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2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900: MD First Ride

Intention makes the hooligan. We recently reviewed Aprilia’s Shiver 900, a bike that shares its frame, engine, electronics, brakes and wheels with this motorcycle. But a simple change of intention via longer travel suspension, wider bars, flatter enduro-style seat, and other assorted tweaks, and you get a machine that has a very different character. Some […]

Jerez WSB Results (Both Race 1 and Race 2)

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki), having already secured this year’s WSB title, took another double win at Jerez this weekend. In the process, Kawasaki has secured the Manufacturer’s championship for 2017, as well. In Race 1, Marco Melandri (Ducati) was leading with four laps remaining when he retired with a mechanical issue. Rea inherited the lead and […]

Phillip Island MotoGP Results

Marc Marquez (Honda) won at Phillip Island earlier today and, perhaps, more importantly took a nearly insurmountable lead over Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso in the championship with just two races remaining. Dovizioso had a miserable day at Phillip Island, eventually finishing way back in 13th place. Now 33 points behind Marquez, Marquez could easily clinch the […]

Phillip Island MotoGP Qualifying Results

A dry qualifying session followed a wet practice earlier in the day at Phillip Island, Australia. Championship points leader Marc Marquez (Honda) took pole position for tomorrow’s race. Qualifying on the front row with Marquez were the Yamahas of Maverick Viñalez and Johann Zarco. The rider just 11 points behind Marquez in the title hunt, […]

KTM Announces Second Generation FREERIDE E-XC

Yesterday, KTM unveiled the FREERIDE E-XC, the second generation of this model originally introduced in 2014. With more power and longer range, together with regenerative braking, the electric bike also gets changes to its chassis and suspension. More important on a broader scale, KTM stated it is focused on an electric future and that “e-mobility […]

Yamaha Discusses Tokyo Motor Show Concept Models

The Tokyo Motor Show begins later this month, and Yamaha is showing four concept models it will have on display, a couple of which are quite futuristic.  Here is what Yamaha has to say about the show and each of the concepts: IWATA, October 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) will participate […]

Ducati Reveals 2018 Monster 821

Ducati says it plans to reveal a total of 5 new 2018 bikes early next month in Milan. The first of those has already shown up in the form of the 2018 Monster 821. Available in three color schemes, including the iconic yellow shown, several changes were made to the new Monster 821. In terms of […]

2018 Kawasaki KLX250: MD First Ride

Let me tell you something about Kawasaki KLX250 press launches. While they sprinkle in a bit of street riding, they focus on hard core off-roading. This was true when we attended the press launch for the 2009 KLX250S. It was also true last week when we rode the 2018 KLX250 for the first time here […]


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