NHTSA: Motorcycle Fatalities Down in 2013

Motorcyclist fatalities decreased by 6.4% in 2013, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, marking the first year-on-year decrease in the U.S. since 2009 and only the second recorded since 1997. According to NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data, 4,668 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents in 2013, down from 4,986 fatalities in 2012. At […]

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WSBK Considering Entry-Level 300 Class

The World Superbike Championship is considering a new entry-level racing class based on the suddenly very competitive small-displacment sportbike segment. It’s still a long way from being announced, but WSBK’s Superbike Commission plans to assemble a group of representatives from any manufacturers interested in creating a Supersport 300 class. The proposed class would allow various […]

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BMW Announces US Prices for New 2015/2016 Models

BMW Motorrad USA announced pricing and availability for the new models revealed at Intermot and EICMA. The updated F800R, R1200R and S1000RR will launch early next year as 2015 models. The all-new R1200RS and S1000XR will arrive later in the year as early 2016 models. 2015 BMW F800R – $9,950 The new F800R roadster brings […]

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Yamaha Returning to Nigeria

Yamaha is returning to the Nigerian market with a new factory set to open in Lagos in 2015. Yamaha is partnering with French distribution company CFAO to form a joint venture called CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria to produce motorcycles from the 30,000 sq-ft. factory in the country’s largest city. The joint venture will be Yamaha’s […]

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Ducati Produces its Millionth Motorcycle

Ducati has reached an important milestone, producing the 1 millionth motorcycle in the company’s history. The millionth bike, a 2015 Ducati Monster 1200S, was specially delivered to its new owner, 47-year-old Ernesto Passoni by Ducati Chief Executive Officer Claudio Domenicalli. It’s still a far cry from the 300-millionth motorcycle mark recently passed by Honda, but […]

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Kawasaki Reveals Rickey Gadson Ninja H2 Drag Bike + Video

Kawasaki revealed a one-off Ninja H2 customized for 11-time drag racing champion Rickey Gadson. Presented at the New York International Motor Show, Rickey Gadson’s Custom Ninja H2 Hybrid was modified to meet the specific needs of drag racing The most noticeable difference is the extended Strong Arm swingarm from Adam’s Performance, stretching the length to […]

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Akrapovic Reveals Full Moon Concept

Slovenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic revealed a new concept motorcycle at Germany’s Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show called the Full Moon. Designed with help from builder Dreamachine Motorcycles, the Full Moon is characterized by its massive 30-inch front wheel, a large open space surrounding the engine and a bulbous rear. The large front wheel, which gives the […]

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New “Ride” Video Game to Feature 100 Real-World Motorcycles

The makers of the officially-licensed MotoGP and MXGP video games is producing an all-new racing game featuring more than 100 real motorcycles from various manufacturers. Developed by Milestone and published by Bandai Namco, Ride will be released in Spring 2015 for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PCs. Ride offer motorcycles […]

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