SpoRRty Treat: Triumph unveils the 2022 Speed Triple RR 1200

The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple was a quantum departure from its predecessor with major improvements across hardware, weight and performance. And with just a few months post-launch, Triumph has unveiled the sportiest iteration (at least looks-wise) of its naked litre-class machine. Enter the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple RR 1200- a stunning half-faired sibling of the hoot that the 1200 RS already was. We take a look at the upgrades if merely cosmetic or run skin deep. Styling and ergonomics While a visual comparison might not offer much to differentiate between the RS and the RR, the new half-fairing does extend…

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2022 Kawasaki Z650RS – old world charm with modern dynamics

Though there’s no dearth of choices in the super-sport and super-naked segment in the motorcycling market today, a niche segment of enthusiasts is very much alive and captivated by the old-world charm of retro motorcycles. Motorcycle manufacturers have been trying to cash on the situation by launching motorcycles fusing old school looks with modern technology and riding dynamics- the Bonneville series from Triumph and the Royal Enfield 650 twins are two such successes. On similar lines, Kawasaki launched the Z900RS back in 2018 with regular updates making the neo-retro venture a successful one. In a bid to replicate the success…

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Street Treat: 2022 Kawasaki Z900 SE unveiled

An upgrade to the Z800, the Kawasaki Z900 was launched with vast improvements in styling and performance. The 948cc engine was one of the smoothest motors out there with substantial low-end grunt making it a treat for street riding. The commanding yet comfortable riding position would make the Z900 a relentless all-day motorcycle that would take you distances without a sore back. However, despite being high on displacement and power- it still wouldn’t match the likes of the Triumph Street Triple when it came to outright performance- particularly handling. Kawasaki decided to amp the road manners on their super-naked street…

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The 7 Best WATERPROOF Motorcycle USB Chargers

According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), there were over 8 million registered on-road motorcycles in the U.S. in 2018, and this number has been trending upward for years. There are a number of reasons why motorcycles are such a popular mode of transportation: they are fun to drive, easier to park, consume less fuel, and for many owners, they are simply more economical to own. Whatever the motivation for owning one, today’s motorcycles can be fitted with modern amenities that are comparable to those found in popular automobiles. One such feature, which should be considered a must-have…

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Color Lights on Motorcycles: What Is Legal and What Isn’t

One of the great things about motorcycles is the relative ease of being able to customize them. It’s much easier to add lights on motorcycles, and this allows people to be very creative and expressive with their lighting. However, that new freedom does have legal restrictions and it’s important that you know these rules beforehand so you don’t get in trouble. Different states have different rules when it comes to what kind of lighting you can put on your motorcycle, so you’re going to have to do your own research to make sure you comply with your state’s rules. There…

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Exoticism Economised: 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS

MV Agusta has launched the 2022 Brutale 1000 RS and needless to say- it’s one mind-staggering motorcycle to look at. However, it’s not an all-new offering and more of a budget package with comfortable ergos compared to its expensive sibling the MV Agusta Brutale 1000RR launched this year. Intending to attract more buyers who might have shied away from the € 32,000 price tag of the RR, MV Agusta has made requisite alterations to the hardware bringing the costs down while offering a more comfortable ride. New Euro 5 Engine The 2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS continues to be…

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Motorcycle Stuck in Gear? Here’s What to Do

Motorcycle owners know the feeling of the open road and the risks involved with owning and riding a motorcycle. One of these risks is the chance of your motorcycle getting stuck in gear. Older motorcycles can get stuck in a gear more often. Temporary fixes for a stuck gear are: Pulling the clutch and slightly revving up to force it to change gears Rocking the motorcycle back and forth until you can shift; making sure to always shift up before starting to shift down Slowly release the clutch to see if there’s a point where you can shift to get…

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Can You Add a Kickstart to a Motorcycle? Why would you?

Getting stranded simply because your motorcycle broke down is the worst nightmare for anyone. Motorcycle starters run on battery power, which might drain out, especially if you happen to leave your headlights on for a long time while the motorcycle is not running. That’s why a lot of motorcycle owners have considered adding a kickstart kit to their bikes to help in case of an emergency.  It’s possible to add a kickstart kit to a motorcycle, but you’ll need help from an experienced mechanic. The kit will be attached to the engine and works by cranking the gears to ignite…

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Electric Enamor: The Husqvarna E-Pilen debuts at Munich

With fossil fuel slated to run out of reserves one day and the stringent emission norms in place to restrain a greenhouse apocalypse on the planet, automobile manufacturers have been investing heavily into electric mobility. While the focus on the electric transformation is largely on four-wheelers, motorcycle manufacturers around the world have been rolling out their offerings as an efficient mode of transportation. The latest entrant onto the list has been the Husqvarna E-Pilen, an electric iteration of the Vitpilen with the trademark Husqvarna design language being carried over to the new electric motorcycle. A similar round headlight, flatter panels,…

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How To Choose The Best Motorcycle Jackets With Armor

The best gear is the gear you wear – so with that in mind, the 2 things to remember when shopping for motorcycle jackets with armor are: how much protection it offers (obviously) and how comfortable is it to wear. If you also end up with a good price it’s a keeper. One of the top concerns when having to choose any type of protective gear when riding a bike is: how will it feel? Aside from how you’ll look wearing the full-body armor when you go in to pick up your coffee, protective gear has to be comfortable. What’s…

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