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February 2, 2011

Zero Motorcycles builds new factory

Zero Motorcycles has announced plans to open a new factory that will more than double the company’s current production capacity. The new manufacturing facility will be built alongside Zero Motorcycle’s corporate headquarters in Scotts Valley, California. The factory will boost Zero’s production space to 34,000 square feet and reflects an increase in demand around the world for electric motorcycles, the company says. Renovation work on the new plant is scheduled to begin soon. Read the full article »

February 1, 2011

Moto Guzzi V7 Classic new photos

Moto Guzzi released new photos of the V7 Classic. The new V7 Classic features chrome finish on the exhaust system, the shock absorbers, rear light cluster, front headlight and the comfortable handlebars. Just as on its predecessor, the wheels too are spoked and shod with high profile sports tyres while the instrument panel with its retro-style graphics houses two modern displays that provide information on operating and diagnostic parameters. Read the full article »

February 1, 2011

Honda VT1300 exhaust and air intake system by Cobra

Cobra Engineering announced the release of its new accessory line for Honda VT1300 Sabre, Stateline and Interstate models. The Speedster exhaust system increase horsepower while lowering the sound level. Besides, riders can purchase the PowrFlo Air Intake System which features unique design, aluminium cover, seals, backing plate and mounting hardware to make for an easy installation. Read the full article »

February 1, 2011

Two Moto Guzzi prototypes debut in Monte Carlo

A brand new white Moto Guzzi California and a Scrambler version of the V7 provided an exciting double surprise from Moto Guzzi at the Piaggio Group international dealer meeting in Monte Carlo on 27 and 28 January. The annual event for almost two thousand Piaggio Group dealers at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo ended with the unexpected preview of two prototypes offering a foretaste of the Eagle brand’s future product strategies. Read the full article »

January 31, 2011

Repsol Honda Team embraces the 2011 season in Sepang

Making their first appearance on stage together was the formidable 2011 Repsol Honda Team line up with Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner unveiling the new RC212V. HRC goes into the 2011 season with an incredible effort and determination and Vice President, Shuhei Nakamoto underlined the hard work done during the winter to improve all aspects of the RC212V. Shuhei Nakamoto welcomed on stage Dani, Andrea and Casey. Read the full article »

January 31, 2011

Orange County Choppers faces foreclousure over major debt

Orange County Choppers, the business featured in the reality series American Chopper is facing foreclousure, as Long Island Press reports. Two members of the Teutul family, founder Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. have been fighiting over money, specifically Jr’s stake in OCC. Now, OCC is facing foreclousure over major debt. The company has allegedly missed several morgage payments, one for $96,400 and another for $14,000. Read the full article »

January 31, 2011

Yamaha enters 50 years of road racing

2011 witnesses a landmark of World Championship Grand Prix racing for Yamaha, having successfully competed at the highest level for 50 years. From the very first Grand Prix entry in the French GP of 1961 to today, Yamaha has been an icon at the forefront of Grand Prix racing with countless victories delivered the world over to the delight of the many loyal and dedicated fans. Yamaha will commemorate this incredible achievement over the course of this year with a number of actions. Read the full article »

January 31, 2011

2012 Izh Concept revealed

Izh was a large Soviet motorcycle factory before the fall of the USSR, with a production even more massive than the Imz-Ural. The motorcycle production started in 1927, when Russian engineer P. V. Mozharov designed the Izh-1. The bike featured a 1200cc V-twin (placed transversally, Moto Guzzi-style) and three-speed gearbox. The 2012 Izh Concept was drawn by Igor Chak, a young Russian designer. Read the full article »

January 29, 2011

BMW S1000 RR voted International Bike of the Year

The S 1000 RR has won the International Bike of the Year (IBOTY) award for 2010. The 26th edition of the prestigious annual competition awarded top honours to BMW Motorrad’s Superbike, marking yet another significant achievement in its short history in the marketplace. The jury of the International Bike of the Year 10/11 was composed of 14 members representing leading motorcycle magazines from all over the world. Read the full article »

January 28, 2011

Honda CB400 Super Four & Bol d’Or Special Edition launched

Honda today launched the CB400 Super Four & Bol d’Or Special Edition for the Japanese market. The first bike, called the CB400 Super Four Limited Edition is a naked, while the Bol d’Or comes with fairing. Highlights include red frame, gold rims and brake callipers, and white body colour. The new colours give the bikes an agressive and sporty look. Just 500 of the Special Edition bikes will be made in both naked and faired forms. Read the full article »