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Picture a clear desert road, your perfect partner on the back and either of these two motorcycles beneath you. Sounds good, right? But which one is better if you want to mash those miles? We did the dirty work for you to find out

Honda Gold Wing Tour vs. BMW K 1600 GTL
Comparison Test | Go West, ol’ boy!

Long-time racer Jeremy Toye has fired up a new company designed to get new racers on track with Kawasaki’s brilliant little Ninja 400, and he gave us a chance to thrash one at Sonoma’s AFM round

Jeremy Toye Kawasaki Ninja 400
Racer Test | Jeremy’s Toy Store

The bad boy bagger in Indian’s line up is getting a few touches for next year, all in the name of democracy.

2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse | First Impression
Power to the People

The motorcycle that helped launch Ducati into a whole new sphere of motorcycling is getting a makeover for 2019. We flew to Tuscany to sample the goods

2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon | First Impression
Refining the Icon

If racing improves the breed then Yamaha’s most forward-thinking motorcycle of 2018—the Yamaha TY-E trials bike—sits at the very sharp end of technology.

Yamaha TY-E Prototype | First Impression
Is this Yamaha’s electric future?

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BMW let us loose in Portugal on the all-new R1250GS with ShiftCam Technology
2019 BMW R1250GS | First Impression
Boxing Clever
If you want a unique street bike that can carve canyons as easy as it can commute, the is your steed.
2018 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS | Full Test
Two Weeks With A Ratbag
2019 Beta 125 RR-Race Edition
2019 Beta RR Racing Editions First Look
Joining the Beta family is the new RR Racing 125 two-stroke
AFT CEO Michael Lock is happy with the growth of the new series.
American Flat Track CEO Michael Lock | INTERVIEW
Year Two
The Beta 125 RR isn’t just a play bike; it’s serous about racing, too.
2018 Beta 125 RR | First Impression
125cc Of Pure Fun
2019 450 Motocross Shootout
2019 450 Motocross Shootout
Get In The Ring
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