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Kawasaki and Top Gun: Going Where Honda Feared To Tread

Kawasaki and Top Gun: Going Where Honda Feared To Tread

Kawasaki will reprise its role in latest Top Gun: Maverick movie

One of the most iconic motorcycle/movie scenes was Tom Cruise riding a GPz900 Kawasaki in the film Top Gun. With the release of Top Gun: Maverick upon us, it’s time to talk about the bikes Pete ’Maverick’ Mitchell will be riding, in case you didn’t already know.

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Andrea Iannone's Custom Harley-Davidson Is As Dapper As The MotoGP Rider Himself

Andrea Iannone’s Custom Harley-Davidson Is As Dapper As The MotoGP Rider Himself

Who knew that the ex-MotoGP rider was also a fan of cruiser bikes?

Andrea Iannone had a fairly short-lived MotoGP career but quickly established himself as a force not to be reckoned with, thanks to his aggressive riding style and quick lap times. All this came to an end soon, though, as the rider made headlines in a doping case, ultimately getting him banned from MotoGP.

This, however, hasn’t put a stop to the rider’s motorcycle craze and we constantly see Iannone posting his dope-looking motorcycles across his social media the latest one to join this list is a one-off custom Harley-Davidson.

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Ducati Racer Paul Smart Dies

Ducati Racer Paul Smart Dies

The man who gave Ducati its first major win killed in motorcycle accident

Paul Smart, famous for winning the Imola 200 for Ducati - the company’s first major win for its new v-twin engine - has died after a road crash.

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Steve McQueen's Coolest Front Wheel Bike Goes To Auction

Steve McQueen’s Coolest Front Wheel Bike Goes To Auction

Would you spend $40,000 on a SOLEX moped?

Anything with Steve McQueen’s name attached to it will always add a couple of zeros to the asking price. That’s understandable when it’s a rare and desirable motorcycle or car, but when it’s a moped, aren’t we all going a bit mad? This 1970 Solex was used by McQueen on the set of the movie ’Le Mans’ and is now up for auction with an estimated price of $40-50,000. Would you be tempted?

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"The Apex 2.0" – A custom Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 commissioned by Charles Leclerc

"The Apex 2.0" – A custom Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 commissioned by Charles Leclerc

Oodles of carbon-fiber and character

He’s 22, he drives for my favorite team, he’s from the home that runs my favorite circuit, he’s the youngest to win the Pole Trophy, he’s Charles Leclerc.

A precocious champion with breathtaking talent and ballistic pace, Charles has been fast-tracked into the money-can’t-buy race seat at Ferrari. Raking up the space left by Scuderia’s last world champion, Kimi Räikkönen, he promptly scored more race wins and points than his teammate, an established number one, Sebastian Vettel. That’s some profile!

Out of the car, Leclerc is modest and thoughtful and apparently loves seeing the world go past by like flashes of strobes, even on two wheels.

He recently commissioned a cool custom build of a Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 from one of the fanciest French builder, Bad Winners . It’s got ten more horses, is 60 lbs lighter and goes by the name - "The Apex 2.0"⁠.

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When the industry lured us to fool us on April 1

When the industry lured us to fool us on April 1

Good morning and welcome to our April Fool’s Day round-up. It has already been two good days since we came under hoax news and stories from the motorcycle world playing practical jokes on us. Thanks to the close proximities of these pranks to the company’s products and impressions, they tricked us into believing their true existence.

Some were instantly rubbed off, while some seemed pretty convincing. Nonetheless, they all were pure April’s Fool pranks, and if you did not catch them all, we have got you covered. Participating in the Sunday’s jester were pranksters from BMW, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha and a bunch of others including Lewis Hamilton.

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Video: Travis Pastrana's version of Gymkhana could be here

Video: Travis Pastrana’s version of Gymkhana could be here

If the cars have Ken Block, we have Travis Pastrana. A professional motocross racer, 17-time X Games winner, world record distant jumper, and the list goes on. Having so many tags behind his name, Travis Pastrana is undoubtedly the crazies daredevil there is out there. He has already had 32 surgeries and is still earning to get onto his bike every single time.

