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2022 Husqvarna Dual Sport and Off-Road Motorcycle Preview

Husqvarna’s 2022 off-road and dual sport models get some targeted upgrades.

Husqvarna’s 2022 off-road and dual sport models get some targeted upgrades. (Husqvarna/)

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2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory MC Commute Review

Aprilia continues to hone the pedigree of its RSV4 Factory superbike through careful engineering and attention to detail. After reporting on it during the official press introduction in the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Review now we get to see how it performs on the street in this MC Commute video. Also read the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 MC Commute Review to learn what the base model is like to ride. Lastly, review the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 First Look Preview article to learn about the technical improvements of the ’21 RSV.

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2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory MC Commute Review Gallery

We throw a leg over Aprilia’s rip-roaring RSV4 Factory in this review.

We throw a leg over Aprilia’s rip-roaring RSV4 Factory in this review. (Joseph Agustin/)

We appreciate the RSV’s tasteful lines that haven’t strayed too far from the original model released for the 2009 model year.

We appreciate the RSV’s tasteful lines that haven’t strayed too far from the original model released for the 2009 model year. (Joseph Agustin/)

After years of being a smaller person’s bike, the RSV4 ergonomics are more accommodating for taller riders with a lower seat and rider foot controls.

After years of being a smaller person’s bike, the RSV4 ergonomics are more accommodating for taller riders with a lower seat and rider foot controls. (Joseph Agustin/)

Aprilia’s RSV4 Factory continues to be one of the most exhilarating superbikes you can purchase today.

Aprilia’s RSV4 Factory continues to be one of the most exhilarating superbikes you can purchase today. (Joseph Agustin/)

The RSV4 Factory includes semi-active suspension from Ohlins and forged alloy wheels for an $7,000 upcharge.

The RSV4 Factory includes semi-active suspension from Ohlins and forged alloy wheels for an $7,000 upcharge. (Joseph Agustin/)

The RSV4 Factory’s saddle proved surprisingly comfortable. We also appreciate the grippy seat material.

The RSV4 Factory’s saddle proved surprisingly comfortable. We also appreciate the grippy seat material. (Joseph Agustin/)

Aprilia has taken a significant step forward with its 2021 RSV4 Factory. Not only does it look more modern but it includes an easier to use and still world-class electronics package.

Aprilia has taken a significant step forward with its 2021 RSV4 Factory. Not only does it look more modern but it includes an easier to use and still world-class electronics package. (Joseph Agustin/)

We continue to be impressed with the RSV4’s above average agility despite its 439-pound curb weight.

We continue to be impressed with the RSV4’s above average agility despite its 439-pound curb weight. (Joseph Agustin/)

This joystick manipulates the RSV4’s instrument panel. It is easy to use and the switchgear offers pleasing tactile function with gloves.

This joystick manipulates the RSV4’s instrument panel. It is easy to use and the switchgear offers pleasing tactile function with gloves. (Joseph Agustin/)

The RSV4 benefits from a larger displacement 1,099cc V-4 engine. The added displacement affords a wider spread of torque.

The RSV4 benefits from a larger displacement 1,099cc V-4 engine. The added displacement affords a wider spread of torque. (Joseph Agustin/)

It’s much easier to set up the RSV4 to your liking courtesy of its greatly improved user interface.

It’s much easier to set up the RSV4 to your liking courtesy of its greatly improved user interface. (Joseph Agustin/)

A redesigned swingarm affords tremendous grip off turns and is a big improvement over the previous model.

A redesigned swingarm affords tremendous grip off turns and is a big improvement over the previous model. (Joseph Agustin/)

The LED tail light includes a safety feature where it flashes brightly during rapid deceleration to help alert drivers on the road.

The LED tail light includes a safety feature where it flashes brightly during rapid deceleration to help alert drivers on the road. (Joseph Agustin/)

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Husqvarna Grows Emobility Range With Vektorr Electric Scooter

Husqvarna is targeting eco-conscious urban riders hard with its growing emobility line.

Husqvarna is targeting eco-conscious urban riders hard with its growing emobility line. (Husqvarna/)

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2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Preview

The Tuning Fork brand pulls the wraps off its latest addition to its supersport sportbike segment: Introducing the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 ($8,999). The R7 replaces the R6 on paper, but not in spirit. The R6 was discontinued for the 2021 model year citing low sales volume due in part to its high cost ($12,199).

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2021 Triumph Trident 660 MC Commute Review

Triumph Motorcycles returns to the basics with its beautifully styled 2021 Trident 660 ($8,095 as tested). A fresh entry into Triumph’s roadster line-up, the Trident naked bike fills the void left by the original Street Triple 675— a fun and affordable motorcycle that punched beyond its weight. However with tighter packaging, the Trident focuses on new motorcyclists and folks looking for a fashionable yet functional urban street bike.

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2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS First Ride Review

We swing a leg over Triumph’s Speed Triple 1200 RS in this motorcycle review.

We swing a leg over Triumph’s Speed Triple 1200 RS in this motorcycle review. (Triumph Motorcycles/)

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Harley-Davidson Launches LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Brand

A new brand from Harley-Davidson focused solely on electric motorcycles.

