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Suzuki cuts team to one rider

Suzuki has announced that it will only enter one rider in the 2011 MotoGP series, bucking most manufacturers’ strategy of fielding a two-man team. Racer Loris Capirossi left the team for Pramac Ducati at the end of the season, fueling speculation that Rizla Suzuki would be in the market for a new rider. But the […]

Yamaha MotoGP team announces new manager

Yamaha rider Ben Spies will be reunited with team manager Massimo “Maio” Meregalli, as the Italian has announced that he’ll be making the switch from the Superbike World Championship to MotoGP. Spies and Meregalli teamed up to take home to the Superbike World Championship in 2009. Afterwards, Spies moved on to MotoGP, while Meregalli remained […]

New York rider beats DMV in court

A Queensbury, New York, man has finally been reunited with his vintage motorcycle after more than a year of legal battles. Mike Willig, owner of the Adirondack Seafood restaurant, had his 1981 Harley Davidson chopper seized by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles after the agency claimed that his Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was […]

New 2011 models for Husqvarna

Husqvarna has unveiled its 2011 lineup of motorcycles, featuring a number of changes to existing models and two new bikes that racing fans are sure to be interested in. The two new bikes for Husqvarna are the SMR449 and SMR511, which the company describes as “supermoto” models. Supermoto combines motocross and road racing into one […]

Ben Bostrom to team up with Michael Jordan

In a surprise move, Ben Bostrom has announced that he will be leaving Pat Clark Motorsports after one year to sign with Michael Jordon Motorsports, the racing team owned by NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. Previously, it was announced that Bostrom’s brother Eric would be joining the Pat Clark team, raising expectations that the […]

Honda’s concept bridges gap between scooter and bike

The motorcycle and scooter riding communities are typically thought of as separate entities, but Honda is looking to bridge the gap between the two with a new concept vehicle that combines the high-performance of a motorbike with the convenience of a scooter. The Japanese automaker unveiled the New Mid Concept at the EICMA show in […]

California Scooter Company aiming for land speed record

The California Scooter Company, which manufactures a number of motorized products, has announced that it has designed a bike that will compete for the first ever 150cc land speed record in Southern California. The company mainly focuses on bikes and scooters with smaller engines, but believes that many riders aren’t aware of what these vehicles […]

Triumph goes adventuring with two new Tigers

The adventure touring segment is growing rapidly, with more manufacturers getting in on the fun every model year. This year, Triumph will be entering the market with its first line of adventure bikes, the Tiger 800 and 800XC. The Tiger 800 is a standard bike that’s aimed at touring enthusiasts who will mostly be sticking […]

BMW R 1200 GS is comfortable on dirt or pavement

The R 1200 GS is BMW’s high-end dual sport bike, suitable for riders who want power and performance no matter what terrain their riding on. Torque is king on the R 1200, with BMW prioritizing it over pure output. The company claims 89 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 RPM, but says that the bike achieves […]

BMW to return to scooter market?

BMW hasn’t had a scooter on the market since the days of its C1 model. Although the manufacturer recently debuted some electric vehicle concepts under its Mini brand, the company had not dropped any hints of gas-powered scooters using the BMW nameplate. That is, until the recent EICMA trade show in Milan, Italy. A new […]