New Gear: Nelson-Rigg Hurricane RiggPak Motorcycle Luggage

Nelson-Rigg Hurricane RiggPak motorcycle luggage

Having adjustability in your motorcycle luggage setup can be a game-changer in getting all the storage you need for your next adventure. The Nelson-Rigg Hurricane RiggPak Crash Bar/Tail Bag provides that adjustability.

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The Hurricane RiggPak offers universal mounting with hook-and-loop straps and adjustable quick-release buckles that allow you to mount the bag onto your crash bars, luggage racks, or seat.

The Hurricane RiggPak is made from heavy duty UV-treated PVC tarpaulin material, and all seams are electronically heat welded.

Nelson-Rigg Hurricane RiggPak motorcycle luggage

It features a waterproof roll closure, an integrated MOLLE system, and comes with a lifetime warranty. The main compartment of the bag is 6.25 x 4 x 12 inches and holds about 5 liters.

Nelson-Rigg Hurricane RiggPak motorcycle luggage

The Hurricane RiggPak is available for $49.95.

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Honda Announces All-New 2023 Honda SCL500, Updated 2024 Models

2023 Honda SCL500 Candy Orange
2023 Honda SCL500 in Candy Orange

In a reported nod to Honda’s history, dating all the way back to the 1960s when the CL72 and CL77 were offered, American Honda recently announced a new 2023 Honda SCL500 scrambler-style motorcycle that is coming to the U.S. market and is based on the Rebel 500 platform. Honda says the SCL500 “combines modern ride quality and comfort with authentic retro styling, and delivers the result at an attractive price.” 

Honda also announced the return of several other models, many of which have received improvements, including the bobber-style 2024 Shadow Phantom cruiser, the 2024 Shadow Aero classic cruiser, and the 2024 ADV 160 scooter. The 2023 PCX scooter and 2024 Grom miniMOTO will return unchanged.  

Related: Honda Announces More 2023 Returning Models

“More than any manufacturer, Honda has consistently demonstrated an ability to deliver fun, retro motorcycles that scratch a nostalgic itch while offering the performance and reliability for which Honda is so well known,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda manager of Sports & Experiential. “That’s the case with the all-new SCL500, and we’re confident it will be a hit with American customers. ” 

2023 Honda SCL500

2023 Honda SCL500 Matte Laurel Green Metallic
2023 Honda SCL500 in Matte Laurel Green Metallic

The all-new SCL500 features all the key “scrambler” styling elements – upright riding position, high-routed exhaust, block tires, ample suspension travel and a retro aesthetic – in a bike that Honda says will be enjoyable for both new riders and more seasoned enthusiasts. 

2023 Honda SCL500

The SCL500 shares the liquid-cooled 471cc parallel-Twin engine of the Rebel 500 and is mated to a 6-speed transmission and slip/assist clutch. A 41mm front fork provides 5.9 inches of travel, and in the rear, a Pro-Link single shock with nine-position spring preload adjustability offers 4.5 inches. For stopping power, a 2-piston caliper grabs a 310mm front disc and 240mm rear disc, and ABS is standard. 

2023 Honda SCL500

Related: 2020 Honda Rebel 500 ABS | Road Test Review

The SCL500 rides on multi-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, 19 inches in the front and 17 inches in the rear, wrapped in Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour tires. It has 6.1 inches of ground clearance and a 31.1-inch seat height. With a 3.2-gal fuel tank, the bike comes in with a curb weight of 419 lb.  

2023 Honda SCL500

Because personalization is vital to many fans of the scrambler genre, a wide range of Honda accessories is offered for the SCL500. 

The 2023 Honda SCL500 will be available in June and will come in Candy Orange or Matte Laurel Green Metallic starting at $6,799. 

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom Deep Pearl Gray Metallic
2024 Honda Shadow Phantom in Deep Pearl Gray Metallic

For the 2024 model year, the Honda Shadow Phantom cruiser will return with the same liquid-cooled 745cc 52-degree V-Twin, 5-speed transmission, and shaft final drive, but it will include updates to its bobber styling and with improved performance.  

