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September 23, 2015

Yamaha returns to World Superbike in 2016

Yamaha will make its official return to the World Superbike Championship in 2016 in collaboration with Crescent Racing and title sponsors PATA. The team will place the new YZF-R1 in the hands of 2014 World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli and 2013 British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes. The goal of Yamaha is clear: to make full use of the all-new YZF-R1 to challenge for victory in the premier production Superbike series. 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 22, 2015

Akrapovič exhausts for 2016 Victory Gunner, Judge, Hammer S, Hammer 8-Ball, Vegas 8-Ball and High-Ball cruisers – video

From now on, Akrapovič will be Victory’s official supplier of aftermarket exhausts for its cruiser models. Owners of the Gunner, Judge, Hammer S, Hammer 8-Ball, Vegas 8-Ball and the High-Ball can simply make a straight swap of their standard exhausts for these new Akrapovič ones. The exhausts come in either matte black or chrome and have a two-year warranty. Read the full article »

September 21, 2015

Upgraded BMW C 650 Sport and C 650 GT maxi scooters for 2016

BMW has just announced important updates and upgrades to its C650 range. For the 2016 model year, BMW’s maxi scooters will have new safety features, improved touring capabilities as well as a new CVT transmission. Both models will be available in new colours and ABS will be standard. You can check out the upgraded C 650 and C650 GT maxi scooters at EICMA in November but BMW has yet to announce the date when the new machines will hit showrooms. Read the full article »

September 21, 2015

2016 Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto debuted

Husky will offer a brand new FS 450 for the next model year. Moreover, the new FS 450 isn’t a rebranded KTM since this bike doesn’t have an equivalent in the Austraian’s lineup. The FS 450 looks impressive on paper: it’s lighter, more powerful, it has a new frame, new bodyork, improved electronics including map switch and launch control. The newest Husqvarna Supermoto will hit dealer showrooms in Europe this month. 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 17, 2015

Customize your Yamaha with the My Garage app available from iOS and Android

2015 was and is the year of customization for Yamaha. Yamaha Yard Built, the manufacturer’s custom project for European builders is up and running, another similar project was revealed a few months back and they have just revealed an app. Yamaha My Garage is a free app that allows customers to choose a bike from the Sport Heritage series (XSR700, VMAX, XJR1300, XV950 etc.) and explore all the customization options before choosing the parts you want. Read the full article »