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Back to the Ducati Page  | More Cary: About Me  |  Report: QB Carbon Ducati MotoGP Replica Bodywork I was beginning to get more than a little annoyed with the now badly warped factory Brembo rotors on my Ducati 916 because the warping was getting worse and worse.  Each squeeze of the front brake resulted in some form of feedback …

UPDATE:  Sprint ST now available with ABS More:  800×627 Sprint ST Photo Triumph Motorcycles Sprint ST for 2005 Refined, larger capacity (1050cc) engine.  New chassis including revised suspension, redesigned swingarm, five-spoke wheels, underseat exhausts and new instruments.  Available in Caspian Blue and Aluminium Silver paint schemes. The Sprint ST has never made compromises – it’s defied them. …

Triumph Speed Triple More:  800×551 Speed Triple Photo The new Triumph 2005 Speed Triple features a larger capacity (1050cc) engine, a revised chassis including upside down forks, radial brakes, redesigned swingarm and high level pipes!  Now available in Jet Black, Neon Blue and Scorched Yellow paint schemes. To become a two-wheeled icon is no easy task but …

 Y2K Ducati Women’s Team A Season Full of Success for the Y1K Ducati Women’s Motorcycle Racing Team After two successful years on the national and international circuits with riders Paola Cazzola andChiara Valentini, the Official Ducati Women’s Team is preparing to continue its tradition of excellent riding and high technical standards that fans have come to expect. …

Editor’s Note:  Now let me get this straight: I’m sitting in front of a computer, slaving away in the office, while Shawn is out renting a motorcycle in Kauai for a webBikeWorld article?  Uh, what’s wrong with this picture?! Well, it’s tough duty, but somebody’s gotta do it.  We sent Shawn on a mission: tell …

Modern and Vintage Motorcycles For Sale Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles For Sale:  Vech has World class restorations of antique BMW’s – BMW motorcycles; pre-1970 parts; antique, vintage and classic R50, R60, R69S, R51, R26, R27, R25  |  Chrome Classics vintage motorcycles and restorations  |  Garage Company vintage motorcycles and memorabilia  |  J. Wood & Co. vintage and antique motorcycles and motorcycle …

When I was a boy, I read about racers like Bill Lomas, Geoff Duke, John Surtees and Mike Hailwood. The races they competed in, and the photos of the bikes they rode captured my imagination. I watched a Pathé News clip at the cinema and was totally entranced – I wanted to be Mike Hailwood and …

A Motorcycle Tour in France “Give us a kiss – you’re in France now!” The first words John Eggleton spoke to me were typical of the relaxed, fun way he and his wife Jeanette run Bike Normandy. From the moment I rode off the ferry and into the French sunshine, I knew I was in …

Vespa World Days 2012 Report London, summer 2012. Home to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games…and Vespa World Days. This annual European rally has been running since 1954, with a break in the ‘70s. In 2007 the name was changed from “Eurovespa” to reflect increasing international participation and to promote the Vespa ethos worldwide. In recent years, …

How about an insider’s look at World Superbike racing with the Foggy Petronas race team? Moto GP and World Superbike race meetings offer an experience you do not forget and one that you talk about for weeks, months and years later with your friends.  Of course, along with millions of others, most of us only …

KTM Wins 2005 125cc World Championship Constructors Title Mika Kallio Takes Second in Championship With Victory 16th and Final Round, Valencia, Spain November 6, 2005 Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM today clinched the 125cc Road Race Constructors’ World Championship with Mika Kallio’s brilliant, last corner victory in the Valencia Grand Prix. Kallio’s teammate in the Red Bull …

Triumph America Recall – Triumph Speedmaster Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE Model: TRIUMPH AMERICA – TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER Year: 2002 – 2004 Recall Number: 03V525000 Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, IF THE MOTORCYCLE IS …

NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. Models: Triumph Daytona 955 Years: 1997-2004 Triumph Daytona T595 Years: 1997-2004 Triumph Speed Triple Years: 1997-2004 Triumph Speed Four Years: 2002-2004 Triumph Sprint RS Years: 2000-2004 Triumph Sprint …

