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Contradictory Rumors Continue to Swirl Around Hopkins’ Plans

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800

As we reported On Jan. 15, Team Hammer, which races under the name Team M4 Suzuki, announced on Jan. 14 that John Hopkins would test a Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Feb.

Electric Moto Corporation

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

After launching their website last week, the California based Electric Moto Corporation has now announced the IPG Group as their agency of record to help increase brand awareness and bring in some investor interest.  According to their website, other then the EMAX 72 DS electric motorcycle, there is a scooter, ATV, bicycle and a personal watercraft on the drawing board. Some available specs after the jump. Weight:  210 lb Voltage:  72 V Capacity:  14 kW Top Speed:  60 mph HP (approx):  21 Torque:  40 Nm Range:  3 hrs Construction:  Aluminum Wheels (front/back):  21/19 Hubs:  Talon Brakes:  Disc/F&R Type:  Brembo Suspension:  Ohlins Price (est):  $9,995 Mitch Leonard is the newly appointed CEO of Electric Moto Corporation and has more than eighteen years in the motorcycle industry.  Leonard, credentials include working with: American Honda Racing, Pro Circuit Racing, Suzuki Racing, Yoshimura Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Showa Suspension, Ohlins Suspension and Dunlop Tire.

Volkswagen Buys 20 Percent Share in Suzuki

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Months of rumors and a more credible report yesterday have culminated in the official news that Volkswagen will take a 20 percent share in Japanese automaker Suzuki, worth $2.5 billion. Volkswagen has its sights set on becoming the world’s largest automaker and with Suzuli’s small-car expertise, it hopes to make a large expansion into developing markets, like India. The news comes just a day after VW officially took a 49.9 percent stake in Porsche.

2009 Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show [video]

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

NEC Birmingham 2009 – The bikes, the babes, the kit and the people. Raptors & Rockets present the 2009 Carole Nash international motorcycle & scooter show from Birmingham, UK. Check out the video highlight list and Tor Sagen’s video walk through from the 2009 NEC show.

You Know the Economy is Hurting Manufacturers When…

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Yamaha Motor Co. announced Monday that it is cutting the ringers from its company rugby team. The Yamaha Jubilo rugby club competes in the Top League, the highest level Japanese Rugby Football Union pro league.  The team currently sits fifth out of 14 teams with a 3-2-2 record with a roster of 17 professional players including nine non-Japanese imports.

Best Helmet Designs from the 2009 MotoGP Season

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Unlike with most athletes, motorcycle racers’ faces remain hidden during competition. Except for promotional events or pre- and post-race interviews, the faces of our racing heroes are shielded under protective helmets with tinted visors. You don’t see the same human emotion in their faces like you can when soccer players score a goal or baseball players hit a home run.

Motorcycles at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Two weeks ago, I took a break from my regular duties gathering news for Motorcycle.com to fly to Germany to cover the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show for our sister site AutoGuide.com. For two hectic days, AutoGuide editor Colum Wood and I scrambled across the massive 6.2 million square foot Messe Frankfurt trade fair compound, running from press conference to press conference to get the latest on exotic sport cars, futuristic concept models and international unveilings from the automotive world. It was heaven for car lovers, but for me, it meant fighting my way through hordes of photogs, auto-journalists and car show models to get the first photos of four-wheeled goodies from MINI, Ferrari and Lotus.

Ring-a-ding-a-ding-ding goes Schwantz's RGV500

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0700

LISTEN IN as veteran Suzuki GP mechanics warm-up Kevin Schwantz's title-winning RGV500, prior to his demonstration ride at Indianapolis Raceway last weekend. The former 500cc Champion lapped the Grand Prix circuit, while waving to the crowd. He even popped the odd wheelie.

Visordown mag, issue 2 just landed

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0700

The latest issue of Visordown mag just arrvied in the office, fresh from the printers. And it's looking great! This month we've got the new KTM 990SMT up against Suzuki's Kayabusa, Honda's VFR800 and BMW's K1300GT - which one is the daddy for sports touring?

Top 10 Least Expensive (Cheapest) Motorcycle Sportbikes of 2009 by MSRP

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Are you stuck on the idea of getting a sportbike but feeling a little light in the money clip? Luckily for you there are lots of price conscious solutions on the sportbike market. This list will give you a good idea about what kind of bike you can get for as little money as possible.