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Catalunya MotoGP Results

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) won his third race of the year earlier today at Catalunya to re-take the points lead in the MotoGP championship series. Quartararo started from second on the grid, and had to overtake the early leader, teammate Franco Morbidelli. Quartararo got breathing room out front when Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) crashed out of second […]

Middleweight Benelli TRK502 and TRK502X Adventure Models Arriving at U.S. Dealers

Available in other markets for a few years now, Benelli’s middleweight adventure models TRK502 and TRK502X are finally arriving at U.S. dealerships. Reasonably priced at $5,999 for the road-focused 502 and $6,399 for the more dirt-capable 502X, these bikes seem to offer good value. The engine is a modern, fuel injected DOHC 500cc twin with […]

BMW Introduces M 1000 RR (with video)

BMW has introduced its first M-branded motorcycle, the M 1000 RR, that makes 212 horsepower in a machine weighing just 423 pounds. The new bike is clearly intended to homologate for racing several changes from the standard superbike. Detailed in the press release below, this new exclusive model includes carbon fiber wheels, BMW-branded M brakes, […]

Emilia Romagna MotoGP Results

Round 2 at Misano earlier today (called the Emilia Romagna GP) saw more than its share of drama. Several riders crashed (generally unhurt, as we understand it), including Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) who crashed out of the lead after setting the pace for much of the race. At the line, it was Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) taking […]

2020 Kawasaki Z900: MD Ride Review, First Thoughts

We took delivery of a 2020 Z900 from Kawasaki for testing recently, and have only put 150 miles, or so, on the bike at this point (including our commute back from Kawasaki headquarters in Irvine, California). We will have a full report when our testing concludes, but these are some initial thoughts we wanted to […]

Details Released on Bimota Tesi H2 (with supercharged Kawasaki engine)

When we told our readers last year that Kawasaki had acquired 49% of Bimota, and was in the process of developing a new Tesi H2 with hub-center steering and an off-the-shelf (no bad thing, in this instance) supercharged Kawasaki engine, there was a back-story our younger readers undoubtedly missed. Motorcycle enthusiasts of a certain age […]

Watch Joan Mir’s Impressive Final Lap Pass on Valentino Rossi

With one lap to go, it looked like a dream come true for Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and the young riders he mentored at his ranch, Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati). The three Italians were at their home track in Misano, and it was shaping up to be the legendary mentor and his students […]


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