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Mar 14

Harley-Davidson announces three new bikes for 2014

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Fresh off the back of unveiling the new H-D Street 750 and the launch of Project RUSHMORE, Harley-Davidson has unleashed three new motorcycles that expand its diverse line-up of street bikes. The mid-year release of the retro-cool Low Rider, nimble SuperLow 1200T and mean Street Bob Special Edition completes the largest new-model launch in Harley-Davidson’s 110-year history and keeps the throttle pinned on the company’s accelerated, customer-led product-development process. Continue reading →


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Mar 14

Ducati Desmosedici GP14 new livery unveiled

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After the Ducati Team press conference at the Audi Forum, Munich Airport, the new Desmosedici GP14’s livery was unveiled to international media and Audi Group management in an event. The sporting activities and product innovations of the Audi Group were presented in a spectacular environment at the Audi Zentrum in Eching (Munich). Two Desmosedici GP14 machines, in an exciting new matte colour scheme, entered the stage ridden by Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, in front of over 300 international media, invited to Munich and then to Ingolstadt by Audi for the Annual Press Conference.


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Mar 14

Brand new Ducati Diavel model unveiled in Geneva

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The brand new Ducati Diavel made its first public appearance at a special preview presentation in Geneva, during the Volkswagen Group Night. On the eve of the 84th edition of the International Motor Show of Geneva, Claudio Domenicali (CEO of Ducati Motor Holding) personally unveiled the new model on stage during the important evening, providing a stunning preview of the latest machine to join the Ducati range during 2014. Continue reading →


02
Mar 14

Harley-Davidson inaugurates new Fujairah showroom

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Harley-Davidson Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has announced the opening of a brand new showroom for its iconic motorcycles in Fujairah, UAE, under the auspices of Khalifa Al Masood the owner of the local dealership Abdulla Al Masaood & Sons Motorcycles LLC. The two day opening ceremony, held on the 27th and 28th of February 2014, saw VIPs and members of the media attend on the first day, with motorcycle aficionados and Harley-Davidson fans flocking in the day after. Live bands entertained attendees at the grand opening, which drew 150 bikes and 200 attendees over two days. There were activities for children, and a showcase of some of Harley-Davidson’s best selling motorcycles. A celebratory cake was cut and a commemorative plaque put up. The new showroom is located near KM Trading in Moh’d Bin Mattar Road, Fujairah. Abdulla Al Masaood & Sons Motorcycles LLC, operating under the umbrella of Al Masaood Group, is Harley-Davidson’s third fully value added dealership in the UAE.


02
Feb 14

MV Agusta rumbles in with the new Brutale 800 Dragster

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Throttle wide open. Engine at the rev limit. The rear wheel spinning relentlessly trying to gain traction, surrounded by a cloud of white smoke, deafening tyre squeal, raw power, biting into the tarmac and devouring it metre after metre. The MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster is all this and much, much more. It is motorcycling reduced to the essence of pure riding pleasure. Continue reading →


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Jan 14

KTM 1290 Super Duke R launched in the Middle East

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KTM Middle East Al Shafar organized the event called the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Experience recently at the Dubai Autodrome. This was the official introduction of the Austrian manufacturer’s newest model in to the Middle East region, the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R. 35 riders and 25 guests and media personalities took part in the festivities. Middle East KTM dealers from Kuwait (KNS Racing), Lebanon (ANB Holding), Jordan (Darwazeh Bikes) and the newly signed dealer from Egypt (Abougahly Motors). From the media, Noel Ebdon (for the National), Darren Rycroft (Circuit Pro Digital and Top Performance Magazine), Martin Ormrod (Auto Trader) and Imthisan Giado (Motoring Middle East) just to name a few, were in attendance. Continue reading →


07
Dec 13

The Vespa Primavera is back!

At the Paris Salon de la Moto, open from 3 to 8 December, the new Vespa Primavera made its French debut. Unveiled a month ago at the world press at the Milan 2013 EICMA show, the Vespa Primavera is now being marketed all over Europe and – following a presentation in Hanoi – in Vietnam and Asian countries as well.


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Nov 13

New BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive / Luxury touring par excellence

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The BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive takes two-wheeled travel to a whole new level thanks to a 160hp in-line six-cylinder engine that melds superlative power with exemplary refinement, as well as boasting superb standards of equipment and comfort. Spearheading the BMW Motorrad tourer range, the “Exclusive” model already lays claim to a class-beating specification as standard, including central locking with anti-theft alarm system and ESA II electronic suspension adjustment for an optimum spring/damper setup regardless of load. Continue reading →


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Nov 13

New Honda models to make UK debut at Motorcycle Live

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Honda is gearing up for this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the Birmingham NEC (23 Nov – 1 Dec), where a number of its exciting new-for-2014 models will be on show to a UK audience for the very first time. Many of the new Honda models have only recently been unveiled at the International Motorcycle Show in Milan (EICMA), so visitors to Motorcycle Live will be amongst the first in Europe to see the latest two-wheeled offerings that carry the Honda wing. Continue reading →


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Nov 13

Harley-Davidson reveals all-new platform to inspire the next generation of global riders

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Harley-Davidson is continuing its monumental ride, which began with the introduction of Project Rushmore in August, by revealing two new Dark Custom motorcycles designed for young urban riders around the world. The Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles – the first all-new platform from Harley-Davidson in 13 years – are built for urban environments with all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X powertrains, designed to match the demands of stop-and-go traffic with nimble agility, while delivering instant throttle response to escape city gridlock. Continue reading →