Archive for the ‘Motorcycle News’ Category

Comments on new bikes for 2011

Monday, November 29th, 2010

A few truly new bikes are coming to America in 2011. Here are my thoughts on which will succeed, and which will not. How do you think the Ducati Diavel, Yamaha Super Tenere, and Honda CBR250R will do here?

Ducati Desmosedici RR To Be Raffled Off

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

You say you can’t quite afford a Ducati Desmosedici, the world’s ultimate sportbike? Well, for 40 bucks you just might win one.

The Cycle Guys Go Green! FastPack For Electric Motorcycles

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Carrying cargo on an electric motorcycles (Zero S, and Electric Motorsports GPR-S).

Event Review: Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

A wide variety of bikes were seen at the Long Beach Swap Meet.

Robb Report honors Ducati Desmosedici RR with “Best Of The Best”

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The beautiful GP replica Ducati Desmosedici is honored by Robb Report. You didn’t expect to see this bike in Easy Riders, did you?

DUCATI NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2008 DAYTONA BIKE WEEK FESTIVITIES

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Can’t make it to Ducati Island at Laguna Seca? You can be part of the very first Ducati Island at Daytona Bike Week. You too will be seeing red with all of the Italian marque’s activities during Bike Week.

Remember Anthony Gobert? This Bimota brings back some fond memories

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

This Bimota SB8R brings back memories……

MotoGP To Be A Spec-Tire Class in 2008?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Valentino_Rossi_Fiat_Yamaha_MotoGP_0.jpgThe bosses of MotoGP are mulling over a spec-tire rule for 2008, forcing all riders to use one brand of tires. Just like World Superbike. All this after just one year of Bridgestone dominating the podium. Is this a good thing?

New Line of ASV Levers for Street Bikes

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

ASV Inventions announces new line brake and clutch levers for street bikes.

Marco Melandri Signs with Ducati MotoGP for 2008 and 2009

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Ducati has signed veteran MotoGP rider Marco Melandri to ride alongside young phenom Casey Stoner in 2008 and 2009. Read Ducati’s announcement here.

World Superbike to Allow 1200cc Twins in 2008. You’re Welcome, Ducati.

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Christmas came early for Ducati this year.

Notes from Laguna Seca 2007 – the Biggest Sportbike Event in the U.S.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

MotoGP at Laguna Seca each year is undoubtedly the biggest event in the U.S. sportbike rider’s calendar. We were surprised by a few things this year. Were you?

Has Retro Bike Fever Reached Honda?

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Has retro bike fever gripped Honda? Will we soon see a recreation of the fabled 1969 CB750, the revolutionary first “superbike”? Don’t be surprised.

John Hopkins to Kawasaki MotoGP in 2008

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

The silly season is on! Hopkins signs with Kawasaki MotoGP.

Ducati Announces New Colors for 2008 Models

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Like the new Ducati S4RS Tricolore? Wait till you see the Hypermotord in black.

New 2008 Ducati Models Announced

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Some tasty new products from the boys of Bologna

New Bike Alert!! Kawasaki unveils the Versys

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

New Bike Alert! Kawasaki Versys We Like This Bike!! Can’t wait to ride it.

Neil Hodgson on Honda CBR1000RR in 2008 AMA Superbike Series

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Miguel Duhamel’s got a new teammate for next year. Where does this leave Jake Zemke?

MotorcycleSmack.com Bike Pic of the Day

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Classic Valentino Rossi, congratulating himself on yet another victory!

MotorcycleSmack News: Yamaha Wins Chinese Piracy Case

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Zhejiang Huatian and two of their local distributors must pay damages for selling scooters carrying Yamaha’s brand name. The ruling also requires the companies to issue a formal apology to Yamaha.

New Honda Motorcycles for 2008 Announced

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

New Honda’s announced at dealer meeting. Some very cool bikes.

Triumph Announces Street Triple

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Triumph Motorcycles announced the addition of the Street Triple to their line of street motorcycles.

