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Phillip Island MotoGP Qualifying Results

A dry qualifying session followed a wet practice earlier in the day at Phillip Island, Australia. Championship points leader Marc Marquez (Honda) took pole position for tomorrow’s race. Qualifying on the front row with Marquez were the Yamahas of Maverick Viñalez and Johann Zarco. The rider just 11 points behind Marquez in the title hunt, […]

KTM Announces Second Generation FREERIDE E-XC

Yesterday, KTM unveiled the FREERIDE E-XC, the second generation of this model originally introduced in 2014. With more power and longer range, together with regenerative braking, the electric bike also gets changes to its chassis and suspension. More important on a broader scale, KTM stated it is focused on an electric future and that “e-mobility […]

Yamaha Discusses Tokyo Motor Show Concept Models

The Tokyo Motor Show begins later this month, and Yamaha is showing four concept models it will have on display, a couple of which are quite futuristic.  Here is what Yamaha has to say about the show and each of the concepts: IWATA, October 12, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) will participate […]

Ducati Reveals 2018 Monster 821

Ducati says it plans to reveal a total of 5 new 2018 bikes early next month in Milan. The first of those has already shown up in the form of the 2018 Monster 821. Available in three color schemes, including the iconic yellow shown, several changes were made to the new Monster 821. In terms of […]

2018 Kawasaki KLX250: MD First Ride

Let me tell you something about Kawasaki KLX250 press launches. While they sprinkle in a bit of street riding, they focus on hard core off-roading. This was true when we attended the press launch for the 2009 KLX250S. It was also true last week when we rode the 2018 KLX250 for the first time here […]

Motegi MotoGP Results

A rain soaked circuit at Motegi earlier today was the venue for one of the best races of the year. The two remaining contenders for the 2017 championship, Marc Marquez (Honda) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) engaged in an epic battle over the last few laps for the win. After Marquez dove under the rival Ducati […]

Motegi MotoGP Qualifying Results

Qualifying at Motegi today was held on a damp, but drying track, which made tire choice critical. Rookie Johan Zarco (Yamaha) took pole position with Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) and Marc Marquez (Honda) joining him on the front row tomorrow. The satellite Yamaha under Zarco turned out to be a far better bike for the conditions […]

Dovizioso Fastest on Friday at Motegi

Pouring rain met the riders in Japan earlier today as practice got underway for the Motegi GP event on Sunday. After two free practice sessions for MotoGP, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) was quickest, with championship points leader Marc Marquez (Honda) close behind. Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo was taken out by the tumbling motorcycle of Cal Crutchlow (Honda) […]

Could Rapidly Evolving Kobe Steel Scandal Affect Motorcycle Manufacturers?

Kobe Steel is more than a century old and, until recently at least, a respected, Japan-based supplier of raw materials to manufacturers in the transportation industries, including automobiles, trains and airplanes. In just the last few days, a disclosure by Kobe Steel that it has falsified certain information about the strength and durability of recently […]

Kawasaki Will Introduce Supercharged Sport Tourer Next Month (with video)

Kawasaki, of course, already has supercharged models in production, but these are ultra-high performance machines, such as the Ninja H2. Next month, Kawasaki will introduce another production, supercharged model, but this time it will be a sport tourer that emphasizes “low-to-mid range pulling power” and improved fuel economy. Here is what Kawasaki has to say, […]

2018 Aprilia Shiver 900: MD First Ride

Almost a year after it was announced, we finally got the chance to ride Aprilia’s new Shiver. Now with increased power and torque, at a reasonable price for a well-finished Italian, it’s a bike that can appeal to riders of every skill level. So much feels so premium on this bike: styling details, the many […]

2018 Suzuki GSX-S750: MD Ride Review

After the press launch, we put a lot of mileage on the 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750. As a reminder, this is the significantly revised model first introduced by Suzuki to the U.S. market in 2015. For 2018, Suzuki took this mid-displacement naked and made the following changes. The 749 cc inline-four has increased performance this year […]


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