Bimota Passes WSBK Homologation Inspection

Bimota has been given the okay to race in the 2014 World Superbike Championship after a visit from representatives from the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and WSBK promoter Dorna. Bimota and its racing partner Team Alstare will be allowed to race in the championship immediately, starting with this weekend’s round at Spain’s Aragon circuit. The […]

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2014 AMA Supercross – Houston Results

Ryan Villopoto ran mostly unchallenged for his fourth win of the 2014 AMA Supercross season, taking advantage of an early spill by Ryan Dungey. The win strengthens Villopoto’s hold on the points lead as the Kawasaki rider seeks his fourth-consecutive championship. Villopoto took the holeshot in the Houston main event and never looked back, leading […]

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2014 Zero Models Recalled for Motor Defect

Zero Motorcycles is recalling 2014 DS, FX, S and SR models because of a manufacturing defect that could cause the motors to seize. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the motor’s rotor may come in contact with the stator at sustained maximum rpms. Should the spinning rotor come contact the […]

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Massimo Tamburini: 1943 – 2014

Massimo Tamburini, creator of some of the industry’s most iconic motorcycle designs, has succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 70. Tamburini was diagnosed with the disease last November and underwent chemotherapy treatment but passed away April 6. Earning renown for designing motorcycles such as the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4, Tamburini’s […]

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2015 Dakar Rally Route Announced

The 2015 edition of the Dakar Rally will see riders racing across 13 stages in 14 days, carrying them through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. The new route will see competitors start in Buenos Aires on Jan. 4, 2015 and finish at the Argentinian capital on Jan. 17, with a circular route that will carry them […]

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Harley-Davidson-Powered Toyota Prius for Sale on eBay

“If you are the type to whine about undisclosed damage after the completion of the sale, don’t friggin’ bid on this. While the title and the donor car itself are 100% clean and (despite appearances) there’s no previous accident for this car, consider it a total POS. That about sums it up.” Not exactly a […]

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BMW Starts Production of C Evolution Electric Scooter

The first C Evolution electric scooters have rolled off the line at BMW‘s main motorcycle production plant in Berlin, Germany. The result of three and a half years of development, the BMW C Evolution scooter is the company’s two-wheeled foray into electric vehicles. The C Evolution shares the same lithium-ion battery module as the BMW […]

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Brammo Announces Lease Program for Empulse and Empulse R

Brammo announced a new lease program for the Empulse and Empulse R with monthly payments starting at less than $300. The new arrangement allows customers to lease a Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle by paying an initial down payment and a monthly lease payment over either a 36-month or 48-month term. At the end of the […]

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American Lifan Fined $630,000 by EPA, Pays Additional Bond for Future Vehicles

Chinese motorcycle importer American Lifan agreed to pay a $630,000 civil penalty for the illegal import and sale of 28,000 vehicles that did not comply with federal emission standards. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas-based American Lifan imported and sold 28,000 streetbikes and scooters, recreational vehicles and engines produced in China but were not […]

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