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2011 Ducati 848 EVO

2011 Ducati 848 EVO

2011 Ducati 848 EVO

Ducati has announced the first of its 2011 motorcycles, the new version of the 848, now christened the 848 EVO.  The EVO designation denotes that its a refinement of an existing model, rather than anything really new.  But that isn’t meant to sound dismissive,… Continue reading

ATK is almost ready for the showroom

I’ve received some new pictures of the ATK-badged cruiser and Sportbike that the Utah-based company is getting ready to put on the showroom floors of some select Harley-Davidson dealers.

ATK Cruiser

ATK Cruiser

ATK Sportbike

ATK Sportbike

Both of the bikes will come in 250cc and 650cc configurations.

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Something’s Up at Ducati

Ducati Project 0803

This Ducati Project 0803 sketch purports to be from a North American Ducati dealer who got it straight from the horse's...uh...mouth.

There’s been a lot of talk of a new Ducati model coming up for 2011. Maybe a big, new Monster. Or something.  Apparently that talk has some basis… Continue reading

The Triumph Adventure Bike

For 2011, Triumph will be releasing at least one new adventure bike.  We have no idea what the specs are, although it seems that it will be using something smaller than the 1050cc triple in the Tiger, so, just as a guess, I’d imagine it will be based on… Continue reading

Suzuki Comes Back to the US for 2011

The bad economy and poor sales forecasts for 2010 led Suzuki to suspend sending any new 2010-model bikes to the US, in lieu of reducing the inventories of 2009 models.  But, this afternoon, Suzuki announced that, for 2011, they’ll be back on our shores, and they previewed the first… Continue reading

ATK Signs Deal for Street Bikes

Back in November, I wrote that US dirt-bike maker ATK and Korean conglomerate S&T inked a deal for ATK to assemble ATK-branded street bikes at some select Harley-Davidson dealerships.  It’s a dealer-level deal, and has nothing to do with the Motor Company itself, just some dealers put together 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

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

Buell 1190RR Breaks Cover

Erik Buell Racing has a facebook page with pics of the the new 1190RR being prepped for shipment to a racer in Germany.  It’s a nice looking bike.

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Erik Buell can’t build streetbikes until February 2011, according to his non-compete clause with Harley-Davidson, so you won’t see one… Continue reading

Saving Harley

Jensen Beeler at A&R has kicked off a 3-part series on what Harley-Davidson needs to do to prevent the company from dying along with their aging demographic.  He starts off with the same premise I wrote about last summer, but really drills down into the details.  It’s… Continue reading

Harley-Davidson Racing

Vance & Hines and the AMA Pro Racing series have teamed up to create a brand new racing series for the Harley-Davidson XR1200.  Granted, the XR is the only Harley that can be said to have any pretensions to being a racing bike…of some kind.  A&R has… Continue reading

Triumph’s Strength

Motorcycle Daily takes note of Triumph’s sales strength in the US, while other manufacturers’ sales are slumping.  They explain it as follows:

The advantage Triumph has is its heritage of triples and parallel twins. Virtually no other company has this heritage, and Triumph can therefore develop motorcycles… Continue reading

Buell Racing’s New Motorcycle

Buell 1190RR

Buell 1190RR

Erik Buell Racing has unveiled it’s first brand new racing bike, the 1190RR.  the 1190cc 72° V-Twin shaves 30 pounds off of the 1125RR, giving it a dry weight of 360lbs, with engine output sporting a boost to 185HP, and 93lb-ft of torque.

That puts the… Continue reading

A Victory for Power Freaks

Victory Motorcycles has announced a new, high-powered version of the Vegas.  The new bike has a set of Stage 2 cams to pump up the output of its 106ci V-Twin.  The special edition Vegas will sport 97HP and 113 lb-ft of torque.  Victory will only be… Continue reading

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