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Configuration Intermission – 2021 Curtiss ONE

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A few weeks ago I shared an interesting side stand/center stand combination as part of a Guess That Bike post, and now we can take a better look at the whole machine. After many designs and iterations, Curtiss Motorcycles has announced their newest machine – the ONE. This week they updated their website, and now you can build your own. …

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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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Post Sale Update: This Hi-Rider sold for $6,511.11 after 33 bids on eBay in Tampa, Florida. 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 …

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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 …