• Aprilia Brings 2021 RS 660 To The US With $11,300 Price TagAprilia Brings 2021 RS 660 To The US With $11,300 Price Tag
    2021 Aprilia RS 660 in Acid Gold. (Aprilia/) Back when you could say “trade show” without immediately thinking “super-spreader event,” Aprilia debuted the RS 660 and sportbike lovers went wild. While the trade show (EICMA 2018) was not that long ago in the grand scheme of things, if you’ve been wading through this pandemic, hoping for word of the parallel-twin sportbike’s price, it’s seemed like eons ago. Now, the fine folks from Noale, Italy, bring us good news: the Aprilia RS 660 will cost $11,299 for the Aprilia-appropriate Apex Black… Read more »
  • A 3,500-Mile Royal Enfield Himalayan SummerA 3,500-Mile Royal Enfield Himalayan Summer
    Himalayan in the Midwest (Illustration by Zack Meyer /) If somebody had told me 10 years ago, when I was doing trackdays on a Ducati 996 and tearing around the backcountry on a KTM 525, that I’d end up spending almost an entire riding season seated quite happily behind the handlebars of a 24 hp, 411cc, $4,700 adventure-touring bike made in India—leaving the other bikes in my small stable almost unridden—I might have been quite puzzled. Editor Mark Hoyer certainly was, as were several of my riding buddies. So, perhaps… Read more »
  • 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 Engine Details2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 Engine Details
    Ducati has released details of the 1,158cc engine that will power the Multistrada V4. (Ducati /) Ducati officially confirmed that the new V-4 powering its new Multistrada V4 is equipped with spring valves. From the days of the Pantah 500, Ducati has fully focused solely on desmo distribution for its engines. I am personally too involved in memories of cooperation with Dr. Taglioni to feel relaxed analyzing this huge change. But I also am an engineer with a solid view of what really is required to obtain optimal performance-to-cost ratio,… Read more »
  • 2021 Benelli TRK502 And TRK502X First Look Preview2021 Benelli TRK502 And TRK502X First Look Preview
    The TRK502 has the looks of an adventure touring rig. (Benelli Motorcycles/) It’s been a few years wait, but Benelli Motorcycles USA has announced that its TRK502 and TRK502X adventure-touring bikes will finally be available to American consumers in 2021. Benelli is a historic name in motorcycling, with its Italian origins dating more than 100 years back, but since 2005, it has been part of the Qianjiang Group based in China. In 2015, SSR Motorsports signed a deal with Qianjiang to import the brand into the States, and in 2016,… Read more »
  • 2021 BMW G 310 GS First Look Preview Photo Gallery2021 BMW G 310 GS First Look Preview Photo Gallery
    The 2021 BMW G 310 GS is more rider-friendly than ever. (BMW Motorrad/) Ride-by-wire throttle means a more responsive feel at the bars. (BMW Motorrad/) 2021 BMW G 310 GS in white and gray. (BMW Motorrad/) A great small-bore adventure-touring machine. (BMW Motorrad/) 2021 BMW G 310 GS in 40th-anniversary yellow and black. (BMW Motorrad/) 2021 BMW G 310 GS in the Rally colorway. (BMW Motorrad/) The 313cc single machine is a versatile option for new riders. (BMW Motorrad/) The GS family celebrates 40 years in 2020. (BMW Motorrad/) An… Read more »