2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT: A Peerless MOTORcycle

Oct 02, 2020 View Comments by

Presence. It’s a nebulous term not easily or objectively defined, but the new Rocket 3 definitely has it. The motorcycle’s imposing size is only part of what gives it presence. Its rich finish detailing draws eyes closer and makes them linger.

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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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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 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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2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S: A Mount for Life’s Many Roads

Sep 16, 2019 View Comments by

Ducati’s aptly named Multistrada (“many roads”) has significantly upped the definition of the word sport in sport touring. Imbued with the leading-edge performance and sensual styling that has always been the vanguard of the Italian manufacturer, the new 950 S is a highly consummate and sophisticated motorcycle married to practicality. The 950 Multistrada is available […]

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2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

Sep 10, 2019 View Comments by

Since Kawasaki first brought the Versys 1000 to market in 2012, the bike has seen a few changes. With the 2019 SE LT+ model, the Japanese manufacturer is upping the ante across the board, offering improved performance, new suspension, more aggressive styling, and loads of high-tech wizardry. What’s New Electronic throttle valves replace the mechanical […]

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2016 Yamaha XSR900: Two Wheels, Three Cylinders, High Fives!

Nov 29, 2016 View Comments by

With its latest XSR900 model, Yamaha has spawned an exciting sibling from the FZ-09, one with a neo-retro look that’ll make you nostalgic for the ‘70s.

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2016 Ducati Multistrada
 1200 Enduro: On New Terrain

Oct 17, 2016 View Comments by

Somebody said something about a revolution. But revolutions change things radically; Ducati just put a bigger front wheel and a larger tank onto the Multistrada and called it the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. At least that’s what I thought when I heard about the new bike. My expectations were raised when Ducati noted that only experienced […]

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Preview: KTM 1190 Adventure R

Sep 18, 2013 View Comments by

KTM has seriously one-upped its 990 Adventure motorcycle with the latest new model, the 1190 R. Freshly home and dried out from KTM’s press launch, which was held in rainy Steamboat Springs, CO, I’d like to share some impressions. The rest will be featured in an upcoming issue of RoadRUNNER. Significant changes have been made […]

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