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Krämer Chosen As Spec Bike For MotoAmerica Talent Cup

MotoAmerica, North America's premier road racing championship, is set to introduce the MotoAmerica Talent Cup in 2025 as part of its "Road To MotoGP" program.


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World Supersport 300 Championship to End After 2025 Season

The World Supersport 300 championship is on its penultimate lap, with the entry-level racing series set to end following the 2025 racing season. According to an announcement from the Superbike Commission which sets the regulations for production-based racing, the 300 class will be replaced by a new entry-level series for 2026 and beyond.

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Triumph Unveils Bonneville T120 Elvis Presley Limited Edition

Triumph has now confirmed what Dennis Chung first reported June 10 – that Triumph is going all-in with its Elvis Presley connection and releasing a limited-edition Bonneville T120. Limited to just 925 models worldwide, the Elvis Bonneville T120 gets its inspiration from Elvis' 1968 "Comback Special" performance. With that you get the ELVIS gold lettering along with his signature right on the tank and side panels. Hardcore fans of The King will notice the "Taking Care of Business in a Flash" emblem, too.

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New Colors for Returning 2025 Suzuki Models
Indian Launches Six-Part Custom Build Series on New Scout

Indian is producing a new online video series featuring three custom builds using the new Scout as the starting base. Each build draws inspiration from Indian Scouts from the past, while showcasing the new model’s potential as a platform for customization.

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KTM 1390 Super Adventure Confirmed … by AMA Pro Racing?

AMA Pro Racing announced a new American Flat Track Adventure Trackers class, which will debut with an exhibition race at the inaugural Sturgis TT on Aug. 11. The class will feature 1,000cc and larger adventure bikes such as the Harley-Davidson Pan America, the BMW R 1300 GS, and the KTM 1390 Super Adventure.

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Marc Marquez To Join Factory Ducati MotoGP Squad

Eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez is set to join Francesco Bagnaia in the factory Ducati squad for the next two MotoGP seasons.


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Tickets Available For Dusty Lizard in Silverton, CO

This August, the Mosko Moto team will bring the Dusty Lizard event to Silverton, Colorado. Participants can engage in a weekend of riding and camping in the San Juan mountains. The organizers will offer suggested routes with GPX files tailored for adventure bikes and dual sports. Evening activities will include beverages, live music, and meals provided by local catering services.

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Minnesota To Allow Lane Filtering

With the signing of HF 5247 into law by Governor Tim Walz on Friday, May 24, Minnesota has become the sixth state to legalize lane filtering. This move places Minnesota as the easternmost state to adopt this legislation, joining California, Utah, Montana, Arizona, and Colorado in allowing motorcyclists to filter through traffic.

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Ducati Shows Supreme Streetfighter V4 S
Cardo Releases PACKTALK PRO

Cardo Systems, a leading provider of wireless communication systems for motorcycle and powersports riders, has just introduced the PACKTALK PRO.

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Registration Now Open for 2024 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Racing registration for the 2024 Permco AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, presented by Yamaha, is now open. The event is set for July 26-28 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.


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2025 Triumphs Go Bold with New Colors
BMW Reveals R20 Concept Roadster with 2,000cc Engine

BMW revealed a new roadster concept that may herald the future of the brand’s air-cooled Big Boxer engine. Revealed during the festivities at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, the R20 roadster is still just a concept, but the work that went into producing it shows the hallmarks of an eventual production model, plus the next iteration of BMW’s R 18 platform.

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Mitas Expands SPORT FORCE+ RS Tire Lineup

Mitas has expanded its SPORT FORCE+ RS tire range by adding two new rear sizes, 180/60ZR17 and 200/55ZR17, designed for more powerful motorcycles, broadening its overall offerings.

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Krämer USA Adds Rocky Mountain Dealer

Krämer Motorcycles USA has announced the expansion of its North American dealer network with the addition of Colorado Springs Powersports.

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Adventure Riding in the American West – A Photobook

Olivier de Vaulx, a long-time collaborator with our friends over at Upshift Magazine as well as many other international publications, has launched a project of his own on Kickstarter this week: A 200-page photo book that compiles 10 years of riding in the most remote places of the West.

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A New Era of MotoGP Begins in 2027

The Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme’s (FIM) Grand Prix Commision has ratified new technical regulations that will introduce a new era of MotoGP in the 2027 season. The new rules will bring about the most significant technical changes since 2012.

