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The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 Is a Triple (Cylinder) Threat

The naked bike segment has become a hotly-contested one amongst motorcycle companies. But while brands like KTM and Husqvarna offer solid entry-level models, there’s even more competition in the ‘middleweight’ portion. And while Yamaha only introduced its small-capacity naked bike, the MT-03, to the US in 2020, the larger MT-09 has been here for some …
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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 …
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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

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 …
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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. …
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Fleeing FBI Suspect Ends Car Chase Underwater In Submersible

Those of us living in California are more than used to the nightly car chases by police but this one caught our attention. A car chase that started in Redding, California, ended with the suspect pulling a Seascooter out of his pickup and diving into Lake Shasta with it. Prosecutors say that once underwater the …
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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 …
A picture taken on December 9, 2018 shows boat motors of the manufacturer Mercury, rival to Yamaha, on display during the Paris International Boat Show

Mercury vs. Yamaha Outboards: It All Comes To Down To Preference

Looking for a new outboard engine for your boat? There are several choices available, and it can sometimes be hard to decide which brand is right for you. Two of the biggest competitors are Mercury and Yamaha. The problem is picking which one is the best. Thankfully, Westshore Marine and Leisure has done a review …
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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

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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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

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 …