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2017 BMW G 310 R – First Look Review

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The ranks of globally-focused, small-displacement sportbikes continues to grow, with BMW announcing the all-new G 310 R, the company’s first sub-500cc roadster model. It was developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad and will be built in India by TVS Motor Company. The light, single-cylinder naked sportbike is said to deliver dynamic performance, good comfort and low fuel consumption. With styling ...

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2016 Yamaha XSR900 – First Look Review

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Piggybacking on the success of its FZ-09 naked sportbike and FJ-09 sport tourer, Yamaha has announced a third model, the XSR900, powered by the same liquid-cooled, 847cc Crossplane Crankshaft Concept in-line triple, one of the most exciting engines we’ve experienced in recent years. Read our 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 review Read our 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 vs 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT ...

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2015 BMW R 1200 R and 2016 R 1200 RS – Road Test Review

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The first motorcycle to be badged as a BMW was the R32, a stylish black beauty with white pinstriping that produced all of 8.5 horsepower from its 494cc flat-opposed twin-cylinder engine. It was born in 1923, and the “boxer” twin has been around in one form or another ever since—more than 90 years. For much of that long history it ...

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2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS – First Ride Review

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photography by Kevin Wing The Great Recession of 2008 cast a long shadow over the American economy. The “new normal” is now almost 8 years old and we continue to “do more with less.” Through hard work and ingenuity, productivity has continued to climb and unemployment has fallen, but real wages remain flat. These days, every dollar needs to go ...

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Honda Updates CBR500R, Announces More 2016 Sportbikes

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At the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), held in Orlando, Florida, on October 15-18, Honda presented most of its 2016 CBR lineup, including the world debut of the aggressively restyled CBR500R. “Since their respective introductions, the fun, affordable CBR300R and CBR500R models have been very popular with a wide variety of customers,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications ...

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2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R – First Ride Review

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Photography by Milagro Few motorcycles have been as successful, iconic and diverse as the Ducati Monster. Over its 23-year history, Il Mostro has come in a range of sizes, from the diminutive 398cc M400 available only in certain license-restricted markets to the 145-horsepower, 1,198cc Monster 1200 S that debuted for 2014. The 1200 S was the most powerful Monster ever ...

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2016 Honda CBR500R to Make World Debut at AIMExpo

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American Honda has a full slate of activities planned for its display at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), including the world debut of the updated 2016 CBR500R. Dealers and consumers attending the event, which will be held October 15-18 at Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, will have the first opportunity to see the midsize sportbike. With DNA taken ...

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2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R – First Look Review

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Having won Superbike World Championship titles in 2013 (with Tom Sykes) and 2015 (with Jonathan Rea), Kawasaki has announced that its all-new 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R will be the “most track-focused sportbike ever” and feature the latest in racing technology, including a more powerful engine, new SBK-derived suspension and a comprehensive, user-friendly electronics package. The Ninja ZX-10R’s liquid-cooled 998cc in-line ...

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2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R – First Look Review

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Ducati has taken its Monster naked sportbike line a big step further into the high-performance realm with last night’s introduction of the Monster 1200 R at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt, Germany (Ducati is part of the VW Group, along with Audi, Bentley and Porsche). Compared to the Monster 1200 S engine, Ducati says the new 1,200cc Testastretta 11° ...

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2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Commemorative Edition – First Look Review

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The original 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750 brought an unparalleled level of racing technology and performance to the street and helped create the modern sportbike category. In the three decades since, Suzuki has improved, expanded and refined the GSX-R concept and its sportbikes–available in 600cc, 750cc and 1,000cc displacements–have been favorites among road racers and enthusiasts alike. Suzuki says the 2016 Suzuki ...

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