Category Archives: Bike Reviews

Discussion about specific motorcycles. Includes motorcycle test rides.

2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner: What it is. What it isn’t.

What was the bike the “Honda magician” revealed on September 10th? It wasn’t the much anticipated New Africa Twin. Instead, it was an upgrade to the VFR800X Crossrunner, a motorcycle not marketed for the United States. What was so impressive … Continue reading

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2015 Honda Elsinore or Africa Twin? 500 or 1,000? Both? Neither?

Africa Twin Rumors We’ve been following the rumor trail of a possible new Africa Twin. The idea of Honda bringing the Africa Twin back to the market has generated an extraordinary amount of posts from motorcycle publications and on motorcycle … Continue reading

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Is September 10th 2014 the day we will see the New Africa Twin?

Will it finally be unveiled, and will this reveal take place five days from today? A tease on Honda’s German site, the home country of Intermot (2014 Intermot starts on October 1st in Cologne), shows an illustration of a magician … Continue reading

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New Adventure-styled Yamaha based on MT-09/FZ-09?

New puzzle piece gives us an idea of what could be next from Yamaha in the Adventure world. An illustration (source: CycleWorld via Young Magazine in Japan) of a sport/touring Yamaha has been leaked to the press. You could call … Continue reading

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Poll: What is your favorite rendition of the New Africa Twin?

By now we have at least five renditions for what the New Africa Twin will look like based on rumors that Honda will bring this bike back to the market in 2015 or 2016 (if you want to read more … Continue reading

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Is the Tiger 800XC a desert racer? (Steens 2014 Part 3/3)

[This is the third and final post from my last trip to the high desert in southeastern Oregon and this time with the Triumph Tiger 800XC. This post includes a comprehensive review of the Tiger’s performance on dirt roads.  Click … Continue reading

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XTZ 700 – Yamaha’s new mid-size Ténéré

[This post has been updated - scroll down for a concept illustration of a sport/touring motorcycle based on the MT09/FZ-09 Yamaha] We are not surprised to see a drawing of a speculated XTZ 700 (or 750) Yamaha Ténéré surface on … Continue reading

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