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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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Yamaha-Backed All Kids Bike Teaches Hundreds to Ride Bicycles

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, and All Kids Bike deliver bikes to A.L. Burruss Elementary in Marietta, Georgia.

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, and All Kids Bike deliver bikes to A.L. Burruss Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. (Yamaha/)

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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.

Continue reading

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 Beginner Motorcycles for Women

It’s been about seven years since I started riding motorcycles. Those seven years have been some of the most transformative of my life—sappy, maybe, but true. Now, instead of going on about the freedom I’ve experienced and the fun I’ve had, I’m going to help you experience it all yourself.

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2022 Yamaha XSR900 First Ride Review

The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 looks right at home on any stretch of canyon road.

The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 looks right at home on any stretch of canyon road. (Adam Campbell/)

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Jane Motorcycles Driggs 2.0 Jacket Review

Gales wears the Driggs Waxed Canvas Riding Jacket in Woodland Camo on the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST.

Gales wears the Driggs Waxed Canvas Riding Jacket in Woodland Camo on the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST. (John Hebert/)

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The Two Basic Styles of Motorcycle Cornering

Marc Márquez’s point-and-shoot style has made him the most successful MotoGP racer in the last decade.

Marc Márquez’s point-and-shoot style has made him the most successful MotoGP racer in the last decade. (MotoGP/)

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Naked Malaguti Drakon 250 Under Development

Like most of the bikes built under the KSR Group’s umbrella, the Malaguti Drakon 250 will be built in China. But this model is ultimately destined for Europe.

Like most of the bikes built under the KSR Group’s umbrella, the Malaguti Drakon 250 will be built in China. But this model is ultimately destined for Europe. (Malaguti/)

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Triumph’s ‘For the Ride’ Podcast Returns for 2nd Season

Alonzo Bodden—pictured with his Rocket 3—is a comedian who gained notoriety as the winner of <i>Last Comic Standing</i>.

Alonzo Bodden—pictured with his Rocket 3—is a comedian who gained notoriety as the winner of <i>Last Comic Standing</i>. (Triumph Motorcycles America/)

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