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December 17, 2014

Husqvarna will become a retro brand

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has just announced his plan with Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna: it will be positioned as a retro motorcycle brand, according to an interview with Speedweek. Pierer basically revealed that they will reposition the 110-year old brand. While industry experts have questioned Pierer’s plans to merge KTM, Husqvarna and Husaberg to create one large company using the car industry as inspiration, we try to find out what future may hold for Husqvarna. Read the full article »


December 12, 2014

Why encourage motorcycle use?

A Belgian study finds that if 10% of car drivers swapped for motorcycle, it would reduce traffic congestion by 40%. European government officials, industry experts and researchers discuss how more bikes on the road would make motorcycling safer. We took a look behind the horrible numbers of motorcycle safety around the world and collected a couple of arguments why more bikes would help us all. Read the full article »


December 9, 2014

Chinese 250cc V-Twin revealed

The Chinese have just revealed a Europen patent of a V-Twin that suggests that they may have plans to offer bikes in the old continent. The engine was introduced at a recent motorcycle show in Guangzhou, China. Now, before you laugh at them, just take a look at recent made-in-China cars and realize how fast their car manufacturers got in the last ten years. They certainly have the money to buy a smaller European or Japanese manufacturer to get the know-how and with an attractive price tag, the well-established companies could face a serious challenge. Read the full article »


October 19, 2014

BMW Motorrad: new all-time high!

BMW Motorrad once again achieved outstanding retail results in September 2014, supplying a total of 9,991 vehicles. Read the full article »


October 18, 2014

BMW at the Mondial de l’ Automobile Paris 2014

German premium carmaker BMW is taking to the stage at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the latest results of its ongoing model push, revealing even more ways to experience the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure. Read the full article »


September 1, 2014

BMW at GPEC 2014: Serving, protecting and guarding

The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. Read the full article »


August 25, 2014

BMW Group Classic brings together past and present on the Isle of Man

Twice a year, motorbike fans from all around the world converge on the Isle of Man. Since 1907 this small island in the Irish Sea has hosted the Tourist Trophy, the oldest and most challenging motorcycle race on the calendar. For 14 days in May/June there’s only one game in town: the races on the Snaefell Mountain Course. The second motorcycle get-together in this otherwise tranquil sliver of land traditionally takes place in August, when the Classic TT (Tourist Trophy) roars into life with no less enthusiasm – if not quite the same speeds. The start and finish of the races are in the capital Douglas. Read the full article »


August 24, 2014

Honda/HPD Midget Series Engines Take to the Track

The United States Auto Club (USAC) has made the first deliveries of the Honda/HPD Midget Series engines to racers in the open-wheel category, marking the next milestone in Honda's continuing partnership with the sanctioning body announced in 2013. Read the full article »


August 20, 2014

NOBUATSU AOKI INJURY UPDATE

Suzuki MotoGP Test Team rider Nobuatsu Aoki is making a strong recovery from the high-speed crash he suffered at last month’s Suzuka 8-Hour World Endurance Championship race in Japan and could be back testing as early as next month. Read the full article »


August 19, 2014

James Stewart Blog

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart talks about his current recuperation and his plans to return to the AMA Pro Motocross Championship next weekend in Utah. Read the full article »