• Moto Guzzi Century CelebrationsMoto Guzzi Century Celebrations
    Moto Guzzi is giving its fans the opportunity to ride the latest V7, V9, and V85 TT models on special tours celebrating its 100th anniversary. (Moto Guzzi/) Every year, in September, Moto Guzzi celebrates its birthday by welcoming thousands of ever-faithful enthusiasts from all over the world to Mandello del Lario, where they gather at the home of Moto Guzzi. In addition to this international event, Moto Guzzi offers registered enthusiasts and potential customers the opportunity to take part in a number of tours to share a deeper experience aboard… Read more »
  • Polaris Snow Bike Spotted in New PatentsPolaris Snow Bike Spotted in New Patents
    The Timbersled evolves. This new Polaris patent shows the snow bike concept applied to a purpose-built chassis. (Polaris/) For more than a decade Timbersled has been manufacturing kits to convert dirt bikes into snow bikes with a design that replaces the front wheel with a ski and the rear with a track. After Timbersled was taken over by Polaris in 2015, it seems that the same technology is now being developed into a purpose-made machine. A newly published patent from Polaris, penned by Timbersled founder Allen Mangnum, is the latest… Read more »
  • Methodical Thinking and TroubleshootingMethodical Thinking and Troubleshooting
    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/) In 1966 my friends and I were trying to get a Honda 305 with a Webco 350 kit and trick Yetman trellis frame to run on Dell’Orto carburetors. We had limited experience and didn’t really know much. The engine refused to fire on both cylinders. It was the classic question: Is it the carburetion? Or is it the ignition? My anthropologist first wife looked on for a… Read more »
  • 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Review Gallery2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Review Gallery
    Aprilia asserts dominance in the liter-and-above-sized literbike class with its carefully updated RSV4 Factory superbike. (Larry Chen/) As opposed to radial platform changes, Aprilia engineers methodically hone the performance of its RSV4 Factory superbike. The ’21 model features new body panels and LED lighting. (Larry Chen/) An even longer-stroke 1,099cc engine boosts midrange torque and allows the RSV4 to leap off turns. (Larry Chen/) The RSV4 Factory benefits from Öhlins semi-active suspension and forged alloy wheels. (Larry Chen/) Just when you think it can’t build ’em any faster, Aprilia delivers… Read more »
  • 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Review2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Review
    Aprilia asserts dominance in the liter-and-above-sized superbike segment with its updated 2021 RSV4 ($18,999) and RSV4 Factory ($25,999). The RSV gets fresh body panels, ergonomic improvements, and a larger, more powerful 65-degree V-4 engine. The changes are made not only to better align with its growing sportbike family (learn more in the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 First Ride Review and 2021 Aprilia RS 660 MC Commute Review), but to deliver a faster and more capable superbike experience. Aprilia asserts dominance in the liter-and-above-sized literbike class with its carefully updated RSV4… Read more »
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