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: A Call for Vigilance on the Roads

May marks the celebration of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, signaling an increase in motorcyclists taking to the roads with the arrival of favorable spring weather. Scott Schloegel, the Acting President and CEO of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, emphasizes the importance of motorist vigilance. He notes, "Motorcyclists, with their smaller profiles, can easily ‘vanish’ in a vehicle’s blind spots," stressing that although many vehicles today are equipped with blind-spot detection systems, they are not foolproof. He urges drivers to "use your eyes and mirrors and look twice, especially in your blind spots, before maneuvering on the road."

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BMW Introduces Automated Shift Assistant for Boxers

BMW announced a new Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) for Boxer-engined motorcycles, offering automatic shifting without the need for a manual clutch lever. It’s not clear when this technology will be available on a production model, but BMW will follow Honda’s 2024 CBR650R and CB650R in bringing an electronically-controlled clutch to market.

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World’s Fastest Drone Tracks Motorcycles at Jerez Grand Prix

The thrilling realm of motorcycle racing has entered a new era of fan experience with the integration of cutting-edge drone technology. At the Circuito de Jerez in Spain, a specially designed drone captured the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup pre-season testing, providing an unprecedented point-of-view experience. This event marks a significant advancement in how racing events are presented to audiences worldwide.

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Bimota to Replace Kawasaki in WSBK

Today is April 24.


That’s important to note, as it was the very first thing I checked after Kawasaki announced its pending departure from World Superbike racing for the 2025 season, transferring its factory team under the brand of its partially-owned subsidiary, Bimota. The news was the kind of surprise you would expect for an April Fools gag, but as I checked several times, April 1 was several weeks ago.

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The Insta360 X4: A New Contender in Motorcycle Action Cameras

The Insta360 X4 is a 360-degree action camera designed to document outdoor activities. It features 8K 360-degree video recording and supports a variety of other resolutions and frame rates, including 5.7K at 60fps and 4K at 100fps.

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New Twists on Classic Tracks: Bagger Racing Debuts at AMA Vintage Days

The annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, known for its celebration of motorcycling heritage, showcasing machines from various eras, is bringing one of the newest forms of motorcycle racing to one of America's beloved road courses. Set to unfold at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, from July 26-28, 2024, the event is adding the AMA-chartered Bagger Racing League.

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Recall: What Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R and ZX-4RR Owners Need to Know

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced a recall affecting a select range of its motorcycles, specifically the 2023-2024 ZX400S and ZX400P models. This recall, identified under NHTSA Campaign Number 24V221000, includes the 2023 Ninja ZX-4RR KRT Edition, as well as the 2024 Ninja ZX-4R and ZX-4RR models. The core issue prompting this recall is the potential damage to the motorcycles' spark plugs, which occurred during the manufacturing process.

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F1 Owner to Acquire MotoGP and WSBK

Liberty Media Corporation, which owns the rights to Formula One, is acquiring Dorna Sports and the commercial rights to the MotoGP World Championship, as well as the World Superbike Championship and their respective support series. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, pending regular approval in multiple jurisdictions. Once completed, Liberty Media will own an 86% stake in Dorna Sports, with MotoGP’s management team retaining a 14% stake.

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Secure Your Place at World Ducati Week 2024: Tickets Now Available

The Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli" and the Adriatic Riviera are set to host the 12th World Ducati Week from July 26 to 28, 2024. This event attracts Ducati enthusiasts and motorcycle fans to a gathering that celebrates Ducati's contributions to the motorcycle industry. Tickets are available for purchase on the Ducati website, allowing participants to secure their attendance for a weekend filled with motorcycle-related activities.

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Pierer Mobility Gains Majority Control of MV Agusta
Pierer Mobility has exercised its option to gain a majority control over MV Agusta, with Hubert Trunkenpolz replacing Timur Sardarov as CEO.
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Recall Alert: 2018-2020 Honda Gold Wing and CBRs

Honda is recalling Gold Wing and CBR600RR models from 2018 to 2020 and CBR1000RR models from 2018 to 2019 because of a problem with their fuel pump assemblies. The recall covers up to 17,374 motorcycles, with 1% estimated to have a defect.

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Voom Rolls into Florida

Floridians can now access Voom's innovative insurance platform.

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The Evolution of KTM’s Latest Powerhouse, the 1390 Super Duke R

KTM has released a new behind-the-scenes video exploring the development of its latest flagship naked bike, the 2024 1390 Super Duke R. Titled "Birth of the Beast 4.0", the video takes us into KTM's headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria, to hear from the engineers behind the project.

