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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 11, 2014

Akrapovič Full Moon: out of this world

Slovenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovič has apparently gotten into custom bikes to show off its work - and we’re glad they did. They have just revealed the Full Moon concept on the Bad Salzuflen custom bike show in Germany. Extravagant, uncategorizable, striking - these are the first words I said when I saw the bike. The gorgeous design was developed in cooperation with another Slovenian company called Dreamachine Motorcycles and it took approximately 800 hours to complete. Read the full article »

December 10, 2014

5 great electric motorcycles you can buy in 2015

Electric cars like the Tesla Model S or the Fisker Karma changed the way people think about green cars. In the motorcycle world, there’s a similar change on the horizon, these bikes are now ready for primetime. We collected a couple of street-legal, highway-ready, long-range electric motorcycles that you can buy in dealerships but there are much more electric scooters, dirt bikes or cruisers out there. Just remember when you look at the range: most Americans drive fewer that 25 miles a day. Read the full article »

December 9, 2014

2015 Ducati Scrambler production begins

Ducati has begun production of its new scrambler at the Bologna factory in Italy. In just six months time since the project was presented to Ducati employees, the bike has entered production. The new model is very important for Ducati since it is the first scrambler after the company stopped manufacturing scramblers 40 years ago. The first bikes off the line was greeted by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, together with Silvano Fini, Manager of the Borgo Panigale plant. Read the full article »

December 8, 2014

Top 5 Most Popular Motorcycles of 2014

Motorcycles have no doubt been around for a long time. Available in many designs and brands, motorcycles are now very common around the world where they are used in different ways. Depending on functionality, you are bound to come across motorcycles designed for different purposes including long distance travel, cruising, sports (racing and off-road racing) and commuting. Read the full article »

December 8, 2014

Best motorcycles of 2014

The 2015 model year motorcycles are just around the corner so it’s time for us to reveal our choices for the Best Motorcycles of 2014. You will find almost every genre on this list from the sub-$8,000 streetbikes to the luxurious long-distance touring machines. Our picks are in no particular order. Read the full article »

December 5, 2014

Honda celebrates the production of the 300-millionth motorcycle

Honda Motor Co. is one of the largest motorcycle companies of the world. The manufacturer has been selling motorcycles since 1949 and today they announced production of the 300-millionth motorcycle. The milestone is a Gold Wing, a model which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015. Read the full article »

December 1, 2014

Marcus Walz reveals it’s newest project, a killer Yamaha XV950 cafe racer

Yamaha has teamed up with the famous German Motorcycle customizer Marcus Walz for the third project within five years to create a stunning YARD Built concept based on the Yamaha XV950. The result, called 'El Raton Asesino' is a faithful Cafe Racer in iconic Yamaha livery. Inspired by Yamaha’s halcyon days of racing in the seventies where riders such as Kenny Roberts Jr. imprinted Yamaha’s speed block design onto the minds of motorcycle fans across the world, ‘El Ratón Asesino’ is an understated masterpiece with a super clean design and build. Read the full article »

November 27, 2014

MINI Citysurfer, the newest urban scooter of BMW

The Bavarian manufacturer has been pondering the future of urban mobility for some time now, just think of the C3 Evolution or the electric i3 car. The newest innovative concept of this line is the Citysurfer Concept. The little electric scooter combines the agile riding performance with an electric drive. Read the full article »

November 24, 2014

Women riding motorcycles in increasing numbers in the US and in Europe

The number of lady riders is steadily growing on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. There are more and more ladies-only motorcycle groups, women’s-sized gear have become significant factor in the motorcycle marketplace and you find plenty of motorcycles suitable for women. We will take a quick look which are the most popular models among women riders these days. Read the full article »