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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2015 Vespa GTS 300 Lineup Announced for US

Piaggio Group Americas announced it will offer its 2015 Vespa GTS 300 range in the U.S. with the addition of the Piaggio Multimedia Platform, anti-lock brakes, Enhanced Sliding Suspension and traction control. The largest member of the iconic Vespa scooter family will once again be offered in three variants: the GTS 300, GTS 300 Super […]

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Provisional 2015 WSBK Calendar Released

The International Motorcycling Federation has released a preliminary schedule for the 2015 World Superbike, World Supersport and Superstock 1000 championships. The provisional calendar has 14 rounds including all 12 rounds from the 2014 season. The two other rounds are the recently announced Thailand round at Chang International Circuit and the Moscow Raceway round in Russia […]

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MotoAmerica Adds KTM RC390 Spec Racing Series

MotoAmerica and KTM North America announced a new spec racing series built around the RC390 that will compete at select rounds of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. The new KTM RC Cup will pit riders aged 18 to 22 on identical RC390 race bikes for a shot at an AMA National […]

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2015 KTM RC390 Priced at US$5499

KTM North America officially announced U.S. pricing for the RC390, the Austrian manufacturer’s 373cc entry-level sportbike. At $5,499, the RC390 does land at the top end for sub-400cc sportbikes in the U.S., but not by very much. The tradeoff is some higher quality components that could give KTM a good chunk of the small sportbike […]

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Lightning Delivers First LS-218 Electric Superbike

Lightning Motorcycles has delivered its first LS-218, the company’s 200-hp electric superbike. Officially unveiled in May at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, the LS-218 is the production version of the first electric motorcycle to exceed a land speed of 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The first LS-218 (named for the bike’s Bonneville-recorded top speed […]

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