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Moto Guzzi released information on the new 1200 Sport at the November 2006 EICMA show in Milan.  Here’s some of the detail and technical information translated and edited from the Moto Guzzi press release. More:  2008 Moto Guzzis; photos and specifications Introducing the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport A true show of class does more than just …

Moto Guzzi Norge 850 Moto Guzzi Announces the Norge 850 May 22, 2007 – Moto Guzzi has released some limited information on the new Norge 850 touring bike.  The motorcycle is very similar to the new Norge 1200 in many ways. The “Norge” name for both the Norge 1200 and the Norge 850 is in honor of a 4000 …

SUPERBIKE 999R XEROX The 999R Xerox is a special series motorcycle with a wide range of features that distinguish it from the standard 999R model. It has features such as Öhlins forks with black sleeves, anodized black footpegs and top yoke, Öhlins ‘Racing’ rear suspension with double damping adjuster in compression, aluminum body, counter-spring and …

UPDATE: New photos added below of the DB5 Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the USA, Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the award winning DB5 Mille. The introduction of the motorcycle was held in co-operation with Moto-Euro Magazine at the International Motorcycle …

BMW S 1000 RR Launch in Malaysia How many times in a lifetime do you get to ride (flog) the flagship model of a renowned manufacturer? A huge name, established in motorsports and one that recently debuted to a credible start in the World SuperBike Championships? A bike, with so many technological features, being offered …

I remember reading a financial self-help book a long time ago (when I was quite young) and one of the nuggets of advice the guru imparted was this very catchy phrase: “Trend is your friend”. I didn’t quite fully understand how this could help improve my finances, but ten years later and in the current …

Trying Too Hard to be Hip? Ducati announced the long-awaited, much heralded and leaked Ducati Scrambler at the 2014 Intermot show in Cologne. The Scrambler was then introduced to the U.S.A. at the2014 AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida on October 16 (read more about the weird intro in the 2014 AIMExpo Report Home). Here are the Ducati Scrambler …

The Buell EBR 1190SX “Superfighter” The Buell EBR 1190SX was formally introduced at the 2014 AIMExpo show (Report)in Orlando, Florida. EBR said the 1190SX is made in the U.S.A. and this “streetfighter” is a takeoff on the EBR 1190RX with full fairing. The 1190SX appears to be very nicely made and probably the equal of typical …

A Quick Review of the BMW F 800 S and the Blog Welcome to a quick review of the BMW F800S and the intro to the Blog! Yes, I know — the F800S entered production in 2006 and the “S” model was manufactured until 2010. So just about everything that has been/could be said about …

BMW Revives the C1-E Concept for Urban Travel 1990’s BMW C1 Now With Electric Motor Proposed as Solution for Urban Travel BMW fans will remember the BMW C1 from the 1990’s; an interesting and unique scooter with a cover that did not require a helmet for the rider. About 10,000 C1’s were manufactured by BMW …

Thank you to Sergio Robbiano of Robbiano Design for sending these photos and information on the stunning Bimota Delirio!   Sergio is the designer of the Delirio and the Bimota DB5 and many other wonderful projects. Sergio recently sent this note and a new batch of photos! “Hello Rick, We presented the Delirio to the international press (on …

2016 BMW G 310 R Announced (BMW Motorrad press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – The new BMW G 310 R is the first BMW roadster under 500 cc. One cylinder, low weight, powerful dynamic performance. The BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster — it has neither too little nor …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG e the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship title for Germany and the first for BMW. For the two riders from Kirchhain near Marburg, it was the third …

BMW Announces the New Xmoto BMW G 650 Xmoto is a complete departure from the old and staid BMW. It’s designed to enjoy fast curves on country roads. Even at a standstill, the Street Moto clearly proves that this very special machine focuses on one highlight in particular: sheer riding pleasure on country roads. The …

BMW Announces the New R 1200 S The following information is an English translation of the German press kit and some information and specifications may not apply to the U.S. models. Further information and dates of expected U.S. availability will be provided at a later date. Text and photos courtesy of BMW AG. Concept and …

BMW Announces the New XChallenge The BMW G 650 Xchallenge is termed “the Hard Enduro for the off-road enthusiast”. The BMW G 650 Xchallenge is a new departure for BMW and has a lot to offer: This is an uncompromising off-road machine with long spring travel and not one single gram of extra weight. In …

2015 BMW R 1200 RS Announced In addition to the new 2015 BMW R 1200 R (Preview), BMW announced it’s better-looking brother, the new R 1200 RS at the 2014 Intermot show on September 30 in Cologne. The new BMW R 1200 RS is “a new dimension in sports touring”, according to the Bavarians. BMW Motorrad …

BMW Announces the BMW HP2 A dream of many Boxer fans is coming true: BMW Motorcycles has presented a truly uncompromising, sporting and exceptionally light enduro – the new BMW HP2, a Boxer built for the off-road enthusiast and the most demanding tracks in the world. Purist, but nevertheless stylish and perfectly equipped with the …

BMW Motorrad Announces New Mid-Range BMW F 800 S Twin-Cylinder BMW F 800 S Twin Cylinder UPDATE: BMW has also just announced the BMW F 800 ST (photo) sport-touring version of the F 800 S. Larger photos of the F 800 S below BMW has finally announced what has long been rumored: a completely new mid-range sports bike. …

