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From Motorcyclist Online

  • Klim Dakar Pro Gloves Review
    Gear Damn good, decently durable We test the Klim Dakar Pro Gloves, a functional warm-weather dual-sport riding option. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-16
  • Emotions Run High At Austrian 2018 Moto3 Race
    News Belief, unbelief, and disbelief personified on the podium at the Red Bull Ring Austria Belief, unbelief, and disbelief personified on the Austrian Moto3 podium at the Red Bull Ring. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-16
  • Two Minutes Of Ducati Supermono Heaven
    Videos Half a desmoquattro is full-on Ducati The Supermono is pinnacle ’90s Ducati alchemy. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-15
  • Carlin Dunne Was a Ducati Salesman, Then He Won Pikes Peak
    News We catch up with the four-time Pikes Peak winner We catch up with Carlin Dunne, winner of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-14
  • Surfercross 2018 In Photos
    News Motorcycle riders and surfers trade places once a year for Surfercross The SoCal moto and surf communities came together this summer for the annual Surfercross competition pitting athletes and industry pros on the track and at sea. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-13
  • Affordable Workshop Essentials For Motorcycle Maintenance
    Gear Here’s what you need to start turning your garage into a functional workshop Ready to DIY with your motorcycle? These affordable buys will help you turn your garage into a functional workspace and help you save money on maintenance. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-13
  • Motorcycle Tire Construction Explained
    Videos Bias-ply and radial tires dissected and discussed What’s beneath a tire’s tread, and what’s the difference between bias-ply buns and radials? ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-10
  • Ride Your Motorcycle On Virginia’s Crooked Road
    News Old-time music, country roads, and hidden gems Discover the music of the Appalachian Mountains to the tune of your motorcycle. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-10
  • Motorcycle Trackday Survival Essentials
    Gear You get six or seven sessions over the course of an eight-hour trackday. Make every minute count. Trackdays require a certain level of dedication if you hope to get the most out of the handful of sessions you get on any given event. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-09
  • The Paradox Of The 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT
    Videos A ride-along video brings up a much deeper question Is there such a thing as too many features or too many accessories? How far can a machine stray from its roots? Ride along with Zack to find out. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-08
  • Chris Fillmore’s 2018 Pikes Peak Run Will Make You Afraid Of Heights
    Videos Don’t look down Don’t think you’re afraid of heights? Watch Chris Fillmore race the KTM 790 Duke up Pikes Peak and think again. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-08
  • Motorcyclist’s Alley Rally Event In Photos
    News A nitty-gritty tour of the innards of downtown Los Angeles Motorcyclist hosts a ride through the lesser known areas of Los Angeles treating riders to beautiful street art and some of the history that make LA so special. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-08-08
  • A New Yorker On The West Coast
    News Visiting the Motorcyclist HQ, riding with Zack and Ari, lane splitting, and having my fill of kale salads Riding with Zack and Ari and spending some time in the Motorcyclist office helps beat the winter blues, but is California all it’s cracked up to be? ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-04-24
  • How To Care For Your Bike’s Belt Drive
    Videos Belts are low maintenance, but that doesn’t mean no maintenance Drive belts don’t require much maintenance, but you do need to check the condition and tension every few thousand miles. Here’s how it’s done. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-04-23
  • Great Compact Camping Gear Essentials For Your Next Adventure In The Great Outdoors
    Gear Essentials that don’t take too much of your precious cargo space Packing light for a camping trip is a no-brainer, and these items can prove that you, in fact, have the brains when it comes to gear for the great outdoors. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2018-04-20
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From Motorcycle Writer

  • EyeCo flashes alerts in helmet or goggles
    The makers of the basic EyeCo head-up display unit that flashes coloured alert lights in a rider’s peripheral vision claim it is a “Fitbit for your eyesight”. EyeCo refer to it as a “personal co-pilot” that helps racers train and supplies basic navigation aids. It looks more like a distraction to us, but it could have some applications for motorcycle racers and couriers, as well as mountain bikers, skiers, etc. EyeCo is not like the sophisticated head-up display screens that are coming to motorcycle helmets. They will display a vast amount of programmable information on a transparent ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Things You Must Take Into Consideration When Buying A Used Motorcycle
    Sponsored post Do you want to buy a used motorcycle in Tampa? Refrain your enthusiasm, do not give in to the crush. An impulse purchase is often a source of regret. A great bargain is (almost) always suspicious. A simple bargain is rarely single and unique. There will be others. 1. Take the time to test the main components separately: front brake, rear brake, clutch, gearbox, fast revving, fast deceleration … Check the cycle part by linking left-right angle jacks (as in the slalom of the license ), and finally, a little length without the hands, just to check ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-16
  • NSW 1 motorcycle plate for sale
    If you’ve got a lazy $1m to spend on unnecessary bling for your motorcycle, then you might consider buying the NSW  “1” plate. The first motorcycle number plate issued in NSW has been listed for sale publicly for the first time in more than 100 years. Numberplates.com.au believes NSW 1 will set a record for the most expensive motorcycle plate yet sold in Australia. Previous records • NSW ‘4’ is the record holder, selling  for $2.45million at auction in September 2017. • In 2008, ‘6’ NSW was passed in at auction for $895,000, but sold shortly after ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Will Ducati build 300cc bikes in India?