Styling updates include a two-tone gas tank, new handlebar, handlebar clamps, headlight cover, air-cleaner cover, display instruments, turn signals, and machine-cut cylinder-head fins. The Shadow Phantom also has an updated single seat, and a passenger seat and footpegs are offered for those who want to bring a plus-one along for the ride.  

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom Orange Metallic
2024 Honda Shadow Phantom in Orange Metallic

From a performance standpoint, a new ABS version is available for the new model year, and a 276mm rear disc brake replaces the drum brake of the 2023 model. Otherwise, braking in the front will still be provided by a 2-piston caliper gripping at 296mm disc.  

Travel in the front has been increased by half an inch (from 4.6 inches to 5.1 inches) but remains the same 3.5 inches in the rear courtesy of dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability. 

Seat height has dropped slightly, from 25.8 inches to 25.6 inches, and the 2024 model shaved 6 pounds off the curb weight for a total of 543 lb. And at 3.9 gal, the fuel tank holds an additional two-tenths of a gallon over its predecessor.  

2024 Honda Shadow Phantom

The 2024 Honda Shadow Phantom comes in Deep Pearl Gray Metallic or Orange Metallic starting at $8,399 for the non-ABS version (not available in California) or the $8,699 for the ABS version.

2024 Honda Shadow Aero

2024 Honda Shadow Aero

For the 2024 model year, the Honda Shadow Aero classic cruiser, which features the same engine and drive train of its Shadow stablemate, is updated with new colors, as well as the new 276mm rear disc brake for the standard version, a feature that was previously reserved for the ABS trim level. 

Braking in the front is the same as the Shadow Phantom, as is rear suspension and travel. However, in the front, the 41mm fork offers 5.5 inches of travel over the 5.1 inches of the Shadow Phantom.  

Seat height is slightly taller at 26 inches, and with a 3.7-gal fuel tank, the bike comes in with a curb weight of 560 lb. 

Black has replaced the Ultra Blue Metallic colorway on the 2024 Honda Shadow Aero, and the bike starts at $7,949 for the non-ABS version (not available in California) or $8,249 for the ABS version.  

2024 Honda ADV160

2023 Honda ADV160 Red Metallic
2023 Honda ADV160 in Red Metallic

Renamed for the 2024 model year, the ADV160 touts a new, larger-displacement engine that delivers improved performance and reduced emissions. Also incorporated are updates that Honda says are aimed at boosting comfort and convenience, but the company added that the “capable-but-rugged ‘City Adventure’ concept remains, delivering an enjoyable sense of exploration on even the most mundane urban commutes.” 

Related: 2021 Honda ADV150 | First Ride Review

The 2024 Honda ADV160 has a liquid-cooled 157cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The engine, drive train, and 2.4-gal fuel tank are mounted low in the frame for a low center of gravity. It has Showa suspension, with a 31mm telescopic fork and twin shocks providing 5.1/4.0 inches of travel front/rear. When it comes to stopping, it has a single 240mm front disc with ABS and a rear 131mm drum brake. 

2024 Honda ADV160 Pearl Smoky Gray
2024 Honda ADV160 in Pearl Smoky Gray

From a practicality standpoint, the ADV160 has a low curb weight (294 lb), automatic transmission, a two-stage tool-free adjustable windscreen, ample underseat storage (big enough for a full-face helmet), and the Honda SMART key system. 

The 2024 Honda ADV160 will be available in July and will come in Red Metallic or Pearl Smoky Gray starting at $4,499. 

For more information, visit the Honda Powersports website.

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KiSS Mugello celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Sustainable innovation, technology, passion, and fun are the values on track, while the commitment in this 10th anniversary will focus on: avoiding food waste, promoting sustainable mobility, encouraging material recycling and a circular economy, combating littering, protecting natural resources, promoting the importance of positive local impact, accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities, and support for local non-profit organisations.