One of BMW’s great strengths turns out to be an unexpected versatility. Many have scoffed at the Bavarian firm’s extra-mainstream approach to motorcycle design, the main elements of which were established 54 years ago, but it seems to work for them — and in surprisingly diverse fields. BMW’s early image in this country was that …

wBW Special Report – Edited by webBikeWorld Staff “Where did your spaceship land?“ The man in his mid-fifties shakes his SCHUBERTH flip-up helmeted head, befitting his station in disbelief. “Could you please move over for a second?  I have to take a closer look on this bike — is it really a BMW?“  Five minutes later his …

2010 BMW R 1200 RT: DOHC = More Power! The 2010 BMW R 1200 RT: Introduction November 5, 2009 – BMW today announced the new 2010 R1200RT, along with the 2010 1200GS and R1200GS Adventure (info). The big news is the new dual overhead cam 1200 cc (actually 1170 cc) engine! The BMW R 1200 RT …

BMW Announces the New R 1200 GS Adventure The following information is an English translation of the German press kit and some information and specifications may not apply to the U.S. models Further information and dates of expected U.S. availability will be provided at a later date. Text and photos courtesy of BMW AG. Features …

The BMW F 800 R Revised for 2015 In addition to the new BMW S 1000 XR “Adventure Sport” (Preview), BMW announced a revised F 800 R at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan, Italy today, November 4, 2014. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW F 800 R The new F 800 R is the …

2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. Click on a photo to see more… NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. Check out the photos of this beautiful …

Desmo Power! Ducati Photos NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event)

MV Agusta Photographs From the 2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event) “,,,There was also a 980cc “kitted” creation done by noted MV tuner/builder/machinist Albert Bold. The kitted MV had the famed Magni curved racing exhaust that was a real treat to hear …

Ducati Photos From the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Fest 2001 NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event) Here’s a nice old version of the Cucciolo song! (1.32 mb)                

MV Agusta Photographs From the 2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival: Best of Show MV Agusta 750 NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event)

I’ve loved the miniature world of scale models ever since I was a little kid.  I still have vivid memories of the Matchbox display cabinet at the local toy store.  This was back in the days when Matchbox diecast models were made in England by Lesney, and the toy store was downtown, and not in a …

The BMW R 100 RS Photos and info on a 1984 BMW R100RS “Last Edition” motorcycle I once owned. I purchased from a friend, who was the second owner. It was in absolutely mint condition; includes the bags, dual saddle, original tool kit, original BMW “trouble light”, original air pump and more. The BMW R100RS …

The $2,195.00 Dual Sport? The CSC TT250 is the little brother to the more popular CSC RX-3 Adventure. Actually, the TT250 might offer better bang for the buck. The TT250 is for riders looking for an inexpensive dual sport that can handle commuting and light off-road duties You can save more than $1,500.00 compared to …

The 1998 Triumph Tiger “Steamer” Blog Welcome to the webBikeWorld Triumph Tiger blog! Here you’ll find information about Triumph Tiger parts, accessories, repair, maintenance and more. Much of this information is also available through other sources. But we figured our Tiger project bike is an integral part of the webBikeWorld team and, as such, it …

2016 BMW C 650 GT Final Thoughts That was the fastest 30 days ever! My time with the new 2016 BMW C 650 GT is unfortunately over, but was it ever fun! First, a big thank you to BMW Motorrad USA for the loan of a brand-new scooter so I could compare new vs. old! A month …

Updates Make a World of Difference I’ve been following the evolution of BMW scooters since the BMW “Concept C” was first introduced at the 2010 EICMA show (report). The following year, I published this preview of the new BMW “C” scooters from the 2011 EICMA show. When the BMW C 650 GT and C 600 Sport scooters …

Sport, Retro and Heritage If you’ve been following Yamaha’s string of new motorcycle model announcements over the past few years you know they’ve been busy. One of the jewels in the newly minted lineup is the triple cylinder FZ-09 (MT-09 outside the US market), released in 2013. The new 847 cc three-cylinder engine received a …

First Impressions: The Kawasaki Ninja 1000 A few weeks ago, in April (2016), I had the unfortunate circumstance of experiencing a lowside crash on my 2006 Triumph Sprint 1050. It was one of those instances where you just don’t anticipate the likelihood of a crash. I assume there is always the possibility of a crash …

BMW Builds a Woody BMW announced the “Concept 101” concept bike, commissioned by BMW to Roland Sands. It’s a six-cylinder woody power cruiser, sure to upset the BMW faithful. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW Concept 101 Every year, the most impressive representatives of the mobile past and future on both two and four …

2016 BMW C650GT and C650 Sport Announced (September 20, 2015) – BMW announced the new C 650 Sport and C 650 GT scooters today. This was a surprise announcement, with BMW not waiting for the EICMA or AIMExpo shows. They call these “dynamic maxi scooters for sports, touring and urban cruising.” BMW said that there …

Triumph Sprint ST ABS July 12, 2005 – Triumph has announced that the ABS version of the Sprint ST will be available in US dealers this September. Launched earlier this year, the Sprint ST has redefined the sports touring class with a breathtaking package of distinctive styling, sophisticated design and class-leading performance.  Now the Sprint …