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2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone: MD Ride Review

If you read MD, you know that the Moto Guzzi brand is near and dear to our hearts. This was true from the first time we started testing Moto Guzzi motorcycles, when they were decidedly unrefined and quirky. After Piaggio purchased Moto Guzzi, new investment resulted in the refinement of many models, including the venerable […]

Kawasaki Canada Updates Website With Full Details and Pricing on 2018 Models (with video)

  Full details, specifications and pricing for Kawasaki’s new 2018 Canadian models, including the Ninja H2 SX sport tourer, Z900RS (including the café version) and Ninja 400 are available on Kawasaki Canada’s web site here. Interesting for any number of reasons, Canadian pricing is perhaps most interesting. The new Ninja 400 starts at $5,799 Canadian, […]

MotoGP Riders Complete Post-Season Valencia Test

Following the completion of the 2017 series, MotoGP riders stayed at Valencia for a two-day test. In addition to new machinery being tested for the 2018 series, the test saw new riders move up from Moto2 (Franco Morbidelli, Takaaki Nakagami and Xavier Simeon). The test also saw riders moving to new machinery, including Jack Miller […]

Does Indian’s Scout FTR1200 Custom Point to a Future Production Model? (with video)

Indian’s 1,133cc Scout engine is a gem, which we verified in our test of the Victory Octane (which utilized a version of that engine). An engine that deserves to be in a performance-oriented chassis. Enter the Scout FTR1200 pictured in this article, a custom unveiled by Indian at EICMA last week. It looks very much […]

Valencia MotoGP Results

A dramatic final round of the 2017 MotoGP championship was held at the Valencia circuit earlier today, and Marc Marquez (Honda) came away with his fourth MotoGP title after nearly crashing out of the race (more about that later). Marquez ended up with the third step on the podium behind his teammate, and race winner, […]

Valencia MotoGP Qualifying Results

Points leader Marc Marquez (Honda) took pole position for tomorrow’s Valencia MotoGP race earlier today in qualifying. Also starting at the front row tomorrow will be Johann Zarco (Yamaha) and Andrea Iannone (Suzuki). In order to take this year’s title, Marquez must finish 11th or better in this final round if title rival Andrea Dovizioso […]

Marc Marquez Has Crashed 26 Times This Year; How Does He Avoid a Season-Ending Injury?

Something is different when a MotoGP Rider crashes these days. Season-ending injuries seem to occur far less often, even though the bikes are as fast, or faster, than they ever have been in the past. The final race of the MotoGP season is this weekend at Valencia, and Marc Marquez appears poised to take his […]

Is BMW’s K 1600 Grand America a Response to Honda’s New Gold Wing?

Honda’s all-new Gold Wing has rightfully taken center stage in the luxury touring category, but BMW has a response in the form of the K 1600 Grand America introduced earlier this week at EICMA. The 160 horsepower six-cylinder machine adds to the already luxurious K 1600 models in BMW’s lineup with several new features. Exclusive […]

Royal Enfield Enters New Era With Two 650s, the Interceptor and Continental GT (with videos)

  Royal Enfield has introduced two motorcycles soon to go into production and featuring its new 650cc twin engine. There are three videos below from Royal Enfield that discuss the new bikes and the new engine. This whole 650cc twin project by RE has flown a bit under the radar here in the United States, […]

Husqvarna Unveils Production VITPILEN 701 and SVARTPILEN 701 Concept (with videos)

I admire motorcycle companies that are willing to take risks when it comes to design, and Husqvarna has certainly done that with the production VITPILEN 701 unveiled in Milan earlier this week. Prototypes have been displayed for quite some time, and the production machine follows earlier designs very closely. It also looks a lot like […]

KTM 790 Duke Debuts in Milan (with video)

KTM took the wraps off its new 790 Duke in Milan earlier today. This light weight (claimed 372 pounds dry) 799cc parallel-twin powered naked looks incredible on paper (and in the video below!). KTM is known for light bikes, and with 105 horsepower and 64 foot/pounds of torque, the 790 Duke should be both quick […]

BMW Introduces All-New F 750 GS and F 850 GS (with video)

