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2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

Editor Score: 76.5% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 7.5/10 Brakes 6.0/10 Instruments/Controls 2.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.5/10 Appearance/Quality 7.5/10 Desirability 6.0/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 76.5/100 The last time I rode a Kawasaki KLR650 was fifteen years ago, in San Francisco as a photo op for a story about the Motorcycle EmergencyRead More

2016 Victory Octane Unveiling

Muscle bikes are as American as, well, the V-Twin engine. Both are elemental designs stripped down to their bare essentials. Victory Motorcycles has chosen to combine the two in the new Octane to create its vision of the future of American Muscle. Going against the image that muscle bikes needRead More

Honda Pro Racing Launches New Web Series

Honda is producing a new eight-part video series featuring its professional motorcycle and automobile racers. The first episode is particularly moto-specific, with 18-time Trials World Champion Toni Bou playing host, offering insights into his craft. Bou also introduces different segments including Nicky Hayden offering thoughts after his first test withRead More

What Motorcycle-Related Activity Are You Doing This Weekend?

Friday is winding down here at the MO Towers. Naturally, the topic of what is happening this weekend has come up as we stand around the espresso bar waiting for our pre-commute massages. We’ve got our weekends planned out: Tom is busy with the construction of the motocross track inRead More

Weekend Awesome – Jurassic World Motorcycle Scene in 360 Degrees

Last year’s Jurassic World successfully revived the dormant Jurassic Park film franchise, raking in $ 1.6 billion at the box office. MOrons would appreciate the motorcycle scene where the character Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) led a pack of velociraptors on his Triumph Scrambler. Universal Pictures has now releasedRead More

MotoGP Testing At Phillip Island Day 3

Marc Marquez was fastest on Day 3 of MotoGP testing at Phillip Island, but his time of 1:29.158 was fractionally slower than Maverick Viñales’ best time on Day 2 of 1:29.131. In fact, the two riders held the top six time slots over the course of the three-day test. ARead More

Yamaha Invests $2 Million in Silicon Valley Startup Veniam

Yamaha announced a $ 2 million investment in an American company developing connected vehicle technology. The financial injection was part of a total $ 22 million in Series B funding raised by Silicon Valley’s Veniam Inc. from investors including Verizon and Cisco. Co-founded by Zipcar’s original chief executive officer RobinRead More

Add Ryan Reynolds To The List Of Custom Triumph Thruxton Owners

You probably know Ryan Reynolds from his many acting gigs, including his most recent gig as the star of the action/anti-superhero flick, “Deadpool.” But did you know he also rides motorcycles? A rider since the age of 15, when he bought a Honda CB750 – a “pile of crap,” asRead More

2017 KTM 890 Duke Spy Shots

We’ve heard the rumors of a new parallel-Twin from KTM for a long time, and now we have pictures of the new motor in a new Duke chassis. And this platform will surely also be adapted into an Adventure model that will fill the hole between KTM’s 690 Enduro andRead More

Look Out Arai And Shoei, The New Bell Pro Star Is Coming

Two and a half years ago, Bell Helmets set out to design and create its most advanced helmet yet, and with the new Pro Star, designed with input from Bell’s athletes around the world, Bell has expanded the Star line to include three models: the Star, the Race Star, andRead More

Top 10 Talking Points For The 2016 World Superbike Season

The long winter break from racing is almost over, as the 2016 World Superbike season will kick off in just over a week in Australia at the beautiful Phillip Island circuit. Jonathan Rea took the 2015 championship – his first world title – in convincing fashion, and with a newRead More

AMA Flat Track Coming To Phoenix With Arizona Mile May 14

From an AMA press release: AMA Pro Flat Track will be making a return to the Phoenix area for the first time in 30 years with the Law Tigers Arizona Mile, scheduled as round four of the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season on Saturday, May 14 at Turf ParadiseRead More