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2024 MV Agusta Enduro Veloce Video Review

The MV Agusta Enduro Veloce marks the Italian brand’s entrance into the adventure-touring market, competing against bikes like the Ducati Multistrada V2, Triumph Tiger 900, and BMW F 900 GS. The Enduro Veloce is powered by a 931cc inline-Triple that delivers 124 hp and 75.2 lb-ft of torque. It has 8.3 inches of wheel travel front and rear, 9 inches of ground clearance, a 34.3-inch seat height, and Brembo brakes, as well as a sophisticated electronics suite.

To test the Enduro Veloce, we traveled to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, where we logged miles on the island’s best routes to get a taste of what the Enduro Veloce has to offer. By the end of the day, we were impressed with the bike’s nimble handling, engine performance, and artistry.

Read our full review of the 2024 MV Agusta Enduro Veloce

2024 MV Agusta Enduro Veloce review

2024 MV Agusta Enduro Veloce Specs

  • Base Price: $22,998
  • Warranty: 4 yrs., unltd. miles
  • Website: MVAgusta.com
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
  • Displacement: 931cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 81.0 x 60.2mm
  • Horsepower: 124 hp @ 10,000 rpm (factory claim)
  • Torque: 75.2 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm (factory claim)
  • Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated slip/assist wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Frame: High-tensile steel double cradle
  • Wheelbase: 63.4 in.
  • Rake/Trail: NA/4.6 in.
  • Seat Height: 33.5/34.3 in.
  • Suspension, Front: 48mm inverted fork, fully adj., 8.3 in. travel
  • Rear: Single shock, fully adj., 8.3 in. travel
  • Brakes, Front: Dual 320mm discs w/ 4-piston radial monoblock calipers & ABS
  • Rear: Single 265mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper & ABS
  • Wheels, Front: Spoked tubeless, 21 x 2.15 in.
  • Rear: Spoked tubeless, 18 x 4.0 in.
  • Tires, Front: 90/90-21
  • Rear: 150/70-18
  • Ground Clearance: 9.1 in.
  • Dry Weight: 494 lb (factory claim)
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.

Gear Up

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2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Video Review

2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Review

The 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 is a new middleweight sportbike powered by a liquid-cooled 660cc inline-Triple that makes a claimed 94 hp at 11,250 rpm, with redline at 12,650 rpm, and 51 lb-ft of torque at 8,250 rpm, with more than 80% of the torque available from 3,125 rpm. Its MSRP is $9,195.

To test the Daytona 660, we rode the bike on a variety of roads in Alicante, Spain, and we found it to be a versatile, exciting motorcycle that is affordable enough for entry-level riders but capable enough for those with more experience and buying power.

Watch our video review below, and click here to read our full review.

2024 Triumph Daytona 660 Specifications

  • Base Price: $9,195
  • Website: TriumphMotorcycles.com
  • Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
  • Displacement: 660cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 74.0 x 51.1mm
  • Horsepower: 94 hp @ 11,250 rpm (factory claim)
  • Torque: 51 lb-ft @ 8,250 rpm (factory claim)
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Wheelbase: 56.1 in.
  • Rake/Trail: 23.8 degrees/3.2 in.
  • Seat Height: 31.9 in.
  • Wet Weight: 443 lb (factory claim, 90% fuel)
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal.
  • Fuel Consumption: 57.6 mph (factory claim)

Gear Up

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2025 Indian Scout Review | Video

2025 Indian Scout First Ride Review

The Indian Scout lineup has been redesigned for model year 2025, ushering in a new generation of Indian Motorcycle’s best-selling platform. The lineup includes five distinct models, all featuring the new SpeedPlus 1250 V-Twin, a new tubular-steel frame, and other changes.

We got the chance to test all five models and came away impressed. Take a ride with us in the video below as we review the trimmed-down Scout Bobber, the traditional Scout Classic, the light-touring Super Scout, the spirited Sport Scout, and the top-of-the-line 101 Scout. Read our full review here.

2025 Indian Scout Specifications

  • Base Price: $12,999 (Bobber); $13,499 (Sport Scout); $13,999 (Classic); $16,499 (Super Scout); $16,999 (101 Scout)
  • Website: IndianMotorcycle.com
  • Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse V-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
  • Displacement: 1,250cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 104 x 73.6mm
  • Horsepower: 105 hp (111 hp on 101 Scout) @ 7,250 rpm (factory claim)
  • Torque: 82 lb-ft @ 6,300 rpm (factory claim)
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Wheelbase: 61.5 in.
  • Rake/Trail: 29 degrees/4.8 in.
  • Seat Height: 25.6 in.
  • Wet Weight: 542 lb (Bobber); 548 lb (Sport Scout); 549 lb (101 Scout); 555 lb (Scout Classic); 589 lb (Super Scout)
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal.

