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?
New model information for 2011 from Ducati
You say you can’t quite afford a Ducati Desmosedici, the world’s ultimate sportbike? Well, for 40 bucks you just might win one.
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 selectionsApril 19th, 2010
More new Ducati Monsters! And new body kits to give your Monster a custom look.
Did the DMG make a good call on the restart of the Daytona 200 with Danny Eslick?
Carrying cargo on an electric motorcycles (Zero S, and Electric Motorsports GPR-S).
The Cycle Guys announce a revolutionary way to carry saddlebags on your sportbike: The SLS: Sidemount Luggage System
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 […]
The Dealernews Powersports Expo 2010 trade show happened in Indianapolis. We were there. Here’s some fun stuff we saw.
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?
There’s a pretty big chance that if you fly a plane, you also ride a motorcycle. Why?
What to do if you’ve got too many bikes for one parking spot, and just one quarter for the meter?
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.
There’s something about a woman in leathers that we like.
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.
The legendary Roadog in all it’s glory. Ever wonder what it was like to ride this thing? Just ask John Burns.
crashed red motorcycle – rear end wreck
Babe in black on a rurry R1
This is a great little video to get aspiring stunters started.
Is the chopper boom over?
What exactly is a Streetfighter? I know one when I see one…
Hondas or Yamahas? Brunettes or blondes? Decisions….decisions…
Early Hayabusa Prototype Spotted. Not.
Rub a dub dub…..the heck with washing the bike!
Highlights and lots of pics from the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California
This is one sexy Triumph Daytona 675
Here’s a unique way of carrying your canine companion. Get this dog some goggles!!
The Lookout Roadhouse is a must-visit if you are in southern California — great views, food, and like-minded company.
Random motorcycle pix we’ve collected — cool pix, action shots, and the strange.
Yellow bikini on green bike, at Myrtle Beach.
Gold Wing based custom motorcycle spotted on the way to Sturgis
Streetfighter Babes are the Best!!.
A wide variety of bikes were seen at the Long Beach Swap Meet.
Should the Isle of Man TT be shut down for the rider’s own good?
The beautiful GP replica Ducati Desmosedici is honored by Robb Report. You didn’t expect to see this bike in Easy Riders, did you?
Looks like this lovely lass really enjoys riding her Honda 900RR with D&D exhaust.
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?
On a bright sunny Saturday morning the MotorcycleSmack.com 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.
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.
This Bimota SB8R brings back memories……
black woman on green bike
Honda EV06 Concept bike breaks cover.
Blond on red bike.
Here’s a somewhat disturbing video clip. Keep it up, guys, and the government will really start ruining our fun.
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?
White bikini, yellow bike.
ASV Inventions announces new line brake and clutch levers for street bikes.
Ducati has signed veteran MotoGP rider Marco Melandri to ride alongside young phenom Casey Stoner in 2008 and 2009. Read Ducati’s announcement here.
Christmas came early for Ducati this year.
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?
Blond on blue bike.
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.
The silly season is on! Hopkins signs with Kawasaki MotoGP.
Like the new Ducati S4RS Tricolore? Wait till you see the Hypermotord in black.
Some tasty new products from the boys of Bologna
New Bike Alert! Kawasaki Versys We Like This Bike!! Can’t wait to ride it.
Just how good is the new Rotax-powered Buell 1125R? Find out here.
Miguel Duhamel’s got a new teammate for next year. Where does this leave Jake Zemke?
Classic Valentino Rossi, congratulating himself on yet another victory!
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.
It just ain’t fair
New Honda’s announced at dealer meeting. Some very cool bikes.
This is what you’ve been waiting for: The all-new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR
Congratulations Casey Stoner, Ducati, Bridgestone
Triumph Motorcycles announced the addition of the Street Triple to their line of street motorcycles.
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.
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.
Random bikes in the parking lot at Mid-Ohio. This was taken on Saturday, you can tell cuz it ain’t raining!
AMA announcement about Supermoto in Oklahoma City.
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.
Bike Night in Fullerton?
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.
Qualifying results from the Red Bull USGP MotoGP:
Troy Bayliss swept both race 1 and 2 of the World Superbike Championship round at Misano Italy today. Results:
Troy Bayliss won by a large margin at the first World Superbike race at Misano Italy today.
We’re getting a little tired of AMA Superbike. Can you answer these questons?
Expect no witty comments here. We are speechless.
Wondering who won the second round of Ducati’s Superbike Concorso at Laguna Seca? Here you go.
Here’s everything you need to know about the biggest event in the 2007 racing calendar, the Red Bull US Grand Prix MotoGP Race!
What a nice smile!
We just can’t get enough of bike wash pics. Can you?
Neil Hodgson, former World Superbike Champion, will ride for Corona Extra Honda Racing and THETRACKCLUB.COM at Laguna Seca AMA Superbike.
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 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.
Riding a Ducati to Laguna Seca MotoGP? Check out the list of events Ducati is planning for Ducati Island.
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.
What a front end!
Per Reuters, Michelin is recalling 68,000 Pilot Power motorcycle tires.
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.
I’m interested to hear from Ninja 250 owners
Spondon framed streetfighter spotted at the Isle of Man June 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.
Aprilia Tuono Racing with Sidecar.
The Garage Company’s beautiful CB750 Cafe Racer, seen at the Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet.
According to the Financial Times, at FT.com, there is speculation that Ducati and Harley-Davidson could merge at “anytime”.
Sales of two-wheelers continued showing consistent strength in 2006, ending in December with a 14th straight year of growth.
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.