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2015 - 2022 Suzuki DR650S

2015 - 2022 Suzuki DR650S

The DR650S could be the “I-wanna-have-fun” bike you’ll hang on to

It’s not the most attractive bike in the dual sport stable, though it’s small and scrappy with a 644 cc engine and so much fun to ride. With a glance at the DR650S from Suzuki you might just dismiss it as an enduro bike. That would be doing it an injustice. It’s really a basic adventure bike that will get you off the pavement and into the woods with perhaps more gumption than a real adventure bike. Priced affordably, it isn’t tragic to drop it as it would be otherwise and it is lightweight enough that you can pick it up and keep going.

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2014 - 2022 Honda CBR600RR

2014 - 2022 Honda CBR600RR

It’s a MotoGP-inspired race replica

Honda’s latest generation of 600 cc, CBR supersports toes the family line with its race-winning blend of power and maneuverability all packed onto a MotoGP-inspired chassis. Much like the original CBR600RR that hit the streets back in ’03 and was built as a racebike replica, the current model features a strong engine along with a front suspension featuring Honda’s 41mm Big Piston Fork for superb handling and snappy action, plus MotoGP-inspired bodywork in a race-tested aerodynamic supersport design.

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Think You've Seen Crazy? This Video Of A Blisteringly Quick KTM 1290 Super Duke Taking On A Suzuki Hayabusa Will Make You Re-think

Think You’ve Seen Crazy? This Video Of A Blisteringly Quick KTM 1290 Super Duke Taking On A Suzuki Hayabusa Will Make You Re-think

Spoiler alert: The 1290 Super Duke recorded a faster quarter-mile time than a $2 million electric hypercar!

In today’s edition of drag races with crazy results, we’ve brought you a race between a drag race-ready KTM 1290 Super Duke and an equally tricked-out Suzuki Hayabusa.

Let’s dive right into it.

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2016 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883

2016 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Nothing comes out of the hole like a Sporty

When Harley-Davidson makes changes to the Iron 883, they stay faithful to at least one important aspect – performance. While XL models have never been known as ’fast’ bikes, they certainly have a well-deserved reputation as ’quick’ bikes. Nothing in the Harley world comes out of the hole like a Sporty, or handles the corners like one, and the Iron 883 maintains that tradition with aplomb. Bikes like this show how the XL line has not only survived, but also thrived in the entry-level and sport-minded American markets.

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2019 - 2021 Indian Springfield

2019 - 2021 Indian Springfield

It’s among the least expensive of Indian’s baggers

Indian Motorcycle cashes in on its deep design roots with the Springfield model that hit the market in ’16 and has been carried over into the 2022 model year with nary but a few adjustments to the color palette. Power comes from what was Indian’s largest production engine prior to 2020, along with ABS and keyless ignition on board, but it’s the classic, old-school bagger looks that drive sales of this particular unit. Best of all, it’s among the least expensive of the available baggers, and that positions it well within the boulevard-bruiser/light-tour categories.

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2016 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

2016 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

It’s lean and mean with dark custom attitude

The Forty-Eight from Harley-Davidson’s Sportster stable has that signature bulldog stance with beefy front forks and fat tires on a narrow frame. The 1,202 cc Evo engine comes blacked out with chrome blings, fed by a ’peanut tank’ that appeared on Sporty’s throughout its history. Low, low seat height and Dark Custom attitude give the Forty-Eight that low-slung, lean, mean look.

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EV vs ICE Drag Race: Energica Ego Attempts To Win Against WSBK-Spec Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

EV vs ICE Drag Race: Energica Ego Attempts To Win Against WSBK-Spec Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The Energica Ego pumps out a massive 143 lb-ft while the ZX-10R only manages 93 lb-ft. Which one is your money on?

In today’s dose of your drag race fix, we’ve brought you an EV vs ICE motorcycle showdown, where an Energica Ego electric motorcycle, one of the fastest electric bikes out there, attempts to ruffle the feathers of two Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10Rs.

Let’s dive into it.

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2015 - 2023 Honda Ruckus

2015 - 2023 Honda Ruckus

This has got to be the Mad Max of scooterdom

Bare bones — naked bike, anyone? — and gnarly, the Ruckus looks like it’s right out of Mad Max. Even though it does have a 50 cc engine, no one is going to say, “Awww, isn’t that cute?” when you ride by on a Honda Ruckus. Granted, you won’t get going very fast on a Ruckus, so on-lookers will get a good, long look.

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2015 - 2022 Honda XR650L

2015 - 2022 Honda XR650L

It’s the "I wanna have fun" bike you’ll hang on to

Honda carries its venerable XR650L line into 2022, but to be honest, it’s almost completely unchanged — save for a BNL update — from the original version unleashed on the world back in 1993. Before you scoff, I would point out that sharks haven’t changed in millions of years, having evolved long ago into creatures perfectly suited to their environments, and apparently, so it is with the XR650L. The Red Riders got it right out of the gate with this one, and popular support keeps the bike on Honda’s showroom floors even after nearly a quarter-century.