Triumph Motorcycles and AHRMA announce 2005 Thruxton Cup Challenge Series Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. and AHRMA create new road racing series featuring the Triumph Thruxton 900. More:  Triumph announces 2005 Thruxton Cup Champion  |  Avon announces racing tires for the Thruxton Cup Challenge series  |  wBW Triumph Motorcycles Page  |  Triumph Thruxton Page  |  Motorcycle Racing Page  |  Triumph and AHRMA …

GoldenTyre Now in the U.S.A. More wBW: Motorcycle Tire Reviews  |  Dual-Sport Tires Info  |  Product Reviews GoldenTyre GT 201 Dual-Sport Tires (June 3, 2013) Golden Tyre (actually “GoldenTyre”, all one word), an Italian motorcycle tire manufacturer, is selling DOT (also E-Mark approved) motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. after having established a U.S. office over one year ago. Tire selections include …

Una visita al Museo Piaggio A Visit to the Piaggio Museum Unlike nearby Florence with its art, or Pisa with its tower, the industrial town of Pontedera in northwestern Italy isn’t an obvious sightseeing destination. In recent years, however, there has been an increasing influx of pilgrims — scooter pilgrims, journeying to the shrine of Vespa. Parent company …

Moto Guzzi V11 Sport Recall More:  More Moto Guzzi Recalls 1998 – 2001  |  Moto Guzzi page  |  Motorcycle Safety page NOTE:  These motorcycle recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your Moto Guzzi Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. There are two separate recall notices on this page:  Moto Guzzi V11 Sport …

Moto Guzzi Motorcycles of North America will partner with the premier track-day provider in the country to offer buyers of the high-performance MGS-01 Corsa an unlimited 1 year pass to unwind their bikes under safe, controlled conditions. The lucky owners of the first Corsa models to be imported will enjoy the thrill of riding without cars, …

Definition of a Motorcycle The definition of a motorcycle for the Federal Highway Administration’s “Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics” was recently revised and expanded. There are actually two definitions of a motorcycle. First is the NHTSA definition in FMVSS 49 CFR 571.3 and then the definition in the reporting guidelines. The new reporting definition is …

Ducati Fast Throttle Cam The Electraeon Fast Throttle Cam for Ducati motorcycles allows the throttle to reach full open with 75% rotation of the hand grip compared to the stock throttle cam. Reducing the amount of hand grip rotation provides greater control and comfort by allowing the throttle to reach the full open quicker and …

DESMOSEDICI RR: START YOUR ENGINES! Ducati reports progress on the development and testing of the exclusive V4 engine for the upcoming street version of the Desmosedici MotoGP motorcycle. Officially presented to the “Ducati tribe” in May at World Ducati Week 2004, the development of the Desmosedici RR project continues to evolve. For the last few …

An evolution of power, aerodynamics and style, for a dream Ducati which is more competitive and powerful than ever. Based on the motorcycle representing Ducati in this year’s American Superbike Championship (AMA), the 999R has been significantly upgraded for the American market.  A new front fairing, new rear swing arm and suspension, a major upgrade …

Ducati 999 The New 999 The new 999 Testastretta is the most advanced, highest performance Ducati Superbike yet. Hailed by the press as the best V-twin ever built, our goal here in Bologna was to create a Superbike of stunning design and performance that improved rider ergonomics, simplified maintenance, reduced motorcycle complexity and boosted horsepower. Aerodynamics, …

2007 Triumph Motorcycles Triumph Motorcycles has announced the 2007 Triumph product line. We’ll have more information and photos soon, but in the meantime, here is an update on the 2007 Triumphs, changes for 2007 and the suggested retail price list (bottom of page). More:  NEW!  Triumph announces the Street Triple  | 2007 Triumph Tiger  |  Triumph Tiger Page  |  Triumph …

