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Dunlop to launch new tire model for smaller displacement motorcycles

Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300

Dunlop plans to launch a new tire model to the American market, the Sportmax GPR-300 towards the end of the first quarter of 2015.  The new Sportmax GPR-300 is aimed at popular, smaller displacement sportbikes like the Honda CBR300, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and newly launched Yamaha R3.  The tire will be offered in three radial […]

2014 Vespa 946 Channels Vintage Scooter Esthetics

2015 Vespa 946

The 2014 Vespa 946 certainly stands out among other scooters in the industry, primarily due to its high price tag. Believe it or not, the 946 goes for about $10,000, which might seem odd to think about a luxury scooter. Some people might argue that there’s no such thing as a luxury scooter, but Vespa 946 […]

Russian Startup Helmet Company Receives Grant To Improve Its Design

Livemap - Helmet With Built in GPS Navigation

The future of full-faced motorcycle helmets could be something out of science fiction novels, but a Russian startup is trying to get its futuristic gear on the market as soon as possible. According to Tech Crunch, the Russian-based company Livemap recently received a grant from the Russian government, totaling nearly $300,000, to  produce a full-faced motorcycle […]

Entry Tiers Set For MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica Logo

Three Choices For Superbike, Superstock 1000 And Supersport MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, has announced that it will have three rider-entry options for Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport in its debut season with riders/teams having the choice of Premier Entry, Season Entry and Single Event Entry. The Superstock 600 and KTM […]

Racer Mickey Supermoto Gloves Great For All Rides

Josh Serne Using Racer Mickey Glove

A lot of motorcycle riders tend to forget an important piece of protective equipment: gloves. While many riders invest in motorcycle gloves, it’s important to find the right piece of gear for the style of riding. Racer Gloves USA made a splash in the motorcycle gear industry with three types of high-quality gloves: Racer, Sport and Winter, Throttler Magazine […]

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2013

Crashed Motorcycle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000 “occupants” were reported to […]

AMA Issues Licensing Requirements And Rider Number Procedures For MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica Logo

The AMA and MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, have announced the four classifications of licenses for the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Road Racing Series: Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 600 and Superstock Limited. The licenses are as follows: Superbike license will allow a rider to compete in the Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport […]

Akrapovic Showcases Futuristic Full Moon Concept Motorcycle

Akrapovic Full Moon

One of the most outrageous motorcycles designs ever seen, which is called the Full Moon, was recently announced by Akrapovič. The extremely futuristic motorcycle design by the Slovenian manufacturer is like nothing ever seen before. According to Auto Blog, the motorcycle manufacturer is known for making motorcycle exhaust systems, as well as exhaust systems for the […]

Finding The Right Back Protector For Your Ride

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M - Action

Whether you’re into sports-riding gear or standard motorcycle jackets, security and protection should still be at the top of the list. According to Cycle World, the majority of jackets and sports-riding gear comes with some sort of back-pad insert or spine armor that could be as simple as one layer of protective foam. However, to stay […]

Action Begins In Argentina As 2015 Dakar Kicks Off

Alessandro Botturi 2015 Dakar Yamaha Team

The Yamaha Factory Racing Rally Team Yamalube riders have made a positive start to the grueling Dakar 2015 challenge. Starting from Buenos Aires, the first stage existed of a 144km ride through the Argentinean countryside before reaching the 175km special stage, followed by a long liaison section to the first bivouac in Villa Carlos Paz. […]