Archive for February, 2008

The Aprilia RSV 4 “Race Machine” is unveiled for the first time.

Feb 27, 2008 View Comments by

The Aprilia Superbike, the machine that will bring the Noale, Italy based company back to four-stroke racing, was recently unveiled during the Piaggio Group Convention of more than 1,200 dealers attending in Milan.

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Dan Holmes Goes for Second Bonneville Speed Record Attempt with Classic Royal Enfield Motorcycle

Feb 27, 2008 View Comments by

Possibly the greatest underdog in motorcycle history is back on the attack. Dan Holmes, age 52, ex-Royal Enfield motorcycle dealer, forced into early retirement with heart
problems, now has a pacemaker and is determined to take his team back to Bonneville and set a speed record on his second attempt in September with a Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet motorcycle, considered by most in the motorcycle world to be one of the most underpowered motorcycles around.

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Eaglerider Partners With the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson Dealer

Feb 27, 2008 View Comments by

EagleRider, the worlds largest renter of Harley- Davidson motorcycles, along with Bruce Rossmeyer, Owner and CEO of 15 Harley- Davidson® locations, announces the opening of new EagleRider locations within Rossmeyer’s Boston Harley-Davidson dealership, Daytona Harley-Davidson at Destination Daytona, and at the Beach Street store in Daytona.

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Boxer Fans – Reach for Your Checkbooks

Feb 19, 2008 View Comments by

The BMW HP2 Sport, arriving soon at US dealerships, will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $25,375 and a destination charge of $495. The high-performance Boxer twin is the third motorcycle in the HP model range customized to meet the requirements of the ambitious sport rider.

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Blue Strada Moto Tours

Feb 19, 2008 View Comments by

Join Indy veteran Bill Kniegge on a very special seven-day tour that starts in Charlotte, NC and makes its way to Indianapolis for the inaugural United States Red Bull Moto GP event on the famed F1 Road course of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Honda and Moriwaki Engineering Colaborate on the MD250H

Feb 19, 2008 View Comments by

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Moriwaki Engineering Japan are pleased to announce that a limited number of MD250H Powered by Honda race bikes will be offered for sale to riders eligible for the youth-oriented USGPRU road racing series.

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New Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP Site Informs Fans

Feb 12, 2008 View Comments by

The new event Web site for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP will build an online community for motorcycle enthusiasts and provide complete news and ticket information about the MotoGP event Sept. 12-14 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Triumph Of the Fashionistas

Feb 11, 2008 View Comments by

Triumph motorcycles are being featured as a cornerstone of the newest window display at Bloomingdale’s in New York City.

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Harley-Davidson’s Plans for Daytona

Feb 11, 2008 View Comments by

Engines will be revving and the fun will be firing on all cylinders as the Ocean Center Arena will be the heart of Harley-Davidson at Daytona Bike Week 2008.

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AMA: Insurance Discrimination Against Motorcyclists

Feb 09, 2008 View Comments by

The American Motorcyclist Association announced today that more than 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have co-sponsored a bill that would end health insurance discrimination against motorcyclists and others who participate in legal recreational activities or use their motorcycles for transportation.

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What’s Your Story?

Feb 09, 2008 View Comments by

Share Your Favorite Ninja 250R Story for a Chance to Win. With a track record spanning more than 20 years, the Kawasaki Ninja® 250R sportbike is a perennial best-seller for the company.

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RoadRUNNER Newsletter February 2008

Feb 07, 2008 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Magazine continues to expand its resources for motorcyclists. We now offer additional sponsored tours, wider representation and support for motorcycle events, and more pages in our magazine. And we’re always eager to hear from you, so visit the Forum on our website early and often to let us know your suggestions and comments. Here’s our latest news.

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Alaska Tour Presentations in California

Feb 07, 2008 View Comments by

Philip Freeman of “Alaska Rider Tours” is going to California to put on a series of video presentations at selected BMW Dealerships. Everyone is invited to come by and join the event.

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Actor Tom Cruise To Get the First Desmosedici RR

Feb 01, 2008 View Comments by

If you’re Tom Cruise, it’s a little easier to jump to the front of the line. Then again, you have to have a movie star’s checkbook to even be in the running for Ducati’s newest motorcycle – a $72,500 superbike bristling with titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber technology that can scoot up to 200 mph.

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