2020 Honda Africa Twin Pictures Emerge

Photos submitted by Honda for approval documents show the face of the 2020 Africa Twin. (Honda Government Approval Submission/) If you keep up to date with Cycle World, you’ll already know that next year’s Honda Africa Twin is getting some serious updates—and now pictures of the revamped machine have leaked onto the internet weeks before […]

Where Did Spark-Plug Wires, Caps, Coils, And Distributors Go?

When you look at the cylinder heads of late-model bike engines, you see just a black plastic gizmo atop each of the engine’s deep spark-plug wells. Colored wires emerge, running to an ignition box. Because most engines now have four valves per cylinder, a single spark plug is placed at the center of each combustion […]

2020 Honda CRF250R First Ride Review

Riding the 2020 Honda CRF250R at SoCal’s Fox Raceway. (Mark Kariya/) The Honda CRF250R has enjoyed some notable success in professional racing since the latest-generation model was introduced back in 2018, mostly in the past year with Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton using it to win the 2019 AMA 250SX East Region Supercross Championship and Phoenix […]

2020 Indian Thunder Stroke 116 Lineup First Look (9 Fast Facts)

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Technology Validated In The Showroom, Not On The Racetrack

Aprilia refers to the RSV4 X as “the most exclusive super sportbike.” Claimed dry weight for the 225-hp carbon-faired machine is 364 pounds. After riding the winglet-equipped 1,078cc V-4 at Mugello, 48-year-old Max Biaggi said, “The sensations are exactly like those of a racing bike.” Biaggi won three 250cc Grand Prix championships and two World […]

2020 KTM 300 XC TPI First Ride Review

We race tested the 2020 KTM 300 XC TPI at round 7 of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) at Grays Harbor ORV in McCleary, Washington. (Harlen Foley/) KTM first introduced its Transfer Port Injection (TPI) technology back in 2018 on its 250 XC-W TPI and 300 XC-W TPI enduro bikes. Although the 300 XC-W […]