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No Intermot or EICMA I recently reported on the fact that BMW would not attend Intermot or EICMA due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now KTM and all of the brands that fall under the KTM umbrella will not be at those shows either. In fact, the company will withdrawal from all global trade shows for …

Marquez and the Fireblade While the Coronavirus has messed up a lot of what’s going on in the world and caused millions of people to shelter inside their homes, Honda is keeping on keeping on. The company recently released a very entertaining video of Marc Marquez riding the CBR1000RR-R around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for …

Rumors for Your Quarantine The new rumor circulating is that a Honda CBR600RR-R could be coming in 2021. The Japanese publication Young Machine was the first major publication to report on the rumor and then Asphalt & Rubber and some other publications picked up the story. The rumor is that the company will reveal a …

What You Get When You Cross an Africa Twin With a PCX Scooters have never been a big favorite in the U.S. They’ve always played second fiddle to motorcycles, and are even sometimes looked on with disdain from motorcycle riders. This is, of course, silly of anyone who rides, and the Honda ADV150 is here …

The Bikes To Come After the Bronx and Pan America Harley-Davidson filed designs with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for two more unique models recently. The designs were spotted by Motorcycle.com. They both use the liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine that is in the Pan America and Bronx. The first design is a cafe racer. …

Coming This Spring There were rumors of an 890 Duke R, but now KTM has announced the motorcycle as a part of its lineup. It will come in the spring of this year. The motorcycle will come with an $11,699 price tag. That’s the starting price for the bike. I’m sure you’ll be able to …

Rent it Through the HondaGO Service The Honda CBR1000RR-R looks like a killer bike and it will come out in 2021. However, if you just can’t wait any longer before you get on one, then you have one option. You can go to Japan and rent one through HondaGO, a rental service at participating Honda …

A Great-Looking Motorcycle Honda held a virtual motorcycle show, giving people a look at its lineup and some future bikes for the brand. One of the motorcycles it showcased was the Honda CB-F Concept motorcycle. The bike was planned to be revealed at the 38th Osaka Motorcycle Show, but that was canceled due to the …

For 2017 or Later Touring Models Harley-Davidson recently announced the new Screamin’ Eagle products for your 2017 and later HD touring models. These High-flow exhaust kits, performance cams, Screaming Eagle engine and comprehensive line of upgrades are designed to make your Harley even more bad-ass than it currently is. Here’s a look at what’s available. …

Following Harley’s Example Just like other motorcycle manufacturers around the world, American ones are now shutting down. Harley-Davidson shut down about a week ago and now Indian has followed suit. According to RideApart, Polaris, the company that owns Indian Motorcycle, confirmed it will temporarily shut down two oversea facilities and five U.S.-based facilities. This includes …

He Also Won the Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec is killing it right now. Recently, he rode his Monster Energy Honda Team CRF450 to a win at the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally, according to CycleNews. He was able to edge out second-place rider, Skyler Howes, in a close battle. For those unfamiliar with the race, The …

A Cub for the Trails I’ve reported on the 2021 Honda CT125 that has been in the works a few times now. Honda made the bike official. The motorcycle gets a new name, too. It’s called the CT125 Hunter Cub. It has only been announced for the Japanese market at this time, but I would …

The Maxi-Scooter for Long Distances Maxi-scooters are ready for more than just city streets. While most people think of smaller, city-bound machines when they think of scooters, there are larger machines built for touring, and the 2020 Honda Forza 300 is just that. Honda revealed a new version of its Forza 300 recently and the …

Hear from Ducati Engineers and Technicians Ducati sent out a press release that let us know on Wednesday 25 at 5:30 pm UK time that the company will host a live stream with their engineers, designers, and technicians. The folks on the live stream are the people behind the new Streetfighter V4. This live stream …

Make Your Harley Stand Out If there’s one thing that Harley guys like to do it’s to customize their bikes to make them more enjoyable and stand out from the crowd. Harley-Davidson knows this and because of that, it has decided to put out a slew of new parts in 2020 for customizing all sorts …

A New Mystery Model From RE Royal Enfield will reveal a new model in April, and that model has been called the J1D. It will certainly get another name, but it’s unclear what that name will be. The company has trademarked the names Flying Flea and Roadster, so it could be one of those, but …

Watch and Listen The Kawasaki ZX-25R is a new model from the company, and it’s one of the most interesting. The bike is a 250cc sportbike but it’s a four-cylinder inline engine. The tiny four pot’s cylinders get 62.5cc of displacement each. That’s like four little scooter engines working together. Yes, please. The motorcycle engine …

2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 is a limited edition motorcycle, with a run of 765 units, that celebrates the return of Triumph to international motorcycle competition as the exclusive engine supplier for the FIM Moto2 Championship, the feeder series of MotoGP. …

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Bobber TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Bonneville Bobber, the TFC will make 87 HP and 81 lbs-ft of torque from its 1200cc liquid cooled …

Scrambling to a Win Ducati’s Scrambler Desert Sled is a killer bike, even off-road. This was put on display at the Mint 400 in the Hooligan Open Class. Ducati partnered with Fasthouse to make this happen. The bikes were ridden by Jordan Graham and Ricky Diaz. There was a third Ducati Scrambler in the race …

