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Brembo Selects TAW Performance As North American Distributor

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

From a Brembo press release: Brembo, a leader in the design, development and production of Original Equipment, Racing, Aftermarket and High Performance brake systems and components for the worldwide automotive and motorcycle industry, is pleased to announce that TAW Performance Distribution will be the exclusive distributor for motorcycle parts in North America effective immediately. Brembo believes that this change to its motorcycle distribution model will further enhance the company’s ability to better serve its customers. During the transition, TAW and Yoyodyne will work together to ensure the continuance of customer service.

Racer High Speed Gloves

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Racer Gloves USA introduces its High Speed glove, a professional-level racing gauntlet from Austria. The company’s top-tier racing glove, Racer High Speed is a CE-certified cowhide glove with a kangaroo leather palm and Knox SPS palm sliders. TPU hard protectors cover the fingers, knuckles and wrist.

Shinko USA Releases E804/805 Adventure Tire

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

For the adventure rider looking for a cheaper tire alternative to the established players on the market, enter Shinko. Its (short) press release follows. Shinko Tire USA has released the E804 front and E805 rear adventure tire to the U.S.

American Honda Extends Partnership With GEICO Honda

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

From a Honda press release: American Honda Motor Corp., Inc. announced today that it has renewed its contract with GEICO Honda for an additional three years, ensuring that the Factory Connection-run program will continue running Honda’s factory-supported 250 team through the 2017 season. Honda’s long professional relationship with Factory Connection owners Mike Grondahl, Jeff Majkrzak and Rick Zielfelder started in 1995, when the company began providing the factory team with suspension-related technical support.

Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Releases New Jacket And Helmet

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Harley-Davidson has teamed with French helmet maker, Shark, to introduce a new modular helmet to the Harley-Davidson MotorClothes collection. Elsewhere, H-D also introduces a three-season riding jacket. See the press releases below for more information.

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Breaks Fundraising Goal of One Million Dollars

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The global fundraising event is more than just people riding around in nice clothing, it serves a cause, too. Read the full press release below. Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.

“On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” Hits Theaters Nov. 7

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Dana Brown‘s “On Any Sunday, the Next Chapter” makes its world premiere Sept. 26 at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival. The latest follow-up to the original 1971 “On Any Sunday” will make its U.S.

Greg White Shows You Why Demo Rides Are Important + Video

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

For anyone looking to buy a new motorcycle, taking the bike of your desires for a demo ride makes perfect sense. It will either reaffirm your beliefs about the bike or prove them wrong before you plunk down your hard-earned cash. However, due mainly to liability reasons, many dealerships don’t offer such a program.

MO GoPro Hero 3+ Twitter Contest Announced!

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

What’s the best way to celebrate reaching 10K followers on Twitter? It would have to be creating a contest in which the winner will be drawn from the pool of @Motorcyclecom followers. To take part in the drawing, simply follow @Motorcyclecom and retweet: “To celebrate reaching 10K followers on Twitter we are giving away a GoPro Hero 3+.

FIM Pledges Support of MotoAmerica

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Today, MotoAmerica, the new North American roadracing series under development by the KRAVE Group, LLC, took another important step towards racing reality. With the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the official governing and sanctioning body for international motorcycle racing across the globe, giving its blessing to the rapidly developing national racing series set to replace the troubled AMA Superbike series after the disastrous years under Daytona Motorsports Group’s management. The announcement of support for MotoAmerica from the FIM came from none other than FIM president, Vito Ippolito, whose statement said, ““We are very excited about the potential of the new MotoAmerica road racing series.

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II Lineup to Debut at Intermot

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Piaggio will present an update Moto Guzzi V7 lineup at next week’s Intermot show in Cologne. Dubbed the V7 II, the new model family will again be available in three versions, the V7 II Stone, V7 II Racer and V7 II Special. Guzzi’s signature longitudinally-mounted engine returns, but mounted 10mm lower and tilted 4° forward, addressing rider complaints about a lack of knee space.

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally Announced for Intermot

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Piaggio announced it will present a new more off-road-capable version of the Aprilia Caponord at next week’s Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. The new 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally swaps out the current model’s 17-inch aluminum alloy rims for 19-inch wire-spoke wheels, and added aluminum saddlebags, auxiliary lighting, crash bars and engine guard for better off-roading ability. The Caponord Rally also comes with the Aprilia Dynamic Damping semi-active suspension system as well as ride-by-wire throttle, three selectable engine maps, traction control, cruise control and switchable ABS.

MV Agusta Teases New Model – Is this the Turismo Leggero ADV?

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

MV Agusta has released a new image enigmatically named “Worth Waiting” teasing a new motorcycle with wire-spoke wheels. The Italian manufacturer did not provide any other details, so we are left to ponder exactly what it is we’re waiting for. From the photo, we can see the rear wheel mounted to a single-sided swingarm with a wire-spoke design that would allow for tubeless tires.

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 Revealed

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Bombardier Recreational Products has revealed the F3, the newest member to its three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder roadster family. Sporting a more muscular stance and the all-new UFit customizable footpeg and handlebar system, the F3 joins the returning Spyder RT, ST and RS in the 2015 product lineup. Duke’s Den – That’s Not A Motorcycle!

Honda Powersports Online Store Now Open

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

If you’re looking for Honda-branded merchandise like shirts, caps, or accessories, read the full press release below to find out more. Leading e-commerce solutions developer, Powertex Group, is pleased to announce the launch of a Honda Powersports online store and new Honda Powersports branded merchandise.  Powertex Group will manufacture and sell newly designed branded apparel, headwear, and accessories, such as OGIO and Oakley backpacks, drinkware, pens and picture frames, as well as provide existing Honda Powersports licensees with the opportunity to sell their merchandise.   This strategy will not only increase visibility for licensed products already in market, but offer a one-stop shop where both Powersports dealers and retail customers can purchase a large assortment of Honda branded merchandise.

