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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 Yamaha FZ-09 | First Look Review

2017 Yamaha FZ-09 in Candy Red

Yamaha unveiled two new 2017 models at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Florida—an update to its popular FZ-09 and an all-new YZF-R6 supersport. See and read about the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 Calling its new FZ-09 “version 2.0,” Yamaha gave the affordable, sporty naked bike more aggressive bodywork with dual LED headlights similar to the FZ-10, new radiator ...

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 | First Look Review (VIDEO)

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Team Yamaha Blue

After teasing a new supersport model reveal with two “R World” videos, Yamaha’s global unveil of its all-new 2017 YZF-R6 took place at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Florida, on October 13, 2016. Watch the video below to see it in action. A chip off the R1 block, the middleweight R6 has new, more aerodynamic bodywork with ...

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VIDEO: Yamaha “R World” Teaser for October 13 Reveal

Yamaha R World 2

Yamaha has released another “R World” teaser video for a yet-to-be-announced sportbike model, which will be revealed on October 13 at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Florida. Watch the first “R World” video The 30-second video, which shows a rider in leathers flogging a sportbike on a race track to the soundtrack of a high-revving engine, flashes ...

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BMW Updates its S 1000 Lineup for 2017 | First Look Review

2017 BMW S 1000 R, S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR

Since it debuted for 2010, BMW’s S 1000 in-line four-cylinder platform has developed a reputation for serious horsepower, cutting-edge electronics and premium features. Read our 2010 BMW S 1000 RR review review The S 1000 lineup includes three models—the S 1000 RR supersport, the S 1000 R roadster and the S 1000 XR adventure sport. Read our 2015 BMW S ...

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2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z | First Look Review

Suzuki has updated its GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z naked sportbikes for 2018, making them Euro4 compliant and adding traction control and optional ABS.

Thanks to Europe’s stringent Euro4 regulations that take effect for 2017, California riders can now own Suzuki’s GSX-S750 naked bike. When it was introduced for 2016, it was offered only as a 49-state model because it didn’t comply with California emissions laws. Here’s the deal: Like all vehicle manufacturers interested in tapping the lucrative European market, Suzuki had to update ...

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Aprilia Updates RSV4 and Tuono for 2017 | First Look Review

2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Aprilia has updated its RSV4 sportbike and Tuono V4 1100 streetfighter models for 2017. They are now Euro4 compliant and feature improved suspension and brakes (including cornering ABS) as well as an updated Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) electronics package. The new APRC suite of electronic rider aids includes the following: ATC (Aprilia Traction Control) is adjustable on the fly ...

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000/ABS and GSX-R1000R ABS | First Look Review

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS

Suzuki is back as a serious contender in the sportbike game. The all-new GSX-R1000 for 2017 confirms that. Factor in Suzuki’s commitment to MotoGP and Superbike racing, and it feels like old times for Suzuki’s loyal contingent of sportbike riders everywhere. Three models will be offered—GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000 ABS and GSX-R1000R ABS—featuring an all-new engine and chassis. Much of the technology ...

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP | First Look Review

2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP

Honda’s flagship sportbike, the CBR1000RR SP, has undergone a major redesign for 2017, resulting in 10 more horsepower, a 33-pound weight reduction and a 14-percent improvement in power-to-weight. The new model also honors the 25th anniversary of the liter-class CBR line, which was introduced in 1992 with the first CBR900RR and evolved over the years according to a holistic “Total ...

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