2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

Editor Score: 76.5% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 7.5/10 Brakes 6.0/10 Instruments/Controls 2.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.5/10 Appearance/Quality 7.5/10 Desirability 6.0/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 76.5/100 The last time I rode a Kawasaki KLR650 was fifteen years ago, in San Francisco as a photo op for a story about the Motorcycle Emergency  Response Corps. MERC was a non-profit organization composed of motorcyclists volunteering their skills to provide mobility, rescue, and communications during a disaster. Sadly, the MERC…

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Viñales Fastest At Phillip Island MotoGP Test Day Two

Viñales Fastest At Phillip Island MotoGP Test Day Two

Thankfully, day two of MotoGP testing at Phillip Island was a dry one. Following a good showing in second place in the wet yesterday, Maverick Viñales proved it wasn’t a fluke by lapping fastest in the dry today. His margin of superiority wasn’t much, though, as the top ten were all within one second of Viñales’ time. 1. ˄ Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 29.131s [Lap 63/64] 2. ˄ Marc Marquez ESP Repsol…

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Honda: Rain Damps Phillip Island MotoGP Practice Testing

Honda: Rain Damps Phillip Island MotoGP Practice Testing

Preseason testing is an important time of year for MotoGP fans – and the teams, too. Unfortunately, rain limited the testing performed at Phillip Island. Testing will continue for two more days, so stay tuned… Begin Honda Press Release Bad weather affects first day of Phillip Island test Day one of the test at Phillip Island was affected by poor weather conditions, with intermittent light rainfall and strong winds, and maximum air and track temperatures…

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How Do You Check A Motorcycle’s Oil Level?

How Do You Check A Motorcycle’s Oil Level?

Modern motorcycles are incredibly reliable, but they still require you to check a few things in order to keep them running at full potential. The engine oil is one of those items you should never neglect. After all, you don’t want to run your high-revving, manufactured-to-aerospace-tolerances, and extremely-expensive-to-replace engine without the proper lubricant, do you? Additionally, an engine’s oil can reveal a good bit of information about the condition of its internals to even a…

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2016 Piaggio MP3 500ie Review

2016 Piaggio MP3 500ie Review

Editor Score: 85.5% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 14.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.0/10 Brakes 7.0/10 Instruments/Controls 4.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10 Appearance/Quality 9.0/10 Desirability 9.0/10 Value 9.0/10 Overall Score 85.5/100 Maybe somebody beat you with a kickstand when you were a child, and you carry an irrational fear of them? Let it go, with the MP3 you can relax, you don’t need one. With a little practice, you can flip the right-thumb button inward just as you’re coming to a stop,…

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Pata Yamaha Introduces Official 2016 World Superbike R1

Pata Yamaha Introduces Official 2016 World Superbike R1

For 2016, Yamaha is making a return to World Superbike racing in an official capacity with the Pata Yamaha squad running the latest version of the YZF-R1. In this video, we get words about the bike and the season to come from team riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli, as well as Team Manager Paul Denning. Pata Yamaha Introduces Official 2016 World Superbike R1 appeared first on Motorcycle.com News. Motorcycle.com

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Victory Announces The Return Of The Magnum X-1 For 2016

Victory Announces The Return Of The Magnum X-1 For 2016

From a Victory press release: Victory Motorcycles announces the return of the Magnum X-1 – the loudest Victory Bagger ever built, designed for serious music and motorcycle fans. As the 2015 model quickly sold out upon its introduction last year, the new 2016 Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition hits the scene powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound audio system. Loaded with custom features such as billet wheels, a monochrome paint scheme featuring color-matched components and LED lighting,…

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Outlaw Trails Offering Dual Sport Tours Through Utah

Outlaw Trails Offering Dual Sport Tours Through Utah

From an Outlaw Trails press release: April 21, 1897 Castle Gate, Utah – As the train from Salt Lake City coasted to a stop, the gold and silver coins that were the Pleasant Valley Coal Company’s payroll were quickly unloaded with the intention of being taken to the paymaster’s office. Suddenly, two armed cowboys appeared. In a daring daytime robbery, the two relieved the paymaster and his assistant of about $ 7,000. Although dozens of…

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Who Will Be Fastest At The MotoGP Test In Australia?

Who Will Be Fastest At The MotoGP Test In Australia?

The MotoGP teams are converging on Phillip Island, Australia for the second of three pre-season tests, taking place February 17th to the 19th. At the first pre-season test in Sepang, Jorge Lorenzo set the best overall time, with Danilo Petrucci and Hector Barbera rounding out the top three. Following third-place Barbera was Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding, Andrea Iannone, Casey Stoner, and Bradley Smith. Sepang was also notable for Avintia Racing’s Loris Baz who…

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