Kawasaki’s Vulcan Vaquero aimed at touring bikers

For bikers who love long journeys, the “bagger” is a time-honored tradition. These bikes can be easily identified because of the wide range of motorcycle accessories attached to them – especially the two “saddlebag” storage compartments on the rear of the bike. For those hitting the open road, “bagger” bikes come with all the creature […]

AMA announces award nominees

The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) has announced the nominees for its end-of-year awards ceremony, which recognizes racers and members of the motorsports community who had truly great seasons. “These racers and organizers went above and beyond during the 2010 season,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “They have represented the AMA well, and in […]

Munich Racing wins inaugural electric bike Grand Prix

As technology moves forward, electric motorcycles will gain more and more popularity. One case in point is the TTXGP, the world’s first electric bike racing series. This weekend, the teams competed in Spain for the championship, with Munich Racing coming out on top after a late surge by rider Matthias Himmelmann pushed him past Italian […]

Chief engineer Burgess to follow Rossi to Ducati

Followers of Valentino Rossi know that as skillful as the nine-time world champion is on the track, he would likely not be where he is today without the guidance of his chief engineer Jeremy Burgess. Though Rossi is one of the most successful racers of all time, Burgess’ resume is equally, if not more, impressive. […]

Bikers come to the forefront in South Florida campaign

A Congressional race in West Palm Beach is bringing biker issues to the forefront, as the GOP Challenger’s ties to a biker gang are currently being called into question. Republican candidate Allen West was speaking at a public park to a group of riders who identify themselves as “Leathernecks MC” when he made reference to […]

Armour Bodies protects sports bikes on the track

Riders who are getting into racing will need to make a few modifications to their sport bike in order to be race-ready. Fortunately, there are a number of motorcycle accessories available to make the conversion complete. One add-on that some racers may want to consider is a set of racing plastics. Sport bikes that aren’t […]

Bridgestone once offered more than tires

Some riders look for the latest and greatest when selecting a motorcycle to purchase. Others like to recall the glory years of motorcycles by purchasing and restoring a vintage bike so it looks as good as new. These bikes are always a hit at motorcycle shows and serve as an important reminder of the industry’s […]

Tirade Bluetooth Helmet allows for communication on the go

Multiple states now have laws on the books that are designed to discourage drivers from using cell phones and texting while driving. Motorcyclists have never had that problem, as they obviously must keep two hands on the handlebars at most times. Yet there are a number of motorcycle helmets that come with Bluetooth integration that […]

Several companies looking to bring fashion to scooter riding

Most motorcycle apparel is based around leather, and while this means great protection for riders, it’s not always the fashion statement that some people want to make. While leather motorcycle jackets are embraced by the biker community, those who ride similar vehicles, like scooters, but don’t consider themselves “leatherheads” often have few options in terms […]

Honda to unveil VFR800X crossover at Milan motorcycle show

Crossovers are all the rage in the automotive market, so a number of motorcycle companies are looking to bring the concept to bikes as well. That’s the angle that Honda is taking with its upcoming VFR800X, a new bike aimed at riders who will be dealing with multiple terrain types. With the “X” in the […]