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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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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 Motorcycles for Women

If I were a rich girl I would have a larger garage.

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How Much Power Does the 2022 BMW S 1000 R Make?

The BMW S 1000 R is a heavy hitter of the super-naked category. Derived from Motorrad’s S 1000 RR superbike, the naked model offers ripping sporting performance in a more approachable platform. Not to mention, it’s ridiculously entertaining on the street!

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KTM 390 Rally Spied

We’re not sure if this bike will be a KTM, a GasGas, or both, but judging by its finish, we’d say it’s a 390cc Rally model and on the way.

We’re not sure if this bike will be a KTM, a GasGas, or both, but judging by its finish, we’d say it’s a 390cc Rally model and on the way. (Bernhard M. Höhne/BMH-Images/)

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Showdown: 2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited vs Indian Pursuit Limited Premium

Who are we to question the motorcycles red-blooded Americans love most? Harley-Davidson sells more Street Glides than it does Road Glide Limiteds (which basically adds the frame-mounted fairing and trunk), but the song remains the same. Indian’s new Pursuit adds the same things to its Challenger – though its fairing was already a frame-mounted design. Who doesn’t want more storage? More closet space? Nobody. And that goes double for people who travel in pairs. In every couple, there’s at least one shoe hound.

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BMW M 1000 RR 50 Year Anniversary M First Look Preview

What’s passed is past: The M RR 50 Years M Anniversary model, ready for track duty, sans mirrors.

What’s passed is past: The M RR 50 Years M Anniversary model, ready for track duty, sans mirrors. (BMW Motorrad/)

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2022 GasGas SM 700 First Ride Review

There are two riding modes: Street and Supermoto. Each mode gives full power but with its own throttle map.

There are two riding modes: Street and Supermoto. Each mode gives full power but with its own throttle map. (Sebas Romero, Marco Campelli/)

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Aprilia Shiver 900 To Be Revived Under the Gilera Name

Aprilia’s Shiver 900, which was dropped back in 2020, seems to have grabbed a new lease on life as a Gilera.

Aprilia’s Shiver 900, which was dropped back in 2020, seems to have grabbed a new lease on life as a Gilera. (Aprilia/)

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2022 Indian Pursuit First Ride Review

The Indian Pursuit Limited with Premium Package retails for $32,999. This Deepwater Metallic blue adds $750.

The Indian Pursuit Limited with Premium Package retails for $32,999. This Deepwater Metallic blue adds $750. (Kevin Wing/)

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How the LiveWire S2 Del Mar Costs Less Than LiveWire One

How can the Del Mar be priced substantially lower than the LiveWire One without being substantially less motorcycle? It seems there’s more than one answer.

How can the Del Mar be priced substantially lower than the LiveWire One without being substantially less motorcycle? It seems there’s more than one answer. (Morgan Gales/)

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Qatar Will Move to the End of the MotoGP Season Calendar in 2023

The Mystery of the Zero DSR/X Adventure Bike

We’ve been waiting for news of a model from Zero called the DSR/X for nearly two years now. Despite trademark filings and vehicle identification filings, however, there’s been no indication from the Santa Cruz electric motorcycle brand about the mysterious model.

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