"Buh .. Ohh .. Nuh … Oh". You know the man, and you know the bike. Now you can buy one of them … signed by the other. Bono’s signed Ducati 916 (previously owned by Michael Hutchence of INXS and U2 bassist Adam Clayton) will be auctioned off for the benefit of Riders for Health, … Continue reading Bono?s 916 up for grabs
"Would you like to accompany me to the police station?" Credit: news.motorbiker.org Two policemen who dragged an accused thief behind a motorcycle in India have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Apparently, they were trying to save the man from an angry mob, who had tied him up and then attacked him for allegedly stealing a … Continue reading Bad cop, bad cop
Rene heads north out of Malawi and into Tanzania where he finds good food but also suffers a couple of flat tires …
Max Biaggi has signed to race a Ducati in WSB next year with Team Ducati-GMB, according to his website. He says the team has guaranteed he’ll have “high-level technicians,” and he hopes to start testing early in December. Biaggi is a four-time Grand Prix champion and has won 42 Grand Prix races.
Any WSB parts here? Credit: Steve Thornton BMW will compete on the World Superbike stage in 2009, using a completely new four-cylinder, 1,000 cc motorcycle. The bike will be developed during the 2008 season. No word yet on riders, but the company will partner with Technik GmbH of Germany, which has experience in development and … Continue reading BMW in WSB '09
Stelvio is Guzzi’s R1200GS Moto Guzzi has released images of its new Stelvio as well as announced the new V7 Classic. The Stelvio – announced earlier this year – is a twin-cylinder enduro model with adjustable windscreen and seat, radial-mounted calipers, and 50 mm USD forks. The 1200 cc “Quattrovalvole” motor produces about 100 hp … Continue reading Two new Guzzis
Nine people and one organization were inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Oct. 27 in a packed ceremony at the Toronto Airport Hilton hotel. GP racer Michelle Duff. credit: David Gruggen The event was sponsored by the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson. Inductees are nominated … Continue reading Duhamel, Duff among CMHF inductees
From the Moto GP front, some interesting changes for 2008 – and surprising ones, clearly riders jumping ship looking for more money, and in some cases, factories desperate for proven talent paying way more money … Capirossi moving to Suzuki. credit:motogp.com At Ducati, world champions for both rider and manufacturer this year (and what a … Continue reading Moto GP ? Rookies everywhere!
A couple of exhibition model 400 cc Hondas revealed at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show combine old styling influences with new-tech functionality. The CB400SF and CB400SB use a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled four-cylinder motor with “Hyper V-TEC” for variable valve timing. They’re both fitted with ABS brakes and twin rear shocks. A retro-style fairing is fitted to the … Continue reading A brace of 400 Hondas
Honda experienced a worldwide decline in motorcycle sales for the first half this year, compared to the first six months of 2006. The company sold 4,586,000 motorcycles, down 11.7% from the year before. Much of the drop occurred in Asia, while increased sales were found in Latin America. At the same time, the company’s total … Continue reading Motorcycles bad, money good