Comments on new bikes for 2011

November 29th, 2010

A few truly new bikes are coming to America in 2011. Here are my thoughts on which will succeed, and which will not. How do you think the Ducati Diavel, Yamaha Super Tenere, and Honda CBR250R will do here?

Ducati unveils new models for 2011

October 5th, 2010

New model information for 2011 from Ducati

Ducati Desmosedici RR To Be Raffled Off

June 22nd, 2010

You say you can’t quite afford a Ducati Desmosedici, the world’s ultimate sportbike? Well, for 40 bucks you just might win one.

New Ducati Multistrada is Almost Here!

May 7th, 2010

Here’s information on the soon-to-be-released 2010 Ducati Multistrada

Ducati Expands the Monster Family With the New 796 and the Monster Art Body Kits. Ducati’s newest Monster arrives with ten additional color selections

April 19th, 2010

More new Ducati Monsters! And new body kits to give your Monster a custom look.

Eslick Jumps Start to Daytona 200 with No Penalty

March 6th, 2010

Did the DMG make a good call on the restart of the Daytona 200 with Danny Eslick?

The Cycle Guys Go Green! FastPack For Electric Motorcycles

February 25th, 2010

Carrying cargo on an electric motorcycles (Zero S, and Electric Motorsports GPR-S).

The Cycle Guys Sidemount Luggage System – The Future of Sportbike Luggage

February 24th, 2010

The Cycle Guys announce a revolutionary way to carry saddlebags on your sportbike: The SLS: Sidemount Luggage System

Ducati Multristrada 1200 New Engine Technology

February 24th, 2010

DUCATI’S NEW 11° ENGINE’S TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES GROUND-BREAKING SERVICE COST REDUCTIONS Cupertino, Calif. (5 February 2010) – Ducati North America is excited to announce a significant milestone in the company’s engineering history: 15,000 mile major service intervals on the 2010 Multistrada 1200. The Multistrada 1200 is the product of Ducati’s most intensive development program ever. Entering […]

Indy Powersports Trade Show 2010 Report

February 18th, 2010

The Dealernews Powersports Expo 2010 trade show happened in Indianapolis. We were there. Here’s some fun stuff we saw.

A Life of Motorcycling

February 2nd, 2010

I’m no kid. I’m 49 years old. Yes that’s right, 49. No matter how much I deny it, I’m old. So why do I feel like a kid every time I swing a leg over a motorcycle?

Riders and Pilots – Bikes and Planes – what’s the deal?

January 31st, 2010

There’s a pretty big chance that if you fly a plane, you also ride a motorcycle. Why? Bike Pic – Bikehenge

December 2nd, 2009

What to do if you’ve got too many bikes for one parking spot, and just one quarter for the meter?

Three Bikes That Changed My Life. Sort of.

November 16th, 2009

No matter how many motorcycles you’ve owned, a few are bound to stand out. Which ones do you regret selling? Which ones taught you something useful? Which ones scared the piss out of you? In other words, which ones changed your life? Here’s my list.

Motorcycle Bike Babe- There’s something about a woman in leather…

November 11th, 2009

There’s something about a woman in leathers that we like.

Group Riding Advice

October 2nd, 2009

You’ve just learned to carry mile-long wheelies on your ZX-10. Thinking about impressing your buddies on your next group ride? Think again. Bike Pic- a Classic of Wild Bill Gelbke and Roadog

September 2nd, 2009

The legendary Roadog in all it’s glory. Ever wonder what it was like to ride this thing? Just ask John Burns.

Yeah but you shoulda seen the other guy’s car….

August 19th, 2009

crashed red motorcycle – rear end wreck Bike Babe – Furry R1

July 21st, 2009

Babe in black on a rurry R1

How To Wheelie Video

June 28th, 2009

This is a great little video to get aspiring stunters started.

Honda Fury!!

May 2nd, 2009

Is the chopper boom over?

Streetfighters then and now, a brief history

May 2nd, 2009

What exactly is a Streetfighter? I know one when I see one… Bike Babe of the Day

April 2nd, 2009

Hondas or Yamahas? Brunettes or blondes? Decisions….decisions… Bike Pic of the Day

March 22nd, 2009

Early Hayabusa Prototype Spotted. Not. Bike Babe of the Day

February 6th, 2009

Rub a dub dub…..the heck with washing the bike!

