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BMW R nine T Brooklyn Scrambler

posted by on 22 May 2014 in Motorcycle News


Editor’s Note: As part of BMW Motorcycles’ 90th birthday celebration, ¬†they have produced the R nine T, a bike that’s something of an homage to traditional BMW design themes from the long history of the brand. As part of the R nine T program, BMW have provided bikes to several different designers and customizers across […] More…

Triumph Announces Pricing for 2013 Trophy Lux-Tourer

posted by on 4 September 2012 in Motorcycle News


The 2013 Triumph Trophy SE will hit the US in January as a serious contender in the luxury touring category, starting at $18,999. More…

BMW HP4 the World’s Lightest 4-Cylinder 1000cc Sport Bike

posted by on 2 August 2012 in Motorcycle News


Four years ago BMW wasn’t even really in the superbike scene. That changed with the S1000RR, and now the HP4 takes things to the next level. More…

Audi Buys Ducati

posted by on 18 April 2012 in Motorcycle News


After weeks of rumors, Audi AG has finally announced their acquisition of Ducati Motor Holding today. The supervisory boards at Volkswagen and Audi approved the acquisition today in Hamburg Germany. Ducati is the third major brand acquired under the Audi AG group which includes Lamborghini and Italdesign. More…

Latest Update on Audi Buying Ducati

posted by on 3 April 2012 in Motorcycle News


Rumors have been flying over the buyout of Ducati Motor Holding, and Audi is taking the spotlight with a rumored 750-million-euro bid. More…

Naked Ducati 1199 Panigale Photos

posted by on 28 March 2012 in Motorcycle News


Ducati has released the first official photos of the Ducati 1199 Panigale without its beautiful fairings. What’s left is the 195hp Superquadro power plant that is a stressed member of the chassis with the front clip and rear clips attaching directly to the engine. More…

Edgar Heinrich to Head BMW Motorcycle Design

posted by on 31 January 2012 in Motorcycle News


Edgar Heinrich (53) will be taking over the BMW Group’s BMW Motorrad Design Studio as of July 1st 2012. He succeeds David Robb… More…

Ducati 1199 Panigale Unveiled at EICMA

posted by on 10 November 2011 in Motorcycle News


Ducati finally pulled all the wraps off the 1199 Panigale superbike, just before the public opening of the EICMA show in Milan. More…

MV Agusta Unveils F3 675

posted by on 9 November 2011 in Motorcycle News


While the automotive world has SEMA in early November, the motorcycle world gets EICMA, and MV Agusta has used the home stage to unveil its new F3 675. More…

Ducati Releases Specs on Panigale Engine

posted by on 11 October 2011 in Motorcycle News


Ducati has begun the slow, long march of releasing small details about the new 1199 Panigale one at a time. This time, though, Ducati has dropped something big: all the details about the bike’s all-new engine. More…