More Shutdowns Yamaha is far from the first company to shut down production facilities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, but it likely won’t be the last. According to MoreBikes, the company has suspended production at two of its facilities. The first is in Italy and the second is in France. Production at the …

Reorganizing Production Lines Things are getting serious with Coronavirus now. Several brands have shut down facilities, races have been canceled, and now Ducati has announced it will shut its production facilities until March 25 for about a week to implement safety measures. The company noted that all support services will remain in action. The company …

Stupid Power The Suzuki Hayabusa is known for being a super-fast machine, and one that some love and others don’t. The motorcycle you see above is one that’s hard not to like. It’s a World Land Speed Record holder. It was engineered by Mick Ellis of BDR Performance and it is for sale, according to …

Fixing Some Minor Issues The Honda Gold Wing is one of the best motorcycles ever made, and the most modern iteration of the bike is the best it has ever been with more technology and creature comforts than ever before. It’s a killer touring bike with a top-notch infotainment system. The infotainment system and GPS …

COVID-19 Shutting Things Down The motorcycle industry is just as susceptible to global crises as any other industry. According to RideApart, KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas, and Moto Morini all suspended production recently due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has taken the world by storm. The number of cases of the virus has only increased in recent …

The name Honda has been synonymous with motorcycles since 1948 when Honda Soichiro formalized the Honda Technical Research Institute into the Honda Motor Company. The very first motorcycle Honda made in 1949 was technically a motorized bicycle, the Honda Type A, with the second model, the Type D, becoming the first true Honda motorcycle with …

The 125 We All Need Honda’s Mini-Moto lineup is getting pretty awesome. The company has the Grom, Monkey, Super Cub and now the CT125. The company showed off a concept of the bike not long ago, and now Motorcycle.com has spotted some design filings that show the production version of the motorcycle. As expected, it …

Looks Finished If you’re anxiously awaiting the new V4 Multistrada from Ducati, then I have good news! Sorry, it’s not quite ready yet, but the bike was spotted out testing, according to MoreBikes. The motorcycle honestly looks more or less finished. The bike that was spotted was wearing a camo wrap to hide the specifics, …

Whiskey and Bikes Indian Motorcycle announced its fifth collaboration motorcycle with the whiskey maker Jack Daniels. The company will reveal a new limited-edition motorcycle at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. It is unclear exactly what the new bike will be but some teaser images released by the company showcase some specifics. The …

It Bruises so to Speak Yamaha is looking straight to science fiction for this latest patent spotted by MoreBikes. The company has a carbon fiber framed motorcycle that can detect any time the bike is damaged. MoreBikes says the bike essentially bruises. This can be helpful for identifying where, how, and if the damage is …

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Rocket 3 R, the TFC will make 180 HP and 165 lbs-ft of torque from its …

2020 Triumph Thruxton TFC Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Triumph Thruxton TFC is a limited edition Triumph Factory Classic motorcycle, as only 750 will ever be made. Based on the standard 2020 Thruxton R, the TFC has a liquid-cooled 270 degree crank 1200cc parallel twin that puts out 109 HP …

One of the Best Harleys Ever Harley-Davidson will likely be extra motivated for the American Flat Track racing season in 2020. It’s the 50th anniversary of the legendary XR750. In 1970, the company changed dirt track racing with the introduction of the XR750 flat tracker. The bike replaced the KR and went on to be …

2020 Rocket 3 GT & R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Rocket 3 GT and Rocket 3 R both share the same engine, a 2,458cc inline triple that produces 165 HP and 163 lbs-ft of torque. Both motorcycles also both use the same 6-speed transmission that is hydraulically assisted due …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Roadmaster Elite is Indian’s top of the line touring motorcycle. As with all Roadmaster models, the Elite is powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin with 126 lbs-ft of torque, but on the Elite, it has special red highlights hand-painted on. …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Roadmaster is a touring motorcycle that has been honed to perfection through years of evolution and development. Powered by a Thunder Stroke 116 engine, there is more than enough torque at 126 lbs-ft to be able to conquer any highway, interstate, …

2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite is, quite simply, the best Chieftain you can get. No compromises, no corners cut, no detail to minute. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin, the Elite has 126 lbs-ft of torque and isn’t afraid to use every …

2020 Indian Challenger Limited Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Challenger Limited is the top of the line spec for the Challenger lineup. Sharing with both other models, the Limited is powered by the same 1,770 cc, liquid-cooled 60-degree v-twin PowerPlus engine developing 122 HP and 128 lbs-ft of torque. …

2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse brings the attitude packed alongside all the amenities of the Roadmaster. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin, the Dark Horse has the same 126 lbs-ft of torque, but a more rowdy exhaust note. Standard amenities …

The Affordable Scout Bobber Not long ago, I reported on the fact that Indian would have a new and more affordable Scout Bobber in 2020. Now the company has officially unveiled that motorcycle, and as expected, it looks pretty good. Basically, this bike takes the Scout Sixty engine and makeup and then makes it a …