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The Yamaha R1 Is Going Away
Yamaha Racing’s latest statement doesn’t ease any concerns about the R1’s future
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2024 Road to Victory: Harley-Davidson's Factory Team for MotoAmerica

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its Factory Race Team for the 2024 season, highlighting the team's preparations and their new 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycles in a newly released video. These motorcycles, which are based on the latest touring platform, are tailored for the MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers road racing series. Fans can view the video on the Harley-Davidson YouTube Channel and other social media platforms, showcasing riders Kyle Wyman and James Rispoli in action.

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MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Added to MotoGP COTA Round

MotoAmerica, the leading motorcycle road racing series in North America, has expanded its 2024 Mission King of the Baggers Championship by adding a new round at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Scheduled for April 12-13, it will coincide with the third round of the FIM MotoGP World Championship.

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4 Takeaways from Harley-Davidson’s Q4 2023 Results
Harley-Davidson reported its fourth quarter and full 2023 results, reporting a net income of $707 million for the year. Here's what we learned beyond the numbers.
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Pirelli Launches SCORPION Trail III Adventure Tire

Pirelli SCORPION Trail III tires are now available at retailers, bringing a new advanced performance option for adventure-touring motorcycles. The third-generation SCORPION Trail is mainly intended for paved roads while also more than capable of tackling dirt routes, able to handle various riding conditions.

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Alpinestars Supertech R10 Racing Helmet – First Look
Alpinestars revealed its latest high-performance racing helmet, the all-new Supertech R10.
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Polaris Says Indian Motorcycle Turned A Profit For the First Time
Sixth straight quarter of growing gross profit margin
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2024 Honda CBR600RR Returns To The US…The Old One, Not The New One

We’re disappointed, but we can’t say we’re entirely surprised to report that the last-generation CBR600RR is returning to the U.S. for the 2024 model year, while the rest of the world gets the updated version announced at EICMA. The older CBR600RR model was one of several returning models confirmed today by American Honda, including the CBR1000RR, but not the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP which was also updated for 2024 for other markets.

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Suzuki GSX-8R Homolgated for 2024 MotoAmerica Twins Cup

For a couple of decades now, the Suzuki SV650 has been a fixture in Twins racing classes, but for 2024, Suzuki's newest two-cylinder sportbike has been homologated for the MotoAmerica Twins Cup. The fully faired GSX-8R will be eligible for the 2024 Twins Cup, as is its naked sibling, the GSX-8S.

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Ducati Introduces Factory MX Team and Desmo450 MX Prototype
After announcing its plans to compete in motocross racing last fall, Ducati has finally released the first photos of its new prototype racebike, the Desmo450 MX.
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Ricky Brabec Wins 2024 Dakar Rally

American Ricky Brabec has won the 2024 Dakar Rally after a gruelling 4,950-mile trek across Saudi Arabia. Racing for the Monster Energy Honda Team, Brabec claimed his second victory at Dakar, this time completing it with a time of 51 hours, 30 minutes and 8 seconds plus a 1 minute penalty.

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Aprilia and Cerutti Dominate in the 2024 Africa Eco Race

The 2024 Africa Eco Race was marked by a notable achievement for Aprilia, with Jacopo Cerutti steering the Aprilia Tuareg to victory. The race, spanning over 3,000 miles, witnessed the Italian team's dominance, leading the standings from the very beginning. This victory is particularly significant as it marks Aprilia Tuareg's first foray into African rallies, where it excelled despite stiff competition from seasoned riders familiar with the African landscape.

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Safety Recall: Essential Safety Information for BMW R 18 Series Owners

BMW of North America, LLC is recalling a number of its motorcycles due to a headlight issue that compromises visibility. This recall specifically involves the BMW R 18 B, and R 18 Transcontinental models produced between 2021 and 2024 and equipped with adaptive headlights. The problem lies in the attachment points of the headlight's low beam, which may break. This defect could lead to the reflector shifting out of its intended position, resulting in weakened illumination.

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Alpinestars Introduces Tech-Air 7x Airbag System

Longtime readers will know that we are big proponents of motorcycle airbag equipment here at Motorcycle.com. Our own Troy Siahaan experienced the benefits of the technology first hand, after the airbag on his Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 vest deployed in a collision with a car.

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In Its First Year, Ducati Diavel V4 Wins Numerous Awards

At the end of 2023, we awarded our Best Naked Bike award to the new Ducati Diavel V4. It was a controversial choice, sure, but as it turns out, there was a long list of publications and organizations from around the world that gave Ducati's reimagined muscle cruiser a tip of the hat. Of course, like any proud parent, Ducati made sure to compile all these different awards – and now they want to make the world know what they've accomplished. So, below, in the Ducati-supplied press release, you can see for yourself the different awards the Diavel V4 won and who granted those awards. As you'll see, some of these organizations are not ones we typically see handing out awards to motorcycles.

