Third-Gen KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is a Radar-Cruise Super-Hooligan

The enormous 1290 Super Adventure has only been with us since 2015, but it's already into its third generation with today's rather late announcement of a 2021 S model. The S here denotes this bike as the more street-focused version; there's an R with 21/19-inch spoked wheels, longer suspension travel and more ground clearance for... Continue Reading →

New Street Bob 114 heads Harley-Davidson’s 2021 lineup

In the build-up to the February 22 launch of the ground-breaking Pan America adventure bike, Harley-Davidson has unveiled its 2021 fleet, starring a punchier Street Bob along with equipment upgrades and fresh colors across the range. Harley-Davidson worked throughout 2020 on the Rewire strategy, a plan designed to streamline its manufacturing, sales and marketing lines... Continue Reading →

Ducati ushers the Monster into a new aluminum age

With a recent string of changes, Ducati is carving a future through the thick fabric of its own tradition; it ditched the V2 for a V4 in its superbike, the new Multistrada traded the desmo for springs and now, behold, a Monster with no trellis frame. Since 1993, when designer Miguel Galluzzi defined the legendary shape of... Continue Reading →

Ducati and Lamborghini team up for a Special Diavel 1260

Born from the first ever cooperation between the two Italian brands, the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini pays homage to the Siàn FKP 37 hybrid supercar with a limited production featuring lots of carbon on the power cruiser’s higher-spec S variant. In 2012 the Volkswagen (VW) Group bought Ducati, adding another Italian icon to its impressive... Continue Reading →

BMW’s electric future-scooter is going to production within months

BMW's wacky Concept Link electric scooter from 2017 is within a few months of becoming a super futuristic-looking production bike, and this new Definition CE 04 is the last time we'll see it without mirrors and a license plate. This whole project takes BMW's angular, modular, layered design approach and pushes it into sci-fi territory in... Continue Reading →

2021 Ducati Multistrada gets the V4 treatment, Front and Rear RADAR

The third application of Ducati’s V4 platform gears up for adventure touring duties in the new 170-hp Multistrada V4, which is loaded with cutting-edge electronics while, surprisingly enough, ditching the desmodromic valve system. For a company that built its fame on sportbikes and roadracing, it sounds almost ironic that its first attempt at a tall... Continue Reading →

Roland Sands builds a straight-line dragster out of the BMW R18

AMA 250GP national champion racer Roland Sands has been taking perfectly good motorcycles and engoodening them further for 20-odd years. Now, he's turned his attentions to BMW's giant boxer cruiser, giving the R18 a hardtail dragster treatment. It turns out Papa Sands was a drag racer in his day, so young Roland has spent plenty of... Continue Reading →

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