Yamaha FZ-03 Coming for 2016?

Aug 30, 2015 View Comments by

New Naked R3- In the July/August ’15 issue we reviewed Yamaha’s YZF-R3 sportbike and found a lot to like about the small machine. However, as touring motorcyclists, we’re almost always more interested in naked machines as they tend to be more comfortable and practical for long distance riding than their sportier cousins. Recently photos appeared […]

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2016 Honda RC213V-S: MotoGP for the Street

Jun 15, 2015 View Comments by

Say Hello to Marc Marquez’s Daily Ride – If you’re one of the lucky few who don’t have to ask how much things cost because you know you can afford it, you still may want to pop the question before signing any paperwork pertaining to this Honda. That’s because the RC213V-S is so closely related […]

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Kawasaki’s Ninja Turns 30

May 11, 2014 View Comments by

It’s hard to believe that it has been 30 years since Kawasaki’s quintessential sportbike came on the scene, but here we are. The first motorcycle to bear the Ninja name was the revolutionary GPZ900 (or simply Ninja 900), which featured the world’s first 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four cylinder motorcycle engine. The Ninja also claimed the […]

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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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Recall Issued for Suzuki GSX-R Models

Oct 25, 2013 View Comments by

A massive recall possibly affecting over 200,000 Suzuki GSX-R sportbikes has surfaced. The motorcycles affected are 2004-13 GSX-R 600s and GSX-R 750s and 2005-13 GSX-R 1000s. The issue arises when the owner neglects to change his or her brake fluid. The combination of old brake fluid and corrosion on the piston inside the front master […]

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Ducati Unveils New 899 Panigale

Sep 11, 2013 View Comments by

Ducati’s formidable 1199 Panigale just became a big brother. At the VW group night just prior to the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Ducati announced the new 899 Panigale, calling it a “super-mid” edition of the range topping 1199. The new bike is powered by an 899cc 90-degree Superquadro V-twin pumping out a […]

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2014 Yamaha FJR 1300ES

Sep 10, 2013 View Comments by

Slowly but surely the venerable FJR is climbing the technological ladder that’s usually dominated by European machines. For 2014 Yamaha’s sport-touring bike gets electronically adjustable suspension as well as this lovely candy red color. The new suspension offers quickly switchable preload settings for single rider, single rider with luggage, two-up, and two-up with luggage. There […]

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Motus MST and MST-R: The New American Sportbikes

Aug 28, 2012 View Comments by

Birmingham, AL based Motus Motorcycles is now taking reservations for its MST and MST-R sport-touring bikes. Based around a 1650cc V-4 nicknamed the “baby block”, the MST and MST-R are equipped with 165 and 185 horsepower respectively, according to Motus. The MST’s also feature a host of top-shelf performance parts from their Öhlins suspension to […]

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