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  • 2019 Chieftain

    Reviewing the redesigned Indian touring motorcycle from the cockpit

    Riding Indian Motorcycle’s flagship touring model and reviewing the 2019 Chieftain Limited while in the saddle!
  • KTM 790 Duke

    KTM’s highly anticipated middleweight naked is worth the wait

    We ride the all-new KTM 790 Duke middleweight naked through Southern California mountains. Potent is an understatement.

Motorcycles continue to evolve at a rapid rate, and here at Cycle World we take pride in thoroughly evaluating each to see not only how they compare to their predecessors, but to the current competition. Whether it’s a first-ride review on a technologically advanced sportbike with traction control and cornering ABS, or full test on the newest adventure touring bike, these reviews promise to tell it like it is and provide you with all of the information needed to make your next motorcycle purchase. Scroll down for reviews on cruisers, dirt bikes, dual-sport bikes, touring bikes, and more from manufacturers including Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha, and others.

Motorcycle Reviews

  • three-way-adjustable traction control

    We ride Kawasaki’s face-lifted and more value-conscious Ninja ZX-6R sportbike on the road and the track

    For 2019, Kawasaki gives its Ninja ZX-6R middleweight supersport a number of small refinements to help it stand out on the showroom floor.
  • Testing the 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT, 2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R, and 2019 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx in Utah

    Off-road adventure middle ground—KTM 1090 Adventure R, Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT, and Triumph Tiger 800 XCx—takes on Utah for big dirt adventure.
  • single-track sections

    Testing Yamaha’s 250cc four-stroke cross-country bike

    Testing the 2019 Yamaha YZ250FX in the woods of South Carolina at Randy Hawkins’ property.
  • RM-Z450

    Six contenders, one winner

    Each year the arms race in the 450cc motocross class escalates and the difference between first and last become narrower.
  • Riding Yamaha’s 250cc two-stroke cross-country bike

    Riding the 2019 Yamaha YZ250X in true GNCC-style racing conditions at Randy Hawkins’ property in South Carolina.
  • Ryker

    With the edgy new Ryker three-wheeler, Can-Am looks to lure a younger generation of riders

    Inexpensive, stripped-down, and accessible, Can-Am’s newest three-wheeler is a positive step toward attracting a younger riding demographic…

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Cycle World breaks down new motorcycle reviews and comparisons by manufacture. Looking to compare that brand new Ducati to a 2018 Harley-Davidson? Search our new motorcycle buyer's guide to find motorcycle pricing, pictures and reviews. From new Honda adventure bikes to tried and true Suzuki GSX-R you will find a complete list of each motorcycles manufactures make.

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