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February 7, 2015

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse set to debut in two weeks

Indian Motorcycle has confirmed that a new model will be introduced at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago. The model, called the Chief Dark Horse will be a standalone model, a remake of the Dark Horse, produced between 2010 and 2013. The new model will be showcased in a special event on two continents. Here’s what we know about the new bike. Read the full article »

February 6, 2015

Custom Ducati ST2 Scrambler from Germany

The Ducati ST2 was the first sport touring machine from Ducati when it was revealed in 1997. In its core, the ST2 had very much racing genes but with all the plastic and bags, it all remained hidden. Peter Bösel, a guy from Bavaria wanted to see that raciong heritage on his own ST2 so he and his wife radically rebuilt the bike with the help of a Spanish custom Ducati garage. The result is a breathtaking Scrambler. Read the full article »

February 5, 2015

2015 Yamaha YZ250F and FX – the KTM killer?

For 2015, Yamaha jumped into the off-road market in an even bigger way with the introduction of two all-new machines: the WR250F and the YZ250F. While the WR250F is a trail-specific off-road model, the FX is a GP variant of the hugely popular YZ250F. Lets see if the updated YZ-F and the all-new YZ-FX models […] Read the full article »

February 4, 2015

When heaven is a Harley – the boom of aging riders.

The median age of riders was 45 years in the U.S. in 2012 - having risen from 33 years in 1990. More and more members of the 50-plus crowd is going for motorcycle burn-ups. Yes, they are more likely to get hurt than their younger colleagues but they all feel an urge to take the open road. Research shows that as the baby boom generation ages, so does the population of motorcycle devotees. Read the full article »

February 3, 2015

Harley-Davidson reports 2014 fiscal results

Harley achieved a great year of financial performance of 2014, selling 267,999 motorcycles a 2.7% increase from the 260,839 motorcycles sold in 2013. Sales revenue is up 7.8%, pushing the bottom line to a profit of $844.6 million. Harley-Davidson claims strong sales for the Road Glide, Ultra Low, Ultra Limited Low, CVO Street Glide, Freewheeler and Street models. Read the full article »

February 2, 2015

Cyclone RX3 adventure bike gets the green light

CSC's Affordable 250cc adventure bike is ready to enter the American market and the company has just released a comprehensive accessory list to the bike called the Cyclone RX3. The Chinese quarter-liter bike already got EPA’s approval and we already know the price - the bike will be available for $2,895 (€2,245) which makes it a very interesting choice. What’s your choice? Yay or nay? Read the full article »

January 30, 2015

Moto Guzzi V11 Sorpasso by Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche

There is no ugly Moto Guzzi. It’s just isn’t. Guzzi is one of Europe’s iconic brands with distinctive styling and state-of-the-art technical solutions. And when you think of Cafe Racers, you put Italian motorcycle shops and custom garages definitely high up on the list. The guys of Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche took the plastic-wrapped V11 and turned it into a beautiful Cafe Racer, a unique sculpture, really. Read the full article »

January 29, 2015

2015 Yamaha N-Max revealed

Yamaha has revealed a power-scooter dubbed as NMAX which will be a global product. Produced in Indonesia, the NMAX will be launched in Asia before brought to other markets. The scooter features a newly-developed 155cc liquid-cooled SOHC engine based on the BLUE CORE concept. The new model was developed with the concept "Global Prestige City Commuter" and inherits the DNA of the MAX series, with sporty handling and styling while combining practicality. Read the full article »

January 28, 2015

The best fuel-efficient motorcycles you can buy

One of the primary appeals of owning a motorcycle is the savings such machines typically offer. In addition to that, motorcycles are usually faster - and most importantly - sexier than cars. Here’s Mbike’s shortlist with the most fuel-efficient bikes you’ll able to buy in 2015. Rather than rely on manufacturer claims, we turned to the crowd and used real world fuel economy reports from riders on Fuelly and Spritmonitor. Enjoy! Read the full article »

January 27, 2015

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale: supercomputer on two wheels

Ducati launched the new Panigale and Panigale S models last week in Portugal at the Portimao circuit. The new 1299 Panigale is the flagship of Ducati’s lineup: it’s a 205hp hyper-intelligent weapon with a license plate. There’s more displacement, more torque, better brakes and subtle design tweaks but what the real deal is the amount of computing power that makes it the smartest superbike the world has ever seen. Read the full article »