Suzuki Wins LeMans 24hr Endurance Season Finale

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The defending champion Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) have had a rough season this year, with exactly zero victories to its name. However, at the season finale LeMans 24-hour race, the team turned their fortunes around. As an added bonus, the Suzuki Junior Team also won the championship in its class. Read the full press release below for details.

First Phase Of Mississippi’s Rattlesnake Bay OHV Trails Reopens

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

All to often we hear about closures of more and more OHV trails. It’s nice to hear news of one that’s reopening. Find out more in the full press release below from the AMA.

Yamaha Focusing on Developing Model Platforms

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Following the success of its MT platform, Yamaha says it will continue to develop new models based on shared platforms, allowing for a choice of multiple models while reducing overall costs. Speaking in a presentation on the company’s business operation, Yamaha Motor President Hiroyuki Yanagi reiterated the strategy of developing multiple models sharing the same engine and frame. Honda has followed a similar strategy with its NC models, seeing the platform evolve to include the CTX700 and NM4.

The Early History Of The Yamaha Champions Riding School

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

This just in from the Yamaha Champions Riding School. And if you believe it, we have some snake oil to sell you… The Yamaha Champions Riding School didn’t just spring from the tarmac like a jack-in-the-box with light rebound damping. No.

2015 KTM Freeride E-SX and E-XC Announced for Europe

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

After a lengthy testing period, the KTM Freeride E electric off-road motorcycle is finally heading to market, with KTM announcing two versions for 2015. First revealed at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan, the Freeride E has undergone a lot of testing at off-road parks around Europe. From this prolonged development period, KTM will now bring to market the Freeride E-SX motocrosser and the street-legal E-XC enduro.

American Motorcyclist Association To EPA: Don’t Raise Proposed Ethanol Mandate

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

This just in from the American Motorcyclist Association regarding ethanol fuel blends. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must stick to its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014, protecting motorcyclists from the detrimental effects of fuel blends with ethanol content above 10 percent, Wayne Allard, vice president of government relations for the American Motorcyclist Association said today in a meeting with the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Dainese Announces 2014 North American Made To Measure Tour Dates

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

In the market for a custom-fitted Dainese suit? This is your chance to get your measurements taken. Don’t miss out.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 Teaser Video 7

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

In this, Kawasaki’s seventh teaser video for its much-hyped Ninja H2, we get a short (really short) history of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ history and experience building industrial gas turbines. Why does this matter? Because it’s this extensive background that went in to designing and building the centrifugal supercharger for the H2.

1000 Miles In 24 Hours, Condensed To 6 Minutes + Video

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Yesterday, we reported on Terry Hershner completing over 1000 miles in under 24 hours, on his way to earning an Iron Butt Award. An impressive feat in itself, it’s even more historic because Hershner is the first person to complete the challenge aboard an electric motorcycle, his heavily modified 2012 Zero S, complete with streamlined fairing and numerous on-board chargers. Luckily for us, Hershner was kind enough to record his epic trip on camera, condensing 24 hours into six minutes.

Get A Harley-Davidson Demo Ride At American International Motorcycle Expo

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

From a press release issued by AIMExpo: The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that the Harley-Davidson Demo Fleet will be featured at the 2014 event, offering test rides of the legendary company’s 2015 models. Additionally, Orlando Harley-Davidson becomes the newest exhibitor to join AIMExpo, which will host nearly 500 powersports companies from around the world October 16-19 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The presence of the Harley-Davidson brand at AIMExpo for the first time adds to the growing excitement surrounding the 2014 event, now less than a month away.

Josh Hayes Wins Fourth AMA Superbike Title

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Say what you will about the depleted state of the American roadracing scene, it shouldn’t diminish the fact Hayes put in the effort and beat some formidable challengers to the title. Here, the AMA congratulates Josh Hayes on his accomplishment. Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes entered the 2013 AMA Pro SuperBike season on the heels of the most dominant campaign in the history of the series and with his primary threat no longer in the paddock.

Suzuki Prepares For Season Finale LeMans 24hr Endurance Race

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, or SERT, has had a rough 2014 endurance season. The defending champions haven’t scored a single victory this year, but are hoping its fortunes turn for them during this weekend’s season finale: the grueling 24 hours of LeMans. Yes, motorcycles participate in this classic race, but the course configuration is entirely different from what the car guys use. See the full press release below and the conditions SERT needs to claim its 14th title.

Sabertooth Motorcycles Announces Wicked WildCat Trikes

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Since 2005, Sabertooth Motorcycles has been creating tricked out V8-powered motorcycles and trikes ranging from 850 cc to 427 cu. in. Well, the expanding line of WildCat motorcycle models will gain two WildCat Trike siblings in the near future: the WildCat e andWildCat m.

InvisibleVin: Chemical Anti-Theft Technology

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

InvisibleVin, by Passkey, is a covert identification mark. The product chemically brands an alpha numeric code by passing through the clear coat, paint, and primer to permanently embed the information onto the frame or body part of choice. Invisible under normal light, the phosphorescent mark is clearly seen when exposed to UV light.

Terry Hershner First To Win Iron Butt Award Aboard Electric Motorcycle

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

EV enthusiasts should be well aware of the name Terry Hershner by now. Aboard his 2012 Zero S, Hershner has traveled from coast to coast (twice), through Canada, and racked up over 66,000 electric miles. Now we can add one more accomplishment to his growing list: Iron Butt Award winner.