A new brand from Harley-Davidson focused solely on electric motorcycles. (Harley-Davidson/)

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Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 First Look Preview

The Aprilia RS 125 gets an updated engine and other updates in 2021.

The Aprilia RS 125 gets an updated engine and other updates in 2021. (Piaggio Group/)

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2021 Ducati Monster MC Commute Review

Of all the streetbikes in Ducati’s lineup, the Monster model has proven its most successful, having sold hundreds of thousands since the first one rolled off the assembly line 28 years ago. Over the years, the Monster concept grew, literally, becoming big, heavy, and full of plastic. Motorcyclists spoke with their wallets, and the Italian company is returning to the Monster’s core competence with a smaller, lighter naked bike that hopes to rekindle the love of Monster. Tune in to this extended-version video review, where we talk about the Monster live from the official North American press introduction in San Francisco. Also be sure to peruse the 2021 Ducati Monster First Look Preview article to learn more about the individual changes in written form.

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Riders Share Launches Subscription Motorcycle Rental Service

Peer-to-peer motorcycle rental company Riders Share adds value with its new Rider Pass subscription. The plan allows folks to try out different motorcycles for a more affordable rate.

Peer-to-peer motorcycle rental company Riders Share adds value with its new Rider Pass subscription. The plan allows folks to try out different motorcycles for a more affordable rate. (Joseph Agustin/)

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2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Review Gallery

Aprilia asserts dominance in the liter-and-above-sized literbike class with its carefully updated RSV4 Factory superbike.

Aprilia asserts dominance in the liter-and-above-sized literbike class with its carefully updated RSV4 Factory superbike. (Larry Chen/)

As opposed to radial platform changes, Aprilia engineers methodically hone the performance of its RSV4 Factory superbike. The ’21 model features new body panels and LED lighting.

As opposed to radial platform changes, Aprilia engineers methodically hone the performance of its RSV4 Factory superbike. The ’21 model features new body panels and LED lighting. (Larry Chen/)

An even longer-stroke 1,099cc engine boosts midrange torque and allows the RSV4 to leap off turns.

An even longer-stroke 1,099cc engine boosts midrange torque and allows the RSV4 to leap off turns. (Larry Chen/)

The RSV4 Factory benefits from Öhlins semi-active suspension and forged alloy wheels.

The RSV4 Factory benefits from Öhlins semi-active suspension and forged alloy wheels. (Larry Chen/)

Just when you think it can’t build ’em any faster, Aprilia delivers an even more powerful RSV4. It pumps out 190 ponies at the back tire.

Just when you think it can’t build ’em any faster, Aprilia delivers an even more powerful RSV4. It pumps out 190 ponies at the back tire. (Larry Chen/)

The Factory’s semi-active Öhlins suspenders help take the guesswork out of suspension setup.

The Factory’s semi-active Öhlins suspenders help take the guesswork out of suspension setup. (Larry Chen/)

A lighter yet more rigid swingarm works in unison with the more powerful engine delivering astounding drive grip off turns.

A lighter yet more rigid swingarm works in unison with the more powerful engine delivering astounding drive grip off turns. (Larry Chen/)

The RSV4’s and RSV4 Factory’s updated swingarm is a big deal. It boosts traction and nets improved vehicle acceleration.

The RSV4’s and RSV4 Factory’s updated swingarm is a big deal. It boosts traction and nets improved vehicle acceleration. (Larry Chen/)

Despite weighting 439 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the RSV4 Factory is an exceptionally agile liter-and-above-sized superbike.

Despite weighting 439 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the RSV4 Factory is an exceptionally agile liter-and-above-sized superbike. (Larry Chen/)

The RSV4’s front fairing is broader, which better shields the rider in the tucked position.

The RSV4’s front fairing is broader, which better shields the rider in the tucked position. (Larry Chen/)

Few superbikes deliver a more exhilarating experience than the RSV4 and RSV4 Factory.

Few superbikes deliver a more exhilarating experience than the RSV4 and RSV4 Factory. (Larry Chen/)

The 1,099cc V-4 engine gains 1mm of piston stroke. This nets a broader powerband with incredible midrange torque.

The 1,099cc V-4 engine gains 1mm of piston stroke. This nets a broader powerband with incredible midrange torque. (Larry Chen/)

The taillight also has an emergency feature that flashes rapidly when the vehicle is decelerating quickly. This helps alert drivers behind you.

The taillight also has an emergency feature that flashes rapidly when the vehicle is decelerating quickly. This helps alert drivers behind you. (Larry Chen/)

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2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Review

Aprilia asserts dominance in the liter-and-above-sized superbike segment with its updated 2021 RSV4 ($18,999) and RSV4 Factory ($25,999). The RSV gets fresh body panels, ergonomic improvements, and a larger, more powerful 65-degree V-4 engine. The changes are made not only to better align with its growing sportbike family (learn more in the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 First Ride Review and 2021 Aprilia RS 660 MC Commute Review), but to deliver a faster and more capable superbike experience.

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Vespa Celebrates 75 Years of Building Scooters

The 19 millionth Vespa unit was an anniversary edition GTS 300.

The 19 millionth Vespa unit was an anniversary edition GTS 300. (Piaggio Group/)

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