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Your Next Brembo Caliper Might Have Some Extra LED Bling

Thu, 2021-05-06 18:13
Almost no one is asking for LED lights on their brake calipers, but here is Brembo with that exact idea, to help celebrate 60 years of brake-making business. The post Your Next Brembo Caliper Might Have Some Extra LED Bling appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MV Agusta Relaunches in the USA with New Plan & New CEO

Wed, 2021-05-05 18:34
MV Agusta is refocusing its efforts in the American markets with a new business plan, as Christian Henderson takes the helm of the US subsidiary. The post MV Agusta Relaunches in the USA with New Plan & New CEO appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 202 – MotoGP at Jerez

Wed, 2021-05-05 18:02
The latest from the Paddock Pass Podcast crew sees us looking at the Spanish GP in Jerez, and a very, very popular win for a certain GP racer. The post Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 202 – MotoGP at Jerez appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Gone Riding: Ducati Monster

Tue, 2021-05-04 18:46
Today, we are out riding the new Ducati Monster on the roads near San Francisco. What do you want to know about the latest iteration of this iconic motorcycle from Bologna? The post Gone Riding: Ducati Monster appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Ducati Q1 2021 Worldwide Sales Up 33% Compared to Last Year

Mon, 2021-05-03 20:46
Ducati sales for Q1 2021 are up 33% compared to last year, and more importantly, they are up 2% compared to where they were pre-pandemic. The post Ducati Q1 2021 Worldwide Sales Up 33% Compared to Last Year appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Tech3 Signs Up with KTM for Five More Years in MotoGP

Mon, 2021-05-03 18:45
KTM and Tech3 have announced that the French team will be staying inside the stable of the Austrian factory for the next five years. The post Tech3 Signs Up with KTM for Five More Years in MotoGP appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Brap Talk Podcast #61 – Two Gun Gonzales

Mon, 2021-05-03 18:35
Episode 61 of the Brap Talk motorcycle podcast is out with another “weekly” episode, for your two-wheeled listening pleasure. The post Brap Talk Podcast #61 – Two Gun Gonzales appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Saturday MotoGP Summary at the Spanish GP: The First Big Crash, The Safety Conundrum, & Finding a Way to Stop Fabio

Sun, 2021-05-02 07:39
MotoGP qualifying at Jerez. Here's what happened. The post Saturday MotoGP Summary at the Spanish GP: The First Big Crash, The Safety Conundrum, & Finding a Way to Stop Fabio appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Friday MotoGP Summary at the Spanish GP: Speed vs. Pace, Bagnaia vs. Nakagami, & Stifled Dissent

Sat, 2021-05-01 07:31
Here's the MotoGP news that happened Friday, at the Spanish GP in Jerez. The post Friday MotoGP Summary at the Spanish GP: Speed vs. Pace, Bagnaia vs. Nakagami, & Stifled Dissent appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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2021 WorldSBK Calendar Updated Again, Phillip Island Dropped

Sat, 2021-05-01 04:17
The 2021 WorldSBK calendar has been updated once again because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Phillip Island dropped from the calendar. The post 2021 WorldSBK Calendar Updated Again, Phillip Island Dropped appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoGP Preview of the Spanish GP: The Goldilocks Track, With Something for (Almost) Everyone

Fri, 2021-04-30 06:36
Here a preview of what to look for and expect as MotoGP heads to Jerez this weekend for the Spanish GP. The post MotoGP Preview of the Spanish GP: The Goldilocks Track, With Something for (Almost) Everyone appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The Ramifications of Saudi Arabia Backing VR46’s Move into MotoGP

Thu, 2021-04-29 14:10
Good news, the VR46 Team will officially move into the MotoGP class in 2022. Bad news, they are doing so with the backing of the Saudi government. The post The Ramifications of Saudi Arabia Backing VR46’s Move into MotoGP appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Brembo Acquires J.Juan Brakes for €70 Million

Wed, 2021-04-28 20:22
Call it braking news (sorry, not sorry), as Brembo has just acquired the entirety of Spanish brake company J.Juan for a reported €70 million in cash. The post Brembo Acquires J.Juan Brakes for €70 Million appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Husqvarna E-Pilen Electric Street Bike Concept Debuts

Tue, 2021-04-27 17:37
Husqvarna is teasing its electric future, showing us today the Husqvarna E-Pilen electric concept. It this 11hp motorcycle the future? The post Husqvarna E-Pilen Electric Street Bike Concept Debuts appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Harley-Davidson Sales Launch to a 9% Gain Worldwide

Sat, 2021-04-24 06:12
It has been a long time since we reported upward movement for Harley-Davidson, but the Bar & Shield brand just had an impressive (+9%) Q1 2021. The post Harley-Davidson Sales Launch to a 9% Gain Worldwide appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Gone Riding: Aprilia RSV4

Wed, 2021-04-21 06:51
We are out right now riding the new Aprilia RSV4 around Laguna Seca Raceway. Come ask your questions about this new superbike from Italy, and we'll try to answer them in the comments section. The post Gone Riding: Aprilia RSV4 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 199 – MotoGP at Portimão

Wed, 2021-04-21 02:09
The latest from the Paddock Pass Podcast sees us looking at the on-track MotoGP action from the Portuguese GP. Give it a listen. The post Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 199 – MotoGP at Portimão appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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What It’s Like Riding the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, A Review

Mon, 2021-04-19 08:47
The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 is a strong first effort, but it doesn't dethrone the BMW R1250GS in the ADV category. The post What It’s Like Riding the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, A Review appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Brap Talk Podcast #60 – Super Green

Mon, 2021-04-19 08:22
Episode 60 is another “weekly” installment of Brap Talk, and covers the new Aprilia Tuono V4, how MV Agusta can win over US dealers, and the marvel that is the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR. The post Brap Talk Podcast #60 – Super Green appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Here’s a Quick Video Ride Review of the Harley-Davidson Pan American 1250 Special

Sun, 2021-04-18 22:05
Here's a quick video review of the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, from the European launch. The post Here’s a Quick Video Ride Review of the Harley-Davidson Pan American 1250 Special appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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