First Glance: Yamaha FZ-09 (with video)

Nov 14, 2013 View Comments by

When it was announced earlier this year the Yamaha FZ-09 promised high performance at an extremely reasonable price. We were finally able to get a closer look at this stunning new naked bike a few weeks ago at the AIMExpo in Orlando. Yamaha’s GM of Communications, Bob Starr, gave us a rundown of the FZ’s […]

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2014 BMW S 1000 R: The New Roadster King?

Nov 13, 2013 View Comments by

The BMW S 1000 RR sportbike has certainly made a name for itself since its introduction in 2008. The German challenger in a market segment traditionally dominated by the Japanese and Italians has established itself as one of (if not the) best all around liter-bikes available. It’s no surprise, then, that BMW would come up […]

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You Can Take it With You. All of it, With the Skully P-1 Helmet with Heads Up Display

Nov 09, 2013 View Comments by

There used to be a time when we thought of motorcycles as escape vehicles from the hum drum of the same old everyday. And indeed, some of us still view them that way. But modern life is finding ever more insidious ways to embed itself into our escapes, from Bluetooth headsets and GPS navigation to […]

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Triumph Announces Updates to 2014 Cruiser Lineup

Nov 08, 2013 View Comments by

You hadn’t forgotten that Triumph makes cruisers had you? Well, just in case you needed a reminder the British company has released a plethora of updates to the line for 2014. Thunderbird LT and Commander The most extensive refresh goes to the Thunderbird LT and Thunderbird Commander, which receive an all-new chassis. The revisions move […]

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2014 Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S

Nov 07, 2013 View Comments by

At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Ducati will debut the latest chapter in the monster saga, the 1200. The new range-topping Monster features a 1,198cc Testastretta L-twin engine producing a stout 135 horsepower and 87 pound feet of torque. Taking it up a notch, the 1200 S (with gold front forks) adds another 10 […]

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MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Nov 06, 2013 View Comments by

For motorcycle manufacturers the formula for making a sport-touring machine usually goes something like this: 1. Take the biggest and most powerful engine in your inventory and stuff it into a moderately sporty chassis. 2. Add a windscreen, some hard bags, and a few creature comforts. 3. Slap on a hefty price tag and call […]

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2014 BMW R 1200 RT: Now with Liquid Cooling!

Nov 06, 2013 View Comments by

For 2014 BMW’s new water-boxer engine has found its way into the RT. Just like on the GS, the motor puts out a healthy 125 horsepower and 92 pound feet of torque. Unlike its adventurous cousin, however, the RT gets a beefed up crankshaft and alternator. The increased reciprocating mass enhances the engine’s smoothness and […]

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2014 Harley-Davidson Street 500 and Street 750: Liquid Cooling and Smaller Engines

Nov 05, 2013 View Comments by

In a dramatic follow up to last summer’s Project Rushmore, Harley-Davidson has unveiled two additions to their Dark Custom lineup aimed at young, urban riders. The Street 750 and Street 500 represent the first all new platform from the Motor Company in more than a decade. Powering the bikes are Harley’s new Revolution X liquid […]

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2014 Honda CTX1300: A New Cruiser Choice

Nov 05, 2013 View Comments by

There hasn’t been a lot of sleep had over at Honda HQ in Tokyo. Big Red has rolled out an impressive array of models in the last year and with the announcement of the new CTX1300, they show no signs of letting up. With the CTX700 series, Honda signaled its move toward affordable, easy to […]

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More from the AIMExpo in Orlando

Oct 19, 2013 View Comments by

We first reported on the new V-Strom 1000  here, but we got our first look at the AIMExpo this week, check it out in the video below.     Moto Machines offers Hepco & Becker’s full line of motorcycle luggage, with storage solutions for virtually every motorcycle made. Take a look with the video below. […]

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2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Oct 13, 2013 View Comments by

Well we knew it was coming and now it’s here. With the introduction of the new air/water cooled R 1200 GS earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before BMW’s big-bore enduro got the Adventure treatment. The 2014 Adventure starts out with the same air/water cooled 1,170cc boxer twin, six-speed transmission, and […]

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Preview

Oct 11, 2013 View Comments by

With some skillful and well-chosen changes, Kawasaki has transformed the sporty 1000cc Ninja into a high performance sport-touring model that’s both good-looking and very capable. It didn’t hurt that the new Ninja version’s press launch was held in conjunction with the World Superbike races at California’s Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Kawi’s top rider, Tom Sykes, […]

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Triumph Updates Classic Model Range

Oct 06, 2013 View Comments by

Even bikes that look old can use a few updates once in a while! Such is the case with Triumph’s ever-popular Classic line-up. Here’s a quick run-down of the 2014 model year changes: Bonneville: The foundation for the Triumph classics gets new silencers to let the 865cc twin clear its throat a bit better. The […]

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2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R: The Beast

Oct 01, 2013 View Comments by

This morning KTM released production version photos and specs of the much anticipated (and basically insane) 1290 Super Duke R (first reported on here), which looks to be the fastest and most powerful naked bike in the world (only the Aprilia Tuono V4R comes close, on paper at least). This beast is powered by a […]

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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

Sep 25, 2013 View Comments by

There are certainly many members of our motorcycle touring community who swear by Suzuki’s little wonder-bike, the DL650 V-Strom. For some reason, however, the 650’s big brother, the V-Strom DL1000, has never enjoyed the same level of popularity. With the 2014 version, Suzuki aims to change that. We don’t have all the details on the […]

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