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From Motorcyclist Online

  • 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 First Ride Review
    Reviews Traction control and better brakes for Suzuki’s 750cc naked streetbike. Fairings and clip-ons are so 2000s. Suzuki’s updated GSX-S models offer plenty of performance with none of the backache of a purebred sportbike. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-27
  • Tiffani’s Yamaha FZ-07 Tour: An Unexpected Stop in Ireland
    News Chapter 3, Part 12. A short detour from our adventures in Mexico with a brief stay in… Northern Ireland and Ireland? Why not! ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-27
  • The Age of the Literbike: Motorcycle Horsepower Wars
    News Looking back at the days when the stars aligned and literbikes took over the world. The race to the top—on the track and in the showroom—gave us blistering performance that toppled established rules and let engineers run wild. It was a time when the… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-27
  • Top 5 BMW R nineT Custom Motorcycles
    News A diverse selection of bikes from some of the world’s best workshops. Café racers are so 2013. These beautiful and unique R nineT builds represent some of the coolest trends in the custom scene. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-27
  • 2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S First Ride Review
    News The final version of the R nineT hits the streets. It’s just another BMW R nineT, right? With another paint job and seat? So why is it so much fun to ride? ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-26
  • 2018 BMW S1000RR Spy Shots
    News All-new engine, chassis and styling for next year’s superbike contender. BMW’s S1000RR is approaching its 10th anniversary but before it hits that landmark the firm will unleash this clean-sheet new design as its replacement. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-26
  • Bell Moto-3 and Simpson Outlaw Bandit Motorcycle Helmets
    Gear Old-School Style, New Tech: Retro-revival helmets from Bell and Simpson. Vintage lids are hot right now, but wearing an old helmet is a bad idea. Here are two modern-retro options from Bell and Simpson. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-26
  • 2017 Suzuka 8 Hour Motorcycle Endurance Race Preview
    News An all-star cast returns for the historic event’s 40th anniversary on July 27–30 Riders from various racing series—MotoGP, World SBK, British SBK, and Endurance World Championship—in an epic battle of speed, savvy, and, well…endurance. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-25
  • Kramer HKR-EVO2 First Ride Review
    Reviews Custom KTM 690 racer tested at Sonoma Raceway! What happens when you make a KTM 690 into a racebike with a fuel tank for a seat and Ducati Panigale brakes? Hint: you’re gonna like it. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-25
  • Zero Electric Motorcycles Recall for Defective Lighting
    News Turn signals may stop working on certain late-model Zero motorcycles. Zero Motorcycles has issued a recall for defective turn signals that may stop working on certain models. If you have a friend who owns a Zero, let them know:… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-25
  • Moto Guild Is San Francisco’s Co-Op Mechanical Oasis
    MC Garage Live in the City but lack a garage? Moto Guild has you covered. As cities get more crowded, co-op shop spaces are cropping up to give riders a place to work on their bikes. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-25
  • BMW Recalls R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure Motorcycles
    News Certain BMW ADV bikes manufactured from 2014 to 2017 are on the recall list for a suspension defect. BMW has issued a recall for 14,626 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure ADV motorcycles. Do you or a friend own one? Let them know what the details are here:… ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-25
  • TransAmerica Trail Ride: Motorcycle Camping
    Videos Blocked bridges and country road discoveries. What are the key components to camping for free? A few experiences from this leg of the TransAmerica Trail ride will help. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-24
  • Bugatti Boss Is A Hard-Core Motorcycle Enthusiast
    News Wolfgang Durheimer was a Paris-Dakar Rally mechanic and later played a key role in developing the BMW GS's Paralever suspension. Meet the fascinating luxury-car boss who launched his career with a senior thesis dedicated to the BMW GS motorcycle. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-24
  • Turbocharged Motorcycles of the 1980s
    News Japan's turbocharged techno-spasm re-lived. Turbocharged motorcycles...from the 1980s? We look back on these ephemeral stallions of speed. ... read more
    Source: Motorcyclist onlinePublished on 2017-07-23
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From Motorcycle Writer

  • Lions Rd delays TT until 2018
