New Budget R1 for 2016

2015-10-06 22:56
Usually an S tagged onto the end of a model stands for Sport or something similarly indicative of a higher end spec... but Yamaha decided it should mean Short-of-money for the new R1 sub-model. It is an interesting idea, perhaps in response to the rather steep increase in price literbikes have seen the last few years...
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Ducati Releases 2016 Monster 1200 R 2015-09-14 19:27
Juicing up the 2016 Ducati lineup is the reworked Monster 1200 R. Featuring a little bit more of everythiung, this is what Ducati had to say...

Meet the Monster 1200 R, the most powerful and sophisticated new addition to the Monster family. The new Monster 1200 R has been designed for all those who make sports performance their lifestyle and wish to turn each ride into an adrenaline-packed experience without forgoing the essential, practical appeal of a naked model.

Equipped with a 1200 cc Testastretta 11° DS “R” version twin-cylinder engine, the Monster 1200 R takes the Ducati naked sports bike concept to the extreme. Compared to......
"Yamaha" a popular Ashley Madison password 2015-09-13 15:33
A reported review of the first one million passwords leaked through the Ashley Madison website data breach has “yamaha” and “midnight” ranked 18th and 19th as most common passwords on the now-more-infamous cheating site. Yamaha has enticed many fans with their Midnight Cruisers since the 1980s, and some of them are well into, or... ahem, slightly past, mid life crisis age by now.

This isn’t the first time “yamaha" has......
Honda Releases more information about 2016 Africa Twin 2015-07-24 16:58
Honda's 2016 Africa Twin prepares to make it's Stateside debut...

The Latest from American Honda:

Honda is pleased to announce further technical details on the new CRF1000L Africa Twin, which will be in Honda showrooms across the United States in early 2016. Like its celebrated forerunners, the CRF1000L Africa Twin is thoroughly equipped for......
Two riders dead in chaotic crash at WSBK at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 2015-07-19 21:25
Nic Coury from The Monterey County Weekly is reporting that two riders have died of their injuries sustained during a multiple bike pileup at the start of the MotoAmerica race just after 5 pm on Sunday, July 19th.

According to Coury, "Two motorcycle racers died following a massive crash involving multiple riders at Laguna Seca on Sunday evening.

The crash took place just before 5pm, moments after the start of MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It appeared that up to five bikes collided and tossed riders into the dirt runoff to the right of the start/finish bridge.

According to Monterey County Sheriff’s......
Ryan Villopoto Hangs Up his Helmet for Good 2015-07-09 21:27
The Supercross Series loses another Hero - and it couldn't have come at a worse time for the Circuit. Today, Ryan Villopoto hung up his helmet for good.

Here's what Ryan had to say:

"It is with gratitude, humility, a bit of sadness but without regret, that I announce my retirement from motorcycle racing today.

As many of you know, I experienced a pretty horrendous crash back in April that left me with multiple fractures in my tailbone along with..."
Honda Unveils Street Legal RC213V-S for 2016 - for $184,000 2015-06-11 09:27
If you thought $60K for a Ducati or $70K for a Kawasaki H2R was steep, Honda would like you to know that they've seen that, and raised it a chunk or two. Honda's is all in at $184,000 - and if you're Stateside you're not even going to get "the good kit" - you get limited to a paltry 101hp and 66ft/lbs of torque.

While the rest of the world basks in their plus 200hp race kit, carbon fiber RC's - the US versions will miss the mark by more than 50%.

The long rumored release of the RC finally marks a slight ......
Yamaha Releases 2016 Models 2015-06-04 10:00
Yamaha throws their hat in the ring with their early release 2016 models - returning are the 2016 FZ-07 and FZ-09, a slightly reworked Star Bolt as well as the 2016 YZ250F and 2016 YZ450F. Details from Yamaha below.......
Kawasaki Releases 2016 Models including Z800 ABS 2015-06-02 09:41
Kawasaki released some of their 2016 model lineup, including an ABS version of the Z800 - that's available in every state except California.

The KL and KX line of off road machines also make their return.

Here's what KMC says about the Z800ABS......

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