After lowsiding during a very wet race in Brazil, Marlinton dos Reis Teixeira was unable to get his bike restarted. DNF and lose any potential points or try something, anything to get the race red flagged and restarted? A man … Continued
The 2013 Yamaha FJR1300, due for official release in Cologne next week, isn’t shaping up to be markedly different from the current bike, itself debuted in 2001. First, leaked photos show only limited visual changes to the fairing, clocks and … Continued
Louder than a Formula One car and lighter than a 250, residents of Los Angeles may be familiar with this ‘fightered CBR600RR from that time their ear drums burst or when they ran for their lives as it powerslid past … Continued
Perusing Akrapovic’s new exhaust catalog, our friends at Dutch motorcycle news site Oliepeil noticed something odd. This is clearly a Yamaha FJR1300, just one wearing a slightly modified fairing, blunter subframe and taller screen. Oh right, that must be the … Continued
The story of the American Superbike is written in the parlance of the four-cylinder, four-stroke, longitudinally-mounted engine and begins in 1909 with Percy Pierce. Son and heir to the Pierce automotive concern, young Percy was smitten with motorcycles and, upon … Continued
First there was the Wraith, then the CNG-powered Magnolia Special roadster. Now there’s this Bienville Legacy project, the culmination of everything JT Nesbitt knows about motorcycle design and a complete re-think of suspension, man/machine interaction and the American superbike. It … Continued
Here’s the first picture of the 148bhp KTM 1190 Adventure R wearing knobbies, bags and actually turning a wheel, which, believe it or not at the 518lbs curb weight, it’s actually doing off-pavement. Those LED running lights are looking good.