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- 2021 Ural Gear Up Geo Limited Edition AnnouncedUral has announced its latest special edition sidecar motorcycle, the 2021 Ural Gear Up GEO LE. In recent years, the Russia-based manufacturer has created a tradition of releasing a uniquely themed Gear Up model every year. Limited to 20 units globally, the Gear Up Geo is equipped with off-road upgrades to tame the trail and features a hand-painted geometric camouflage color scheme for $26,999. Using the Ural Gear Up with its unmistakable 2WD-on-demand sidecar as its base, the GEO features all of the standard Ural accouterments like the 749cc boxer-twin engine (equipped with reverse gear), ample 5-gallon fuel tank and impressive 1,325-pound max permissible weight — capable of comfortably lugging camping gear, provisions, people and more on your journey. The limited-edition GEO kicks things up a notch with a laundry list of upgrades to make life on the trail easier. To that end, adjustable Nitron shocks, knobby Heidenau K 37… ..... Read More.2 days ago
- Honda Repeats Dakar Rally WinFor the second year in a row, Honda won the Dakar Rally’s motorcycle category, with Kevin Benavides (Argentina) taking 1st place and Ricky Brabec (USA) taking 2nd.For the second year in a row, Honda earned the overall victory in the Dakar Rally’s motorcycle category, with Argentinean Kevin Benavides finishing ahead of Monster Energy Honda teammate Ricky Brabec, the Southern Californian who last year became the first winner from the USA. It was the first Dakar Rally win for the 32-year-old Benavides, who rode his first Dakar Rally in 2016, and the first time in 34 years that Honda took the top two spots in the grueling international endurance event, with Cyril Neveu and Edi Orioli having managed the feat in 1987. Kevin Benavides (Argentina) rides his Honda CRF450 Rally to Dakar victory.The Dakar Rally’s 43rd edition (the second in Saudi Arabia) comprised a prolog and 12 stages and covered nearly… ..... Read More.3 days ago
- 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 and Tuono V4 Factory | First Look Review2021 Aprilia Tuono Factory in Aprilia Black.Naked sportbike fans rejoice — the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 and Tuono V4 Factory have arrived with subtle styling updates, MotoGP-inspired chassis upgrades and increased comfort. All of this bodes well for Aprilia’s revered sit-up, semi-faired Tuono sportbikes since it’s just as comfortable in the canyons as it is on the racetrack. At the heart of the Tuono is the thunderous 1,077cc V4 engine, and the only change this year is that it has met Euro 5 emission standards. With 175 horsepower and 89 lb-ft of torque on tap, the Tuono platform is economical in that constant wheeling will help you save front tires. Aprilia’s design department has achieved complete visual cohesion between its middleweight RS and Tuono 660 offerings, as well as the new RSV4 and Tuono V4 lineup. The Tuono V4 motorcycles now feature styling inspired by the 660 middleweights, including the… ..... Read More.3 days ago
- 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory | First Look ReviewRSV4 Factory in Lava Red.Aprilia has provided a first glimpse at the updated 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory superbikes, each equipped with more power, refined electronics, refreshed styling and MotoGP-derived chassis upgrades. Details are limited at this time, but we’ll update the story with full specs and figures when they become available. The RSV4 lineup is equipped with one of the best performance engines in the business, and Aprilia’s latest V4 iteration has grown from 1,077cc to 1,099cc, claiming to produce a monstrous 217 peak horsepower. That is a Euro 5 emissions-compliant 217 horsepower, mind you. Aprilia says that the increased displacement and an all-new exhaust system are the sources of the V4’s newfound ponies. Returning to the fold is the RSV4’s lightweight aluminum twin-spar frame, updated with an under-slung swingarm derived from Aprilia’s MotoGP RS-GP racebike. The new swingarm is said to be lighter and features a reinforced… ..... Read More.5 days ago