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2017 - 2022 Suzuki SV650

2017 - 2022 Suzuki SV650

It’s the new look of the UJM standard

Suzuki continued with the evolution of the SV650 line with the all-new-in-2017 SV650. Built on the success of the original SV650 that covered 1999 through 2008, and its offspring, the SFV650 “Gladius,” the new ride carries the SV DNA into a new generation. With a revamped 645 cc engine, it has more horsepower than ever before.

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Suzuki Sharpens the Katana

Suzuki Sharpens the Katana

2022 model gets more power, upgraded electronics

Suzuki looks to continue the success of the Katana with engine modifications bringing it into Euro5 compliance and which give more power. Tweaks to the electronics and dash and new colours complete the picture.

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Yamaha MT-10 SP Has the Highest Chassis Spec of Any Motorcycle

Yamaha MT-10 SP Has the Highest Chassis Spec of Any Motorcycle

Ohlins Semi-Active Suspension Raises The Bar for the Super Naked

Following closely on the heels of the updated MT-10 comes the SP version, with semi-active suspension courtesy of Öhlins.

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO Gets Even Sharper with Electronic Semi Active Suspension

KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO Gets Even Sharper with Electronic Semi Active Suspension

New Tech Helps on Track and On Road

KTM isn’t sitting on its laurels with the 1290 Super Duke naked sports bike. The EVO model now boasts electronic semi-active suspension from long-time collaborator WP

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Yamaha MT-10: The Ultimate Naked Sports Bike Just Got Better

Yamaha MT-10: The Ultimate Naked Sports Bike Just Got Better

Serious upgrades will let the MT-10 go head-to-head with KTM 1290 Super Duke

Range-topping MT model gets long-overdue revamp, with more power, less weight and it’s own distinctive sound.

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Ducati Streetfighter V2 and V4SP Launched: One More Accessible, One More Exclusive

Ducati Streetfighter V2 and V4SP Launched: One More Accessible, One More Exclusive

New models at either end of the naked bike spectrum

In the latest of a series of online launches, Ducati reveals the v-twin sibling to the Streetfighter V4. The new model strips away the excess of the V4 and turns it into a more accessible, but no less exciting, package.

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2020 Triumph Street Triple R

2020 Triumph Street Triple R

More power from the high-performance 765cc engine and improved power-to-weight ratio

Triumph revised its Street Triple R ahead of MY2020 with a number of improvements across the board. A more extreme nose-down look adds to its racing credentials, and it all comes powered by a new three-banger that generates 11.3-percent more oomph than the superseded model. It’s also available in a “Low” configuration that drops the seat almost two inches closer to the deck.

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Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There's The 1290 R Evo

Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There’s The 1290 R Evo

Semi-Active Suspension Now Fitted

With only 500 examples built, the Super Duke RR sold out in 50 minutes. Now, KTM has announced the Super Duke 1290 R Evo.

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MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nurburgring: Only One Question - Why?

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nurburgring: Only One Question - Why?

What possible connection with the famous race track is there?

It’s not a new model, just a limited edition version of the admittedly brilliant Brutale 1000. But what is the connection with the Nurburgring circuit in Germany?

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The Chinese Zongshen Cyclone is Really an Aprilia in Disguise

The Chinese Zongshen Cyclone is Really an Aprilia in Disguise

Radical new concept started life as an Aprilia Dorsoduro

Is there any western company with whom the Chinese don’t have a partnership? This concept from Zongshen, called the Cyclone RA9, is largely made up of Aprilia chassis and engine as Zongshen is a partner to Piaggio, the Italian group that owns the Aprilia brand, among others. Based around a 987cc v-twin, both chassis and engine come from the Aprilia Dorsoduro and Shiver models.

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2022 Kawasaki Z650RS Revealed

2022 Kawasaki Z650RS Revealed

Wraps taken off new retro-styled Z650RS

After being teased a few weeks ago, Kawasaki has finally taken the wraps of its new Z650RS retro bike, which takes styling cues from the original Z650 of 1976 - 1983 and the present day Z900RS.

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Never Heard of Lynk & Co.? Well, You're About To

Never Heard of Lynk & Co.? Well, You’re About To

Chinese Company About To Shake Up Motorcycling?

Chinese-Swedish car maker Lynk & Co builds cars based on Volvos and sells them in a unique way. Now Lynk & Co has entered the motorcycle market, albeit with a thinly re-badged Benelli.

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2021 KTM 890 Duke

2021 KTM 890 Duke

This latest Duke is still among the lightest and most compact naked sportbikes anywhere

KTM juiced up its 790 Duke platform with a more powerful engine, beefed up electronics, and improved suspension for its 2021 release in the U.S. market. New graphics are available on this new platform that comes with a robust electronics suite to help you keep the thing dirty-side down. It rocks a pricetag that’s a full grand less than the more-racetastic “R” variant for an ever so slightly more-relaxed type of rider.

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90% of Motorcyclists Are Against a Ban on Petrol-Powered Motorcycles

90% of Motorcyclists Are Against a Ban on Petrol-Powered Motorcycles

Against Electricity Taking Over From Petrol? You’re not Alone

A new study reveals that 90% of motorcyclists polled are against a ban on the sale of new petrol-powered motorcycles in favour of electricity as a motive force.

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