The US importer for Spanish luggage manufacturer SHAD emailed asking if I’d try the company’s SH36 saddlebags on the S1000XR now that it had developed new mounts for the BMW. I told him that I really liked the factory accessory bags and he said, “Thanks. We make them for BMW.” Imagine that. (I later found out the BMW accessory seat is also made by SHAD.) But ever the sucker for new product to test, I said to get UPS rolling.
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Honda’s two-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez believes that development of aerodynamic winglets will continue apace – unless rulemarkers ban them.
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Lexus’ LX full-size SUV isn’t the kind of vehicle that requires aggressive visual enhancements to help it stand out from an already crowded niche, but Larte Design thinks otherwise.
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The MV Agusta 750 America is a motorcycle that was designed by Italians to meet a very specific American specification. By 1975 MV Agusta was in dire financial difficulties, so Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman of the sole US MV Augusta importer Commerce Overseas Corporation, sent a specification sheet to Italy outlining a bike they thought would work well in the USA.
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Aprilia will explore different development directions for each of its MotoGP riders when it continues testing its new RS-GP at Mugello later this week.
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Suzuki have given Maverick Viñales ten days to decide his future, and will be expecting an announcement from the Spaniard at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans.
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Six MotoAmerica racers—four defending class champions, two series returnees, and one newcomer—debuted Bell’s new Star series helmets at the opening round of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship earlier this month at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
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At the heart of every custom bike build, there’s usually a story of a lost bike. There can be a million reasons why bikes get set aside. Mechanical issues, health reasons, young kids to look after – hell, sometimes life just gets all up in your face. And it’s not just old bikes that are hung out to dry, either. Witness exhibit ‘A’, a 2001 Triumph Bonneville that has spent a third of its life doing sweet F.A. Screw the RSPCA, where’s the society the prevents cruelty to sweet, sweet bikes? In this case, Spain’s Macco Motors were the knights in shining (or maybe greasy?) armour who rescued this bike from stagnation and turned it into something anyone would be happy to give a home to. Meet ‘The Wasp’.
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The 'elephant brand', alias Metzeler, certainly needs no introduction. This spring it offers a new product in the shape of the Roadtec 01, the new Sport Touring Radial tyre, designed and developed to offer greater levels of grip in all weather conditions, whether the asphalt is wet or dry, or offering less grip than usual.
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