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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Another Barn Find

So, this motorcycle shop owner over in Aalst, Belgium died, and the shop’s contents are going up for auction.  That means that Troostwijk, an industrial auctioneer in Antwerp, had to go in and take stock of the shop’s contents.  When they did, they got quite a surprise. … Continue reading

WSBK or MotoGP aren’t risky enough?

You’d think that, if you were spending big money on a world-class motorcycle racing team, you’d prevent your riders from doing things that might endanger their health during the racing season, but apparently not.

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi joins his teammate Jorge Lorenzo on the “recently bitten by… Continue reading

BMW: Getting it done

While most motorcycle manufactures are mired in the sales doldrums due to the worldwide economic recession, BMW is bucking the trend.

The BMW Motorcycle segment clearly exceeded last year’s sales in the first three months of this year: Sales were 20.9% higher at 20,840 units (17,232). In March 2010,… Continue reading

Enthusiast Publications

If you’re interested in reading about motorcycles, or in learning how to ride better, the New York Times, of all places, has a list of books and DVDs about Motorcycling.

Included in the list is:

  • Alan Cathcart’s American Dream Bikes
  • Roland Brown’s Superbikes of the Seventies
  • Kevin Cameron’s The Grand… Continue reading

Motorcycle Thefts Drop

This seems like good news: The National Insurance Crime Bureau reported today that motorcycle thefts declined by 13% in 2009, with a total of 56,093 stolen last year, compared to 64,492 the previous year.  The most popular bikes for thieves were Hondas, with 13,688 reported thefts, or 24.4% of… Continue reading

Cleveland CycleWerks New Models

Via Paul Crowe, I see that Cleveland CycleWerks has plans for some really exciting beginner/commuter bikes designed and slated for release very soon.

CCW Misfit

Cleveland CycleWerks Misfit

First up is my favorite, the Misfit. It’s a 250cc thumper that appears to be priced somewhere around $2400.

CCW Heist

Cleveland CycleWerks Heist

Next… Continue reading

Another Literbike Shootout

Motorcycle USA Motorcycle.Com has posted their 2010 Literbike shootout, comparing the newest European bikes to the top Japanese 1,000cc rockets.  From Europe, they test the Aprilia RSV4 R, and the BMW S1000RR.  From the Land of the Rising Sun comes the Honda CBR1000RR and the Kawasaki ZX-10R. … Continue reading

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