Monster Yamaha Tech3 Signs Johann Zarco

Tech3 has signed 2015 Moto2 champion and current series leader Johann Zarco to race in the 2017 MotoGP championship. Zarco’s contract is for one year with an option for a second. The signing pairs the Cannes-born Zarco with MotoGP’s lone French team. Zarco joins Jonas Folger to ride the Tech3 satellite Yamaha YZR-M1. Zarco made […]

+ Read More

2017 Honda CBR250RR Teaser Video

Honda’s Indonesian importer, Astra Honda, has released a video teasing a new CBR250RR. The new model is expected to be the production version of the Light Weight Super Sport concept revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Honda “Light Weight Super Sport” Concept Revealed The 16-second teaser offers a few glimpses of the new model, […]

+ Read More

BMW Announces 2017 R1200 Series Updates

BMW announced a number of updates for its liquid-cooled boxer models. The R1200R, R1200RT, R1200RS and R1200GS all return with some minor changes while the R1200GS Adventure is also back, now with a new special edition Triple Black variant. For 2017, all R1200 models receive judder dampers on the transmission output shaft (formerly standard equipment […]

+ Read More

2016 Kymco K-Pipe Recalled for Non-Standard Shift Pattern

Kymco USA is recalling 2016 K-Pipe models because the gear shifting pattern may not be compliant with federal regulations. The recall affects 476 units in the U.S., all produced from March 1 to May 25. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gear shift pattern is reversed, going 4-3-2-N-1 instead […]

+ Read More

Aleix Espargaro Signs with Aprilia

Aprilia has signed Aleix Espargaro to a two-year contract that will see the Spanish rider compete in the 2017 and 2018 MotoGP Championships on the RS-GP. He will race alongside Sam Lowes with Aprilia. Espargaro raced the last two seasons with Suzuki Ecstar, finishing eighth last season and currently sitting seventh in the 2016 campaign. […]

+ Read More

British Motorcycle Industry Association Reacts to Brexit

On June 23, the United Kingdom held a historic referendum that saw a slim majority vote in favor of leaving the European Union. The “Brexit” side won by a 51.9% to 48.1% margin, setting off a chain of political and economical events including the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and a dramatic plunge […]

+ Read More

BMW Announces “Riders of the Storm” Graphic Novel

BMW is teaming up with comic book publisher Panini Verlags to create a graphic novel titled “Riders in the Storm.” The book will be previewed at Comic Con Germany, June 25-26 alongside a specially designed G310R and is slated to begin publishing in October. The graphic novel will be written by the Eisner Award nominated […]

+ Read More

Yamaha Reveals 05GEN and 06GEN Concepts

Concept models can usually be divided into two categories: those you hope would eventually become production models, and those that just leave you scratching your head. Yamaha‘s new 05GEN and 06GEN concepts perfectly illustrate this distinction. Over the last few years, Yamaha has presented a series of concept models exhibiting what it calls a “Refined […]

+ Read More