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Motorcyclist Dies After 285-MPH Accident

Bill Warner was attempting to break his own world record in Maine

The fastest man on two wheels died on Sunday attempting to break his own world record. Bill Warner crashed after losing control of his modified turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle, veering off a paved runway while traveling 285 mph.

Electric motorycle entrepeneur killed in car accident

Matthew Dieckmann, president of Santa Rosa-based Electric Race Bikes and known by friends and neighbors as the "local electric motorcycle entrepreneur," was involved in a fatal crash in Santa Rosa, CA late Monday morning. Dieckmann was piloting an electric motorcycle near the Coddington Mall when he collided with a Toyota Prius. Though the Prius driver suffered no injuries, 29-year-old Dieckmann di

MotoGP 2010 Sachsenring: Shake-up, crack-up and the return of The Doctor [Spoilers]

Call it a feeling of shear uncertainty, nervousness if you will... or better yet anticipation. That is exactly what the German round of MotoGP racing provided for fans around the globe. Not only was the Sachsenring round the mid-marker of this season's racing schedule, but more importantly it would give life back to the shake-up that can only be described as "The Rossi Factor." A turn-nine

IIHS asks gov't to mandate ABS on motorcycles

How far is too far? In a recent press release, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made a plea to the federal government to require anti-lock braking systems on all motorcycles sold in the U.S. The group cites a newly-released study showing 22 percent fewer damage claims are made on motorcycles with ABS compared to non-equipped models, in part, as justification for th

Moto Dominos: Nine riders go down in Moto2, race restarted [w/video]

Moto2 crash at Jerez – Click above to watch the video after the break

First drop in motorcycle related deaths in a decade, are we really any safer?

In a preliminary report, the Governors Highway Safety Association recently indicated a 10% drop in motorcycle related fatalities around the U.S. in 2009. This decline marks the first such improvement in over a decade as deaths have been on the rise consistently from 1997 onward.

Video: Biker lowsides on Mulholland, gives CHP an excuse

How not to ride your Kawasaki - Click above to view the video after the jump

VIDEO: The best motorcycle save you'll see all week

Raffaele de Rosa's amazing save - Click above to watch the video after the jump

An uncrashable motorcycle from BMW?

BMW has been known to come up with some interesting motorcycle designs, such as the Telelever, Duolever and Paralever suspension configurations. The above image, taken from a recent patent application, proves that the fertile engineering minds at BMW haven't stopped trying to improve the basic two-wheels-and-an-engine ethos of the mo