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December 3, 2014

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M prices revealed

The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1M have been unveiled at the EICMA show a couples of weeks ago, the latter of the two being the “most MotoGP-inspired motorcycle ever”. The Japanese manufacturer has now officially announced the Europe prices for its flagship motorcycle. The new YZF-R1 has been priced at 18,495 € in the continent ($16,490 in the US) while the XZF-R1M costs 22,995 € ($21,990 in the US) . The new R1 is a giant leap forward for Yamaha but will it be enough against the tough competition? Read the full article »

December 2, 2014

6 best motorcycle chase scenes in movies

Chase scenes are awesome and they are essential in every action movie. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a car, a helicopter, a horse, a motorcycle or a snowmobile. They represent speed, power, and in some cases coolness. Just think of Keira Knighley atop her Ducati, Jack Nicholson on his Chopper in Easy Rider or Steve Mcqueen smoking on his race bike. We’ve picked a couple of our personal favorite motorcycle scenes and made a list out of them. 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 28, 2014

The best less-known motorcycle roads in Europe

There are roads and there are motorcycle roads. Planning spectacular motorcycle trips start with finding the best routes, Mbike collected some less-known trips that will thrill you and test your skills. The key element is to find the right mix of bends and staggering scenery. 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 26, 2014

Riding motorcycle in the winter: combat the cold

Riding a motorcycle in the winter is definitely not for everybody. The possibility of ice is always there, even if the roads are well treated. But if the conditions are right and you have no other option to get to work or to school, here are some tips for winter riding. Read the full article »

November 25, 2014

New Ural cT 2015 and MIR Limited Edition First Look

After the big changes last year, the Russian manufacturer of sidecar motorcycles has announced some minor updates to its lineup to the new model year. The stripped down cT got some tweaks which improves handling and makes the bike faster - sort of. Ural also announced an interesting addition to its lineup, the Limited Edition MIR. The Ural MIR celebrates the 20th anniversary of the joint Russian and American space program, Shuttle-MIR. 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 »

November 14, 2014

New Aprilia Motorbikes at Eicma 2014

Discover the most important novelties by Aprilia at the EICMA 2014 in Milan. Read the full article »

November 13, 2014

Suzuki Makes Great Progress at Valencia Test

New Team SUZUKI MotoGP riders Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales made huge steps-forward in the final day of the official MotoGP Test at Valencia in Spain today, with Espargaro setting the fastest-ever lap-time for a Team SUZUKI MotoGP machine. Read the full article »