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Zero Video Leaks Images/Details on New SR/S Sport Model

With a formal launch scheduled for February 24, we are sure that Zero was not happy that a YouTube video released details and images of its new SR/S sport model a few days ago. Before you get too excited, the new bike is basically the same machine as the SR/F announced roughly a year ago, […]

Sepang MotoGP Test Ends With Quartararo Dominant

As we reported earlier, Fabio Quartararo, in his second MotoGP season, already warrants a full-factory Yamaha M1 despite his presence on the satellite Petronas team this year. The first official MotoGP test of 2020 ended yesterday in Sepang with Quartararo posting the quickest lap time each of the three days. Sepang highlighted just how competitive […]

Ducati Unveils Stunning Superleggera V4

You’ve probably heard of a “halo” product, well, here is one from Ducati. The Superleggera V4. With a price expected to be in the neighborhood of $100,000, this is a street-legal motorcycle with virtually no compromises … in terms of weight, horsepower and componentry. Although the details are in the press release that follows, highlights […]

Lorenzo Quick and Comfortable First Day Back on Yamaha M1 (with video)

The MotoGP community watched with great interest as five-time World champion Jorge Lorenzo took his first laps aboard a 2020 Yamaha M1 on the final day of the Sepang “shakedown” test earlier today. Lorenzo won all three of his MotoGP titles aboard a Yamaha M1, but has struggled over the last three years adapting to […]

Jorge Lorenzo Joins the Yamaha Factory Racing Test Team for 2020

Widely rumored, Jorge Lorenzo, shortly after retiring from racing, has decided to accept an offer from Yamaha to serve as a MotoGP test rider for the 2020 season. Lorenzo has five World championships, including three in the MotoGP category – each earned aboard a Yamaha. Here is the press release from Yamaha: Yamaha Motor Co., […]

Quartararo Will Move to Yamaha Factory Team in 2021; Rossi Has Option to Retire or Continue With Factory Support

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Maverick Viñales has extended his contractual relationship with the Yamaha Factory MotoGP team, today Yamaha continues with important news. Last year’s rookie phenom Fabio Quartararo has signed a two-year deal beginning in 2021 to join Viñales on the Yamaha Factory team. Meanwhile, nine-time World champion Valentino Rossi will […]

Marquez Shoulder Recovering Slowly; Viñales Extends Yamaha Relationship Through 2022

With the first official MotoGP test of the year at Sepang just around the corner (February 7-9), Marc Marquez reports recovery from his shoulder surgery in late November is progressing relatively slowly. He says he expects to be at no more than “60-70%” as testing kicks off. Apparently, the surgery damaged some nerves, and Marquez […]

Harley-Davidson Announces Massive 131 Cubic Inch Screamin’ Eagle Crate Engine

Three months ago we reported that Indian had developed a new 122 horsepower v-twin, now featured in its production Challenger models. Harley-Davidson has announced a crate engine that produces a claimed 121 horsepower “at the rear wheel when paired with Screamin’ Eagle Street Cannon mufflers.” Displacing 131 cubic inches (2147cc), the new motor is a […]

Honda’s Ricky Brabec Becomes First American to Win Dakar Rally

Late last Friday, we received word that Ricky Brabec, aboard a Monster Energy Honda CRF450 Rally dirt bike, became the first American ever to win the prestigious Dakar Rally — held in Saudi Arabia this year. Details of Brabec’s victory are in the press release below, but we also understand that Honda broke a dominance […]

Damon Hypersport Receives CES Award for Impressive Technology and Design

The Damon Hypersport is an electric motorcycle that comes out of a Canadian company, Damon Motorcycles. The production version of the bike was displayed at the CES Show in Las Vegas earlier this week – receiving a CES Best of Innovation award in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation category. As you will see in the […]

Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 Details: $699 and Protection Equivalent to 18 Back Protectors

Alpinestars has now released the details on its Tech-Air 5 vest. Priced at $699, it should be available this March for purchase. The technology is really quite remarkable … with Alpinestars claiming “The Tech-Air 5 airbag system offers the same protection as that provided by 18 back protectors.” The vest contains three gyroscopes and three […]

NIU Electric Motorcycle and Three-Wheeler Unveiled at CES

NIU, a high volume Chinese electric scooter manufacturer, is showing a new electric motorcycle and three-wheeler at CES in Las Vegas this week. The motorcycle is called the RQi-GT. The RQi-GT carries a 30 kW (roughly 40 hp) electric motor, along with two removable 7 kWh batteries. Claimed top speed is 100 mph, and range […]

Alpinestars Introduces Independent Vest Airbag System

You don’t have to buy a set of expensive leathers if you want to enjoy the benefits of an airbag system when you crash. At the CES show in Las Vegas this week, Alpinestars is introducing the Tech-Air 5, which is a “slim, self-contained wearable airbag vest.” The Tech-Air 5 will go on sale in […]

2020 Kawasaki W800: MD Ride Review, Part 1

We told you about Kawasaki’s new W800 a couple of months ago. We were struck by its beautiful, classic style and the photos we saw. Now, we have had one in our garage for testing for a couple of weeks, and bring you this first report. All the details were provided in a Kawasaki press […]

Honda Has Built More than 400 Million Motorcycles

It is hard to believe that a single motorcycle manufacturer could manufacture and sell more than 400 million units, but Honda reached this milestone earlier this year. Since 2018, Honda is also producing more than 20 million units per year. Have a look at the press release below: Since the introduction of the Dream D-Type […]

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