Cycle World Show Highlights

January 15th, 2009

Highlights and lots of pics from the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California Bike Babe of the Day

January 2nd, 2009

This is one sexy Triumph Daytona 675

Doggie Dual-Sporter Spotted on Isle of Man TT Course

December 2nd, 2008

Here’s a unique way of carrying your canine companion. Get this dog some goggles!!

Ride Review: The Lookout Roadhouse and Ortega Highway

November 2nd, 2008

The Lookout Roadhouse is a must-visit if you are in southern California — great views, food, and like-minded company.

Random motorcycle pictures

October 2nd, 2008

Random motorcycle pix we’ve collected — cool pix, action shots, and the strange. Bike Babe of the Day

September 2nd, 2008

Yellow bikini on green bike, at Myrtle Beach. Bike Pic of the Day

August 2nd, 2008

Gold Wing based custom motorcycle spotted on the way to Sturgis Bike Pic of the Day

July 2nd, 2008

Streetfighter Babes are the Best!!.

Event Review: Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet

June 29th, 2008

A wide variety of bikes were seen at the Long Beach Swap Meet.

Is the Isle of Man TT too dangerous to continue?

June 2nd, 2008

Should the Isle of Man TT be shut down for the rider’s own good?

Robb Report honors Ducati Desmosedici RR with “Best Of The Best”

May 22nd, 2008

The beautiful GP replica Ducati Desmosedici is honored by Robb Report. You didn’t expect to see this bike in Easy Riders, did you? Bike Babe of the Day

May 4th, 2008

Looks like this lovely lass really enjoys riding her Honda 900RR with D&D exhaust.

Roadhouse Review: Cook’s Corner, Trabuco Canyon, California

April 2nd, 2008

Like the Lookout Roadhouse, Alice’s Restaurant, and The Rock Store, Cook’s Corner is a California roadhouse legend.

AMA Superbike – more of the same?

March 2nd, 2008

AMA Superbike – more of the same?

Ducati Hypermotard First Ride – Believe the Hype!

March 2nd, 2008

On a bright sunny Saturday morning the editors got to sample the new Ducati Hypermotard. The Hypermotard either creates a new genre of streetbikes, or redefines the word “sportbike”, depending on your point of view.


March 1st, 2008

Can’t make it to Ducati Island at Laguna Seca? You can be part of the very first Ducati Island at Daytona Bike Week. You too will be seeing red with all of the Italian marque’s activities during Bike Week.

Remember Anthony Gobert? This Bimota brings back some fond memories

February 13th, 2008

This Bimota SB8R brings back memories…… Biking Babe – Proud Lady on ZX-7R

February 6th, 2008

black woman on green bike

Honda EV06 Concept Shown at Tokyo Show

February 2nd, 2008

Honda EV06 Concept bike breaks cover. Bike Babe of The Day!

February 2nd, 2008

Blond on red bike.

Here’s one reason why the cops crack down on riders.

January 7th, 2008

Here’s a somewhat disturbing video clip. Keep it up, guys, and the government will really start ruining our fun.

MotoGP To Be A Spec-Tire Class in 2008?

January 3rd, 2008

Valentino_Rossi_Fiat_Yamaha_MotoGP_0.jpgThe bosses of MotoGP are mulling over a spec-tire rule for 2008, forcing all riders to use one brand of tires. Just like World Superbike. All this after just one year of Bridgestone dominating the podium. Is this a good thing? Bike Pic of the Day

January 2nd, 2008

White bikini, yellow bike.

New Line of ASV Levers for Street Bikes

January 1st, 2008

ASV Inventions announces new line brake and clutch levers for street bikes.

Marco Melandri Signs with Ducati MotoGP for 2008 and 2009

December 15th, 2007

Ducati has signed veteran MotoGP rider Marco Melandri to ride alongside young phenom Casey Stoner in 2008 and 2009. Read Ducati’s announcement here.

World Superbike to Allow 1200cc Twins in 2008. You’re Welcome, Ducati.

December 3rd, 2007

Christmas came early for Ducati this year.

