Melandri Splits with Aprilia, Replaced by Michael Laverty

Aprilia announced it has reached a mutual agreement to end its contract with racer Marco Melandri. Taking the Italian’s place immediately at this weekend’s MotoGP round at Sachsenring is British racer Michael Laverty. The 2015 MotoGP season has been tough for both Melandri and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini. Aprilia acknowledged going into the season that […]

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Ducati Sales Up 22% Through Six Months

Ducati announced a 22% increase in motorcycle sales over the first half of 2015, thanks in large part to the new Scrambler. Through the first six months of 2015, Ducati has sold a record 32,600 motorcycles, up nearly 6,000 units compared to same period in 2014. The first half was buoyed by a strong June […]

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BMW Announces 2016 Color Updates

BMW announced a number of new color options for the 2016 model year as well as a special edition 2016 R1200GS Triple Black (pictured above). The update announcement includes the F800GT, R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, R1200RT, R nineT, S1000RR, S1000R, S1000XR, K1600GT, K1600GTL and K1600GTL Exclusive. All of these 2016 models are essentially the same as […]

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BMW Introduces Dynamic Brake Light for 2016 + Video

BMW is adding its dynamic brake lights to motorcycles after first introducing the technology to its automobiles. The technology that flashes the rear brake lights during deceleration, in theory making it more noticeable to other vehicles that the bike is slowing down. The dynamic brake light system will be offered in the European market as […]

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Suzuki Announces Five-Year Business Plan

Suzuki announced a new mid-term management plan outlining its goals for the next five years leading up to the company’s 100th anniversary in 2020. The “Suzuki Next 100” plan outlines the company’s goal to return sales to above pre-recession levels. The Suzuki Next 100 plan follows a three-part mission statement: Develop products of superior value […]

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2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Results

The 93rd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb offered a lot of surprises, including the first electric-powered overall winner, a modified Buell with a girder fork and a snow and hail storm that shortened the race for some competitors. The official times remain to be confirmed because of the shortened course, but all […]

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2015 Klim Badlands Jacket and Pant

Apparel manufacturer Klim updated its Badlands jacket and pant, promising a number of improvements for Adventure-minded riders. Klim first introduced its Badlands attire in 2011, seeing a positive customer response for its combination of storage capacity, armored protection and GORE-TEX waterproofing. For 2015, Klim completely updated the Badlands jacket and pant to increase overall rider […]

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Ducati Returns to India

Ducati is back in business in India, with its new subsidiary officially beginning operations. The Italian manufacturer had been restructuring its operations in India since late 2013 when it cut ties with local importer Precision Motor. The company’s 11th subsidiary, Ducati India Pvt. Ltd, will handle operations under the leadership of Managing Director Ravi Avalur. […]

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