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Still up for grabs in 2023: Che spettacolo!

Check out some of the best stats ahead of MotoGP™’s return to action at the Oakley Grand Prix of Italy

A bumper weekend at Mugello awaits MotoGP™ after a short break, and there are plenty of records up for grabs at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Check out some of the best below:

Reigning Champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) can become the rider with the most victories for Ducati. He is currently third with 13 wins, behind Andrea Dovizioso – who is now just one ahead on 14 – and Casey Stoner, who leads with 23.

Bagnaia could also become the third most successful Italian rider in the premier class in terms of victories. Pecco has 13 and is, therefore, two away from Andrea Dovizioso in third (not forgetting the soon-to-be Legend’s victory with Honda, adding to his 14 with Ducati). Valentino Rossi leads the way with 89, ahead of Giacomo Agostini on 68.

Allez les deux

There have been 98 Grands Prix wins for French riders so far, so France could reach 100 in 2023.

With 12 wins across all classes so far, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) could become the French rider with the most victories. Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) leads on 16.

Quartararo, who has 29 Yamaha podiums, could move up to join MotoGP™ Legend Kenny Roberts in fifth on the list of riders with the most podiums with the Iwata marque if he reaches 39.

Zarco could become the fifth French rider to win in the premier class along with Quartararo (11 wins), Régis Laconi (1), Christian Sarron (1) and Pierre Monneret (1). He could also give the honour of being the rider with the most premier class podiums without a win (17) back to Colin Edwards, who has 12.

Half-century not out

Nine riders could reach the milestone of 50 podiums across all classes this year: Bagnaia (45), Miguel Oliveira (CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP™ Team) (41), Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) (41), Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) (41), Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team) (40), Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) (37), Joan Mir (Repsol Honda Team) (33), Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) (33), and Quartararo (33).

Two for two

Mir and Oliveira could win with a second manufacturer, following Rins’ suit. Mir has won with Suzuki and now races for Honda, while Oliveira has five premier class wins with KTM and is now at Aprilia.

Three is the magic number

Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) and Miller could both make MotoGP™ history by winning with three factories. Viñales has won with Suzuki and Yamaha, and aims to add Aprilia. Miller has victories with Honda and Ducati, and has adapted quickly to the KTM.

Marc Marquez vs the record books

Marc Marquez currently has 85 Grand Prix wins across all classes, only five shy of MotoGP™ Legend Angel Nieto. If Marquez reaches 90 +1, he will take both third on the list of the most successful riders and become the most successful Spanish rider in history in terms of wins.

With 59 premier class wins, Marquez could become the second most successful rider in premier class history if he betters the 68 wins of Giacomo Agostini. Valentino Rossi leads the way with 89 premier class wins.

When – if? – when he wins again, Marc Marquez will become the ninth rider in history with a premier class winning career spanning ten years or more.

Marc Marquez vs Marc Marquez

When – if? – when he wins again, it will be the longest gap between victories for the number 93. It was 581 days between Valencia 2019 and the 2021 German Grand Prix. On race day at Mugello it will be 595 days since he won the 2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, and at the Sachsenring it will be 602. Shall we stop counting there?

It’s been five Grands Prix of more MotoGP™ than ever, and we still can’t get enough! There’s history on the line at the Italian GP – and plenty of glory for the home heroes too – so if you want to be part of the show, head HERE to get your tickets for the truly stunning Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. Tuscany + MotoGP™… what could be better?!

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Aprilia donate €200,000 to Emilia Romagna Flood Relief

For all bike fans, for groups of friends and also for the many families who flocked to the event, it was a fun-filled day of celebration, with activities ranging from tests of the 2023 Aprilia motorcycle range to the top-class entertainment emanating from the main stage throughout the day, courtesy of the stars of radio Deejay and M2O. Moreover, there was a fine live performance from Albertino, who turned the entire paddock into a dancefloor, as well as the draw that saw one lucky winner go home with a brand new Aprilia Tuareg 660.

