After a short hiatus, the Suzuki Gladius returns for 2013 with a new name - the SFV650. The unfaired, mid-displacement standard is mechanically identical to its predecessor, though it comes in a more color scheme and a higher price tag.
Motorcyclists and scooter riders are arguably the most vulnerable motor vehicle operators on the road. Because of this reality, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has evolved a system for managing the many risks riders face.
Transport Canada announced a recall for the 2011-2013 BMW F800GS and the 2013 F700GS because of a problem with the kickstand ignition cut-off switch. The switch is designed to turn off the engine when the stand is down and the motorcycle is shifted into gear; this prevents the motorcycle from being ridden with the kickstand [...] more
Earlier this month AGV and Dainese revealed their contest to have MotoGP rider, Andrea Iannone wear a custom helmet designed by YOU at the MotoGP race at Indianapolis. The contest ends June 28, and we’ve received word that there’s a lack of American entries. So if you’re a creative/artistic American MotoGP fan, enter the contest [...] more
Zero Motorcycles has introduced a new line of accessories and apparel to supplement its electric motorcycle offerings. The official Zero Motorcycles Shop offers a number of add-ons to improve comfort and/or performance, allowing Zero owners to customize their motorcycles to their preferences. Most items are designed for the Zero S and DS but some can [...] more
Carlin Dunne and Lightning electric motorcycles are making a strong case for e-bike supremacy at the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. During the last five days of practice at the mountain, Dunne set the fastest times. With the course split into two halves, Dunne recorded a 4:34.03 on the bottom section, [...] more
Currently, GPS devices connected via Bluetooth are the most technological system motorcycle riders have to get directions and avoid getting lost. And while there’s nothing inherently wrong with having directions spoken to you, what if you could recreate that childhood dream of being a fighter pilot and having the information you want displayed in front [...] more
Galfer has launched a new sweepstakes, called the Galfer Grand Prix, in conjunction with Yoshimura R&D, with the grand prize being two tickets to the U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Other prizes include a set of Galfer brake rotors and a slip-on exhaust from Yoshimura. To enter, go to the Galfer Facebook page, press [...] more
Recently, I flew to Alabama to test Dunlop’s latest street/track tire, the Q3, at the company’s dedicated motorcycle testing facility. In my review, I had nothing but good things to say about them. But to drive the point home, I, as well as a number of other editors at various publications, were recorded on video [...] more
Suzuki Motor of America revealed the 2014 editions of its RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 motocross bikes with a few minor updates. How minor? The biggest change in fact is the company’s new name, replacing the Chapter 11′d American Suzuki. In all fairness, Suzuki gave both models some substantial updates last year, including lighter pistons, new five-speed [...] more
What do Kid Rock, UFC fighter Frank Mir and Pope Francis have in common? They’re all involved in some way with Harley-Davidson‘s 110th anniversary. Kid Rock is headlining the big bash on Labor Day weekend while Mir is on the card for UFC 164 in Milwaukee that same weekend as part of the extended 110th [...] more