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Steve McQueen, Bud Ekins and the Epic Motorcycle Chase From The Great Escape (with video)

The 1963 film The Great Escape is still one of the most popular movies ever. The story centers on Allied soldiers held in a German POW camp during World War II, and planning an escape. Motorcyclists seeing the film were awed by the riding skills of Steve McQueen, and many (including this author) have the scene […]

Despite Wrist Fracture and Surgery, Pedrosa Will Try to Ride in Austin

Dani Pedrosa (Honda) had the worst possible weekend in Argentina during the last round of the MotoGP championship series. On the very first lap of the race, a clash with Johann Zarco (Yamaha) resulted in a violent high-side for the Honda factory rider. As a consequence, Pedrosa fractured a bone in his right wrist. Immediately […]

Aragón WSB Results (Both Race 1 and Race 2)

After a red flag forced a re-start in Race 1 Saturday, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) stormed to the win ahead of second place Chaz Davies (Ducati) and third place Xavi Fores (Ducati). Race 2 saw Davies switch things up by taking the win ahead of Rea in second place and Marco Melandri (Ducati) in third. Rea […]

Research Study Tries to Determine Why Millennials Are Not Buying Motorcycles

We can all speculate why younger people are not buying motorcycles in sufficient quantities to assure the future health of this industry, but there seem to be very few, careful, scientific studies on the subject. An article posted on Barrons’ web site seems to have found one. In the article, Barrons discusses a study by […]

Unfortunately For Marquez, He Ran Into The Wrong Guy (Opinion)

In case you hadn’t noticed, MotoGP is greatly influenced by politics. As great a champion as he is, the influence of Marc Marquez over the sport owes as much to his nationality, perhaps. As a Spanish rider sponsored by Repsol, the powers that be in MotoGP are reluctant to punish Marquez, and he gets away […]

Argentina MotoGP Results

Cal Crutchlow (Honda) won a wild and woolly MotoGP race earlier today. Finishing second and third, respectively, were Johann Zarco (Yamaha) and Alex Rins (Suzuki), who took his first ever podium in MotoGP. After Jack Miller (Ducati) was the only rider to choose slicks for the start of the race, other riders began to exit […]

Argentina MotoGP Qualifying Results

Tomorrow’s MotoGP race in Argentina will find a surprise on pole position in the form of Jack Miller (Ducati). When Q2 began, all of the riders entered the track on rain tires, but Miller was one of the few to switch to slicks, and stick with them through the end of the session. It paid […]

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 ABS: MD Ride Review

Kawasaki’s new Ninja 400 represents one of the most important motorcycles introduced this year. We have already covered this model with an initial report, containing details and specifications, following with our report from the press launch. We’ve now had the bike in our garage for some time, and offer the following long-term review. Kawasaki isn’t […]

Watch Casey Stoner Ride a Street Bike at Valencia (with video)

The video below was released in conjunction with our first test of the Ducati Panigale V4S. It has been out for a while, but we stumbled across it this morning, and thought our readers would enjoy it. Two-time MotoGP World champion Stoner is, of course, now a test rider for Ducati, so his comments could […]

GoPro Video Highlights Valentino Rossi’s Life in Tavullia

No matter what you think about Valentino Rossi, he is the most powerful force in motorcycle road racing. With nine World championships, including seven in the Premier class, Rossi is not just a great rider, he is a rock star in the world of motorsports and a marketing force extraordinaire for Yamaha and his other […]

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT: MD Ride Review

We have now put approximately 1,500 miles on our 2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT test unit. This is our final report on this model, and follows our report from the press launch, as well as an initial report on our longer-term test unit. If you want to see all of the detailed specifications, as well […]

Four New Yamaha Electric Bicycles Coming to U.S. This Summer

Before you get mad at us for covering bicycles, you should take note of the fact that electric powered two-wheelers are taking an ever-increasing piece of the motorcycle market here in the United States, and abroad. Consider these low powered “motorcycles” or put any other label on them you desire. Did you know that Yamaha […]

Thai WSB Results (Both Race 1 and Race 2)

WSB completed Round 2 at the Buriram Circuit this weekend with two different winners and five different riders on the podium over two races. Defending champ Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) started things off with a victory in Race 1 ahead of second place Xavi Fores (Ducati) and third place Chaz Davies (Ducati). Davies came back to […]

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE: MD First Ride

It wasn’t long ago that forced induction motorcycles were the exclusive province of enthusiast tinkerers with more time and money than common sense. Sure, massive horsepower was obtainable, but at the cost of anything resembling reasonable reliability or efficiency. You can credit Kawasaki for beginning to move the industry toward the “normalization” of forced induction, […]

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