Month: July 2020

1972 Triumph Tiger TR6R 650

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Take a ride on a classic British bike.

Welcome once again to Motorious’ Motorcycle Monday where we pick an interesting motorcycle to highlight. This time around we have a two-wheeled classic from the other side of the pond. Many people have a soft sport for classic Triumphs, including most famously Steve McQueen. In fact, during the filing of The Great Escape Triumphs were used in certain scenes but had to be disguised by the production crew as BMWs.

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If the King of Cool loved Triumphs, it’s easy to see why people still swoon over them today. This TR6R 650 is one of the later iterations of the Tiger, a name which Triumph used for some time and riders from back in the day will recall with a certain level of fondness.

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What’s the future for one of racing’s ‘most risky’ sports?

We speak to Paul Phillips who heads up business development for the Isle of Man government on where the iconic race goes from here and what the future holds for one of the most dangerous forms of motorsport.  

Let’s start by summing up if we could, what is the fundamental appeal of motorcycle road racing for riders and for fans?

Well, well, I think the TT is obviously the biggest event in the motorcycle road racing world and its appeal, I think is a combination of a couple of key ingredients. One is the sheer spectacle. I can’t think of anybody I’ve ever met that’s experienced the TT that wasn’t taken aback by the spectacle. In recent years, we’ve had a lot of people from your world, from the Formula One World come across and every single one of those individuals, they’ve just been blown away by it. Another key

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Lego built a functioning Ducati motorcycle out of 15,000 building blocks

Lego built a fully functional Ducati motorcycle out of 15,000 Lego blocks.

The Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R is a project by Lego Italia and Ducati. Designer Riccardo Zangelmi spent 400 hours building the motorcycle by hand. Zangelmi has been a brick artist for years but the Lego replica is kind of a masterpiece. It also marks book profits the artist’s first time using Lego Technic.

“Taking part in this project of LEGO Italia and Ducati was the most exciting professional challenge I’d ever faced. It pushed me well beyond any limit and I succeeded by crossing the finishing line as part of a team,” Zangelmi said in a statement.

Lego Technic is the company’s line of plastic rods and parts that allow users to create more advanced designs. The range doesn’t just include new shapes, but new functionality with gearboxes and steering systems.

In the Ducati, the

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Harley-Davidson’s new CEO came from Puma and is an unlikely leader for the American icon. See how he could reverse the motorcycle maker’s fortunes.

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  • In early 2020, with the company under stress from Wall Street and with a demographic challenge looming as it struggled to attract new riders, Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich stepped down, replaced on an acting basis by board member Jochen Zeitz, who eventually was named CEO.

  • Zeitz swiftly moved to replace Harley’s growth strategy with a retrenchment around core products.

  • Harley has been here before, and Zeitz’s strategy — “Rewire,” as he calls it — could work, but it isn’t without risk.

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Former Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich had an impossible job.

And now no longer does. He was replaced earlier this year by Jochen Zeitz, onetime CEO of Puma and longtime Harley board member.

He wasted no time first as interim CEO, when on a first-quarter earnings conference call with analysts, he abruptly reversed course

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