Is Suzuki A Dying Motorcycle Brand?

When the GFC hit the sportsbike market, no other manufacturer took as big a hit as Suzuki and it is yet to recover. It's been a tumultuous period for the smallest of the Japanese bike manufacturers, especially in the United States where they had to abandon selling cars in 2012. But with Suzuki returning to MotoGP in 2015 are they on the comeback or will they continue with their decline into motorcycle obscurity? Sales ...
Honda RC213V-S

Will Honda Build The Honda RC213V-S And Does Anyone Actually Care?

Much of the world motorcycle press was gushing at the sight of the Honda RC213V-S. It's a street legal MotoGP bike that's long been rumored to be in the works by the Japanese giant. We're a bit more cynical here and think that much of the press has been having a bit too much Honda Kool-Aid. Will Honda Build the RC213V-S? That's a big maybe, and in our cynical view there would be no point to it except for some PR ...
2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2

Kawasaki Ninja H2 – The Future of Motorcycles or a Huge Disappointment?

Over the past few months, the motorcycle world has been eagerly pawing over every article related to Kawasaki's new supercharged monster, the H2. First the teasers came in a trickle and then a flood until the initial release at Cologne a few weeks ago of the Ninja H2R and we weren't disappointed. The H2R was a 300hp track only weapon. It looked ridiculous yet gorgeous at the same time. It had more power than perhaps a handful ...
Mercedes AMG MV Agusta

Mercedes AMG to buy 25 per cent interest in MV Agusta

The rumors have been circulating for a few months now and we reported on it back in July. Today, it was officially announced that Mercedes-AMG will purchase a 25% interest in the Italian marque for an undisclosed price. In addition to the financial exchange, the two brands will also cooperate on marketing and sales initiatives, plus Mercedes-AMG will be able to appoint one board member. If approval is granted by the relevant ...
Ride to Live Motorcycle Safety Campaign

Ride to Live – New Motorcycle Safety Campaign

Ride to Live is a new safety initiative just launched by the State Government of New South Wales. In addition to the usual tips and and pointers that are good for new and old riders alike, there's some great interactive tests on the website and excellent videos on things that we sometimes take for granted. The campaign was created around the premise of what keeps motorcyclists safe - making good decisions. The campaign ...
EICMA 2015 News

EICMA 2015 – What To Look Out For

In less than two weeks, the biggest annual motorcycle show, EICMA, will get underway in Milan, Italy. And while this year a number of big announcements came from Intermot in Cologne, there's still plenty to get excited about that's coming our way as it's clear there's definitely a resurgence in the industry. So what new motorcycles will be unveiled at EICMA 2015? Let's take a look at what is definitely making an appearance ...
2004 Yamaha YZF R1

A History of the Yamaha YZF R1

The 2015 Yamaha YZF R1 will be unveiled later this year and all indications are that it’s going to be a massive leap forward. So before that happens, let’s take the opportunity to go back and look at one of Yamaha’s most potent and popular machines which was first released back in 1998. This was a time when 1,000 cc superbikes weren't the default size for the category as is the case today. In fact, the original Yamaha ...
What if Motorcycles Weren't Invented?

What If Motorcycles Weren’t Invented Yet?

Ever thought what life would be like without bikes? I imagine it would be some sort of bleak dystopia where everyone drives Toyota Camry's, thinks the Ferris Wheel is an exhilarating experience and that this guy is attractive. And what would happen if in the year 2014, someone tried to invent the motorcycle? Would it be accepted? Would people buy it? Would politicians even allow it to be taken on the road? Well, we've hitched ...