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Word is out that Honda’s daredevil racer is officially back in business – and as of last Monday, Marc Márquez has received a clear bill of health from his doctors Since the end of last season, Márquez has been battling what was diagnosed later as diplopia – a nasty case of double vision. Naturally, the …

What do you do with an A2 license, loads of time on your hands, and an itch to travel? Break a record, apparently – and although MCN tells us the record is still being verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, the mid-pandemic feat itself is impressive, to say the least. The report tells …

We’ve just had word (and evidence of proof) that Kawasaki’s long-anticipated Ninja ZX-4R is really happening – and who knows, maybe we’ll see it in the West.  This new beastie will purportedly share a similar high-revving engine as Kawi’s ZX-25R – a 250cc, four-cylinder bike from which the ZX-4R will also likely glean the “vast …

Slovenia And Back on a Ducati SuperSport S I’ll admit, I was stoked to be given this interview. I knew Maja Kenney as a lively, fresh personality on her social media feed but had never met the woman face-to-face.  Believe me, then, when I say that I left the chat grinning and with my fingers …

Word on the streets is that Honda’s been cooking something up for the adventure bike sector – and with trademarks for the Transalp being renewed all over the globe, we’ll be curious to see which direction the company heads.  Our report today comes from CycleWorld’s article stating that “Honda applied for the Transalp trademark in …

Word is that Marc Marquez’s brother, Alex Marquez, digs the new prototype that HRC’s been working on – and with both brothers experiencing a score of falls due to the previous bike’s incompatibility, we’re eager to see what the new machine brings to the track.  We cite the ‘2021 falls list’ available from a report …

Muc-Off, a retail store dedicated to “being active – whether it’s on a mountain, trail or at the skate park”, has just announced that they will be the official 2022 co-title sponsor for Muc-Off FXR ClubMX – and the AMA Supercross team is more than a little jazzed about the arrangement. The press release tells …

We’ve just had word that Five-time AMA Supercross champion and seven-time AMA Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael will be in the house for 2022’s AIMExpo – and he’s scheduled to be a keynote speaker of the event.  The news comes from a press release from AIMExpo, along with the heads-up that the iconic man will be …

Triumph’s designer for the new 2022 Tiger 1200 – a superb gent by the name of Rodolfo Frascoli – has just undergone an interview with Italian media outlet Motociclismo – and we get a sneak peek of what goes on in the lab when creating a top-notch Triumph machine.  RideApart is right – with the …

So you’re a budget biker.  You’ve gotten yourself a decent motorcycle – perhaps a solid Kawi Ninja 650 or a Honda CB500F – you’ve fixed it up yourself, scrounged the aftermarket for new parts, and made a hooning machine your ancestors would be proud of.  Still, every money-modest motorcyclist has the ultimate dreamboat kicking around …

Team Red has just had a special guest take a rip on their Panigale V2, and thanks to the support of Ducati North America, the founder of ARCH Motorcycles apparently had a sweet time on the twisties.  Our (roughly translated) source comes from D1SoftBallNews, along with the update that Keanu Reeves’s track day was a …

KTM’s full-beef 1290 Super Adventure S & 1290 Super Adventure R duo are finally headed to the Americas – and this year’s updates in electronics have given both machines a bit of extra independence.  The report from Ultimate Motorcycling states that both machines are set to arrive in the US by 2022, with this model …

Ducati’s New Queen of the Desert is ‘Born to Enhance Adventure’ Team Red has just released the climax of their 2022 World Premiere – and the Desert X has been tested by none other than 5-time Enduro World Champion Antoine Meo.  Let’s get into it.  As we expected, the new 2022 Ducati DesertX carries the …

Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility, formerly known as the Shuttle Landing Facility, is one of the longest runways in the world.  Its 30-year property agreement with NASA means that the facility has seen some brilliant machines rocket down the straightaway – and as of November 23rd, we can add ‘record-breaking electric speed demon’ to …

