A motorcycle is a big investment, so it’s natural for prospective owners to shop around and look at all factors when considering different bikes. According to a new study from Consumer Reports, popular brands like Harley-Davidson and BMW are not as reliable as their Japanese counterparts like Yamaha, Kawasaki and Honda, but that hasn’t stopped [...]
The World Superbike season has barely begun and a top rider has already hit a speed bump. BMW competitor Marco Melandri, who was one of the preseason favorites to win the motorsports title after finishing third overall last year, recently underwent surgery on his right shoulder. The pain had been nagging the Italian throughout the winter [...]
The 2013 World Superbike season kicked off at Phillip Island, Australia, over the weekend. Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty finished in the top two of both races, swapping wins to emerge with 45 points each after the first round of the motorsports series was complete. In the first race, Guintoli came from behind during the 15th [...]
Not every motorcycle is a hog or a supersport bike built for speed, but that doesn’t mean the rides that fall between these extremes are not as exciting or fun to ride.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will honor Ducati motorcycles this year. From March 8 to 10, a collection of 18 rare bikes from the Italian manufacturer will be on display, including the 1946 Cucciolo, which was the brand’s first ever production motorcycle. A showcase of the motorcycles and some select street bike gear will be [...]
There’s good news for motorcycle fans in the U.S. Despite previously forecasting a decline in motorcycle sales, the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reported a 2.6 percent increase in the U.S. market during the past year, Motorcycle.com reports. It was the first time since 2002 that new bike sales in all four major segments – scooters, dual [...]
BMW has been at the center of many rumors throughout the past few weeks. The manufacturer was shopping around for a new owner for its Husqvarna brand, but while many believed KTM was the front runner to take over the classic company, the final buyer was a bit of surprise. Husqvarna Motorcycles, a 110-year-old company, was solid [...]
Teams from MotoGP and World Superbike were ready to attack days of motorsports testing at the Jerez track in Spain, but rainy conditions washed out almost all of the planned runs. According to Ultimate Motorcycling, the racing ban is still in effect for riders, so most of the work was to focus on new electronic [...]
Bonhams hosted its third annual motorcycle auction in Las Vegas, where a large crowd of buyers at Bally's Hotel & Casino helped to make the sale the most successful one thus far.