2022 Yamaha YZF-R3

The YZF-R3 is Yamaha’s fully-faired entry-level sportbike and is inspired by its larger supersports. (Yamaha/) Ups Point-and-shoot handling Compact dimensions and friendly character make it a great beginner sportbike Great brake lever feedback Beautiful World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Downs 321cc engine falls behind the larger-displacement competition No assist-and-slipper clutch, a feature common to both […]

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Triumph Motorcycles Aims for Kids Market 2022

The Oset 12.5R electric motorcycle, good for ages 3–5, officially. (Oset/) Triumph is betting big on the idea that you never forget your first. Triumph Motorcycles has announced its acquisition of children’s electric bike maker Oset, a move that points to potential future developments in terms of off-road machines and the youth rider segment. Triumph […]

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2022 Yamaha MT-03

“Your entry to the Dark Side” is not a Darth Vader quote. It’s Yamaha’s marketing hook for the approachable MT-03. (Yamaha/) Ups Powered by the same sporty engine as the R3 Great handling for a budget-friendly bike Roomy ergos for such a compact bike Downs Brakes are uncommunicative when the mood gets aggressive Heavier clutch […]

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2022 Suzuki SV650

The SV650 has been Suzuki’s standard bike flagship since 1999. (Suzuki/) Ups Unique-for-its-class V-twin engine Attractive price tag Narrow seat Great sound Tried-and-true design Downs Tried-and-true design means no significant updates in recent years Below-average front brake performance Heavier than a majority of its competitors Verdict For those looking for a great first, second, or […]

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Going Off-Track – the Joy of Road America

Ready for hauling beer and race fans: a JDM Suzuki Carry 4×4 Kei mini truck. (Anders T. Carlson/) More than most tracks, Road America is a celebration of humankind’s victory over walking (read the Capturing Road America With The 360fly 4k Camera article). It’s a shrine to the gods of cornering speed, modern rubber compounds […]

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2022 Kawasaki Versys 650/LT

One of the big updates on the 2022 Versys 650 is the addition of traction control. (Kawasaki/) Ups Supercomfortable ergonomics Pleasing and fast-revving engine Now has traction control Lighting and dash have been updated Downs New four-way-adjustable windshield still cannot be adjusted on the fly Touchy throttle and clunky shifting Verdict Kawasaki’s middleweight adventure-tourer will […]

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