An artist's rendering of the Honda CRF450X

Honda Announces Its Return To The Dakar Rally

Honda ran a factory-backed motorcycle team in the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally from 1981 thorough 1989. In this nine-year period, Honda won the event five times on three different motorcycles (the XR550, the NXR750 and the NXR800). It’s been 23 years since Honda last ran the event in an... read more

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Ben Spies Focused On 2012 MotoGP Season

You can't keep a good rider down. Ben Spies, the three-time AMA Superbike champion who just completed his second year of MotoGP competition and his first with the Factory... read more November 9, 2011 by

Bill Warner, just before setting the 311.95 mph record. Image: Rebecca Hirst

Land-Speed-Record Motorcyclist Bill Warner Survives 238-MPH Crash

If you’ve ever crashed a motorcycle at speed, you know how sudden and violent it is. One minute you’re enjoying the ride, or focusing on catching the rider in... read more November 1, 2011 by

The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 used in filming "Happy Days."  Image: Bonhams Auctions

'Happy Days' Triumph Motorcycle Hits The Auction Block

Motorcycle riders in America have always gotten a bad rap. Blame it Marlon Brando, whose portrayal of a motorcycle gang leader in the film classic, “The Wild... read more October 10, 2011 by

BMW Left Turn Assistant

BMW Left Turn Assistant: Increasing Safety At Intersections

Hear "left turn assistant" and you might think stereotypical images of helping drivers of a certain German marque to use their blinkers for once when turning, but you'd be... read more May 17, 2011 by

Brammo Engage SMS prototype electric motorcycle

Brammo Announces New IET Transmission For Electric Motorcycles: Video

Electric vehicles, of both the two- and four-wheeled variety, commonly use a single gear ratio, thanks to the instant-on torque band of electric motors. Sometimes that's not... read more May 4, 2011 by

Keira Knightley rides a Ducati for Chanel

Video: Keira Knightley Shills Chanel While Straddling A Ducati

Et alors, qu'est-ce que c'est? Why, it appears to be actress, model, and object of Jeremy Clarkson's undying affection, Ms. Keira Knightley, perched atop a Ducati in Paris'... read more March 15, 2011 by

TRON Legacy Light Cycle

Light Up The Streets: TRON Light Cycles Now For Sale

One of Winter's most anticipated films was TRON Legacy, the follow-up to 1980s science-fiction film TRON. In the original, a hacker played by Jeff Bridges gets absorbed into... read more February 14, 2011 by

V-8 Choppers Chevy V-8-powered motorcycle -- image via Serious Wheels

Chevy V-8? Check. 520 HP? Check. Two Wheels? Umm, Check?!

Here at SportsCarMonitor we don't spend a lot of time on two-wheeled modes of transport, but this one deserves some face time: the V8 Choppers C-Series, sporting classic... read more October 25, 2010 by

Brad Pitt and his 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Brad Pitt Busts Move in Chevy Camaro, Busts Ass on Bike

  Brad Pitt is okay--let us repeat, Brad Pitt is okay--after a weekend incident in which he laid down his motorcycle. Before you elderladies get excited by the notion of... read more October 27, 2009 by

Hugh Jackman and Harley Davidson

Hugh Jackman Is Off-The-Chain Ironic on His Harley

Hey, Hugh Jackman, Normally we'd just ping you on Facebook, but there are a few important things we need to discuss with you concerning this rather artificial application of... read more September 3, 2009 by

George Clooney

George Clooney Takes The New Girl For A Ride On His Hog

Okay, yes: technically, this site is called "Celebs and Cars", so ordinarily we wouldn't post a shot of some guy on a motorcycle -- except when that guy happens to be George... read more August 4, 2009 by

Mission Motors Mission One electric motorcycle

Mission Motors Unveils Electric Motorcycle With 150-Mile Range And 150-MPH Top Speed

Today’s Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference held in Long Beach, California, saw the unveiling of a new all-electric motorcycle that its makers claim... read more February 4, 2009 by

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Honda developing electric motorcycle for 2010

Honda announced today that it will be developing an electric-powered motorcycle, with sales of the bike expected to begin some time next year. The news will be pleasing for... read more January 2, 2009 by

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Canadian company unveils Energya three-wheeled performance vehicle

Three-wheeled vehicles are a classic and quick way to get around the typical automotive certification standards, since such 'cars' are classified as motorcycles in many... read more October 20, 2008 by

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Honda shows V4 Concept motorcycle at Intermot

The Intermot, or Cologne Motorcycle Show, is being held this week and Honda has taken the opportunity to display a conceptual motorcycle. Dubbed the V4 after its innovative... read more October 8, 2008 by


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