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MO Touring: Building A Lightweight Adventure Bike

Maybe I’ve been hanging out with Managing Editor Ryan Adams too much. After more than 30 years of riding almost exclusively on the street, I’ve been bitten by the off-road bug. (Having a 14 year-old daughter who asked me to teach her to ride dirt bikes played a big part, too.) However, I don’t want to just drive to the desert, do daylong dirt rides, load the bikes in the truck, and drive home. I want to travel, too. Adventure touring has tickled my fancy.

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Church of MO: 2002 BMW R1150R Ride Report

We were sailing along on Moonlight Bay, twenty years ago, betwixt the Twin Towers collapse, the Axis of Evil calling-out, and the going-after of Saddam Hussein. Before all that, you could traipse around the world on airplanes without the shoe removal and body cavity search. After, well, it’s a different world. In those days, my children, you could get a great new BMW R1150 RS naked bike for under $10k and not be too concerned about the polar ice caps. Now, you can still get an R1250R “roadster,” but it’s more like $15k, and your conscience wonders if you should go for the new CE O4 electric scooter instead?

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Lightning Motorcycles Files Designs for an Electric Adventure Bike

Lightning Motorcycles has filed designs for an electric adventure bike. The designs, filed with China’s intellectual property office, reveal a motorcycle with the typical ADV accoutrements, and an electric motor and swingarm design that look similar to those of Lightning’s Strike sportbike.

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MO History: The Terminator

This isn’t quite Part 2 of the Earl Roloff saga, which we haven’t quite got around to yet. But it is an important digression – the story of the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 that won the first Formula USA championship in 1986, and still glowers at intruders from its glass enclosure at the Willow Springs International Raceway office. As told by Earl, Jr., himself. – John Burns

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CFMOTO’s other motos: Papio, 300NK, 300SS, 650NK and ADVentura 650

Many undies were twisted, bunched, and/or soiled after last week’s exciting Review First Ride of the new CFMOTO 700CL-X and 700CL-X Sport, which gave us a chance to discuss not just new motorcycles but also international relations. Always a crowd favorite on MO. That’s because these are completely built in China, a country which is either our mortal enemy or best trading partner depending on who you ask. Here on MO, we provide. You decide. This time we’re going to have a look at the other five bikes CFMOTO’s importing via its Plymouth, Minnesota, US HQ – in addition to all the highly regarded ATVs, UTVs, and side-by-sides they’ve been dealing for decades.

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Harley-Davidson’s Jason Momoa-Inspired Clothing

Jason Momoa posing aboard an Ironhead with a springer front end and peanut tank.

Jason Momoa posing aboard an Ironhead with a springer front end and peanut tank. (Harley-Davidson/)

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2022 CFMoto Motorcycle Lineup First Ride Review

The 300SS is CFMoto’s top-selling motorcycle so far.

The 300SS is CFMoto’s top-selling motorcycle so far. (CFMoto/)

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Lightning Motorcycles Files Designs for an Electric Adventure Bike

Lightning Motorcycles has filed designs for an electric adventure bike. The designs, filed with China’s intellectual property office, reveal a motorcycle with the typical ADV accoutrements, and an electric motor and swingarm design that look similar to those of Lightning’s Strike sportbike.

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MO History: The Terminator

This isn’t quite Part 2 of the Earl Roloff saga, which we haven’t quite got around to yet. But it is an important digression – the story of the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 that won the first Formula USA championship in 1986, and still glowers at intruders from its glass enclosure at the Willow Springs International Raceway office. As told by Earl, Jr., himself. – John Burns

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CFMOTO’s other motos: Papio, 300NK, 300SS, 650NK and ADVentura 650

Many undies were twisted, bunched, and/or soiled after last week’s exciting Review First Ride of the new CFMOTO 700CL-X and 700CL-X Sport, which gave us a chance to discuss not just new motorcycles but also international relations. Always a crowd favorite on MO. That’s because these are completely built in China, a country which is either our mortal enemy or best trading partner depending on who you ask. Here on MO, we provide. You decide. This time we’re going to have a look at the other five bikes CFMOTO’s importing via its Plymouth, Minnesota, US HQ – in addition to all the highly regarded ATVs, UTVs, and side-by-sides they’ve been dealing for decades.

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Neale Bayly Rides: Ukraine

[Friend-of-MO, Neale Bayly sends us this dispatch from the beginning of his journey through Ukraine. As he does with most of his humanitarian travels, Bayly seeks to raise awareness about – and money to help address – the plight of the people he encounters along the way. – EB]

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Kawasaki to Release New KLR650S Variant for 2023

Kawasaki surprised us all a year ago when it brought back the KLR650, resurrecting the venerable adventure bike with fuel injection, updated styling, and a new one-piece frame.

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2023 Vespa Primavera Pic Nic Scooter Preview

Picnic-outing ready. The 2023 Vespa Primavera Pic Nic edition is coming to the US in August.

Picnic-outing ready. The 2023 Vespa Primavera Pic Nic edition is coming to the US in August. (Vespa/)

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