Brammo Empulse R | First Ride

They say: “Modern and unique, yet reassuringly familiar.”
We say: “Gears and a clutch make a real electric motorcycle.”

 

The most common criticism of electric bikes is that they don’t feel like “real motorcycles.” The magic-carpet character of a silent, vibration-free motor with a tabletop-flat torque curve is novel and even exhilarating, but especially for experienced motorcyclists [...]

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Del Torchio: “A new era has started for Ducati with the Audi group”

Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio opened Tuesday’s Wrooom event for Ducati, by saying that a new era has begun for the Italian outfit with the backing from Audi from the start of the 2013 season.

He touched upon the 2012 season, the managerial changes that have occurred, and mentioned the new direction the Italian outfit will [...]

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Andrea Forni: “A sportsbike is still the best for me…”

When he was younger, Andrea Forni rode around Europe on bikes like the Ducati Pantah and F1. And his love for sportsbikes hasn’t diminished with age…
For their February 2013 issue, Fast Bikes magazine spoke to Ducati’s technical director, Andrea Forni, who has some interesting things to say about how he thinks motorcycle technology will evolve [...]

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Spies and Iannone to join Ducati at official launch event

 
The annual Ducati MotoGP and Ferrari F1 joint launch event ‘Wrooom’ kicks off on Monday in the chills of traditional location of Italian ski resort Madonna di Campiglio. Traditionally, this is the event which would see the first press conference of the year for both riders and Ducati management and the unveiling of the new [...]

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Ducati Multistrada: old vs new

By Adam Child
In 2010 Ducati’s all new Multistrada turned the adventure market on its head. It was a breath of fresh air, the sportiest bike in the sector.
An impressive 150bhp from the 1199 V-Twin was backed up with high-tech gizmos, comfort and usability. It proved to be the success story Ducati was hoping for.
Now three [...]

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Touratech: Helge Pedersen Q&A Ahead of Argentina GlobeRiders Tour

Touratech-USA Adventure Motorcycle News
Helge Pedersen, founder of GlobeRiders Motorcycles Adventures and author of “10 Years on 2 Wheels,” recently departed from Seattle to embark on the first GlobeRiders trip of 2013.
The tour will take the renowned adventure motorcyclists 15,000 kilometers from Seattle to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. And his motorcycle of choice? A Touratech-equipped 2012 [...]

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Brammo Praises Government Tax Credit Extension

 
Brammo Electric Motorcycles
Brammo Inc., a leading developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of two-wheel electric vehicles is delighted by the news from Washington D.C. that the federal tax credit for electric motorcycles and other two and three-wheeled vehicles has been extended through 2012 and 2013.
With this extension, electric motorcycle enthusiasts will continue to receive [...]

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National Geographic: Megafactories – Ducati – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

National Geographic gets an inside look at the Ducati plant in Bologna, Italy.

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BMW Concept C – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

Due to their practicality and efficiency the single track vehicles have a bright future. The fundamental benefits offered by the two-wheelers are obvious. They do not take up much space, they have low emission levels and are fuel-efficient and very flexible as well.
BMW knows these facts very well and its engineers are continuously working to [...]

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2013 Dakar Rally Preview – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

By Byron Wilson
The Dakar Rallyis one of the most mentally and physically grueling races in existence, with all aspects of the contest demanding riders’ complete and continued focus over the course of the 14-stage endeavor. The 2013 edition will be no different since across those 14 stages are 8423 total kilometers (5233 miles) of some [...]

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BMW’s All-New Water-Cooled Boxer – Tech Preview

 
It only took 90 years…
BMW has undergone a profound transformation since 2004. Before that time, it was a defender of established tradition, manufacturing civilized touring motorcycles. Max Friz’s boxer-Twin engine architecture had defined the company since 1923. Now BMW has applied all its engineering power to new motorcycles and taken risks and made changes it [...]

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