Ducati 1098 to be eligible for World Superbike in 2008

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

The FIM just announced rule changes which will allow Ducati to run their new 1098 Superbike in the World Superbike Championship. Ducati has been campaigning for this change for quite a while, and finally got it.

Video: Ducs and Wings and Beemers: Images from Mid-Ohio Superbike Weekend

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Random bikes in the parking lot at Mid-Ohio. This was taken on Saturday, you can tell cuz it ain’t raining!

AMA Supermoto Round Cancelled- further reason to question what is AMA doing?

Monday, August 27th, 2007

AMA announcement about Supermoto in Oklahoma City.

It’s New, It’s Weird, It’s Cool, It’s Here- The 2008 Suzuki B-King

Friday, August 24th, 2007

It’s new, it’s weird, it’s cool, it’s an aftermarket exhaust manufacturer’s dream come true. It’s the Suzuki B-King, and it’s almost here.

American Disappointment at the Red Bull USGP Laguna Seca

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Despite a larger than usual number of American riders in the MotoGP race at Laguna Seca, the boys from the U.S. of A. didn’t fare very well on Sunday.

Red Bull USGP MotoGP Qualifying Results

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Qualifying results from the Red Bull USGP MotoGP:

Bayliss wins again at Misano WSB

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Troy Bayliss swept both race 1 and 2 of the World Superbike Championship round at Misano Italy today. Results:

Bayliss wins Round 1 at Misano WSB

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Troy Bayliss won by a large margin at the first World Superbike race at Misano Italy today.

AMA Superbike- We’ve got a couple of questions…..

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

We’re getting a little tired of AMA Superbike. Can you answer these questons?

Ducati Superbike Concorso Winners Announced

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Wondering who won the second round of Ducati’s Superbike Concorso at Laguna Seca? Here you go.

2007 Red Bull US Grand Prix MotoGP Weekend Schedule

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Here’s everything you need to know about the biggest event in the 2007 racing calendar, the Red Bull US Grand Prix MotoGP Race!

NEIL HODGSON TO RACE LAGUNA AMA SUPERBIKE

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Neil Hodgson, former World Superbike Champion, will ride for Corona Extra Honda Racing and THETRACKCLUB.COM at Laguna Seca AMA Superbike.

Sportbike Gangs Take Over Southern California Freeways

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Hundreds of urban sportbike riders caused huge traffic jams on California freeways, stopping traffic and performing stunts. You can’t believe this stupidity.

Evel Knievel and Kanye West agree to mediation

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Evel Knievel and rapper Kanye West have agreed to mediate a copyright lawsuit the motorcycle daredevil filed over a music video West made last year. See the full story.

Ducati Island Returns to Laguna Seca for Red Bull USGP

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Riding a Ducati to Laguna Seca MotoGP? Check out the list of events Ducati is planning for Ducati Island.

Preview: 2008 Buell 1125R – Finally a Buell We Would Buy!

Monday, July 9th, 2007

If you’re anything like us, you love the idea of spending your hard-earned sportbike dollar here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. But in many people’s opinion there have not been any American sportbikes worthy of competing with the Japanese and Italian brands. Until now, that is.

Smack News: Michelin Recalls 68,000 Motorcycle Tires

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Per Reuters, Michelin is recalling 68,000 Pilot Power motorcycle tires.

AHRMA RACE OF CHAMPIONS SET FOR AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS

Friday, June 29th, 2007

A full gate of past motocross champions is expected for the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association vintage motocross race on July 28 during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the AMA and AHRMA have jointly announced.

Holy Bologna! Harley and Ducati Merger?

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

According to the Financial Times, at FT.com, there is speculation that Ducati and Harley-Davidson could merge at “anytime”.

Motorcycle Sales Up for 14th Straight Year! Will it continue?

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Sales of two-wheelers continued showing consistent strength in 2006, ending in December with a 14th straight year of growth.