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New Black on Black Monster 1200 S Reminds Us Just How Beautiful Ducati’s Icon Is

Ducati’s Monster is the naked bike icon, and for 2020 Ducati offers the Monster 1200 S in a “Black on Black” version that reminds us just how well Ducati has executed the naked aesthetic. Ducati introduced its first Monster 26 years ago, and competition for performance supremacy among naked bikes is now intense. Unlike some […]

Misano MotoGP Results

A thrilling battle between rookie Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and veteran champ Marc Marquez (Honda) played out on the Misano circuit for most of the race today. Quartararo took the lead early with Marquez closely in tow. Marquez made his move for the lead near the end of the race and the protagonists exchanged the lead […]

Will Blind Spot Monitors Destroy Motorcycle Lane Splitting?

My son, who commutes to work in California on a motorcycle, saw this posted on a Bay Area motorcycle chat board this morning. As you read this, keep in mind that Tesla automobiles are not the only problem – blind spot monitors are featured on most new cars sold today. Here is the post: I […]

Bad Winners’ DIY Scrambler Ducati MotoKit

Ducati’s Scrambler models are selling well by all accounts. They make a good starting point for customization, as well. Bad Winners created their own take on the Scrambler with their new MotoKit. The MotoKit is designed to bolt right on the stock frame. According to Bad Winners’ web site, the MotoKit includes the following: – […]

Portimão WSB Results (all 3 races)

The two fastest racers in WSB dominated the weekend at Portimão. Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea won the opening race on Saturday, as well as the Superpole race earlier today. In Race 1 on Saturday, Chaz Davies (Ducati) and Michael van der Mark (Yamaha) filled out the podium behind Rea. Davies and teammate Alvaro Bautista nearly came […]

Yamaha Redesigns WR250F for 2020

A popular enduro mount, Yamaha’s WR250F has been redesigned for 2020 to be “quicker, stronger and lighter.” Yamaha says the new bike will be in dealers in October at a U.S. MSRP of $8,599. Read on for the details regarding engine, chassis and bodywork changes: CYPRESS, Calif. – September 4, 2019 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, […]

Quartararo Fastest at Misano MotoGP Test

Two days of MotoGP testing at Misano have concluded with rookie Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) recording the quickest lap time despite still feeling the effects of a crash last weekend at Silverstone. Quartararo and his teammate Franco Morbidelli were the quickest of the Yamahas … just ahead of factory riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales . […]

Triumph Introduces Limited Edition Daytona Moto2 765

Sport bike sales are down, and most manufacturers have cut back on their R&D expenditures for the category. Nevertheless, it is no surprise that Triumph will capitalize on their role as exclusive engine supplier to the Moto2 championship series with a limited edition production model. Announced in conjunction with the British GP event this past […]

Silverstone MotoGP Results

Alex Rins (Suzuki) engaged in a close battle with Marc Marquez (Honda) much of the race earlier today at Silverstone. Rins ultimately passed Marquez in the final corner to win the race by less than a wheel length (see photo). Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) was the fastest rider on the track over the final few laps, […]

Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying Results

Points leader Marc Marquez (Honda) gained pole position for tomorrow’s race with the quickest time in qualifying earlier today. Joining Marquez on the front row will be Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Jack Miller (Ducati). Despite being fastest all week at the British circuit, rookie Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) appeared to suffer from some technical issues with […]

KymiRing: Finnish MotoGP Circuit Tested for First Time

A race in Finland at the KymiRing will be on the calendar next year for the MotoGP series. GP motorcycle racing for the Premier class last appeared in Finland in 1982. Understandably, international and local racing authorities are ecstatic about the return of the sport to this country, and the opening of the new 2.85 […]

MD Testing Trick Honda CRF450L Supermoto Conversion

Recently, at the launch of the CB500X, I was asked by Honda press liaison about MD’s test of the new CRF450L dual sport. Half jokingly, I replied that the only thing the bike needed was supermoto wheels. A Honda representative quickly responded, “We built a supermoto version, do you want to test it?” My immediate […]

2019 KTM 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R: MD Ride Review

When we tested the KTM 790 Duke last year, we were very impressed with the performance offered by the 799cc parallel twin engine developed by KTM for a new line of models. The Duke was just the first of those models. Recently, we had the chance to test each of the new 790 Adventure bikes […]


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