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July 14, 2015

Volkswagen is developing a cheap and foldable electric „scooter”

Martn Winterkorn, the German giant’s CEO, who’s positions look stronger than ever after the battle with former Volkswagen CEO Ferdinand Piëch ended with the latter’s defeat, has just revealed the manufacturer’s newest vision. As German newspaper Bild reports, Volkswagen is developing a tiny electric three-wheeler that can be recharged in the trunk. The little scooter is set to reach the German market in the second half of 2016. Read the full article »

July 4, 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 22, 2015

Ducati receives the Ferdinand Porsche award for technological innovation on the Multistrada 1200 S D|air

The University of Technology of Vienna (TU-Wien) has awarded the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S D|air with the prestigious prize named after Professor Ferdinand Porsche. This is the first time the honour, assigned every two years by the Viennese University for outstanding technological innovation in the automotive industry, has been awarded to a factory motorcycle. The new Multistrada was awarded because of its sophisticated safety features including semi-active suspension and airbag. Read the full article »

June 10, 2015

Faster Sons: Yamaha’s new custom project launched

If you like the custom bikes built by many European builders thanks to Yamaha’s Yard Built Project, you will mst likely enjoy the brand’s new custom project, called the Faster Sons. Yamaha has pioneered the Sport Heritage segment in the last years, leading the market in offering easy to customise factory motorcycles, and inspirational concept machines in collaboration with the world’s best custom builders through the Yard Built platform. Read the full article »

June 7, 2015

European motorcycle sales continue to grow

A total of 388,000 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first four months of 2015 in the EU. This represents an increase of 0.2% compared to the 387,080 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014. Registrations performed positively in Spain (40,380 units, +16.8%) and the UK (36,425 units, +11.7%). Read the full article »

May 16, 2015

Royal Enfield buys UK’s Harris Performance

Indian motorcycle manufacturer has acquired the UK-based Harris Performance Products Ltd. The deal is very important to Enfield since the brand is planning a new entry into the 750cc middleweight segment. The new motorcycle will feature a 750cc parallel twin and will hit the dealers next year. According to press reports, another model is also in the works, this one has a 410cc single. British engineering, Indian pricing – we look forward to it. Read the full article »

May 14, 2015

Zero Motorcycles expands European presence

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that its complete line is coming to Italy. Italy isn’t the first European country for Zero, the’ve already established a strong presence in Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Netherlands. The first Italian partner of Zero will be E-move, an electric mobility retailer in the north of the country. Read the full article »

May 11, 2015

Ducati sets new monthly sales record

Ducati has announced a new monthly sales record for April. The manufacturer sold 7,309 motorcycles last month, the highest monthly sales total in company history. The top selling bike was the brand new Scrambler, but the 1299 Panigale and Multistrada 1200 models also contributed to achieve these results. Read the full article »

May 7, 2015

Honda CBR1000RR and Yamaha YZF-R1M recalls caused by faulty Öhlins suspension

Honda and Yamaha are recalling sportsbike owners over a faulty Ohlins rear shock which could come apart during use. Since the Yamaha YZF-R1M barely hit the market, the recall only affects 350 owners while Yamaha has to notify all 2014/15 CBR1000RR owners. In total, 934 aftermarket Öhlins TTX series shocks are being recalled because the piston nut on some rear cushion shock absorders may not have been correctly tightened to specification when being manufactured. Read the full article »

April 27, 2015

Italian suspension maker Marzocchi is set to close shop

News from Italy seems to confirm that Marzocchi is being closed down, after parent company Tenneco made the decision to close the Italian firm’s Bologna factory in Zola Predosa. Marzocchi is one of the largest brands in the market of motorcycle suspension parts and supplies suspension to a large number of manufacturers like MV Agusta, BMW, Ducati, KTM, GasGas or Bimota. Read the full article »