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Jack Miller Moves Up to Factory Ducati Squad for 2021

Jack Miller was the child prodigy of motorcycle racing when he skipped Moto2 and moved directly from Moto3 to MotoGP in 2015. He was 20 years old. He certainly encountered a steep learning curve, but as a Ducati satellite team member (Pramac Racing), he took five podiums and finished eighth in the points last year. […]

MV Agusta Rush 1000: Not Just a Styling Exercise

Okay, so maybe the new MV Agusta Rush 1000 is a styling exercise … but it is not just a styling exercise. Limited to 300 units, it is powered by MV’s 998cc inline-four. Top drawer features abound. This version of the big four puts out 208 horsepower (212 hp with an optional Racing Kit). Traction […]

2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R: MD Ride Review, Part 1

It doesn’t seem that long ago that MD readers were constantly complaining that naked bikes were severely “de-tuned” in comparison with their sportbike siblings. In the last few years, of course, that concern seems to have disappeared. Witness the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R that is the subject of our latest test. Joined by […]

2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT: MD Ride Review

It’s no secret that we tend to love Moto Guzzis here at MD. Typically, that love does not derive from high performance figures or high technology. It flows from beautiful styling, as well as the character and torquey nature of the signature air-cooled, longitudinally-mounted 90° v-twin engines. The new V85 TT from Moto Guzzi promises […]

Dorna Hopes to Begin MotoGP Racing at Jerez in July

Motorsport Magazine has an extensive interview with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta concerning efforts to begin MotoGP racing this year. Ezpeleta would like to begin with several races in Spain, including back-to-back races at Jerez. The races would be closed to fan attendance – TV broadcast only. The current goal is to have the first race […]

2020 KTM 890 Duke R: MD Ride Review

The KTM 890 Duke R is a special motorcycle … something we found out last week after testing this new machine from the Austrian brand. Less than two years ago, we tested the 790 Duke shortly after its introduction, and grew fond of the bike, but the 890 Duke R makes the 790 feel like […]

2020 Kawasaki W800: MD Ride Review, Part 2

In Part 1 of our review of the 2020 Kawasaki W800, we enthused about this classic looking motorcycle after our first few rides. Having tested the bike further, our opinion is largely unchanged. This motorcycle was never intended to offer massive horsepower or arm-ripping acceleration. With power at the rear wheel limited to roughly 47 […]

2020 KTM 890 Duke R: MD Ride Review, First Thoughts

We have only put a few miles on our KTM 890 Duke R test bike, but a few things are already abundantly clear. First of all, for an 890cc twin, this bike is very fast. Dare we say ridiculously fast? With decent mid-range, the 890 Duke packs a wallop up top. Keep in mind that […]

KTM 2020 390 Adventure: MD First Ride

It is safe to say that KTM is a leader when it comes to designing and selling motorcycles in the Adventure category. It has done so for more than 20 years … building a reputation for high performance bikes aimed at hard-core enthusiasts. This fits with the company’s Ready to Race tagline. For 2020 KTM […]

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