America’s Best Racing? Superbikes and Baggers at Road America
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by Anders T. Carlson
20h ago
Mind the gap, mind the spray. Riders charge out of turn 14 and head for the tower at Road America. (Henry Fajardo/) It’s getting harder to describe MotoAmerica at Road America as “family friendly” in dollar terms. A $366 starting bill for 48 hours of camping for two plus race spectating is a lot of grocery money. While some racetracks make money by getting people into the gift shop, so to speak, Road America starts its CRM (Customer Relationship Management) push early. We were “invited” to reserve camping spots with a credit card in November. But every year brings improvements in infrastructu ..read more
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Top 5 Features of the Arai XD-5 Dual Sport Motorcycle Helmet
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by Adam Waheed
2d ago
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam Waheed Official (@adamwaheed) After over a decade run, Arai Helmet finally offers a new and upgraded dual sport motorcycle helmet in the form of its XD-5 (read the Arai XD-5 Dual-Sport Helmet Preview 2024 article). Replacing the long-in-the-tooth XD-4 (last updated for 2012), the XD-5 benefits from a host of improvements designed for both streetbike and dirt bike riders. Here are the top five features of Arai’s new and much improved XD-5 dual-sport lid. Not only is the eyeport larger on this helmet, but the visor has much improved optical ..read more
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2025 Kawasaki KX250X Preview
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by Kurt Spurlock
3d ago
Kawasaki’s KX250X gets major updates for the 2025 model year for easier tuning, more power, and better handling. (Kawasaki/) Kawasaki finally joins the 250cc off-road competition segment with its KX250X dirt bike. Based off its KX250 motocrosser, this new motorcycle model benefits from many of the same upgrades introduced in last year’s flagship KX450 lineup. Editor’s note: Kawasaki’s KX250X competes with bikes, like Honda’s CRF250RX which we last tested during the 2022 Honda CRF250RX Review. The KX250X distinguishes itself from Kawasaki’s dedicated motocross bike, the KX250, with softer susp ..read more
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What You Need To Know about the Michelin Anakee Road Tire
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by Adam Waheed
5d ago
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam Waheed Official (@adamwaheed) In spite of the versatile on/off-road capability of adventure motorcycles, not all ADV riders want to ride in the dirt. That’s what Michelin is betting on with its street-focused Anakee Road tires. Available in both 19- and 21-inch front tire sizes, and 17- and 18-inch rears, the Anakee Road is engineered specifically for motorcyclists who ride on pavement, both in the wet and in the dry. Here are a couple of things you should know about Michelin’s new Anakee Road tire after trying it on BMW Motorrad’s new and ..read more
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Top 5 Things We Like About Riding KTM’s 2024 390 Duke
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by Adam Waheed
6d ago
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam Waheed Official (@adamwaheed) Fresh from KTM for the 2024 model year is its 390 Duke naked bike (learn more in the 2024 KTM 390 Duke Review From Duke Fest With Videos article). Designed as an affordable and feature-rich lightweight streetbike, the new model has come a long way from the first model (with its basic features and questionable build quality) originally released in North America for the 2015 model year. Here are the top five things we like about riding it on the roads of the US territory of Puerto Rico during the 2024 Duke Fest e ..read more
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2025 Kawasaki Elektrode 20 and 20FS Preview
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by Byron Wilson
1w ago
Kawasaki expands its family of electric bikes with the new 2025 Elektrode 20 and Elektrode 20FS. Both bikes will start at $2,199, with the Elektrode 20 coming to dealerships this summer and the 20FS coming to market in the fall. The 2025 Kawasaki Elektrode 20 will be available starting this summer for $2,199. (Kawasaki/) The 20 and 20FS build on the momentum created by Kawasaki’s original Elektrode balance bike, announced back in 2022. That bike is set up for younger riders however, so the 20 and 20FS seek to open up the ebike possibilities to older kids and “riders of greater stature,” accor ..read more
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The 10 Best Minibikes We Saw at the 2024 Barber Small Bore
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by Kurt Spurlock
1w ago
Barber Small Bore proves once again that the iconic OHV single makes an ideal canvas for customization. (Kurt Spurlock/) If you’re into motorcycles, Barber Motorsports Park is the crown jewel of the southern United States. The 17-turn road course is excellent, camping on race weekends is always a damn good time, and then you’ve got the world’s largest motorcycle museum open to the public seven days a week, rain or shine (read the Inside The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum’s Restoration Shop article). For one special weekend every summer, however, Barber opens its doors to the largest gather ..read more
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5 Fun Facts About the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
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by Adam Waheed
1w ago
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam Waheed Official (@adamwaheed) Situated in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa, the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa is renowned for its challenging layout and rich motorsport history. It features a mix of fast straights, tight corners, and elevation changes, providing an exciting and technically demanding track for trackbike riders. Recently we had the rare opportunity to ride this legendary circuit on a variety of streetbikes, including Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 and Yamaha’s XSR900 during the Bridgestone Battlax S23 Motorcycle Tire Review Wi ..read more
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2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 Touring Preview
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by Byron Wilson
1w ago
Suzuki Motor USA has brought the count of its family of 800-level V-Stroms to four with the announcement of the 2024 V-Strom 800 Touring. This street-going adventure bike is available now and will start at $10,499. The brand made headlines in late 2022 when it debuted its first two upper-midsize V-Stroms, both powered by a new 776cc parallel-twin engine that serves as the beating heart of the Touring model. The mill itself made news as well, with designers commenting at the time that the platform would provide a wide range of design flexibility thanks to its compact build. For example, it’s no ..read more
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2025 Honda Grom Preview
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by Byron Wilson
1w ago
Honda has announced the fourth-generation Grom streetbike for the 2025 model year, marked by enhancements to the bodywork and an expansion of the accessories available to owners. It will be available starting this month in three trims which include standard, SP, and ABS versions. Pricing will be $3,599, $3,699, and $3,799 for each, respectively. Editor’s note: We last test rode Honda’s fun-loving Grom during the 2022 Honda Grom ABS MC Commute Review and 2022 Honda Grom ABS Review articles and videos. The 2025 Honda Grom will come in three different trims, and four different colors. (Honda ..read more
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