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2019 KTM SX-F Models Announced

2019 KTM SX-F Models Announced

Bikes Learn about KTM’s 2019 four-stroke motocross bikes KTM announces details about the changes made to its 2019 SX-F four-stroke motocross models—the 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F, and 450 SX-F.
5 Questions With Motorcycle Land Speed Record Holder And Builder Alp Sungurtekin

5 Questions With Motorcycle Land Speed Record Holder And Builder Alp Sungurtekin

Racing Talking alternative fuel delivery systems for Top Fuel racing Motorcycle land speed record holder Alp Sungurtekin works tirelessly in his Shadow Hills, California, shop, where his machines
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Unveil With Eddie Lawson

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Unveil With Eddie Lawson

Bikes Racing legend Eddie Lawson helps unveil Kawasaki’s latest retro ride: the 2018 Z900RS Cafe Kawasaki invites journalists along with four-time national and 500cc GP champ Eddie Lawson to see
Ducati Aims Squarely For Pikes Peak Victory With Carlin Dunne And Codie Vahsholtz

Ducati Aims Squarely For Pikes Peak Victory With Carlin Dunne And Codie Vahsholtz

Racing New Multistrada Pikes Peak 1260 will carry them 12.42 miles through 156 turns to the 14,115-foot Colorado summit Former Pikes Peak record holder Carlin Dunne is joined by middleweight
Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Titanium

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Titanium

Gear and Products The beautiful, magic metal We discuss the element titanium, sought for its combination of high strength, low weight, and extraordinary corrosion and fatigue resistance.
Dunlop Releases New MX33 Tire

Dunlop Releases New MX33 Tire

Gear and Products MX33 to replace MX3S as flagship motocross tire Dunlop recently released its new flagship motocross tire, the MX33, at Zaca Station MX in Los Olivos, California.
V-Twins And The Battle With Wet-Sumping

V-Twins And The Battle With Wet-Sumping

Ask Kevin “It was like a giant invisible hand came down and just slowed the bike right down” Many schemes have been employed to overcome wet-sumping. Here, Kevin Cameron notes several solutions
2019 Husqvarna TE And FE Models Announced

2019 Husqvarna TE And FE Models Announced

Bikes The TE 300i is coming to the US in 2019 Husqvarna announces its 2019 TE and FE models, and says the TE 300i fuel-injected two-stroke will be coming to the US in 2019.
Why The Original Yamaha FZ1 Was So Damn Good

Why The Original Yamaha FZ1 Was So Damn Good

Bikes Using R1 power and an upright seating position, this literbike blew us away Introduced in 2001, Yamaha’s first-generation, big, cat-eyed FZ1 was more radical than just a parts-bin special,
Capturing The Spirit Of The Legendary Shelby Cobra Through A Custom Motorcycle

Capturing The Spirit Of The Legendary Shelby Cobra Through A Custom Motorcycle

Bikes A Cobra not by Carroll but by Covington John Covington uses numerous styling cues of Carroll Shelby's legendary sportscar throughout his custom motorcycle.
Kawasaki’s Z900RS Cafe Comes To America

Kawasaki’s Z900RS Cafe Comes To America

Bikes Kawasaki formally announces the addition of a limited-edition café racer-styled Z900RS to its 2018 US model lineup Kawasaki adds another retro-themed Z bike to its 2018 model lineup. We
How Does Stress Concentration Affect A Stepped Crankpin In A Motorcycle?

How Does Stress Concentration Affect A Stepped Crankpin In A Motorcycle?

Ask Kevin Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron answers your engineering and mechanical questions Kevin Cameron reveals yet another example of stress concentration, in this case a failed
How Much Power Does The 2018 Yamaha YZ450FX Make?

How Much Power Does The 2018 Yamaha YZ450FX Make?

Bikes We put the blue off-road bike on our dyno to find out We mount a Dunlop D404 tire on the 2018 Yamaha YZ450FX and dyno it to see how much horsepower and torque it has.
Here’s How The Roland Sands Design Harley-Davidson FXRGTFO Got Built

Here’s How The Roland Sands Design Harley-Davidson FXRGTFO Got Built

News Transforming a 1993 FXR into a modern lux lounger Roland Sands has a soft spot for heavily modified Harleys, so he and the RSD crew spiffed up a 1993 FXR for luxury lounge two-up
Accelerate With A Plan To Brake

Accelerate With A Plan To Brake

Ienatsch Tuesday Increased speed approaching a corner necessitates use of the brakes, at which point motorcycles begin to work as they were designed This week, Nick Ienatsch reiterates the
2019 KTM EXC-F And XC-W Off-Road Models Unveiled

2019 KTM EXC-F And XC-W Off-Road Models Unveiled

Bikes 300 XC-W TPI coming to the United States in 2019 KTM announces its 2019 EXC-F and XC-W off-road models, including the 300 XC-W TPI, which will be brought to the United States in 2019.
Bay Area Customs Cranks Out Two Beautiful Custom Motorcycles

Bay Area Customs Cranks Out Two Beautiful Custom Motorcycles

Bikes Bay Area Blasters Two beautiful custom motorcycles from Ron Simms and Bay Area Customs.
The 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Is A Sportbike Powerhouse

The 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Is A Sportbike Powerhouse

Bikes A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the new V-4 engine from the factory in Bologna, Italy What goes into a modern high-performance motorcycle engine? Bruno dePrato looked at the Ducati
Interview With Carey Hart On Riding The Indian Scout FTR1200 Factory Custom

Interview With Carey Hart On Riding The Indian Scout FTR1200 Factory Custom

Bikes We chat with the ex-freestyle motocrosser about his ride on Indian's new street tracker and why it may just be the ultimate all-around bike. Indian’s new FTR1200 is prompting all kinds of
All Custom Motorcycle Roads Lead To The Petersen Museum

All Custom Motorcycle Roads Lead To The Petersen Museum

News An interview with curator Paul d’Orléans a month after his exhibit opened It’s been a month since Paul d’Orléans’ “Custom Revolution” exhibit opened at the Petersen Museum in LA. We spoke