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Eleveit Releases New Town Sneakers For The Trendy City Rider

Chic styling in a CE-certfied package.

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MO Tested: Dainese Steel-Pro In Gloves Review

I’ve worn gauntlet gloves for years because I like the superior protection they offer. However, it always came at a cost of no cooling air flow up the sleeves. So, when I found myself looking for a new set of gauntlet gloves, I thought I’d try a pair with gauntlets that go inside the sleeves to see if they allowed for the ventilation I was craving. I ordered up a set of Dainese Steel-Pro In Gloves because of both the protective features and the fact that they had a low-profile cuff that would fit inside of jacket sleeves. When they arrived, a visual inspection showed the features to be every bit as stout as I had hoped they would be. The funny thing is that when I first put them on, I didn’t like them at all. It had been a while since I’d worn a pair of gloves that required more than a minimal break-in period. However, after the all-day use afforded by my multi-day tour in Virginia and North Carolina, I changed my tune considerably as the Steel-Pro In gloves had molded themselves almost perfectly to the shape of my hands. 

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Top 5 Cruiser Motorcycles for Women

In the early 1900s Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle put America on the newborn map of motorcycling. Like baseball and apple pie, the cruiser is an all-American pastime—though often as not these days it’s done on Japanese brands—that continues to resonate with riders across the states and around the globe. Cruisers are admired by men and women alike for their iconic style, rumbling engine (primarily of the V-twin variety), and low stance. Here, listed alphabetically by manufacturer, are our top five cruisers for women.

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2022 Mugello MotoGP Report

Francesco Bagnaia took the win in Mugello.

Francesco Bagnaia took the win in Mugello. (MotoGP/)

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2022 Yamaha XSR900 First Ride

Yamaha’s 2022 XSR900 is 90 percent new and more refined, but it still has its wild side.

Yamaha’s 2022 XSR900 is 90 percent new and more refined, but it still has its wild side. (Adam Campbell/)

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2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review

What a beast, I thought to myself as I put my first few miles on the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. In retrospect, that thought kind of made sense given the fact that the mill tucked beneath the 1290’s new tank design is an iteration of the Super Duke’s 1301cc V-Twin – the naked bike dubbed by KTM marketing folks as “the beast.” And beastly it is. Even in larger ADV garb coming in at 542 pounds dripping wet, the SA-R is still an absolute ripper of a motorcycle that is fully capable of serially killing rear tires.

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Continental Recalls 68,770 Tires Including TKC 80, ContiGo!, K62 and LB

Continental Tire is recalling 68,770 motorcycle tires because they may develop cracks that can result in tread separation. The recall includes the popular TKC 80 dual sport tires, ContiGo! tires for lightweight motorcycles, plus K62 and LB scooter tires. The recall may also include tires that were installed as stock equipment on certain BMW, KTM and Husqvarna models. The recall affects tires manufactured between Jan. 6, 2019 and April 30, 2022. The full list of tires and specific sizes affected is posted at the bottom of this article.

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Kawasaki Elektrode Electric Balance Bike Designs Leak Ahead of Reveal

Last week, Kawasaki dropped a teaser for a new electric two-wheeler, and we uncovered evidence that the teaser is for an electric balance bike called the Elektrode. Kawasaki is set to reveal the Elektrode on June 7 alongside some side-by-side models, but we’ve already got an idea what the balance bike will look like.

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2022 Yamaha XSR900 Review – First Ride

Some of us were a bit surprised when Yamaha’s newly overhauled 2021 MT-09 snagged first place in last summer’s 900cc(ish) Naked Bike Comparison, against such more-expensive heavy hitters as the new Ducati Monster and KTM Duke 890. And all of us were a little surprised when the XSR900 defeated Indian FTRs 1200 and 1200S, and the now-defunct Monster 1200S, in an only slightly unfair 2019 comparo. (Slightly unfair because our test route was really nothing but tight, twisty roads.) Now, the 2022 XSR900 is newly overhauled just as last year’s MT-09 was, using all the same parts from the waist down, including the new super-sized 890 cc version of that most excellent CP3 three-cylinder and all its electronic controls.

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Best Dirt Bikes for Women

From the trails to the dunes to the motocross track, there are plenty of ways for women to let the roost fly and have some fun off-road. And bike makers across the globe have offerings that are well suited to lady riders. Observe! Need more tips? Read the Best Motorcycles for Women write-up.

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Church of MO: 1997 Rolling Thunder X Rally

One quarter-century ago, the Vietnam war was still sharp in the rearview mirrors; 25 years on, that southeast Asian conflict and its combatants have begun fading into history, as a litany of fresher US military interventions have sprung up to keep our soldiers, sailors and airpersons occupied – many of whom weren’t yet born in the Vietnam era. Eventually there won’t be enough real estate in our nation’s capitol to memorialize all of them, but in 1997 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was only four years old, the wound was still fresh, and a great excuse for a ride on your Harley. Hats off to all you veterans on this Memorial Day weekend.

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2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review

What a beast, I thought to myself as I put my first few miles on the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. In retrospect, that thought kind of made sense given the fact that the mill tucked beneath the 1290’s new tank design is an iteration of the Super Duke’s 1301cc V-Twin – the naked bike dubbed by KTM marketing folks as “the beast.” And beastly it is. Even in larger ADV garb coming in at 542 pounds dripping wet, the SA-R is still an absolute ripper of a motorcycle that is fully capable of serially killing rear tires.

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Continental Recalls 68,770 Tires Including TKC 80, ContiGo!, K62 and LB

Continental Tire is recalling 68,770 motorcycle tires because they may develop cracks that can result in tread separation. The recall includes the popular TKC 80 dual sport tires, ContiGo! tires for lightweight motorcycles, plus K62 and LB scooter tires. The recall may also include tires that were installed as stock equipment on certain BMW, KTM and Husqvarna models. The recall affects tires manufactured between Jan. 6, 2019 and April 30, 2022. The full list of tires and specific sizes affected is posted at the bottom of this article.

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Kawasaki Elektrode Electric Balance Bike Designs Leak Ahead of Reveal

Last week, Kawasaki dropped a teaser for a new electric two-wheeler, and we uncovered evidence that the teaser is for an electric balance bike called the Elektrode. Kawasaki is set to reveal the Elektrode on June 7 alongside some side-by-side models, but we’ve already got an idea what the balance bike will look like.

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