What a Future Electric Harley-Davidson Should Have Been?

As with many electric motorcycles, deposits have come before delivery. The Sondors Metacycle was no different. With a new target for deliveries said to be the first quarter of 2022, we wonder if the little Metacycle was a template for what a future electric Harley-Davidson should have been. When the Sondors Metacycle appeared, we had … Continue reading What a Future Electric Harley-Davidson Should Have Been?

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2022 Husqvarna Norden 901 – It’s Different

While the underpinning may be sourced back to parent KTM’s bikes, what Husqvarna has excelled at in its on-road offerings is setting their bike far, far, far apart from just about everything else on the road. The Norden 901 follows that trend but it more than a styling excercise. Husqvarna has provided finished details of … Continue reading 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901 – It’s Different

2022 Yamaha XSR900 – Getting It Right Again?

With the 2022 Yamaha XSR900, the tuning fork brand aims to improve on what was a fantastic bike by fixing - or rather improving - what wasn't broken. May the challenge begin. The yellow and black bike seen here was one of the best looking Yamaha motorcycles of the past ten years. It would be … Continue reading 2022 Yamaha XSR900 – Getting It Right Again?

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2022 Honda NT1100 – The Opposite Approach

2022 Honda NT1100 - Honda Takes Opposite Approach From the Last Time in Creating a “Straight Forward” Tourer.   Remember the Honda VFR1200F Interceptor? It was a remarkably comfortable, refined and powerful sport-touring bike. It launched in 2010 but disappeared from Canada just a few years later leaving barlely a ripple in its passing. Part of … Continue reading 2022 Honda NT1100 – The Opposite Approach

Triumph’s Building A New Tiger 1200

While it might seem obvious that motorcycle companies are going to build new motorcycles, Triumph let it be known that they have a prototype of a new Tiger 1200 in the pipeline - and from the images provided, it looks about ready to burst forth. The prototype bike - apparently "camouflaged" by a paint scheme … Continue reading Triumph’s Building A New Tiger 1200

Radar Love for the Multistrada

The Ducati Multistrada has been radar verified in North America. What does that mean exactly? Dog fighting motorcycles? Goose, they are on our six! Goose, where'd you put that darn Polaroid camera? No nothing quite so exciting but none-the-less a safety enhancement that will eventually turn up on other Ducatis. the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S … Continue reading Radar Love for the Multistrada

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Blue Thunder – Yamaha’s Airplane Engine

Along with a Japanese partner, Yamaha built a small plane concept to test the realities of utilizing the company's small engines to power aviation initiatives. It isn't specified as to what exactly the engine is but from the photo provided by the press release it does look a lot like the parallel twin the powers … Continue reading Blue Thunder – Yamaha’s Airplane Engine

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2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S – Finally!

We were tempted to be nervous when there was a teaser photo of a new Harley-Davidson about to be released. What would it be and would it answer many of the lingering questions.  Don't chase Indian and the FTR! That's what we thought, it just wasn't the way to go. Acknowledge the challenge but don't … Continue reading 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S – Finally!

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BMW R18 Transcontinental and R18B

BMW has quickly expanded the recently minted R18 line with two new additions - the 2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental and the 2022 R18 B. It was always obvious that the big 91hp boxer-driven cruiser was aimed squarely at the North American market but these two new models take the deepest dive into North American traditions. … Continue reading BMW R18 Transcontinental and R18B