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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

At the root of every good marriage is a strong partnership – and the bond between Keith Hale and his 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport is nothing short of heart-warming.  According to a report from MotorcyclistOnline, San Francisco-based artist Keith Hale purchased the Ducati from Jack’s Motorcycles in Fresno, California, at the green age of …

The last week of March 2021 saw Triumph Hinckley announce ‘phase 2’ of their hush hush, cloak and dagger, top secret electric bike project. And unlike some other manufacturers who will remain nameless, it doesn’t seem to be all blue sky, smoke and mirrors. So should you get all excited and start selling your hard-mined …

The 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100 Goes from the Dealer to the Track in One Easy Step Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 RSV4 Factory 1100 is Aprilia’s top-of-the-line superbike, as close to a race bike as a consumer can buy. A new double-fairing design eliminates the need for external winglets …

The 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Brings the MotoGP Experience to the Streets Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 RSV4 is the less expensive version of the RSV4 Factory, and nearly the same as the Factory to boot. The new double-fairing design shared by the RSV4 bikes eliminates the need for external winglets …

The 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Alpine: The Latest Special Edition Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Alpine is an extremely limited edition motorcycle that celebrates the return of a classic French racing company to the modern roadway. Much like how much of the Italian manufacturer’s history …

The 2021 Honda CBR600RR Finally Gets Rider Modes Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 CBR600RR by Honda Motorcycles only be coming to the US for 2021 as far as North America is concerned. The 2021 Honda lineup is fortunate enough to have the CBR600RR continue as its competitors are starting to …

The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR Puts Control First Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 CBR1000RR by Honda Motorcycles is making a debut in the US for 2021 as far as North America is concerned and will not be sold in Canada. The 2021 Honda lineup considers the CBR1000RR as an alternative option …

The 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE: Supercharged Hypernaked With Extra Sauce Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Boy, what a predicament the engineers found themselves in when looking at the 2021 Kawasaki lineup, they just had to add a little extra sauce somewhere. That “somewhere” was the all-new for 2021 Z H2 SE. …

The 2021 Kawasaki Z H2: Supercharged Hypernaked Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The world of Hypernaked motorcycles has typically belonged to just a select small group of manufacturers. The Japanese-made, Kawasaki Z H2 is a sniper shot at that group. Honestly, it’s dead on the mark. Since blowing the collective minds of …

2021 Yamaha YZF-R3: The R1’s Younger Sibling Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R3 is a modern entry-level sport, Japanese-made motorcycle, being introduced only in 2015. With power coming in at approximately 50 HP from the 320cc inline twin lightweight aluminum engine, the R3 is more than capable of hard acceleration, …

2021 Yamaha YZF-R1 Represents the Best of the Best Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Yamaha YZF-R1 is still considered, despite its nearly 23-year-old history, as one of the greatest Japanese supersports to ever hit the market. Continuing on from the 2020 model, the 2021 R1 has only had a few minor …

The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R: Farewell To The King Of Speed? Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R might just be the final performance from Kawasaki Motorcycle’s King of Speed. Not able to meet Euro 5 compliance in the current form the beloved Japanese-made legend has not had any …

The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR: Ultra Exclusive Team Green Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR is all-new for 2021. This race-ready variant is Kawasaki Motorcycle’s entry into the ultra-exclusive Japanese-made literbike club. Fans of Team Green and Jonathan Rea can experience for themselves how it might feel to …

The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS: A Championship Pedigree Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS is all-new for 2021, that is what it takes for this Japanese-made literbike to stay on top. For six consecutive years, Kawasaki has won both riders’ and manufacturers’ titles in the Superbike …

The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R: A middleweight legend Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is one of the few remaining 600cc Super-Sport bikes. Unchanged since a makeover in 2019, the Japanese-made middleweight remains one of the last true inline-4 600cc crotch rockets. The Ninja ZX-6R is simply a …

Supercharged Sport Touring: The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX+ SE Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links It just makes sense. When you are the Japanese brand with a 2021 lineup full of performance bikes, of course you are the manufacturer with the most ferocious sport-touring bike available! Being part of the Japanese-made Ninja …

When too much is just right: The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2 Carbon Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links There is absolutely no point in trying to explain why anyone needs so much power, but Kawasaki fully understands, we just do. Thankfully we have this Japanese-made, alien-styled supersport street beast to fill …

The 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a Track Day Weapon Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Japanese-made 2021 Ninja H2R is Kawasaki’s version of bringing out the bigger hammer. Powered by a Supercharged, 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke DOHC 16-valve In-line four-cylinder engine, the flagship model for Kawasaki puts out a mind-blowing 310 [email protected]

There has been much hype leading up to the release of Suzuki’s new Hayabusa. Today, Suzuki has announced the legend’s comeback in the form of a 22-minute video released on YouTube.  The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa has received many updates and the most obvious being its design. Suzuki’s new design is said to have “one of …

Aggressive and Agile: The 2021 BMW S 1000 RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The BMW S 1000 RR is a European-made high-performance sports bike. The S 1000 RR is a regular feature of the BMW range, and once again, it’s set to be one of the most exciting models in the …

BMW’s First “M” Motorcycle: The 2021 M 1000 RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 BMW M 1000 RR is one of the most advanced European-made motorcycles available and the most exciting model in the 2021 BMW range. It’s a premium spec sports bike, and the first two-wheeler to have the …

From the moment humans figured out how to derive power from gasoline and build machines to move us about, we had one question: how fast is it? Going fast, being fast, finding ways to get faster, this is how we measure superiority. For me when it comes to motorcycles, I divide fast into quickest A …

The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R is the Pinnacle of the GSX-R Lineup Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links   The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R sits atop the throne as the most powerful supersport motorcycle Suzuki produces in its GSX-R lineup. The bike dwarfs its younger brother, the GSX-R750, producing an extra 50 horsepower taking the …

The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R750 Is the Perfect Mid-Size Bike Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Suzuki Motorcycles has had a very long history with the GSX-R750, beginning its production in 1985 as the first modern replica Japanese race bike that consumers could buy for the streets. Originally designed for the 750cc class of …

The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R600 Is A Track Day Monster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 600cc class of motorcycles will always have extreme popularity due to it being a middle ground for beginners and experts to meet when deciding on which motorcycle they should be buying for the racetrack. The Japanese-made GSX-R600 …

Riding a motorcycle means something different to anyone that rides. Some ride to relax. Some ride because of the freedom it makes them feel. Some ride as a primary means of commuting. However, there is that subset of riders that ride for the adrenaline. The riders that want to redline at 16,500 RPM, that want …

Aprilia’s New Sports Concept: The 2020 Aprilia RS 660 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia’s new middle-weight super sport machine has got everyone talking. Over the years, Aprilia has earned a reputation for small-capacity racing mastery, thanks to the success of their RS125 and RS250 sports machines. The brand has also stamped …

The End Of An Era: The Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The aptly named 1299 Panigale R Final Edition is Ducati’s final farewell model that celebrates the end of an era. It’s the last outing for Ducati’s largest displacement twin-cylinder Superquadro engine since the top-tier Panigale …