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April 28, 2015

BMW Japan’s Straight Six project results in crazy K 1600 GTL custom bikes

„Ignite Straight 6" is a custom project of the manufacturer involving the K 1600 GTL, BMW’s flagship model equipped with a straight-six engine and some of Japan’s best custom motorcycle builders. BMW Japan has just revealed two custom bikes of the project, one from Keiji Kawakita of HOT-DOCK CUSTOM-CYCLES and Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factor – both of them are pioneering figures on Japan’s custom bike scene. 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 »

April 27, 2015

2016 Moto Guzzi Audace 1400 pricing revealed

Moto Guzzi USA has just unveiled the new 2016 pre-production Audace model for the first time in the North America, along with pricing at $15,590. The Audace, that couples the mechanics of the beautiful California with a muscular and completely chromeless look, is set to arrive at US dealers in July as a brother of another special bike, the 2016 Moto Guzzi Eldorado. The Audace will be available in a single paint scheme called the Nero Travelgento. Read the full article »

April 20, 2015

Motus Lone Star 2: A supercharged V4 Cafe Racer

American company Motus decided to make a crazy supercharged version of the MSTR sport touring bike. To be fair, there’s almost nothing Cafe Racer about the Lone Star 2, maybe the seat, but the machine is still an amazing creature with its aggressive lines and its magnificent 230hp supercharged V4. The Lone Star, built around the a Ninja H2 chassis, is specially designed for the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, which will be going to take place in Austin, Texas. Read the full article »

April 17, 2015

Triumph still #1 European brand in North America

Triumph Motorcycles America has posted great first quarter sales numbers. This record setting first quarter by Triumph Motorcycles America, which included the highest single day retail sales ever on March 31st, resulted in the company as the top selling European brand in North America. The ranking is based upon motorcycle unit sales in the 500cc-plus on-road and dual-sport categories for the U.S. and Canada. Read the full article »

April 16, 2015

2015 Yamaha Super Ténéré gets Worldcrossover package

For adventure seekers on two wheels, the Yamaha Super Tenere is one of the best choices out there and the bike just got even more diserable. The manufacturer has revealed a new package that adds more protection to the mechanical parts while being highly stylish and aggresive. Yamaha even claims that the package offers an improved riding experience. The parts are available at Yamaha dealerships and can be ordered separately. Price of the complete package in Germany: €14.195. Read the full article »

April 15, 2015

Motorcycle registrations increase in Europe

Europe's motorcycle market grew by 0.6% over the first two months of 2015, but markets like UK, Spain performed more positively with +11.5%, and +13.1%, respectively. Other countries like France, Germany performed not so well and reported decreased sales numbers. A total of 116,390 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first two months of 2015 in the EU. Read the full article »

April 14, 2015

2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 First Look

The new sport-tourer of MV Agusta, revealed at the EICMA in 2014, is finally going into production. The sport-tourer features a tuned-for-torque engine delivering 110hp, elegant lines, electronically controlled suspension, a four-map torque control system, among other things. The base version of the Turismo Veloce comes with a price tag of 15,990 Euro ($19,963) while the Lusso version costs 18,990 Euro ($23,709). Read the full article »

April 13, 2015

Yamaha XJR1300 Yard Built Skullmonkee

These days, as part of their Yard Built project, Yamaha is showing us various customised special edition versions of the XJR1300, and most of these bikes are quite good. The latest custom XJR was revealed at the Carreau du Temple in Paris yesterday, built by the Wrenchmonkees. A shortened and cleaner frame design, narrower tank […] Read the full article »

April 12, 2015

KTM Grand Tourist turns 65

TM presented the Grand Tourist motorcycle at the Vienna International Spring Fair in 1955. This bike was the third model of the manufacturer, a 125cc machine that placed KTM on an equal footing with competitive brands, mostly based in Germany. The Grand Tourist was powered by a Rotax engine licensed from Sachs, coupled witha three-speed transmission. Read the full article »