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Yamaha, Honda, KTM and Piaggio Form Consortium for Standarized, Swappable Batteries

The big manufacturers will be diving head-first into electric motorcycle production. If you have any doubts about this, yesterday’s announcement regarding the formation of a consortium to create a standardized, swappable battery system among Yamaha, Honda, KTM and Piaggio should convince you. With the relatively short travel range of most electric motorcycles (at least, at […]

Aprilia Releases More Details and Specifications for New Tuono 660

Back in January, we brought you the announcement from Aprilia of the new Tuono 660. Now, we have all of the details and specifications of this new naked (not-so-naked?). With 100 horsepower and a wet weight of 403 pounds, this should be one fun motorcycle with which to carve up a twisty road. U.S. availability […]

KTM Reveals Off-Road Focused 1290 Super Adventure R for 2021

Roughly a month after announcing the redesigned 1290 Super Adventure S, KTM has introduced the more dirt-focused 1290 Super Adventure R. As of this writing, we understand that both new 1290 Super Adventure models will not be available in the U.S. market until next year (they are immediately available in Europe). Not surprisingly, the 1290 […]

Harley-Davidson Unveils Long-Awaited Adventure Touring Models: Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special

Announced quite some time ago, Harley-Davidson finally took the wraps off the production Pan America 1250 adventure models earlier today. Both the 1250 and the 1250 Special are powered by a new 150 horsepower 1,250cc 60 degree v-twin making a very healthy 94 foot/pounds of torque. While both models are loaded with high-tech features, and […]

Honda Evolves Classic Design Theme With CB350RS for Asian Markets

Classic Honda designs still pull at the heartstrings of many older motorcycle enthusiasts around the planet. It is interesting to see new Honda models interpret the classic lines of its bikes from the ’60s and the ’70s. The latest is the CB350RS announced earlier this week. The CB350RS is based on the same platform as […]

Rival Manufacturers Concerned Honda Has Unfair Advantage With Stefan Bradl

MotoGP factories without concessions, which certainly includes Honda, are very limited in the testing that can be done by factory riders. Typically, factories use test riders who are not full-time racers, such as Ducati’s use of Michele Pirro. Last year, Honda lost factory racer Marc Marquez to injury early in the season, and used Stefan […]

MV Agusta Announces Substantial Changes to Brutale 800 and Dragster Models for 2021

MV Agusta has announced substantially revised Brutale 800 and Dragster three-cylinder models for 2021. Centered around revised engines that are now Euro5 compliant, MV Agusta has made substantial changes to the chassis and electronics for both model ranges. Highly sophisticated rider aides informed by a new six-axis IMU keep these bikes at the cutting edge […]

Indian Reveals New Chief Models

Indian has redesigned its Chief line-up for the 2022 model year. The new bikes look simpler … more elemental, with more of a bobber feel. Here are some photos, along with all of the details in the following press release from Indian: MINNEAPOLIS (February 9, 2021) – In 1921 Indian Motorcycle unveiled the iconic Indian […]

2021 Honda Rebel 1100: MD First Ride

We were more than a little surprised to learn that Honda had developed a cruiser powered by the 1,084cc parallel twin that we fell in love with while testing the latest Africa Twin adventure bike. This engine is a lightweight gem with all the character we have come to expect from a 270° crank and […]

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