A red-clothed rider swaps the battery on a white electric 2018 Honda PCX bike
Hybrids & Electrics

These Bike Companies Want Standardized Swappable Batteries

Cheaper batteries benefit all EVs, including electric bikes. However, charging infrastructure remains a major hurdle, especially for those who can’t install a home charger. Plus, some companies, such as Tesla, have proprietary standards, further complicating things. However, it appears that at least a few electric bike companies are trying to resolve these issues with a …

A photo of a Harley-Davidson Sportster on the road.
2 Wheels

All Of These Motorcycles Killed Off In 2021

Harley, Yamaha, and others are discontinuing a number of bikes in 2021. Some, we’re glad to see them go. But others are like old friends that have been around for years. Still, we know that with the old going out there is a lot of new coming in. So here are the motorcycles that will …

A red 2019 Honda CB1000R next to a green-and-white 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe next to a red-and-white 2020 Yamaha XSR900
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2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe vs. Yamaha XSR900: Going Beyond Nostalgia

Aping the classics is a common theme in the motorcycle world today. You have café racers, bobbers, scramblers, and bikes like the Trail 125 and Monkey. However, with improvements in bike technology, even though the 2020 Kawasaki Z900RS Café and Yamaha XSR900 recall their predecessors, they offer more than design alone. But which one of …

Two people drive an ATV through a muddy creek.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Fun Used ATVs for Under $3,500

If you’ve ever ridden an ATV through the forest or on a sandy trail, you get it. If you haven’t, there’s a good chance you’d like to give it a go. Some of them are crazy expensive. But you don’t actually have to spend ridiculous cash to have a little 4×4 fun in the dirt. …

A black-and-blue 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP in a warehouse
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Is the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP Worth the Upcharge?

With models ranging from sportbikes to the Ténéré 700 adventure bike, Yamaha’s motorcycle lineup has something for everyone. And that includes fans of naked bikes, sporty standard motorcycles with stripped-down styling. Earlier this year it introduced its entry-level naked bike, the MT-03. And now the curtain’s been drawn back over a returning model, the Yamaha …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Reliable Are Yamaha Outboard Engines?

When you think of outboard motors, Yamaha might not be the first brand name that comes to mind unless you spend a lot of time in a boat. The truth is that Yamaha has been producing quality outboard engines for decades. Eventually, the endeavor brought them to the U.S. market where they would manufacture motors …

Best dirt bikes
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2 Races Left in 1 Weird Motocross Season

We haven’t seen a Motocross race in October since 1992. Additionally, this season will see the latest closing race since the October 13th conclusion at Unadilla in 1991. Then there was that time Tomac won a million dollars on October 13th in 2018 at the Monster Energy Cup. However, overall we rarely see a Motocross …

A gray-purple 2020 Kawasaki Vulcan S rides down a wet city street
2 Wheels

The Best Cruiser Motorcycles Under $10,000 on Sale Today

While a standard motorcycle, like the Street Triple R, is a good all-around bike, it’s not the best for every situation. For relaxed, long-distance riding, a cruiser motorcycle makes a bit more sense. And, while some cruisers come with large price tags, you don’t need to break your budget to afford one. There are a …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Honda Pioneer vs. Yamaha Wolverine

A UTV, or Utility Task Vehicle, is one of the most desired outdoor recreation vehicles around. Not only can they go virtually anywhere, but they can fit two people side by side––hence the name side-by-side. Additionally, a UTV has a little cargo space and some towing capacity. Two popular UTVs are the Honda Pioneer and …

A blue-tanked 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 adventure bike power-sliding in the desert
2 Wheels

The Best Affordable Adventure Bikes on Sale Today

While off-roading on 2 wheels can be done on dirt bikes and dual-sport motorcycles, adventure bikes trade some suspension travel for more comfort. And usually, the added refinement and tech comes with a higher price tag. But there are ADVs that let you hit the road and the dirt without going broke. The bikes that …

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2020 Motorcycles: The Leading Liter Bike

When it comes to 2020 motorcycles, liter bikes are the most exciting. Each of these superbikes boasts a powerful 1 liter-displacing engine and trickle-down race technology. But we already know all of these sportbikes are fast. Which ones are the fastest and baddest of all? Here are the leading liter bikes of 2020. Everyone has …

White 1983 Yamaha XJ650 Seca Turbo in front of a fence
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Yamaha Is Getting Back Into Turbocharged Bikes

High-RPM redlines and more cylinders are usually how motorcycle companies increase performance. But Yamaha is going to use something that, while common in cars, isn’t really seen in bikes: forced-induction. Not a supercharger, like on the Kawasaki Ninja H2, though. Instead, Yamaha is re-introducing turbocharging to its motorcycle lineup. The Yamaha turbocharged bike news Performance …

2020 KTM 390 Adventure motorcycle sliding through the desert
2 Wheels

The Best New Off-Road Motorcycles Under $10,000

Off-roading on 2 wheels can be tricky—but it doesn’t have to be expensive. There’s a wide selection of modern affordable motorcycles with a degree of off-road prowess. But the best-suited are adventure motorcycles and dual sports. And, if you thought off-road adventures were outside your budget, the bikes described below sticker for under $10,000. Best …

Diagram showing Harley-Davidson's self-driving motorcycle patent
2 Wheels

Is Harley-Davidson Working on a Self-Balancing Motorcycle?

Most recommended beginner bikes are fairly small so newer riders aren’t intimidated at balancing on and handling them. That’s in contrast to some of Harley-Davidson’s bikes. Even its cheapest bike, the Street 750, is about 100 pounds heavier than my Triumph Street Triple R. But Harley may have a solution that could attract new customers …

2020 Yamaha MT-03
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The Yamaha MT-03 Is a Great Entry-Way Into Motorcycling

Yamaha has quite a diverse motoring portfolio. The Japanese company makes ATVs, electric motors, and even briefly dabbled in cars. But in the US, the brand is perhaps best known for its wide range of motorcycles, which includes cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, and dual sports. And there’s one more bike joining the stable: the …

Lazareth LM410
2 Wheels

Lazareth LM410 Motorcycle Has 4 Wheels and 200 Hp

As a general rule, motorcycles only have 2 wheels. True, there are some 3-wheeled exceptions. Morgan, for example, will sell you a 3-wheeled vehicle that’s legally considered a motorcycle in most US states; ditto Canadian company Campagna. But if you want an actual motorcycle with 3 wheels, the only real choices are Can-Am or Harley-Davidson. …

Yamaha Prototype Electric Crate Motor
Hybrids & Electrics

Yamaha Crate Motor Perfect For EV Swap In Your Hot Rod

A hot rod needs a high-performance powertrain. Yamaha has just the crate motor for your next project but it’s not internal combustion. No, it’s a high-performance electric motor. Even though there is not a lot of demand within Yamaha’s product portfolio its engineering team came up with this slick motor. That’s why it is making …

2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro
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Fastest Dual Sport Motorcycles

Dirt bikes can be a great introduction to motorcycling. They’re easy to repair, and not quick enough to really get you into trouble (apart from the racing versions). But, they’re generally not street-legal, which means you’ll have to haul them to a trail or course. Some touring bikes can go off-road, but they’re really more …

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour
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Fastest Touring Motorcycles by 0-60 Time

Motorcycles are ridden every from dirt trails to paved roads. For the latter, standards and cruisers tend to be popular choices. Cruisers in particular offer an attractive combination of relaxed riding with casual speed. Quite a few cruisers can actually out-accelerate some high-end sports cars. However, over long stretches of road, touring bikes are the …