With 2014 just around the corner, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was and revisit the top news stories from the motorcycling world in 2013.

The last year saw a lot of changes in an industry that is still feeling the effects of the economic downturn. In many ways, the top stories of 2013 marked the beginning of a new era, whether it was the rebirth of an iconic brand, the coronation of a young phenom or the adoption of new technologies.

With all of these changes, one thing remains certain: 2014 will be an exciting year for the motorcycle industry.