2022 Bimota Tesi H2 First Ride
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by Adam Child
22h ago
The striking 2022 Bimota Tesi H2. Note that the only frame seen here is the one around the photo. (Ula Serra/Felix Romero/) Bimota is nothing if not a survivor. Its radically designed and lavishly crafted chassis have been righting handling wrongs, on and off, since the Rimini company’s creation in 1973. Back then, and for a decade or more to come, Bimota stripped powerful Japanese superbikes of their puny frames, wrapped them in exotic trellis or twin-spar structures, and made them go and look like nothing else on our planet. They cost the Earth, too, and many gladly paid. In the mid-1980s ..read more
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2023 KTM 790 Duke First Look
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by Michael Gilbert
22h ago
The 2023 KTM 790 Duke means the reintroduction of the “Original Scalpel.” (KTM/) KTM has interestingly reintroduced the original 790 Duke for the 2023 model year following a short hiatus. The middleweight Duke was first brought to the United States market as a 2019 model, only to be discontinued and replaced by the 890 Duke in 2021 to increase power output while meeting tightening emissions standards. The “Original Scalpel” is back to fill the middle ground of the Duke lineup, now replacing the 890 Duke—although the up-spec 890 Duke R remains. The revival of the 790 Duke comes with KTM’s part ..read more
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2022 CFMoto 650 Adventura
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by Ron Lieback
22h ago
The CFMoto 650 Adventura was designed as a capable yet affordable entry into the ultra-popular middleweight adventure bike category. (CFMoto/) Ups Peppy 649cc parallel-twin engine 5-inch full-color TFT display Attractive styling Downs Poor airflow funnels engine heat directly toward rider 17-inch standard wheels The 650 Adventura is available in two colors, Nebula White and Athens Blue. The MSRP is $6,799, and the bike comes with a two-year manufacturer warranty. (CFMoto/) Verdict The CFMoto 650 Adventura doesn’t quite have what it takes to compete toe-to-toe in the middleweight adventur ..read more
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Piaggio Patents Leaning Four-Wheeler
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by Ben Purvis
2d ago
The Piaggio four-wheeler patents show how the vehicle uses elements from its MyMoover trike and other models to create this urban-delivery vehicle. (Piaggio/) The Piaggio MP3 has been in production since 2006, and essentially created its own market for leaning three-wheeled scooters, putting 50 percent more rubber on the road at the front, and adding stability to help attract riders who might be cautious about using conventional two-wheeled vehicles. Now, the firm has filed a patent application showing an evolution of the idea that expands the wheel count again to create a four-wheeled machin ..read more
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How Much Power Does the 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure Make?
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by Michael Gilbert
6d ago
The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure is the Hamamatsu manufacturer’s urban middleweight adventure bike. This V-Strom, like many other Suzuki motorcycles, is a do-it-all machine that packs the capability, yet an unassuming attitude that will get you wherever you’re thinking about going. Just days before Suzuki announcing the all-new Suzuki V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 800DE Adventure—which are both powered by the brand new 776cc parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crankshaft—we placed the current V-Strom 650 on the Cycle World dyno for what will likely be its final time. That means putting t ..read more
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Honda Motocompacto Concept
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by Ben Purvis
1w ago
If you’ve ever seen a Honda Motocompo in person, they are just, like, so cool, my dudes. (Honda/) Logically the Honda Motocompo, which was sold in Japan from 1981 to 1983, should be nothing more than a minor curiosity in the history of motorcycling. It proved less popular than expected and was discontinued after only two years, but Honda has been constantly revisiting the idea ever since and now looks set to launch a 21st-century take on the Motocompo under the name “Motocompacto.” In case it passed you by, the original Motocompo was a tiny folding scooter powered by a 49cc air-cooled two-str ..read more
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2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP First Ride
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by Adam Child
1w ago
Yamaha’s MT-10 in the SP trim adds electronically adjustable semi-active Öhlins suspension. (Peter Callister/) Bucket lists aren’t for everyone. We get that. Not all of us want to ride up Mount Kilimanjaro on a 1952 Royal Enfield or pull a third-gear wheelie a Honda Gold Wing across the entire span of Manhattan Bridge. But every human with a pulse and a license should experience the visceral pleasure of a Yamaha CP4 crossplane crank engine. The 16-valve 998cc beast first appeared in the R1 in 2009, the broken, gravelly exhaust note of its irregular firing order a thrilling new soundtrack for ..read more
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2022 Ducati V2 Bayliss First Championship 20th Anniversary Edition
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by Blake Conner
1w ago
In addition to the one-off tribute graphics, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary Edition also comes with premium Öhlins suspension, a custom triple clamp, and special exhaust. (Ducati/) Ups Upgraded Öhlins suspension is worth every penny Beautiful paint and graphics Track-ready out of the crate Downs Cockpit a bit tight depending on your size A bit pricey for a middleweight Verdict It’s the last of the V-twin superbikes in Ducati’s lineup, and the Panigale V2 Bayliss is also a gem. Not only does the Superquadro engine provide the right combination of power and perfor ..read more
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Origins of the British Parallel Engine
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by Kevin Cameron
1w ago
Kevin Cameron has been writing about motorcycles for nearly 50 years, first for <em>Cycle magazine</em> and, since 1992, for <em>Cycle World</em>. (Robert Martin/) Now that many motorcycle makers have returned to building parallel twins for their lower cost, good performance, and market versatility, it’s time to review the circumstances in which the first really successful British twin came to market. That engine was the 1937 Triumph 500cc “Speed Twin,” designed by Edward Turner. The classic air-cooled British parallel twin was built on a spheroidal aluminum crankcase ..read more
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LiveWire Long Way
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by Morgan Gales
1w ago
LiveWire claims the 15.4kWh battery can provide 146 miles of in-city riding power. (Adam Campbell/) So here’s the thing: LiveWire claims the LiveWire One gets 146 miles of in-city range and 95 miles in mixed highway/city riding, although those numbers are greatly affected by factors like temperature, wind, and elevation changes. The company also claims the bike can fully recharge in as little as 60 minutes. So the bike is a known, or at least knowable, quantity. But just as important as understanding this electric motorcycle, and by extension this whole new segment of motorcycling, is an unde ..read more
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