The Ducati Supermono is the unicorn of Ducatisti dream garages, with its unique design, clever engineering, and headcount of roughly 65 finished machines.
Putting one in your garage will cost you more than the current Ducati Superleggera V4, even though the single-cylinder bike makes only a fraction of the V4’s peak horsepower.
American racing legend Nicky Hayden has been inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, as part of its 2021 class of inductees. A nod to his racing number of 69, Hayden is the 269th inductee to the Motorsports Hall of Fame.
In 2018, Hayden was posthumously inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, one of the motorcycling world’s top recognitions, but today’s announcement honors Hayden’s feats from a more mainstream perspective, as the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America recognizes those from the automotive, motorcycling, powerboats, and aviation sports.
Kawasaki’s USA launch today was mostly a minor affair, with the standout debut being the 2022 Kawasaki Z650RS. To understand the Kawasaki Z650RS, all one has to do is look at the Z900RS model.
That is to say, the Z650RS follows the same game plan as its 900cc sibling, taking the Z650 sport bike and giving it a retro-inspired facelift for the “RS” designation.
Officially debuted today, there isn’t much that we didn’t know about the 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660, save for maybe its price.
What that $9,295 MSRP does though is it frames the features we knew and expected from the mid-sized adventure-sport, and tells a story of a feature-packed, budget-priced machine, which gets us fairly excited.
Tomorrow, Kawasaki will debut five new motorcycle models (along with a new Jet Ski). Then next month, for the EICMA show, Kawasaki has three more motorcycle debuts on its docket.
A busy timeline for Team Green, this news makes for a double-punch of new motorcycle models from Kawasaki for the 2022 model year, but we are not complaining.
The Yamaha YZF-R7 is Yamaha’s answer to Twins Cup racing, refined over the MT-07 it replaces to have a stiffer chassis, better suspension, and some minor engine tweaks.
The real beauty of the R7 though is that it takes much of the work and expense in racing an MT-07 out of the equation, especially with its $9,000 price tag.
Hoping now to make the race-prep situation even simpler, Yamaha has released a bevy of “Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing” (GYTR) products for the twin-cylinder machine.
What’s in a name? Well, if you are the new Ducati Multistrada V2, there is not much beyond some minor upgrades for the 2022 model year.
The first of the Italian brand’s new models that will debut in the company’s two-and-a-half-month-long teaser series, the 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 is mostly a name change to keep the “mid-sized” adventure bike conforming to the rest of Ducati’s mid-sized lineup.
When Suzuki released the GSX-S1000GT sport-touring model last week, they left out one key piece of information: what the bike was going to sell for in the United States.
The Japanese brand did the same thing last month with the Suzuki GSX-S1000 sport bike too, leaving us in the dark on what the GSX-R K8-derived machine would cost when it hit US soil.
Now we get word on both of these bikes, and it turns out that Suzuki has been swinging for the fences, giving all the GSX-S models very aggressive pricing for 2022.
If you have a Ducati Hypermotard 950 from the first model year (2019) in your garage, then you might want to take a look at your kickstand, as it might not have been welded properly.
Swedish electric motorcycle/moped maker CAKE has just announced the closing of a $60 million funding round, which will help the company scale its production and bolster retail and service locations for the two-wheeled brand.
According to the company’s press release, the fundraising was done via two convertible notes (financial debt instruments that can be turned into equity stakes in the company, at a later time), totaling $14 million and $46 million each.
The bulk of the financing came from Swedish pension fund AMF, while the rest of the funding came from several investors, led by current CAKE shareholders Creandum and Headline.