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Moto Guzzi V7 II Stornello Limited Edition

Australia has been allocated only 10 of the Limited Edition Moto Guzzi V7 II Stornello scramblers arriving in May at $16,500 plus on-road costs. The bike, unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November 2015, features a high-mounted scrambler-style Arrow exhaust, aluminium mudguards, satin-finished aluminium side number plates, …

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US moving toward liberal motorbike helmet laws

Only an ass would ride without a helmet, right? The US seems to be gradually moving toward more liberal motorbike helmet laws allowing adult riders to choose for themselves whether they wear a helmet or not. It seems strange to Australian riders since we were the first nation in the world …

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Footpath parking ban protest a ‘success’

Riders who staged a protest today (February 21, 2016) against a motorcycle footpath parking ban in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda have claimed it a success, despite a moderate turnout and some riders allegedly being booked. The protest was sparked by rider Darren Carson when footpaths around St Kilda were ruled out for a …

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Casey Stoner To Skip Official MotoGP Tests

Photo Courtesy of Ducati Casey Stoner was at Phillip Island for the official MotoGP test but absent on track. The drama between Ducati and Casey Stoner continues. As expected, the Australian rider—I was going to write ex-rider, but if there is someone who doesn’t fit that description, it’s the Australian—did …

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MotoGP: Maverick Vinales' Fast Time Holds As Phillip Island Test Concludes

Photo Courtesy of Suzuki Maverick Vinales was unable to improve on day three, but stayed on top of the time sheets at the MotoGP pre-season test at Phillip Island. Also, no seagulls were harmed in the making of this photo. It was another day of mixed conditions on the final …

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MotoAmerica Teams Get Ready For 2016 At Thunderhill

Photo Courtesy of MotoAmerica/Brian J. Nelson Reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champ Cameron Beaubier is ready to defend his title. It’s crunch time. In less than 50 days, the MotoAmerica season kicks off its sophomore season at Circuit of The Americas (CoTA). Before heading to the official pre-season test at CoTA next …

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Meet the new Victory Octane muscle cruiser

Australians will be among the first in the world to see the new Victory Motorcycles Octane muscle cruiser in the metal when it is unveiled tonight (February 20, 2016) at the Sydney showroom. The first Victory to feature a water-cooled engine will arrive in Australia in April/May at $18,995 ride away, but pre-orders are being …

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Matt LeBlanc adds motorcycles to Top Gear

Former Friends star and motorcycle fan Matt LeBlanc is the new addition to the reformatted Top Gear in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond leaving the BBC show. Matt has long been a motorcycle fan and when asked by BBC Top Gear Magazine for his favourite …

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COTA Test Schedule Announced

Photography by Brian J. Nelson MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier will be among those testing at the Circuit of The Americas. The test is open to the public. The following is from MotoAmerica… COSTA MESA, CA, FEB. 15 – MotoAmerica has announced the schedule for the upcoming MotoAmerica Preseason Test …

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Video: Yamaha Introduces the YZF-R1 in World Superbike and World Endurance Trim

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEACrPbb4aI&w=560&h=315] Yamaha released this video showcasing its World Superbike and World Enduranc teams testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain and introducing the 2016 YZF-R1 in race trim for the various series. The video features official Pata Yamaha World Superbike riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli, GMT94 World Endurance …

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