Blog Section: Motorcycles

2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

Sep 24, 2018 View Comments by

In 1972, Kawasaki set the pace for performance when it introduced the H2, a 750cc, 60-hp, two-stroke bullet that notoriously earned its “Widow Maker” nickname. The age of the Hyperbike is still upon us, and Kawasaki’s new H2 touring motorcycle, based on that simple ’70s two-stroke, hits the highways with 200 hp, saddlebags, a supercharger, […]

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2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure S

Sep 13, 2018 View Comments by

Both of these adventurers suffer from an enviable identity crisis. Either one can roam into the other’s terrain and feel quite at home. The crossover gap between the two machines widens in direct proportion to the difficulty of the terrain. The KTM 1090 Adventure R Wants to be a Dirt Bike.

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Indian Motorcycle Confirms FTR 1200 Production, Announces Sweepstakes

Sep 05, 2018 View Comments by

At the Wheels & Waves festival in France, Indian Motorcycle confirmed that an FTR 1200, inspired by the company’s flat track racers, will go into production. The announcement comes after months of speculation about a street version of Indian’s FTR750 flat track racer, which has been winning in the American Flat Track series since its […]

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Honda to Bring Monkey and Super Cub C125 to U.S.

Aug 31, 2018 View Comments by

American Honda has announced that the Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models will be made available in the U.S. Both are reminiscent of Honda’s iconic previous models such as the Mini Trail, Z50, and more-recent Grom. Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications, said, “We’re continuing the tradition of offering American customers […]

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Kawasaki’s Retro Z900RS

Aug 24, 2018 View Comments by

Yogi Berra once said: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Perhaps he was right. With the ‘old is new’ Z900RS, Kawasaki is building one of the most “authentic” retro bikes out there, paying homage to the original Z1, while unobtrusively incorporating modern technology and features. The 2018 Z900RS features a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve […]

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The 2018 Star Venture: Tradition Meets the Future

Jul 23, 2018 View Comments by

2018 will be remembered as the year Yamaha unveiled a new range of luxury touring in the form of the Star Venture. The bike is a deliberate cross between tradition and modernity with an alluring mix of big bore V-twin character augmented with the latest in technical gadgetry. And the open road virtually calls one […]

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Electric Bike Comparison: Going Gasless

Jul 19, 2018 View Comments by

“You Brake, You Lose.” Or do you? Taken with a grain of salt, this phrase becomes more meaningful when the subject turns to electric motorcycles. While the energy created by conventional brakes is lost in the form of heat at the disc, it is used to reclaim energy to charge the battery in electric vehicles, […]

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2018 Triumph Speedmaster: A New Kind of Old School

Jul 18, 2018 View Comments by

The Speedmaster of old was originally launched in 2002 and powered by a 790cc air-cooled twin. This year, the newly redesigned bike has gotten a complete makeover, at the heart of which is a massive 1200cc liquid-cooled powerplant. At first sight, the bike appears as a custom “one-off “cruiser with its fat rear tire, low, […]

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Rise of the Retros: What’s Old is New

Jul 17, 2018 View Comments by

It’s no secret that the influx of vintage-styled motorcycles making their way to U.S. shores has increased over the past few years. Undoubtedly, Triumph paved the way for this invasion back in 2001, when the manufacturer re-introduced the legendary Bonneville. Interestingly, Kawasaki brought the W650 to North America two years prior and met with little […]

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Husqvarna Motorcycles Unveil New 2019 Husqvarna FS 450

Jul 10, 2018 View Comments by

Husqvarna Motorcycles just announced the introduction of the 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 – a new supermoto offering both professional and amateur competitors a machine that features the highest levels of technology available in the supermoto segment today. Sharing the innovative technological evolutions featured in the 2019 FC 450 motocross model, the all-new FS 450 is […]

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2018 Special Promotion by Harley-Davidson

Jun 21, 2018 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson® Freedom Promise: Buy a New or Used Street® or Sportster® and When You Trade-it in Within a Year of Riding, the Company Will Honor Your Purchase Price MILWAUKEE (June 20, 2018) – This summer it’s never been easier to own an original Harley-Davidson® Freedom Machine. Take advantage of the Freedom Promise at a […]

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Yamaha Announces 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT

Jun 07, 2018 View Comments by

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today announced price and availability information for the versatile 2019 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT Sport Touring motorcycles that were introduced in November. 2019 Tracer 900 Set to replace the company’s existing FJ-09 model for 2019, the Tracer 900 features several updates and refinements while continuing to offer performance, versatility […]

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2018 Yamaha Star Eluder: Eluding Convention

Jun 05, 2018 View Comments by

The allure of escape has always been synonymous with motorcycles. The appointed destination of any trip often holds less importance than the act of traveling the roads between points A and B. A motorcycle will do that to you. If your own particular escape entails long-haul touring—especially that which falls under the heading “transcontinental”—Yamaha has […]

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2018 Kawasaki H2SX/SE and Z900RS

Apr 10, 2018 View Comments by

    You’ve gotta hand it to Kawasaki. In the midst of a lot of industry handwringing over declining sales and questions about how to draw new riders to the fold, Kawasaki used the IMS show in NYC to double down on their bread and butter: fast bikes. They had four new models to show […]

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2018 KYMCO Xciting 400i ABS Riding Test

Apr 03, 2018 View Comments by

Small displacement two-wheelers are the preferred method of transportation in most cities around the globe, except here. Wide lanes and no particular shortage of space, along with certain perceptions about scooters have kept them off our roads to a large extent. Bigger is not always better, however, and the updated Xciting proves it.

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