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September 24, 2015

2016 BMW C 650 GT Side View Assist on video

BMW has revealed the updated C650 Sport and C650 GT models for the next model year two days ago. One of the most important new features of the model is the Side View Assist, the first of its kind in the motorcycle industry. This new option for the C 650 GT supports the rider when changing lane, for instance, by monitoring the blind spot. BMW has now released a video showing how the system works. Read the full article »

September 23, 2015

2016 Indian Chieftain Review – A class act in touring cruisers

The Indian Chieftain has been Indian Motorcycles’ first faired hard bagger Chief. Here’s a glance at the 2016 model. Indian’s “Bagger” line of bikes offers a balanced compromise for touring cruisers with $4500 less luxury than their “Touring” line’s flagship, the Roadmaster. With a front fairing and good-looking saddle bags, the Chieftain is an eye-catching road trip machine. Read the full article »

September 22, 2015

Top 5 fully dressed bikes for doing distance

What are the best long-distance motorcycles out there? Like most "which is the best motorcycle for […]" questions, this one comes down to personal preference. Being that said, we pulled five fully dressed bikes for big tours. One European, One Japanese and three American – which is the most sophisticated and most comfortable? Which one offers the most sophistuicated electronic gadgets? The most luggage space? The best fuel economy? Let’s find out. Read the full article »

September 19, 2015

2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Review – the Italian stallion…with a beak

The Multistrada 1200S was marketed by Ducati, and the many fans who took up the phrase, as “four bikes in one”. That is, until the vast majority of owners realised they would never dream of taking theirs off-road and conceded – as Meatloaf most likely would, given the opportunity to ride one – that three out of four ain’t bad. The MTS is sports bike, tourer and city bike, all rolled into one. Read the full article »

September 19, 2015

Yamaha YZF-R1 Speed Block special edition and YZF-R1M new production run announced

Yamaha has today announced two important news - a new limited edition of the R1 and that it’s making another run of YZF-R1Ms for 2016. The manufacurer celebrates its 60th anniversary with the special R1 that features the classic Yamaha US yellow and black „Speed Block” race livery from the 1970’s. In addition to that, the 2016 R1M will once again be made available via a dedicated online registration system. Customer applications will be accepted from October 1st 2015 onwards. Read the full article »

September 18, 2015

Volkswagen designer turned a Ducati Monster into a Street Tracker

Alex Earle is the Design Program Manager for Volkswagen America. But he is just as passionate about bikes as well as cars and the result of this passion is a beautiful street tracker. The custom bike is based on the Ducati Monster but it’s lighter, faster and more beautiful. The basic bike can be set up in two distinct versions. In addition to the basic 19” wheeled tracker, a quick change to 17”, 3 spoke wheels and handlebars with reduced pull back create a 1982 Superbike styled road course bike with a much lower stand over height. Read the full article »

September 18, 2015

MV Agusta F3 800 Solarbeam with Mercedes AMG GT livery introduced

MV Agusta and Mercedes-Benz is celebrating their partnership ties with a jointly designed show bike. The MV Agusta F3 800 Solarbeam was inspired by Mercedes’ in-house tuning division, AMG and features distinctive black accents and AMG logos. The AMG Solarbeam livery adopts the colour concept of the Mercedes-AMG GT sportscar which means that the bike is very, very yellow. Click through for more photos! Read the full article »

September 14, 2015

Kawasaki recalling Vulcan 1700 Voyager and Vulcan 1700 Vaquero due to electrical error

Kawasaki USA is recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles manufactured February 2, 2009, to March 20, 2015. In the affected vehicles, an ignition wire may chafe due to contact with the fuel tank, resulting in a short circuit and possible engine stall which increases the risk of a crash. Read the full article »

September 10, 2015

Custom 1979 BMW R100RT Desert sled by Los Muertos Motorcycles

This custom BMW R100RT is not the fastest custom bike we’ve seen this year but in this case, speed is absolutely irrelevant because this bike looks just stunning. The Desert sled was built by a small custom garage in Cape Town, South Africa and the goal was to build something that’s very aesthetically driven. Well, Steven Pitt and his guys succeeded. Read the full article »

September 10, 2015

First teaser photo of the new Ducati Monster 1200R

Ducati is ready to launch the „most powerful naked ever”. The new Monster will be unveiled on Monday 14th September at 9 p.m. CET (4 p.m. EST) while the world press riding launch is set to take place at the end of the month. The bike will feature a more powerful engine, a sportier chassis and an advanced design, or at least that’s what Ducati says. At any rate it should be fun to look at and ride. Read the full article »