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Harley Makes New Milwaukee-Eight Engines Official (with video)

Our report from a few days ago was accurate with one exception. As the California EPA indicated, Harley has now confirmed the new Milwaukee-Eight 114 and 107 engines for 2017. These engines in fact have four-valve heads, not two-valve heads, as previously reported. The new heads also offer a higher compression ratio and improved heat […]

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A Video Sampling of Incredible Crash Saves by Marc Marquez

Early in Ricky Carmichael’s career many observers said he was too often “out of control.” Carmichael had the ability to avoid crashing in situations where other riders would end up on the ground. Carmichael never really toned it down as he continued to ride on the edge throughout his career. As a result, he broke […]

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Brno MotoGP Results

Cal Crutchlow (Honda) made a tire gamble at the start of today’s damp race, and it paid off with the first win in the premier class by a British rider since Barry Sheene in 1981. After starting slowly on his “hard wets”, Crutchlow stormed through the field — sometimes looking like a professional among amateurs. Valentino […]

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Brno MotoGP Qualifying Results

Marc Marquez (Honda) qualified on pole for tomorrow’s Brno MotoGP race earlier today. Filling out the front row were Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati). Lorenzo won the race at Brno last year. Stay tuned for a race report tomorrow on MD. Here are the results from Q2 at Brno: Pos. Num. Rider Team […]

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California Makes Lane Splitting Officially Legal

Governor Jerry Brown signed the recent bill passed by the State Assembly, representing the final step in formal, legal recognition of lane splitting by motorcyclists in the State of California. The law gives the California Highway Patrol the right to develop “guidelines” for lane splitting … potentially reducing the current, essentially unrestricted practice in California […]

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What’s This? MV Agusta and Zagato Design Collaborate on Motorcycle to be Revealed September 4

MV Agusta has been releasing teaser videos (the latest one can be found below) regarding a new motorcycle that will be revealed on September 4 — roughly two weeks from now. The bike represents a design collaboration with Zagato, best known for their automobile designs. The picture above is a Photoshop-enhanced version of a very […]

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EPA Confirms New, Larger and More Powerful Harley Engines for 2017

If you can open an Excel spreadsheet, you can take a look for yourself here. The EPA has published motorcycle engine certifications for 2017, and includes two, new Harley-Davidson motors displacing 1,746 cc and 1,868 cc, respectively. Reports indicate the new engine design will be referred to as “Milwaukee Eight”. Big power increases are also […]

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2017 Yamaha SCR950: MD First Ride

It’s no secret in the industry that air-cooled, retro-styled bikes are hot right now, and we are not referring to cruisers. Standards, café racers, and scramblers seem to have a cross-generational appeal. Older riders who remember similar styles from their younger days, and even younger riders who crave “authenticity” all become part of the target […]


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