BMW has unveiled entirely new, middleweight adventure machines in the form of the F 750 GS and F 850 GS. Featuring the same engine displacement of 853cc, the F 750 GS has been tuned to produce a peak of 77 horsepower, while the F 850 GS ups that considerably to 95 horsepower. Virtually everything is […]

Moto Guzzi Displays Striking Concept V85 at EICMA

Moto Guzzi has a striking adventure concept on display at EICMA, the V85. It appears destined for production in the future, and features an entirely new 850cc, 90° v-twin engine making a claimed 80 horsepower. Here is the full press release from Moto Guzzi: MOTO GUZZI MAKES TRACKS TOWARDS THE FUTURE, A HOMAGE TO THE […]

New Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX: Massive Performance for the Sport Touring Segment Together With Good Fuel Economy

Earlier today, Kawasaki revealed the supercharged Sport Tourer it promised, and it does not disappoint. A 998cc inline four engine uses a supercharger to deliver 200 peak horsepower together with massive thrust at low and mid-range rpm levels. On top of all that performance, Kawasaki promises fuel economy better than the naturally aspirated Ninja 1000 […]

Yamaha Replaces FJ-09 with 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT

The versatile U.S. model known as the Yamaha FJ-09 will be replaced with the 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT in the second half of 2018 at prices undetermined at this time. Adopting the European naming, Yamaha has also made several changes to these new models, which are detailed in the following press release. […]

Honda Announces 2018 CB1000R With Styling Influenced by Neo-Sports Café Concept

The beautiful Neo-Sports Café Concept displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show has led directly to a production CB1000R unveiled by Honda in Milan earlier today. This new model is not merely a styling exercise, as it is essentially an entirely new engineering project, as reflected in the following press release. Interestingly, the 998cc inline-four engine […]

Royal Enfield 650cc Twin Engine Unveiled (with video)

As we reported to you earlier, the Royal Enfield brand is extraordinarily successful … selling nearly three times as many large-displacement motorcycles (defined as 250cc plus) worldwide than Harley-Davidson, and enjoying customer loyalty even more fierce than customers of H-D. Until now, Royal Enfield has been known for single-cylinder machines, under-powered by most western market […]

Moto Morini Debuts New Milano and Scrambler

Italian bike maker Moto Morini have debuted two new models powered by the big 1,187cc v-twin previously seen in their Corsaro. Tuned for mid-range torque, peak power is 110 bhp. Both the Milano and the Scrambler feature new steel trellis frames and swingarms. Both models also feature fully adjustable forks and shocks, as well as […]

New Ducati Scrambler 1100 Models Offer Big Jump in Performance

  The original Ducati Scrambler was a big hit, and we certainly enjoyed testing the Scrambler Icon powered by the 803cc, air-cooled v-twin. Ducati has now revealed the higher performance Scrambler 1100 family, including the Standard model, the 1100 Special and the 1100 Sport. Each of these new Scramblers is powered by a 1079cc v-twin […]

Ducati Introduces Multistrada 1260 Family (with videos)

Earlier tonight in Milan, Ducati rolled out a new Multistrada 1260 family featuring the 1,262cc Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine. Ducati says this new engine offers massive performance at low, streetable rpm levels. The new Multistrada 1260 models also include revised chassis and electronics. Here is the full scoop from Ducati, followed by […]

Yamaha’s 2018 Supersport Motorcycle Lineup Announced

Cypress, CA – November 6, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today introduced their Supersport motorcycles for 2018, showcasing the company’s complete R World model lineup. Developed from a rich heritage of building the most sought after supersport motorcycles designed to deliver the pinnacle of performance on and off the track, the 2018 Yamaha Supersport […]

New MV Agusta Brutale 800 RC

Varese, 6th November 2017 – The RC (Reparto Corse) project stems from the long-standing bond between MV Agusta and top-class racing. The extension of the range is a logical outcome of that bond as it allows motorcyclists to choose models that are, technically and stylistically, derived the MV Agusta bikes that compete in national and […]

Ducati Unveils Panigale V4 Models (with videos)

The highly anticipated Ducati Panigale V4 has been unveiled in Milan earlier this evening. The beautiful Italian superbike marks the first departure by Ducati from its 90° v-twin superbike powerplant, and ushers in a new era for the company. The first Panigale V4 engine is too large to be legal for superbike racing. Displacing 1,103cc, […]