2015 June - Motorcycle News

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 »

June 27, 2015

Watch Goodwood Festival of Speed live now

The Festival of Speed is the fastest motoring event in the world – You can watch it live & free on the Goodwood Dailymotion channel. A unique weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event anywhere. Click through to watch it now. Read the full article »

June 26, 2015

Quick and efficient – 2015 Honda PCX 150 review

The 2015 Honda PCX 150 is built for comfort and brings worthwhile improvements to the Honda PCX scooter line. A larger fuel tank, quick operation, and an affordable price make this scooter a worthy option for any riding enthusiast. The quick and efficient scooter retails for for $3449 in the United States and for £2,699 in the United Kingdom. Read the full article »

June 26, 2015

It roCkS!bikes Yard Built Yamaha SR400 „CS_05 Zen”

The CS_05 Zen, the latest creation by Portuguese custom bike builder it roCkS!bikes, is the lovechild of a partnership between the Portuguese branch of Yamaha Motor Europe, Motociclismo magazine and the custom shop from northern Portugal. Alexandre Santos and Osvaldo Coutinho transformed the Yamaha SR400, using their trademark monocoque design to create their Yard Built interpretation of the classic Yamaha. Read the full article »