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2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Review

Yamaha aims to give sportbike riders more bang for their buck with its twin-cylinder-powered YZF-R7 ($8,999). As opposed to the more racy (and now retired YZF-R6), the R7 pairs affordability with ease of use for sport riders looking to move up from the YZF-R3.

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2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Track MC Commute Review

Open-class superbikes are the ultimate representation of technical excellence. Each is built with everything needed to strive for the perfect lap time and nothing it doesn’t. They’re raw yet refined. It’s a category where manufacturers combine mass horsepower with knife-edge handling and top-tier electronics, then cut them loose to mere mortals as road-legal machines.

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2021 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT MC Commute Review Photo Gallery

Honda’s 2021 Gold Wing Tour becomes an even more capable travel partner as we learn in this review.

Honda’s 2021 Gold Wing Tour becomes an even more capable travel partner as we learn in this review. (drew ruiz/)

Honda’s enlarged the top case and improved passenger accommodations for the 2021 model year.

Honda’s enlarged the top case and improved passenger accommodations for the 2021 model year. (drew ruiz/)

The Gold Wing’s dash display is tasteful combining both analog and digital instrumentation.

The Gold Wing’s dash display is tasteful combining both analog and digital instrumentation. (drew ruiz/)

Honda’s Gold Wing Tour offers a regal ride like no other production motorcycle.

Honda’s Gold Wing Tour offers a regal ride like no other production motorcycle. (drew ruiz/)

When it comes to road touring, no other motorcycle offers the type of capability of a Honda Gold Wing Tour.

When it comes to road touring, no other motorcycle offers the type of capability of a Honda Gold Wing Tour. (drew ruiz/)

The top case is bigger in each direction. It can swallow an additional three gallons of cargo.

The top case is bigger in each direction. It can swallow an additional three gallons of cargo. (drew ruiz/)

Despite weighing 839 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the Gold Wing feels 100s of pounds lighter with wheels in motion.

Despite weighing 839 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the Gold Wing feels 100s of pounds lighter with wheels in motion. (drew ruiz/)

The Gold Wing Tour comes outfitted with a premium suede rider and passenger seat. It’s about as comfy as a motorcycle seat gets and is well-suited to long days in the saddle.

The Gold Wing Tour comes outfitted with a premium suede rider and passenger seat. It’s about as comfy as a motorcycle seat gets and is well-suited to long days in the saddle. (drew ruiz/)

Honda’s $29,300 Tour DCT impresses not only with its touring credentials, but with its versatility. This is a do-it-all street bike.

Honda’s $29,300 Tour DCT impresses not only with its touring credentials, but with its versatility. This is a do-it-all street bike. (drew ruiz/)

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2021 Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT MC Commute Review

Honda’s Gold Wing is the zenith of motorcycle touring. Whether you’re running to the local convenience store for a Slurpee, or traveling across the American Southwest for a getaway weekend, few streetbikes are as capable as the Gold Wing Tour DCT ($29,300 as tested).

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2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 First Ride Review

Peak torque is down from 79.7 pound-feet at 9,500 rpm to 78.2 pound-feet at 9,250 rpm, but the all-important torque curve is now smoother, with a noticeable increase in the mid-to-high rpm range.

Peak torque is down from 79.7 pound-feet at 9,500 rpm to 78.2 pound-feet at 9,250 rpm, but the all-important torque curve is now smoother, with a noticeable increase in the mid-to-high rpm range. (Jason Critchell/)

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2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R First Ride Review

<i>Motorcyclist</i> puts the updated 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R through its paces at Southern California’s Auto Club Speedway.

<i>Motorcyclist</i> puts the updated 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R through its paces at Southern California’s Auto Club Speedway. (Brian J. Nelson/)

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2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 MC Commute Review Photo Gallery

We swing a leg over Yamaha’s latest entry into its supersport line-up: the 2022 YZF-R7.

We swing a leg over Yamaha’s latest entry into its supersport line-up: the 2022 YZF-R7. (Drew Ruiz/)

Yamaha repurposes its MT-07 platform to create a new parallel-twin powered sportbike.

Yamaha repurposes its MT-07 platform to create a new parallel-twin powered sportbike. (Drew Ruiz/)

Despite only weighing five pounds less than the outgoing YZF-R6. The parallel-twin powered R7 feels much lighter in action.

Despite only weighing five pounds less than the outgoing YZF-R6. The parallel-twin powered R7 feels much lighter in action. (Drew Ruiz/)

Although the R7 employs an inverted fork with full adjustment, it’s components don’t have the same level of lofty performance as the YZF-R6 and YZF-R1.

Although the R7 employs an inverted fork with full adjustment, it’s components don’t have the same level of lofty performance as the YZF-R6 and YZF-R1. (Drew Ruiz/)

The YZF-R7 is a fun little sportbike. It offers just enough performance to keep you engaged but not so much to intimidate riders.

The YZF-R7 is a fun little sportbike. It offers just enough performance to keep you engaged but not so much to intimidate riders. (Drew Ruiz/)

The R7 shares its basic underpinnings from the MT-07.

The R7 shares its basic underpinnings from the MT-07. (Drew Ruiz/)

Yamaha offers value in the sportbike class with its sharp looking and affordable YZF-R7 ($8,999).

Yamaha offers value in the sportbike class with its sharp looking and affordable YZF-R7 ($8,999). (Drew Ruiz/)

Instrumentation is basic but functional. One gripe: we wish the gear position indicator was larger.

Instrumentation is basic but functional. One gripe: we wish the gear position indicator was larger. (Drew Ruiz/)

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2022 BMW S 1000 R First Ride Review

Longer fourth, fifth, and sixth gears for better fuel consumption and fewer vibrations at touring speeds.

Longer fourth, fifth, and sixth gears for better fuel consumption and fewer vibrations at touring speeds. (Double Red/)

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Motorcyclist Podcast Episode 11, 2021 – Ryan Dungey

Seven-time Supercross and motocross champion Ryan Dungey joins us for Episode 11 of the Motorcyclist Podcast.

Seven-time Supercross and motocross champion Ryan Dungey joins us for Episode 11 of the Motorcyclist Podcast. (Red Bull Content Pool / Garth Milan/)

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2022 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R MC Commute Review

Suzuki’s Hayabusa ($18,599) is the ideal sportbike for folks looking to get somewhere quickly. And after a seven-year production run since its last minor update (2013 MY), the Japanese brand treats us with a thorough refresh that hopes to attract the next generation of Bridgestone-tire-smearing ‘Busa riders.

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2022 Ducati Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel First Look

The Ducati Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel will be available starting September 2021.

The Ducati Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel will be available starting September 2021. (Ducati/)

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Best Father’s Day Motorcycle Gifts of 2021

Father’s Day is just around the corner, meaning now is a great time to get your dad a gift that he’ll love. We’ve assembled 10 gift options that will help ease your search, some aimed at fathers who ride and others that are just cool things your dad will dig whether he has a motorcycle or not.

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Organize Your Garage With Levrack Modular Storage

Keeping your garage clean and tidy is always tough—especially for motorcycle riders. Enter Levrack and its modular storage solutions. Built in eastern Nebraska, Levrack offers a variety of easy-to-assemble pallet rack-style shelving that makes for a more organized and functional garage space.

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2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 MC Commute Review

The all-new 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a small-displacement cruiser that packs a hint of a modern punch while dressed in charming, classic styling. At a relatively low $4,599 MSRP this Enfield is easy on the wallet and its pleasant ride is a reminder of the simplicity of motorcycling.

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