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RideApart Primer: 2014’s New Motorcycles

By Wes Siler
2014 is shaping up to be a bumper year for new bikes. But, which 2014 new motorcycles are worth waiting for? Which ones are worth upgrading to? And, which ones should you pass on? This is RideApart’s primer to 2014’s new motorcycles.
New Bikes From BMW 
2014 BMW R1200RT

What they say: “The new RT has [...]

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Hayden Shows Progress as Ducati Completes Jerez MotoGP Test – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

 
The Ducati Team’s scheduled three-day off-season test at the Spanish Jerez circuit certainly wasn’t without its hurdles, but the team took them in stride and heads into MotoGP’s winter test ban with information that will be helpful as engineers do their development work on the 2013 Desmosedici.
 
Sunny-but-cold conditions marked the first two days, allowing Nicky [...]

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Melandri: We fought above our weight

 
World Superbike contender Marco Melandri believes he punched above his weight on the factory BMW this year.
Melandri finished third overall but was right in the title hunt until a crash at Portimao in Portugal ruled him out of both races and blew the championship race open.
He won more races than other rider, taking six victories [...]

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Riding a Motorcycle Makes You Smarter, Not Just Sexier

I ride my motorcycle to work nearly every day. I have two main reasons for doing so: I can ride in the HOV lane (a major convenience here in the ATL) and because it’s just fun. Turns out I also may be turning into an evil genius with a dangerous amount of mental processing power. [...]

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If You Want an Air-Cooled Ducati Buy it Now

Three years ago you could find a 2-valve, air-cooled power plant in four distinct Ducati model ranges. Next year it will be just one. And the year after that? We say none.
 
If you want to buy an old school Ducati Hypermotard from next year on, you’re out of luck. At the 2012 EICMA show in [...]

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GS Trophy 2012 – 12/01/2012 – Day 7 Summary

GS Trophy day 7
First, the big news… Team Germany has won the GS Trophy 2012, with France coming second and Italy rounding out the top three. Here’s what happened on the final day of what has been a truly memorable Trophy…
Even though today (Saturday) was the last competition day of the GS Trophy 2012, the [...]

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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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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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