Mini and Smart electric scooters arrive in Paris

After several weeks of anticipation, the BMW’s Mini Scooter E and Mercedes-Benz’ Smart Escooter were officially unveiled at the Paris Auto Show. According to the Wall Street Journal, the e-scooters had “two of the splashiest premieres” at the show, eclipsing some of the hype for more traditional automobiles. Both companies stressed that the designs are […]

Harley attempts to court female demographic

“Feminine” isn’t a word that most people would use to describe a Harley-Davidson, unless they were looking to get in a fight with some bikers. Yet that’s exactly the tone that the company is trying to strike with a number of new products as it looks to expand its market. Harley has struggled in the […]

Aprilia 750 Shiver to hit American market

Italian bike manufacturer Aprilia has announced that it will import its Aprilia 750 Shiver naked bike to the American market for the 2011 model year after making some revisions to the bike’s styling. For the new 2011 Shiver, Aprilia has listened to riders’ feedback and repositioned some of the features for the update. Although the […]

Bikes, Blues and Barbecue attract bikers to Arkansas

Every year, there are many motorcycle rallies held across the country, but some riders hold a special place in their heart for Bikes, Blues and BBQ. This annual event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is notable not only for its commitment to things other than bikes – namely the blues and the barbecue – but also for […]

Yamaha offers branded apparel

In motorcycle culture, fans of a brand will often stick with that manufacturer over their entire life. There are plenty of riders out there who wouldn’t be caught dead on anything but a Harley, just as there are fans of the way Suzuki crafts its bikes. In motorsports, this goes one step further, as each […]