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Four Valves Per Cylinder, Part 2

Kevin Cameron has been writing about motorcycles for nearly 50 years, first for <em>Cycle magazine</em> and, since 1992, for <em>Cycle World</em>.

Kevin Cameron has been writing about motorcycles for nearly 50 years, first for <em>Cycle magazine</em> and, since 1992, for <em>Cycle World</em>. (Robert Martin/)

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Yamaha Tracer 9 GT Gets Radar

A radar-invisible plastic nose panel can be seen below the headlight in this spy shot, though only if you know it’s there. The bike looks nearly identical to the standard Tracer.

A radar-invisible plastic nose panel can be seen below the headlight in this spy shot, though only if you know it’s there. The bike looks nearly identical to the standard Tracer. (S. Baldauf/SB-Medien/)

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Triumph TE-1 Electric Prototype Update

Triumph has released testing details from its TE-1 Electric prototype, but the firm also says a new electric motorcycle is still over the horizon.

Triumph has released testing details from its TE-1 Electric prototype, but the firm also says a new electric motorcycle is still over the horizon. (Triumph/)

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BMW Announces 2023 Colors and Model Updates

BMW released initial details on its 2023 model lineup, including new colors and minor updates. BMW also announced the base MSRP for most of its models, though that information is rather moot, as it also announced additional packages which will automatically be added on to all models in the U.S.

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Ducati V21L MotoE Prototype – First Look

Ducati has finally released details about its much-anticipated electric race bike, known internally as the “V21L” prototype. The V21L is important for several reasons. Not only is it the platform with which Ducati will tackle the MotoE championship, starting in 2023 as the sole supplier, but it can also give us some clues as to some of the solutions Ducati are experimenting with in regards to a future production-based electric motorcycle available to all. 

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New Colors and a Name Change for 2023 Triumph Motorcycles

Bonneville T100 – Meriden Blue and Tangerine

Bonneville T100 – Meriden Blue and Tangerine (Triumph/)

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The Gold Wing Road Riders Association Closes Its Doors

The 1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing, shown in Candy Blue Green.

The 1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing, shown in Candy Blue Green. (Cycle World/)

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Born Free 13 Gallery

In the thirteen years since its inception, the Born Free Show has grown into one of the largest custom motorcycle events in the States. Riders and builders from all over the world fly, ride, or drive to Orange County, California to spend two days celebrating not just V-twin choppers, but now all avenues of SoCal custom style.

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BMW Announces 2023 Colors and Model Updates

BMW released initial details on its 2023 model lineup, including new colors and minor updates. BMW also announced the base MSRP for most of its models, though that information is rather moot, as it also announced additional packages which will automatically be added on to all models in the U.S.

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Ducati V21L MotoE Prototype – First Look

Ducati has finally released details about its much-anticipated electric race bike, known internally as the “V21L” prototype. The V21L is important for several reasons. Not only is it the platform with which Ducati will tackle the MotoE championship, starting in 2023 as the sole supplier, but it can also give us some clues as to some of the solutions Ducati are experimenting with in regards to a future production-based electric motorcycle available to all. 

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2022 Honda CB650R

The CB650R slides in between the CB300R and CB1000R Black Edition in Honda’s Neo-Sports Café lineup.

The CB650R slides in between the CB300R and CB1000R Black Edition in Honda’s Neo-Sports Café lineup. (Honda/)

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2022 CFMoto 700CL-X and 700CL-X Sport First Ride Review

The 700CL-X felt good in full tuck, a position definitely needed to achieve triple digits.

The 700CL-X felt good in full tuck, a position definitely needed to achieve triple digits. (CFMoto USA /)

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2023 Energica Experia Review – First Ride

At first blush, creating an electric touring bike appears to be a bold move. And it is. If you were to ask anyone familiar with EV motorcycles what a green tourer would need over other electric models, they would probably list the following: increased range, faster charging capabilities, usable real world power, and no increase in weight while achieving the above goals. As I sit here writing this review with the press kit information in hand, the Energica Experia appears to have developed with those specific goals in mind. Fortunately, I got to have a quick sample of the Experia’s capabilities in the challenging environment of Italy’s Dolomites, a scenic, twisty, and very popular European touring destination. 

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BMW Announces 2023 Colors and Model Updates

BMW released initial details on its 2023 model lineup, including new colors and minor updates. BMW also announced the base MSRP for most of its models, though that information is rather moot, as it also announced additional packages which will automatically be added on to all models in the U.S.

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