    Delays in bridgework on the famed Lions Rd forced the cancellation of the Lions TT, but organisers plan to return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus. Work began in January to replace six wooden bridges on the Queensland/NSW border road with concrete structures and scheduled completion by the end of June. However, unseasonal wet weather has delayed the project and, so far, only two bridges have been completed. Kyogle Council general manager Graham Kennett says the next three bridges are expected to be completed by December, with the last remaining bridge to be completed early 2018. The updating of the ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Major update for BMW S 1000 RR
    The 2018 BMW S 1000 RR is receiving much more than a cosmetic update with major mechanical changes, including frame, engine and electronics. German motorcycle magazine Motorrad has published spy shots of the bike being tested in Germany. It looks substantially different with new bodywork and a lower headlight, but it’s what’s underneath that has many people very excited. The S 1000 RR was a major departure for BMW in 2008 and was designed to compete in the World Superbikes. Current BMW S 1000 RRThe last major update was for the  2015 model which received cruise control and more output. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Indian Motorcycle unveils 2018 range
    Indian Motorcycle has added two more new models to its line-up for 2018, the hand-painted Roadmaster Elite and blacked-out Springfield Dark Horse. They recently added the Scout Bobber unveiled recently to the three new models they unveiled earlier this year; the Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited bagger and Roadmaster Classic. Indian Scout BobberThe new models will be available from October, but no prices have been announced yet. 2018 Roadmaster Elite Roadmaster EliteThe limited-edition Roadmaster Elite is hand-painted in two-tone candy colours, taking 30 hours to complete with real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank and lowers. It also comes ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Harley-Davidson gin sells out
    If you like your gin on the rockers, then these $US1000 bottles of premium gin are for you. They contain sterilised Harley-Davidson parts. But don’t get too excited, because the first batch has already sold out, despite the foreign substances and the big price tag. Custom motorcycle maker Ehinger Kraftrad calls his creation The Archaeologist and claims it is the world’s first premium dry gin with Harley parts. It comes in bottles with parts such as 1939 Flathead camshafts, 1947 Knucklehead screw-nuts, and 1962 Panhead rocker arms. Premium gin Despite the metal, Ehinger says it doesn’t spoil the taste ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-27
  • MV Agusta retains Italian heritage
    While Ducati faces the prospect of an overseas buyout, MV Agusta has retained is Italian heritage with a complex a financial arrangement. Read about the latest list of potential Ducati buyers The finalisation of MV Agusta finances will also relinquish the 25% ownership by Germany’s Mercedes-AGM. What this means for owners and MV buyers is Italian heritage, more certainty about parts supply and warranty, and more future product. Late last year, during a period of financial uncertainty, MV boss Giovanni Castiglione said there would be no new models in 2017. It’s too late now to change that, but we should ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-26
  • Kawasaki offers free Vulcan S luggage
    Kawasaki Motor Australia is throwing in free luggage worth $1730 when you buy one of their learner-approved Vulcan S cruisers to turn it into a dedicate tourer. The light touring kit is available for a limited time and features the mounting hardware, a rear luggage rack and saddlebags. Fitting is not included, but it looks pretty easy to fit and you can probably negotiate that with your dealer. Check out this video that explains the offer and what’s included. We road-tested a Vulcan S a couple of years ago and were supremely impressed with how well it rode. Check ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-26
  • Honda’s plea over airbag recall
    A recent fatal Sydney car crash has prompted Honda Australia Motorcycle to make an unprecedented third plea for Goldwing owners to check whether their bike is included in a safety recall over faulty airbags. A 58-year-old man died on July 13 when his Honda CRV crashed and the driver was “struck in the neck by a small fragment” believed to be from a faulty Takata airbag. The faulty drIver’s side airbag inflator is linked to 18 deaths worldwide. The Takata airbag recall is an international issue involving more than 60 million vehicles worldwide, including some 2.3 million vehicles in Australia. ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-25
  • BMW G 310 to be top seller in Australia
    BMW’s learner-approved G 310 R and G 310 GS are set to become the Bavarian brand’s biggest seller here, says BMW Motorrad Australia boss Andreas Lundgren. The G 310 R was launched at Airlie Beach, North Queensland, last week after an eight-month delay. READ OUR REVIEW HERE Andreas says the delay was sparked by BMW sorting out quality control issues with “some components” at the TVS factory in India where the bike is made in a joint partnership. He says the GS version is expected to arrive in November, although he said that could also be delayed while BMW ensures ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-25