Notes from Laguna Seca 2007 – the Biggest Sportbike Event in the U.S.

December 2nd, 2007

MotoGP at Laguna Seca each year is undoubtedly the biggest event in the U.S. sportbike rider’s calendar. We were surprised by a few things this year. Were you? Daily Bike Babe

December 2nd, 2007

Blond on blue bike.

Has Retro Bike Fever Reached Honda?

December 1st, 2007

Has retro bike fever gripped Honda? Will we soon see a recreation of the fabled 1969 CB750, the revolutionary first “superbike”? Don’t be surprised.

John Hopkins to Kawasaki MotoGP in 2008

November 18th, 2007

The silly season is on! Hopkins signs with Kawasaki MotoGP.

Ducati Announces New Colors for 2008 Models

November 14th, 2007

Like the new Ducati S4RS Tricolore? Wait till you see the Hypermotord in black.

New 2008 Ducati Models Announced

November 10th, 2007

Some tasty new products from the boys of Bologna

New Bike Alert!! Kawasaki unveils the Versys

November 2nd, 2007

New Bike Alert! Kawasaki Versys We Like This Bike!! Can’t wait to ride it.

2008 Buell 1125R First Ride

October 16th, 2007

Just how good is the new Rotax-powered Buell 1125R? Find out here.

Neil Hodgson on Honda CBR1000RR in 2008 AMA Superbike Series

October 2nd, 2007

Miguel Duhamel’s got a new teammate for next year. Where does this leave Jake Zemke? Bike Pic of the Day

October 2nd, 2007

Classic Valentino Rossi, congratulating himself on yet another victory!

MotorcycleSmack News: Yamaha Wins Chinese Piracy Case

October 2nd, 2007

Zhejiang Huatian and two of their local distributors must pay damages for selling scooters carrying Yamaha’s brand name. The ruling also requires the companies to issue a formal apology to Yamaha.

I got a ticket

September 28th, 2007

It just ain’t fair

New Honda Motorcycles for 2008 Announced

September 23rd, 2007

New Honda’s announced at dealer meeting. Some very cool bikes.

2008 Honda CBR1000RR – Less Is More

September 9th, 2007

This is what you’ve been waiting for: The all-new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR

Congratulations Casey Stoner, Ducati, Bridgestone

September 2nd, 2007

Congratulations Casey Stoner, Ducati, Bridgestone

Triumph Announces Street Triple

September 2nd, 2007

Triumph Motorcycles announced the addition of the Street Triple to their line of street motorcycles.

Burning Bikes: The Wacky, Weird Vehicles of Burning Man

September 2nd, 2007

One of the most interesting parts of Burning Man, at least for this gearhead, is the wacky collection of vehicles. Not your basic choppers or streetfighters…oh no, those would be far too normal for a Burner (as many participants call themselves). Just like in the “default world”, all motorized vehicles must pass inspection by the DMV before they can be operated on the “playa” surface.

Ducati 1098 to be eligible for World Superbike in 2008

September 2nd, 2007

The FIM just announced rule changes which will allow Ducati to run their new 1098 Superbike in the World Superbike Championship. Ducati has been campaigning for this change for quite a while, and finally got it.

Video: Ducs and Wings and Beemers: Images from Mid-Ohio Superbike Weekend

August 29th, 2007

Random bikes in the parking lot at Mid-Ohio. This was taken on Saturday, you can tell cuz it ain’t raining!

AMA Supermoto Round Cancelled- further reason to question what is AMA doing?

August 27th, 2007

AMA announcement about Supermoto in Oklahoma City.

It’s New, It’s Weird, It’s Cool, It’s Here- The 2008 Suzuki B-King

August 24th, 2007

It’s new, it’s weird, it’s cool, it’s an aftermarket exhaust manufacturer’s dream come true. It’s the Suzuki B-King, and it’s almost here.

Fullerton Bike Night

August 3rd, 2007

Bike Night in Fullerton?

American Disappointment at the Red Bull USGP Laguna Seca

August 2nd, 2007

Despite a larger than usual number of American riders in the MotoGP race at Laguna Seca, the boys from the U.S. of A. didn’t fare very well on Sunday.

