Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Takes to the Ice

Husqvarna has launched a microsite previewing its upcoming 701 Supermoto. Unveiled last fall at EICMA, the 701 Supermoto is Husqvarna’s first streetbike since the company was acquired by KTM‘s Stefan Pierer. Which makes it a curious decision to launch the microsite with a teaser video with the 701 equipped with spiked tires and running on […]

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Harley-Davidson Reports Q1 2015 Sales Results

Harley-Davidson reported a net profit of $269.9 million over the first quarter of 2015. The first quarter results marked a slight improvement on the $265.9 million in net income reported in the same period last year. Revenue from motorcycle sales were down, however, due to unfavorable currency exchange rates and a slight decrease in shipments. […]

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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M Affected by Ohlins Recall

Earlier this month, we reported on a recall for Ohlins TTX36-series rear shocks. The initial recall specifically referred to TTX GP, TTX RT and TTX36 MKII shocks sold as aftermarket accessories, but new recalls announced in Australia and Canada suggests that Ohlins TTX36 shocks installed as stock components on some motorcycles may also be affected. […]

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New Patent Filings Reveal More of Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion

Last month, we broke the news of patent filings for the technology behind Suzuki‘s turbocharged Recursion concept. Today, we offer a second patent application with additional information about the technology and more detailed illustrations that more closely resemble the concept model. But before we get any further, let’s get something straight first: unlike what some […]

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Erik Buell Racing Shuts Down

Erik Buell Racing has ceased operations and filed for court protection from creditors as the company failed to secure enough funding to keep going. EBR, which formed in 2009 after Harley-Davidson shut down Buell Motorcycle Company, filed for the Chapter 128 process, an alternative to filing for bankruptcy unique to the state of Wisconsin. Attorney […]

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Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Added to X Games

X Games is adding a new Flat-Track racing competition to this year’s event in Austin, Texas. Harley-Davidson sponsored two flat-track exhibitions last year but the 2015 X Games adds Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing as a full medal event. The gold medalist will also win a new Harley-Davidson Street 750. “This June, fans in Austin will […]

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Former Ducati NA CEO Silei to Lead Dainese

Italian protective wear maker Dainese has appointed Cristiano Silei as its new Chief Executive Officer. Silei, who will also join Dainese’s Board of Directors, brings with him nearly 20 years of experience with Ducati, serving various roles including director of corporate strategy and product development, vice president of sales and marketing and two stints as […]

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Piaggio Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Yamaha, Peugeot

Piaggio has filed complaints with Italian courts alleging Yamaha and Peugeot infringed on the company’s idea for leaning three-wheeled scooters. The legal complaint, filed with the court of Milan, alleges the Yamaha Tricity and Peugeot Metropolis copied Piaggio’s designs and patents used for the MP3. Piaggio seeks a hold on sales and withdrawal from market […]

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2010-2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Recalled for Throttle Issue

Ducati is recalling 5,962 Multistrada 1200 models from 2010-2014 because of a problem that could prevent the throttle from fully closing. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the inner sleeve of the opening throttle bowden cable could become disengaged and prevent the throttle from closing, increasing the risk of a […]

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