Motorcycle News

July 2, 2015

iC-R, the most advanced motorcycle helmet ever

Another advanced motorcycle helmet is seeking crowdfunding on Indigogo, and it is most likely the helmet of the future. It features two HUD transparent LCD displays, dual rear-view cameras, acoustic and visual traffic alerts, solar panel, high-end interior speakers, Bluetooth, and electro-tint visor. If the crowdfunding campaign succeeds, the iC-R is expected to retail for $1,400 (€1,250). Click through to learn more about the project. Read the full article »

July 1, 2015

First Ducati Scrambler dealership opens in Italy

Italy’s first Ducati Scrambler Camp opens in Padua, a dealership dedicated exclusively to the Ducati Scrambler and its Land of Joy. The Ducati Scrambler, already available in Ducati Dealerships all over the world from the start of 2015, now also has its own dedicated sales outlet. All four versions of the bike, along with accessories and apparel from the wide Ducati Scrambler range are available. Read the full article »

July 1, 2015

Mbike is looking for motorcycle journalists/editors

Do you love motorcycles? Want to write about them? We’re looking for motorcycle journalists/editors/bloggers to join our team. We need someone who knows the motorcycle industry, follows the news, and has an understanding of writing for the web. It’s a paid position. Are you interested? Click through. Read the full article »

June 30, 2015

Italian heritage – the history of Moto Guzzi

There are many things you probably don’t know about Moto Guzzi. For example, it’s Europe’s longest continually-running bike manufacturer. Or that the brand was founded by two WWI pilots and their mechanic. Or that they built the world’s first motorcycle-specific wind tunnel. Basically, Moto Guzzi was the Ferrari os motorcycle racing, a brand that was as successful on the racetrack as its counterpart from Maranello. Read the full article »

June 30, 2015

Petrolicious delivers video of the week about a 1968 Honda CB160 called Triple Nickel

Petrolicious has released its newest mini documentary about a 1968 Honda CB160 race bike nicknamed Triple Nickle. As always, the Petrolicious video has fantastic cinematography but the audio is just as perfect. If you like vintage racing motorcycles, click through and listen to that revving engine. Read the full article »

June 29, 2015

Yamaha celebrates 30 years of VMAX with a new online store

The first Yamaha VMAX motorcycles were delivered to their proud owners in 1985 and Circus VMAXimus celebrates the 30th anniversary of this unique muscle bike with a wide range of accessories including elegant and sporty watches, calendars, key chains and t-shirts. One of the coolest item of the package is a speedometer watch that was designed in the style of the legendary VMAX. Click through for some details. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ by Deus Ex Machina

The 20th anniversary of the legendary XJR1300 continues with the third Yard Built production of the year, the first collaboration from Amsterdam based custom builders Numbnut Motorcycles. The summer vibe has reached the workshops of Deus Ex Machina in Italy and influenced the latest Yard Built creation of the Milan design emporium. The Deus Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ is stunning and stands alone as the only Yard Built custom bike and sidecar combination so far. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

2015 Piaggio NRG 50 First Look

Image is everything when you’re 16. The Piaggio NRG 50 has race bike styling and graphics but it’s still a 50cc scooter. The sporty and practical scooter is available with two engines, the air-cooled DT and the liquid-cooled DD. The sportiest scooter of the Piaggio Group retails for 2.390,00€ in Germany. You get a relatively cheap and practical scooter with small wheels and alright-ish build quality. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

How to ride a motorcycle in the rain – the best tips

There are a lot of international motorcycle safety organizations worldwide that advise bikers on how to ride their machines in the rain or risk serious injury. In fact, one of the leading causes of motorcycle fatalities in both Europe and the US is riding a motorcycle that drivers cannot handle. Thus, there are many inherent dangers of riding on wet and slick roadways worldwide, but imagine not being able to control your bike because it’s just too much to handle. Read the full article »

June 27, 2015

1979 Suzuki GS1000S – special feature

Suzuki shocked a lot of people with the GS1000 series when it was revealed in the Paris motorcycle show in Paris in 1977. Other manufacturers had already introduced liter-sized engines so Suzuki was joining the 1,000cc party a bit late but the GS1000 reached cult status very fast and this series set the foundations for not only subsequent production bikes, but also four-stroke racing success too. Suzuki has now announced that the GS1000S will be added to the firm’s popular Vintage Parts programme. Read the full article »