• Honda Patent Reveals Radical Superbike PlansHonda Patent Reveals Radical Superbike Plans
    New, highly detailed patent drawings show Honda is deep in the development of a street-legal superbike. (Japanese Patent Office/) It’s 30 years since Honda turned the superbike establishment on its head with the launch of the CBR900RR Fireblade, but the firm’s era of dominance in the superbike segment is long in the past. Now a newly revealed patent shows how Honda may be planning to fight back with a convention-busting design targeting radical weight loss compared to the current crop of rivals. The Fireblade changed the superbike world, ignoring racing… Read more »
  • Saying Goodbye to Wes CooleySaying Goodbye to Wes Cooley
    One of the most recognizable and well-liked riders in the paddock, Wes Cooley Jr. will always be remembered as an icon of AMA Superbike’s early years. (Cycle World Archives/) Wes Cooley Jr., who was the AMA Superbike champion in 1979 and 1980 on Yoshimura Suzuki GS1000-based machines, has died aged 65 from the complications of diabetes. During his racing career Wes was always thin and pale, hinting at the handicaps he had to overcome. But with his signature “haystack” hair and the unique way his Arai helmets pushed his cheeks… Read more »
  • 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan. (Royal Enfield/) Ups Enticing MSRP Versatile and beginner-friendly performance Downs Dismal braking performance Added roll-on power would be welcomed Verdict The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a lightweight dual sport/adventure machine that pairs approachable performance with an enticing $4,999 price tag. 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan. (Royal Enfield/) Overview Since its introduction to the United States market in 2019, the India-built Royal Enfield Himalayan has been a hugely popular lightweight dual sport/adventure machine worthy of competing with Japanese rivals. Unintimidating, yet delightful performance makes it attractive for all… Read more »
  • 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan. (Royal Enfield/) Ups Enticing MSRP Versatile and beginner-friendly performance Downs Dismal braking performance Added roll-on power would be welcomed Verdict The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a lightweight dual sport/adventure machine that pairs approachable performance with an enticing $4,999 price tag. 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan. (Royal Enfield/) Overview Since its introduction to the United States market in 2019, the India-built Royal Enfield Himalayan has been a hugely popular lightweight dual sport/adventure machine worthy of competing with Japanese rivals. Unintimidating, yet delightful performance makes it attractive for all… Read more »
  • 2021 Ducati Diavel 12602021 Ducati Diavel 1260
    2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S. (Ducati/) Ups Power waits on your hand and foot thanks to a 1,262cc V-twin with variable valve timing and desmodromic valve actuation Un-cruiser-like suspension and brake components give the Diavel more than a fighting chance against sportier bikes Superbike-inspired electronics increase safety and enable riders to tune performance to their desires Downs 240-section rear tire looks cool (if you’re into that sort of thing) but hinders handling If Ducati is going after some of Harley’s US market share, the Diavel shows it doesn’t really understand… Read more »