Two Alarm Fire Destroys Ducati Dealership

2 Alarm Fire Destroys Southern California Import Motorcycle Dealer

A two-alarm fire at an Escondido European motorcycle dealership may have caused as much as $2.5 million in damage, a fire battalion chief said. It was still unclear Sunday what led to the fire, first reported about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The building — home to a Ducati and Italian Motorcycle dealership — was still too unstable to allow investigators inside. Battalion Chief Art Holcomb said no one would be allowed into Moto Forza until the…

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1300 Vintage Bikes at Las Vegas Auctions

Mecum Vintage Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas

The world’s largest antique and vintage motorcycle auction convenes today in Las Vegas, as the first gavels fall on the 26th annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. The four-day sale is likely to be a record-setter. Last year’s three-day Mecum event, which saw an 80% sell-through rate on the 646 bikes offered, generated $9 million in total sales. This year’s offerings total more than 1,000 bikes. The event will be…

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Thieves Buy 4 Motorcycles Using Fake Info

Suspect Uses Fake Identification to Buy 4 Motorcycles

Police say two identity theft suspects are in jail after they used an Aurora woman’s credit to buy four motorcycles, a Corvette and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise at Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy. “It was outrageous,” said victim Kris Atkin. “They were able to purchase a brand new Corvette.” Surveillance video from September shows a man and a woman in a motorcycle shop in September. Police say…

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New 2017 Norton 1200cc Superbike V4

Norton’s stunning seventh place in this year’s Superbike TT has accelerated progress on their new 1200 V4 road-going superbike, which is now in the final stages of development. Work has been gaining pace at the Donington factory and the state-of-the-art superbike is now expected to be unveiled during Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham, at the end of November. Norton have steadily increased sales and production since moving premises…

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Mahindra Rumored to Buy Norton or BSA

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Indian automotive giant Mahindra and Mahindra is said to be considering acquiring one of the two historic British brands, Norton or BSA. Reportedly, officials from both makers have met with Mahindra representatives, and an announcement as to this entire thing could be expected in three to six months’ time. Already with a strong presence in motorcycle racing, Mahindra is enjoying its current sixth position in the Moto3 world standings, with…

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