Motorcyclists are a special breed, and so I say with some certainty that haven’t we all stared up at the moon and wondered what it would be like to tackle its white fluffy terrain on two wheels?
Microgravity, huge dunes, and where no man has roosted before…off-world motorcycling is still a bit sci-fi, but for how much longer?
Keeping to its bi-weekly schedule, Ducati’s next installment was not only on-time, but also in the wheelhouse of what we were expecting from the Italian brand in its 2022 model year debut.
Showing us its new Scrambler machines, the standout addition is the new Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard. If the bike looks familiar to you, it should.
The 1,084cc parallel-twin engine in the Honda Africa Twin 1100 is a sweetheart of a motor, and so it doesn’t surprise us to see Honda using it on bikes like the Honda Rebel 1100.
Punchy, linear, and smooth, the twin-cylinder power plant is good for a variety of applications, and it looks like Big Red is about to give it one more additional duty.
Teasing a “new touring era” of motorcycles on YouTube today, Honda is most definitely getting us ready for what will be called the NT1100X in the European market.
Episode 244 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and it is a WorldSBK show, which means that this one sees Steve English and Gordon Ritchie on the mics.
After some technical difficulties trying to publish earlier shows, this episode sees the guys recapping the racing and news from both the Jerez and Portimão rounds.
Two years ago, we saw the KTM 1290 Super Duke R getting a bevy of upgrades for the 2020 model year. Then last year, the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR broke cover, with no shortage of go-fast parts for 2021.
Now, we are getting ready for next year’s machines, and our Bothan spies have been busy searching for clues for what we could see during the new bike season.
With that, we can confirm that “The Beast” will get another upgrade, coming as the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO.
Almost 30 years ago, the Ducati Supermono entered into life, and became an integral part of the motorcycling lexicon. The name has become synonymous with an iconic design, outside-of-the-box engineering, and premier exclusivity.
With that in mind, there has to be something daunting about re-imaging a motorcycle that has become such a focal point amongst motorcycling enthusiasts.
Working out of the Barber Advanced Design Center, Pierre Terblanche has set to doing this very task though, with the public getting their first glimpse of this endeavor today.
True to his reputation, Terblanche’s work on the “Mono” concept is sure to polarize and to intrigue. Let’s dive into it, and try to step into the mind of the maestro.
Part of Kawasaki Motors Ltd.’s new direction as its own business entity, the Japanese motorcycle brand has ambitious goals for its near future, as it has announced plans for motorcycles with electric, hybrid, and even hydrogen drivetrains.
The strategy outlines that Kawasaki will debut 10 electric and hybrid motorcycles by the year 2025. That plan also includes the development of five off-road models that will use “advanced fuel” power plants.
Episode 243 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this one is our Moto2 and Moto3 follow-up to Episode 242, which focused on the MotoGP action from the Americas GP at Austin, Texas.
On the mics, we have Steve English, Neil Morrison, and Adam Wheeler, as they walk us through the on-track action in the support classes.
It’s not the sexiest news, but this week Kawasaki Heavy Industries made a rather large change to its corporate structure, spinning out its powersports and standalone motor business into a new company, Kawasaki Motors Ltd.
For KHI, its two-wheeled and motorsport endeavors are only a fraction of the company’s core business, and they serve more as a highlight and marketing call for what the Japanese conglomerate is capable of achieving in its large machine production facilities.
A collaboration between the Nordschleife and MV Agusta sees us today talking about the aptly named MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring – the most extreme Brutale 1000 built to date.
This limited edition machine features carbon fiber BST wheels, for better turning and less unsprung weight.
A single-can full titanium Arrow exhaust is also a highlight, and uses a longer primary manifold for higher torque values. A “race” ECU is also included in the package.
Episode 76 of the Brap Talk motorcycle podcast is out with another “weekly” episode, for your two-wheeled listening pleasure.
In this episode, we tackle a slew of motorcycle-related topics, and look mostly at some of the new machines that are cropping up for the 2022 model year.