Vintage Motorcycle Days

Well, today was the last day of the annual vintage meet at Mid-Ohio. Lots of cool stuff shows up at something like this and this is one of them. The American Best of Show winner was a 1950 Dynacycle, one of perhaps a dozen remaining in the U.S. Essentially a bicycle with a motor bolted into the bottom bracket, the immaculately restored Dynacycle was the lifelong project of Tennessee’s Don Dungan (top). Bought as a graduation gift for by his... [Read More...]

MotoGP in the US

Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images Well, after Sunday’s race, things are finally looking up for GP racing in the US. For the first time in a lot of years, a major motorcycle race was broadcast live on a major network (FOX) and attendance at Laguna Seca was reported at 115,000. So both of those are pretty encouraging things but I would love to see more media coverage of the sport here in the US. Let’s face it, the media can turn anything... [Read More...]

BMW MOTORRAD ACQUIRES HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES

From a BMW press release… Munich. BMW will acquire the renowned motorcycle company Husqvarna Motorcycles. Dr. Herbert Diess, General Director of BMW Motorrad, and the Italian industrialist Claudio Castiglioni signed a contract on 19.07.2007 in Italy. The contractual agreement will come into full effect upon final approval of the EU cartel authorities. Both parties agreed that the purchase price was to remain confidential. For BMW Motorrad... [Read More...]

End Insurance Discrimination Against Motorcyclists

The AMA is working to get a bill passed by Congress that would keep health insurance companies from denying benefits to people injured in motorcycle accidents. This is a really big deal, so take the time to contact your representative and let them know how you feel. With five minutes of your time, you can help the AMA get legislation passed in Congress that will end health insurance discrimination against motorcyclists. The AMA is working to... [Read More...]

New Buell 1125R

If you haven’t seen it out yet, head on over to Buell’s website and check out the all new 1125R Sportbike. With almost 150 HP, it should be very entertaining. With a 54in wheelbase, it should be the proverbial wheelie machine. Cycle World as a good intro look at the bike with specs and pictures.  Read More →

Ducati Desmosedici RR unveiled

Ducati showed off it’s limited production, very expensive Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica at World Ducati Week in Misano. Wow, the lust factor is crazy… 200 HP wrapped in the beautiful 1098 skin should be enough- for now. WebBikeWorld has the story and a few more pictures. Nice, very nice. As the world’s first true MotoGP replica, the Ducati Desmosedici RR has an impressive specification, at the heart of which beats the record-breaking... [Read More...]

All New Kawasaki Concours

The old Concours was around a long, long time and it really showed. Well Kawasaki has fixed the problem with an all new bike that uses the ZX14 motor and it is a sweet sport touring machine according to the AMA tester. So what impressed me most? Looking at the press materials and spec sheet, you might guess it’s the long list of features Kawasaki has included on the new Concours. There’s a lot of things you’d expect these ... [Read More...]

New Suzuki Line-up for 08

Suzuki had their annual dealer show last week, and they introduced several new and updated models. At the top of the list is the new Hayabusa. A perennial favorite of the big bore sport class, it is back with a vengeance and taking aim at Kawasaki’s ZX14 with a reported 195 HP. Pictures and descriptions are from AMA. At first glance, the front of the new ‘Busa looks much like the model it replaces. According to Suzuki, that’s... [Read More...]