    Rumours have again surfaced that Italian manufacturer Ducati plans to build small-capacity motorcycles in India with a local manufacturer. In February 2017, Ducati was quick to quash similar Indian news reports that the Italian motorcycle manufacturer was considering building small-capacity bikes in the sub-continent. But the rumours have persisted and have now resurfaced on several Indian motorcycle websites. This time they are more specific with claims it will be 300cc Monster built in partnership with India’s biggest motorcycle company, Hero MotoCorp. There is no confirmation nor denial yet from either Ducati or Hero. Local build BMW G 310 RThe Indian websites ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Electric Banatti Green Falcon made of bamboo
    Electric motorcycles provide designers with a whole new set of possibilities such including different materials such as this Phillipines-made Banatti Green Falcon made with bamboo. The designers also took advantage of the electric bike’s quiet drive to install a JBL sound system in the bike that they call a “Rocking raptor”. The Banatti Green Falcon is the product of Meep Inc (Modular Energy Efficient Portage), led by creative designer and CEO Christopher Paris Lacson. Only 111 will be made at a price of $US21,000. Bamboo Green Falcon Bamboo is a very promising material to use ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Rider ‘safety barriers’ installed on Old Pac
    Riders will no longer be able to pull over on Eddies Corner on the Old Pacific Highway – or Old Pac – to take photos after the installation of barriers with special lower rails designed to protect motorcyclists. The long sweeping, constant radius corner is not only popular with riders, but also amateur and professional photographers and videographers. It is also a black spot for motorcycle crashes as this Old Pac video shows. Old Pac barriers Roads and Maritime Services told us they were carrying out “safety improvement work” on the Pacific Highway (commonly referred ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Riders invited to honour John JC Curran
    Riders have been invited to attend the funeral cortege and celebration of the life and works of well-respected and loved rider John Anthony JC Curran. JC passed away on Saturday, 4 August, 2018, after a long battle with prostate cancer, aged 65. Riders who remember JC are asked to say “ride free” and join the funeral cortege this Friday (17 August 2018). The last-ride motorcycle escort will be led by Dean (Bear) Marks, co-founder with JC of Shepherds Australia. Shepherds Founders JC, Neil (Burg) Relph and Dean (Bear) MarksHe will be accompanied by JC’s grandson, Jack, his daughters Rebecca and ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-15
  • No-compromise electronic desmo valve engine
    Imagine taking the Ducati desmodromic valve system and adding electronic control that provides brief bursts of two-stroke power! The result could be a motorcycle engine that delivers great low-down torque as well as high-end power, without compromise. British company Camcon Automotive has produced just such an engine. They claim their electronic Intelligent Valve Actuation (IVA) system provides more power and torque, better fuel economy and lower emissions. IVA also does away with timing belts and valve springs, so the engine would be lighter and, theoretically, less expensive to service. While the project is a collaboration with Jaguar Land ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-14
  • Will riders really boycott Harley-Davidson?
