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Drag Race: Is A Ducati Streetfighter V4 Faster Than A Honda CBR1000RR?

Drag Race: Is A Ducati Streetfighter V4 Faster Than A Honda CBR1000RR?

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 makes more power and weighs less than the CBR. But is it enough to win?

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is arguably the fastest naked motorcycle on the market right now. It not only makes crazy numbers but comes laden with wings and top-shelf electronics to help you churn out every ounce of performance available.

Even after all this, though, many still believe it’s simply not fast enough to keep up with a 1000cc faired sportbike. So we did some digging and came across a drag race between a Streetfighter V4 and a Honda CBR1000RR SP that will help find out whether the aforementioned statement is true.

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2023 Ducati Monster SP And Panigale V4 R On The Horizon

2023 Ducati Monster SP And Panigale V4 R On The Horizon

The Monster’s SP variant could bring with it Ohlins suspension and Marchesini wheels

Ducati recently announced its plans to unveil seven new motorcycles via seven world premieres starting from September 2, 2022, and, as expected, the Panigale-maker is tight-lipped about what’s what.

However, a type-approval document filed by Ducati reveals that one of the seven motorcycles will be the Monster SP. The document, filed last week in Australia, lists three Monster variants - Monster, Monster +, and Monster SP. The first two are already part of Ducati’s portfolio, making the SP the newest addition.

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Looks Mesmerizing In Its Chrome-laden Bobber Avatar

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Looks Mesmerizing In Its Chrome-laden Bobber Avatar

Looks rather simple but packs truckloads of changes

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is a popular motorcycle. While enthusiasts love it for its old-school charm, custom bikemakers love its simplicity, making stunning transformations relatively easy.

One such transformation comes from Purpose Built Moto which has converted a Classic 500 into an eye-grabbing bobber exuding chrome. Even though the bike looks rather simple, a lot of work went into it, as you’re about to find out.

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Why the 2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S Is The Best Sportster Yet

Why the 2022 Harley Davidson Sportster S Is The Best Sportster Yet

A bold new direction for Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson entered a new era with the introduction of the liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine. First seen in the Pan America adventure bike, its second application was in the brand new Sportster S model, finally replacing the original Sportster that has been in production since 1957.

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Here's Your First Look At The Can-Am Pulse And Origin Electric Motorcycles

Here’s Your First Look At The Can-Am Pulse And Origin Electric Motorcycles

Both motorcycles look quite promising but you’ll have to wait to get your hands on them

Can-Am is a name long associated with competent three-wheelers and it’s a “what we do” thing for the company. However, everyone needs a new challenge after a while and Can-Am’s new challenge has come in the form of two electric motorcycles.

The three-wheeler-maker has debuted the Pulse and Origin electric motorcycles, both models aiming to solve different needs and change the game. Remember, though, that this is just a debut and the full specs will arrive next year.

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Kawasaki Showcases Hybrid Sportbike & Electric Naked At Suzuka 8 Hours

Kawasaki Showcases Hybrid Sportbike & Electric Naked At Suzuka 8 Hours

This is the first time Kawasaki has showcased its EVs in the flesh

The Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race is a prestigious affair in Japan, especially for Japanese bike companies. So it’s only fair to use this stage to showcase future products, and that’s exactly what Kawasaki did.

Making full use of the stage, the Japanese giant brought out not one but two electric motorcycles to the Suzuka circuit for a parade lap of sorts. Let’s take a closer look.

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Top 10 Long Distance Motorcycle Rides

Top 10 Long Distance Motorcycle Rides

For some riders, riding to work just isn’t going to cut it!

Many of us dream of getting on our motorcycle and heading off towards the horizon, with the aim of not stopping until we have performed a full circle and arrived right back where we started or have at least gone from A to B over a large distance.

Of course, not all of us can spare the time or the money to undertake such a journey which makes it all the more fascinating to look at who has managed it. Right from the earliest days of the motorcycle, intrepid motorcyclists have attempted to go further and further, encountering and defeating adversity in all its forms, whether it be pioneering trails across whole continents in the very earliest days or dealing with innumerable forms of obstinate bureaucracy from one country to the next in more recent times.

For every attempt that has succeeded, there are countless others that have faltered for one reason or another. They do not concern us here: rather, this list is a celebration of those who completed what they set out to achieve.

The list is, of course, vastly incomplete. There have been dozens of hugely impressive rides over the past century, but we have chosen the ones of most significance. Maybe others will resonate more with you but at least this list will get you started.

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Pristine 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa Promises To Breach 190 MPH Even After 23 Years

Pristine 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa Promises To Breach 190 MPH Even After 23 Years

This bike belongs to the iconic era when the 186-mph restriction hadn’t come to play

The Suzuki Hayabusa is arguably the most popular motorcycle in the world, and a massive credit for this feat goes to its first-gen model. Introduced in 1999, the gen-1 Hayabusa immediately became the world’s fastest production motorcycle of its time, ending up as a go-to poster bike for motorcyclists around the globe.

Thanks to all this, the first-gen Hayabusa is a pretty memorable motorcycle, and it’s quite rare to find a clean one on sale. Lucky for you, though, Iconic Motorbike Auctions has a pristine, OG ‘Busa for grabs which promises to breach 190mph even today.

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Your Favorite Harley-Davidson Tourers Look A Lot Sportier In Their New Attire

Your Favorite Harley-Davidson Tourers Look A Lot Sportier In Their New Attire

Takes inspiration from Harley’s Indy Mile racer, the XR750

Harley-Davidson recently evoked the patriot in you with its military-inspired Enthusiast collection. In a similar fashion, the American giant has now introduced the Apex factory custom liveries for its Grand American Touring range, which pays homage to the company’s rich racing heritage.

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2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 Ducati Hypermotard 950 - Performance, Price, and Photos

A new look, lighter weight, improved technology, and more horsepower add up to more fun

Ducati revamped its Hypermotard range ahead of MY22 with the 950 and 950 SP to replace its outgoing Hypermotard 950 models. The new 950 borrows from the supermotard world for general design The 950 dropped some weight compared to its predecessor and replaced it with ponies for greater performance across the board. The “SP” comes with top-shelf suspension and wheels, plus an expanded electronics suite and carbon fiber components to sweeten the deal and new race-born livery.

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Buell Motorcycles... Then, Now, Forever!

Buell Motorcycles... Then, Now, Forever!

Buell Motorcycles is back and it has an interesting history

Erik Buell is known as a maverick engineer who first applied his thinking to Harley Davidson before branching out on his own with his own brand of motorcycles, mainly using Harley Davidson Sportster engines and, latterly, Rotes V-twins. All Buells have been distinguished by some lateral engineering thinking

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A Celebration of the Motorcycle Sidecar

A Celebration of the Motorcycle Sidecar

Usefully practical or a good way of ruining a motorcycle?

For many years, the motorcycle sidecar combination was the mainstay of a family’s means of transport, before the small car became popular in the post-war years. They can still be bought new and can be either the most frightening or exhilarating thing to ride in. Here, we celebrate the humble sidecar with some interesting facts.

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