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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 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 24, 2015

New show called OCC American Extreme featuring SOA’s Rusty Coones will premiere on A&E

American cable channel A&E will air a new series about motorcycles. The show is called OCC American Xtreme and it will further exploit the lifestyle of custom motorcycle builders features two well-known names in the chopper industry – Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers Fame and Rusty Coones of Sons of Anarchy fame. The 13-episode series is set to premier at 4 p.m. EST Aug. 22, 2015. Read the full article »

June 19, 2015

Swiss rider to break the „all continets” world record on a Victory Cross Country – video

A Swiss endurance rider is aiming to break the ‘all continents’ world circumnavigation record by motorcycle. Urs Pedraita is preparing to ride a Cross Country motorcycle around the world in the fastest time possible. He wants to ride over 100.000 km in just three weeks. Click through for more details and a video. Read the full article »

June 17, 2015

Storm – racing around the world in 80 days on the first ever electric touring motorcycle

A student team in Eindhoven, Holland last week unveiled the design of its electric touring motor cycle. With this motorcycle the university students intend to take part in the 80 Day Race around the world in 2016. The touring bike set to be the first ever electric touring motorcycle with an impressive range and a modular battery pack. According to the designers, the bike will have a range of 240 miles. Read the full article »

June 16, 2015

Book of the month: Racing the Gods – A Ducati Superbike Racer’s Autobiography

Paul Ritter's autobiography tells the story of the early days of Superbike racing. Ritter raced a Ducati 750SS and 900SS during the formative days of American Superbike racing. Paul shocked the racing community by winning the first AMA pro Superbike race he entered. His quick success, good nature, and competitive spirit made him one of racing's beloved characters. But the book is not just about a successful racing career, there is so much more in it. Read the full article »

June 15, 2015

Custom Ducati Scrambler by Holographic Hammer

French custom bike builder Holographic Hammer has revealed the Hero 01, a custom Ducati Scrambler that has the true scrambler soul but still can be used on a day-to-day basis. One of the neatest concepts of the year is packed with modern technology. It has 17″ carbon racing wheels, a 4D custom Beringer braking system, modified headers, and plenty of bespoke bolt-ons, LED lightning system and much more. Read the full article »

June 14, 2015

BMW Concept Path 22: BMW’s own scrambler

It seems that scramblers are truly back. After Triumph and Ducati, BMW also created its own (custom) scrambler that was revealed yesterday at the Wheels & Waves Festival in Biarritz, France. Based on the existing R nineT, the Path 22 is BMW Motorrad’s first-ever Scrambler. The bike is stripped down to the essentials, every element and surface has a function and it was designed for surfers in impressive 1950s style. Read the full article »

June 11, 2015

Best new beginner bikes of 2015 – part 2

If you are a new rider and you walk into a motorcycle dealership, it’s easy to get lost in the choices. Fortunately, lower displacement motorcycles has been a trend lately, and many of these new bikes are perfect machines for a new rider. Here’s the second part of our list. Some of these are brand new bikes while others are updates of previous models. Have a good look at our list, and work you way up to that BMW S1000RR. Read the full article »