Irvine, CA — When Kawasaki launched the updated naked Z1000 in 2010, we fell in love, naming it Best Standard that same year. But not everyone wants a naked-style sportbike, so, the following year, Kawasaki introduced the Ninja 1000. Although closely related to the Z1000, the Ninja offered full-wrap bodywork, an upright riding position, good [...]Read Full Post | Comments(14)
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS – First Look Real-world sportbike gets TC, power modes and accessory saddlebags.
Irvine, CA — After a long slumber, Yamaha and Star are finally waking up and delivering some very cool new motorcycles for 2014. And now–joining the much-anticipated FZ-09 Triple, hot-selling Star Bolt and updated four-stroke YZ MXers (YZ250F and YZ450F)–comes the FJR1300ES. Those letters at the end stand for Electronic Suspension, and this feature helps [...]Read Full Post | Comments(28)
2014 Yamaha Sportbikes – First Look YZF-R6, YZF-R1, FZ1 and FZ6R keep 2013 pricing, FZ-09 gets a new color.
Irvine, CA — Yamaha’s big sporty bike news for 2014 is, without a doubt, the announcement of the FZ-09 Triple. As a matter of fact, the response to this new, $7990 machine has been so strong that another color, Blazing Orange, joins the red and black models already in production to help meet the high [...]Read Full Post | Comments(31)
Irvine, CA — The last pieces of Yamaha’s off-road-lineup puzzle have finally been confirmed. Joining the brand-new YZ250F and updated YZ450F motocross bikes and off-road cousins the WR450F, WR250R, XT250 and TW200, is a complete range of TT-Rs which all now feature electric starting. Models include the $3990 TT-R230, $3290 TT-R125LE, $2240 TT-R110E and TT-R50E. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
There are few better riding destinations in the world than the Alps, and there are few better machines to tackle the seemingly endless switchbacks than an adventure bike. Therefore, the Austrian Alps were a perfect place for Continental to showcase its new Trail Attack 2 tire. The highlight of the trip was an afternoon spent [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Minimoto Meets Mountain Bike Motopeds’ frame kit can transform your old Honda pit bike into this super fun moped of sorts.
Do you have an old Honda XR50 or CRF50F gathering dust in your garage? Have your kids grown up? Or perhaps you jumped all over the minimoto craze but eventually lost interest? If that’s you, maybe you’d like to resurrect your pit bike and turn it into a fun new ride. Motopeds (motopeds.com) of Santa [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
“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)