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Visordown Reports Daimler Buying Large Stake in MV

merc-mvThe rumors have been flying around for a while that Daimler was looking to get into the motorcycle game and it looks like that may be happening. Visordown.com seems to have found some pretty convincing evidence that this deal will be going down. Here's what that had to say:

German automotive corporation Daimler is looking to take a minority stake in MV Agusta, according to a source close to the project. The source said no deal had been finalized but it could see Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler take a 20-25% stake in the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.

You can read the full story over at Visordown.com

More Photos From the 2014 Vintage Festival

VintFest2014 0893This round of photos just a small sampling of the variety of bikes one can see when at the Vintage Festival. It truly is the tip of the iceberg one is seeing in these pictures. The only way to really understand how amazing the show is to head down next year and see it for oneself and I would start planning now. Next year's Vintage Festival will start on October 9th so don't waste anytime, especially if you want a hotel room anywhere near the motorsports park.

Twins and Two Stroke Racing at The 10th Annual Vintage Festival

VintFest2014 0521More photos from the races today here at the 10th Annual VIntage Festival here at the Barber Motorsports Park. Quite a diverse group of machines in this photo gallery and makes for some interesting match ups during the race. Click the Read more link below to view them.

Sidecar Racing Video (short) from the Vintage Festival

Below is a short video with some clips of the sidecar racing from today at the 10th Annual Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports park in Leeds, Alabama. It's not very long but you do get to see a little bit of the sliding that goes on in the corners during these races.

2014 Vintage Festival Sidecar Racing Photos

VintFest2014 0289Probably my favorite racing I get to see at Barber each year is the sidecar racing. Watching these riders and their "monkey" slide around turns is just too much fun to describe in words so I always make sure to take lots of photos. One thing I was very pleased to see is Hannah Matthews back on the track after a very bad crash last year. Fortunately she has recovered well and she was back on the track today. She is on bike 421 in the photos below after the Read more link. If you want to learn a bit about sidecars you can check out our interview with Hannah and Dale from a couple of years back by clicking here.

Paddock Photos from the 10th Annual Vintage Festival

VintFest2014 0013One gets to see all varieties of motorcycles here at the Vintage Festival. Some bikes are familiar, some are long lost legends, and some will be something you may have never seen or even heard of. The photo gallery below (hit the Read more link)shows just a small sampling of what is present this year in just the paddock alone.

BMW Releases Two New Boxers for 2015

r1200nakedBMW introduced two new boxer based bikes at Intermot this year in the form of the R1200 R Naked (photo at the right) and R1200 RS sport tourer (see photos after the break). What I found very interesting was the switch to traditional, if upside down, telescopic forks. That's right, no Telelever on the front of these two new bikes. Not that the Telelever doesn't work, I get what they are trying to do, but I never felt it brought that much to the party other than cost and complexity, but I digress. Click the Read more link below for the complete details via the BMW press release on the RS (I'm sure one is coming for the Naked).

Total Control Level 1 Class Photos Fall 2014

Below are the photos taken at the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic Level 1 on October 3rd this past weekend. If you were riding in the class and would like certain photos just shoot me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know which ones you want and I'll set up a download of full size images for you.

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  1. Total Control Level 2 Class Photos Fall 2014
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