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    Read This: Are energy drinks the next to be banned from motorsports sponsorship?
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    Like it or not, when it comes to brass tacks, motorsports is a business. To keep racing, the teams need to make money, and, generally speaking, the winnings from a victory aren't going to cover the expenses. The reality is that teams need sponsorship to survive. For decades, much of that funding ...

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    Video: Watch this motocross rider jump a biplane at the 2014 Cameron Air Show
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    Evel Knievel transformed the motorcycle jump into the undisputed king of vehicular stunts. It's just so insanely dangerous. There's practically nothing keeping the rider safe, other than their ability to land the bike on the other side, of course. While we've seen some spectacular jumps, the ...

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    Video: Ducati confirms Scrambler coming later this year
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    Ducati is best known for its powerful superbikes and sporty naked machines, but it looks like the Italian motorcycle maker might be going in a dirtier direction with a new bike called the Scrambler. This new addition may also be a more affordable way to bring fans into the Italian motorcycle ...

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    Video: 2014 Red Bull Hare Erzbergrodeo was crazy, beautiful
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    The Red Bull Erzbergrodeo is four days of motocrossing events that happen on the terraced slopes of the Steirische Erzberg iron ore mine, nicknamed, "The Iron Giant." The lead photo from our post about the coming movie On Any Sunday, whivh looked like a bunch of riders trying to ride through a ...

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    Report: Ariel to revive motorcycle business with debut at Goodwood
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    If you're a parent, the name Ariel might conjure up one of the Disney princesses, but auto enthusiasts know it as a hardcore, boutique British sports car maker. Before being revived to make the skeletal Atom, the business was also a British motorcycle company best known for its four-cylinder ...

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    Motorsports: Two riders killed as Isle of Man TT racing continues
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    Along with racing triumph at the Isle of Man TT comes tragedy. This year's racing has unfortunately seen two fatalities already with the 2014 TT races running from May 31 to June 6. The first death was 65-year-old racer Bob Price (pictured above) of Gloucestershire, England, during the third lap ...

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    Official: Honda Super Cub first vehicle to receive 3D trademark in Japan
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    The term "iconic" gets thrown around a lot, but if there was ever a design worthy of the honorific, surely it's the Honda Super Cub. That's not just our opinion, though: it's the official word from the Japanese Patent Office, which has recognized the classic scooter's shape with a ...

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    Translogic: Translogic 151: Mission Motorcycles
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    Translogic's new host Jonathon Buckley heads to La Honda, CA for the chance to ride the Mission RS electric motorcycle. Can this plug-in superbike from Mission Motorcycles keep up with the gas-powered competition? Jonathon puts the RS to the test, then sits down with Mission Motorcycles' founder ...

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    Video: Caterham 620R vs KTM 1290 Super Duke R in wet track frenzy
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    Auto Express wanted to put the Caterham Seven 620R in a hot-lap battle against a KTM X-Bow at Blyton Park. Unable to procure an X-Bow, they substituted another open-air KTM: the Super Duke R 1290, a streetfighter that the company nicknamed "The Beast." That set up a 310-horsepower, 1,100-pound ...

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    Official: Ducati reveals Monster 821 in two flavors
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    We found the third-generation Ducati Monster 1200S to be a comfortable but quite capable sport bike during our First Ride. But what if you love the new bike's brawny looks but don't think you'll need the full 1200cc V-twin? At first blush, we'd say you might be crazy, but Ducati is looking out ...

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    Video: On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter teased in new trailer
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    The tagline for the 1971 film On Any Sunday was "Motorcycle, Sport and the Men Who Ride On Any Sunday." Funded by Steve McQueen and directed by Bruce Brown – he also directed The Endless Summer and his son Dana Brown made Dust to Glory – the film dug into the world of professional and ...

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    Video: Incident between Russian driver and biker escalates rather quickly
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    Based on the compiled evidence, driving in Russia is a perilous, potentially deadly venture that requires complete and total suspension of one's self-preservation instincts. Considering this, you can imagine what it's like riding a motorcycle on the notoriously wild Russian roads. The ...

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    Official: BMW Concept Roadster has two fewer wheels than we were expecting
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    The annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como is an opportunity for some of the most beautiful vehicles in the world to descend on one of the poshest places on earth each year. Unsurprisingly, the event is also increasingly the chance for automakers to debut exclusive ...

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    Video: Leno shows lasting appeal of Brit bikes with Norton 650SS
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    It has been a few weeks since we've seen a motorcycle featured in Jay Leno's Garage, but he has returned with a real classic – a 1962 Norton 650SS. While Norton may not be as well known today as fellow Brit Triumph, it built some of the top English sport bikes of its day and this was one of ...

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    Two Wheels: MV Agusta loses license to sell motorcycles in California
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    If you live in California and were planning on buying a new MV Agusta, we're afraid we've got some bad news for you. The Italian manufacturer has lost its license to sell its motorcycles in the Golden State. This according to a list published by the California DMV obtained by motorbike news site ...

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    Two Wheels: Bultaco reborn to make electric motorbikes
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    Motorbike riders looking for something with a little Latin flair have had plenty of choices on their hands, but most of them come from Italy: marques like Ducati, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi. But what if you wanted something more Spanish than Italian? That's where Bultaco comes in. Or came in, we ...

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    Official: Mahindra plant and engineering ops comes to MI, electric bikes planned
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    Depending on who you speak to, India's Mahindra & Mahindra might be best known in the States for the six-year saga of huge hopes and dashed dreams embodied in a small, diesel pickup truck, as a tractor maker pushing its way into a US market ruled by John Deere and Kubota, as the owner of ...

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    Report: Former GM engineer Jim Federico lands at Harley-Davidson
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    Former leading engineer at General Motors Jim Federico certainly didn't take long to find a new job. After recently announcing his retirement from GM, he is moving to Harley-Davidson on June 2 as its new Vice President of Engineering. "We've been talking to Jim about this position for some ...

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    Two Wheels: Ugly Moto makes beautiful motorcycle art [w/video]
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    Ugly Moto is a horrible name for a company that makes such wonderful motorcycle art. The creation of artist Francis Ooi, the company's illustrations focus on some of the iconic racing bikes of the 1960s and 1970s. The artwork has an elegant simplicity that really makes it pop. It would fit just ...

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    Video: Catch up with WoW-themed Azeroth Choppers, starring Paul Teutul, Jr.
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    Occasionally, we stumble across something on this crazy thing they call the Internet that just makes us stop, scratch our head and wonder whose bright idea it was. This is one such case. It's a tie-up between Paul Teutul, Jr., best known for his work on American Chopper and as one of the ...

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