Alta Motors Drops Pricing on 2018 Redshift Lineup, Bigly

Good news from Alta Motors, as the San Franciscan company is sizably dropping prices across the board on its lineup of Redshift electric motorcycles. The price changes for 2018 affect the Redshift MX (motocross), Redshift EX (enduro), and Redshift SM (supermoto) models, with MSRPs that align these machines much closer […] The post Alta Motors Drops Pricing on 2018 Redshift Lineup, Bigly appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber. Alta Motors Drops Pricing on 2018 Redshift Lineup, Bigly Source: asphaltandrubber

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Recall: Honda Gold Wing “Air Bag Inflator May Explode”

Of all the words that you never want to see in a recall announcement, “explode” probably ranks pretty high on that list. But, this is exactly what we saw for this recall that affects the 2009-2016 Honda Gold Wing models equipped with an airbag, as the “air bag inflator may […] The post Recall: Honda Gold Wing “Air Bag Inflator May Explode” appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber. Recall: Honda Gold Wing “Air Bag Inflator May Explode” Source: asphaltandrubber

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9 Facts About The 2018 Yamaha Star Eluder

Ever since Yamaha took the wraps off its Transcontinental Touring line of motorcycles, the bagger fans here at MO have been chomping at the bit to throw a leg over the 2018 Yamaha Star Eluder. From the ever-popular V-Twin propulsion to the latest in motorcycle electronic technology, the Eluder appears to have just about everything a bagger should. Read on to find out why. 2018 Yamaha Star Eluder Review – First Ride Virtually Identical to the Star Venture Well, not even virtually. The Star Eluder is the Star Venture without…

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Official 2018 Daytona Bike Build: Saddlemen Eliminator Tracker Tail

George Stinsman cuts the factory fender struts off to make way for the Saddlemen tracker tail. Photos by Mark Velasquez/ Mark V. Classics From the get go Chaos Cycle’s George Stinsman had a vision for the 2018 Official Bike Week Motorcycle. He knew the stock 2010 Harley-Davidson Super Glide would make a sweet street tracker. Tracker-style motorcycles have been the rage the last few years, so why not make something rad and streetable out of the ol’ Dyna? Which means the busy, dated back end of the eight-year-old Super Glide…

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Live With It: 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS

It was a sad day when I finally returned the 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS that I so fondly grew to love. I begged, pleaded and even threw a candy-aisle temper tantrum, kicking and screaming to no avail. No, not really, but handing the keys back over to Triumph was bittersweet, like dropping family off at the airport. All good things must come to an end, I suppose. The Street Triple RS has been my daily ride for the past three months and it reminded me of my trusty, raced-out…

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Ducati Panigale V4 Does the Dyno

Now that they’re making their way into dealerships, somebody had to do it. Moto Rapido Ducati, in Winchester, UK, is the first we’ve seen to strap a Panigale V4S to a Dynojet 250i – the same type MO uses to wring out our bikes. All three Panigales – V4, V4S and V4 Speciale – use the same 1103cc 90-degree backward-spinning Desmo engine. Ducati’s horsepower claim is 214 horsepower at 13,000 rpm, and 91.5 pound-feet torque at 10,000 rpm. We usually expect 10% less at the rear contact patch, and maybe…

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Attention Ladies! REV’IT! Is Looking for Two Female ADV Riders to Join its Team for 2018

This one is for all you adventurous ADV riding ladies out there. REV’IT! is looking to fill two spots on its U.S. ADV Women’s Team for 2018 in an effort to showcase the growing population of female motorcyclists, and to highlight women’s contributions to the riding community. The application deadline is January 31st, so don’t sleep on it! Begin Press Release: January 18, 2018 – REV’IT! is looking for two female adventure riders to join its U.S. ADV Women’s Team in 2018. Applications can be submitted online at http://bit.ly/revitwomen, now…

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Chris Fillmore To Ride KTM 790 Duke For 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Chris Fillmore broke the motorcycle class record and won the Pikes Peak Heavyweight Motorcycle class during the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year as a rookie, piloting a KTM 1290 Super Duke R. For 2018 Fillmore will race a 2018 KTM 790 Duke. Best of luck from all of us here at MO. Begin Press Release: The 96th Running of the storied Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will spotlight notable competitors and exciting rookies Colorado Springs, January 18—The 2018 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by…

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Red Hot: A Bobbed Bonneville Bobber hot rod from Paris

The fastest-selling Triumph motorcycle in history has been in showrooms for around a year now. But we haven’t seen many custom jobs, because the Bonneville Bobber does everything very well—except carry passengers, for which we have the new Speedmaster. But if you’ve got a Bobber and have an itch to modify it, let Modification Motorcycles of Paris be your guide. Raphael, Florian and Morgan have spent five months subtly tweaking a Triumph Bobber to give it an extra performance edge—and a not-so-subtle dash of style. Working with their client, Modification…

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