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2017 BMW R nineT and R nineT Urban G/S | First Look Review

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When BMW released the original R nineT in 2014, it represented a major shift in BMW’s approach, and proved to be a genre-bending—and very popular—bike. It was also revealed that there would be ten variations of the R nineT, and so far we’ve seen four: the Scrambler, Racer, Pure and the original Roadster. Read our Road Test Review of the ...

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2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R and 390 Duke | First Look Review

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM’s lineup of naked Duke models have represented the sharp, orange edge of hooliganism since the first Duke 620 appeared in 1994. For 2017, KTM has announced updates to its 390 Duke and fire-breathing 1290 Super Duke R that focus on power, handling and aggressive good looks. 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R The 1290 Super Duke R was already ...

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2017 BMW F 800 R & F 800 GT | First Look Review

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BMW’s F 800 R and F 800 GT have proven popular with smaller riders, and for 2017 both models are receiving updates and new color options. Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of ride-by-wire, which enables riding modes. Rain and Road riding modes will come as standard on both models, while Dynamic ride mode will be equipped as an ...

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2017 BMW R 1200 GS Updates & New Style Packages

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BMW’s iconic GS marque has spent 35 years perfecting the combination of touring and off-road capability, and the latest liquid-cooled R 1200 GS is arguably the best one yet. For 2017, BMW has announced some significant updates to its R 1200 GS, with an eye on the many ways its customers use the bike. Read our Snapshot Comparo of the ...

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2017 BMW K 1600 GTL | First Look Review

2017 BMW K 1600 GTL

At last month’s Intermot show in Germany, BMW Motorrad announced updates to its 6-cylinder sport tourer, the K 1600 GT. And at BMW’s Vision Next 100 event in Los Angeles, it unveiled a new spin-off model, the blacked-out K 1600 B bagger. Read our 2017 BMW K 1600 GT first look review Read our 2017 BMW K 1600 B first ...

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2017 BMW G 310 GS | First Look Review

2017 BMW G 310 GS

Last year, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, BMW Motorrad unveiled the G 310 R, the company’s first sub-500cc roadster model. It was developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad and is built in India by TVS Motor Company. Read our 2017 BMW G 310 R first look review At this year’s EICMA show, BMW announced a second small-displacement model, ...

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2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 and Shiver 900 | First Look Review

2017 Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900

At the Intermot show in Germany last month, Aprilia announced updated versions of its RSV4 sportbike and Tuono V4 1100 streetfighter models for 2017. Now, at the EICMA show in Italy, Aprilia has announced updated versions of its Dorsoduro and Shiver models. Read our 2017 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 1100 first look review Read our 2016 Aprilia Shiver 750 ...

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2017 Honda CRF250L Rally | First Look Review

2017 Honda CRF250L Rally

Honda today unveiled a new adventure-focused model, the 2017 CRF250L Rally. Inspired by the factory CRF450 Rally machine raced in the Dakar by Team HRC and based on the standard CRF250L (which has also been updated for the new model year), the CRF250L Rally has long-travel suspension, large-disc ABS brakes, good weather protection and an impressive cruising range. Read our ...

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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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