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Ricky Carmichael Working With Triumph to Develop Dirt Bike Models

If you wondered why PIERER Mobility Group added Gas Gas to its group of dirt bike brands (which already included KTM and Husqvarna) in 2019, the reason might have been made a bit clearer by a recent announcement from Triumph. Triumph is pursuing the development of motocross and enduro models with the help of the […]

KTM Announces Limited Edition, Track-Only RC 8C Sport Bike

It has been a while since KTM offered a larger displacement sport bike, but earlier today it announced the RC 8C track-only sport bike powered by the 889cc twin found in the 890 Duke R. This is a very high-end machine that will retail for $38,999. The components, as you might expect, are top drawer […]

The Year of Jubilee, Episode 3, Focuses on GNCC Racing and 8-Time Champ Kailub Russell

The final episode of the Year of Jubilee video series that we first brought to your attention 3 months ago may be the best. With the same superb photography and story telling as the earlier episodes, this time we get a close-up look at Kailub Russell and the GNCC series he dominated with 8 championships […]

New Harley-Davidson Sportster S Unlike Any Sportster Before It

Featuring a version of the Revolution Max 1250cc v-twin first introduced in the Pan America 1250, the new Sportster S unveiled by Harley-Davidson today is a modern, high-tech interpretation of the Harley icon. About the only things familiar are the feet-forward ergonomics. With a claimed 121 horsepower, the new Sportster S should leave its ancestors […]

BMW Announces CE 04 Electric Scooter

BMW is bringing a new electric scooter to the U.S. during the first quarter of 2022. Priced at $11,795, the CE 04 will have an estimated range of 80 miles and a top speed of 75 mph courtesy of a 42 horsepower motor. Here are the details from the BMW press release and video: Woodcliff […]

MotoGP Cancels Phillip Island Round, Makes Other Calendar Changes for Remainder of Year

We have lost track of the number of times the MotoGP calendar has changed for 2021 (maybe you are keeping count … we are not). Nevertheless, at the outset of the summer break before racing resumes in August, we thought MD should bring you up to date on the change just made yesterday by the […]

The New “Aliens” of MotoGP – The Young Riders Separating Themselves From the Pack

Every rider who makes it to the MotoGP level is exceptional. MotoGP is the pinnacle of the sport of motorcycle roadracing. Nevertheless, certain riders separate themselves and achieve status above the others. More than a decade ago, the term “aliens” was used to describe the MotoGP elite. At one point, you could expect that a […]

Yamaha and Viñales Agree to Early Termination of Contract; Viñales to Land at Aprilia … or Ducati?

In the following press release, Yamaha and Maverick Viñales announced that they will be parting ways at the end of this year – ending Viñales’ MotoGP contract with Yamaha one year early. Maverick Viñales is an extremely talented rider who has struggled, at times, with wildly inconsistent results while at Yamaha. Viñales has 9 MotoGP […]

Assen MotoGP Results

The classic Assen TT was held earlier today and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) captured his fourth MotoGP victory on the year. Quartararo took several laps to work his way around early leader Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati), but then immediately established a pace that no one else could match, resulting in a gap of several seconds to second […]

Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Team Signs 3-Year Deal With Ducati to Compete in MotoGP Beginning Next Year

With Saudi Arabia’s Aramco as the title sponsor, Valentino Rossi will contest the 2022 MotoGP championship as a team owner. The Aramco Racing Team VR46 will run Ducati motorcycles with Valentino’s younger brother Luca Marini already slotted in as one of the two team riders. Valentino might take the other slot himself, although this decision […]

Garrett Gerloff to Replace Injured Morbidelli at Assen MotoGP

Yamaha WSB pilot Garrett Gerloff has been called up this weekend to race in the Assen MotoGP in place of the injured Franco Morbidelli. Morbidelli injured his knee during training at Valentino Rossi’s ranch Tuesday. We are not aware of the prognosis for when Morbidelli will return. Gerloff won two MotoAmerica Supersport championships before entering […]

Revolution Max 1250 Will be Featured in New Harley-Davidson Model Launched on July 13

The Revolution Max 1250cc v-twin housed in the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 impressed MD, both with its peak power and torque as well as its smoothness. On July 13, Harley-Davidson will announce another new model powered by this same engine. Pictured is the teaser photo provided by Harley, which looks very much like the Custom […]

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