AIRHAWK Acquired by HESS

This week Don Mahoney and partner Lars Roulund owners of of High End Seating Solutions (HESS) acquired the AIRHAWK Comfort Seating Systems brand and its product line. This pairing appears to be a natural marriage since both companies deal with providing comfortable perches for motorcyclists’ hind parts. In fact, HESS has been incorporating AIRHAWK’s air-cushion technology in its high-end Danny Gray seats’ designs […]

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KodaKey Prevents Key Damage to Motorcycles

The story is as old as the keyed ignition switches on motorcycles: while you’re out riding your motorcycle, the other keys attached to your key ring are rattling around on your triple clamp and damaging one of the most visible spots on your bike. While lots of people simply keep their motorcycle key separate from […]

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Supercharged Victory Motorcycles Getting Sideways!

Who would’ve thought that people who ride supercharged Victory motorcycles would want to put on a smoke show? Well, your friendly MO testing team, for one. (Just look at the linked article’s lead photo.) However, if you really want to see burn outs going mobile, take a gander at these videos that Victory put together with the official Victory Stunt Team riders Tony Carbajal […]

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Stompgrip Announces Traction Kits for 2015 Models

Many riders rely on grippy tank pads to help them maintain firm contact with their bike while performance riding. Stompgrip has publicly stated its mission to create a Traction Kit for every motorcycle made. Given how many bikes are currently being manufactured, that’s a tall order. However, today, Stompgrip announced its latest kit additions for 2015 motorcycles, including: · […]

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Fastrack Announces Inaugural Fastrack Rider’s Academy

Riders looking to up their game have a new tool available to them. Trackday organization, Fastrack, has announced the 2015 Fastrack Rider’s Academy, a three-month program of on- and off-track training with MotoAmerica racers/Fastrack Academy instructors with the ultimate goal of having graduates leave the program a safer, smoother, and, of course, faster rider on both the […]

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Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis Break Ground on The Rally Point

Today, in the center of Sturgis, SD, the official ground breaking for The Harley-Davidson Rally Point, the city’s permanent, designated year-round space for riders, takes place. First announced on January 15th, the site will stand for the special relationship that Harley-Davidson motorcycles and their riders have with the city and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Harley-Davidson To Become Official Sturgis Motorcycle […]

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Aprilia Unveils Select 2016 Models/Pricing at Daytona Bike Week

Manufacturers love to reveal new models at big events, and motorcycle events don’t get much bigger than the 74th Annual Daytona Bike Week. Aprilia took the opportunity to unveil three pre-production examples of the 2016 model year Aprilia RSV4 RF, Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory, and Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally. Not only were these models shown off to attendees, but also the pricing […]

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Honda Financial Service Gives Rider His 55th Honda Motorcycle

This just in from the Almost Too Cool To Be (True But It Is) Department, American Honda Finance Corporation Senior Vice President David W. Paul presented Harry Adler, a longtime Honda owner, with his 55th Honda motorcycle, a 2015 Honda CB300F. Adler, 84, has owned Honda products ranging from a Helix scooter, Grom, CRF230M, CBR250R, VT600CD, VTX1300 and VTX1800C. […]

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Yamaha Launches R1 – R1M Meter Simulator

Sportbike fans are pretty excited about Yamaha’s 2015 YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M motorcycles. Now, prospective owners – or just those who want to play – can experience the ability to adjust the R1’s advanced electronics on Yamaha’s Meter Simulator. The simulator allows users to discover how the adjustments work and learn the menu system through toggling switches, rolling the selection wheel, and […]

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Yamaha Announces Daytona 200 Contingencies and Bike Week Activities

With Daytona Bike Week just around the corner, Yamaha has announced contingency support for the Daytona 200. The company has also previewed its Off-Road Racing and additional Daytona Bike Week Activities. Yamaha racers are familiar with the bLU cRU contingency support the factory offers for select racing events. Well, the 2015 Daytona 200 is on the list, allowing riders with approved machinery […]

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