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Here's A Chance To Get Your Hand's On A Pristine ‘97 Honda CBR900RR

Here’s A Chance To Get Your Hand’s On A Pristine ‘97 Honda CBR900RR

An ode to modern-day superbikes, this CBR runs perfectly, sounds awesome, and looks the business

Honda’s CBR moniker is an important one for the Japanese bikemaker and has birthed some truly game-changing motorcycles. One such motorcycle was the Honda CBR900RR, which went on sale from 1992 to 2003, serving as the base for the now-flagship CBR1000RR FireBlade. Looking for a pristine CBR900RR to bless your garage? Lucky for you, there’s one available at BringATrailer going for no reserve. Here are all of its details.

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A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That'll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes

A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That’ll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes

Dubbed the ’Dark Side’, this rad chopper has been transformed by Bad Land Customs based out of Japan

When a hardcore biker thinks of Japan, brands like Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha come to mind. But not many know that Japan is actually home to several super-talented custom bikemakers as well.

One such shop is Bad Land which has as many as 150 (!) custom Harley builds under its belt. Today, we’re featuring the 90th motorcycle that was worked on by the bikemaker, a super-sexy Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, dubbed Dark Side.

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Triumph Goes The KTM Way With Its New Color Options For 2023

Triumph Goes The KTM Way With Its New Color Options For 2023

Right from the Trident to the Rocket 3, all bikes in the range get new colors

Taking the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” road, Triumph Motorcycles has updated the Street Triple, Speed Triple, Trident 660, and Rocket 3 range with new colors for 2023, some of which are plain bold.

Let’s take a look.

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Kawasaki KLR650 Is All The Old-School Adventure Bike You'll Ever need

Kawasaki KLR650 Is All The Old-School Adventure Bike You’ll Ever need

35 years Old And Still Going Strong

Some bikes are so good right out of the box that they just don’t deserve to die. Kawasaki’s KLR650 might be a dinosaur, but it’s still the ride of choice for those who want a bike as rough and ready as the trails they are riding.

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Explained: The Five Most Popular Types Of Motorcycle Frames

Explained: The Five Most Popular Types Of Motorcycle Frames

A deep dive into one of the most ignored yet vital element of a motorcycle

When talking motorcycles, the most commonly noted aspects that are touched upon are stuff like horsepower, torque, 0-60mph times, and cubic capacity, and we’re guilty of it too. What goes overlooked, though, is perhaps one of the most key components that holds the entire motorcycle together - the chassis, also known as the frame.

Contrary to what you may think (and we thought at some point too), the frame isn’t just a metal piece built to hold everything together but it plays a pivotal role in defining the bike’s characteristics, which is why over the years, manufacturers have ventured into the depths of physics and chemistry to create different kinds of frames.

Want a lowdown on them? Lucky for you, here’s a guide on the five most common types of motorcycle chassis.

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They Don't Make Them Like They Used To, Part 1

They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To, Part 1

Harvey Williams at the Isle Of Man TT, 1952

Nothing says Devil-May-Care more than Harvey Williams jumping his BSA Bantam race bike at the Isle Of Man TT with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth!

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Contribute to save a piece of Harley Davidson Heritage

Contribute to save a piece of Harley Davidson Heritage

The Davidson family cottage in Scotland needs to be saved

A small cottage in Scotland that once belonged to William S Davidson’s parents before they emigrated to America needs to be bought to save it from developers. Davidson Legacy Preservation is hoping to crowd-fund its preservation

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Automatic Exhaust Sound Enforcement Coming to a State Near You Soon

Automatic Exhaust Sound Enforcement Coming to a State Near You Soon

California Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

Following news from the UK and France, California has announced that automated exhaust noise enforcement will be put in place from 2023, initially running to 2027.

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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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Engineering Wonder: Home Built 10-Cylinder Radial Two-Stroke!

Engineering Wonder: Home Built 10-Cylinder Radial Two-Stroke!

This is some serious home engineering

A home-built, 10-cylinder radial Twin-Star two-stroke engine would be impressive if it came from an established manufacturer but when it comes from the home workshop of a Czech motorcycle enthusiast, it’s off-the-scale impressive. And he even builds the rest of the motorcycle as well.

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SCOOP: KTM's Flagship Naked Is Getting A Facelift For 2023!

SCOOP: KTM’s Flagship Naked Is Getting A Facelift For 2023!

Spied testing in Austria, the motorcycle will look much sleeker than the outgoing model

KTM is working hard to amp up its motorcycle lineup for 2023. We’ve already spotted the upcoming KTM 990 Duke a few times and now, spy shots of what looks like an updated 1290 Super Duke have surfaced online.

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2021 - 2023 Kawasaki KLX300

2021 - 2023 Kawasaki KLX300

This should be on your short list of zombie apocalypse bikes

Kawasaki put together its KLX300 model with dual-sport riders in mind and a definite bias for the off-road work. Suspension stroke and ground clearance point to a capacity for fairly rugged terrain, while the mirrors and full all-around lighting make it street legal. Whether you plan on proper adventure riding, or just want to forego the trailer action every time you want to hit your favorite trails, the KLX300 has you covered.

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2022 Honda CBR500R

2022 Honda CBR500R

Help from the CBR650R gives this budding little Fireblade better handling, more power, and more torque down low

Honda hit its CBR500R with a whole battery of tweaks and improvements for MY2022 that go far beyond the cursory BNG treatment that frequently marks “updated” models. The frame rocks a new lighter swingarm assembly with re-tuned flexion baked right in. Showa provides their SFF-BP stems up front along with a weight shift forward to improve the front contact patch integrity. Tuned-up fuel injection delivers more of what the factory calls “torque feel and character” to complete the major improvements over the 2021 model.

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Kawasaki is Looking at Hybrid Powertrains for Motorcycles

Kawasaki is Looking at Hybrid Powertrains for Motorcycles

Combining Petrol and Electricity Is the Best of Both Worlds

While hybrid powertrains are common in cars, they have yet to catch on in motorcycles. Kawasaki has been working on the idea for some time and the surprising thing is that the petrol engine is actually a two-stroke.

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2018 - 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 400

2018 - 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 400

It’s the new big small-displacement Ninja

Kawasaki took the next step in the struggle to find that perfect balance between displacement, performance, and affordability with the new-from-2018 Ninja 400. This ride delivers the aggressive styling that you expect from the Ninja family with a host of improvements over the previous generation. More power, less weight, and a mature presentation should hold the new Ninja in good stead in the highly-competitive small-displacement sportbike market that serves as the main battlefield in the contest to instill some brand loyalty in the increasingly important new buyer base.

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2022 Honda CB500F

2022 Honda CB500F

Entry-level, sure, but are the improvements enough to appeal to experienced riders?

Honda extends the shelf life of its naked-streetfighter middleweight hitting its CB500F with a battery of new improvements. Powerful new LED lights join with new suspension components and a reworked swingarm assembly. Plus, a handful of weight-saving measures lighten the load and shift the balance point even further forward for sharper handling.

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2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide ST

2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide ST

Complete with a little Screamin’ Eagle® Factory championship winning racebike attitude

Harley-Davidson cultivates the “performance bagger” build within its Grand American Touring ranks with its new-for-2022 Road Glide ST. This is the fixed-fairing sibling of the Street Glide ST, and it rocks much of the same yummygoodness with the powerful Milwaukee-Eight 117 to push it all down the road. Infotainment and luggage come stock, but the factory holds its cornering-sensitive rider aids in reserve as part of the optional gear package.

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