Gear Up

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2024 Kawasaki Z500 Review | Video

2024 Kawasaki Z500 SE action
The Z500’s ergonomics allow for both upright riding when wanted and a somewhat tucked-in stance for sportier riding.

The 2024 Kawasaki Z500 is upgraded from the Z400 with a larger-displacement engine, sharper styling, new technology, a new seat shape, and more upgrades. The naked bike is now powered by a 451cc parallel-Twin with a claimed max 51 hp and 31.7 lb-ft of torque. It has a trellis frame and features a short-wheelbase/long-swingarm configuration, and it’s light weight at 366 lb for the standard and 370 lb for the SE version.

We got the chance to test the Kawasaki Z500 in and around San Diego and came away impressed with the bike’s nimble handling, extra torque, and comfortable ergonomics. Watch the video below to see the 2024 Kawasaki Z500 in action, and read our full review here.

2024 Kawasaki Z500 (SE) Specifications 

  • Base Price: $5,599 ($6,299) 
  • Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles
  • Website: Kawasaki.com 
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-Twin, DOCH w/ 4 valves per cyl. 
  • Displacement: 451cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 70.0 x 58.6mm 
  • Horsepower: 51.0 hp @ 10,000 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Torque: 31.7 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain 
  • Wheelbase: 54.1 in. 
  • Rake/Trail: 24.5 degrees/3.6 in. 
  • Seat Height: 30.9 in. 
  • Wet Weight: 366 lb (370 lb) 
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal. 

Gear Up

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2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+ Review | Video

Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+ Action
2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+

Suzuki’s new GSX-S1000GX+ is further evidence of the evolution in the sport-touring class. The marketing materials for ADVs regularly show the bikes being ridden in desolate areas on unpaved terrain, inspiring our sense of adventure. However, ADVs are often used like crossover SUVs, with personas of rugged adventure but most often used on paved roads. Hot on the heels of Suzuki’s GSX-S1000GT+, our 2022 Motorcycle of the Year, is the new GX+ version that has a more open riding position, blending attributes of an ADV with a sport-tourer. Suzuki calls it the “supreme sport crossover.”

Suzuki didn’t have to start from scratch to create the GSX-S1000GX+. In a nutshell, the GX is a GT with a longer-travel suspension that automatically adjusts damping settings based on IMU-informed electronics. It has 1.2 inches more fork travel relative to the GT and 0.8 inches extra shock stroke – both just 0.4 inch less than the V-Strom 1050 adventure bike. Add in some new bodywork and a stronger subframe, and you’ve got the GX. Watch the video to see the 2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+ in action and read our full review here.

2024 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX+ Specs

  • Base Price: $18,499 
  • Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles 
  • Website:SuzukiCycles.com 

ENGINE 

  • Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Four, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl. 
  • Displacement: 999cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 73.4 x 59.0mm 
  • Compression Ratio: 12.2:1 
  • Valve Insp. Interval: 15,000 miles 
  • Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ throttle-by-wire, 40mm throttle bodies x 4 
  • Lubrication System: Wet sump, 3.6 qt. cap. 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain

CHASSIS 

  • Frame: Twin-spar cast-aluminum frame & swingarm 
  • Wheelbase: 57.9 in. 
  • Rake/Trail: 25.5 degrees/3.8 in. 
  • Seat Height: 33.3 in. 
  • Suspension, Front: 43mm inverted fork, electronically adj., 5.9 in. travel 
  • Rear: Single linkage shock, electronically adj., 5.9 in. travel 
  • Brakes, Front: Dual 310mm floating discs w/ 4-piston radial monoblock calipers & ABS 
  • Rear: Single 240mm disc w/ 1-piston caliper & ABS 
  • Wheels, Front: Cast, 3.5 x 17 in. 
  • Rear: Cast, 6.0 x 17 in. 
  • Tires, Front: 120/70-ZR17 
  • Rear: 190/50-ZR17 
  • Wet Weight: 511 lb (factory claim, without saddlebags)

PERFORMANCE 

  • Horsepower: 150 hp @ 11,000 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Torque: 78.2 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal

GEAR UP

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2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Review | Video

2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro jump
The Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro traverses topography you wouldn’t think was possible for a bike of this size.

The 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 adventure bike has been revamped just four years after its introduction, gaining a 13% boost in power from its inline-Triple, plus new TFT instrumentation, sharper styling, and updated electronics. The GT and GT Pro versions skew toward the sport-touring market, and the Tiger 900 Rally Pro is intended for tackling off-road terrain using a 21-inch front tire and riding on wire-spoke wheels.

