Eli Tomac's green dirt bike on the stand
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Eli Tomac’s Dirt Bike

Over the last three seasons, we’ve watched Eli Tomac achieve a ton of wins and podium finishes aboard his Kawasaki KX450F motorcycle. Obviously, he’s a fantastic rider with grit and determination. He also puts on a show every race with passes and crashes for the books. But what bike is he riding? It’s got to …

2020 Harley-Davidson Fatboy 114
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Harley-Davidson Could Learn From Hummer

Although it’s finally found itself a new CEO, the news from Harley-Davidson still isn’t encouraging. The company’s sales were struggling even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, Harley’s planned adventure and streetfighter bikes have yet to materialize. And it doesn’t help that the electric LiveWire is priced significantly higher than many other electric motorcycles. Harley-Davidson has …

2020 Cake Kalk& electric motorcycle
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Cake’s Electric Motorcycles Are Perfect for Minimalist Fun

Little noise and ease of maintenance are just some of the benefits electric motorcycles provide. Kawasaki’s manual-equipped prototype aside, these bikes make riding very approachable even for newbies. And they’re genuinely quick—faster than some electric cars. However, there are only a few truly affordable electric motorcycles. The LiveWire, for instance, maybe an excellent bike, but …

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Avoid These Honda Gold Wing Model Years

Though most will say that the Honda Gold Wing is a bulletproof bike, there were some years that weren’t so good. Honda Gold Wing owners weigh in on their experiences with the Honda touring motorcycle. The vast majority of the Honda Gold Wing experience is overwhelmingly positive. However, if you’re looking into buying one, it …

The Car Buick Enclave Avenir is revealed in 2017
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The Most Popular Buick Models Aren’t Standouts

Buick, child of General Motors and America’s oldest active car brand is on shaky ground. Not many people are buying cars right now, and especially not Buicks. Even so, there are some solid options in the Buick lineup. They may not be the most powerful or even cheap, but these cars are decent. But, decency …

1997 Ducati 916S
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Why the Ducati 916 Is Still a Motorcycle Icon

Ducati has often been called the Ferrari of motorcycles, and not just because both companies are Italian. Ducati’s bikes are genuinely shaped by motorsports technology. Even its touring bikes have a performance focus. And the Scrambler Desert Sled is about more than just looks. The bikemaker has also previewed trends. For example, the Sport 1000 …

2020 Honda motorcycles
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Honda Gold Wing: Best Years for a Used Bike

The Gold Wing is a Honda motorcycle that has completely dominated the touring bike world for decades. It’s a fantastic bike for tours of historic American highways or cruising out to the lake house. You can ride it out to dinner with your date comfortably sitting behind you in the conscientious and well-fashioned seat. Or, …

Bull Cycles Harley-Davidson Peashooter board track racer
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These Vintage Bull Cycles Board Track Racers Are Wild American Throwbacks

Today, there are plenty of motorcycles available that ape their classic ancestors. Janus Motorcycles even uses a frame design that originates in the 1950s. But vintage bikes are another story. The earliest motorcycles were literally bicycles with motors attached; that’s how Ducati got its start. Arguably, that makes modern e-bikes motorcycle throwbacks. However, if you’re …

A man riding a Honda Gold Wing touring motorcycle
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Honda Gold Wing: New vs Used

When these Honda motorcycles first came out, it sent a ripple through the industry. This long distance freedom fighter is Japanese engineered, but it’s an American hero. As far as a true touring bike goes, it’s hard to find a better one. In fact, you probably won’t. This bike has won Cycle World’s top 10 …

K-Speed Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 custom scrambler
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Is Royal Enfield Going to Take on the Triumph Scrambler?

Although not quite as good off-road as dual sports, scramblers’ lighter weight and smaller size make them nimbler than adventure bikes. And some, particularly the Triumph Scrambler, can genuinely venture beyond the pavement. For Triumph, the Scrambler is part of neo-classic bike lineup which includes the Thruxton café racer and Bonneville standard. However, there’s another …

Motorcyclist hits jersey wall and then flies over railing.
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Motorcycle Rider Hits Barrier, Flies Over Railing

Imagine you are minding your own business during your commute from work. Imagine someone switches lanes in front of you kind of quickly. Not hard to imagine, right? It happens every day for some of us. Now imagine that the person that switched lanes in front of you is a motorcyclist that, for whatever reason, got distracted in performing …

1966 Munch Mammut
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The Munch Mammut Was the Bugatti Veyron of 1960s Bikes

