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- 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 | First Look ReviewThe 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by the same air-/oil-cooled 349cc Single as the Meteor 350. Shown in Chrome Bronze (colors, specs, and pricing for the U.S. have not been finalized).Inspired by the 1948 Model G2, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 that was launched in 2008 brought post-WW2 styling to a contemporary audience. Over a span of 12 years – until Royal Enfield ceased production of the UCE 500 single-cylinder engine in 2020 – more than three million Classic 500s were produced. Read our 2010 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic review Following the introduction of the Meteor 350 earlier this year, the same 349ccc air-/oil-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, fuel-injected Single with a 5-speed gearbox will power the new Classic 350. When we put the Meteor 350 on Jett Tuning’s dyno, it made 18 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel. 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 in… ..... Read More.3 days ago
- 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR | First Look ReviewThe 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is a more track-focused, higher-spec, partially faired sportbike than the Speed Triple 1200 RS. It arrives in January.Triumph has released details about the 2022 Speed Triple 1200 RR, which its says will deliver “the most focused and exhilarating Speed Triple ride ever.” The new RR shares the 1,160 cc liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple engine powering the 2021 Speed Triple RS we recently tested, and the same aluminum twin-spar frame and subframe. But under the skin, and there is a skin, the new RR takes the Speed Triple in a new direction. Styling cues that combine “distinctive British elegance with exhilarating real-world performance” are influenced by Triumph’s Modern Classic lineup. The RR has a single round headlight and a partial fairing. It’s the first liter-class Triumph sportbike to get a fairing since the Daytona 955i, which was discontinued in 2006. Under the skin, the… ..... Read More.3 days ago
- Jon DelVecchio: Ep. 20 Rider Magazine Insider PodcastOur guest on Episode 20 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Jon DelVecchio, founder of Street Skills and author of “Cornering Confidence: The Formula for 100% Control in Curves.” By applying Jon’s techniques, motorcyclists gain more confidence and enjoyment in the curves. He’s a real-world rider who started riding motorcycles after starting a family and got hooked on sport riding. His need for self-preservation fueled skill development, and he served as an MSF RiderCoach for a decade and studied more advanced riding techniques. Jon shares his experience with fellow riders in his in-person and online Street Skills riding improvement courses and in his book, which is available in paperback and on Kindle. Jon’s Trail Braking Camp solves the mystery of this “secret weapon” technique. For more information, visit CorneringConfidence.com. You can listen to Episode 20 on iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud, or via the Rider Magazine Insider webpage. Please subscribe, leave us a… ..... Read More.4 days ago
- 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT | Top 10 ReviewNow in its third generation (and third name), the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT sport-tourer is better in every way. (Photo by Joe Agustin)Over three generations, Yamaha’s middleweight sport-tourer has evolved steadily, and like a shapeshifter, it has morphed between three different model names. First came the 2015 FJ-09, then the 2019 Tracer 900 GT, and now the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. With each iteration, the FJ/Tracer has raised its game, with better performance, wider-ranging capabilities, and more features. Here are our top 10 highlights of the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT: 1. That Triple! The 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT gets the larger, lighter, more fuel efficient 890cc Triple from the MT-09.In a world full of parallel-Twins, V-Twins and inline-Fours, an inline-Triple marches to a different drummer. It produces good low- to midrange torque as well as a top-end rush, and its sound is truly unique. The Tracer… ..... Read More.7 days ago
- Moto Guzzi Announces a New Factory, Museum, and V100 MandelloMoto Guzzi have announced the new V100 Mandello.After recently celebrating its centennial and the brand’s rich history, Moto Guzzi has turned its attention to the future with the “Road to 2121.” The bold initiative announced today includes a futuristic restructuring project including a new factory and museum to be built at the current site in Mandello del Lario, Italy, where every Guzzi has been built to date. A rendering of the new Moto Guzzi factory, designed by Greg Lynn.Moto Guzzi has commissioned U.S. architect and designer Greg Lynn, known for his bold, ultramodern creations and the architect behind the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The project, which Guzzi says, “will be founded on culture, design, and mechanics, with a strong green focus,” will include open public spaces and a place for the local community and tourists to meet. Guzzi has stated that the project will use existing onsite… ..... Read More.7 days ago