From BMW Press Release- Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 25, 2007…For the second year in a row, the BMW K 1200 GT has been named one of the top ten motorcycles for 2007 by editors of Cycle World magazine.  At the 32nd Annual Cycle World Ten Best Bikes awards dinner, the BMW K 1200 GT received the magazine’s award for Best Sport-Touring Bike, the category for motorcycles designed for sport/adventure riding, covering long distances over... [Read More...]

Nice Ducati

Here is a really pretty bike and it is owned by the VP of Marketing for Tesla Motors– the new electric car manufacturer. I’ve had a bunch of Monsters and they really are just soo much fun to ride. And they sound good too. Check out his other rides. Nice garage, dude.  Read More →

Ducati 750 GT Bevel Head Restoration

WebBikeWorld has a great article on the custom/restoration of a 74 Ducati 750 GT. Lots of good info and tips as well as pictures. This diary captures the high points of finding, owning and “custovating” a 1974 Ducati 750GT.  Custovation is my word for customizing and renovating the build of a one-of-a-kind vintage motorcycle.  The custovation captures the heritage of the early 70’s bevel drive racers... [Read More...]

Aprilia and Moto Guzzi Demo Tour

If you live near any of these cities, you might want to head on over and snag a few rides on some cool bikes. Note the requirements- motorcycle license is required as well as normal safety equipment. Same dates apply to the Moto Guzzi demo rides. NEW YORK, June 20, 2007 – Aprilia USA invites enthusiasts to discover why its award-winning Italian motorcycles and scooters are one of the most pulse-pounding experiences available on two wheels.  Riders... [Read More...]

Good Vintage Show

For those of you who like the older stuff, this press release from the AMA Museum is a reminder to save Sat June 30th for a look at some great vintage European bikes. On June 30, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum will host British & European Motorcycle Saturday, the second of two ‘Classic Saturdays’ events this month.  The first event, Japanese Motorcycle Saturday, drew over 400 two-wheel enthusiasts to the museum’s 23-acre grounds in... [Read More...]

Denver gets tough- and stupid

The AMA has an article up about the Denver city council putting restrictions on motorcycle exhaust systems that are far tougher than what they require for cars and trucks. Basically, they are requiring a bike to have the OEM exhaust system on it with the EPA noise certification stamped in it. This is crazy since it is retroactive to 1982- the first year the EPA certified bike exhaust systems. It is doubtful you could even get an OEM exhaust for a... [Read More...]

Funny Video

Especially if you remember the 80’s. I saw this over at Autoblog and had to share it. Not exactly bike related, but definately worth watching. [youtube]lNzNRTvE[/youtube]  Read More →

Wanty to ride an Aprilia?

There are some bike a lot of people will never get to ride- either because of cost or availability, or both. But here is your chance to ride some top shelf stuff for free on some of the best roads in America. Here is the press release for Aprilia: LACONIA, NH, June 5, 2007 – Aprilia USA invites riders in the area for Laconia Motorcycle Week to discover why its Italian motorcycles and scooters are one of the most pulse-pounding experiences available... [Read More...]

Rossi wins again in Italy

Well, it is obvious that he has his home track wired. An impressive win considering his bad start. Poor Nicky Hayden is really fading fast. You do have to wonder what the problem is… From Speed: Valentino Rossi extended his domination of his home race with a heroic performance before 85,000 adoring fans at Mugello today. For the sixth consecutive year Rossi won the Italian Grand Prix, an emotional victory that Rossi dedicated to his fans.“This... [Read More...]