Polaris Slingshot Now Legal in Texas

Residents of the Lone Star State can finally purchase the Polaris Slingshot after Texas passed a new law allowing three-wheeled “autocycles” to be registered in the state. “Slingshot is an entirely new driving and riding experience designed for one purpose – exhilaration,” says Craig Scanlon, Polaris vice president of Slingshot. “We understand how much excitement […]

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BMW Reveals Concept 101 K1600 Bagger

BMW, with the help of Roland Sands Designs, revealed the Concept 101, a bagger based on the six-cylinder K1600 platform. Debuting at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Italy’s Lake Como, the 101 is only a concept, but with spy photographers recently catching a glimpse of a prototype undergoing testing, we may see a production […]

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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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