Interview with Ralf Rodepeter, head of BMW Classic

It’s not just the latest F 800 GS and R 1200 GS BMWs that are taking part in the GS Trophy 2012. Head of BMW Classic Ralf Rodepeter is following the same tracks and trails of South America, but on a 28-year-old R 80 G/S Paris Dakar. In this exclusive interview, hear Ralf talk about [...]

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MOTOGP: Ducati’s 5-Step Program To Return To Glory

Written by Evan Williams
Ducati’s MotoGP program has suffered through a tough couple of years, and the team saw a shakeup last week when Filippo Preziosi was moved to another position within Ducati and German Bernhard Gobmeier was brought onboard to head Ducati Corse. Paolo Ciabatti, the man who ran World Superbike’s operations side in recent [...]

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Nicky Hayden confident Ducati can cure understeer issue

Nicky Hayden remains confident Ducati can solve a persistent understeer issue that has dogged the Desmosedici MotoGP project in recent years.
The understeer issue was a constant complaint of Valentino Rossi during his disastrous two-year stint with Ducati, which ended in him walking out to sign a new deal with Yamaha for 2013 and 2014.
Hayden believes [...]

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Video: Porsche GT2 RS v. Ducati 1199 (Part 2)

Earlier this year, Chris Harris from Drive produced a video pitting a Porsche 911 GT2 RS against a Ducati 1199 Panigale in a drag race. The Porsche was slaughtered and had no chance. This time, Chris and motorcyclist Ben Cope from Visordown.com went to a 2 mile runway to see what happens when you let a [...]

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Judges Chosen for BMW ‘Ride of Your Life’ Tour

The celebrity judges on the panel for the BMW Motorrad “Ride of Your Life” tour on the new BMW R 1200 GS are Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt.
With the help of the judging panel, BMW Motorrad is looking for motorcycle riders who are ready to take on the great adventure of [...]

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Rizoma PROGUARD SYSTEM – guard for the brake and clutch levers

An exclusive RIZOMA patent, the Proguard System is a guard for the brake and clutch levers. Originally conceived for racing, it is also available in a road version, and mounts to a wide range of makes and models.
This type of guard is a response to the extreme sensitivity of the latest high power braking systems [...]

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Kevils Speed Shop’s BMW R100 RS – “Le Mans”

If you are going to use a race car as inspiration for your BMW scrambler project, there is not a better, more famous or outrageously cool race car than the 1970 Gulf Porsche 917 featured in Steve McQueen’s movie ‘Le Mans”. The classic Gulf powder blue with marigold orange trim is one of the most [...]

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Taking a whir on Brammo’s Empulse R electric motorcycle

Written by Bill Roberson
With no engine, no exhaust and no need for gas, Brammo’s Empulse R lacks the visceral staples of traditional motorcycling, but delivers where it counts when you roll on the throttle.
The starting drill for the Empulse R, Brammo’s premiere electric motorcycle, will be familiar to anyone who has ridden a modern “regular” [...]

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Fresh Off The Boat, New 2013 Ducati Monster Diesel

Get yours before they are gone!!!
Just in before the holidays, the all new Diesel design Ducati Monster 1100 EVO!  Come down and check this Monster out and find out why the Diesel in one of the most desired bikes on 2013.  One things for sure if your getting this for a Christmas present you going [...]

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MV Agusta Rivale 800 Selected Most Beautiful Bike at 2012 EICMA Show

Written by Dennis Chung
The 2013 MV Agusta Rivale 800 has been voted the most beautiful motorcycle of the 2012 EICMA Show in a poll of over 15,000 visitors to the show in Milan, Italy.
The Rivale captured 35.5% of the votes to win the honor, well ahead of the new Ducati Hypermotard SP which finished [...]

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Brammo Empulse R: It’s Electric!

 Written by Steve Anderson
Switch on the Brammo Empulse R and push what appears to be a start button, and no starter grinds an engine to life, no ignition ignites a volatile mixture and no exhaust barks as it purges burnt gases. Instead, the dashboard blinks ever so silently as the Empulse boots up. Twist the [...]

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