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MERZOUGA, MOROCCO - Canadian rally rider Patrick Trahan was hired by the Italian factory Tacita to help it introduce the new generation of electric enduro motorcycle, the T-RACE.    

BOLOGNA, ITALY – Ducati has announced the appointment of Bernhard Gobmeier as the new General Manager of Ducati Corse. Utilizing his significant experience in the world of motorsport, including more recently his role as Superbike Director with BMW, the position will draw upon the 53-year-old German’s extensive managerial experience ready…
VARESE, ITALY - With the new Rivale 800, MV Agusta has again won the title of “Moto più bella del salone”, which translates as the “Most Beautiful Bike of the Show” at the EICMA 2012 industry show.
The November issue of Inside Motorcycles features another jam-packed array of tests, adventure stories, touring tales and racing features to satisfy every motorcycle enthusiast's sweet tooth! Our cover model is the brand-new BMW S1000RR HP4, which Senior Editor Colin Fraser got to test in Spain last month. He discovered that…

Ducati has unveiled pricing for its entire 2013 model lineup, in Canadian funds. Please note that these are MSRPs - be sure to check with your local Ducati dealer for actual prices.
Honda Canada has released details on seven new models for 2013, four of which are based around its 470cc parallel-twin engine.
Suzuki has released a new-for-2013 Boulevard C90T. The C90T comes with all-black wheels, blacked out forks, blacked out exhaust system, and more. Bold yet retaining its classic styling, the C90T features fully integrated black hard side cases and a comfortable passenger seat all behind a large windscreen to deliver the complete…

The Vintage Motorcycle Road Racers Association (VRRA) toasted its racers this past weekend at the annual awards banquet, held at the Ramada Inn in Trenton, ON. Upwards of 200 racers, teammates and families were part of the banquet, which saw plaques handed out in all classes as well as special…
Four World Superbike teams took part in another session of winter testing for the 2013 season at the MotorLand Aragón circuit at Alcañiz (Spain) on Wednesday and Thursday. Rain on day 1 continued throughout the night and in the end Kawasaki Racing Team, BMW Motorrad Italia, Pata Honda and Ducati…
With the new F800GT as the successor model to the F800ST, BMW Motorrad is enhancing its range in the sporty touring segment with the new midrange offering.

TORONTO – In less than a month, Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show will take centre-stage as industry leaders and enthusiasts gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South) for The Motorcycle Show-Toronto, December 7-9.
The second day of MotoGP testing at the Valencia circuit got off to a slow start on Wednesday as a wet track stopped the majority of the grid heading out, yet with two hours left a dry enough line had formed for Dani Pedrosa to set the fastest time of…
Triumph's Daytona 675 shook up supersport convention with its three-cylinder, 675cc format when it first appeared in 2006, then it did the same to the established order by setting new class performance standards.

Valentino Rossi made his long-awaited re-emergence on a Yamaha on Tuesday at the rain-hit first 2013 season test in Valencia, as the MotoGP grid had to cope with difficult conditions on its first day of 2013 season testing.
Follow Canadian teen road racing sensation Stacey Nesbitt as she describes, in her own words, her exciting adventure leading up to the Asia Dream Cup event at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar on November 22-24. Stacey will be blogging during the days leading up to the race, as well…
MILAN, ITALY – Following the tradition of presenting its new motorcycles at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Ducati has now officially unveiled its complete 2013 range. The new models are set to capture the public’s attention at the EICMA 2012 event. The 77th edition of Milan’s International Motorcycle…

BOLOGNA, ITALY - A two-year agreement for the World Superbike Championship seasons 2013-2014 has been signed between Ducati and Francis Batta’s Belgian organization, Team Alstare.
For the first time in its history, the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products has declared co-champions in its Point Award Series Standings. Winning the title for 2012 are Pro Bike rider Ted Glinny and Pro Sled racer Chris Bondi, both with 971 points. This season…
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held last Saturday in Valencia, decided on the following.

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