Blog Section: Motorcycles

2020 BMW F 900 R/XR: Not-So-Identical Twins

Aug 05, 2020 View Comments by

Since the introduction of its first motorbike, the R32 in 1923, BMW has been known for designing and manufacturing quality machines. With the extremely popular GS being its core business, in November the brand unveiled a pair of new middleweight street machines, the F 900 R and the F 900 XR. The models are designed […]

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Indian Motorcycle Features Apple CarPlay in its 2020 Lineup

Aug 01, 2020 View Comments by

Good news for Apple and Indian Motorcycle fans! Models in Indian’s 2020 lineup that are equipped with the company’s Ride Command system are now fully integrated with Apple CarPlay. This includes the Chieftain, Roadmaster, and the Challenger. Designed to enrich the riding experience, this integration supports an optional Bluetooth headset and allows riders to send […]

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2021 KTM 450 Rally Replica: The Tough Just Got Tougher

Jul 29, 2020 View Comments by

Have you ever wished you could own a fierce, two-wheeled machine designed to tackle infamous races like the Dakar Rally?  Well, you’re in luck. Whether you’re a seasoned or aspiring racer, or just want some glorious decor for your garage (imagine the bragging rights!), with KTM’s 450 Rally Replica you now have your chance—albeit a […]

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2020 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701: Elemental Sports Roadster Gold

Jul 27, 2020 View Comments by

The Svartpilen 701 reminds me of a childhood friend. Jimmy was a likable boy who always pushed the limits of what was typically deemed reasonable. He had a circle of friends who admired his carefree and adventurous attitude, even if he was pretty rough around the edges. Jimmy was eminently lovable and a source of […]

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2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Jun 30, 2020 View Comments by

The Ninja 1000 has been one of the best values in the high-performance sport-touring class since it was introduced in 2014. But what it wasn’t, especially relative to the latest offerings from Europe, was sophisticated. Revisions for 2017 included monoblock brake calipers and an inertial measurement unit for uprated traction and braking safety controls, bringing […]

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2020 CSC Motorcycles RX4

Jun 05, 2020 View Comments by

Everyone needs a getaway vehicle at the ready. For an ever-increasing number of motorcyclists, that vehicle is an ADV bike. Stereotypical adventure-touring rigs are tall and heavy. Speaking directly to those looking for a smaller, lighter, cheaper getaway vehicle, CSC calls the 450-pound, $4,995 RX4 “your adventure within reach.” The 450cc RX4 was developed by […]

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2020 Yamaha MT-03: Revving for Your Youth

May 26, 2020 View Comments by

Our senior readers (ahem—no offense) will recall the thrills Yamaha delivered in small displacement motorcycles through the late ’70s and into the ’80s. Lightweight twins were quickly tweaked, raced, and became a key part of our culture. In fact, the new 2020 Yamaha MT-03 harks back to the thrills of the RD series of motorcycles, […]

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2020 KTM SX-E 5: Introducing Kids to Motorcycles

May 22, 2020 View Comments by

KTM’s new SX-E 5 is a handy way to share the love of two wheels with the next generation—using electricity. The concept is to bring in people who might not otherwise be into motorcycling by making the user experience less intimidating and more accessible. The electric minibike boasts power similar to KTM’s two-stroke 50 SX […]

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2020 Suzuki Katana: Retro Literbike Wins on Style

Apr 23, 2020 View Comments by

I was predisposed to like this bike, as I fondly remember the edgy original Katana, a groundbreaking design that stunned the moto world in 1982. That first model is one of the most memorable motorcycles of the last four decades. There’s a reborn Katana for 2020, and there’s much to appreciate about this new one.

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Pure Riding Fun on Royal Enfields: The Simple Life

Apr 21, 2020 View Comments by

We get lots of bikes at the office, both big and small, but there’s something unique about these … maybe it’s their styling or their simplicity—but they remind us of the bikes we grew up on. Here’s a few videos and tour articles that take you along for the ride, plus a couple riding tests […]

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KTM North America Announces Early Availability for the 890 Duke R

Mar 30, 2020 View Comments by

Big news for KTM fans! KTM just announced the early availability of the KTM 890 DUKE R, which was unveiled at EICMA in Milan, Italy last November. This special “R” model was originally planned for North American release in the Fall of 2020 as a 2021 model but due to market response and demand, KTM […]

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Motorcycle Videos For Inspiration and Entertainment

Mar 26, 2020 View Comments by

While we might be practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t still go out and enjoy a nice ride! In fact, motorcycling is scientifically proven to be good for the mind and body. But when you are spending time inside, we have an excellent collection of tour videos to help supplement your appetite for […]

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Can-Am Refreshes Spyder RT for 2020

Mar 16, 2020 View Comments by

Can-Am has introduced an updated version of its Spyder RT, what it describes as the ultimate luxury-touring road-trip vehicle, which now offers enhanced comfort and additional convenience items. In addition to its new contemporary appearance with LED headlights for enhanced visibility, the Spyder RT features a redesigned cockpit with a new 7.8-inch color LCD instrument […]

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2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Lineup

Mar 04, 2020 View Comments by

If you’re looking for the highest-end traditional American motorcycle, you’ll be shopping in Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations aisle. Since it was launched in 1999, the CVO lineup has offered features, finishes, and paintwork unavailable on “lesser” Harleys. For 2020, the CVO line consists of three models, all of which are powered by the CVO-exclusive 117-cubic-inch […]

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2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Hipsters Rejoice!

Feb 26, 2020 View Comments by

Motorcycles have improved by leaps and bounds in the last 50-plus years, with electronic fuel injection, anti-lock braking systems, adjustable suspension, disk brakes, and more. Technology doesn’t come cheap, however. Fast-forward to the present and every coffee-sniffing, pant-rolling, pipe-smoking hipster is scouring Craigslist for a used twin to complete their look. Yet only with luck […]

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