Red Bull USGP MotoGP Qualifying Results

August 2nd, 2007

Qualifying results from the Red Bull USGP MotoGP:

Bayliss wins again at Misano WSB

August 2nd, 2007

Troy Bayliss swept both race 1 and 2 of the World Superbike Championship round at Misano Italy today. Results:

Bayliss wins Round 1 at Misano WSB

August 2nd, 2007

Troy Bayliss won by a large margin at the first World Superbike race at Misano Italy today.

AMA Superbike- We’ve got a couple of questions…..

August 1st, 2007

We’re getting a little tired of AMA Superbike. Can you answer these questons? Bike Babe of the Day

July 31st, 2007

Expect no witty comments here. We are speechless.

Ducati Superbike Concorso Winners Announced

July 26th, 2007

Wondering who won the second round of Ducati’s Superbike Concorso at Laguna Seca? Here you go.

2007 Red Bull US Grand Prix MotoGP Weekend Schedule

July 22nd, 2007

Here’s everything you need to know about the biggest event in the 2007 racing calendar, the Red Bull US Grand Prix MotoGP Race! Bike Babe – Do Blondes Really Have More Fun?

July 19th, 2007

What a nice smile! Bike Babe – Bike Wash

July 19th, 2007

We just can’t get enough of bike wash pics. Can you?


July 18th, 2007

Neil Hodgson, former World Superbike Champion, will ride for Corona Extra Honda Racing and THETRACKCLUB.COM at Laguna Seca AMA Superbike.

Sportbike Gangs Take Over Southern California Freeways

July 14th, 2007

Hundreds of urban sportbike riders caused huge traffic jams on California freeways, stopping traffic and performing stunts. You can’t believe this stupidity.

Evel Knievel and Kanye West agree to mediation

July 12th, 2007

Evel Knievel and rapper Kanye West have agreed to mediate a copyright lawsuit the motorcycle daredevil filed over a music video West made last year. See the full story.

Ducati Island Returns to Laguna Seca for Red Bull USGP

July 11th, 2007

Riding a Ducati to Laguna Seca MotoGP? Check out the list of events Ducati is planning for Ducati Island.

Preview: 2008 Buell 1125R – Finally a Buell We Would Buy!

July 9th, 2007

If you’re anything like us, you love the idea of spending your hard-earned sportbike dollar here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. But in many people’s opinion there have not been any American sportbikes worthy of competing with the Japanese and Italian brands. Until now, that is. Bike Babe – Brunette on Mini Roadracer

July 6th, 2007

What a front end!

Smack News: Michelin Recalls 68,000 Motorcycle Tires

July 2nd, 2007

Per Reuters, Michelin is recalling 68,000 Pilot Power motorcycle tires.


June 29th, 2007

A full gate of past motocross champions is expected for the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association vintage motocross race on July 28 during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the AMA and AHRMA have jointly announced.

New Resource: Motorcycle Fuel Economy Ratings

June 9th, 2007

I’m interested to hear from Ninja 250 owners Bike Pic of The Day

June 2nd, 2007

Spondon framed streetfighter spotted at the Isle of Man June 2007

Crazy Custom Bikes at the Isle of Man

May 2nd, 2007

Here in the states we have a huge variety of bikes, in every shape, flavor and color. We have the choppers of course, and chromed out sportbikes with extended swingarms, repli-racers, vintage bikes, etc. But for a completely new take on the meaning of “custom bikes”, look around at the TT. Bike Pic of the Day

April 2nd, 2007

Aprilia Tuono Racing with Sidecar. Bike Pic of the Day

March 2nd, 2007

The Garage Company’s beautiful CB750 Cafe Racer, seen at the Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet.

Holy Bologna! Harley and Ducati Merger?

February 2nd, 2007

According to the Financial Times, at, there is speculation that Ducati and Harley-Davidson could merge at “anytime”.

Motorcycle Sales Up for 14th Straight Year! Will it continue?

February 2nd, 2007

Sales of two-wheelers continued showing consistent strength in 2006, ending in December with a 14th straight year of growth.

Event Review: Isle Of Man TT Races 2007

January 2nd, 2007

For die-hard motorcycle roadracing fans, a trip to the Isle of Man TT races is an absolute must-do. No other race in the U.S., or even the world, quite matches the experience of seeing the TT in person.