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  • Piaggio To Open New Design Center in America
    In their latest announcement Piaggio informed that they will be opening a brand new design center in California. The new design center will be in Pasadena and will be headed by Miguel Galluzzi, who is the designer of Aprilia RSV4. Piaggio group’s CEO and Chairman, Roberto Colaninno proclaimed the newly build and much more Advanced Design Center plans in Piaggio Group Americas dealer meeting in Miami, Florida. At present the customers from the North American region in general have to wait a bit longer before they could get novel Piaggio models, that too most of those models entering the market several months after their entry in Europe. With a bit of luck, this new design center in Florida is expected to bring the newer models a bit early. This new design center will work in close association with the main style center of Piaggio  [...]
    Posted at March 16th, 2012 in News
  • 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 – Still Competent Race Bike
    The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of the very few sports bikes that have dominated almost every motorcycle road race. This Suzuki has made its place in the international motorcycle on the basis of its instant out-of-the-box performance, let alone how simple it is to translate it into a complete-on racer. For the model year 2012, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 receives small update, which makes it even more capable. The 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 enters the market with the Inline Four liquid-cooled engine, which has the same basic architecture and the same the stroke/bore capacity and size. But its not that nothing has changed for the engine here, the overall receptiveness and the operating efficiency of the engine has changed significantly with the help of a blend of electronic and mechanical modifications. Internally the engine gets 4 new-fangled pistons,  [...]
    Posted at March 14th, 2012 in Suzuki
  • Harley-Davidson Brings Engines to Their “Reman” Program
    Harley-Davidson’s Genuine Motor Accessories’ Engine Remanufacturing Platform has been given fresh services. The new engine introduced in the program is the Twin Cam 103, 2003-06 CVO Twin Cam 103 and Twin Cam 96. The “Reman” program of Harley-Davidson is for restoring the Harley-Davidson engines according to factory stipulations. All the Twin Cam Engines from 1999-06 will get an upgrade with Oil Pump Kit and Eagle Hydraulic Cam Chain Tensioner of Screamin (excluding 2006 models of Dyna). The “Reman” program is also available for all the 1999-later engines having an Eagle Street Lawful Big Bore Stage I EFI Equipment of Screamin. This new program will keep on accepting the 1984-advanced Growth 1340 engines, Twin Cam 88B, Twin Cam 95 and Twin Cam 88 engines. The Reman program of Harley-Davidson gives  [...]
    Posted at March 9th, 2012 in News
  • Rossi and Hayden Returns To Tracks After Surgeries
    Ducati’s Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi have come back after their surgeries to track for testing the all new Ducati Desmosedici GP12 racebike. It’s been hardly some weeks when both the Ducati riders underwent surgery. Rossi underwent the knife to get a rod detached from his right foot, a remainder of the 2010 crash which resulted in his broken tibia, while Nikki Hayden had a surgery for its injured shoulder from a training crash. Nikki Hayden’s performance was seriously hampered by the injury at the preceding test at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit. Hayden told that his shoulder is much better now, but it still has not healed properly. Coming back to Sepang Circuit, Team Ducati started their practice sooner than all the other teams, though the track was a bit dirty and wasn’t close to the ideal conditions  [...]
    Posted at March 1st, 2012 in News
  • 2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 – First Ride
    Street bike from Husqvarna is as contrasting as a station wagon from Ferrari, which by the way we saw when Ferrari manufactured it for the Sultan of Brunei. But like that station wagon was a disaster, the off-roading aficionados felt that the street bike from Husqvarna could also head towards the same path, and if truth be told that was the over-all response we got when Husky announced the twin-cylinder Husqvarna Nuda 900 project last year. It should be known that Husqvarna use to manufacture Streetbikes earlier, but they stopped manufacturing them in 1961 to concentrate mainly on their off-road bikes. The very next year, the Swedish automaker cleaned the World Motocross Championships. It has been71 world title year now and it seems that Husky has travelled back in the time machine and is ready to offer their very first dual-cylinder  [...]
