Yamaha Announces New YZF-R3 Sportsbike

2015 Yamaha YFZ-R3 - Action

In mid-October, Yamaha announced its newest member to the R series sportsbikes with the YZF-R3, Cycle News reported. The newest frame will have Yamaha sportsbike enthusiasts picturing some of the larger bikes the motorcycle company makes when they see the R3. The R3 is a 320cc small entry-level sportsbike that will be able to challenge […]

Ducati Announces Its First Ever Desmodromic Variable Timing Engine

Ducati Desmodriomic Variable Timing Engine

With the EICMA Motorcycle Show around the corner in Milan, Ducati released its newest 1198cc Testastretta engine, which is the first ever motorcycle engine that has variable valve timing with its intake and exhaust camshafts, Motorcycle USA reported. Ducati explained the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) gives the engine the most power, smoothest delivery and “muscular torque […]

Philadelphia Has The Most Bike Thefts

Tricycle theft prevention

If you’re looking to move to Philadelphia, you might want to think again if you’re a biker. Police Department data in the city states that bicycle theft is on the rise, according to Philadelphia Magazine. In 2011 there were 1,849 bikes stolen. In two years that number rose to 2,122. Projections for 2014 are expected […]

California Studies Highlight Advantages Of Responsible Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting in traffic

Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — a tactic known as lane splitting — is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices, according to two California studies released this week. One report is a crash […]

Lower Gas Prices Means More Bang For Your Buck

Filling Up With Gas

The average cost of gas in the U.S. has dropped to a new low, that hasn’t been seen in over several years, according to the American Automobile Association. The national average, as of Oct 20, stood at $3.10 – the lowest price since February 1, 2011. In some areas of the country gas has fallen […]