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McQueen’s 1931 Harley VL 74 on the Santa Monica Mecum Block

Santa Monica Mecum Celebrity Items Action, July 26-27 Steve McQueen's 1931 Harley-Davidson VL 74 (1200 ccm) will be sold to the highest bidder at...

AMA Vintage Days to Celebrate Husqvarna MX Champions

2013 BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Husqvarna's legacy in North America is impressive. It started with Torsten Hallman taking 23 of 23 race victories in...

2013 Isle of Man TT Fatality: Matsushita Passes in Crash

2013 Isle of Man TT Fatality Another life was claimed Monday at the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Course during practice for the 2013 Isle of Man...

Cycle News Archives Launches, Nearly 50 Years of Back Issues

Cycle News Online Archives Do you want to relive the great history of motorcycling, learn more about the amazing bikes and personalities that helped build...

Mark Blackwell to be Honored as AMA Hall of Fame Legend

2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Mark Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross, a six-time AMA championship race team manager and a well-respected...

Torsten Hallman to be Honored as AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

A MA Motorcycle Hall of Fame News Torsten Hallman was instrumental in the introduction of motocross to America, and on Friday, Oct. 18, he will be...

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days: Mods & Rockers

2012 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio

The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that the 2012 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days rally - the country's grandest celebration of old bikes and the people who love them - will highlight the classic "Rockers and Mods" two-wheeled subculture that is presently undergoing a popular resurgence in America.

Morbidelli V8

Morbidelli V8 | Motorcycle Feature

90-degree Longitudinal 32-valve Engine 

By any estimation, Giancarlo Morbidelli dreamed in epic proportions. A self-made businessman with a passion for motorcycles, he used his entrepreneurial spoils to finance a race team and achieved impressive results: His race bikes won three consecutive 125cc world titles in the mid-1970s, a coveted 250cc title in 1977, and another 125cc championship the following year.

The MotoGP Series | A History to 2005

Somehow, I ended up in the same corner of the Castrol Honda Superbike hospitality tent as MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and his friends while attending a World Superbike race at Misano, near Rimini and Riccione, on Italy's Adriatic Coast. I sat a few tables away and watched as Rossi's party chatted and ate prosciutto, apparently enjoying a relaxed day at the track.
 
All weekend long, thousands of Italians had streamed past the Honda hospitality area—its windows wide open to the glorious Italian sunshine.