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The Vapor Jacket, New From Rev’It

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

New from Rev’It is its latest sport-touring jacket, the Vapor. Built with a Hydratex liner for full waterproof protection while still retaining its VCS aquadefence system for optimum and direct ventilation, the Vapor definitely leans more on the sporty side rather than touring. Adjustment straps on the arms and waist ensure a snug, tailored fit, with or without the liner. Rev’It says the Vapor is appropriate for four-season riding (depending on your location, of course). The Vapor is equipped with CE-rated ProLife armor, and is upgradeable to a Seesoft CE-level 2 back protector.

Cory West Having Some Fun on an EBR 1190SX + Video

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

When Cory West isn’t piloting his EBR 1190RX Superbike around the racetrack, he’s helping the EBR boys develop its the roadgoing version of the RX, along with the 1190SX “Superfighter.” Thankfully, West doesn’t always take his job too seriously. Watch in this video, as West shows off for the camera and gives you a glimpse of what he does on his day off.

New Heated Grips From Heat Demon

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Riding with cold hands sucks. These new products from Heat Demon helps cure that. The first product is geared towards UTV owners, while the second is for ATVs.

New BMC Air Filters For KTM 1290 SuperDuke, Yamaha FZ-09, Honda CBR250/CBR300R

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

BMC has just released air filters for the 2014 KTM 1290 SuperDuke, 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 and 2011-2013 Honda CBR250 – which also fit the 2015 Honda CBR300R. These filters are distributed to the U.S. and Canada through SpeedMob Inc.

Arai Gives Four-Time AMA Superbike Champ Josh Hayes Celebratory Helmet

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Last weekend, Monster Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes cemented his fourth AMA Superbike title by winning both Superbike races at New Jersey Motorsports Park. To honor his achievement, Arai presented Hayes with a special, one-off edition of itsCorsair-V RC. In its normal trim, the Corsair-V RC is a pricy lid, retailing for $3,995.95 with just clear coat over its carbon fiber shell.

Volume Six Of The Ninja H2 Video Series

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

In Kawasaki’s latest H2 video teaser the company is associating the forthcoming H2 with its predecessor from the early ’70s. The original H2 Mach IV was a 750cc, two-stroke, inline-Triple. The original H2 was renowned in its day for its incredibly quick acceleration.

Scott Produces Limited Run Of Goggles For Breast Cancer Awareness

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Scott Sports believes in saving the tatas and it’s doing so with this limited run of goggles. Read the full press release below. Scott Sports is pleased to introduce a limited edition breast cancer awareness goggle, which will be available during the month of October.

Racer Valerie Thompson Rides BMW S 1000 RR to 208.81 mph Bonneville Record

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats requires more than a little good luck. Weather plays such an important role in the speed of the salt and whether the event is even held at all. This year, Valerie Thompson experienced the full spectrum of Bonneville racing.

Alvaro Bautista goes Aprilia in MotoGP

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Just hours after it announced it would return to MotoGP one year ahead of schedule, Aprilia announced it has signed current MotoGP Gresini Honda rider Alvaro Bautista to a two-year contract. Bautista won the 125 World Championship for Aprilia back in 2006 and started out on the Italian company’s 125s. Now in his fifth year in MotoGP, the 29-year-old Spaniard has three third-place finishes and one pole to show for his efforts.

Dorna CEO Pledges Support For New MotoAmerica Racing Series

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Motorcycle road racing in America is looking up, as the man who heads MotoGP pledges his support for the newly created MotoAmerica series. Full press release below.   MotoAmerica, the new North American roadracing series launched by Wayne Rainey and the KRAVE Group LLC, received an important pledge of support from the CEO of Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta.

Aprilia Officially Entering MotoGP In 2015, One Year Ahead Of Schedule

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Aprilia has announced today that it will be re-entering the MotoGP World Championship starting in 2015, one year ahead of schedule. Aprilia has struck a four-year long partnership with Gresini Racing, which currently fields Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding aboard Honda machinery. With rumors of Gresini’s Go&Fun sponsorship evaporating next year, the deal with Aprilia breathes new life into the team, which can now remain in MotoGP.  The press release is vague as to the machinery Aprilia will use next year, but it’s widely believed the 2015 bike will be a massaged version of the RSV4-based ART machine currently being campaigned by Danilo Petrucci.

