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Top ten technical leaps forward - page two

<b>8: Alloy beam frames</b><p>For the vast majority of the history of motorcycling, steel perimeter frames were the norm. But the switch to aluminium beams, at …

How Much Power Does The 2018 Yamaha YZ450FX Make?

The Yamaha YZ450FX was introduced in 2016 and is based on the previous-generation (2014 to 2017) YZ450F motocross bike, seeing as the 2018 YZ450F is …

Caterham Brutus 750 Motorcycle

From the same guys who brought us some of the most fun track-day cars in recent memory, comes their first entry into the two-wheeled market, the …

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Dual-Sport/Adventure Motorcycles

Riders possessing the exploration gene require a motorcycle capable of venturing off the beaten path. Dual-sport bikes are often road-legal versions …

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Bleak future for Japanese motorcycles?

Since the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles have dominated the market, but times are tough and the four companies are changing their outlook for the future.<p>…

Does Ducati's Mechanical Claim To Fame Live Up To The Hype?

<b>Ever since humans</b> invented internal combustion, opening and closing the valves to the combustion chamber has been a problem. The way they dance …

The 22 Best Adventure Bikes to Buy Now

Motorcycle manufacturers are embracing the adventure bike genre by building a steed for every need — from road-biased rides to full-blown …

2017 Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Safety Recall

Harley-Davidson has issued a Safety Recall notice for certain 2017 Touring models that have an oil cooler. You can check your VIN to see if your bike …

Twin Power Rear Chain Conversion Kit

With the popularity of today’s high horsepower and large cubic inch engines, superchargers, turbochargers and more, the stock rear drive belt can …

2017 Aprilia Tuono 1100 RR and Aprilia Tuono 1100 Factory Review

As far as we here at <i>MO</i> are concerned, 2016 will be remembered as a particularly exceptional vintage for <b>Aprilia</b>. The RSV4 arrived with newfound power …

VW Might Sell Ducati As Dieselgate Chips Away At Its Brand Empire: Report

Volkswagen could be considering selling Ducati in the wake of its very screwed up and very expensive Dieselgate scandal.<p>The news comes via <i>Reuters</i>, …

Five Motorcycle Glove Options for the Road-Loving Rider

Alpinestars Highlands<p><b>ADV and More</b><br>While designed with the adventure rider in mind, the <b>Alpinestars Highlands</b> offer style and broad-use versatility. A …

Harley-Davidson Sales Are Falling Again

<b>Harley-Davidson</b> (NYSE: HOG) is resuming its losing ways. After it managed to sell exactly 33 more motorcycles in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2016 than it had the year before, snapping a two-year losing streak in the process, the big bike maker picked up where it left off in the first …

Get Your Hands On An Early Suzuki GSX-R While You Still Can

The GSX-R 750 was a revolutionary motorcycle when Suzuki introduced Japan’s first race replica in 1985. It was lightweight, air-oil cooled and fast …

Rider Saves It By Refusing To Let Go

Moto3 rider Nakarin Atiratphuvapat had one incredible save during this morning’s support race for the MotoGP of the Americas. The man simply refused …

Wall Street Takes Harley-Davidson to the Woodshed: What You Need to Know

<i>Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...</i><p>It's earnings season on Wall Street, …

Take yourself away this summer on these top-value tourers

<b>Forget EasyJet and take a two-wheeled trip with one of these cut-price tourers</b><p>If your idea of an all-inclusive package deal is a two-week trip to the …

Kuryakyn Releases New Harley-Davidson Trailer Hitch

Sometimes, the luggage needed for a trip may exceed the space provided by your Harley-Davidson’s panniers and top box, especially if you’re traveling …

Yamaha recalls triples over loose bars

Yamaha is issuing a worldwide recall on several three-cylinder models over an issue with the lower handlebar possibly becoming loose.<p>The stud bolt …

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Norton Gets £3 Million to Increase V4 Production

If you have had your eye on a Norton V4 superbike recently, you might not have to wait as long for it to arrive, as the British marque has secured £3 …

Without a Motorcycle in Kandahar, ‘You Are Like a Prisoner’

This city lives on its motorcycles.<p>Here in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the brief minute stopped at the light is often intimate. A man reaches back to make sure the groceries he tied to the rear rack don’t fall. A child wrapped around his father’s waist adjusts his falling sandal. A woman fixes her …

KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R Motorcycle Takes Naked to a New Level

The 177 hp machine features the most powerful LC8 engine KTM has given a bike of its kind…<p>Much like ballet’s Mikhail Baryshnikov and basketball’s …

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First Ride Review: 2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer

“The customers asked for it, so we built it.” That’s what Ducati claim with respect to their latest Scrambler Café Racer model, which taps into the …

First ride: Kawasaki Z900

What is it?<p>In brief, it is one step short of Kawasaki’s litre-class naked bike. The Z900 slots into the space previously occupied by the Z800. Only …

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart III Tires | Review

If you enjoy sport touring as much as we do, then you’re probably as demanding as we are when it comes to tires. We want sportbike levels of grip on …

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Motorcycle sales crash in first quarter

Australian motorcycle sales have hit their first downturn in several years with a massive 13.4% decline to 21,794 in the first quarter of 2017.<p>Road …

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2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Review: Form Over Function

Speak two-wheel Americana, and focus will quickly shift to Harley-Davidson. The brand surfaced in 1903, and had its part in history in every decade …

2017 KTM 390 Duke Review

2017 KTM 390 Duke<p><b>Editor Score: …

SpeedMob Announces 2017 Price Reduction on All Arrow Exhausts

<i>Who doesn’t like lower prices?</i><p><b>Begin Press Release:</b><p>Price Reduction on All Arrow Exhausts from SpeedMob<p><b>SpeedMob announces new lower pricing on Arrow</b> …