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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Öhlins Recalls Aftermarket TTX36 Shocks

Öhlins is recalling its TTX36 aftermarket rear shock absorbers. The recall affects 964 shocks in the U.S. including some batches of the TTX GP, TTX RT and TTX36 MKII, produced from Nov. 9, 2013 to Feb. 20, 2015. According to Öhlins, the piston-shaft nut in some shocks may come loose, resulting in a loss of […]

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2016 Suzuki GSF1250 and GSX1250 Certified by CARB

The California Air Resources Board released a new executive order certifying the Suzuki GSF1250 and GSX1250 for the 2016 model year. The GSF1250 will likely be the partially-faired Suzuki Bandit 1250S revealed at Intermot last fall. The GSX version will likely be fully-faired version resembling the GSX1250F last available on these shores in the 2012 […]

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Yamaha Motor USA Launches Financing Corporation

Yamaha has established a new subsidiary to provide financing for U.S. customers. Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, USA will operate in addition to the manufacturer’s current financing partners, Capital One and Synchrony Financial, with a primary mandate of serving younger first-time buyers. “Yamaha Motor Finance will primarily focus on younger, first-time buyers and those re-establishing their […]

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