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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Suzuki Patents Hybrid Motorcycle with Semi-Automatic Transmission

Suzuki has filed a patent for a hybrid motorcycle powered by an inline-Four and an electric motor. Filed with the Japan Patent Office, the patent describes how Suzuki would incorporate a hybrid powertrain and a semi-automatic transmission on a sportbike. According to the patent description, the electric motor (the drum-shaped object labeled #43 in the […]

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Two Racers Killed in MotoAmerica Race

Spanish racers Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas Fernandez have both succumbed to injuries suffered in a multi-bike crash in a MotoAmerica race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Martinez, (35, pictured left), and Rivas, (27, on the right), were caught in a chain reaction crash on the first lap of the second MotoAmerica Superbike and Superstock […]

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