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109 New or Updated Motorcycles for 2017 and 2018

Triumph Street Scrambler

Talk about an embarrassment of riches! More than 100 street motorcycles are all-new or significantly updated for the 2017 or 2018 model years. This bumper crop includes bikes from 16 manufacturers in 8 different countries, and the variety in terms of displacement, style, technology and performance is staggering. Here they are, in alphabetical order. 2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Major overhaul ...

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2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S | First Ride Review

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S

When the Ducati Monster M900 was introduced back in 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton lived in the White House, the Internet was in its infancy and Kevin Schwantz battled Wayne Rainey for the 500cc GP title. Miguel Galluzzi’s design, with the tubular-steel trellis frame and air-cooled, desmodromic, 90-degree L-twin hanging out in the breeze for all to see, was simple, ...

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10 Coolest Motorcycles for 2017

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

The 2017 model year will go down as one of the most exciting in motorcycle history. Sneak peeks of 2017 models started in late 2015 and continued steadily throughout 2016, with at least 100 all-new or significantly updated motorcycles announced by 13 different manufacturers—everything from state-of-the-art, high-tech sportbikes to retro-styled bobbers, café racers and scramblers, in all shapes, sizes and ...

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2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera | First Look Review

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Have you ever looked at a MotoGP bike and thought to yourself, “Yeah, I could totally ride that!” Well, then, Ducati has the bike for you: the superlative-laced 1299 Superleggera. It’s hard to know where to begin with a bike like the Superleggera, but we’ll start with two words: carbon fiber. The Superleggera, which means “super lightweight” in Italian, is ...

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2017 Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S | First Look Review

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S

Since the original, iconic M900 was introduced for 1993, Ducati has built Monsters in a wide range of shapes, sizes and power levels. The 2017 Monster lineup includes six models: the all-new, air-cooled 797, the 821 and 821 Stripe, the track-ready, 160-horsepower 1200 R and the updated-for-2017 1200 and 1200 S. Read our 2017 Ducati Monster 797 first look review ...

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2017 Ducati Monster 797 | First Look Review

2017 Ducati Monster 797.

In 1993, Ducati began shipments of a bike that was destined to define the “naked bike” genre: the Monster M900. This simple, air-cooled, trellis-framed, easy-to-ride beast spawned two smaller siblings, the M600 and M750, and these Monsters continue to have a loyal cult following to this day. Fast forward to 2017, and Ducati is introducing the Monster 797, designed to ...

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2017 Ducati Multistrada 950 | First Look Review

2017 Ducati Multistrada 950

Back in 2010, when Ducati transformed the Multistrada from Pierre Terblanche’s ugly duckling into a sharp-beaked, 150-horsepower swan, it injected a healthy dose of performance and technology into the burgeoning adventure bike category. The new Multistrada 1200 introduced the “four bikes in one” concept, with throttle-by-wire enabled riding modes that changed engine output, throttle response, traction control and Öhlins electronic ...

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Ducati Brings Back the SuperSport for 2017 | First Look Review

2017 Ducati SuperSport S

The SuperSport name is an important part of Ducati’s history. As a tribute to the 750cc prototype that won the 1972 Imola 200, Ducati unveiled the 750 SuperSport Desmo at the Milan motorcycle show in November 1973, and the model went into production the following year. It was the first Ducati production motorcycle powered by an L-twin with the desmodromic ...

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The 39 Best Bikes for Smaller Riders (and Budgets)

KTM 390 Duke

You don’t need pavement-buckling torque and shoulder-wrenching power to have fun on two wheels. Among the growing number of female riders (go, girls!), younger folks wanting a fun and economical way to commute to work or school, older riders looking for something smaller and easier to manage, and regular Joes just wanting something fun to ride, demand for smaller machines has prompted ...

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