Nicky Hayden Dies After Being Hit by a Car

Nicky Hayden Crash Car Bike

Nicky Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion, has died five days after he was involved in a cycling accident with a car in Italy. The 35-year-old American also known as the Kentucky Kid was hit by a car on a training exercise in Italy last weekend, suffering severe head and chest injuries. On Monday, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital, where he had been placed into a medically induced coma, confirmed that…

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Laverty Not Hurt After His Aprilia Explodes

Eugene Laverty Unharmed after 160 MPH Crash on his RSV4 Aprilia

Eugene Laverty says he is feeling okay and been given the all clear by the World Superbike medical team after his scary fall which caused the red flag stoppage of race one at Imola. On lap 13 Milwaukee Aprilia’s Laverty and Alex Lowes on the Pata Yamaha collided in the run down to the Rivazza double left-hander which broke the brake lines on Laverty’s bike. Travelling at approximately 160mph Laverty…

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Yamaha Motorcycles Recalls 14,000 More Bikes

Yamaha Motorcycles NHTSA Recall Alerts

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, engine vibration can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime, may result in the tank leaking fuel. CONSEQUENCE: A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket.…

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MV Agusta to Relaunch in North America

MV Agusta to focus on North America

MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. and Urban Moto Group Pty Ltd signed an agreement related to the development of the US market. The partnership aims to create a new brand strategy in the US, in order to reinforce and consolidate the brand in a Country which is part of MV Agusta future strategy. MV AGUSTA USA LLC, the current vehicle for the sales of MV Agusta motorcycles in the US market,…

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Honda CBR 300R Crankshaft Recall Alert

Honda CBR 300R CB 300F Crankshaft Recall Alert

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 CBR300RA, CBR300R and CB300F motorcycles. The affected motorcycles may have an improperly machined crankshaft which may result in the failure of the connecting rod bearing retainer. CONSEQUENCE: If the connecting rod bearing retainer fails, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft assembly, free of charge.…

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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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Suzuki Files Small Displacement Motorcycle Patent

Suzuki GSX-R 250 Patent

Suzuki has registered a design patent for what appears to be a new small-displacement sportbike. The patent design, registered with Australia’s intellectual property agency, shares many styling cues with Suzuki’s larger sportbikes, and we expect the design will eventually become a GSX-R 250. The filing only patents the look of the bike and provides no technical details save what we can see. The engine appears to be a parallel-Twin, likely…

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