To give us a chance to put the Tigers through their paces, Triumph invited us to southern Spain for two days of riding. The first day would be entirely on asphalt in the hills north of Málaga, while the second day was spent almost entirely off-road on some amazingly twisty and scenic trails in El Torcal de Antequera nature preserve. Watch the video to see the 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 in action and read our full review.

2024 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Specs (Rally Pro) 

ENGINE 

  • Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse in-line Triple, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl. 
  • Displacement: 888cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 61.9mm 
  • Compression Ratio: 13.0:1 
  • Valve Insp. Interval: 18,000 miles 
  • Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ throttle-by-wire, 44mm throttle bodies x 4 
  • Lubrication System: Wet sump, 3.9 qt. cap. 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain 

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Tubular-steel trellis frame, aluminum subframe & swingarm 
  • Wheelbase: 61.3 in. (61.1) 
  • Rake/Trail: 24.6 degrees/4.0 in. (24.4/4.6) 
  • Seat Height: 32.3-33.1 in. (33.9-34.6) 
  • Suspension, Front: 45mm inverted fork, fully adj., 7.1 in. travel (9.4)  
  • Rear: Single linkage shock, w/ spring preload and reb. adj., 6.7 in. travel (fully adj., 9.1)  
  • Brakes, Front: Dual 320mm floating discs w/ 4-piston radial monoblock calipers & cornering ABS 
  • Rear: Single 255mm disc w/ 1-piston caliper & cornering ABS 
  • Wheels, Front: Cast, 2.5 x 19 in. (Spoked, 2.15 x 21) 
  • Rear: Cast, 4.25 x 17 in. (Spoked, 4.25 x 17) 
  • Tires, Front: 100/90-19 (90/90-21)
  • Rear: 150/70-17  
  • Wet Weight: 483-489 lb (503)

PERFORMANCE 

  • Horsepower: 106.5 hp @ 9,500 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Torque: 66.4 lb-ft @ 6,850 rpm (factory claim) 
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gals. 

GEAR UP

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2024 Honda Transalp Review | Video

2024 Honda Transalp First Ride
2024 Honda XL750 Transalp (Photos & video by Align Media)

Slotting between the CB500X and Africa Twin, the 2024 Honda Transalp is a new adventure bike powered by a 755cc parallel-Twin. The original Transalp was sold in the U.S. for only two years (1989-1990), but the model continued to evolve in Europe. The iconic bike returns to America to compete in the red-hot middleweight ADV segment.

We put the Transalp through its on-road and off-road paces during a two-day, 250-mile test amidst the vibrant autumn foliage of central Pennsylvania. Our route included the rugged Section 4 of the BDR-X PA Wilds and challenging twists near State College.

Read our full Honda Transalp review and see it in action in this video.

2024 Honda Transalp Specs 

ENGINE 

  • Type: Liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin, Unicam SOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl. 
  • Displacement: 755cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 87.0 x 63.5mm 
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1 
  • Valve Insp. Interval: 16,000 miles 
  • Fuel Delivery: Programmed Fuel Injection, 46mm throttle bodies 
  • Lubrication System: Wet sump, 4.1 qt. cap. 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain 

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Steel diamond truss 
  • Wheelbase: 61.5 in. 
  • Rake/Trail: 27 degrees/4.4 in. 
  • Seat Height: 33.7 in. 
  • Suspension, Front: 43mm Showa SFF-CATM telescopic inverted fork w/ spring-preload adjustment, 7.9 in. travel 
  • Rear: Pro-Link system w/ single Showa remote-reservoir shock, 7.5 in. travel 
  • Brakes, Front: Dual 310mm “wave” discs w/ 2-piston calipers & ABS 
  • Rear: Single 256mm “wave” disc w/ single-piston caliper & ABS 
  • Wheels, Front: Stainless steel spoke, aluminum rim, 21 in. 
  • Rear: Stainless steel spoke, aluminum rim, 18 in. 
  • Tires, Front: 90/90-21 
  • Rear: 150/70R-18 
  • Curb Weight: 459 lb 
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal 

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2024 BMW R 1300 GS Review | Video

2024 BMW R 1300 GS
Our off-road test was brief, but it provided a favorable first impression of how the R 1300 GS handles on rocky, uneven terrain.

BMW Motorrad pulled out all the stops in 2023 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first production motorcycle (the R 32). It launched 100 Years Editions of the R 18 cruiser and R nineT roadster, it hosted its first-ever BMW Motorrad Days Americas at the Barber Vintage Festival, and on Sept. 28, exactly 100 years after the R 32 was unveiled at the Berlin Motor Show, it introduced the 2024 BMW R 1300 GS, the latest version of its bestselling model.

