Monthly Archives: October 2009
Here’s something I didn’t know. There’s a compnay that’s been around for several years, and it makes plastic internal combustion engines. The New York Times reports on Matti Holtzberg, an engineer in New Jersey, whose been building these things for quite a while.
Apparently, back in… Continue reading
Since Motorcycle-USA’s Ken Hutchison was already in Japan for the Tokyo Motor Show, he was conveniently available to go out to the Sugo racetrack and hop aboard the new VFR1200F at the press demo. In return, he’s provided us with a nice first ride review that’s pretty comprehensive.… Continue reading
An Australian motorcycle dealership is running this fantastic ad.
Motorcycle traffic fatalities in California are down. Or, are they?
Yes, I know that the plural of “fury” is “furies”, but I’m referring to the model name, not the state of rage, so the title is OK. But, it is still plural, because Honda has added two new Fury models to accompany the original VT1300.
The big motorcycle show, Italy’s EICMA, will be happening in 20 days. Traditionally, this is a show that always brings some surprises for the new year. So, what’s up this year?
Obviously, Aprilia will be rolling out the RSV4 and RSV4-R. That’s a no-brainer.
BMW might be… Continue reading
The announcement of Buell’s shut-down by Harley-Davidson is still spreading ripples through the motorcycle world. But, closer to Buell’s home, city and county officials are looking into trying to save the Buell manufacturing facility–and the local jobs it supported–in Walworth County.
If Erik Buell is interested and… Continue reading
Last month, I wrote an article claiming that Buell’s future was uncertain, as a signifigant number of Harley-Davidson execs were leading a charge to eliminate the brand from the MoCo’s line-up.
Writing that story made me very unpopular in the Buell world for a few days.
Today, it… Continue reading
For the first time since 1981’s Hurt Report, the Federal Highway Administration is beginning a comprehensive study of traffic safety as it relates to motorcycles.
A significant new motorcycle crash causation study will soon get under way at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Formally announced by the Federal Highway… Continue reading
After months of anticipation, Honda released the images, specifications, and availability details of the new VFR replacement, the VFR1200F.
Let’s start with the pictures. Shown below is the only version that will appear in the US,with its red livery. Why the euros get multiple color choices, and… Continue reading
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