While the Bugatti Veyron isn’t exactly practical, as a feat of engineering, it’s extremely impressive. And while the list of motorcycles that can even approach 200 mph is extremely short, some at least match the Veyron’s engineering effort. Especially when it comes to massive engines. The Lazareth LM847, for instance, was a 4-wheeled motorcycle with …

2020 KTM Freeride E-XC
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What’s so Great About Electric Dirt Bikes?

Sometimes modern upgrades have their pros and cons. Blowing full steam ahead doesn’t always come without its set backs and hiccups. Some game changing innovations are difficult to get used to –– or even come around to at all. It’s the time old tale of change. It doesn’t typically come easy. As we move from …

2020 Indian Chief Dark Horse
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Is Indian Doing Better Than Harley-Davidson?

Just like Ford and Chevrolet compete in the car world, Indian and Harley-Davidson compete in the motorcycle world. But recently, Harley-Davidson has been going through something of an extended rough patch. Its CEO left amid what seems like boardroom drama, for one. And while Harley has some interesting bikes in development, its high-performance electric LiveWire …

Kawasaki Ninja H2R
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Busa Flies, Ninja Dies

After an absolute rollercoaster ride of whether or not Suzuki would discontinue the Hayabusa or unveil a new touring speed machine, we’ve been over here sort of scratching our heads. The Kawasaki Ninja hung on and produced a new 2020 ZX-14r even after rumors of Hayabusa’s retirement which began in 2018. Though the Busa has …

2017 Rokon Ranger
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Jay Leno Rocks On with a Rokon Ranger

If you want to hustle off-road on a motorcycle, there’s no shortage of bikes to choose from. There’s scramblers, dual sports, and dirt bikes, to start. Ural’s motorcycles come with sidecars. And it’s even possible to take an Indian Scout Sixty into the mountains. Or, if you prefer, you can take Jeep’s electric bicycle, or …

2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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The Fastest New Modern Café Racer Motorcycles

There’s a whole host of neo-classic motorcycles available today. Customers can choose from scramblers, bobbers, cruisers, a modern Honda Cub, and hand-built carbureted models based on 50s British bikes. Arguably, though, what kick-started this trend was the rise in café racers, previewed by the Ducati Sport 1000. Even Harley-Davidson is working on such a bike. …

Harley-Davidson cafe racer prototype
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Will Harley-Davidson Actually Build These Awesome New Bikes?

Harley-Davidson hasn’t had a good 2020 so far. The departure of its CEO had elements of boardroom drama, and the COVID-19 outbreak has stifled production. In addition, the much-anticipated LiveWire electric motorcycle hasn’t really taken off. And bikes like the $41,000 CVO Road-Glide aren’t exactly affordable. However, recently-uncovered documents hint at more Harley-Davidson bikes in …

A man reclines at a spot for motorbike rentals
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Does Anyone Regret Buying a Motorcycle?

There’s a lot of similarities between a car and a motorcycle, but obviously, there are many differences between them too. But, just like anyone who’s bought a car before, some motorcycle owners may regret their choice. Here’s what you should know before buying a motorcycle that you may regret. A motorcycle’s efficiency  Compared to a …

Rokon Trail-Breaker
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The Rugged 2WD Rokon Trail-Breaker Can Tow 2000 LBS

Choosing an off-road motorcycle is about balancing pavement manners with dirt performance. The Triumph Scrambler and modified Indian Scout Sixty can venture off-pavement, but they’re heavier and more expensive. Dual sports can freely transition between gravel and asphalt, but their designs skew more towards dirt bikes than street ones. And the Ural’s 2WD and old-school …

Classic motorcycles in the Netherlands
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Can You Ride a Classic Motorcycle Daily?

It’s not just classic trucks and SUVs that are gaining popularity. Classic motorcycles are also on the rise, especially café racers, scramblers, and bobbers. And classic bikes like the humble Vespa scooter can sometimes venture far outside their comfort zone. But does that mean you could, or should, use a classic motorcycle as a daily …

Modified Indian Scout Sixty
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An Indian Scout Sixty Can Tackle Jungles and Mountains

Cruisers aren’t generally built for off-roading. For that, riders usually turn to dual sports or adventure-touring bikes, which have skid plates, chunky tires, and more suspension travel. But, just because the Porsche 911, Mazda Miata, and Vespa scooter weren’t designed for off-roading, doesn’t mean people haven’t modified them for it. The same thing goes for …