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More Photos of that Sexy Carbon Fiber Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R

Mon, 2020-04-06 18:39
Did you want more up-close photos of that carbon fiber Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R race bike from last week? Of course you did, and we've got them. The post More Photos of that Sexy Carbon Fiber Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Indian Challenger Recalled for Insufficient Lube

Mon, 2020-04-06 17:13
The Indian Challenger is being recalled because the engine output shaft bearing may not have been sufficiently lubricated during the bike's assembly. The post Indian Challenger Recalled for Insufficient Lube appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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This Is the Best “Leg Dangle” Explanation We’ve Ever Seen

Mon, 2020-04-06 06:14
We have seen a lot of attempts at explaining the "leg dangle" riding technique, but the best we have ever seen is this one by Sylvain Guintoli. The post This Is the Best “Leg Dangle” Explanation We’ve Ever Seen appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The Vyrus Alyen Is an Outbreak from Another World

Fri, 2020-04-03 23:03
One of the craziest motorcycles we have ever seen, where does one begin with the 200hp Ducati-powered Vyrus Alyen? The post The Vyrus Alyen Is an Outbreak from Another World appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Dorna Announces Financial Support Package for MotoGP Teams

Fri, 2020-04-03 20:31
Dorna has announced a financial support package for the independent MotoGP teams, as well as all the Moto2 and Moto3 teams in grand prix racing. The post Dorna Announces Financial Support Package for MotoGP Teams appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The BMW R18 Cruiser Is Finally, Finally Here

Fri, 2020-04-03 19:11
After much anticipation the BMW R18 cruiser is finally here with its 1,802cc air-cooled boxer engine, 90hp of power, and $18,200 base price. The post The BMW R18 Cruiser Is Finally, Finally Here appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The Italian Connection: Brembo Buys a Portion of Pirelli

Fri, 2020-04-03 03:31
Call it the Italian connection, as the braking-making business folk at Brembo have just bought a good chunk of stock in Pirelli. The post The Italian Connection: Brembo Buys a Portion of Pirelli appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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US Gas Price Drops Below $2/Gallon – Will Drop More in April

Thu, 2020-04-02 22:57
It is a cruel irony that the best opportunity to ride right now might be during worst timing possible, as gas prices in the USA drop below $2/gallon. The post US Gas Price Drops Below $2/Gallon – Will Drop More in April appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Another One Down: French GP Postponed Until Further Notice

Thu, 2020-04-02 22:09
The French GP has just been postponed, and the start of the MotoGP season has just been pushed back to May 31st, with the Italian GP at Mugello. The post Another One Down: French GP Postponed Until Further Notice appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast #138 – The Freddie Spencer Show

Thu, 2020-04-02 19:51
The latest episode from the Paddock Pass Podcast crew sees us talking to racing legend Freddie Spencer, with an eye on his amazing career. The post Paddock Pass Podcast #138 – The Freddie Spencer Show appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Motorcycling’s April Fools Round-Up for 2020

Thu, 2020-04-02 06:09
Another April Fools Day done and dusted. Here are the pranks that caught our eye this April 1st. Did you get caught out by any of them? The post Motorcycling’s April Fools Round-Up for 2020 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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360° Video: Marc Marquez Riding the Honda CBR1000RR-R

Wed, 2020-04-01 22:39
Take a break from today's chicanery, and watch Marc Marquez ride the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP at Catalunya in a 360° video format. The post 360° Video: Marc Marquez Riding the Honda CBR1000RR-R appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Andrea Iannone Gets an 18-Month Ban for Doping from the FIM

Wed, 2020-04-01 17:58
Andrea Iannone has finally learned his fate from the FIM, as the MotoGP rider has been handed an 18-month ban from competition. The post Andrea Iannone Gets an 18-Month Ban for Doping from the FIM appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Harley-Davidson Board Votes to Restructure Business Operations

Wed, 2020-04-01 09:09
In an emergency meeting, the Harley-Davidson board of directors has voted to restructure the business operations of the Bar & Shield brand. The post Harley-Davidson Board Votes to Restructure Business Operations appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Brap Talk Podcast #33 – Not About Motorcycles

Wed, 2020-04-01 07:31
Episode 33 of the Brap Talk podcast is now out for your two-wheeled audio pleasure, well...sort of. This one is not about motorcycles. The post Brap Talk Podcast #33 – Not About Motorcycles appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 701 Recalled for Fuel Leaks

Wed, 2020-04-01 01:13
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 motorcycles are being recalled for a fuel leak issue, but there no remedy yet for it. The post Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 701 Recalled for Fuel Leaks appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R Looks Really Good in Carbon Fiber

Tue, 2020-03-31 19:32
The launch of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R has been delayed, but at least we have this ready to race carbon fiber model to drool over. The post The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R Looks Really Good in Carbon Fiber appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoGP Boss Carmelo Ezpeleta: “We Will Reschedule Races When We Know When the Season Can Start”

Tue, 2020-03-31 15:57
For MotoGP and WorldSBK, patience will be a virtue when it comes to deciding when to race again. The post MotoGP Boss Carmelo Ezpeleta: “We Will Reschedule Races When We Know When the Season Can Start” appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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You Can Watch the “Launch” of the KTM 890 Duke R Right Here

Tue, 2020-03-31 05:19
At 8am Pacific Time, KTM will launch online its newest sport bike, the KTM 890 Duke R. Come watch the stream with us on A&R. The post You Can Watch the “Launch” of the KTM 890 Duke R Right Here appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Harley-Davidson and Impala Call a Truce Over Board Battle

Mon, 2020-03-30 23:17
The Board of Directors battle between Harley-Davidson and Impala Asset Management has come to a truce and a compromise, for now. The post Harley-Davidson and Impala Call a Truce Over Board Battle appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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