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2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S passenger ride

Ahead of its official launch, we get an early ride and technical overview of the Porsche 718 Boxster S. Can a turbo flat four really replace a howling flat six? To call the new 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S a facelift is selling it more than a little short.Read More

Church Of MO First Ride: 2002 Kawasaki ZX-12R

When the hyperbike wars were taking off at the start of the new millennium, Kawasaki was caught with its pants down, so to speak, as Suzuki had lit the field on fire with its Hayabusa. Team Green’s response? No, not the ZX-14R we know today, but the ZX-12R. A fast bikeRead More

2016 Ducati XDiavel S First Ride Review

2016 Ducati XDiavel S Editor Score: 90.5% Engine 19.0/20 Suspension/Handling 13.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 9.0/10 Instruments/Controls 5.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10 Appearance/Quality 9.25/10 Desirability 9.25/10 Value 8.5/10 Overall Score 90.5/100 What do the Diavel and the XDiavel have in common? According to Ducati, aside from six letters in their names, only brakeRead More

2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 First Ride Review + Video

2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Editor Score: 91.0% Engine 19.0/20 Suspension/Handling 14.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 9.5/10 Brakes 9.0/10 Instruments/Controls 4.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.5/10 Desirability 9.5/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 91/100 “Nasty, brutish and short” is the famous phrase used to describe the life of the typical medieval peasant (or MO editor),Read More

Shimano Moto Athlete Ride Day

Shimano hosted a group of top motorcycle racers yesterday at its Moto Athlete Ride Day, and for this third annual edition, the format was switched from road to dirt. Among the 100-plus participants were several racers who had competed in the previous evening’s Anaheim 2 AMA Supercross round, including Chad Reed, Davi Millsaps,Read More

Duke’s Den: Ride More!

There’s a conversation I’ve had with new acquaintances that repeats itself time after time once they learn I’m the Editor-in-Chief for one of the biggest and most respected moto publications on the web. “Wow, that must be great to ride around on motorcycles all the time,” is the painfully commonRead More

2016 Zero FXS First Ride Review

2016 Zero FXS Editor Score: 85.0% Engine 18.5/20 Suspension/Handling 12.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 10.0/10 Brakes 8.0/10 Instruments/Controls 5.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10 Appearance/Quality 8.5/10 Desirability 8.0/10 Value 6.5/10 Overall Score 85/100 If you’ve been keeping tabs, we’ve ridden the Zero FX quite a lot. First in 2013 when I rode one to the topRead More

Veterans Charity Ride Donates Custom Indian Scout To Wounded Marine

From an Indian press release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, recently announced its continuing sponsorship of the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis for 2016 and is, in fact, expanding its level of sponsorship this year. A veteran from the inaugural event was surprised to receive the gift of aRead More

2016 Yamaha YZ450FX Ride Review

2016 Yamaha YZ450FX Editor Score: 96.0% Engine 19.5/20 Suspension/Handling 15.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 10/10 Brakes 8.0/10 Instruments/Controls 5.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 10/10 Appearance/Quality 10/10 Desirability 9.5/10 Value 9.0/10 Overall Score 96/100 In its 60-year history Yamaha’s line-up has never boasted more motocross and off-road competition models than right now. Already fortified with a broadRead More

Evans Off Camber – Mastering The Ride

Just the other day, I was pondering a botched downshift, really looking at it, taking it apart, gracing it with much more importance than any single half-second of a mundane, around-town, two-wheeled, errand-run should be treated. This is the way my mind works, and I’ve long since given up wonderingRead More

2016 Triumph Street Twin First Ride Review

2016 Triumph Street Twin Editor Score: 84.5% Engine 16.5/20 Suspension/Handling 13.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 8.5/10 Instruments/Controls 4.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.0/10 Desirability 7.5/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 84.5/100 Wow, this is sort of dangerous ground Triumph is treading with its new Hi-Torque-engined Street Twin: Its all-new bigger, more modern, liquid-cooledRead More

2016 KTM 690 Duke First Ride Video Review

Last week, KTM flew me to Gran Canaria to sample the 2016 KTM 690 Duke and Duke R. While these trips are usually grueling (think 40+ hours in a total of six different pressurized aluminum tubes for just a few hours of riding), I’m not complaining. The 690 Duke exemplifiesRead More