The Queen of Supersport Gets A New Software System Ducati has given us an updated track beast to reckon with – and they promise the ride will not only be more accessible and intuitive for all levels but will boast better lap times.  Featuring “the most significant development since its inception,” Ducati’s 2022 Panigale V4 …

Hang on to your Tilly hats; MV Agusta’s just dropped a couple of new adventure-tourers – and one of them is their teeniest bopper yet.  Well, not that teeny…  The ‘bopper’ in question is Agusta’s own Lucky Explorer 5.5 – a punchy adventure-tourer sporting 554cc from its DOHC parallel-Twin engine, inspired by the Italian Cagiva Elefant, …

With the release of the narrow and nimble YZF-R7 this previous summer (a sibling to Yamaha’s MT-07), rumors began to circulate of another in line for the showroom floor – and word is that Yamaha’s about to putter down to the next puppy in the MT line (the MT-09) and release a similar full-fairinged fledgling …

Our favorite helmet-based safety technology company has just announced a partnership with Carey Hart – a freestyle motocross pioneer, former championship-winning race team owner, and prominent industry businessman known for being the first motorcyclist to perform a backflip on a 250cc motorcycle.  The press release states that Hart will “serve as a safety ambassador for …

Husqvarna Motorcycles has finally dropped their long-anticipated adventure bike – and the Judging by RoadRacingWorld’s report, the Swedish manufacturer has just created the perfect middle-class motorcycle for their adventure sector.    The Husqvarna Norden 901 was first peeked at EICMA’s 2019 Show, with the machine’s purported nimbleness, capability, and ruggedness appealing to riders worldwide. Inspired by …

Lean, Mean, and On The Move Buell is back – and as of today, they’ve just released their Hammerhead 1190 to the masses.  When we last covered this story, the American manufacturer was resurrecting back into the market with a supersport called the ‘Hammerhead,’ with the promise of 10 bikes by 2024. “We start with the …

I love old bikes, but man do I ever get enthralled when new models come out. What has changed? What new rider aids have been dreamed up? More power, less weight, give me all the details! This “best of” list tackles bikes from the 2010s, and wow was this hard to narrow down. I shall …

The 2000s were a great decade for me in many ways, but they totally sucked from a motorcycle ownership perspective. I was working hard to ensure food was on the table for my two young sons, and I had to get my riding fix by borrowing my brother’s Gixxer or my father’s Goldwing. Still, there …

When Honda confirmed their first adventure scooter (the X-ADV) and debuted it at the City Adventure Concept at the 2015 Milan show, there were a few giggles.  After all, why swing a leg over a scooter for a rugged ride when you could have access to an adventure motorcycle with better specs and an all-around …

Heads up – Benelli’s got a new bun in the oven, and we’ve just had word that it’s a larger adventure bike that’s been type-approved in China. The leak – according to a recent report from CycleWorld – comes with a bit of confusion.  Benelli has indeed been working on an adventure bike to work …

It’s been a hot minute since we covered McQueen’s last beastie to go on auction – a gorgeous Husqvarna Viking 360 that sold for a whopping $204,000 at Rob Myers (RM) Sotheby’s – an auction house specializing in rare antique, classic, and sports and racing automobiles since 1979. Now, the same name to let go …

The results of the Rallye du Maroc (Moroccan Rally) are in, and the Monster Energy Honda Team has scooped up a pretty victory with Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla aboard the Honda CRF450 RALLY.  Morocco’s first rally-raid was founded in 1982 as the Paris-Agadir, with the present day’s event directed by professional Enduro and Rally Raid …

Kawasaki has been busy. On top of announcing that they will be releasing a slew of bikes on November 23rd of this year (with the updated MotoCross range released May fourth of 2022), Team Green has just given us an upgraded version of their championship-proven KX™450 platform – the MotoCross flagship of Kawasaki’s lineup -, and it’s …