  • MotoDoctor’s stunning BMW airhead resto
    Some claim BMW boxers have a look only a mother could love, but for Owen Hobbs the classic airhead epitomises motorcycle purity, individualism and adventure.   So in 2015 he approached Richard Scoular from Classic Bikes Direct to look for a suitable bike on one of his international searches. It had to be original, silver and preferably a R75/6, for the five-speed box and front disc.  CBD eventually secure a tired and neglected, but unmolested, silver 1974 matching numbers R75/6 airhead from the US.  Owen says he wanted to restore the bike and keep it as original as possible with ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-25
  • More motorcycle parking bays available
    Some motorcycle parking bays have been narrowed to fit in more spaces as Brisbane City Council struggles to replace parking lost to the Queens Wharf redevelopment. The latest additions are in the Ann Street motorcycle parking zone under the Riverside Expressway ramp between North Quay and George Street. Council traffic and transport engineer Anthony Burke Says their investigations found the area had wide bays. READ ABOUT THE PARKING PETITION AND ADD YOUR SIGNATURE Could be worse … check out this motorcycle parking bay in Cairns!“The existing area had marked 48 motorcycle bays at 1.2m width and the works completed (Thursday) night ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-24
  • Hazard light recall for Triumph Street Cup
    The new water-cooled 900cc Triumph Bonneville Street Cup has been recalled over a hazard lights fault. Australian distributors PS Importers have recalled all Street Cup models with a vehicle identification number (VIN) with the last six digits between 795308 and 836082. The official Australian Competition and Conusmer notice says the wires to the hazard warning lamps may become damaged during normal steering action. “This may cause a loss of hazard lamp functionality without warning. The indicator functionality will remain unaffected,” the notice says. Owners will be ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-24
  • Call to fund Greg Hirst’s final shows
    Riders and fans of the Temporary Australians TV series can help the final series get to air after the untimely and sad passing of presenter Greg Hirst. His widow, Colleen, is asking for donations from the motorcycling community to edit the many hours of video for series 6. “Greg had just started filming series 6 of Temporary Australians and I am really determined to get this to air,” she says. “I want to honour my husband and finish the show well. The final episode will be his farewell service/tribute. Greg and the Temporary Australians crew“But – as you are ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-24
  • Other riders a danger in lane filtering
    There are many dangers as well as challenges in lane filtering, but one danger we may overlook is fellow lane-filtering or lane-splitting riders. Of course, we still have to be aware of drivers suddenly changing lanes without looking or indicating, being in truck and bus blind spots, road are from jealous motorists and slippery white lines. But one danger we may have overlooked is other lane-filtering riders. On several occasions I have almost been taken out by other riders. And the situation will only become more of a danger as more and more riders take up lane filtering. Danger behind ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-23
  • Video evidence of helmet camera value
    This video is timely evidence of why riders should wear a helmet camera or at least attach a camera to their bike. This London rider filmed a truck driver turning a corner, not seeing him and running over his beautiful Ducati Monster. He posted the video in July 2015 and we ran an article about it.   Australian helmet laws At that time police in several states were still fining riders with a helmet camera for having a non-compliant helmet. Since then, road and transport ministers in each state have agreed tor review and make uniform several road rules across the ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-23
  • Does pink make riding gear ‘feminine’?
    Macna has added a women’s winter glove to their range, but the only thing we see that makes it suitable for women, apart from smaller sizing, is some pink striping. In our discussions over the years with female riders, pink and purple flashes of colour do not necessarily make riding gear suitable for women. One female rider told us that they stopped wearing pink and purple when they finished dancing in eisteddfods at the age of eight. Instead, they say the gear needs to be safe, fashionable and fit their shape, although surely male and female hands have the same ... read more
    Source: Motorcycle WriterPublished on 2017-07-22
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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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