2015-2017 Yamaha FZ-09, FJ-09 and XSR900 Recalled

Yamaha is recalling its three-cylinder FZ-09, FJ-09 and XSR900 models from 2015 to 2017 because their handlebars may come loose. The recall affects a combined 22,433 units in the U.S. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the lower handlebar holders (highlighted in yellow in the diagram below from recall documents […]

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New Shoeis and Other Great Gear at Helmet House

In addition to new Tourmaster boots (for men and women) featuring the latest OutDry technology, new Fusion jackets made of FlexCor fabric, and all other manner of fine riding gear, Helmet House is also your go-to outlet for Shoei helmets. For 2017, new X-Fourteen liveries include the Laverty TC-4 (pictured), Kagayama 5 TC-2 and TC-5, […]

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Scorpion-3 Hoverbike

The future is here! And it features four open propellers inches from your vital organs. In a video released by the Russian based Hoversurf, a brave soul takes the new Scorpion 3 hoverbike for a spin. It functions surprisingly well but we have a feeling you won’t be seeing it at the dealership anytime soon. […]

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“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” VR Motorcycle Experience

FXX’s comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has released a virtual reality promo video in which you participate in the gang’s low-budget and poorly choreographed stunt reel series, “Project Badass” (cue Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”). In the latest VR experience you find yourself completely harnessed, for your safety of course, atop a motorcycle […]

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Powersports Industry Continues Shake-up as Arctic Cat is Gobbled Up by Textron Specialized Vehicles

Following the recent closure of Victory Motorcycles by Polaris Industries, competitor Arctic Cat will now become part of Textron’s holdings, who also owns brands Bad Boy and EZ-GO. Begin Press Release: Arctic Cat Announces Agreement To Be Acquired By Textron In $247 Million All-Cash Transaction Delivers substantial all-cash premium to Arctic Cat shareholders; Textron committed […]

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Scrambler Flat Track Race Announced for World Ducati Week

Ducati announced a special flat track racing competition featuring some of its biggest racing names for World Ducati Week. Racers will compete on Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pros on the Misano Circuit’s oval track. Multiple World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss, current WSBK factory rider Davide Giugliano, Superstock 1000 racer Leandro Mercado, MotoGP racers Andrea Dovizioso, […]

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Suzuki Ecstar signs Andrea Iannone

Andrea Iannone is trading Ducati red for Suzuki blue, signing a two-year contract to race for the Suzuki Ecstar factory team on the GSX-RR. He replaces Maverick Vinales who is leaving for Yamaha. “We are happy to have enrolled Andrea in our Team for the next two years. He is one of the top riders […]

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AMA Suspends Eslick Ahead of 2016 Daytona 200

The American Motorcyclist Association and the American Sportbike Racing Association have indefinitely suspended reigning two-time consecutive Daytona 200 winner Danny Eslick, barring him from this year’s race. The suspension follows Eslick’s March 7 arrest. Eslick was arrested just before midnight Monday evening and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer in Daytona Beach, just […]

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Ducati Announces Record of 54,800 Motorcycles Sold in 2015

Ducati is celebrating its best ever year with a record 54,800 motorcycles sold through 2015, a 22% increase over 2014. The U.S. remains Ducati’s largest market, with sales up increasing by 14% compared to 2014. The Italian brand also declared significant sales increases across Europe including a 53% increase in its home market, a 37% […]

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