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2017 Honda CBR1100 EX

Honda Bringing Revised 2017 CB1100 EX to U.S.

We told you previously about revisions to the 2017 CB1100, including the introduction of a new, sportier RS model. American Honda announced earlier today that the revised standard model will be available in the U.S. beginning next May at a price to be determined later. Apparently, there will be no RS model for the U.S. […]


2017 Suzuki SV650: MD Ride Review

We have always liked Suzuki’s SV650 and our first impressions from the press launch of the redesigned 2017 model didn’t change that feeling. We have now had a chance to evaluate the bike on familiar roads near our offices. Our test unit featured the Pearl Glacier White paint without ABS (MSRP of $7,499 for ABS; […]


2017 Kawasaki Z650 ABS: MD First Ride

There seems to be a growing acceptance, appreciation even, for mid-displacement motorcycles here in the United States market. In the land where “bigger is better”, engine displacement inflation seemed like a never ending process until just a few years ago. Indeed, now buyers are interested in, and purchasing, small displacement models such as the Kawasaki […]


Vanguard Motorcycles: New American Brand Debuts This Weekend in New York

This is the Vanguard Roadster, the first of three bikes currently planned by Vanguard Motorcycles, which is a new manufacturer based out of New York. Vanguard was founded by two individuals previously associated with Confederate Motorcycles, including Confederate’s chief designer for six years, Edward Jacobs. The other founder is “serial entrepreneur” Francois-Xavier Terny. Confederate has […]


Oberdan Bezzi Imagines a New BSA Produced by Mahindra

It has been a while since we featured a design by Oberdan Bezzi, but this BSA model caught our eye. You may be aware that the Indian conglomerate Mahindra purchased rights to the great British brand BSA recently, and speculation about the re-emergence of new BSA models has commenced as a result. Among other conjectures […]


Mercedes F1 Team Lets Jorge Lorenzo Behind the Wheel at Silverstone (with video)

This video was posted a few days ago on the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team YouTube channel featuring a recent drive of a championship-winning F1 car by multi-time motorcycle GP champion Jorge Lorenzo. I have raced go carts with, and against, motorcycle racing champions in the past, and I can personally attest to the astonishing […]


Spirit Motorcycles: Another Boutique Brand Gives It a Go in the UK (with video)

A new small-volume motorcycle manufacturer in the UK held a press event last week to introduce new models built around a 750 cc triple (derived from stroking a Triumph 675, as we understand it). These are intended to be extremely high performance motorcycles with adjustable chassis suitable for racing or spirited street use. There are […]

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