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KTM Is Readying A Sport-tourer Based On The 890 Adventure [ Spy Shots Inside ]

KTM Is Readying A Sport-tourer Based On The 890 Adventure [ Spy Shots Inside ]

It’ll be the third model in the 890 ADV lineup

After the recent sighting of the mini 400cc enduro, it looks like KTM is now shiting focus on its touring lineup, as spy shots of a new 890 Adventure-based test mule have surfaced on the internet.

To jog your memory, KTM already has two 890 Adventure models - 890 Adventure and 890 Adventure R - with the former focusing on adventure touring while the latter is your off-roading partner. Thus, the new model makes perfect sense and will rival the Yamaha Tracer 900 GT.

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2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide ST

2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide ST

This is the touring bagger for the fiery-eyed pegdraggers out there...you know who you are

Harley-Davidson adds some much-needed vim, vigor, and vitality to its Grand American Touring lineup with the new-for-2022 Street Glide ST model. This is a bagger based on the large tourbike frame with the classic Batwing fairing up front and lots of long distance-comfort items on board. Best of all, it comes with a performance bent due to the Milwaukee-Eight 117 powerplant and optional electronic engine-management goodies.

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2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 / 650 LT

2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 / 650 LT

Updated bodywork and new electronics make for a hot mid-displacement ADV

Kawasaki buffed up the road-adventure chops of its mid-range, base-model Versys 650 ABS platform and its tour-tastic sibling, the 650 LT. New bodywork encapsulates the innards, and protects the new instrumentation along with a new LED headlight arrangement to set this model apart from its forebears. To help you keep it all under control, a new electronic Rider Aid package delivers the goods.

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Drag Race: Three Sports Tourer Motorcycles Try To Take Down A 200+HP Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Drag Race: Three Sports Tourer Motorcycles Try To Take Down A 200+HP Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Will the BMW S 1000 XR, Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX or Aprilia Tuono V4 succeed in beating Kawasaki’s flagship liter-class bike? Let’s find out

With each passing day, motorcycle manufacturers are pushing the envelope of peak power that you can churn out from an engine. As a result, both sportbikes and sports tourers are getting more powerful and faster, to the extent that the gap between these two categories has shrunk.

This raises a very valid question - Can a modern-day sports tourer motorcycle keep up with (let alone beat) a modern-day liter-class sportbike? I’m sure this is a question, that many people want to know the answer to.

Lucky for us, Revzilla had the same idea, owing to which they brought along three leading sports tourer bikes - the BMW S 1000 XR, Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX, and Aprilia Tuono V4 - to a drag strip, pitting them against a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Here’s how it went down.

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2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST

2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST

H-D adds the Milwaukee-Eight 117 straight out of the CVO line to the Low Rider Softail frame for sport-touring performance on a grand scale

Harley-Davidson continues to expand its Softail cruiser family with the MY2022 Low Rider ST sport-tourer. It borrows from an ’80s design for a classic look, but the underpinnings are all modern with the new Softail chassis, and 117 cubic-engine to push it all down the road for a nice balance of features.

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Two New Buell Models to be Launched at Daytona Bike Week

Two New Buell Models to be Launched at Daytona Bike Week

Supertouring 1190 and Baja DR dirt bike set to join Hammerhead in line up

Buell’s reinvention set to continue as the company plans to launch two new bikes at the 2022 Daytona Bike Week in early March.

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Ducati Updates Multistrada V4 After Only One Year

Ducati Updates Multistrada V4 After Only One Year

New Tech features in updates

Despite being only a year old, Ducati has announced tech updates to the class-leading Multistrada V4, along with a new colour.

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Radar Assist for Motorcycles? How About Cameras?

Radar Assist for Motorcycles? How About Cameras?

Rider-Assist Cameras Being developed by Kawasaki

The never-ending quest to develop new rider-assist systems is about to take another step forward as Kawasaki is developing cameras for fitment to motorcycles

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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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2021 - 2022 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

2021 - 2022 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

All-new from the ground up with an all-new engine and upgraded electronics, all in a spankin’-new frame.

It’s out with the old and in with the new for Yamaha’s Tracer model that saw a ground-up rebuild ahead of MY2021. That’s right, Yamaha went for the trifecta with an all-new engine and upgraded electronics, all in a spankin’-new frame. This newest Tracer replaces the previous version, the Tracer 900 GT, and represents a natural evolution of Yamaha’s sport-touring design philosophy.

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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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Hub-Centre Steering: Engineering Dead End?

Hub-Centre Steering: Engineering Dead End?

Advantages Don’t Quite Outweigh Disadvantages

Hub-centre steering is one of the few departures from traditional motorcycle chassis engineering that has been paid more than lip service. Bimota still uses the technology but is it just another engineering dead-end?

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