Triumph Motorcycles made noise in 2019 after taking over official engine supplier duties (from Honda) in the Moto2 World Championship. To commemorate this milestone, Triumph has manufactured a street-legal Moto2 sportbike replica with its carbon fiber-clad Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition ($17,500)... Find out more: https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2021-triumph-daytona-moto2-765-limited-edition-mc-commute-review/ Photography/video/edit: Adam Waheed
Yamaha was the first Japanese sportbike to go head to head against its European rivals in the realm of high-end carbon fiber-clad limited-edition superbikes with its original YZF-R1M. Fast-forward to today and the Tuning Fork brand continues to offer something special with its 2021 YZF-R1M ($26,099)... Find out more: https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2021-yamaha-yzf-r1m-mc-commute-review Photography: Jeff Allen Video/edit: Adam Waheed
Yamaha’s always driven a hard bargain with its FZ turned MT-09 naked bike. But with the third-iteration, the Tuning Fork triple really hits its stride. Featuring extra power, electronics, sport handling, and overall refinement, the 2021 MT-09 ($9,399) is a middleweight-plus-size street bike that you should consider riding… Find out more: https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2021-yamaha-mt-09-mc-commute-review/ Photography: Joseph Agustin Video/edit: Adam Waheed
Triple-cylinder naked bikes are one of the most entertaining street bike categories. Featuring a slim cockpit with gobs of front wheel lifting torque, sweet-sounding motorcycles like Yamaha’s MT-09 (Masters of Torque) make everyday a joy ride. This year, the Tuning Fork marque adds sport to the equation with its 2021 MT-09 ($9,399). The I3 Yammie adopts the current (2015-2021) YZF-R1 electronics package along with a sharper powertrain and chassis that boosts its attitude… Find out more: https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/yamaha-builds-a-better-triumph-2021-mt-09-review/ Photography: Joseph Agustin Video/edit: Ray Gauger Media, Inc.
In Southern California winter means one thing: dirt bikes. Enter Honda’s loveable 2021 CRF250RX ($8.399). Introduced a couple of years ago, the RX is a friendlier, but still competition specification dirt bike for off-road riders that want one bike that can tackle a variety of terrain. It’s positioned above air-cooled trail bikes like the CRF250F ($4,699) and adjacent to Big Red’s CRF250R ($7,999) motocrosser… Find out more: https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews2021-honda-crf250rx-mc-commute-review Photography/video/edit: Adam Waheed
The modern-day superbike segment has become increasingly track focused within recent years. Nearly every manufacturer with skin in the game has created a homologation-special model built to push the envelope of production-level performance on the racetrack. The 2021 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is Honda’s latest entry into the category. While built to conquer World Superbike competition, each of these machines are deemed road legal and available to purchase by the average consumer. And we’ve got a commute to the Motorcyclist offices to do. So why not let the Fireblade loose on public roads? Find out more: https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/reviews/2021-honda-cbr1000rr-r-fireblade-sp-mc-commute-second-review/ Videography/edit: Bert Beltran Photography: Honda