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2017 Yamaha FZ-10: MD First Ride

The much-anticipated 2017 Yamaha FZ-10 has arrived on U.S. soil and Motorcycle Daily was among the first wave of journalists to swing a leg over this bad boy. Yamaha chose to introduce its flagship model for the popular FZ line with a 170-mile ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, intending to showcase its handling prowess […]

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MCN Claims to Have Inside Scoop on 2017 Honda CBR1000RR

A new report from MCN claims to have inside information on the all-new 2017 Honda CBR1000RR — the homoligated superbike promised to Nicky Hayden when he switched over to WSB. The current CBR1000RR has only had relatively minor tweaks since 2008, with the biggest coming in the 2012 model that we tested. A nice bike, but […]

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Casey Stoner and KTM Test Riders on Track With MotoGP Regulars in Austria

MotoGP riders were in Austria the last two days testing at the new Red Bull Ring, which will host a round of the MotoGP championship on August 14. Only Repsol Honda and Tech3 were missing, but test riders for the new KTM effort, as well as Ducati test rider Casey Stoner, were on track both days. […]

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Limited Series “Custom” Motorcycles Based on Production Models

“Customs” don’t have to be based on older, used machinery. Several companies have taken new, street-legal models from other manufacturers and modified them for sale. Bimota comes to mind. Pictured is a model designed by Stefano Venier, founder of Venier Customs. Venier intends to produce it and other bikes based on brand new Moto Guzzi […]

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Checking in on FMX: A Double Front Flip?

We don’t give freestyle motocross much coverage here (essentially none, actually), but when we saw this video in our inbox this morning we thought we should pass it along. At the Nitro World Games last week, some amazing tricks were performed — apparently, displaying the state-of-the-art in freestyle MX. The video below switches to BMX roughly […]

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German MotoGP Results

Marc Marquez (Honda) won a somewhat unpredictable race in Germany earlier today. Starting on a wet track, a dry line eventually formed and created a guessing game as to when riders should switch to dry tires. As it turns out, the timing of Marquez and his team was perfect as he switched over to slicks […]

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German MotoGP Qualifying Results

At the extremely tight Sachsenring track earlier today, Marc Marquez (Honda), the current series points leader), qualified on pole position for tomorrow’s race with Hector Barbera (Ducati) lining up in second position and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) third. Defending champ Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) has crashed several times this weekend, and could only manage the 11th quickest […]

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Ritmo Sereno: Modifying and Racing Older BMWs and Moto Guzzis (with video)

There are lots of passionate and talented motorcycle enthusiasts out there. Only some of them, however, seem to go their own way … not caring what anyone else is doing or thinking. One such person is Shiro Nakajima, owner and founder of the Japanese bike shop Ritmo Sereno. The bikes he builds, both for customers […]

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Burt Munro Documentary: Offerings to the God of Speed

This isn’t a Hollywood movie staring Anthony Hopkins. It is an authentic documentary of the exploits of Burt Munro, a man from New Zealand who set records on the Bonneville Salt Flats aboard an Indian motorcycle he bought, modified and tested repeatedly over a series of years. Like another famous native of New Zealand, John […]

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47,390 Miles in 72 Days – Victory Claims New Record for “Grizzly”

We gave you a heads-up when Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita left Daytona aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Grizzly has since covered more than 47,000 miles on his bike, and, according to Victory Motorcycles, has set a new world record in the process. Some beautiful photos document an amazing ride across 5 continents. Here is the […]

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Husqvarna Pushes Forward With Development of New Dual Sport and Off-Road Models

Husqvarna arguably makes the most aggressive dual sports in terms of light weight, chassis sophistication and engine output. We were extremely impressed by the FE 350 S when we tested it last year. We just received the following press release from Husky describing its 2017 off-road and dual sport line-up. You will see information on two-strokes […]

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Honda Teases New Small Displacement Twin

Tired of being out-gunned, Honda is adding a cylinder to its small displacement sport machine. The video below teases the introduction of a bike that will compete with both Yamaha and Kawasaki. It should displace 250cc in some foreign markets, but at least 300cc in Europe and the U.S. when introduced. See more of MD’s […]

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Laguna Seca WSB Results – Race 2

Race 2 at Laguna Seca saw another green bike at the top of the podium. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) held on for a close win over the two factory Ducatis ridden by Davide Giugliano (second place) and Chaz Davies (third place). Nicky Hayden (Honda) finished in fifth today. Follow this link to Race 2‘s full results. Jonathan […]

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Laguna Seca WSB Results – Race 1

Race 1 at Laguna Seca was completed earlier today with the factory Kawasakis dominating. Jonathan Rea took the win ahead of teammate Tom Sykes, with Nicky Hayden (Honda) coming home a distant third. Hayden inherited third place after two Ducatis crashed in front of him earlier in the race. Follow this link for complete Race […]

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Ride the Top Section of Pikes Peak With New Videos From Victory

Victory’s results at the 100th Anniversary running of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb were impressive. We just received videos from Victory that provide both a forward and rearward view of the top section of the course — an indication of the danger involved for racers at this historic climb. Check out Don Canet’s view of […]

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Video Takes You Behind the Scenes in Valentino Rossi’s Racing Life

In the 4th of 5 videos produced by Monster Energy, we get an interesting look at Valentino Rossi’s life both inside and outside of racing. The importance of his hometown of Tavullia and his close friends is emphasized. They remain the center of his personal life and business empire. Have a look below: See more […]

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Nicky Hayden Comes Home to Laguna Seca This Weekend

We don’t know how many laps Nicky Hayden has ridden around the Laguna Seca race track here in California, but it has to be an awful lot. When he raced full-time here in the United States as a younger man, he certainly tested at the venue relatively often in addition to racing there. When he […]

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Are Upright Ergos Pushing Cafe Racers Aside?

Just as naked and adventure bikes seem to have pushed sport bikes aside in the production market, more and more customs seem to feature upright ergonomics, as opposed to cafe racer-style clip-ons. Scramblers, Dirt Trackers and simple Standards are found more and more on the pages of Pipeburn and Bike Exif, for example. In the end, […]


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