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Articles By Ian Kerr - Contributing Editor

Ian Kerr
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Our man in Europe, Ian delivers a monthly dose of those tasty rumors and hearsay from across the pond that make up our Euro Gossip column.

Euro Gossip: October 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mandatory motorcycle inspections in Europe anger riders while motorcycle companies around the globe prepare to release some of their closely kept secrets in the upcoming bike shows.

Euro Gossip: September 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
What does the Ducati-Valentino Rossi marriage mean for the Italian marque's bottom line? All this and more in the September issue of Euro Gossip.

Euro Gossip: August 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In an effort to cut costs the new coalition Government in the UK has decided to turn off speed cameras. Find out more details on this and other news in our latest edition of Euro Gossip.

Euro Gossip July 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A new Ducati custom that makes the Desmosedici seem cheap! All this and more of the latest motorcycle news from across the pond in our latest edition of Euro Gossip.

Euro Gossip June 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010
BMW denies a 600cc Supersport and swallows a massive recall, while Donington Park may be back on the future SBK and MotoGP schedules. All this and more in the latest missive of motorcycle industry news from Europe.

Euro Gossip: May 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Read about British politicians calling motorcycles widow and orphan makers, a possible water-cooled Boxer from BMW and more tasty motorcycle rumors from across the pond.

Euro Gossip April 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Europe limiting motorcycles to 100 horsepower, a new Triumph tourer and three months in the slammer for a wheelie? Read more in our latest Euro Gossip installment.

Euro Gossip March 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Economic woes continue to hurt the motorcycle industry, but there are a few new bikes to mention in the latest edition of Euro Gossip.

Euro Gossip February 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010
Some interesting news from across the pond this month includes Triumph’s sales triumphs and an intriguing four-wheeled motorcycle – the 4MC.

Euro Gossip January 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
With a new year comes a new Euro Gossip as our man across the pond brings us news of a 280 MPG scooter, new MV Agusta 600 and more.

Euro Gossip December 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009
The new motorcycle models have all been unveiled, but there’s plenty of two-wheeled news afoot including a pair of potentially life-saving helmet developments.

Euro Gossip November 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Italy is abuzz about the sale of MV Agusta and the unveiling of Ducati's 2010 Multistrada at the EICMA show. All this and more of the latest motorcycle news from across the pond in Euro Gossip.

Euro Gossip October 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009
It’s new model season, which means our Euro Gossip scribe is busy rooting through the piles of rumor for the latest news across the pond and around the globe.

Euro Gossip September 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009
English motorcycles built in Austria, Japanese motorcycles built in Thailand, Harley-Davidsons head to India? All this and more can be found in our latest rumor-mongering edition of Euro Gossip.

Harley-Davidson Michelin Scorcher Tire

Friday, September 11, 2009
Michelin and Harley-Davidson team up for a new branded tire – the Harley-Davidson Michelin Scorcher Tire.

Euro Gossip August 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Our man in Europe gives us the latest motorcycle news from across the pond in this month's Euro Gossip.

Norton 961 SE Commando First Look

Monday, August 17, 2009
September could see the first of the new Norton 961 SE Commando motorcycles rolling off the production line.

Peugeot Speedfight 3 Scooter First Look

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Peugeot's best selling Speedfight range of mopeds and scooters will launch the new Speedfight 3 scooter.

Euro Gossip July 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009
Lots of good motorcycle news to start with this month for a change, along with some good riding weather, finally, which should help bikes sales and tempt a few car drivers onto two wheels.

New Piaggio MP3 LT Considered Car

Friday, July 17, 2009
A version of the distinctive three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 gets designation as a three-wheeled car in Europe.