Ducati released a teaser for the ‘end’ edition of the legendary 1299 Panigale, following the model’s formal unveiling at Laguna Seca on July 7th. The attention-grabbing ad reads the phrase “When The End Tells the Whole Story,” hinting that this may indeed represent the very last edition of the renowned model. How would you feel if this were the last ever Panigale model?
New Mexico, Oregon and Oklahoma are the most recent states to reclassify licensing requirements for the Polaris unit. Drivers now only need to carry a valid automotive driver’s license, rather than an additional motorcycle license or endorsement.
Kawasaki presented the newest, updated edition of the Jet Ski SX-R earlier in June, and people are loving it. The stand-up hasn’t been remade with updates since 2011, and reviews of the launch seem to be going extremely well.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) has confirmed that Kawasaki will be paying a penalty fine of over $5m to resolve ‘failure to report’ charges. Retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are all required by federal law to file reports of potential defects to units within 24 hours of discovering evidence or receiving related information. More than 30k Teryx models from 2012-2016 were involved, potentially initiating unreasonable risk for riders. Be sure to check and see if your model was included – everyone should know whether or not their vehicle is safe to ride!
At the beginning of the month, thousands of Can-Am Spyder owners came together in Canada to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the revolutionary three-wheeler. Three special edition models were unveiled for the anniversary, all marked by incredible an jet black color with liquid gold accents. Check out more details on both the event and special anniversary models by clicking the link above.
Numerous reports have suggested that Harley is definitely preparing a bid to purchase Italian rival Ducati, and if the purchase were to be made, the joining could be worth up to $1.5b. Only time will tell who the next owners of the Italian producer of unparalleled four-strokes and V-twins.
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