTA
    MotoAmerica riders took part in a two-day preseason Dunlop Tire test at Circuit of the Americas in mid March, 2015. Dunlop had cameras rolling during the event, taking time to sit down with MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey about his outlook for the series before turning the cameras on Tony Romo, a Dunlop Motorsports Technician, to learn more about tire development. Check out what both men have to say in the video below.The post Rainey & Dunlop Talk MotoAmerica at CoTA appeared first on Motorcycle USA. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-04-29
  • Mayor To Announce Ace Cafe Orlando
    The world famous Ace Café is coming to Orlando, Florida. A press conference is being held tomorrow to announce the newest addition to the Ace Café family. The café is part of Orlando’s downtown restoration project. Orlando Mayer Buddy Dyer will be making the announcement at 3 p.m. at 100 West Livingston Street. Special guests will be Mark Wilsmore and George Tsuchnikas, Co-Owners of the Ace Café London, and Steve Glum and Mark McKee of Ace Café North America. Hundreds of bikers and other special guests are said to be attending also “for a “Start Your Engines” British-style “Roar Up” ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle USAPublished on 2015-04-29

From UK Motorcycle News

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