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Yamaha Announces More 2016 Models and Pricing

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Since last fall, Yamaha has announced many new, updated and returning models as part of its 2016 lineup, including cruisers under the Star Motorcycles brand. Read about 2016 Star Motorcycles, the new 2016 YZF-R1S and returning 2016 street and adventure models 2016 Yamaha FJR1300A / FJR1300ES Pricing Last November, Yamaha announced updates for 2016 to its FJR1300A (standard) and FJR1300ES ...

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2016 Triumph Speed Triple R – First Ride Review

2016 Triumph Speed Triple R

Triumph’s Speed Triple has always been more Sex Pistols than Rolling Stones, more rebellious punk rock than mainstream rock-’n’-roll, a streetfighter that has been offered in such in-your-face colors as Nuclear Red (hot pink) and Roulette Green (think fluorescent antifreeze). But like most hellraisers, the Speed Triple eventually grew up. (It turns 22 this year, old enough to buy its ...

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2017 Suzuki SV650 – First Look Review

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The original Suzuki SV650, introduced for 1999, was an unexpected hit. It was an affordable, lightweight standard powered by a liquid-cooled, 645cc, 90-degree V-twin possessed of unique personality and character, an entry-level bike so fun to ride that experienced riders couldn’t get enough of it. After a successful 10-year run, including naked and half-faired versions, and launching countless club racing ...

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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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