Like many teenagers in 1980s Australia, I was a willing participant in the Japanese rotary-engined street racer phase that swept the country at the time. Hell, there was even a magazine called Fast Fours & Rotaries that sold here like hotcakes. But for me, the whole thing crystallized when my mate Daryl rolled up in …

Starting next year, the FIM Supersport World Championship will be adding more models to the list of homologated motorcycles that participate in the championship. The Supersport class has acted as the official support race to WorldSBK since 1999, but the changing landscape of the middle-weight segment has prompted Dorna and the FIA to make some …

Hot on the heels of the 2022 KTM 450 SMR comes the release of its younger sibling to the dual-sport world. Meet the updated 2022 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory Edition – it’s torquey, it’s got a fresh outfit, and it’s got a list of updated specs as long as my arm proving the beastie is …

KTM’s just revealed their updated 2022 450 SMR – and this beastie is ready to roar for the SuperMoto world.  Based on the SX-F motocrosser, the KTM SMR’s compact, single overhead camshaft engine is purportedly blessed with 63 pretty ponies, as well as a generous handful of torque that shows off the power band curve …

Well, KTM certainly didn’t take long to unveil the whole kit and caboodle, now, did they? Welcome to the 2022 KTM RC Range – where racing DNA meets the street in a lethal package of lighter, faster, more efficient machines designed to handle like a breeze, feel like a dream, sound like a song…  Yadda …

Five days ago, a man named Robbie Maddison completed an intercontinental trip from Europe to Asia, on his motorcycle. Best part, he was able to complete the performance in just under a minute flat – and did I mention the trip was on water? The MotoCross legend and James Bond stunt double had been training for …

Yep, you heard us right.  According to a report from The Daytona Beach News-Journal, the proposed NASCAR motorcycle race would be provided to the masses in a three-day event, held by the largest historic racing group in North America  – the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA).  The plot planned for the event?  An open, …

1969 BSA A65 1969 BSA A65 Lightning 1969 BSA A65 LIGHTNING The 650 Lightning was BSA’s top-line bike, and meant to do battle with the market-dominating Triumph Bonneville and had twin carbs just like the Bonnie. The ’69 Lightning was certainly fast enough and handled well. It just never had the styling to compete with …

1969 TRIUMPH TR6 BY THE NUMBERS For the first time ever, a Triumph TR6 was called a “Tiger”. In fact the entire 1969 Triumph TR6 model lineup were all Triumph Tigers & would remain so for the rest of its life. Interestingly however, Triumph workers at the Meriden factory continued to refer to the TR6 …

2004 CRF230F ENGINE Engine Type 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Bore and Stroke 65.5mm x 66.2mm Compression Ratio 9.0:1 Valve Train SOHC; two-valve Fuel Delivery 26mm piston-valve Ignition CDI DRIVETRAIN Transmission Six-speed Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front Suspension 37mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.5-inch travel Rear Suspension Pro-Link Showa single-shock …

1961 MATCHLESS G80 TYPHOON BACKGROUND Parent-company AMC knew how to build big singles. Despite now having a nice lineup of vertical twins, the real money was made selling Matchless and AJS singles. For Matchless, the top of the heap was the 500cc G80, and the best of those was the Typhoon. The AJS version was …

The 1945 BSA M20 was the last year of production during World War 2 and and just a part of BSA’s massive wartime contribution to Britain’s war effort. 1937 was its first year of production that would last until the late 1950s. Designed to be simple, rugged and reliable, the WM20 was a side-valve (flathead) …

1970 Triumph Daytona 500 1970 TRIUMPH DAYTONA – WHAT’S IN A NAME? Triumph derived the name of this bike from Buddy Elmore’s win at the 1966 Daytona 200 at Daytona Beach FL riding a Triumph T100T Tiger 500 twin. It was Triumph’s first-ever Daytona victory, with an average speed of 96.6 mph. By 1967, it …