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Phillip Island WSB Results (Race 1)

Marco Melandri (Ducati) won the first race of the 2018 WSB championship series at Phillip Island earlier today. Melandri caught, and passed, the two Kawasaki factory riders, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, who had taken the early lead in the race. Although Sykes held on to take 2nd place at the line, defending champ Rea […]

2018 World Superbike Championship Gets Underway at Phillip Island This Weekend

The 2018 World Superbike Championship is at the Phillip Island, Australia track for the opening round this weekend. Three-time defending champ Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) will take to the track having completed an official WSB test just days earlier with the quickest lap time.  His Kawasaki teammate, Tom Sykes, recorded the second quickest time at that […]

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour: MD Ride Review – Introduction

Justin reported from the Gold Wing press launch for us, giving our readers the perspective of a relatively inexperienced rider of large touring machines, including the Gold Wing. I immediately asked Honda for a test unit for a longer term evaluation by a much more experienced rider (me) that had ridden every Gold Wing iteration […]

Buriram MotoGP Test Ends With Pedrosa Quickest

The three-day MotoGP test at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand has come to an end with Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa posting the quickest time around the new track. On the whole, the latest Factory Honda machines under Pedrosa, Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow were all very quick – filling three of the four top […]

After a Difficult 2017, Is It Time for Suzuki’s Alex Rins to Shine?

Alex Rins’ rookie year in MotoGP didn’t go as planned. After a strong showing at the Qatar opener, where he finished in 9th (top rookie), injuries plagued the Spaniard. He broke his ankle on a motocross bike shortly after Qatar, and later in the season broke his left arm during practice for the Austin, Texas round. […]

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS: MD First Ride

When it comes to sportbikes, Kawasaki has a rich history of building some of the best. This time the Green Team focuses its R&D effort on the most affordable member of the Ninja family, retiring the Ninja 300 in favor of a more versatile entry, with the new Kawasaki Ninja 400. And the best part? […]

2018 Suzuki Burgman 400: MD First Ride

When MD began testing large displacement scooters here in the United States many years ago, it was more than a novelty. Let’s face it, scooters were considered inferior to motorcycles for several reasons, and some of our readers even scolded us for covering them (“This is a motorcycle magazine, damn it!”). First and foremost, scooters were […]

Ducati Panigale V4S: MD First Ride

This is a report from our friends at Solo Moto from the world press launch of the Ducati Panigale V4 (including the Standard V4, V4S and V4 Speciale) at Valencia.  The report focuses on the model track tested, the V4S. You can find out the details of each model in our earlier story, as well […]

Troy Bayliss Talks Racing Comeback with Troy Corser (with video)

As we reported in December, former WSB champ Troy Bayliss is coming out of retirement to contest the Australian Superbike Championship. His first race is the week of February 23 through 25 at Phillip Island, where his first round will be conducted the same weekend as the opener for the 2018 WSB series at the […]

Dorna Announces FIM MotoE World Cup to Begin Racing in 2019

Earlier today in Rome, The MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports announced a new racing series to commence in 2019 featuring electric motorcycles, specifically the Energica Ego. The title sponsor is the firm Enel, and there will be 18 bikes on the grid. Here are details from Dorna: Why MotoE™? There are currently more than a billion […]

At Harley-Davidson, The Old Formula No Longer Seems To Work (Opinion)

It has been widely reported that Harley-Davidson stock is performing poorly as a direct result of declining sales and profits. Take a look at this Chicago Tribune story, for instance, or this Bloomberg article. The Tribune details the closure of Harley’s Kansas City plant, together with the moving of Kansas City production to York, Pennsylvania. […]

150 Pound CAKE KALK – Is This The Future of Off-Road Motorcycles? (with video)

Minimalist Swedish design can seem pretty extreme … shocking even. Don’t let that fool you or put you off when you think about the new KALK electric off-roader from Swedish company CAKE. With a weight of 150 pounds, and enormous 24″ wheels, the KALK is a clean-sheet design that deserves your attention. CAKE Motorcycle founder […]

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