2016 Yamaha YZF-R1S Certified by CARB

Yamaha is poised to add a new variant of its superbike, as the California Air Resources Board has certified the YZF-R1S for 2016 alongside the returning R1 and R1M. The S model will likely be a lower-spec version and more suitable for street use. The Japanese manufacturer had previously filed trademarks for R1S and R1M […]

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Twin Cam 110 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S for 2016

New certification documents released by the California Air Resources Board and the Environmental Protection Agency reveal Harley-Davidson is adding two new “S” variants to its Fat Boy and Softail Slim for 2016. According to the CARB executive order, the new 2016 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S will be powered by the air-cooled 1802cc […]

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Gas Gas Employees Hang Effigy to Greet Prospective Buyers KTM

Beleaguered Spanish manufacturer Gas Gas continues to look for new ownership to save it from its significant debt, but one prospective new buyer received a less-than-warm welcome from employees during a planned visit to the factory. According to a report by EnduroPro, officials from KTM planned a visit earlier this week as the Austrian manufacturer […]

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Hero MotoCorp to Acquire Consulting Assets of Erik Buell Racing

Hero MotoCorp has entered a settlement agreement to acquire certain consulting assets of Erik Buell Racing for $2.8 million. The settlement agreement, which is still subject to approval by the Circuit Court of Wisconsin and Hero MotoCorp’s board of directors, isn’t the full acquisition of EBR that some have hoped for; instead it would let […]

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Casey Stoner’s Crash at Suzuka 8 Hour + Video

Former MotoGP Champion Casey Stoner suffered a serious crash during the Suzuka 8 Hour, breaking his right shoulder blade and left ankle. The crash occurred on the approach the sharp Suzuka Hairpin on Stoner’s first turn on the Team MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO Honda CBR1000RR. Stoner took over for the team’s starter, Takumi Takahashi after 24 […]

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Harley-Davidson Recalls 185,272 Touring Motorcycles for Loose Luggage

Harley-Davidson is recalling 185,272 touring bikes from model years 2014-2015 because of faulty saddlebag mounts. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the spring wire in the saddlebag mounting receptacle may not have adequate tension which may cause the mounting stud to come loose. If left unchecked, saddlebags may completely fall […]

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BMW Patent Reveals Plans for Small-Displacement Scooter

BMW currently has three scooters on the market: the electric C evolution and the Twin-cylinder C600 Sport and the C650GT, all of which can be described as “maxi-scooters”, relatively large scoots that deliver motorcycle-sized power with twist-and-go simplicity. Newly-published patent documents suggest more scooters may be on the way from Bavaria, this time with smaller […]

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Harley-Davidson Reports Q2 2015 Financial Results

Harley-Davidson reported a 10% drop in motorcycle sales revenue over the second quarter of 2015 while worldwide unit sales volume dipped by 1.4%. Overall, Harley-Davidson made a net profit of $299.8 million in the second quarter compared to $354.1 million last year. According to the company’s quarterly report, motorcycle sales generated $1.65 billion in sales […]

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