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Bautista Dominates WSB Testing at Phillip Island

Álvaro Bautista (Ducati) ran near the front in MotoGP last year on several occasions for Ducati, and now he has moved to the Ducati WSB team to contest the championship aboard the new V4. On his new bike, with new tires, Bautista is already very fast and is perhaps the favorite to win the Phillip […]

2019 Ducati SuperSport: MD Long-Term Review, Part 1

With a focus on “comfortable sport bikes”, i.e., bikes with all the performance of a traditional sport bike without the painful (to some) ergonomics, we introduce you to a long-term test subject here at MD, the 2019 Ducati SuperSport. First introduced as a 2017 model, our standard SuperSport (there is also a more expensive SuperSport […]

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R: MD Ride Review

Sport bikes have fallen out of favor recently. It wasn’t that long ago, however, that sport bikes were the best selling models in most manufacturers’ lineups. They represented the pinnacle of technology in a street legal machine. Now, of course, you can get all the power, suspension and brakes you want in a standard-style motorcycle […]

Ducati Dominates Sepang MotoGP Test With Four Riders Under Lap Record

As official testing opened for the 2019 MotoGP championship at Sepang this week, the teams finished three interesting days that ultimately saw Ducati dominate its competition. The top four lap times were all recorded by Ducati riders – each of them breaking the unofficial lap record for the circuit previously held by Jorge Lorenzo. New […]

Honda Africa Twin Rumored to Get Displacement Boost for 2020

When MD tested Honda’s 2016 Africa Twin, it found a very capable off-road machine, with comfortable ergonomics for long rides on the tarmac. It also found a relatively soft, controlled power delivery (suitable for traction in the dirt) and no wheel/tire option focused on road riding. These things may change in 2020. More than one […]

MIC Survey Shows More Female Riders, and Continually Aging Demographic

The median age of motorcyclists in the United States is now 50 – up from 47 in 2014, according to a MIC survey. The percentage of female riders is up to 19%, definitely a good sign. Take a look at the MIC press release for more study findings below. Today’s Motorcyclists Revealed by Latest MIC […]

CAKE Introducing Street-Legal “Kalk&”

We told you about the CAKE Kalk some time ago, an innovative 150 pound electric dirt bike with 24″ wheels. CAKE has now announced that it will be producing a street legal version called the Kalk&, which will be available in the U.S. Here are some photos of the Kalk&, but details are scarce. Have […]

Pricing Reported for KTM 790 Adventure and Adventure R Models

Although we have not received official word from KTM, several reliable sources are reporting that pricing has been set for the new 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R, the exciting lightweight adventure models featuring the same parallel-twin motor we fell in love with during our recent test of the 790 Duke. The more dirt-focused 790 […]

2019 Honda CRF450L: MD Ride Review, Part 2

In Part 1 of our review of the Honda CRF450L, we focused on street performance. Part 2 of our review focuses on the dirt, which is really what this bike is all about. We discussed most of the technical specifications of this bike in our earlier article, but a quick recap is in order. This […]

Triumph Previews New Rocket 3 With TFC Version

A redesign of the Triumph Rocket 3 has been in the works, and Triumph has now released photos of the new Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) version of the Rocket (see pictures). According to Triumph, the already-incredible 2294cc triple engine has been “transformed” in the new model … perhaps making more than the currently claimed 148 […]


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