2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Confirmed and Coming to US

Honda officially confirmed it is bringing back the Africa Twin, with the adventure bike expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships in early 2016. To the surprise of very few, the 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is the final production version of the True Adventure prototype revealed at EICMA last fall. UPDATED: added second video from […]

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Ducati Sets New Monthly Sales Record

Ducati reported a record of 7,309 motorcycles sold in April, the highest monthly sales total in company history, shattering the old mark of 6,500 motorcycles sold in May 2012. April sales were up 29% compared to last year, also helping Ducati set a new record quarter of 17,881 motorcycles sold so far in 2015. According […]

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NHTSA Confirms US Recall on 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

Last month, we reported recalls for the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M in Canada and Australia as part of a larger recall for Ohlins rear shocks. As we expected, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has followed suit in announcing a similar recall for the U.S. market. The recall concerns the piston rod nut on Ohlins TTX36 […]

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Geoff Duke: 1923-2015

Geoff Duke, one of Grand Prix motorcycle racing’s first superstars, has passed away at the age of 92. The English racer made his Grand Prix debut in 1950 in just the second ever world championship season. After finishing second in the 350cc and 500cc classes that season, Duke would sweep both titles in 1951 and […]

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Harley-Davidson to Open Canadian Subsidiary on Aug. 4

Harley-Davidson has negotiated an early end to its Canadian distribution deal with Fred Deeley Imports and will launch a new wholly-owned subsidiary in early August. Harley-Davidson had previously announced it would not renew its distribution agreement with Deeley, which was set to lapse on July 31, 2017, but the two sides sought an earlier end. Deeley […]

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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT and XCA Announced

Triumph has revealed two more variants to its Tiger 800 adventure touring platform, adding the XRT and XCA (pictured above) to the road-focused XR, XRx and more off-road oriented XC and XCx previously announced last fall at EICMA. The new XRT and XCA represent the top of the Tiger 800 line with upgrades aimed at […]

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