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Yamaha Thundercat Is UK's Most Stolen Bike
Yamaha Thundercat Is UK's Most Stolen Bike

30 Jan 2013, 13:47 UTC / Here's an interesting piece of statistics news, albeit it's no good news for the Yamaha owners in the UK. Yamaha is officially the UK's bet loved brand...by thieves, that is. Yes, it&...

 
Is BMW Selling Husqvarna to KTM?
Is BMW Selling Husqvarna to KTM?

30 Jan 2013, 13:21 UTC / Here's the latest rumor in the industry, telling about an imminent sale of recently brought-to-life brand Husqvarna. Bought just years ago by industry giant BMW, Husqvarna is rumored to change ...

 
American Beta Motorcycles Closes 3-Year Deal with Motul Oil
American Beta Motorcycles Closes 3-Year Deal with Motul Oil

30 Jan 2013, 11:11 UTC / Notorious off-road and trial bikes manufacturer American Beta has reached a conclusion regarding the oil they will be using: starting February 2013 all Betas sold in the North American market will h...

 
Honda Announces 5% Motorcycles Sales Drop in 2012
Honda Announces 5% Motorcycles Sales Drop in 2012

29 Jan 2013, 12:54 UTC / Unlike other motorcycle manufacturers which have happily announced sales increases in 2012 over previous years, red giant Honda has to do with 5% less. Some of you might wonder how come Honda so...

 
Queensryche and ZZ Top Confirmed to Rock the 2013 Sturgis
Queensryche and ZZ Top Confirmed to Rock the 2013 Sturgis

26 Jan 2013, 11:52 UTC / Fresh good news come the Sturgis Buffalo Chip way: after rock legends ZZ Top have been announced to performs in the 2013 Surgis Rally on August 4th, a new huge name in the heavy metal industry has ...

 
Ducati Shows Technical Data on the Desmosedici GP13 Bike
Ducati Shows Technical Data on the Desmosedici GP13 Bike

22 Jan 2013, 14:13 UTC / It may seem like Ducati is very confident in the new Desmosedici GP13 racing machine: they've surfaced a detailed spec sheet for the new bikes which will run in thew 2013 MotoGP series. All...

 
New Motorcycle Licensing Law Effective in Europe
New Motorcycle Licensing Law Effective in Europe

21 Jan 2013, 14:43 UTC / The last weekend saw an update in the European law system, with the new motorcycle categories becoming effective. The law-making initiative aims to decrease the number of accidents on the EU roads, ...

 
1st Picture of Indian's New Crankshaft Starts Passionate Rumors
1st Picture of Indian's New Crankshaft Starts Passionate Rumors

21 Jan 2013, 14:09 UTC / This is the first picture of the all-new crankshaft for the all-new Indian motorcycles Polaris plans to release later this year. There is a lot of hype around the new Indians, especially as the comp...

 
Pirelli Pays €12,000 for Bike Crash Caused by Defective Tires
Pirelli Pays €12,000 for Bike Crash Caused by Defective Tires

18 Jan 2013, 13:41 UTC / Spain sees its first lawsuit condemning a tire manufacturer to pay hospital bills and bike repairs, after a court in Manresa ruled the plaintiff's demands rightful. The guy whose initials ar...

 
Indian Motorcycle Bajaj Discover 100T Sells on Foreign Markets
Indian Motorcycle Bajaj Discover 100T Sells on Foreign Markets

17 Jan 2013, 11:22 UTC / Bajaj Auto, also responsible for manufacturing KTM's small-displacement Dukes, has announced that they plan to start selling their new Discover 100T motorcycle in foreign countries. Initiall...

 
Zero Motorcycles Offers $2,500 Trade-in Bonus for a New E-Bike
Zero Motorcycles Offers $2,500 Trade-in Bonus for a New E-Bike

16 Jan 2013, 15:27 UTC / Similar to the "cash for clunkers", Zero Motorcycles' campaign "Cash for Carbon" offers a $2,500 (€1,880) trade-in bonus to anyone buying a new electric bike. What&#...

 
Husqvarna Nuda 900R Receives the 2012 Good Design Award
Husqvarna Nuda 900R Receives the 2012 Good Design Award

16 Jan 2013, 11:28 UTC / More good news for Husqvarna as their Nuda 900 R has received one of the most distinguished design awards in the world: the Good Design Award for 2012. Whether the bike itself is truly regarded w...

 
Horex' VR6 15-Degree Engine, Compact Engineering at its Best
Horex' VR6 15-Degree Engine, Compact Engineering at its Best

11 Jan 2013, 16:15 UTC / Horex is a name we haven't heard of since the early 1960's. Back in 1920, the German glass manufacturer Rex in Bad Homburg was going moto, and that's how Horex was born, a brand named...

 
Piaggio Aims to Sell 100,000 Vespas a Year in India
Piaggio Aims to Sell 100,000 Vespas a Year in India

9 Jan 2013, 16:04 UTC / So far Piaggio only sells the Vespa LX125 in India, and this automatic transmission scooter is quite expensive in comparison to other similar vehicles. That's why we (and Indian customers) will...

 
2013 Christini AWD 450 E Is Ready For the Rough Times
2013 Christini AWD 450 E Is Ready For the Rough Times

9 Jan 2013, 15:45 UTC / New AWD bikes from Steve Christini are available, and we might just see this new all-wheel-drive system catching. Instead of the old hydraulic pumps which tended to rob energy from the engine, the C...

 
250cc Triumph Confirmed for Asia
250cc Triumph Confirmed for Asia

9 Jan 2013, 11:18 UTC / It was only a matter of time until we got to hear about a small-displacement Triumph being readied for the Asian market. It's all so clear that the motorcycle industry is taking a firm step tow...

 
Final 2012 Sales Figures for BMW Show Two-Digit Increase for December
Final 2012 Sales Figures for BMW Show Two-Digit Increase for December

9 Jan 2013, 10:49 UTC / It's been a good year for BMW Motorrad, and the sales figures for 2012 clearly show this: with a 2% sales increase worldwide, the German manufacturer reaches a new all-time record of 106,358 mo...

 
What Will 2013 Bring in the Motorcycle World?
What Will 2013 Bring in the Motorcycle World?

4 Jan 2013, 15:58 UTC / Hi folks, thanks for checking with us for the year's first editorial. 2012 was quite an interesting year, and looking back, I'd say that it was also a good year. A lot of good things h...

 
US Extends Federal Tax Credit  for Electric Motorcycles through 2013
US Extends Federal Tax Credit for Electric Motorcycles through 2013

3 Jan 2013, 10:46 UTC / With most of the top-drawer electric motorcycles being more expensive than the traditional machines in the same "class", seeing the US authorities extending the tax credit as incentive for...

 
Hans Blesse of BMW Motorrad USA on Scooters and Superbikes
Hans Blesse of BMW Motorrad USA on Scooters and Superbikes

28 Dec 2012, 10:38 UTC / Hans Blesse became the new Vice President for BMW Motorrad USA in February 2012, replacing the retired Pieter de Waal. With just days before the end of 2012, Blesse speaks openly on some of BMW'...