Vilner “Predator” BMW F 800 R (May 2012) – Here’s an interesting custom BMW F 800 R by the Vilner Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is apparently a “one-off” designed for a customer. Not much info is available but they sent these photos and a press release (below). Enjoy! Vilner Custom Bike Predator Predator It must be …

Triumph Motorcycles Celebrates 50 Years of the Iconic Bonneville Belstaff and Ewan McGregor mark the occasion with a bespoke design – Newnan, GA, May, 2008: Britain’s legendary motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph, is steeped in the history of motorcycling yet remains at the forefront of engineering with some of the most sophisticated production facilities in the world. …

Triumph Launches the Street Triple! The countdown is over!  The much awaited Triumph Street Triple was officially unveiled to over 5,000 Triumph owners on Saturday, June 30th, at Triumph Tridays in Neukirchen, Austria. The Street Triple offers 675cc of pure, naked aggression, combining the streetfighter styling of its older brother, the Speed Triple, with the …

2013 Triumph Trophy riumph Re-Enters the Touring Segment With the New 2013 Trophy Triumph Motorcycles announced today the availability of the new Triumph Trophy 1215cc touring bike for 2013. Features of the 2013 Triumph Trophy Include: Powerful three-cylinder, 1215cc engine developing 132bhp and 89ft.lbs of torque at just 6,450rpm. Robust, virtually maintenance-free shaft drive. Supreme …

Vilner “Stingray” Aprilia February 2013 – Here’s another interesting custom by the Vilner Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. It looks like the donor bike was a 2011 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R? As is apparently typical for Vilner, very few details were provided (see the custom Vilner Predator BMW F 800 R). For example, there is no information on the original …

Life With the BMW F 800 GS No Excuse Needed Despite my raving over my F800GS in Part One, nothing is ever really perfect, right? With this mental deception plan put into place last fall, about an hour after picking up the small GS, it was time to start looking at how it could be …

2008 Victory Vision Motorcycle – First Photos Photos of the New 2008 Victory Vision Motorcycle I’m not a cruiser rider and I don’t own a pure touring bike but I like anything with two wheels, and the new Victory Vision has to be one of the most outrageous and ground-breaking designs ever. Victory (Polaris) can …

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 …

2015 BMW R 1200 R Announced BMW announced a new R1200 R on September 30 at the 2014 Intermot show in Cologne. They call it “The boxer roadster for the keen rider.” BMW also announced the 2015 BMW R 1200 RS (Preview) variant of the R 1200 R in the following edited press release. The BMW “Boxer” …

1955 Durkopp Diana Scooter: Photos, Video and Info Here are photos of a friend’s 1955 Durkopp Diana two-stroke scooter. He brought it over for some work to the fueling system and Chris worked his magic; see the comments about that after the photos. It now runs like a champ and it has a surprising amount of …

The Lighter-Weight Sport Tourer All-Arounder You’re looking at the newest webBikeWorld Project Bike! It’s a 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. The LT or “Light Touring” version of the Versys 650 comes with ABS, hand guards and matched luggage. Why this bike? It’s kind of a long and convoluted story, so hang with me: Although I …

BMW K1200LT & R1200GS Named Motorcycles of the Year The BMW K 1200 LT and the R 1200 GS have been named two of the top ten motorcycles for 2004 by Cycle World magazine. The annual awards, featured in the July issue of Cycle World magazine, recognize the top ten motorcycles in ten different classes. …

BMW K – R Series Motorcycle Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make / Models :           Model/Build Years:     BMW / K SERIES 2001-2004 BMW / R SERIES 2000-2002 2004 NHTSA CAMPAIGN …

BMW R1100RT-P Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : R1100RT-P Years: 1998-2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V198000 Recall Date : MAY 22, 2001 Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL Potential Number Of Units Affected : 990 Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: …

BMW K1200RS Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : K1200RS Years: 1998-2000 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V264000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2368 …

BMW F650GS Dakar Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. BMW Model : F650GS DAKAR Year : 2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V267000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY Potential Number Of Units Affected : …