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Teams Go All-Out for King of the Baggers Race at Laguna Seca

This weekend at Laguna Seca, in addition to the usual MotoAmerica races, a special “King of the Baggers” race will be held. Just two of the entries will be Indian Motorcycles, among a sea of Harley-Davidsons. The Indian effort is being contributed to by S&S, as well as Roland Sands Designs. This race is no […]

Quartararo’s Tire Pressure Issue His Team’s Fault, Not Michelin’s

When you start from pole position and finish the race in 18th place, something went terribly wrong. This is exactly what happened to Fabio Quartararo last Sunday, and it cost him the points lead in the most prestigious motorcycle roadracing series on the planet. What went wrong? Immediately after the race, Quartararo and his team […]

KTM Announcess 2021 KTM 890 Adventure Standard Model

For some reason, KTM delayed announcement of the 2021 890 Adventure standard model after announcing the Adventure R and Adventure R Rally two weeks ago. In any event, here it is, and it should be available in U.S. dealers next month. In addition to the 90cc larger engine, other changes are made to the 2021 […]

Aragón MotoGP Results

Alex Rins (Suzuki) won his first MotoGP race of 2020 earlier today at the Aragón Circuit – he is the 8th different winner this year. Starting from the 4th row of the grid, Rins passed several riders in the first lap and eventually worked himself into the lead. Early leader Maverick Viñales  (Yamaha) faded to […]

Aragón MotoGP Qualifying Results (with video)

Despite a nasty, and painful, crash during FP3, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) earned his 10th pole position in the MotoGP category earlier today at Aragón. Joining him on the front row will be Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) and Cal Crutchlow (Honda). You can see a video of Quartararo’s pole lap, as well as his FP3 crash below. […]

Aprilia RS 660 – More Details Released on Exciting Middleweight (including U.S. pricing)

A more thorough press release arrived at MD this morning from Aprilia describing the new RS 660 sport bike in greater detail, and providing U.S. pricing. When it becomes available in the U.S., it will be priced at $11,299 for the Apex Black and Lava Red versions, and $11,499 for Acid Gold. It turns out […]

New Ducati V4 Granturismo Engine – Ditching Desmo to Achieve 60,000 km (37,000 mile) Maintenance Intervals

Remember Ducati’s talk of record-setting maintenance intervals in connection with its discussion of the upcoming Multistrada? It turns out Ducati was not kidding. The V4 Granturismo engine powering the new Multistrada (which will be unveiled on November 4) will not only require far less maintenance, it will be lighter, more compact and more powerful than […]

Aprilia RS 660 Makes “California Debut” – Will the Pretty “Budget” Aprilia Sell?

Roughly two years after its debut in concept form, the production Aprilia RS 660 is now available for online pre-order in Europe, and made its “California debut” under Pikes Peak champ Rennie Scaysbrook. U.S. availability and pricing has yet to be announced. The RS 660 is a beautiful and interesting bike that is receiving rave […]

Le Mans MotoGP Results

In wet conditions, Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) took the MotoGP win earlier today at Le Mans. Alex Marquez (Honda) rode impressively to his first podium in MotoGP with Pol Espargaro (KTM) finishing behind him in third. Points leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), who had shown blistering speed on a dry track this weekend, had to settle for […]

Le Mans MotoGP Qualifying Results

Earlier today, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), the current championship points leader, qualified on pole position for tomorrow’s Le Mans MotoGP race. Also on the front row tomorrow will be Jack Miller (Ducati) and Danilo Petrucci (Ducati). Quartararo will attempt to extend his points lead in the championship during the race tomorrow where his primary rival, and […]

MD Project Bike: Custom Mounting Our Tank Bag on the KTM 790 Adventure (Supplement to Part 3)

In Part 3 of the series on our modification of the KTM 790 Adventure, we talked about the difficulty of mounting a tank bag with a snap ring given how close the gas cap is to the triple clamp. We were able to make our SW-MOTECH bag fit, nonetheless, with some custom mounting steps. There […]

KTM Introduces 2021 890 Adventure R Rally and 890 Adventure R

Just a couple of years on from introducing the 790 Adventure models, KTM has today introduced the 2021 890 Adventure R Rally (limited availability) and 890 Adventure R models. The big news is an increase in displacement to 889cc courtesy of added bore and stroke, but there are additional changes as well. The standard R […]

Ducati Multistrada V4 Coming … With Front and Rear Radar Assist

Ducati’s Multistrada line will get a V4 engine in a new platform to be announced on November 4. In the meantime, Ducati has issued the following press release focusing on a radar safety assistance package that will be part of the Multistrada V4. Here is the press release: Production of the Multistrada V4 begins, the […]

MD Project Bike: Dirck Modifies a 2019 KTM 790 Adventure, Part 4 (Managing Handlebar Vibration)

This is the latest installment in a series of articles regarding our modification of a 2019 KTM 790 Adventure. You can work your way back through links to prior articles by looking at Part 3. Since our modifications are focused on increasing the street performance of the bike, our main modification has been to swap […]


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