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BMW Motorrad, India’s TVS Deep in Talks

Word out of India is that its fourth-largest motorcycle maker, TVS, is talking bikes and distribution with BMW Motorrad, Germany’s largest motorcycle manufacturer.

Though details regarding the talks are as hazy as a three-day-old curry, industry observers believe that TVS is asking for help in engineering and building big-bore motorcycles in return for its assistance in distributing bikes on the Indian subcontinent. Some believe that TVS may also lend BMW Motorrad a hand in making smaller motorcycles for the Indian market. 

India and other highly-populated emerging markets such those in Indonesia and China will surely be home to many coming-together talks in the next one or two decades.

2012 MotoGP Le Mans to Begin

The fourth round of the 2012 MotoGP season is set to begin at Le Mans, the historic track in northern France that is the setting of all of our best bike dreams. All of the usual suspects are scheduled to be racing the track that in aerial view looks like a police outline of a…Continue Reading

BMW…Better Than Viagra?

A San Francisco Bay Area man has filed suit in the Superior Court of San Francisco County against BMW Motorrad North American and Corbin-Pacific for the, alleged, near-everlasting erection he fell victim to following a four-hour ride on his BMW motorcycle. The man says that the bike and its dealer-installed custom motorcycle seat gave him…Continue Reading

Brazilian Road Rage Pits an Auto against a Bike

The lads over at Asphalt and Rubber have posted a video that should send a Portuguese-glinted shiver down the spines of motorcyclists the world over. The clip features a road rage incident down in Brazil between a motorcyclist and a driver of a car. Though, the humble viewer in the U.S. cannot work out what…Continue Reading

MotoGP Weight Limit Increase Questioned

The decision to increase the MotoGP weight limit from 153kg to 157kg has thus far been less than popular among the race teams. Any weight limit change faces stiff resistance since many man-hours and financial resources are dedicated to perfecting bikes to perform at whatever the weight limit. Modifying bikes to perform at different weights…Continue Reading

Free Anti-Theft Solution Offered by Carole Nash in the UK

The UK’s most popular motorcycle insurance company, Carole Nash, is giving free security marketing kits to its new and current customers when they purchase or renew their motorcycle-coverage policies. The solution, called the Carole Nash DNA+, became available for consumers once it had completed a successful trial towards the close of 2011. Comprised of high…Continue Reading

Test Results are in from Third Day at Sepang

The results are in from the third day of testing runs at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia with Casey Stoner finishing with the lead. Coming in second was Stoner’s Repsol Honda Team teammate Dani Pedrosa, who was just a little more than a tenth of second behind. Andrea Dovizioso, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, occupied…Continue Reading