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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 269 – Argentina MotoGP Preview

MO Tested: Racer Hi-Per Gloves Review

If you didn’t know, we’re big fans of Racer gloves around here, having tested no less than five different models throughout the years. First, there was the Warm Up gloves, then the High Speed, the Stratos Goretex II, Sprint, the High Racerand finally the Multitop 2. As you can see, we’ve gone through a few Racer gloves over the years, and for the most part, we’ve come away really happy with them. Though the name might say Racer, the Austrian company makes gloves for all different kinds of riding – and you certainly don’t need to be a racer to wear them. 

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The Track: Getting Away from It All

Our new friend Christian Brix, whose excellent book about a solo trek through Africa we reviewed here last July, has decided he’s now a rallyist, or whatever you call masochists who ride things like the Gibraltar Race, 2021. After completing that one, Christian had some thoughts (and some photos) to share with us. He’s pretty fun reading, no?

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BMW R 1300 GS, R 1400 GS and M 1300 GS Expected for 2023

Last summer, we published photos of a very raw BMW GS prototype undergoing testing. The test mule was heavily disguised, to the point of having panels with a fake trellis covering the real subframe.

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Next Revolution Max Harley-Davidson Sportster to be Announced April 12

Harley-Davidson will announce its next Revolution Max-powered Sportster model on April 12. The Motor Company dropped a short music-themed teaser video titled “Instrument of Expression,” to promote the announcement, and offer a few tantalizing glimpses of the new model.

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Valve Curtain Area

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 Is Developing Electric Power Steering for Motorcycles

Yamaha’s new electric power steering system is currently in use on some of its works motocrossers.

Yamaha’s new electric power steering system is currently in use on some of its works motocrossers. (Yamaha/)

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Benelli’s Tornado 650, 550, and TNT 550 Models Teased

This sketch of the forthcoming Tornado 650 shows the same frame and four-cylinder engine as on the existing QJmotor 600cc model.

This sketch of the forthcoming Tornado 650 shows the same frame and four-cylinder engine as on the existing QJmotor 600cc model. (Benelli/)

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Electric Trials Riding Evolves with the Yamaha TY-E 2.0

Marc Marquez Will Miss This Weekend’s Argentina GP

BMW R 1300 GS, R 1400 GS and M 1300 GS Expected for 2023

Last summer, we published photos of a very raw BMW GS prototype undergoing testing. The test mule was heavily disguised, to the point of having panels with a fake trellis covering the real subframe.

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Next Revolution Max Harley-Davidson Sportster to be Announced April 12

Harley-Davidson will announce its next Revolution Max-powered Sportster model on April 12. The Motor Company dropped a short music-themed teaser video titled “Instrument of Expression,” to promote the announcement, and offer a few tantalizing glimpses of the new model.

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Yamaha TY-E 2.0 Electric Trials Bike Preview

The Yamaha TY-E 2.0: a familiar profile, but with improved weight distribution and more.

The Yamaha TY-E 2.0: a familiar profile, but with improved weight distribution and more. (Yamaha Motor Europe/)

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Los Angeles-Barstow-to-Vegas Easy Route, the Hard Way

Justin Dawes and I checking our roll charts and resetting our odometers on day one of the LAB2V ride.

Justin Dawes and I checking our roll charts and resetting our odometers on day one of the LAB2V ride. (Grumpy/)

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