2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 Recalled for Wheel Defects

Yamaha is recalling 2014 YZF-R6 sportbikes because of a manufacturing error affecting both the front and rear wheels that may result in a loss of tire pressure. The recall is limited to just 28 units in the U.S., but if you’re one of those few unlucky owners, you are advised to stop riding until a […]

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John McGuinness to Defend TT Zero Title with Mugen

John McGuinness confirmed he will again compete in the TT Zero electric race, hoping to build on his record-setting time on the Mugen Shinden. The veteran recorded his 21st Isle of Man TT win (the most of any living racer) by taking the 2014 TT Zero with a new record average lap speed of 117.366 […]

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2015 Zero Lineup Enters Production

Zero Motorcycles has started production of its 2015 model lineup, Including the S and SR streetfighters and DS and FX dual-sports. The 2015 lineup promises increased range – now up to 185 mph on a single charge – and for the first time on full production electric motorcycles, anti-lock brakes. “Our 2015 lineup continues to […]

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Ducati Scrambler Production Begins

Ducati celebrated the start of production on the 2015 Scrambler with a party for employees at its factory in Bologna, Italy. The Scrambler is an important new model for Ducati and, in many ways, a unique one in the manufacturer’s lineup. While most of Ducati’s models were designed to set new limits in performance and […]

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KTM is Ready to Race 2015 Dakar Rally

KTM is prepared to vie for its 14th-consecutive Dakar Rally with a strong lineup of riders led by four-time winner Marc Coma. Joining Coma on the Red Bull KTM factory team are Jordi Viladoms, Ruben Faria and Sam Sunderland. KTM will also provide factory support for Team Orlen’s Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski and rookies Matthias Walkner […]

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Michelin Takes Aim at High Performance Footware Market

Tire-maker Michelin has formed a partnership with Chinese textile company Jihua to manufacturer soles for high-performance footwear including motorcycle boots with tread patterns inspired by the company’s tires. Michelin will employ its experience in developing rubber compounds and tread patterns with Jihua’s footwear arm JV International to create technical soles. The two companies hope to […]

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Honda Produces 300 Millionth Motorcycle

Honda has reached an impressive landmark, producing the 300 millionth motorcycle in the company’s 66-year history. The milestone motorcycle, a Gold Wing, was completed in September at Honda’s primary motorcycle factory in Kumamoto, Japan. The 1832cc flat-six Gold Wing is quite a departure from Honda’s first motorcycle, the 1949 Dream Type-D and its 98cc Single, […]

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2014-2015 Triumph Models Recalled for ECU Problem

Triumph is recalling several 2014 and 2015 motorcycles because of a problem with the engine control units. The recall affects the Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Thruxton, Scrambler, Tiger 800, Tiger 800XC, Speedmaster, America, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Storm, Rocket III Touring and Rocket III Roadster. As of this writing, recalls have been announced in the United Kingdom, Australia […]

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2015 Honda CB125F Announced for Europe

With the sudden explosion of small-displacement motorcycle options in recent years in the 250cc to 400cc range, it’s easy to forget that there is a market for even smaller models. Honda hasn’t forgotten though, introducing the new 2015 CB125F for the European market. The CB125F replaces the CBF125, bringing new styling along the lines of […]

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