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Japanese Manufacturers Form Association to Research/Develop Hydrogen Engines

There are many technical challenges to the use of hydrogen as a power source for vehicles, including both automobiles and motorcycles. The Japanese are not giving up on this approach, however. In the automobile world, Toyota seems committed to mainstreaming hydrogen vehicles. It already has several thousand hydrogen fuel-cell powered Mirai models on the road. […]

Le Mans MotoGP Results

Just as Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) appeared to be pulling away from his competitors in the MotoGP championship, a disastrous day at Le Mans sees his lead cut to a single point over today’s race winner Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati). A collision early in the race between Bagnaia and Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) ended the race for both […]

Le Mans MotoGP Sprint Results

Jorge Martin (Ducati) rode to a convincing win in the MotoGP Sprint Race earlier today at Le Mans. Brad Binder (KTM) charged from a poor grid position to finish second, ahead of Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) who dropped from pole position to third place at the flag. Stay tuned for MD’s report on the full Sunday […]

BMW Introduces R 18 Roctane 

The latest member of the R 18 family was introduced by BMW earlier today. The R 18 Roctane is, according to BMW, “a cruiser, a bagger, and everything in-between.” This new model gets a 21″ front wheel, 18″ rear and mid-rise handlebars. Starting price is under $19,000, and includes paint-matched hard side cases. Considering the […]

Jerez MotoGP Race Results

Following yesterday’s Sprint race, the same three riders visited the podium today after the full-distance event. The finishing order was slightly different, however, with Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) picking up the win today ahead of second place Brad Binder (KTM) and third place Jack Miller (KTM). The KTMs look awfully good now … with Pecco the […]

Jerez MotoGP Sprint Results

The half-distance MotoGP Sprint race was held earlier today at Jerez. KTM shined by capturing three of the top six positions, including the win. Brad Binder (KTM) followed teammate Jack Miller before taking the lead with a few laps remaining. Binder held on to win, while Miller was relegated to third place after being passed […]

First Tests of 2023 KTM 890 SMT Appear on YouTube

First riding impressions of the new KTM 890 SMT are rolling in from Sardinia. Below is a report from 1000PS. The narrator’s voice is a bit deadpan, but there is lots of interesting information, including a very positive conclusion of the versatility of the bike and its use for everything from commuting and touring to […]

Incredible Custom Work by Cafe Racer Garage Turns 40-Year-Old Honda CX500 Into Cool Scrambler

The Honda CX500 debuted in the late 70s and was manufactured into the early 1980s. Featuring a 497cc transversely-mounted v-twin making 50 horsepower, it would eventually develop somewhat of a cult following. Although there are plenty of customs featuring a CX500 engine, we were really struck when we saw the video below where Cafe Racer […]

KTM Introduces 890 SMT (But Not For U.S. Market This Year)

The last line in the following press release brings disappointment to North American riders. The exciting new KTM 890 SMT will be available this month in Europe and other markets … but not in the U.S. Featuring the fantastic 889cc parallel twin found in several other KTM models, and here tuned for 105 horsepower, the […]

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