With Ken Block’s Gymkhana series making everyone gasp, Travis Pastrana is doing pretty much the same but with two lesser number of wheels. One fine day, Travis and his crew decide to have a friendly scooter race through Cape Town, South Africa. Winner gets the glory, the loser has to walk the plank leading into the cold ocean.

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John Lennon's 1969 monkey bike fetches a cool $80,000

John Lennon’s 1969 monkey bike fetches a cool $80,000

The anonymous buyer paid over 15,000% of its original price

Auction house H&H Classics had put up the sale of their acquired 1969 Honda Z50A. A bike that was once used by John Lennon, the legendary English singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist who also co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.

The auction was recently held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, a town in the West Midlands of England. Experts believed the bike will fetch at least £30,000 (more than $40,000), but to everyone’s surprise, the winning bid was almost twice of the estimated price, at £57,500 (about $79,600).

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Video: Bikers telling you drivers why you need to pay attention on the road

Video: Bikers telling you drivers why you need to pay attention on the road

or else you might mow down Ryan Reynolds

“Hey driver, I know you are busy texting or watching a movie, or just busy getting a shut eye, but please watch for motorcyclists.”

Using Ryan Reynolds, that pretty smart. Who doesn’t love him? He is handsome, he is funny (go watch Deadpool if you want to know), he is charismatic and most important of all, he loves motorcycles just like all of us.

This video by the Tobacco Motorwear Company was released on the social media platform a few days ago and has been one of the best ones I’ve come across asking road users to pay attention while on the road.

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The Duke of Cambridge gets a taste of the Triumph Tiger 1200 XRT

The Duke of Cambridge gets a taste of the Triumph Tiger 1200 XRT

Prince William unveiled the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience

Triumph has been the oldest British motorcycle manufacturer that has a rich 115 years of heritage. Expressing this to the world, the Hinckley firm has built a brand new Factory Visitor Center for £4million ($5.3 million) spanning across eight distinctly-themed areas that combine to create a full Triumph experience.

Officially opening this Factory Experience to the public, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge got to ride on the brand’s newly updated flagship Adventure touring motorcycle, the Triumph Tiger 1200 XRT. Both Prince William and his younger brother Harry have been motorcycle enthusiasts, and both own an impressive fleet of machines on two wheels.

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Keanu Reeves goes motorcycle surfing for a Super Bowl Ad

Keanu Reeves goes motorcycle surfing for a Super Bowl Ad

Squarespace teams up with Arch Motorcycles for a multi-ad campaign

Squarespace, in its 14 years of existence, has become one of the biggest website manufacturing platform today. Most of its success, of course, goes to their quirky and easy templates, but their sensational marketing and weird advertising campaigns which previously included high-profile actors like Jeff Bridges and John Malkovich gave them the millions of users using its services today.

In their new adventure, Squarespace ran a 30-second commercial worth a whopping $5 million during the recently concluded high-profile Superbowl championship with one of its high-profile customer, Keanu Reeves, and his Arch Motorcycles.

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Valentino Rossi gets nominated for the ‘Comeback of the Year' award

Valentino Rossi gets nominated for the ‘Comeback of the Year’ award

for his return to the track even after a season crushing injury

Just when the 2017 season was looking good for Rossi, the champion suffered a huge blow to his run due to injuries on his leg during an enduro training accident. It put him out of the race for him to claim another title.

Fractures of the tibia and fibula saw ‘the Doctor’ undergo surgery that threatened him to miss at least two race weekends of this calendar season. But he jumped back on his feet and went in to ride at Motorland Aragon GP, the 14th venue of the season.

Taking inspirations from such amounts of commitment, the Laureus World Sports Awards 2018 has seen it fitting to nominate Rossi for ‘Comeback of the Year’, which he also won back in 2011.

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