Michelin Pilot Power 3 Rear Tire Recall

Michelin Pilot Power 3 Motorcycle Tire Recall

Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Pilot Power 3 replacement sport motorcycle tires, size 180/55ZR17 (73W), manufactured between April 17, 2016 and May 7, 2016. These tires are missing the required maximum load and corresponding inflation pressure information on the sidewall. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars.” CONSEQUENCE: Without…

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Two Bikes Stolen from Irv Seaver BMW

Brazen Heist of Two BMW bikes from Irv Seaver

Authorities in Southern California had their hands full Thursday night with a series of brazen and risky motorcycle-related incidents, including the late-night heist of two pricey bikes from a BMW Dealership. The first incident started just after 9 p.m. when authorities tried to stop a motorcycle rider who they said was speeding on the 605 Freeway in El Monte. The rider raced through multiple cities — at one point reaching…

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New Indian Chieftain Limited & Elite Models

2017 Indian Chieftain Limited & Elite Models Unveiled

The new standard in bagger design and style is here.  That’s what Indian Motorcycle accomplished with the new custom-inspired Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. For these bold new 2017 Chieftains, Indian Motorcycle’s designers added tons of style with a variety of features that provide a more sleek, meaner look than ever before. The new offerings represent a bold evolution of the Chieftain line and pave the way for nothing less…

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AMA President Testifies Against New Tariff

AMA President Testifies Against New Tariff

A proposed 100 percent tariff on European motorcycles would harm U.S. consumers by pricing affected models beyond the reach of American families, American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman told a federal trade committee today. Dingman said motorcycles should be removed from the list of products included in the proposed tariff. “Many of the European-produced motorcycles in the affected categories are available at reasonable prices that allow for entire…

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EBR Motorcycles Debuts Black Lightning Bike

Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles Black Lightning 1190

EBR Motorcycles will debut the new Black Lightning motorcycle on Friday November 18, 2016 at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show. The Black Lightning is an “accelerated” version of the 1190 platform, designed for superior street performance with improved rider ergonomics, higher torque delivery, and improved performance handling for all rider styles. “When you combine the upright seating with intense acceleration, you have the ultimate all around superbike. It has striking looks…

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Zero’s New Motorcycles have a 200+ Mile Range

Zero Motorcycle 2017 Lineup

With some of the world’s biggest bike makers now dedicating time to electric models, Zero Motorcycles knows it has its work cut out. The company has spent the last 10 years refining its gas-free lineup, gradually adding more power and (more importantly) increasing the range, giving riders the incentive they need to make the jump. For its 2017 roster, Zero has done the same again, updating its Zero S, Zero…

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How To Get Your Bike Fixed After a Hurricane

Hurricane Flood Damaged Motorcycles

People whose motorcycles were damaged or destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for help to repair or replace their bikes. The first step should be to check their insurance policy or contact their insurance agent, as some policies cover vehicle damage. Vehicle owners may also be eligible for federal assistance in one of the 27 eastern and central North Carolina counties. Vehicle Buyers should beware of Flood Water…

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Triumph Unveils New 2017 Bobber T120 Lineup

New Triumph T120 Bobbers

When Triumph introduced an entirely new Bonneville line up earlier this year, the rumor was that the next model to join it would be a Scrambler. Triumph has taken a different path, though, by announcing the addition of a bobber to the Bonneville mix. Current Bonneville owners might be aghast, but old school chopper and bobber builders – dead or alive – might be smiling at the irony since Triumph…

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BMW Unveils New K1600B Bagger in Los Angeles

2017 BMW K1600B Bagger Motorcycle

Developed for the U.S. market, and available midway through 2017, BMW’s K1600B  made its official debut today at the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles. The new bagger model is based on the Concept 101 Bagger we reported on in May 2015. Expect the base price to be around $20k, while a fully loaded unit will retail around $25k. Highlights of the new BMW K1600B: 6-cylinder in-line engine according to EU4 regulations with…

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2017 Bombardier Can-Am Maverick X3

Bombardier CanAm Maverick X3

BRP unveiled its flagship performance side-by-side vehicle, the Can-Am Maverick X3, last night at its annual dealer meeting in Orlando, FL. The vehicle, with up to 24” of suspension travel, is engineered to reshape the market with a blend of a defiant design, precision handling and exceptional performance. “With the Can-Am Maverick X3, we set a goal to deliver a clear leader in the sport segment, and our teams worked together…

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