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Our cousins in The Old Country love motorcycles as much as we do, but they don’t love the same motorcycles, apparently. The French automotive magazine MotoRevue has released their list of top five motorcycles in Europe, and, as you might imagine, they’re quite… Continue reading
Zero Motorcycles DS Electric Dual Sport
Zero Motorcycle is just giddy with excitement, because they’ve released the DS, an all-electric, zero-emissions, dual-sport motorcycle. They Claim that it’s not only emissions free, but almost completely recycleable as well.
Powered by the most advanced drive train in the industry, the… Continue reading
The mavens at Motorcyclist magazine have announced the winner of the award for 2009 Motorcycle of the Year, as well as their other picks.
Motorcyclist's Motorcycle of the Year: 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
The bike picking up the top award this year is the Yamaha YZF-R1.
Modern sportbikes are engineered… Continue reading
As I mentioned before, the economy isn’t good. And since motorcycles are a luxury good for most people, they are being hit especially hard. The MoCo had a 91% drop in profits last quarter, Suzuki’s sales numbers have collapsed…it’s bad all over. And I can prove… Continue reading
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
Other than Triumph’s web site, no one seems to be reporting this, but as of this week, the very first Triumph Thunderbirds have arrived in the United States. The first bikes arrived on Tuesday, so that means that there is a very high likelihood… Continue reading
Ever since BMW announced it would begin producing a liter-class sportbike to compete with the Japanese, people have been waiting for the BMW S1000RR. The one question was what the price would be, as BMWs tend to be a bit more…extravagantly priced than their competitors. Those questions… Continue reading
Frickin' Laser Beams!
“Is it too much to ask for an frickin’ engine with frickin laser beams? Really, people. What do I pay you for?”
The technology behind the Internal Combustion Engine continues to move forward. Brit scientists working for Ford Motor Company have found a way… Continue reading
According to the UK’s Motorcycle News web site, the 1200cc V-Tec Honda I mentioned previously looks like the replacement for the ST1300–or the Pan European as they call in The old Country–and maybe the current Interceptor (VFR) as well. MCN has pics and some info, though the… Continue reading
So, every year, you hear the rumors: “There’s a new VFR on the way.” “It’ll have five cylinders.” “It’ll be a 1,000cc V-4 superbike.” Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
There’s something about the venerable Honda VFR that provokes fanatical loyalty from it’s fan base. … Continue reading
Below, I write about the Honda Fury, and their try at making a radically designed chopper. It doesn’t quite cut it. Meanwhile, extreme rake excepted, the guys at Victory are getting the job done. They’ve unveiled a new concept bike called the CORE.
It’s… Continue reading
Stellan Egelund of Sweden was commissioned by Triumph to build a cafe racer out of the…wait for it…Rocket III. Triumph is going to make five of these motorcycles, and all five of them will be sold in Sweden.
This is what Egelund came up with.
All right. I admit it. I’m not that much of a chopper guy. Some of them look OK, and have fantastic paint jobs. On the whole, though, they strike me as inconvenient with their tiny little gas tanks. And they don’t seem very maneuverable, with… Continue reading
I guess today has turned into Harley Davidson day here, but I came across this bit of news. Frankly, considering the current economic conditions, I found it surprising. But the MoCo is running a promotion from now until 31 Mar that will give Sportster riders the original… Continue reading
One of the big motorcycle events of every year is the Honda Hoot. Honda owners from all over North America show up every year in Knoxville, TN.
But, American Honda is pulling the plug.
American Honda announced today that the 2008 Honda Hoot will bring to a close… Continue reading