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10 things you probably didn’t know about Alex Rins

Get to know the Spaniard a little better after he has signed a two-year deal with LCR Honda

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Alex Rins, LCR Honda Castrol Team and HRC sign new contract

The 26-year-old rider signs a two-year contract with the Japanese factory

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How is the fight to be crowned Moto3™ Champion shaping up?

It’s currently a GASGAS Aspar head-to-head at the top of the standings but can anyone else get in the mix in the second half of the year?

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MotoGP™ recap: French GP

Record-breaking crowds witnessed Enea Bastianini take a third win of the season after Pecco Bagnaia cracked under pressure

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MotoGP 2022 Mid-Season Report

[Note: The half-baked opinions, reckless allegations, mis-statements of fact and otherwise actionable slurs below do not represent the views of Motorcycle.com. In fact, we are surprised if they represent the views of anyone at all.]

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Tracking The MO Showdown Adventure Tour

After months of preparation, MO’s biggest Showdown of the year is taking place right now, and you can follow it. We have secured an Aprilia Tuareg 660 and a Yamaha Ténéré 700, had them transported to the Get On! ADV Fest, flew out to Sturgis, SD, and are riding the two bikes back on an epic 1,800-mile street and off-road route planned by master of the long-haul journey, Ryan Adams. Accompanying him will be EiC Evans Brasfield for riding and photo duty (bets are currently being taken over how many times he’ll crash in the dirt) and MO Video Producer, Sean Matic. 

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MO Tested: REV’IT! Proteus Armored Jacket

When riding off road, you want loose-fitting, breathable outer layers to allow airflow in the heat. However, a loose fit means armor can’t be attached to the outer layer as it would in more snugly-fitting street gear, because it will displace in a mishap and not protect as well. To get around this, riders have strapped armor to their elbows and arms and slipped into breastplates and back armor that look like they are designed for modern-day gladiators. The other option is to wear a lightweight-but-snug armored jacket that offers breathability and impact protection but little abrasion resistance under either a jersey or an abrasion protective shell. The REV’IT! Proteus Armored Jacket falls into the latter category.

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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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Interview: Shayna Texter-Bauman, The Most Winningest Rider

Switch eScrambler: Pre-Orders Now Open for the World’s First Electric Scrambler

If you are in the market for a new zero-emission scoot, we’ve got a new focus for your finances – and after a number of years in the lab, she’s all set for pre-orders. 

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Spy Shots: Yamaha Tracer 9 Shows off New Toys for 2023

Yammie’s beloved Tracer 9 has just been spotted going through a few test runs somewhere in Europe, with the resultant spy snaps giving us a better clue of what’s going to be under the proverbial hood for 2023’s model – and heads up, we’re very likely to get some new trinkets to play with in the electronics department. 

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