Keanu Reeves’ Arch KRGT-1 Motorcycle To Debut At $78,000

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Keanu Reeves’ Arch Motorcycle Company has released more details regarding its “retro-modern” S&S-powered, 2032cc V-Twin motorcycle, dubbed the KRGT-1. Chief among them is its $78,000 price tag. Other interesting bits include the Ohlins fork and Race Tech shock, BST carbon fiber wheels, dual six-piston, radial-mount calipers, and completely customizable footpeg and bar placement.

CARB Documents Reveal Two Yamaha FJ-09 Models

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The California Air Resources Board today released executive orders on two Yamaha models: the FJ09FCGY and FJ09FCR. Both to be based on the current FZ-09 engine and chassis (MT-09 in Europe). In March of this year, MO’s resident sleuth, Dennis Chung, revealed Yamaha filed a trademark application for the FJ09 name.

Ninja H2 Adorned With Traditional Kawasaki Emblem

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Apparent from the latest video teaser in the Ninja H2 miniseries, Kawasaki is reaching into the company’s past and reintroducing the River Mark logo on its forthcoming H2. Vintage bike enthusiasts will recognize the Rivermark emblem from models introduced in the early to mid-sixties era. The River Mark emblem has been associated with various products from Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

No Thru Road: Confessions of a Traveling Man

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Author of five books and thousands of articles, Clement Salvadori’s newest tome takes its reader on 30 varying trips around the world. From kick-starting a 500cc Single at 17,200 feet in the Tibetan Himalayas to riding to Pamplona, Spain, in 1960 to run with the bulls, the 416-page book is an adventure-travel enthusiast’s dream. An excerpt from chapter one, Afghanistan 1973, reads: “While working at the American embassy in Rome I decided that after five years I did not want to continue my career as a diplomat.

Scott Russell Returning To Yamaha Champions Riding School Next Week

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

This just in from the Yamaha Champions Riding School: the Champ is back! As many of you know, Scott fell off a dirtbike and tumbled around long enough to hurt himself back in July. But he just called and drawled, “I’ll be back for the school as soon as I’m able to ride…let’s fill it up and have some fun!”  With the final round of the AMA SuperBike series coming to New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend, it’s a perfect time for Mr.

Kawasaki Z1000 ABS Back For 2015

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The Kawasaki Z1000 is nothing if not attention-grabbing, and for 2015 it will be back in Kawasaki’s lineup of motorcycles. Team Green calls it “Sugomi” styling, which combines its sculpted shape – invoking a crouching predator – with painstaking details like its special “Z” ignition key, machined aluminum steering stem bolt and the intricate “Z” motif seat cover. This is wrapped in a new color scheme for 2015 that combines Golden Blazed Green with Metallic Spark Black to create a dramatic motorcycle.

Piaggio USA Announces 2015 BV350 i.e.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

This just in from Piaggio. Note the BV350′s “anotomic solution” for optimum riding comfort. The Piaggio BV350 needs no introduction – a benchmark in the maxi-scooter segment, the BV350 has all of the elements to make it the perfect urban commuter – performance of a larger scooter, handling of a smaller one, paired with the craftsmanship and style expected from an Italian brand.

CSC Announces RX-3 Cyclone Open House September 27-28

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the CSC RX-3 Cyclone 250cc adventure bike since we first posted our preview of it. Clearly, the chatter has hit home, as CSC is having an open house to showcase the bike. The full press release follows.

Pirelli To Remain Tire Supplier For All World Superbike Classes Through 2018

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Pirelli’s relationship with the World Superbike Championship started in 2004 and will carry on through 2018, as the Italian company will continue to supply tires for every class of the championship. What follows is the official Pirelli press release. Pirelli has been confirmed as the Official Tire Supplier for all classes of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship having won the tender organized by Dorna, promoter and organizer of the World Championship, in agreement with the FIM, the International Motorcycling Federation.

