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August 18, 2010

MV Agusta motorcycles exhibited in aviation museum

MV Agusta is not just a motorcycle manufacturer – many consider they produce the most beautiful motorcycles in the world. The Italians revealed that its most coveted models are displayed in Volandia, a a 60,000 sqm aviation museum in Italy. Volandia tells the most fascinating challenge, and it will do it through the history of the aeronautical companies, intersecting symbolically and in facts with the history of MV Agusta motorcycles, which are exhibited in an area of the museum. Read the full article »


August 18, 2010

Honda Canada marketing boss: „motorcycle business is bankrupt”

Canada is a special market for the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers – many of them announced some products for Canada that have yet to be made available in the U. S. Yamaha is bringing the new Fazer 8 and FZ8 into the country, while Kawasaki announced it will offer the new Ninja 400R. But before you start thinking Canada is the land of milk and honey, Honda brings some sobering news about canadian motorcycle industry. Read the full article »


August 17, 2010

Video: The worst enemy – super intelligent speed camera from Switzerland

A Swiss company called Multanova may very well become the worst enemy of all speed limit offenders in Europe. The company has revealed its new Traffistar SR590 super speed camera that can monitor over 20 vehicles' individual speeds in live time and record their photos with a state-of-the-art camera. And that’s not everything. Read the full article »


August 17, 2010

BMW S 1000 RR clinches three „Best of” honors in U.S.

BMW Motorrad introduced its new sport bike at Italy’s famed Monza racetrack, during the World Superbike race weekend, in May 9, 2009. The sophisticated, 193hp-strong supersport machine arrived in U.S. dealerships in January 2010, and since then, the S 1000 RR has earned three superlative awards from the U.S. media. Read the full article »


August 16, 2010

End of an era: 125cc to be replaced by Moto3

The Grand Prix Commission, MotoGP’s ruling body met at Brno at the weekend and they finalized the demise of the two-strokeengine from Grand Prix Racing. It’s long rumoured that the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) would phase out two-smokers. The new class will be officially called Moto3, with the first season to kick off in 2012. Read the full article »


August 16, 2010

Official: Rossi to ride for Ducati in 2011

Rossi likened his departure from Fiat Yamaha as the end of a marriage: "even the most beautiful love stories finish, but they leave a lot of wonderful memories," said Rossi after Sunday's Czech GP. The signing will see two of Italy’s great racing legends compete together from next year. The Italian fans’ dream come true, it’s hard to imagine how the fans will welcome Rossi on the red machine in next year’s Italian Grand Prix in Mugello. Read the full article »


August 13, 2010

Husqvarna updated the WR250 and WR300 offroad bikes for 2011

The swedish company introduced the 2011 WR250 and WR300 enduro machines. The two models got only one important update on a technical level, the rest of the changes is aesthetic. These are two absolutely identical enduro all points of view, measures and equipment chassis, brakes and sizes. Read the full article »


August 13, 2010

The Sultan of Qatar has a new toy – the MV Agusta F4 Libeccio

Alka Design has created two special versions for the MV Agusta F4, both inspired by the world of supercars. The first one, dubbed the Libeccio is a studie inspired by the Pagani Zonda One, a one-of supercar made for Ana Al-Thani, the Sultan of Qatar. The Libeccio has - just as the Zonda - a body completely made out of carbon fiber. As far as we know, Alka didn' touch the engine, the inline-four produces still 186hp at 12,900rpm. Read the full article »


August 12, 2010

BMW motorcycles: July sales up

After announcing increased sales in the second quarter of 2010, the motorcycle division of BMW reported additional positivity for July. The sales of the German manufacturer rose 4.4% to 10,022 over 500cc, a segment that’s been on the negative side of sales across all manufacturers lately. BMW sold 9604 motorcycles in July 2009 in this segment. In the January-July period, BMW sold more than 67 000 motorcycles (previous year: 56 578). The best-selling model is – no surprise – the long-distance enduro, the R1200 GS, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Read the full article »


August 12, 2010

Veon wins World Championship of Custom Bike Building

You love cruisers but from time to time you want more speed and you can’t afford two motorcycles? Fred Krugger found a pretty exciting solution for this problem. He built a motorcycle that morphs from cruiser to racer at the push of a button. His creation, the V-Rod powered Veon won the 2010 World Championship […] Read the full article »