Category: Motorcycle News

The 2022 Isle of Man TT: Some Thoughts

Butts in seats make the racers go ‘round: Behind the main Grandstand at the start/finish line. (BMW Group/) “There’s nowhere in the world like the Isle of Man TT.” –2022 Winner Peter Hickman You can’t argue with the man on that point. While time, shifting attitudes and riding technology have marched on, the Isle of […]

2023 Piaggio MP3 Scooter First Look Preview

The all-new Piaggio MP3 530 hpe Exclusive comes with advanced rider aids such as blind spot and lane change detection. (Piaggio/) Piaggio is expanding its popular MP3 three-wheeled scooter platform in 2023 to include three model variants: the MP3 400 hpe, MP3 400 hpe Sport, and the MP3 530 hpe Exclusive. The 400 and 400 […]

2023 Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto First Look Preview

The 2023 Husqvarna FS 450 is now available from authorized Husqvarna dealers (Husqvarna/) Husqvarna continues to refine its popular FS 450 supermoto with a 2023 machine upgraded to improve handling and given the capability to fine-tune power output and road feel. The 2023 updates follow on the heels of a chassis tweak in 2021 and […]

2022 Kawasaki Z400 ABS

The Kawasaki Z400 is the naked version of the Ninja 400. (Kawasaki/) Ups Comfortable, upright ergonomics Same great engine as in the Ninja 400 Nimble handling Hello, cheap thrills! Great low price Downs Side shrouds can cramp taller riders Verdict Kawasaki’s Z400, small streetfighter with aggressive styling, provides cheap thrills with its near $5K price. […]

2022 Triumph Street Twin

What a gem: the Street Twin’s Cobalt Blue brings the price up to $9,995. (Triumph/) Ups Lovely and approachable 270-degree crank parallel-twin engine Predictable handling via a well-developed, stable chassis Thick, comfortable seat Nice attention to detail with aluminum accents Downs Annoying gas cap and delay in fuel level display after fill-up For the price […]

Honda Marks 50 Years of Motocross With Its 2023 CRF450R

Honda’s 2023 CRF450R 50th Anniversary Edition will be available starting this September. (Honda/) American Honda will celebrate the anniversary of its first motocross machine, the 1973 CR250M Elsinore (find out more about the original Elsinore in the The 11 Most Important Motorcycles of All Time article), with a revised CRF450R platform in 2023. The base […]

The Best 50cc Scooter for Car Drivers

Solving the transportation crisis is easy – just scoot. It’s quicker than transit, greener than an electric car and more practical than a bicycle. But which 49cc scooter is the best choice? Shop our favourite scooter gear: Biltwell Gringo S ECE Helmet – https://frt9.co/aqhy3x Icon Upstate Riding Shirt – https://frt9.co/sb68n3 Scorpion Covert Riding Jeans – […]

Alpinestars Shows off Tech-Air 10 Motorcycle Airbag 2022

Avaliable now, the Alpinestars Tech-Air 10 is the most protective airbag system on the market. (Alpinestars/) Alpinestars took some time during this year’s MotoGP race at Circuit of The Americas to give riders an up-close look at its new Tech-Air 10 airbag system (following the original release at CES in the Alpinestars Introduces New Tech-Air […]

Tank Slappers and the Quest for Perfect Suspension

Is there such a thing as the "perfect" suspension setup? Actually, yes. But it has nothing to do with preload, rebound or compression damping. Progressive fork springs and shocks: https://frt9.co/erzbnu Thicker fork oil: https://frt9.co/g5povr Connect with us: http://facebook.com/fortnine http://instagram.com/fortnine http://twitter.com/fortninecanada

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