Shoei Announces 2015 Helmet Graphics

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Shoei is hitting the ground running in 2015, with a wide selection of new graphics for virutally all of its models. See below for the full rundown. X-Twelve Trajectory TC-1, TC-2, & TC-5 – This graphic was worn by Danny Eslick during his 2014 AMA Daytona Sportbike season on board his Riders Discount Triumph and was first seen on the top step of the podium at this year’s Daytona 200.

Burly Preload Adjusters Available for Harley-Davidson Sportster And Dyna Models

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

For the discerning Harley-Davidson Sportster or Dyna rider who wants a bit of suspension adjustment, Burly has just released a line of preload adjusters for both models. Designed to replace the OEM fork caps, the machined aluminum adjusters can be installed in well under an hour with basic tools and are available for 39mm and 49mm Sportster and Dyna forks.  The adjusters sit tight against the triple tree to avoid handlebar interference and are available in clear or black anodized finish. Check out the Burly web site or contact your local dealer to get a set. Retail pricing is set at $139.95

Honda Gold Wing Brake Recall – Round 2

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

While Honda has never seemed like a company to follow the old saw “We do it right because we do it twice,” the company has just announced a second recall of 126,000 GL 1800 and GL 1800A models to address a dragging rear brake problem that is serious enough to potentially cause a fire. We feel comfortable saying that this is certainly not the type of heated seats Gold Wing riders would want to have. The affected models come from a variety of years.

Sons Of Anarchy Final Season Starts Tonight + Video

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Whether you watch it for the bikes, violence, drama, or even the reincarnation of Peg Bundy (Katey Sagal) as the matriarch of a biker gang, Sons Of Anarchy fans, your wait for the seventh, and final season of SOA is finally over. Sons of Anarchy will premier tonight, September 9, at 10pm on the FX network. After the brutal death of his wife, Tara Knowles Teller, Jax Teller is out for revenge.

Kawasaki KLR650 Returning For 2015

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

One of Kawasaki’s most popular sellers, the go-anywhere, do-anything KLR650 will once again be a staple of Kawasaki’s 2015 lineup. Preferring to run on either dirt or asphalt, the dual-purpose bike is very versatile, able to take riders almost anywhere they wish to go on- and off-road. The 651cc Single may not be the most inspiring engine in the world, but it gets the job done.

2015 Kawasaki Ninjas Announced

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

While we await full details on Kawasaki’s forthcoming Ninja H2, Team Green has announced the rest of its 2015 Ninja line up. Changes to these models are mainly comprised of minor styling tweaks or, as industry folk say, bold new graphics, but nonetheless, below are the returning 2015 Ninjas Kawasaki has announced so far. 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS The all-conquering ZX-14R is back again for 2015.

Kawasaki Announces 2015 Vulcans

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Today Kawasaki released the list of its not-particularly-updated but available in 2015 returning models in the Vulcan line. The big news of these announcements is that the two 1700 Vulcans received a $2,000 price reduction from last year. That’s right, a price reduction.

Matchless Making A Comeback With Model X, To Be Shown At EICMA

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Legendary English marque, Matchless, is attempting to emulate another famous brand, Indian, by forming a comeback. After being purchased by the Malenotti family in 2012, the brand is now going through a revival. If you’re at all in tune with the fashion world, then the Matchless name might be familiar, as many A-list celebrities wear the Matchless-labeled clothing managed by Michele Malenotti.

Arrow Exhaust For 09-14 KTM 690 Enduro R Available From SpeedMob

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

This just in from SpeedMob Inc., distributor of Arrow exhausts: After much anticipation, Arrow exhausts are now available for the 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. The Arrow Race-Tech silencer is offered in titanium or aluminum, with the option of a carbon fiber or steel end cap. Arrow exhaust brand is now distributed to the US and Canada through SpeedMob, Inc.

Orange County Choppers Teams With Jean Company

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Diamond Gusset, the American-made jean company known for its unique gusseted apparel construction, recently teamed with world-famous Orange County Choppers founder and patriarch Paul Teutul, Sr. to develop and launch the ultimate jean for motorcycle riders. Together, Teutul, of Discovery Channel’s hit reality series American Chopper, and the denim designers at Diamond Gusset crafted the Defender V2 Motorcycle Jean, which features a newly designed larger gusset with unique shape for added comfort, making it the most comfortable riding pant for bikers.