“Brutal” is the only way to describe the Red Bull Romaniacs enduro rallye in Sibiu, Romania. The event consists of four days of hard enduro riding preceded by an Enduro-Cross style prologue. Check out this awesome onboard video of KTM factory rider Jonny Walker blazing through the prologue course, which was set up in downtown [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2014 BMW F800GS Adventure – First Ride New Adventure model gives the F800GS added range, comfort and versatility.
Photographer : Kevin Wing and Jonathan Beck
Although not as radically changed as the 2013 R1200GS, the F800GS takes a leap forward with the addition of an Adventure model added to BMW’s 2014 middleweight lineup. On the surface, it might appear that the F800GS has simply been restyled to create the Adventure, but updates to the parallel-Twin-powered GS make this bike a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(6)
Jeremy McGrath currently drives The Water Warden/Loctite #2 Pro 2 Ford in the Lucas Oil Off RoadRacing Series. I think the depth of competition in supercross is great right now. There are a lot of young guys coming up who are super talented. It’s also nice to see a guy like Davi Millsaps rebound and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
2013 Middleweight Sportbike Comparison Test CW selects four middleweight motorcycles that prove sometimes more is actually more.
Photographer : Fran Kuhn
Yeah, we admit it: We like how the middleweight category has grown larger and more diverse with its mix of Twins, Triples and Fours. And it takes only a slight bit of creative accounting to see these four bikes as competition for the 600s that have traditionally ruled the class. It would take a very [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
After the Crossplane Crankshaft Concept 3 was shown at last fall’s Intermot Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, rumors swirled about a new Yamaha inline-three-cylinder-powered sportbike. Turns out they were well-founded: Yamaha just announced the FZ-09, a brand-new naked sportbike powered by a Triple that’s a spitting image of the one displayed in the concept bike. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(67)
If you’ve studied Yamaha’s family tree over the past couple of years, you might think the YZ450F and YZ250F motocrossers aren’t even related. Sure, they look a bit alike because of their similar graphics and color schemes, but underneath the surface their DNA was clearly quite different. But not now. The 2014 Yamaha YZ250F has [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Photographer : Kevin Wing
Honda is taking the bull by the horns and doing all it can to ensure motorcycling’s future. Over the past three years, Big Red has developed multiple points of entry into motorcycling. The first wave started with the CBR250R, which was followed by the NC700X and a three-bike, 500cc lineup that includes the CB500F, CB500X [...]Read Full Post | Comments(19)
Photographer : Kevin Wing
Back in 2006, when Honda was selling roughly 20,000 CBR600RRs in the U.S. each year, fast-paced development and short motorcycle life cycles were necessary to keep consumer interest and provide a good platform for Supersport racing. Now, in a market in which CBR250Rs outsell big brother significantly, careful evolution is the new norm. For 2013, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
Ducati Hypermotard Hits U.S. Shores Trio of liquid-cooled Italian V-Twin sportbikes are now in dealerships.
Street hackers, rejoice: The 2013 Ducati Hypermotard family of motorcycles arrived at U.S. and Canadian dealers today. Although we haven’t had an opportunity to throw a leg over the Hyperstrada version of the bike, our first rides of the Hypermotard (on the street) and Hypermotard SP on the Ascari Circuit in Ronda, Spain, proved just [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Phil Little Racing Yamaha 650 Special Kit Give your classic Yamaha the look of a Triumph X-75 Hurricane.
Phil Little Racing’s conversion kit for 1974 to ’81 Yamaha 650 Special and standard Twins is just too cool to not pass along. The Triumph X-75 Hurricane-inspired $959 body kit includes a new three-gallon fuel tank and tailsection both painted orange (black or white are optional). Completing the look are available graphics, frame-cover plates, low [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)