Related: 2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Edition Review | Road Test

With a pedigree that goes back 43 years to the original R 80 G/S, which introduced the Gelände/Straße (“off-road/road”) concept and started the adventure bike revolution, the R 1300 GS is new from the ground up. Only the butterfly valves and a few bolts and connectors carry over from the R 1250 GS.

You can read our full review here.

2024 BMW R 1300 GS Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Air/oil-cooled, longitudinal opposed flat Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
  • Displacement: 1,300cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 106.5 x 73.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 13.3:1
  • Valve Insp. Interval: 6,000 miles
  • Fuel Delivery: Fully sequential EFI, 52mm throttle bodies x 2
  • Lubrication System: Wet sump, 4.2 qt. cap.
  • Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated slip/assist wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Shaft

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Two-section sheet metal main frame w/ engine as stressed member, cast-aluminum subframe, single-sided cast-aluminum swingarm
  • Wheelbase: 59.8 in.
  • Rake/Trail: 26.2 degrees/4.4 in.
  • Seat Height: 33.5 in.
  • Suspension, Front: EVO Telelever w/ single shock, fully adj., 7.5 in. travel
  • Rear: EVO Paralever w/ single shock, fully adj., 7.9 in. travel
  • Brakes, Front: Dual 310mm floating discs w/ radial-mount opposed 4-piston calipers & ABS
  • Rear: Single 285mm disc w/ floating 2-piston caliper & ABS
  • Wheels, Front: Cast, 3.00 x 19 in.
  • Rear: Cast, 4.50 x 17 in.
  • Tires, Front: Tubeless, 120/70-ZR19
  • Rear: Tubeless, 170/60-ZR17
  • Wet Weight: 523 lb (factory claim)
  • Load Capacity: 502 lb
  • GVWR: 1,025 lb

PERFORMANCE

  • Horsepower: 145 @ 7,750 rpm (factory claim)
  • Torque: 105 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (factory claim)
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal.

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2024 Kawasaki Eliminator Review | Video

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator
The 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator invites new and intermediate riders to get on and go. (Photos by Kevin Wing)

The all-new 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator is an entry-level cruiser with a sporty character. It slots above smaller beginner bikes to be a motorcycle that both new and intermediate riders can enjoy. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled 451cc parallel-Twin derived from the Ninja 400 engine but with a longer stroke for added torque.

The Eliminator features a 28.9-inch seat height, a weight of only 386 lb (base model), and mid-mount footpegs, all important considerations for new riders looking for an easy-to-ride bike on which to practice the basics. It also has a slim fuel tank, all LED lighting, and a round LCD display with Bluetooth connectivity through Rideology the app.

Additional tech on the Eliminator includes a slip/assist clutch for lighter clutch feel, a positive neutral finder, and ABS on the ABS and SE versions.

The Eliminator comes in three version: base, ABS, and SE. The SE version includes a two-patterned seat, fork boots, a USB-C charging port, a headlight cowl, and the Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Ebony colorway. The base and ABS versions come in Pearl Robotic White and Pearl Storm Gray.

Watch the video to see the 2024 Kawasaki Eliminator in action or read our full review.

2024 Kawasaki Eliminator Specifications

  • Base Price: $6,649
  • Price as Tested: $6,949 (w/ ABS)
  • Website: Kawasaki.com
  • Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
  • Displacement: 451cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 70.0 x 58.6mm
  • Torque: 31.7 lb-ft (factory claim)
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Wheelbase: 59.8 in.
  • Rake/Trail: 30 degrees/4.8 in.
  • Seat Height: 28.9 in.
  • Wet Weight: 386 lb (388 lb w/ ABS)
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal.

GEAR UP

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2023 Honda SCL500 Review | Video

2023 Honda SCL500
Good times on the 2023 Honda SCL500. (Photo by Drew Ruiz)

It’s been a few weeks since our test ride on the 2023 Honda SCL500, and we still have a smile on our face. The SCL500 doesn’t make much power (about 46 hp at the rear wheel) and it doesn’t have any fancy features, and that’s what we love about it. Like the ’60s-era Honda scramblers that inspired the SCL500, it’s a basic, cool-looking runabout that is ideal for cruising around town or taking short jaunts on backroads. Its simplicity is its virtue. Just pure, uncomplicated fun.

Watch the video to see the 2023 Honda SCL500 in action and read our full review.

2023 Honda SCL500 Specifications 

  • Base Price: $6,799 
  • Website: Powersports.Honda.com 
  • Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles 
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl. 
  • Displacement: 471cc 
  • Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm 
  • Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch 
  • Final Drive: Chain 
  • Wheelbase: 58.4 in. 
  • Rake/Trail: 27 degrees/4.3 in. 
  • Seat Height: 31.1 in. 
  • Wet Weight: 419 lb 
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gal. 
  • Fuel Consumption: 60.6 mpg (per bike’s instruments) 

GEAR UP

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