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July 15, 2011

Videos: Discover the Ducati Diavel with the engineers

You will learn all the details, innovative solutions, and the challenges the team of Ducati engineers had to face to create this special, revolutionary motorcycle, capable of astonishing viewers at the first look and exciting riders at the first curve. The videos detail how the Ducati Diavel was born and how it was actually transformed, thanks to hard work from the team of expert engineers, test drivers and designers. These five fascinating videos will take you on an almost three-year journey, from the designer's white paper up to the metal and moulded carbon of the latest creature ‘made in Borgo Panigale'. more »

July 14, 2011

Video: Aprilia USA pays tribute to the Space Shuttle

The most ambitious engineering project the world has ever seen, the space shuttle has inspired many to go places they otherwise wouldn't have gone. That includes Aprilia USA, which pays tribute to the brave men and women who made the shuttle possible as its last ever launch approaches. Crossing performance boundaries never thought possible and forging new frontiers in innovation, making and racing motorcycles wouldn't be entirely alien to the people that created a bridge between earth and space. more »

July 13, 2011

2012 Piaggio MP3 Touring 125, 300, 400 and 500 unveiled

Italian manufacturer took the wraps off the brand new MP3 Touring which will be available with the classic 125, 300 and 400 engine sizes, which are now joined by an all-new 500cc version offered in Sport and Business spec levels. The evolved styling of the new MP3 Touring is immediately evident at first glance. While retaining a distinct resemblance with the rest of the MP3 family, the new Touring boasts a new honeycomb front grille and a satin-finish centre moulding in the front shield. more »

July 8, 2011

2012 Honda TRX250X and TRX450R unveiled

Honda has released the 2012 model year versions of the TRX250X and TRX450R ATV’s. Both ATV’s remains very much the same machines they have been since they were first introduced in the 2004 model year. On the other hand, the TRX450R stands tall as one mighty impressive machine, having won races in virtually every form of ATV racing as well as racking up a string of exciting wins in the grueling Baja 1000. At the same time, these remarkable performance credentials also keep the TRX450ER at the top of the popularity charts for recreational riders too. more »

July 7, 2011

2012 BMW E-Scooter Concept revealed

BMW took the wraps off a new electric scooter on the 2011 BMW Motorrad Innovation Day. The E-Scooter provides the necessary sustained output and maximum speed for safe and reliable overtaking on urban motorways and also when carrying two people. It is also easily capable of managing hill starts on steep slopes with a pillion passenger. [...] more »

July 6, 2011

Best clips from the Isle of Man TT 2011

The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. "It goes from one extreme to another." says Guy Martin TAS rider and biker icon. "The consequences of a mistake can be so big, you're not going to fall off on the TT and not expect to be badly injured," says Phillip Neill, TAS team manager and veteran biker. Guy Martin, however, is a man who knows all about the danger of the course and in true "no half measures" style, the danger is the reason he does it. "I want to keep it dangerous, that's what gives me the buzz." more »

July 5, 2011

Harley-Davidson offers women the „Ultimate Learn-To-Ride” experience

Learning to ride a motorcycle can be a life changing experience for women - the power, the freedom and the empowerment of riding your own Harley-Davidson motorcycle converge to create a feeling that's unlike anything else - and it's an experience that gets even better when you have a friend to share it with. In an effort to continue their industry leading commitment to help more women live out their motorcycle dreams, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has created a special contest this summer offering women a unique experience. more »

July 5, 2011

BMW introduces Dynamic Damping Control for future motorcycles

As part of its BMW Motorrad Innovation Day 2011, the Bavarian manufacturer introduced a new semiactive suspension control system called Dynamic Damping Control (DDC). As early as 1986, BMW Motorrad achieved a milestone in suspension technology by launching the Paralever swingarm, an innovation that considerably improved rear suspension and the transfer of forces. In 1993, the freshly launched opposed twin “boxer” engine series was the first to be fitted as standard with a front suspension system that operated independently of the rear known as Telelever. more »

July 5, 2011

Video: Relentless Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

The fourth entry in the 2011 Short Stories film making competition, “Isle of Man Tourist Trophy” takes viewers into the world of Road Racing, a world which flies past at two hundred miles an hour. The Film makers have given us a stunning visual evocation of the sweeping landscape of the Isle of Man, and the extreme focus of the men and women who participate every year to test its roads. The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. more »

July 3, 2011

2012 Honda Rebel revealed

For years and years, the Rebel has remained a favorite among entry-level street riders—and for good reason. Its stylish good looks maintain an enduring appeal, it’s comfortable, light in weight and easy to maneuver, and its durability has grown to legendary proportions. Whether you’re running errands around town or heading out of town for a riding adventure, the tough Rebel serves as a great riding partner. For 2012, the Rebel will get two new colors – Matte Silver and Candy Red. more »