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Does pink make riding gear ‘feminine’?

Macna has added a women’s winter glove to their range, but the only thing we see that makes it suitable for women, apart from smaller sizing, is some pink striping. In our discussions over the years with female riders, pink and purple flashes of colour do not necessarily make riding gear …

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Video evidence of helmet camera value

This video is timely evidence of why riders should wear a helmet camera or at least attach a camera to their bike. This London rider filmed a truck driver turning a corner, not seeing him and running over his beautiful Ducati Monster. He posted the video in July 2015 and we ran …

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Trump aid for Harley-Davidson penalty

President Trump is coming to the aid of Harley-Davidson which was slapped with massive fines last year for fitting aftermarket tuners that emit illegal amounts of pollution. His administration has waived a $US3m portion of the fines in which Harley had to pay to replace conventional wood stoves with cleaner-burning versions. Harley will …

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Bids to keep Ducati in Italian hands

An Italian family and the previous Italian owner have joined the bidding to buy Ducati, along with Polaris, KTM, Can-Am Spyder company BRP, and Indian manufacturers. The latest list of potential buyers comes from Reuters which has been reporting on the deal since December 2015 from inside sources. Harley-Davidson had …

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Ducati Multistrada gets 1262cc twin

Ducati will fit a 1262cc L-twin engine in its Multistrada next year and maybe use the engine in its Diavel models. The change in engine has been unveiled in an official statement by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Currently the 1200cc Testastretta 11 DVT engine is used in the …

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BMW Australia joins R 1200 GS & GSA recall

BMW Motorrad Australia today officially joins a worldwide recall of all water-cooled R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models over a potential fork fault. The recall affects 185,000 bikes worldwide and 2500 in Australia where 1000 have already been inspected. “We are not finding a huge number that are faulty,” …

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Retrofit head-up display for riders

A New Zealand company is joining the head-up display revolution with a small and light retrofit unit for riders so they can keep their eyes on the road, not on their speedo. Auckland company Reyedr (pronounced rider) says their device can retrofit to the chin bar of any full-face helmet. …

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MotoGP: Ducati’s Dall’Igna speaks out, Part 2

News Part 2 of our interview with Gigi Dall’Igna has the Ducati Corse boss addressing the Michelin special treatment rumor, future aerodynamics, and Casey Stoner Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi “Gigi” Dall’Igna addresses the Michelin rumor, more aerodynamic tricks up Ducati’s sleeve, and Casey Stoner…

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