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Brough Superior: the ‘Rolls-Royce of motorcycles’ reborn
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Brough Superior is back on the road. Roland Brown, motorcycling correspondent 8 AUGUST 2016 • 11:15AM Brough Superior is back on the road. Almost three years after a new-generation SS100 was unveiled at the Milan bike show in 2013, and more than seven decades after production of the original model of the same name ended […]

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Motorcycle Legend Arlen Ness Enjoys Many Honors With Induction
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Ness receiving a special ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award, the first to enjoy recognition from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. A legendary name in motorcycles is being honored twice as Arlen Ness not only looks forward to receiving a special ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award, he’s the first to enjoy this recognition from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Arlen Ness is […]

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Keanu Reeves’ side project: Building $78,000 motorcycles (video)
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Action star Keanu Reeves is known for immersing himself in every detail of his roles, and now he’s doing the same with his new business venture — making motorcycles. With his partner Gard Hollinger, Reeves has redefined the American-made motorcycle with Arch Motorcycle Company, which the duo co-founded in 2011. Starting at $78,000, the company’s […]

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Ducati Introduces 1299 Panigale S Anniversario – Stoner Rides It (video)
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At World Ducati Week, this past weekend, Ducati rolled out a limited production 1299 Panigale S Anniversario, primarily a graphics treatment to the existing Panigale 1299 S. Casey Stoner took some laps on the bike, and you can see a video of him riding it below. Much of Ducati’s focus this weekend was Jorge Lorenzo, […]

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Weego Jump Starter Battery Review | No More Jumpstarting Your Motorcycle!
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Modern technology has put the starting power of a car battery into a package the size of an Apple iPhone 6 – the Weego Jump Starter Battery+. When you find your motorcycle with a dead battery, the days of looking for someone to jumpstart your engine are done. Modern technology has put the starting power […]

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Ducati Announces Limited Edition Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak 100th Anniversary Replica Kit
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Ducati has six wins at Pikes Peak and is the current course record holder for its class.  To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the race, Ducati will be giving away an “Anniversary Replica Kit” to 400 purchasers of the 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak edition. Cupertino, Calif. (June 17, 2016) – Ducati, the official […]

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Utah Motorsports Campus 19 Points Separate Top Four In Superbike Title Chase
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COSTA MESA, CA, JUNE 20 – Roger Hayden is riding a wave of confidence following his first career MotoAmerica Superbike win at Barber Motorsports Park, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider putting himself back into championship contention heading into round seven of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Superbike Championship at the newly named Utah Motorsports Campus, […]

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GODSPEED! DEWAYNE JONES (1950-2016)
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You never know the real man until it’s too late. I suppose that I knew Dewayne Jones for most of my motocross life, but, in truth, I never really knew the real Dewayne Jones. He lived in the shadows of his dominating father and more talented brother for most of his life. I knew Dewayne, […]

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“Skin & Bones: Tattoo Inspired Motorcycles & Art” Theme of Lichter’s 2016 Exhibit
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New Sturgis Buffalo Chip exhibit curated by Michael Lichter to be entitled Skin and Bones Custom motorcycle craftsmen and tattoo artists study, research and work countless hours over many years, honing the skills required to become experts at their craft. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip offers an exclusive look at some of the worlds’ most celebrated […]

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Kick-Ass Motorcycles
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The Perils of Excellence and the new Victory Octane! Let’s note right up front that I really like the Victory Octane. Coming from an excellent platform, Victory’s most performance-oriented, gas-burning model combines the kind of fit and finish I expect from Polaris, a modern engine with an enjoyable amount of power and superb manners and […]

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NZ Classic Motorcycles moving south
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The world-class collection at Nelson’s New Zealand Classic Motorcycles has been bought by Invercargill’s Transport World and will reopen there towards the end of the year. ​The multi-million dollar collection, put together by Tom and Heather Sturgess and housed in Nelson since December 2014, is considered one of the best anywhere and its innovative layout […]

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50 Years of Motocross in America! Hangtown Season Opener! (video)
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Opening Round of the Championship Set for Hangtown Classic on May 21 MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 9, 2016) – Just two weeks remain until the gate drops on the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, as the legendary GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic will serve as the setting for the opening […]

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Alpinestars’ Video Production “Hand Jive” – MotoGP Riders Non-Verbal Communication
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Have you ever seen photos of motorcycle racers demonstrating something with their hands to their mechanics in the paddock? Have you ever wondered what the rider was trying to communicate? Alpinestars has produced the following video that helps solve the mystery. Take a look.

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€˜The Grand Prix Ardent Motorcycles
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A Renaissance man can do it all, and Curtis Miller from Ardent Motorcycles in Milford, Michigan is practically Da Vinci with a thumping V-Twin between his legs. Forget about riding bikes as a kid, Curtis didn’t own a motorcycle until he was 56 years old but once he’d thrown his leg over a Harley Sportster […]

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