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Mizuno to replace Granado at MIE Honda for Misano

There will be a new name on the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship grid during the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round at the iconic Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. With Eric Granado still deemed unable to race by his doctors, the PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda Team have drafted in Japanese rider Ryo Mizuno to complete their line-up in Italy with Mizuno making his WorldSBK debut and he is set to race alongside Hafizh Syahrin, subject to the Malaysian rider passing medical checks after he was declared unfit in Barcelona.

In 2022, Mizuno competed in the British Superbike championship with Honda and finished 23rd in the standings with a best result of 11th in the second race at Brands Hatch. The 24-year-old competed in the Asia Talent Cup in 2014 where he finished sixth in the standings with a podium to his name at the Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia and he finished behind riders such as Moto3™ race winners Kaito Toba and Ayumu Sasaki. Mizuno also has experience in the MotoGP™ paddock, making one-off races in Moto3™ in 2015 and Moto2™ in 2017. This season, Mizuno is competing in the Japanese Superbike championship and currently sits fourth in the standings after three rounds.

Mizuno will become the first Japanese rider since Kohta Nozane to race in WorldSBK as he makes his debut in the World Championship on the CBR1000RR-R machine usually raced by Eric Granado. Granado remains unfit after suffering a concussion in a crash in Barcelona, so Mizuno will line-up alongside Syahrin – although the Malaysian rider was also declared unfit after a crash also in Barcelona and will need to pass medical checks at Misano. It meant neither rider tested at Misano in the Dorna Supported test a few weeks ago with Tarran Mackenzie the sole MIE Honda rider at the test.

Explaining why he won’t race at Misano, Granado said: “I’ve been slowly regaining my strength in the weeks since my crash and feel good actually, physically and mentally. As a rider I would like to race, and feel ready, but the doctors have said I can’t compete at Misano. The brain swelling I suffered was quite serious and I had to spend a week in hospital, after which the doctors would only let me walk, no other kind of training. It seems that there’s still some slight swelling now and so it would be unwise to race. The important thing is that I feel good in myself, so I’ll focus on gradually getting back into my training in order to be ready for the Donington round.”

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MotoGP™ On Stage in Milan: join us for a show like no other!

In partnership with iconic Italian station Radio Deejay, MotoGP™ On Stage in Milan will take place at the Arco della Pace on Wednesday the 7th of June. From 18:00 to 19:30, a live show will light up Piazza Sempione, bringing the best music, talent and vibes from the Radio Deejay roster to the stage – joined by a host of MotoGP™ riders and machines.

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Marquez’ relentless pursuit of perfection steps up a level

“It was a really good weekend to boost my confidence. Because you know that when you’re going through a tough time, it’s hard to believe in yourself. And it was the best weekend to race again before these three weeks off, to say that I’m here, and the speed is there, and I feel fast, I can overtake, and I can fight. Then it’s harder to fight with this bike, but we’ll improve for the future.”

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JuniorGP™ heads for history at Jerez!

Race winner at Estoril, Nico Carraro (Aspar Junior Team) featured at the front in Valencia but missed the podium, something he’ll try and get back this weekend at Jerez. Joel Esteban (Aspar Junior Team) lies fifth overall and after challenging for victory in Race 1 at Valencia, mechanical gremlins halted his charge to a first win in the class in Race 2. Highest-placed rookie in the standings thus far, the 17-year-old missed Jerez through illness in last year’s European Talent Cup races, so it’ll be a steep learning curve for him this year. Completing the top six overall, Xabi Zurutuza’s (MTA Junior Team) consistency saw him take a first top five in the class last time out. Also, watch out for first-time podium finisher from Valencia, Alvaro Carpe (STV Laglisse Racing) and Jerez podium finisher from 2022 Eddie O’Shea (British Talent Team), lying seventh and eighth overall. Of the aforementioned riders, only Piqueras and Carraro are race winners – will we therefore get the 100th different winner?

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