Motorcycle USA’s Bryan Harley has gotten his hands on Victory Motorcycles’ newest take on the Dark Custom craze, the 2012 Highball.
His take on the engine:
The torquey low end is matched throughout the powerband and distribution is even throughout. There’s excellent response from the EFI with every release of… Continue reading
Motorcycle.com has yet another shootout between BMW’s and Kawasaki’s premier track bikes. Last time, the BMW edged the Kawi out on the track. How did it do on the street?
The written article that supports the video results is here.
Motorcycle Daily got four different riders/writers to asses the 2011 Triumph Sprint GT, the longer, fatter, heavier American version of the Sprint ST–which is still available in Europe–and write down their impressions.
Essentially, the four different motojournalists seemed to say, “Nice, but too heavy with too long a wheelbase.” Which… Continue reading
If I was to tell you how packed my schedule has been this week, you’d be so bored you’d want to slit your own throat. So I won’t. But I do have time to take note of a few things.
The ATK/Hyosung GT650R I’ve been evaluating for ATK is doing… Continue reading
After two days of living with the Hyosung GT650R I’ve got some observations, and come up with some improvement suggestions.
Before I begin, I should point out that, starting next year, the ATK version of these bikes will not be the stock Hyosung versions. Most of the components will come… Continue reading
I’ve put about 3 hours on the bike today, mainly in city and highway riding, although I did take a brief spin through some mountain twisties, because I couldn’t end my first ride without a little taste of the curvy stuff. Having done so, I’ve got a… Continue reading
This is what the ATK/Hyosung GT650R looked like this morning as I prepared to ride it away from Orange County Harley-Davidson.
A couple of visual things I noticed as I was getting ready to ride.
- Instrument cluster is simple, and relatively easy to… Continue reading
Speaking of ATK, Frank White informed me this evening that a shiny red GT650R sportbike is waiting for me to pick up at Orange County Harley-Davidson.
I actually had a fantastic idea, which was to see if I could get hold of a Suzuki SV650RS to test alongside the GT.… Continue reading
The major manufacturers aren’t the only ones bringing a naked bike to the US market. US startup Motus Motorcycles has not only unveiled the new MST-01 sport-tourer, but they’ve also got a naked version of the bike, dubbed the MST-R, naturally.
It’s the exact same bike, it just… Continue reading
The American love affair with motorcycles, such as it is, has not extended to the naked bikes in recent years. They sell like hotcakes to our cousins across the pond, but in the US…not so much. We like our cruisers and repli-racers and sport-tourers.
For the 2010 and… Continue reading
Motus Motorcycles has released some high-resolution studio images of the new MST-01 sport-tourer. Thumbnails are below.
ATK CEO Frank White informs me that he is setting aside one of these for me to pick up on Saturday:
Except mine is red, i.e., the fast one. It looks like I’ll be driving up to Orange County first thing on Saturday to pick it up. … Continue reading
Motus Motorcycles, an Alabama-based startup, has been working on a completely new, American-made, sport touring motorcycle. We’ve seen glimpses of the engine, as well as artist concepts of the bike, but now, Motus has finally debuted the complete bike, in the flesh.
The MST-01 is built… Continue reading
Motorcycle Daily joins the list of motojournalists who’ve tested the BMW K1600GT/GTL. They like it.
The Icon waterproof Patrol jacket seems very nice, if a bit pricey.
The Hyosung GT650 seems like a decent naked standard, considering its price.
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