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Yamaha confirms Lorenzo for two more years

Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with Jorge Lorenzo whereby the Spaniard will remain with the factory for the next two years. 23-year-old Lorenzo, who joined Yamaha in 2008, has won an impressive seven races so far this season and is on target to take his first […]

Lawmakers Urge Suspension of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Federal lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to suspend a grant program that provides money for law enforcement agencies to set up motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. In a letter dated Sept. 30, House members told LaHood that safety-related funds would be better spent […]

Brammo, Zero, hoping to take e-cycles to the next level

Two electric motorcycle companies are each in the process of raising funds to continue development on bike designs. Brammo, the larger of the two companies, has announced that it hopes to raise $30 million dollars through the selling of private stock. According to an SEC filing by the company, $12.45 million of that stock has […]

Contour Camera Mount Review

Riders with dirt bikes don’t always have a friend and a camcorder around to capture their sickest stunts and coolest tricks. Fortunately, there’s a whole range of motorcycle accessories out there that can help do just that. One of those is the Contour camera. This small device easily attaches to handlebars or motorcycle helmets in […]

Dainese Shield Air Multisport Jacket Review

Even seasoned veterans who go off-roading on their bikes take a risk every time they leave the safety of paved roads. Fortunately, a new motorcycle jacket is offering riders a unique way of calling for help if they end up in trouble. The Dainese Shield Air Multisport jacket contains all the features that off-road riders […]

Mini and Smart electric scooters arrive in Paris

After several weeks of anticipation, the BMW’s Mini Scooter E and Mercedes-Benz’ Smart Escooter were officially unveiled at the Paris Auto Show. According to the Wall Street Journal, the e-scooters had “two of the splashiest premieres” at the show, eclipsing some of the hype for more traditional automobiles. Both companies stressed that the designs are […]

Harley attempts to court female demographic

“Feminine” isn’t a word that most people would use to describe a Harley-Davidson, unless they were looking to get in a fight with some bikers. Yet that’s exactly the tone that the company is trying to strike with a number of new products as it looks to expand its market. Harley has struggled in the […]

Aprilia 750 Shiver to hit American market

Italian bike manufacturer Aprilia has announced that it will import its Aprilia 750 Shiver naked bike to the American market for the 2011 model year after making some revisions to the bike’s styling. For the new 2011 Shiver, Aprilia has listened to riders’ feedback and repositioned some of the features for the update. Although the […]

Bikes, Blues and Barbecue attract bikers to Arkansas

Every year, there are many motorcycle rallies held across the country, but some riders hold a special place in their heart for Bikes, Blues and BBQ. This annual event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is notable not only for its commitment to things other than bikes – namely the blues and the barbecue – but also for […]

Yamaha offers branded apparel

In motorcycle culture, fans of a brand will often stick with that manufacturer over their entire life. There are plenty of riders out there who wouldn’t be caught dead on anything but a Harley, just as there are fans of the way Suzuki crafts its bikes. In motorsports, this goes one step further, as each […]