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2016 - 2022 Yamaha Super Ténéré / Super Ténéré ES

2016 - 2022 Yamaha Super Ténéré / Super Ténéré ES

It’s ’Super’ Adventure Touring

The Super Ténéré ES returned in 2019 without its stablemate, the Super Ténéré. The “ES” carries into 2022 bringing all the adventure capability that gave the Ténéré its name. A compact 1,199 cc parallel-twin engine coupled with the wide-ratio six-speed transmission takes you over hill and dale and back to the pavement with aplomb. Its narrow chassis and low center of gravity make the Super Ténéré easy to handle as well as maneuverable and nimble on twisty roads. Named after the Ténéré desert region in the Sahara, the Super Ténéré and Super Ténéré ES from Yamaha give you on-road and off-road confidence wherever your journey takes you.

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2015 - 2022 Yamaha XT250

2015 - 2022 Yamaha XT250

It’s a scrappy dual sport with a double-dose of fun

It seems like when God said “Let there be light,” Yamaha was already making the XT250. Okay, maybe not that long ago, but it has been since 1980 and I’ll bet a lot of folks reading this weren’t born yet. In 1982, Rambo rode one inFirst Blood. If it was mean enough to carry Sylvester Stallone, you know it was pretty awesome. With a wide-ratio five-speed and an air-cooled 250 cc engine, the XT250 is a proper little dual-sport machine and with a little more attention to two-up riding than you might expect in an off-road-capable bike.

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How Far Can You Wheelie? How about the 37.75 miles of the Isle of Man TT course?

How Far Can You Wheelie? How about the 37.75 miles of the Isle of Man TT course?

Trials legend Dougie Lampkin Takes on the TT course...doing a wheelie

Wheelie? Sure, we can all do them. In a straight line and for a few seconds. But how about taking on the most fearsome circuit in the world on your back wheel: 37.75 miles of the Isle of Man TT course over almost two hours. Think it’s easy? Well, watch this and then let’s talk!

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2015 - 2022 Yamaha V Star 250

2015 - 2022 Yamaha V Star 250

You won’t find many V-twin engines in the small-displacement field

If you’re a carburetor fan, you’re still in luck for a 250 cc commuter bike with the V Star 250 from Yamaha. Simple, classic-cruiser good looks and scooter-like fuel economy make the V Star 250 a no-nonsense choice for a budget-minded or entry-level rider.

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2015 - 2022 Yamaha FJR1300

2015 - 2022 Yamaha FJR1300

It has a liquid-cooled four-banger in a sportbike frame for a bit more thrill than just a tourbike

The biggest sport-tourer in Yamaha’s lineup is better than ever. In 2016, the FJR1300A and its stablemate the FJR1300ES saw some evolutionary changes that brought just enough tweaks to make them smoother, more comfortable rides. Probably the biggest change in that update was in the transmission with the addition of a sixth gear and adding a slipper clutch to reduce hand fatigue at the clutch lever. Both of these tourers run a 1,298 cc liquid-cooled four-banger and come on a sportbike frame for a bit more thrill than just a tourbike.

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New Auction Record Set for a Japanese Bike

New Auction Record Set for a Japanese Bike

It’s six years old and has 1 mile on the clock

A Honda RC213V-S, still in its packing crate and showing one mile on the odometer has just set the record for a Honda at auction. The price? If you have to ask, you can’t afford it!

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2016 - 2022 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec / Bolt C-Spec

2016 - 2022 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec / Bolt C-Spec

The performance bobber with an attitude

The Bolt from Yamaha’s Star cruiser line is a cool little bobber-style bike with its high tank, short wheelbase, and solo seat. It’s a nice around town bike — lightweight and agile — and naked with real-steel sheet metal, so it just begs you to customize it. What could be better? Enter the Bolt’s siblings, the dressier Bolt R-Spec and the café racer Bolt C-Spec. The Spec duo are every bit as snappy and fun to ride as the Bolt, but with some upgrades, both hardware and cosmetic. Powered by the air-cooled 942 cc V-twin engine, the Specs are in the same size slot as the Bolt: not too small that you’ll outgrow it right away and not so big to be overwhelming for new riders. At just a few bills more than the Bolt, they’re worth a look.

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2015 - 2022 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

2015 - 2022 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

It’s a supersport tourer with real supersport DNA

Kawasaki delivered the 2015 Concours 14 ABS with a whole slew of improvements over the prior year — some cosmetic and some for performance — and carries that over to 2022. At the core, the Kawasaki kept the 1,352 cc engine derived from the Ninja® ZX™-14R in a chassis tuned for touring. The sportbike DNA is quite evident in the overall styling, so whether you love it or hate it, you don’t ignore the Concours 14 ABS.

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Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R

Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R

Kenan Sofuoglu on the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey

When the Kawasaki H2R came out, the makers claimed a top speed of 380km/h (236mph). World Supersport champion Keenan Sofuoglu reckoned he could get 400km/h out of one. Here’s his attempt.

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Here's Your Chance to Buy the Lo-Res, Poor-Man's Cybertruck!

Here’s Your Chance to Buy the Lo-Res, Poor-Man’s Cybertruck!

Dubbed by some as the poor mans Cybertruck, here is your chance to acquire this piece of Automotive Art

The Lo-Res Car has to be one of the strangest automobiles out there, even as far as concept cars go. It’s no wonder that it eventually made it to the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. They acquired this extremely rare vehicle three years ago, and the car is now being auctioned for no reserve at BringATrailer.com. It is being offered on a bill of sale and does not have a title or registration for use on the street.

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