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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 10, 2015

Video: Jay Leno rides an orogonal 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

The Knucklehead was a revolutionary motorcycle when it was introduced in the 1930’s. It had a four-speed gearbox, dry slump lubrication, and overhead valve V-Twin when other bikes were mostly flatheads. Basically, this was the bike that made Harley-Davidson. Leno brought the bike in the eighties but it just sat in the corner for three decades. And then some day, Leno decided to get it running. Read the full article »

May 9, 2015

Meet the PS 240, the world’s most powerful vintage Vespa

Let me introduce you the world’s craziest Vespa, the PS 240. The scooter was built by a couple of mental patient Vespa mechanics in Hamburg, Germany and it has more horses than the Harley-Davidson Street or many entry-level sportsbikes. 38 hp to the wheel, 4-speed transmission, 200 lbs of wet weight – we definitely would take this sleeper for a spin around the block. Click through for some details. Read the full article »

May 8, 2015

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Review

The newest member of the MT-09 family, the Tracer is a superb all-rounder and it’s already a big commercial success. It’s a keenly priced, aggressive looking bike with great power-to-weight ratio, powerful three-cylinder engine and enough practicality for longer tours. But is it better than the big-name competition? Yes it is! The MT-09 is good enough and cheap enough to make a big impact on its competition. Read the full article »

May 8, 2015

Video: Erik Buell documentary to air tonight

„The Ragged Edge”, a documentary about Erik Buell Racing, will air tonight on PBS, but only if you live in Wisconsin. Erik Buell Racing (EBR) is (was) the only American sport bike company that is now racing for its survival. This documentary combines the power, excitement, and tension of motorcycle racing from the point of view of teams in the pits with the equally powerful stories of a company trying to make it through a financial maelstrom and the personal survival stories of working families in America's heartland. Read the full article »

May 7, 2015

Ducati Diavel Titanium in dealerships now

Ducati announced that the 162-hp Diavel Titanium is ready to hit the dealerships. Titanium, carbon fibre, top-quality finish and dedicated design plus billet components – all that for $32,590 (€28,740). You won’t see often a Diavel Titanium in the wild since Ducati will produce only 500 units of the custom power cruiser. The Titanium is more than a mere name and a couple of design upgrades, the limited edition bike is lighter than the base model. 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 »

May 6, 2015

New Vespa GTV 300 gets important updates

After many years of stability, 2015 was an important year for Vespa. They launched the brand new 946 and Primavera scooters and updated many older models. The GTV 300 is one of these older scooters on the line-up, a bike that offers plenty of history and retrospective design. For the new model year, the GTV got over 50 specific design and performance upgrades, including ABS and traction control. Click through for the details. Read the full article »

May 6, 2015

First electric KTM for asphalt revealed: the 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM

KTM has just released its first electric motorcycle designed for asphalt use. The new Freeride E-SM is the sibling of the Freeride E-XC that was launched last year and it is powered by the same brushless motor producing 22 hp and 42 Nm of torque. The first electric supermoto of the manufacturer promises plenty of fun but the electric technology doesn’t come cheap: the E-SM costs in Germany 11,595 Euro” ($14,631 US). Read the full article »

May 5, 2015

Top 10 ugliest motorcycles in history – part 2

Sometimes bike manufacturers just get it all wrong. Now, we collected the worst of the worst, the really ugly motorcycles in the history of two-wheelers. Nobody said designing a motorcycle was easy, but don’t break the basic principles and go for sharp and muscular. Unfortunately, many designers break these rules and that’s the reason why choosing the ugliest motorcycles of all time is not easy at all. Here’s the second part of our list, in no particular order. Read the full article »