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Victory Takes Class Wins at Pikes Peak; Kawasaki Fastest Bike (video)
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Don Canet nearly did it. He was second overall, first in class, aboard his electric Victory Empulse RR, while Victory’s gas-powered Project 156 was third overall, again first in class, at last Sunday’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb.  Canet finished just a few seconds behind the fastest motorcycle, a Kawasaki Z1000 piloted by Bruno Langlois. MINNEAPOLIS […]

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Honda Unveils Unexpected CB1100 Concept at Osaka Motorcycle Show (video)
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Honda told us to expect a new “Concept CB Type II” at this week’s Osaka Motorcycle Show, but it wasn’t quite what we anticipated. Rather than the earlier concept with the fairing, discussed on our article last week, the “Type II” is a cafe racer style with Öhlins shocks, gold anodized forks and Brembo brakes. […]

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Bonneville T214 Special Edition Celebrates Triumph’s Land Speed Racing Heritage
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ATLANTA (July 28, 2015) – As Guy Martin and Triumph Motorcycles continue preparations to reclaim the FIM world land speed record, past achievements are saluted with the Triumph Bonneville T214 Special Edition. This bike commemorates Johnny Allen and his record-breaking run of 214.40 mph piloting the Triumph-powered Texas Ceegar streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats […]

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At age 32 Chad Reed Wins Atlanta Supercross (video) – Fifth Different Winner of 2015. Martin takes 250 class.
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ATLANTA (February 21, 2015) – For the first time in the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed won the 450SX Class Main Event at the Georgia Dome in front of 51,023 fans. Reed became the fifth different winner in eight races this season. Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy […]

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2015 Sport Motorcycle Tire Shootout (videos)
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MotoUSA puts 11 sets of the leading sport motorcycle tires to the test during a two-day evaluation at The Fastest Road in the West Willow Springs Raceway. Tires are one of the most important factors when it comes to the handling of your motorcycle. It’s what separates a great ride from just a good ride. […]

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Coma trims deficit to leader by six minutes in Dakar Marathon Stage 7
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Red Bull KTM factory rider Marc Coma had a good day out in the first of two marathon stages at the Dakar 2015 on Sunday, trimming the time deficit between him and overall leader Joan Barreda by half in Stage 7. Coma, a Red Bull athlete who finished a very close in the stage that […]

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Yamaha Unveils 2015 YZF-R3: Goes Big With 321cc Parallel Twin!
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Was it Mike Metzger who coined the phrase “Go big or go home”? Regardless, that seems to be Yamaha’s attitude as it enters the small displacement sportbike category with an all-new R3 featuring a 321 cc parallel twin engine that will likely top the category in terms of power and flexibility. Priced at $4,990, the […]

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New Triumphs and Ducatis Expected at EICMA
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November 4 should be highlighted on your calendar because several interesting new motorcycles will be introduced on that date at the EICMA show in Milan. Perhaps the most anticipated is the street legal version of the Kawasaki H2, already shown in closed-course H2R guise. Perhaps beyond the rumor stage, and closing in on confirmed fact, […]

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2015 Suzuki MotoGP Announcement Video
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Team Suzuki Press Office – October 3. Team Suzuki has posted a new video on site from Tuesday’s Press Conference at the INTERMOT International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair in Cologne. Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Mr. Toshihiro Suzuki, Executive Vice President, joins Suzuki MotoGP Team Manager Davide Brivio to outline Suzuki’s involvement in 2015, its new […]

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Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000 Coming to the USA!
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The perfect motorcycle? It has to be an intricate balance of performance, utility, comfort and value. And if you asked 100 experienced riders what gets closest, a surprising number will tell you the Kawasaki Versys. They aren’t crazy. It’s a righteous mix—good handling, decent wind protection, a surprisingly comfy saddle and riding position, class-leading fuel […]

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Ducati Scrambler Ready for Anything Motorcycle!
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The Ducati Scrambler is finally here with its 803 cc, air-cooled, 75 hp twin pulling the lightweight (375 pounds dry; 410 pounds wet) machine in four available versions, including the Classic, the Icon, the Full Throttle and the Urban Enduro. U.S. pricing starts at just $8,495 for the Icon Red. Here are all the details […]

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2014 MotoGP, Grand Prix of Great Britain – Qualifying
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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo claimed third place on the grid for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone this afternoon following a tense qualifying session that saw teammate Valentino Rossi take sixth on the second row. Lorenzo was clearly eager to start the session as the first rider to line up at the pit […]

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Not Done Yet: KTM’s Thirst for Power 1290 Super Duke R (video)
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Two of the most amazing motorcycles we have tested recently come from KTM, including the 1290 Super Duke R and the 1190 Adventure. Engine performance for both bikes is at the top of their respective classes. The Super Duke R, for instance, brings a new level of engine performance to the production Naked category. So […]

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We Try the Skully AR-1 Motorcycle Helmet
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The AR-1 will use a camera and a heads-up display to show riders what’s behind them, and it could do so much more. We were recently invited to experience some gear we’ve been looking forward to for months—and what could be the most anticipated motorcycle helmet ever produced—the Sully AR-1. Skully is an augmented reality […]

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