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Press Release: 2021 Ducati Monster and Monster+

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Let’s start with the good news: the new Monster weighs just 416 pounds wet, a ~40 pound reduction from the current model. The 937cc Testastretta motor produces 111 horsepower and a healthy 69 lb-ft of torque (and desmo service intervals are up to 18,600 miles). The bad news: it doesn’t look like a Ducati, does it? Discuss!

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Rare Project with No Reserve – 1974 Norton Hi-Rider

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When “Easy Rider” exponentially increased the popularity of choppers around the world, it was inevitable that certain businesses would try to ride the way. What was surprising was that one of those companies was Norton, who created the “Hi-Rider” variant of the Commando to counteract the popularity of big Japanese motorcycles like the Honda CB750. It looked silly – in …

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What Do You Want To Know? 2021 Honda Trail125

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Whether you want to call it the Trail125 (as Honda did) or the CT125, Honda’s iconic mini trail bike is back! It uses the same 125cc motor found in Honda’s miniMOTO lineup (Grom, Monkey, and Super Cub), but Honda wants you to believe that you can ride this just about anywhere. “It’s a machine that’s a blast around town, and …

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Event Recap – Highway 2 Track Day

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The first time I ever went on a track with a big bike was at Utah Motorsports Campus for a Yamaha press launch. I was with a bunch of motorcycle journalists – including people who regularly club race and the current motorcycle record holder at Pikes Peak. Almost all of them were much faster than me, and even in small …

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What Do You Want To Know? 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

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The previous generation of the Ninja 1000 was a great sport-tourer that was just missing a couple of things on the “touring” side – most notably cruise control. Well, Kawi’s fixed that for 2020 thanks to ride by wire and several other goodies. The best part? It adds just $200 to the MSRP. If I bought a ’19, I’d be …

Rare Project – 1962 Moto Parilla Wildcat Scrambler 250

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Post Sale Update: This Parilla sold for $3,150 after 24 bids on eBay in Orange, Connecticut. Parilla was distributed in the US by Cosmopolitan Motors, and while the former had some success with a 175cc bike, Cosmopolitan asked for a 250cc engine. Parilla responded with their distinctive high cam motor from their Grand Sports road bike. At the time, this …

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In Canada – 1983 Honda NS250F

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Honda did not officially sell the NS250R in the United States, though a few have been imported through the gray market over the years. What you almost never see is the naked variant, the NS250F. Here’s one in British Columbia if you feel like bring it across the border yourself.

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Press Release – BMW’s Maintenance-Free Chain

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Lots of press releases take up space in my inbox, but very few get me as excited as this because I’m very lazy about cleaning my chain: BMW Motorrad has just announced the “M Endurance” chain, which is “maintenance-free like the shaft drive for the first time.” No word on if it’s coming to the US yet, but it’s made …