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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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10 Pint-Sized Motorcycles for 2017

2017 BMW G 310 GS

During the “bigger is better” trend of the late ‘90s to mid-2000s, few street-legal motorcycles were less than 500cc, which meant that the lightness, affordability and playfulness that comes with small bikes were also in short supply. But in recent years—really, since the Great Recession of 2008—manufacturers have introduced a wide variety of small-displacement bikes. Here are 10 new or ...

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2017 Honda Rebel 500 and 300 | First Look Review

2017 Honda Rebel 300

Honda headed up a nearly full slate of returning 2017 machines today with two new ones, the Rebel 500 and 300. Based on the 471cc parallel twin in the CB500F and the 286cc single in the CB300F, the bikes are a mix of old- and new-school style, with aggressively raked front ends and fat tires on 16-inch wheels. Riding positions ...

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR | First Look Review

2017 Honda CBR1000RR

At the Intermot show in Germany last month, Honda unveiled a redesigned version of its flagship sportbike, the CBR1000RR SP. It makes 10 more horsepower, weighs 33 pounds less and has a 14-percent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio. Read our 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP first look review This week, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Honda pulled the covers ...

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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 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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2017 Honda X-ADV to Debut in November – Video

Honda X-ADV

Honda has confirmed that it will introduce the first of a “new breed” of motorcycle for 2017 called the X-ADV. Based on the City Adventure concept scooter that was unveiled at the Italian EICMA show in the fall of 2015, the X-ADV seems to be larger and more fully equipped, like an adventure scooter on steroids. Honda has confirmed features ...

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2017 Honda Grom – First Look Review

2017 Honda Grom in Bright Yellow

Named after a term of endearment for a talented young surfer, the playful Honda Grom 125 was an immediate hit when it debuted for 2014. Dealers couldn’t keep them in stock, buyers flipped them for profit and aftermarket suppliers jumped in with both feet to offer hop-up parts, everything from carbon-fiber exhaust pipes to high-end suspension—all for a bike that ...

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Video: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

The 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin remains true to its dual-sport roots. It will appeal most to adventure riders who put a high priority on dirt-worthiness, who won’t mind its tall seat, its lack of cruise control or having to deal with tube-type tires. Check out our video about the Africa Twin by clicking on the box above or visiting ...

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin | First Ride Review

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Photography by Zep Gori, Francesc Montero, Felix Romero and Ula Serra Honda may be late to the adventure-bike party, but it has shown up in a big way for 2016 with two new models, the VFR1200X, a 1,237cc V4-powered, shaft-driven, street-biased tourer that’s been available in Europe for several years (Kickstarts, January), and the CRF1000L Africa Twin, an all-new, off-road-ready ...

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