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- 2021 KTM 890 Adventure AnnouncedKTM has just announced its 2021 KTM 890 Adventure, the adventure-touring oriented model within KTM’s 2021 middleweight ADV lineup. The announcement comes shortly after the announcement of the 2021 KTM 890 Adventure R and Adventure R Rally models, which have a more off-road focus. For more information, read the press release below. 2021 KTM 890 AdventureFrom Press Release: It has never been a better time to reach out to the world on a bike. Getting from A to B safely, quickly and efficiently has always been important but to do it aboard a machine carrying KTM’s READY TO RACE DNA takes the experience to new levels. A new model for 2021, the KTM 890 ADVENTURE takes the lightweight and sporty characteristics you’d expect from a KTM ADVENTURE motorcycle to deliver a supremely capable adventure tourer – both on and off the tarmac. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE formed a robust… ..... Read More.1 week ago
- 2021 BMW R 1250 RT Announced: Tech and Aesthetic UpdatesBMW has announced several updates to its boxer-twin powered touring machine, the 2021 BMW R 1250 RT. An aesthetic refresh is the most apparent change, while several features that were once options are now standard on the 2021 R 1250 RT. Check out the press release below for more information. From Press Release: “We have given the R 1250 RT a new look, a comprehensive increase in standard equipment and numerous technical upgrades to achieve a whole new riding experience. As a dynamic tourer with the incomparable BMW ShiftCam engine, it also has the perfect power unit with impressive power across the entire speed range” Harald Spagl, Project Manager The new BMW R 1250 RT: The benchmark among dynamic tourers is even more sophisticated and innovative for maximum motorcycle enjoyment on extended journeys. For more than four decades, the BMW Motorrad abbreviation “RT” has been synonymous in the world… ..... Read More.2 weeks ago
- Ducati V4 Granturismo Engine Revealed: No Desmodromic ValvesDucati has revealed official technical information about its new 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine that will power the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4. The big news for the V4 Granturismo powerplant is that it boasts a record-breaking 37,282.3-mile (60,000 kilometer) valve service interval, thanks to a new spring valve return system. Yes, you read that right. The V4 Granturismo will not use a desmodromic valvetrain. Before metallurgy advancements in the 1950s, desmodromic valve systems held an advantage over spring valve return configurations when applied to engines destined for continuous high-rpm use. In the early days of racing, springs of that era could not withstand the abuse of sustained high-rpm, resulting in “valve float,” as well as catastrophic failure. Ducati’s new powerplant uses much of what was learned from the Ducati Panigale and Streetfighter V4 engine development, sharing aspects like the “Twin Pulse” firing order. However, significant differences exist between them. To begin… ..... Read More.2 weeks ago
- 2021 Benelli Leoncino Scrambler Announced for the U.S.Benelli Motorcycles USA has announced that the “Little Lion” is coming to U.S. soil. The 2021 Benelli Leoncino Scrambler is powered by a 500cc DOHC parallel-twin engine, featuring a claimed 48 horsepower at 8,500 rpm. It also boasts a non-adjustable 45mm USD fork and a single rear shock unit, equipped with spring-preload and rebound damping adjustment. MSRP is set at $6,199. From Press Release: For more than a century, the Benelli brand has brought innovation to the motorcycle world, playing a key role in the evolution of the modern motorcycle. This 100 year heritage of Italian design culminates with Benelli’s revered Leoncino legacy, and Benelli Motorcycles USA is proud to welcome the legend back to America with the 2021 Benelli Leoncino. Inspired by the classic café racers of Benelli’s golden years, the 2021 Leoncino (a charming Italian term for “little lion”) lives up to its namesake, exuding the proud sporting… ..... Read More.2 weeks ago