    Speculation of a boycott of Harley-Davidson over plans to shift some production overseas are blown out of proportion, yet it hasn’t stopped President Trump from tweeting about it or US media from lapping it up. Poor old Harley has become the whipping boy in the ongoing trade war negotiations and has battened down the hatches, making no comment. The company is finding it increasingly difficult to remain “apolitical” as CEO Matt Levatich said last month. The latest salvo in the trade wars came at the weekend when the New York Times reported the alleged planned boycott. Hardly a widespread boycott ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-13
  • Motorcycle horn vital for travel in Asia
    Most riders don’t use their horn, but is vital for travelling safely in Asia, writes travel writer Maria Visconti. (Click here to check out legalities of horn use.) Maria ViscontiWhile most Australian riders will not automatically check where their rented bike’s horn is before starting to ride abroad — and would hardly remember where their own is at home — this low-tech, humble piece of equipment becomes a fundamental life saver when riding in Asia. Most of us are told, in Vietnam particularly, to never stop or hesitate as a pedestrian while crossing a busy road. Hard to believe but ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-13
  • Red Rattlers to Iron and Resin motorcycle ride
    The Gold Coast hinterland has a heap of attractions for riders including winding roads, Red Rattlers and an Iron and Resin finish, writes local rider and MBW contributor Todd Parkes. Todd and his Honda CBR500RIt’s a typical Gold Coast late winter stunner of a day as I lift the roller door and throw the leg over my simple but enjoyable steed. I’m out for a run over the Terranora/Tomewin area of the Gold Coast with valleys, vistas and curves to look forward to. The route I am taking is here on Google Maps. Either direction makes for a great ride, ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-13
  • Tex and Pip’s excellent adventure on Bertha
    For 30 years “Tex and Pip” dreamed of doing a lap of Australia and last year they realised that dream aboard a 22-year-old BMW R 1100 RT, named Bertha. Writing under the pseudonym of Pip Brown, the pillion is now seeking to have a book published about their epic adventure. “In my story I have included historical facts about the places we explored, stories shared with other travellers, entwined with poignant reminisces, of previous life experiences,” she says. “Over 32,000 words and close to 16,000km travelled in just under 10 weeks.” If any publisher out there is interested, the ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-08-12
  • Motorcycle tracker technology improved
    The Slovenian company that brought us the innovative Smart Turn System self-cancelling indicators is now working on a Smart Motorcycle Tracker that they claim will be better than any current tracker. STS will test the prototype Smart Motorcycle Tracker in May with production to follow later this year. The makers admit a motorcycle tracking device will not deter or stop thieves, but they say it will help track down your bike as they send an alert to the rider and the police to improve the response time in the event of theft. “The response time is crucial,” they say. “After ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-04-26
  • Uniform technology boost for motorcycle safety
    A company that has developed vehicle-to-motorcycle (V2M) technology will join the Connected Motorcycle Consortium to develop an industry-wide uniform motorcycle platform for V2M communication. The Autotalk V2M system, launched in June 2017, detects motorcycles not visible to the human eye, cameras or other sensors and alerts riders and drivers to life-threatening situations such as imminent crashes. Click here to read more. Autotalks claims its advantages include simple integration, low power consumption, high range of operating temperature, small size and resistance to vibration which make to ideal for motorcycles. Boss Hagai Zyss says the company is an early innovator in motorcycle-to-vehicle ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-04-26
  • CFMoto 250NK fills learner gap
    The learner market continues to be flooded with models and now CFMoto Australia has filled the gap between the 150NK ($3090) and 400NK ABS ($5990) with the new 250NK at $3990 ride away. That compares with the Honda CB300F at $5699, Kawasaki Ninja 4090 at $6499, Suzuki GSX-R250 at $5790 and Yamaha YZF-R3 at $6299 (all are recommended rices and do not inlaced on-road costs). To further sweeten the deal, CFMoto is throwing in a free CFMoto rider jacket and helmet worth $350 when a customer buys a 250NK up until July 31. “The 250NK is a model we have been ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2018-04-26
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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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