MotoMojo: Performance Upgrades

Nov 17, 2016 View Comments by

With the plethora of motorcycle styles and 
models available, for many two-wheel enthusiasts OEM motorcycles still merely serve as a starting 
point for building a unique machine. Given the performance-centric modifications in this 
MotoMojo, results are most useful for track 
riding. Depending on your motorcycle, usable street performance can also be improved. Air Filter and […]

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2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R: More Power, Less Weight

Sep 19, 2015 View Comments by

Ducati’s Latest Naked Bike – The open class naked bike segment has exploded over the past few years with a plethora of new models boasting potent combinations of power and performance, with that all-important upright seating position. Ducati’s entries into this competitive arena, the Monster 1200 and 1200 S, have mostly played second fiddle to […]

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Touring Tip: Motorcycle Performance Metrics

Jul 10, 2015 View Comments by

Part 2: Which Performance Parameters are Important for Touring Motorcycles? –  You can check out Part 1 here. My trusty 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650, which had around 43 brake horsepower and 38 lb-ft of torque, was generally an adequate (if not very exciting) all-around touring bike, at least if I was riding solo. After adding […]

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Interview with Chad Dappert of All Seasons Electric Vehicles

Jan 05, 2015 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists have come to realize that electric bikes are destined to be a part of the future of motorcycling. Companies like Zero and Brammo have been selling battery-powered bikes for several years now, and consumers may believe that one of these bikes is their only option if they want to leave gasoline behind. There […]

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Review: Michelin Pilot Road 4

Aug 11, 2014 View Comments by

Michelin has introduced a slew of new motorcycle tires during the last couple of years. I recently had a chance to try out the new Pilot Road 4 radial sport-touring tires that are designed to improve upon the outgoing Pilot Road 3. Pilot Road 4 employs Michelin’s X-Sipe Technology (XST) in the tread design. Sipes […]

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Two (Wheels) are Better than One: Christini All Wheel Drive Motorcycles

Jul 08, 2014 View Comments by

In case you’re unfamiliar with Christini, they are to motorcycles what Subaru is to cars, well, sort of. Like Subaru automobiles, all Christini motorcycles are all-wheel drive. The company got its start designing all-wheel drive mountain bikes back in the 90s before building the first AWD motorcycle in 2002. The first production Christini AWD bike […]

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Review: Akrapovic Slip-On Exhaust for BMW F 800 GS Adventure

Jun 22, 2014 View Comments by

Although not a fan of loud pipes, I do know that a less restrictive aftermarket exhaust system can boost engine performance, reduce weight, improve bike aesthetics, and produce greater aural satisfaction for riders. For me, a virile exhaust note from an internal combustion motorcycle engine is a key contributor to a pleasurable riding experience. Although […]

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Lotus C-01: A Limited Production Superbike

Feb 22, 2014 View Comments by

Lotus is not famous for making motorcycles, in fact they’ve never made one before, but the small British company is well known for their lightweight, great handling sports cars. For the past two years, however, they’ve been working on this, the C-01, and it promises to be quite the performer. The bike is a joint […]

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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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2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Three Wheels Across America

Feb 18, 2013 View Comments by

Bombardier Recreational Products recently loaned us two of their top-of-the-line Can-Am touring models and a trailer for an exhaustive cross-country test. 
Starting in St. Louis, MO, we followed the Lewis and Clark Trail more than 3,000 miles to Oregon’s Pacific Coast. In addition to fluctuations in weather and 
topography, we experienced a wide variety of […]

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