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Monthly Archives: September 2010

2011 BMW K1600GTL first look

The first–grainy, low-res images of the 2011 BMW K1600GTL have been leaked.

2011 BMW K1600GTL

2011 BMW K1600GTL

2011 BMW K1600GTL - Front View

2011 BMW K1600GTL - Front View

Being the flagship BMW tourers, it will have all sorts of goodies on it.  Over and above the I-6 engine with 160HP and 129 ft-lbs of torque. … Continue reading

California outlaws loud pipes

I guess now we’ll see if loud pipes really do save lives.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 435 yesterday that will authorize state law enforcement to ticket motorcyclists who have swapped out their stock pipes for an aftermarket exhaust. The new law will make it a crime to… Continue reading

2011 Triumph Tiger 800

2011 Triumph Tiger 800

2011 Triumph Tiger 800

Via Motorcycle Daily, it appears that Triumph is finally unveiling their new adventurer tourer.  It’s an 800cc triple version of the Tiger. As noted previously, it will come in two versions, one with a 17″ front wheel for mainly on-road use, and one with… Continue reading

But it’s a dry heat!

The ambient air temperature on my ride home was 109°F according to the thermometer on my FJR this afternoon.  My commute home felt like I was riding through a blow drier. I’ve had more fun rides, believe me.

Adventure-Tourer Shootout

Motorcycle USA runs a head-to-head adventurer tourer test between the BMX R1200GS, the new Ducati Multistrada 1200S, and the Triumph Tiger 1050, a bike that looks to be making an exit from the Triumph line-up this next year, with the advent of two brand new Triumph adventure bikes.  Read… Continue reading

2011 Triumph adventure bike video

Triumph has released another video of its upcoming adventure bikes, giving us a bit more information about them, as well some better glimpses of what they’ll look like.

There will be two models–one focused on on-road adventuring, and one emphasizing off road capabilities.

2011 MV Agusta F3 begins to go public

For the past few months, MV fans have been waiting for something concrete about the new 675cc triple, the F3, from MV Agusta.  There’s been lots of spy shots, though mostly those were of a bike with F4 fairings, preventing us from getting a good look at the bike’s… Continue reading

Rear-view helmet

Reevu Helmet

Reevu Helmet

A British company is set to bring a brand new helmet concept to market.  Called the Reevu MSX1, this new helmet allows the driver to see the road behind him through a small mirror inserted into the visor.

The mirror reflects the image of whatever is to… Continue reading

I’m exhausted

In the past three days, I’ve had to work 14 hours a day on a video project I was assigned.  It’s been a nightmare.  I’m punchy from lack of sleep.  Thank goodness, the weekend’s over, and I can go back to a normal workday tomorrow.

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

A few weeks ago, some eager beaver at Aprilia posted the owner’s manual for the new Dorsoduro 1200 on Aprilia’s web site, which I reported here.  That was odd, because the existence of the bike hadn’t actually been announced by Aprilia.  That’s all… Continue reading

Luckiest. Pope. Ever.

It was a big day for His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, as Ducati Holdings CEO Gabriele Del Torchio popped by the Pope’s residence at Castel Gandolfo to drop off two brand new Multistrada 1200s. Both bikes are nicely custom painted with the gold and white papal color scheme.

Pope Benedict XVI and his new Ducati Multistradas

Pope Benedict… Continue reading

2011 Triumph Sprint GT Review

2011 Triumph Sprint GT

2011 Triumph Sprint GT

The Triumph Sprint ST has been replaced by–or, rather, evolved into–the Sprint GT.  But looking at the specs in the Motorcycle.Com review, I’m not sure it’s an evolution to something better.  It may be, but the tale of the tape in comparison to… Continue reading

Harley stays in Wisconsin

I guess the tough talk about scouting for new production locations worked.

Unions at Harley-Davidson Wisconsin factories have agreed to seven-year labor agreements that will keep the company’s production operations in The Motor Company’s home state. The new labor contracts, which call for a reduced workforce, will take effect… Continue reading

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