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Las Vegas January motorcycle auctions preview: The state of the market

January's Las Vegas motorcycle auctions are the epicenter of the world's collectible motorcycle marketplace. The world's two dominant motorcycle auction houses hold back-to-back auctions in the first few days of January (Bonhams on January 7 and Mecum Mid-America on January 8-9, 2016) that this year will see 850 of the world's most desirable motorcycles up for sale over three days. The Las Vegas motorcycle auctions are a significant global event, as they strongly influence the market for the remainder of the year. Here's the story leading into the auctions ...Read More

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Review: Smart motorcycle headlight lights the way around corners

Standard low-beam motorcycle headlights are next to useless in dark corners, so this week we've been playing with an aftermarket gadget that sorts the problem out. J.W. Speaker's Model 8790 Adaptive Low Beam LED Headlight fires up additional angled lights as you lean your bike over, to fill in the blind spot you get when you're cornering in the dark, and hopefully a kick in the backside for manufacturers that have been selling us rubbish headlights for generations.Read More

Kuberg gets dirty with all-electric Freerider

As electric dirt bikes gain in popularity, riders are going to demand more of what they've come to expect in the gas-powered versions – durability and power. The new Kuberg Freerider begins to solve both of those issues in a 79-lb (36-kg) package with a double cradle, powder-coated steel tube frame and a 48 V motor generating 8 kW (11 hp) that can propel the bike to 34 mph (55 km/h).Read More

Vozz Helmets’ rear-loading RS 1.0 does away with the chinstrap

Motorcycle helmets have been around for almost a century, yet their design has never really deviated from the pull on-pull off type with a chinstrap to secure in place. Australian company Vozz Helmets is changing that with a revolutionary design that renders straps obsolete – and has a few more tricks up its sleeve as well.

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The "Broughs of Bodmin Moor" – another major barnfind

Barnfinds continued to step from urban legend into reality earlier this year, when eight Brough Superior Motorcycles were discovered in a Cornish village. Stored in barns, the motorcycles were discovered whole, in parts, and some were partially submerged under five decades of dust. The "Broughs of Bodmin Moor" will be offered at Bonhams Sale of Important Collectors' Motorcycles at Stafford on 24 April 2016.Read More

Third strike for Victory’s new engine platform with the Combustion Concept

First there was the Project 156 naked 1,200 cc V-twin that Victory raced at Pikes Peak in June. Then a pre-production version of this engine debuted at EICMA in the Ignition power cruiser concept. Now Victory has unveiled the Combustion – the third and last concept model built around its new engine platform. The next time we'll hear of this motor, it will probably be in a new production model.Read More

Energica introduces the Eva electric streetfighter

Energica has followed on from its Ego superbike with the introduction of a second production model – the Eva electric streetfighter. Born in Modena, in the heart of Italy's Motor Valley, Eva is built around a downtuned version of the Ego's electric motor for longer range and rids itself of the full fairing for a pure streetfighter feel.

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