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The Ducati DesertX is an important model for the Italian brand, as it marks the first modern 21″ dual-sport from the brand, and Borgo Panigale’s entry into the middleweight ADV space.

The DesertX has come a long way since its 2019 concept debut, where it first came from the Scrambler subrand and with an air-cooled DesmoDue engine.

Now water-cooled (using the 937cc Testastretta 11° engine) and under the main Ducati marque, the Ducati DesertX is finally getting into the hands of the motorcycling press, which means we have no shortage of high-resolution photos to share with you.

Your favorite three-wheeled scooter is getting recalled with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as Piaggio Group Americas is recalling certain Piaggio MP3 500 HPE scooters from the 2020 and 2021 model years.

According to the recall documents, the brake hose terminal fittings zinc plating may contaminate the brake fluid on the MP3 500 HPE, thus decreasing brake performance. In total, 27 units are affected by this recall.

Additionally, the braking inefficiency is a consequence of an excessive stroke on the brake levers/pedal, and it occurs after an extended period of stop.


Piaggio says that it has received warranty claims from its dealer network that the front and in some cases rear brake levers have extended play after a prolonged period of inactivity.

To remedy this issue, Piaggio dealers will perform a complete brake system flush, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 18, 2022.

Concerned Piaggio MP3 500 owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4400.

As always, the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.

Source: NHTSA


It was four years ago when we first saw Yamaha’s electric trials motorcycle, and the Yamaha TY-E was certainly an interesting entry into the space. That statement only becomes truer with version 2.0.

A such, the Yamaha TY-E 2.0 just officially debuted at the 49th Tokyo Motorcycle Show, and our initial wave of information shows a refined bike in Yamaha’s lineup.

Can-Am isn’t the first name when you think of motorcycle manufacturers, but the Canadian brand has a rich tradition in the two-wheeled world, especially when it comes to off-road racing.

They are getting back to their roots now though, albeit with a modern twist, as Can-Am has announced that it will return to the two-wheeled space, brining a lineup of electric motorcycles by the year 2024.

Harley-Davidson is recalling over 4,000 Sportster motorcycles because their brake fluid warning labels may detach from the brake fluid reservoir caps.

If this occurs, then the motorcycles would fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems” and thus need to be recalled with the NHTSA.

The Honda Hawk11 made its public debut this past weekend, unveiled at the Osaka Motorcycle Show.

Thanks to spy shots and details that leaked ahead of the bike’s debut, there aren’t too many surprises to be found from this Africa Twin powered roadster.

In fact, the biggest surprise is not on the spec-sheet, as Honda is so far saying that the Hawk11 is destined only for the Japanese market, with nary a word from the European and North American subsidiaries about the bike arriving in those regions.