MD’s 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Test Bike: What Would Readers Like To Know? (Bike Reports) (News)

One of the most popular bikes introduced to MD readers recently (with 214 Comments at time of writing) is the Kawasaki Z900RS. It was favorably reviewed by us at the press launch, but we did find a few things to complain about. Most notably, a somewhat snatchy throttle response. We now have a test unit […]

Ujet Electric Scooter: Is This How Young People Will Get Interested in Two Wheels? (with video) (Bike Reports) (News)

Picking up a test bike recently from a Japanese OEM, I spoke with a motorcycle industry veteran briefly about the topic on everyone’s mind, i.e., how do we get young people interested in motorcycling?  How do we get them away from their cell phones and social media long enough for them to learn to love […]

Kawasaki Three-Wheeler Coming? Four Years On, Kawasaki Re-Introduces J Concept (Bike Reports) (News)

We know that Yamaha has a three-wheel future with the production Niken due to arrive later this year, and the recent acquisition of three-wheel related patents from Norway. Now, Kawasaki has published a video re-introducing the J Concept three-wheeler originally unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. The new J Concept video (below you will […]

Yamaha Purchases Three-Wheeler Patents from Norwegian Firm (Bike Reports) (News)

If the new, high performance NIKEN hasn’t convinced you that Yamaha is serious about leaning three-wheelers, this news should. Yamaha has just completed the purchase of patents from a small Norwegian firm, Brudeli Tech Holding AS, related to leaning three-wheel technologies. As you can see from the photos, the Brudeli machines can lean at severe […]

Inexpensive Royal Enfield Himalayan Reviewed in Britain in Advance of U.S. Availability (with video) (Bike Reports) (News)

As you know from earlier reports on MD, Royal Enfield should be making available in the U.S. market this year at least three all-new models. The first to appear should be the 411cc, single-cylinder Himalayan. With an expected price of just $ 4,499, together with currently-popular retro looks, the Himalayan could potentially lead RE to […]