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Alpinestars’ Video Production “Hand Jive” – MotoGP Riders Non-Verbal Communication

Have you ever seen photos of motorcycle racers demonstrating something with their hands to their mechanics in the paddock? Have you ever wondered what the rider was trying to communicate? Alpinestars has produced the following video that helps solve the mystery. Take a look. See more of MD’s great photography:


Future BMWs Will Automatically Call For Emergency Assistance If You Crash

Suppose you crash while riding alone in a remote area. Future BMWs will have you covered. BMW calls it the “Intelligent Emergency Call System” that will employ a number of sensors to determine if you have crashed, and automatically call for emergency assistance. The sensors will include collision and lean angle, which BMW claims can […]


2017 Kawasaki Z125 PRO: MD First Ride

  When Kawasaki announced the 2017 Z125 PRO, it appeared to be a direct response to the Honda Grom, which had been introduced to the U.S. market back in the 2014 model year. When Gabe tested the Grom, he found it a fun, unintimidating mount that might be the perfect entry point for new riders, […]


Imola WSB Results – Race 2

Chaz Davies (Ducati) served notice that Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) may have a real challenge on his hands for this year’s WSB title by sweeping both races at Imola this weekend.  Davies again built a large gap back to second place Rea, who again led his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes over the line.  With the same […]


Imola WSB Results – Race 1

After shattering the lap record to take pole, Ducati’s Chaz Davies rode away from the two factory Kawasaki riders during Race 1 at Imola earlier today. Davies eventually won with a huge gap over the two Kawasaki pilots, who battled closely over second and third place. Jonathan Rea got the better of teammate Tom Sykes […]


After Winning the First Three MotoAmerica Superbike Races, Toni Elias Earns Full-Time Contract With Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing

As we wrote earlier, fomer Moto2 champ and MotoGP race winner Toni Elias found immediate success in the MotoAmerica Superbike class despite being drafted at the last minute to replace the injured Jake Lewis at Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing. He won both races at the COTA facility in Austin a few weeks ago (a track […]


Is Benelli Finally Ready to Deliver New Large Displacement Models?

We have always loved Benelli styling. When the 900 Tornado was unveiled in 1999, it was one of the most beautiful bikes we had ever seen. As the company went through difficult economic times (which Italian marque hasn’t?), it was purchased by a large Chinese corporation (Qianjiang Group). Qianjiang is a massive manufacturer of motorcycles and […]


“Uncle” … I Don’t Want To Be A Rossi Fan, But I Give Up

Jeremy McGrath was a great Supercross champion … turns out the greatest ever. Yet, his success on the track worked against him when it came to my fan support (yes, I was a big Supercross fan … attending every Anaheim and San Diego round every year). Something about me wants to root for the underdog. […]


VTR Customs BMW R1200R

As you probably know, we occasionally post photos of custom bikes that catch our eye. Today we have this custom BMW R1200R from Germany’s VTR Customs. You can visit their web site here to get a look at some of the bikes they customize, but we thought you would enjoy these pictures of their effort to […]


Jerez MotoGP Results

A masterful performance by Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) saw him take pole position and then dominate the race … winning with a sizeable gap over second place teammate Jorge Lorenzo and third place Marc Marquez (Honda). The race stayed close for a few laps before Rossi began to steadily increase his gap to Lorenzo, who battled […]


Who Will Take Lorenzo’s Spot at Movistar Yamaha?

With the announcement that Jorge Lorenzo will be moving to the Factory Ducati team next year, of course, Yamaha must fill a seat on its own factory team for 2017. Who are the likely candidates? Yamaha MotoGP Team Manager Lin Jarvis has already acknowledged he is in talks with Suzuki’s Maverick Viñales and he, along […]


Yamaha Announces New Tracer 700 for Europe: Lightweight, Affordable Twin Touring (with video)

Yamaha today announced a lightweight, affordable sport tourer based on the FZ-07 naked twin. The Tracer 700 is currently announced for the European market only, but we are hopeful that the bike will make its way to the United States market eventually. Frankly, we fell in love with the engine and handling of the FZ-07 […]


Triumph Street Triple Should Get 800cc Engine

It has been a while since we tested the 2013 Triumph Street Triple, but we reached a conclusion similar to most reviewers, i.e., the bike is a blast to ride. The only thing it is missing by current standards is a bit more power from the 675cc triple – particularly, down low. It looks like […]

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