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Triumph Announces 20-City British Invasion Tour

Triumph Motorcycles is bringing its line of all-new 2024 models on a barnstorming tour across the U.S. throughout January and February. The "British Invasion Tour" kicks off today, Jan. 9, in Los Angeles, Calif., and runs through Feb. 21 in Orlando, Fla.

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Michelin Introduces Three New Road Tires For The Street And Track

Michelin has introduced three new motorcycle products at the EICMA trade show in Milan. These upcoming tires, scheduled for release in January 2024, will be targeted at road riders who like to enjoy various aspects of road riding.

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Ducati Celebrates 2023 Championships With Panigale V4 Replicas

Ducati is commemorating its outstanding success in the MotoGP, WorldSBK, and WorldSSP championships by unveiling five special collector's edition Panigale series motorcycles. These unique editions draw inspiration from the racing machines of Francesco Bagnaia, Jorge Martín, Marco Bezzecchi, Álvaro Bautista, and Nicolò Bulega, each representing a specific livery and racing number.

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NASCAR Team Trackhouse Enters MotoGP With Aprilia

NASCAR outfit Trackhouse Racing has entered a three-year agreement with Aprilia to take over its satellite MotoGP team. The American team replaces Aprilia’s previous partner, the CryptoData-owned RNF Racing, which was recently kicked out of the series for “repeated infractions and breaches of the Participation Agreement”. The Trackhouse Aprilia team will compete in the 2024 MotoGP season, retaining contracted riders Miguel Oliveira and Raùl Fernandez.

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Slingshot Announces 2024 Lineup

Love them or hate them, the Polaris Slingshot continues to be a popular seller. So much so that the lineup is getting some updates for 2024. However, those updates primarily include new paint, new audio, new wheels, and some new accessories.

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The KTM 790 Adventure Is Finally Coming To America For 2024

We ran the press release about the new KTM 790 Adventure when it was announced internationally last December, knowing all along that it wouldn't come here to America until 2024 model year.

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Insta360 Unveil Ace and Ace Pro: Its Smartest Action Camera To Date

Insta360 is pleased to introduce the release of Insta360 Ace and Insta360 Ace Pro, a pair of innovative wide-angle action cameras designed to offer enhanced action capture through AI technology and impressive image quality.

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Verge Motorcycles Unveils The California Edition At LA Auto Show

Finnish electric superbike comapny Verge Motorcycles has unveiled its latest creation, the California Edition electric motorcycle, at the 2024 LA Auto Show. The company is excited to introduce a bike that combines stylish, futuristic design with top-notch performance.

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Insta360 Returns To EICMA With New Motorcycle Kit

The International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition, better known as EICMA, is where Insta360 showcased its products for 2024. The display included the popular Insta360 X3 action camera and the new Motorcycle Kit, designed to enhance the experience for motorcycle enthusiasts and content creators. The Motorcycle Kit includes the handlebar clamp as well as the invisible, and extendable, pole to get drone-like shots all on your own.

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The Langen LightSpeed Is A Wild British Custom With An American Heart
The limited-edition LightSpeed is powered by a Buell 1190cc V-Twin and weighs just 407 lbs.
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Honda CR Electric Makes Racing Debut

Honda’s electric dirt bike prototype made its racing debut this weekend in Round 8 of the All Japan Motocross Championship in Saitama, competing against 450cc gas-powered motorcycles in the IA1 class.

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Official: Ducati is Going Motocross Racing

After months of speculation, Ducati has made it official, confirming it will go motocross racing and introduce a range of off-road motorcycles. The Italian manufacturer will follow Triumph as another major motorcycle manufacturer entering motocross, where they will compete against the likes of the Big Four Japanese brands plus Pierer Mobility’s three-headed monster.

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Bridgestone Launches Battlax Hypersport S23 Sport Tire

Bridgestone Corporation has unveiled the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23, a new street-use sports radial motorcycle tire set to be available in January 2024.

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Off-Road Champion Cody Webb Prepares to Launch CW2 Training Online

Off-road racer Cody Webb has introduced CW2 Training, an online platform for off-road enthusiasts, set to debut next year. With a career over ten years and multiple championship titles, Webb is sharing his knowledge with a wider audience, aiming to help riders improve their off-road skills.

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