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2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro: MD First Ride

Husqvarna has two street legal models for the U.S. market this year, both featuring a potent, large displacement single-cylinder engine. The 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro are completely new, and on paper look like they could be a single-cylinder enthusiast’s wet dream. Let’s start with the engine common to each model. The 690 cc thumper […]


Triumph Unveils New 2016 Tiger Sport

The Triumph Tiger is the original adventure bike in its line-up, now joined by 800cc and 1200cc adventure siblings. Triumph has now unveiled the 2016 Tiger Sport, which features the latest version of the 1050cc triple first seen in the new Speed Triple. According to Triumph, this engine features more torque everywhere in the powerband, […]


Still Receiving Concessions in 2016, Suzuki MotoGP Effort Poised to be More Competitive

Suzuki is one of two teams (Aprilia being the other) still receiving concessions compared to its MotoGP competitors for the 2016 series. The concessions are a bit different this year, however, with all teams using the same tires and the same fuel capacity. Instead, Suzuki and Aprilia get 9 engines per rider (versus 7 per rider for […]


Shoei X-Fourteen: MD Track Test

Helmets are increasingly complex, with features and technology you could only dream of just a few years ago. MD was invited to the U.S. press launch for the Shoei X-Fourteen helmet last week at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway here in Southern California. This is our report. The Shoei X-Fourteen is the new top-of-the-line helmet from the […]


2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800: MD First Ride

It’s not easy being good looking (not that I would have first hand knowledge). If the first thing you provoke in onlookers is envy or jealousy, that can be a problem. MV Agusta makes good looking motorcycles, and they have done so for more than a decade now since the brand essentially relaunched. Always good looking, […]

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