    Posted at February 23rd, 2012 in Husqvarna
  • Ducati Will Be Recalling Their Hypermotard and Monster Models Over Fuel Line Flaws
    As per the latest reports from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Italian bike maker Ducati will soon be releasing recall orders for their complete 2012 Ducati Hypermotard and Monster lineups. The reason for the recall is said to be the internal fuel line cracking. The documents released by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) suggest that, the quality control department of Ducati have found some small-cracking on the 4-layer squeeze out fuel lines. The minor-cracks discovered by the quality control department have been seen on the internal surface of the line, which comes in contact with fuel. As a result of the flaw, the fuel might leak from the joining the fuel pump flange and fuel lines on the pretentious units. The leakage problem firstly was found in 2011 November, when the company found  [...]
    Posted at February 17th, 2012 in News
  • 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R – Expensive, But Worthy
    If you are a bike aficionado or even if you are familiar with the nomenclature of bikes you would know that the addition of consonant “R” in the name indicates the race versions. Any bike having R in its name is the race tuned version of its normal version. But while that addition of R in the names of bike has always appealed the hardcore bike fanatics, it also causes some compromises in the bike. In general the compromises that comes with the letter R results in fastidious engine performance, a rigid ride and an ominously sunnier wallet. But the question here is, is it worth buying? And we would say, totally, as a matter of fact almost every time. The Speed Triple model from Triumph Motorcycles characterizes their homecoming to magnificence. In words of Simon Warburton, the Triumph Project Manager, “The Speed Triple  [...]
    Posted at February 16th, 2012 in Triumph
  • 2012 Yamaha Zuma 125 – Tough Scooter
    If you are castrated by riding a scooter having a small-bore, then the Yamaha Zuma 125 is just for you. With its plump, semi-knotty tires, rocky belligerent styling (specifically in black) and sufficient power to take the rider at pace equivalent to any average bike, the 2012 Yamaha Zuma 125 is as mannish as it is reasonable. While most of the scooters are variants of urban themed street-legal scooters, the Zuma 125 emits a lot more audacious brashness with a guise which suggests adventure biking and pace. All that daring spirit of the bike comes from the plump 12-in rim 130/70 rear and 120/70 front enduring tires. The big-diameter bare steel chassis is one styling component for the 2012 Yamaha Zuma 125, which could be attributed for the usage of plastic in the bike by the Yamaha designers. Even the plastic used at the bottom of  [...]
    Posted at February 13th, 2012 in Yamaha
  • 2013 Victory Judge: Preview
    With the 2013 Victory Judge, which seems to be inspired by the muscle cars, Victory has deviated from their conventional path of manufacturing touring/bagger rigs, bobber-themed bikes and blingy cruisers such as the new Victory Hard-Ball, which blends bobber with touring and the Victory High-Ball. The all-new 2013 Victory Judge marks a pleasing alteration in the current product offerings from Victory. But even in this new offering the Minnesota-based manufacturer has stuck to the trademark business thinking by offering the brawny Freedom 106/6 50-degree oil/air cooled, V-Twin fuel-injected engine having 6-speed gearbox in their latest motorcycle. The same engine that we’ve seen in many of the Victory bikes in the market is also the source of power for the newly fangled Victory Judge. We’ve jockeyed the Freedom 106/6 on  [...]
    Posted at February 8th, 2012 in Victory
  • 10 Affordable Bikes to Watch Out For In 2012
    The wobbly economy and the constantly increasing price of gas have made buying new bikes an expensive maneuver in current times. This is the reason why despite the serious urge to own a potent, stylish and powerful bike a lot of people stay back. But it should be noted that there are some affordable bikes that you can purchase and own, despite the current financial economic condition. With the riding season approaching in some parts of the nation there are some great deals in the market that you could get for you easily from your bike dealer. Here we’ve listed our favorite 10 bikes that you must watch out for in the model year 2012. 1.) Ducati Monster 696 Price: $ 8,495 Will start from the bottom of the list, and although the Ducati Monster 696 might be listed in the bottom in our list, but if you want to ride the fabled Ducati  [...]
    Posted at January 27th, 2012 in News