Edwards To CRT, Dovizioso To Tech 3

Andrea Dovizioso will be joining the Yamaha Monster Tech 3 team for the upcoming 2012 MotoGP season after Colin Edwards moved to one of the brand-new Claiming Rule Teams (CRTs). The claiming rule is designed to allow privateer teams to enter MotoGP without the heavy costs typically associated with fielding a bike. Edwards’ move opened […]

What Is A “Claiming Rule Team?”

Motorcycle fans may be presented with a new concept for next year’s MotoGP field, as a number of new teams will be added to the field. These new groups will be designated as Claiming Rule Teams, or CRTs, under the new MotoGP rules. The CRT rule is simple at its heart, but somewhat complex in […]

Local Motorcycle Ride To Pay Tribute To Extreme Makeover Family In Iowa

Audrey Gibbs and her family were chosen by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to have a brand new home built in place of their current, dilapidated farmhouse in Waukon, Iowa. During the renovations, the Gibbs family stayed at a resort in Boca Raton, Florida, for a well-deserved vacation. The Waukon Standard reports that Audrey’s husband, Joe, […]

Design Student Creates Fashionable Motorcycle Helmet For Women

Motorcycle helmets are often designed with safety as the number-one priority, but style is equally important to many riders, including the increasing number of ladies who are choosing bikes and scooters as their main mode of transportation. This growing group is perhaps the target for a new style concept for motorcycle helmets that is both […]

Borich Wins Powerline GNCC

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chris Borich celebrated his seventh AMA victory of the season at the Powerline GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Saturday. Reigning Champion Borich came from behind to take the victory on his Yoshimura-equipped Suzuki QuadRacer R450 at round 11 of the 2011 Grand National Cross Country series. This result also saw Borich […]

Russell Earns First GNCC XC1 Victory

Factory FMF/KTM rider Kailub Russell earned his first GNCC XC1 pro class victory at the twelfth round of the Grand National Cross Country Series aboard the KTM 350 XC-F. Although the weather remained dry for race day, rainfall earlier in the week had made the course very wet and extremely slippery. FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins […]

Piaggio MP3: The Scooter With Training Wheels

When people first learn how to ride a bike, they typically use training wheels on the back until they learn how to keep their balance. These back two wheels help ensure that the bike remains upright no matter what happens. Piaggio, the Italian manufacturer that owns the Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi scooter brands, is […]

“Happy Days” Motorcycle Up For Auction

The famous 1949 Triumph TR-5 Scrambler that was ridden by Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in the TV show “Happy Days” is going up for auction, and the sellers are expecting to get somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 for the vehicle, according to The New York Times. That’s despite the fact that the motorcycle hasn’t actually […]

Ducati Adds New Colors For Two Models

Sometimes models don’t undergo drastic changes from year-to-year, but manufacturers do make an effort to at least update the styling and offer riders some new paint schemes. This can be a bit disappointing for someone who already bought the vehicle if they find out the cool new colors are only available a year after the […]

Hayden Flies To Spain To Test Ducati GP12 At Last Minute After Rossi Injury

Ducati had just eight days scheduled to test their Desmosedici GP12, the bike that they will use in MotoGP next year, before the end of the season, and they had already used up seven of them. The eighth was scheduled to be Valentino Rossi’s turn to test the bike in Jerez, Spain, but the rider […]