Brno MotoGP Results (News) (Race Results)

August 6, 2017 Dirck Edge An interesting race unfolded at Brno earlier today when virtually every rider began the race on rain tires, and then the track remained dry throughout the race. Marc Marquez (Honda) was the first rider into the pits … changing to his dry bike with slicks. This

MV Agusta Recapitalizes With Help From Russian Investment Fund (News)

Giovanni Castiglioni will continue to control MV Agusta through a holding company partly owned by ComSar Invest.  ComSar Invest is wholly owned by Black Ocean Group, which is controlled by Timur Sardarov.  Sardarov is described in the following press release as a “Russian Dynasty Key Player in the production of

Reuters Reports Harley Not Among Bidders for Ducati, But Polaris Is (News)

July 21, 2017 Dirck Edge A month ago, we relayed a Reuters report that Harley-Davidson was expected to submit a bid for Ducati, which the Volkswagen Group is interested in selling. Reuters sources now contradict this. Apparently put off by the high price, Reuters’ sources indicate Harley did not submit a

Indian Motorcycle Reports Increased Sales and Market Share in North America (News)

July 20, 2017 Dirck Edge Chris Rubino Polaris Industries, owner of the Indian Motorcycle brand, just released financial results from the second quarter of 2017, including good news for Indian sales and market share. Ignoring a big reduction in sales of Victory models, a brand that has been discontinued, but including the

Doping the ECU – MotoGP Technical Director Claims Teams Can “Cheat” (News)

July 19, 2017 Dirck Edge Corrado Cecchinelli, MotoGP Director of Technology Every participant in MotoGP must use the same ECU, so the playing field is level when it comes to things like traction control, right? Wrong. In an interview published on Crash.net, MotoGP Director of Technology Corrado Cecchinelli, formerly an engineer with

Harley-Davidson Experiences Steep Drop in U.S. Sales; Stock Price Drops Dramatically in Morning Trading (Bike Reports) (News)

July 18, 2017 Dirck Edge Several financial news reports reflect a dramatic Harley share price drop this morning following announcements of declining sales. According to this report from CNNMoney, Harley-Davidson (HOG) shares were down more than 10% in morning trading today after the company announced an expected decline in sales

Indian Introduces Scout Bobber (Bike Reports) (News)

July 17, 2017 Dirck Edge Expanding on the Scout platform, Indian has introduced a new model called the Scout Bobber. Featuring the Scout’s 100 hp v-twin engine and frame, the Bobber gets several changes. Blacked-out details abound, including the wheels, frame, exhaust, handlebars, mirrors, headlight nacelle … and even the gauges. Perhaps