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Over 12,000 Harley-Davidsons Recalled for Missing Reflectors

3 hours 26 min ago
A slew of modified Harley-Davidson models are being recalled because their luggage kit failed to include red reflectors for safety. The post Over 12,000 Harley-Davidsons Recalled for Missing Reflectors appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast #114 – Women in Motorsports

14 hours 27 min ago
A special episode from the Paddock Pass Podcast, this show covers the FIA/FIM Women in Motorsports conference in Finland. The post Paddock Pass Podcast #114 – Women in Motorsports appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Harley-Davidson Pan America & Streetfighter Spotted in the Flesh

Wed, 2019-08-21 21:18
Two of Harley-Davidson's new motorcycles just got spotted in trade show guise. It would seem that their production debut is imminent. The post Harley-Davidson Pan America & Streetfighter Spotted in the Flesh appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Are More V85 Models Coming from Moto Guzzi?

Wed, 2019-08-21 19:57
What surprises does Moto Guzzi have for us this year at EICMA? An expansion of the V85 lineup, perhaps? The rumors say so. The post Are More V85 Models Coming from Moto Guzzi? appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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KymiRing Test Concludes with MotoGP Riders Critical of the Track

Wed, 2019-08-21 01:42
The two-day test at the KymiRing has concluded, with MotoGP riders less-than-thrilled about the upcoming Finnish track. The post KymiRing Test Concludes with MotoGP Riders Critical of the Track appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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FIM & FIA Hold First-Ever Conference for Women in Motorsport

Wed, 2019-08-21 01:09
This past weekend history was made, as the FIM and FIA held the first conference ever for the promotion of women in motorsport. The post FIM & FIA Hold First-Ever Conference for Women in Motorsport appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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BMW Explores Electric Supercharger Technology in Patents

Tue, 2019-08-20 00:54
It looks like BMW Motorrad is exploring the idea of electric superchargers on motorcycles, but is it worth all the schnitzel? The post BMW Explores Electric Supercharger Technology in Patents appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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This 2.0L V8 Sport Bike From Australia is Our Kind of Crazy

Mon, 2019-08-19 20:30
The PGMV8 is a special kind of motorcycle. It has a two-liter V8 engine between its wheels, and puts out 334hp and 158 lbs•ft of torque. The post This 2.0L V8 Sport Bike From Australia is Our Kind of Crazy appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoGP Testing at KymiRing in Finland Gets Underway

Mon, 2019-08-19 17:43
The MotoGP test riders are finished with their first day of testing the new Finnish track, called the KymiRing. Testing resumes tomorrow. The post MotoGP Testing at KymiRing in Finland Gets Underway appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The Different Trajectories of Johann Zarco & Jorge Lorenzo

Mon, 2019-08-19 07:51
David analyzes the very different trajectories taken by two struggling MotoGP riders, Johann Zarco and Jorge Lorenzo. The post The Different Trajectories of Johann Zarco & Jorge Lorenzo appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Eugene Laverty Moves to BMW for the 2020 WorldSBK Season

Fri, 2019-08-16 21:44
Eugene Laverty is jumping ship to the BMW Motorrad team in WorldSBK next season, while Markus Reiterberger heads to the FIM EWC. The post Eugene Laverty Moves to BMW for the 2020 WorldSBK Season appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Ducati Adding Two More Scramblers to Its Lineup for 2020

Fri, 2019-08-16 18:23
EPA documents reveal that two more "Pro" Scrambler models are coming from Ducati...but no one knows what they are exactly. The post Ducati Adding Two More Scramblers to Its Lineup for 2020 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Is the Motorcycle Industry Ready for the Next Recession?

Thu, 2019-08-15 23:36
An economic recession seems to be just around the corner, but is the US motorcycle industry ready for it? We look at the issue with our A&R Pro readers. The post Is the Motorcycle Industry Ready for the Next Recession? appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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RevZilla Quietly Gets a New CEO, Ken Murphy

Wed, 2019-08-14 23:27
You wouldn't know it from the news pages, but RevZilla and Cycle Gear have a new CEO and President. His name is Ken Murphy. The post RevZilla Quietly Gets a New CEO, Ken Murphy appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Bevy of Aprilia and Moto Guzzi Bikes Recalled for Brake Issues

Wed, 2019-08-14 19:11
Defects with their front brake master cylinder see a bevy of Aprilia and Moto Guzzi models being recalled by the NHTSA. The post Bevy of Aprilia and Moto Guzzi Bikes Recalled for Brake Issues appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Special MV Agusta F3 800 Raises €100,000 for UNICEF

Tue, 2019-08-13 18:20
This special MV Agusta F3 800 raised €100,000 for UNICEF, the United Nations organization responsible for helping children in need. The post Special MV Agusta F3 800 Raises €100,000 for UNICEF appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast #113 – Austrian GP

Tue, 2019-08-13 07:43
After a busy weekend in Austria, it's time to get the news from the Paddock Pass Podcast on what went on behind the scenes in the MotoGP paddock. The post Paddock Pass Podcast #113 – Austrian GP appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Energica & Dell’Orto Partner on Electric Drivetrains & Plot to Take Over the World

Tue, 2019-08-13 01:03
Energica & Dell’Orto have taken the pulse of the industry, and decided to team-up on EV powertrains. The post Energica & Dell’Orto Partner on Electric Drivetrains & Plot to Take Over the World appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Ducati Streetfighter V4 Caught on Video in the Wild

Mon, 2019-08-12 19:15
Here is our best look at the Ducati Streetfighter V4 yet, along with the revamped Ducati 959 Panigale. Are they everything you'd hope they would be? The post Ducati Streetfighter V4 Caught on Video in the Wild appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Johann Zarco & KTM Part Ways for 2020

Mon, 2019-08-12 08:04
In a somewhat surprising move, KTM and Johann Zarco have decided not to continue their two-year contract, and will part ways after this season. The post Johann Zarco & KTM Part Ways for 2020 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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