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Honda CRF450L Supermoto Conversion: MD Ride Review

When we tested Honda’s recently introduced CRF450L dual sport we were particularly impressed by the engine power. Surprised even. Honda likes to keep things quiet, and err on the side of reliability when it comes to performance tuning of a street-legal model. Nevertheless, the CRF450L rips for a single cylinder of its displacement. We mused […]

Johann Zarco Confirms Ducati Deal to Race Next Year for Avintia Satellite Team

The Roman poet Virgil said “fortune favors the brave” … and so it is with Johann Zarco. The 29-year-old Zarco voluntarily walked away from a multi-million dollar KTM factory ride last year, leaving himself unemployed and with dim prospects for the 2020 MotoGP season. Zarco is telling the French press that he has a deal […]

Triumph Introduces New Tiger 900 Models

Triumph has replaced its middleweight Tiger models with the all-new Tiger 900 series. Still featuring inline triples, the new bikes get a displacement bump to 888cc with 10% more torque (and the same 94 HP peak). Triumph talks about a new 1-3-2 cylinder firing order improving engine response and rider control. There are a total […]

Marquez Shoulder Surgery “Successful”

As we reported earlier this week, Marc Marquez decided to undergo surgery on his right shoulder after suffering a recent dislocation at the Jerez MotoGP test. That surgery was completed on Wednesday of this week in Spain, and was declared “successful” by his employer Honda. Immediately after the surgery, Marquez posted the picture above on […]

Marquez to Undergo Surgery on Right Shoulder

It was just about this time last year that MD reported on major surgery on the left shoulder of MotoGP champ Marc Marquez. Well, following completion of the Jerez MotoGP test earlier today, Honda has confirmed that the young superstar will undergo surgery this week on his RIGHT shoulder. Damage to the right shoulder of […]

Avintia Ducati Terminates Relationship with Karel Abraham, Reportedly to Make Room for Johann Zarco

Avintia Ducati has terminated its relationship with rider Karel Abraham, leaving a MotoGP grid position open for the possible signing of Johann Zarco. After terminating his relationship with KTM last year, Zarco was contracted for a short, three-race guest ride aboard a satellite Honda that ended when he crashed out of the season finale last […]

Repsol Honda Becomes Team Marquez as Alex Joins Older Brother for 2020 MotoGP Season

Honda moved quickly to fill the vacancy at the factory Repsol MotoGP team after Jorge Lorenzo announced his retirement last Thursday. 23-year-old Alex Marquez, now a double World champion, will join older brother Marc next year at the factory MotoGP squad on a one-year contract. Marc, of course, is an 8-time World champion who continues […]

Valencia MotoGP Results

World champion Marc Marquez (Honda) won his 12th race of the year at the final event on the 2019 calendar, the Valencia MotoGP. Marquez passed early leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and then managed his gap the remainder of the race to take the win ahead of Quartararo in second and Jack Miller (Ducati) in third. […]

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