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Here's Why You Need To Be Following MotoGP, Which Kicks Off This Weekend Here's Why You Need To Be Following MotoGP, Which Kicks Off This Weekend

Frustrated up with dearth of passing, confusing rules or just a general lack of excitement in your motorsports series of choice? Then it’s time to check out MotoGP. The new season kicks off this weekend, and all signs point to it being another amazing one.

Gerloff Gets Yamaha Superbike Ride In MotoAmerica Gerloff Gets Yamaha Superbike Ride In MotoAmerica

The silly season is over for 22-year-old Garrett Gerloff, a double MotoAmerica supersport champ from Texas. Despite hints and innuendo about a possible ride in the European-based world championships, Gerloff will be back at MotoAmerica next year—albeit on a superbike.

The New Flagship Ducati Panigale V4 Enjoys Twice The Cylinders The New Flagship Ducati Panigale V4 Enjoys Twice The Cylinders

The newest top-of-the-line Ducati Panigale V4 sportbike unveiled at the the 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show has some familiar features: it oozes with Italian style. It looks fast even when it’s standing still. And it’s red. The sea-change lies beneath the bodywork: The bike is designed around a new V4 engine, a massive…

The Freakish 3-Wheel Yamaha Niken Sportbike Looks Unbelievable

Yamaha brought something interesting for the Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a bizarro three-wheeler sportbike. Surely it’s too early for it to be some sort of elaborate April Fool’s joke, right?

The 2018 Honda Gold Wing Is Lighter And So High Tech It Has Apple CarPlay The 2018 Honda Gold Wing Is Lighter And So High Tech It Has Apple CarPlay

The Honda Gold Wing and I are both headed into our 43rd year. Unlike me, the Gold Wing keeps getting lighter, sportier and more efficient.

The Maker Of The AK-47 Is Now Making Electric Motorcycles The Maker Of The AK-47 Is Now Making Electric Motorcycles

Kalashnikov, the Russian conglomerate best known for the AK-47 assault rifle, is getting into the electric motorcycle game. The details are sparse, but it’s my sad duty to report that it doesn’t look like the bikes will come with banana-magazine range extender batteries.

Amazingly, A MotoAmerica Racer Saved Himself From This 'Death Wobble' Amazingly, A MotoAmerica Racer Saved Himself From This 'Death Wobble'

While crashes in motorcycle racing can be spectacular, we love crazy saves the most. Watch Kawasaki rider Anthony West come off his Kawasaki in last weekend’s MotoAmerica race in Pittsburgh and then cling to side the bike while bringing the machine to a halt.

The 2018 Kymco Spade Is The Cheap New $2,999 Motorcycle Of Your Dreams The 2018 Kymco Spade Is The Cheap New $2,999 Motorcycle Of Your Dreams

No need to swing a leg over the new Kymco Spade—just go ahead and walk up from behind and plop down on the 28-inch seat. Crank up the engine, twist the throttle wide open and let the engine fly through the gears. In your mind you’ll be burning up a race track. In reality, you’ll barely be in danger of breaking the…

Check Out The Action From America's Toughest Enduro Check Out The Action From America's Toughest Enduro

The Tennessee Knockout is billed as the toughest extreme enduro race in America. For good reason. Riders manhandle their bikes up impossibly steep hills, through creeks and over logs and mossy boulders. All at breathtaking speeds. I was exhausted just watching.

What I Learned Riding A $135,000 Motorcycle What I Learned Riding A $135,000 Motorcycle

There’s nothing inherently difficult about riding the Confederate P51 Combat Fighter. But the $135,000 price tag that is never too far from your mind as you rev the colossal 2,163 cc V-twin engine. It’s hard to concentrate on much else when you’re repeating a mantra of “Do not drop this bike!” into your helmet.

BMW's Latest Two-Wheeler Is A Kick Scooter With A Lot Less Kicking BMW's Latest Two-Wheeler Is A Kick Scooter With A Lot Less Kicking

I never knew I wanted an electric kick scooter until BMW unveiled its new X2City. With a range of up to 21 miles at speeds of up to 15 mph and a folding steering column, you can zip around town and then stow it in the trunk of your car without breaking a sweat.

Watch This Physics-Defying Save At the Isle Of Man TT

James Hillier looked like he was headed for a fifth-gear wipeout at the deadly dangerous Isle of Man TT when his bike got sideways on a jump early in the race. Incredibly, Hillier was able to hold on and steady the wildly bucking motorcycle (extra points for the leg wave) and continue on its way.

Why Nicky Hayden Mattered To Motorcycle Racing   Why Nicky Hayden Mattered To Motorcycle Racing  

Until Nicky Hayden showed up in MotoGP, there was little anybody could do about Italian legend Valentino Rossi’s dominance on motorcycle racing’s biggest stage. But the kid from Kentucky with the aggressive riding style honed on the dirt tracks of middle America managed to halt Rossi’s five-year winning streak in…

Racing Is Better When The Competitors Hate Each Other Racing Is Better When The Competitors Hate Each Other

The 1980s and ’90s rivalry between Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz was one of the greatest in the history of motorcycle racing. With his hot lapping days behind him now, he instead runs the MotoAmerica series, where he wants to see the same fierce competitive energy in up-and-coming riders. And it’s starting to look…

Get Your Hands On An Early Suzuki GSX-R While You Still Can Get Your Hands On An Early Suzuki GSX-R While You Still Can

The GSX-R 750 was a revolutionary motorcycle when Suzuki introduced Japan’s first race replica in 1985. It was lightweight, air-oil cooled and fast as hell. And unlike Italian counterparts of the era, it was reliable. The conservative, upright Universal Japanese Motorcycle’s era was ending and this full-fairing…

Why You Should Ignore Your Parents When They Tell You Not To Race Why You Should Ignore Your Parents When They Tell You Not To Race

Former world champion Kevin Schwantz’s parents owned a Yamaha dealership, so his mom was cool with riding motorcycles as a kid. But she only had one rule: Don’t ever race them.

MotoGP's Márquez Not Interested In Sharing Austin MotoGP's Márquez Not Interested In Sharing Austin

Honda’s Marc Márquez isn’t interested in letting anyone else in on his MotoGP dominance at the Circuit of The Americas. After a morning that featured the Spaniard dumping the bike twice in practice, Márquez grabbed his fifth consecutive pole position for the fifth-ever running of the race.

The 2017 MotoGP Season So Far And Why You Should Watch The Austin Race This Weekend The 2017 MotoGP Season So Far And Why You Should Watch The Austin Race This Weekend

The word’s top motorcycle riders are descending on Austin, Texas, this weekend for MotoGP’s fifth annual Grand Prix of the Americas. Even if you don’t normally follow motorcycle racing, here’s why you should make some last-minute arrangements to hit the road for Texas—or at least watch it on TV.

How to ride a rented BMW motorcycle through Europe How to ride a rented BMW motorcycle through Europe

My guide on how to take a 3,000-mile tour of southern Europe on a rented BMW motorcycle, plus an off-road driving course with Ducati in Tuscany.

47-year-old wins Daytona 200

A 47-year-old guy just won the Daytona 200. Grizzled journeymen Michael “Barney” Barnes adds his name to a list of previous winners that include legends like Kenny Roberts, Giacomo Agostini and Wayne Rainey. Barnes was previously best known for nearly seeing a championship being erased by another rider reaching over…

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