In the State of Montana, Senate Bill 9 was just signed into law, and if you are a motorcyclist, that should mean something to you because it means that lane-filtering is now legal in the Big Sky State.
Montana becomes the third state to approve of the practice, following California and Utah, with many other states contemplating similar laws of their own.
For a variety of reasons, the MotoGP team unveilings have become a dreadful boring affair in the recent years.
It used to be, that these events would be our first chance to see the new bikes from the coming season, but now these new bike revisions have become too secret to show before the racing started.
Instead, the events have become a release of new livery designs, plastered on last year’s bikes. The liveries rarely change though, and with the current rules package, the same could be said about the machinery.
That is not the case with the factory Aprilia Racing squad, however. Developing the Aprilia RS-GP at a rapid pace, we are witnessing a constantly evolving motorcycle.
The US market is finally catching up to Europe, where it concerns the Honda Grom, as we get word that the updated miniMOTO machine is coming to the United States as a 2022 model year machine.
The highlight of the the 2022 Honda Grom include a more powerful motor, with 9.6hp on tap, a fifth gear in the gearbox, and a revised styling package.
Episode 188 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this one covers the launch of the Petronas Sepang Racing Team and the dynamic between the squad’s two riders: Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi.
On the mics, we have Steve English, David Emmett, and Adam Wheeler, along with some audio from Franco Morbidelli’s media scrum from the Petronas Yamaha launch event.
It has been a long, long time since Valentino Rossi found himself outside of a factory team in grand prix racing, but the 2021 season sees The Doctor in the Petronas Sepang Racing Team, alongside Franco Morbidelli.
Rossi’s long racing career has bore championship fruit nine times, and while no one expects the Italian to add to that tally in the coming season, the 42-year-old can certainly surprise on race day, and certainly has some race wins still in his future.
Four major players in the motorcycle industry have joined forces when it comes to electric motorcycles, as Honda, Piaggio, KTM, and Yamaha have signed a letter of intent to create a consortium on swappable battery bikes for motorcycles and light vehicles.
Aprilia is continuing its curious launches for its 2021 motorcycles, trickling out information about the machines over multiple “debut” releases.
While we still wait for a glimpse of the right-hand side of the 2021 Aprilia RSV4, today we are getting some new information about the soon-to-be-released Aprilia Tuono 660, which is going to change how this bike is perceived in the US market.
Rumors of a proper mid-sized adventure bike from Honda have been percolating for some time now – as far back as eight years ago.
The news gained traction again last year, with rumors from Japan suggesting that an 850cc model was in the works, which be offered alongside the now 1,084cc Africa Twin 1100.
Episode 54 of the Brap Talk motorcycle podcast is out with another weekly episode, for your two-wheeled listening pleasure. The show has only three real topics, though it takes us nearly 2 hours to get through all of them.
Continuing the release of MotoGP liveries for the 2021 season, next up we have the Repsol Honda squad, with their new rider Pol Espargaro. We can spot 11 changes to the Repsol Honda livery for the 2021 season, can you name them all?