Official: Mercedes-AMG Acquires 25% of MV Agusta

The long-rumored deal between Daimler AG and MV Agusta has finally been completed with the German automaker’s Mercedes-AMG brand purchasing a 25% stake in the Italian motorcycle maker. Terms of the deal were not announced. “In MV Agusta, we have found the perfect two-wheel partner for Mercedes-AMG,” says Tobias Moers, chief executive officer of Mercedes-AMG. […]

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Honda Trademarks RC213V-S; Street-legal MotoGP Replica On the Way

The long-awaited street-legal replica of Honda‘s MotoGP racer may finally be approaching as the Japanese manufacturer has filed a trademark application in European Union for the name “RC213V-S“. Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, the application was filed today, Oct. 31, just days ahead of the 2014 EICMA show where the RC213V-S is expected to debut. Top 10 Bikes […]

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2015 MV Agusta 800 Stradale Teased for EICMA

MV Agusta released an image teasing a new light touring model rumored to be called the Stradale for next week’s EICMA show in Milan. The teaser shows the now-familiar stacked triple exhaust arrangement used on MV Agusta’s three-cylinder models and the panniers with integrated turn signals. Dutch website Nieuwsmotor published a leaked shot of the […]

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2015 Freeride 250R Pops Up on KTM’s US Site

A new section for the 2015 KTM Freeride 250R has appeared on the manufacturer’s U.S. site. No official announcement has been made so this might just be a simple slip-up by KTM’s webmasters, but if not, the two-stroke Freeride 250R may be coming to the U.S. market. The 250R appears on the Freeride tab which […]

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BMW to Reveal Two New Models at EICMA

BMW confirmed it will have two motorcycles making their world premieres next week at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan. No details were revealed, but we expect one of the new models will be the S1000XR adventure-styled sport-tourer spotted by spy photographers in August. Sporting the engine from the S1000RR, the XR will compete against […]

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Polaris Reports Q3 2014 Financial Results

Polaris Industries reported a 28.1% increase in motorcycle retail sales over the third quarter of 2014, thanks to increased sales of Indian motorcycles. Motorcycle sales generated $63.3 million in revenue over the quarter, up from $49.4 million in the same quarter of 2013. Indian’s expanding dealer network contributed to the increase, as did the introduction […]

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Provisional 2015 MotoGP Entry List Released

The International Motorcycling Federation released a provisional list of the teams and riders competing in the 2015 MotoGP World Championship. The list includes 23 confirmed riders with another two to be confirmed and incoming manufacturers Aprilia and Suzuki joining the returning three of Ducati, Honda and Yamaha. The initial roster includes 16 factory entries and […]

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Harley-Davidson Reports Q3 2014 Sales Results

Harley-Davidson reported a 3.8% gain in motorcycle sales over the third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2014, but still saw a 4.2% decrease in operating income from sales. According to the company’s third quarter report, Harley-Davidson sold 73,217 motorcycles over the three-month period, up from 70,517 motorcycles sold in the same period last year. Sales results […]

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2015 Yamaha WR450F Rally Racer Revealed

Yamaha revealed its WR450F Rally, the off-road race machine designed for competitions such as the famed Dakar Rally. Developed by Yamaha Italy and Rebel X Sports, the WR450F Rally will be ridden by racer Manuel Lucchese but will also be available for sale to prospective racers for €13,490 (US$17,080). A conversion kit will also be […]

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Husqvarna to Present Three Street Bikes at EICMA

Husqvarna annonced it will present a three new street-legal motorcycles at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan. One will be ready for production while the other two are concept prototypes offering a look at the brand’s direction. The new production model will use a large  displacement single-cylinder engine, likely based on the 690 Duke from […]

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