Bruce McLaughlan, writing in his Detroit News column, warns motorcycle dealers that, with the economy winding down, they may have to change some practices if they want to continue selling motorcycles.
You hear a lot of excuses about why dealers don’t allow test-rides: Liability, potential for damage, wildly varying skill… Continue reading
I’ve spoken to the guys down at the ‘Ol BMW motorcycle dealership about the arrival dates for the new K-series bikes, The K130GT, K1300s, and K1300R. They say that they are expecting to begin getting them in in late February or early March. They still don’t have any… Continue reading
Cycle World has gotten their hands on a 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, and after a decently log trip, has written it up. Apparently, they like the new changes.
In the end, the outside image remains quite traditional, but underneath is an ever-improving riding experience. The Road Glide is… Continue reading
The new harley-Davidson XR1200 seems to be racking up the kudos. Motorcycle Daily has a write up on it, and they conclude:
This is the ultimate Harley-Davidson Sportster, with performance and reliability completely unknown to the guys who owned a Sportster decades ago. Guys that dreamed (like Erik Buell)… Continue reading
The american Motorcycle Association finally came out in opposition to the plans for imposing a 100% tariff on all European bikes imported to the US that have an engine displacement of 50cc-500cc.
The federal measure is designed as retaliation to the 27-member European Union’s continuing import ban on American beef… Continue reading
Take a look at the motorcycle below. Take a good look. It is a 1991 Norton Commander F1.
This is one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever built. It was powered by a 588cc twin-rotary Wankel engine. I think the 588cc is a… Continue reading
Via RILYSI, it looks like KTM, the respected Austrian Motorcycle manufacturer, has applied for a patent for a 2-Wheel drive, hybrid motorcycle. Even more interesting is that they’ve apparently fast-tracked it to production sometime in the next 24 months.
The word is that it will have an… Continue reading
The Kneeslider has some more pics of the new (to the US) harley Davidson XR1200 Sportster. I really like this one.
That’s an evilly bitchen’ looking motorscooter right there.
I’m not sure, exactly, what the point was to this test. The guys at MCN took a few days to ride and compare the Harley-Davdison XR1200, the Ducati GT1000, and the Moto Guzzi Griso 1200. Their conclusion: The XR1200 isn’t a benchmark sportbike.
A look of shocked… Continue reading
It isn’t the Hayabusa. It’s not the ZX-14. It’s a Harley-Davidson. Sort of. I mean, Harley owns MV Agusta now, and MVA makes the F4 1078RR 312.
This bike is superbad. The 2008 2008 F4 R 312 took a land-speed… Continue reading
Well, OK, not really auto-pilot, but Aprilia is putting out a bike with an automatic transmission–or, rather, a Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT).
The Aprilia Mana 850 does have a manual setting so you can shift with either the foot, or with hand controls, a la the FJR AE… Continue reading
The Boys of Bayern have upgraded their premier sport-tourer. The New K1300GT is on the way.
When you absolutely, positively have to spend $21,000 on a motorcycle BMW has just the bike for you.
Of course, it has every conceivable farkle, and the new 1293cc… Continue reading
Today, I got a nice email from Kelly Yahr at Harley-Davidson. Wanting me to talk about the upcoming US debut of the Sportster XR1200 in December.
It looks like Harley is going back to the Sportster’s flat-track roots with this one. The Europeans have… Continue reading
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