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Husqvarna Dual-Sports Recalled Because of Brake Pad Clips…Again

6 hours 36 min ago
KTM North America is recalling nearly 400 Husqvarna dual-sport motorcycles because of problems with their brake pad retaining clips. Again... The post Husqvarna Dual-Sports Recalled Because of Brake Pad Clips…Again appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The Big Fat 2022 MotoGP News Round-Up: Miller, COTA, Spa, Marquez, & Rossi

Mon, 2022-01-24 19:06
Miller gets COVID, COTA resurfaced, Spa upgraded, Marquez rides again, and Rossi interviewed. The post The Big Fat 2022 MotoGP News Round-Up: Miller, COTA, Spa, Marquez, & Rossi appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Spotted in European Patents

Wed, 2022-01-19 23:28
The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid has been spotted in European patents looking very production-ready. Will we see the ADV bike debut later this year? The post Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Spotted in European Patents appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 259 – MotoGP Predictions for 2022

Wed, 2022-01-19 21:53
Episode 259 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out! This one sees us looking at the upcoming MotoGP Championship for the 2022 season. Give it a listen! The post Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 259 – MotoGP Predictions for 2022 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Brap Talk Podcast #84 – Goals, Not Resolutions

Wed, 2022-01-19 03:24
Your favorite motorcycle podcast is back for the new year, so come listen to the latest episode from the Brap Talk with Jensen & Shahin. The post Brap Talk Podcast #84 – Goals, Not Resolutions appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Mugen Is Finally Going Racing with its Electric Dirt Bike

Tue, 2022-01-18 21:37
Iconic motorsport name M-TEC is set to go racing with its Mugen E.Rex electric dirt bike, in the new FIM E-Xplorer World Cup series. The post Mugen Is Finally Going Racing with its Electric Dirt Bike appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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What We Learned from the Honda MotoGP Presentation

Tue, 2022-01-18 19:24
Honda's MotoGP racing effort for 2022 has debuted, and if we read between the lines, we can see what HRC truly has in store for this season. The post What We Learned from the Honda MotoGP Presentation appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Sam Sunderland Wins the 2022 Dakar Rally for GasGas (And KTM)

Fri, 2022-01-14 22:07
Sam Sunderland can call himself a two-time Dakar Rally winner after today's final stage of the iconic race. The result gives also GasGas its first Dakar win. The post Sam Sunderland Wins the 2022 Dakar Rally for GasGas (And KTM) appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Marc Marquez Continues Recovery, Back to Riding Bikes

Fri, 2022-01-14 20:21
There has been a huge step forward in Marc Marquez's recovery from diplopia, as he was given the go ahead to ride a motorcycle again. The post Marc Marquez Continues Recovery, Back to Riding Bikes appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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KTM Sold 332,881 Motorcycles in 2021 – Up 23% From Last Year

Thu, 2022-01-13 19:29
The house of brands under KTM's management had a very, very good year in 2021, and is reporting a 23% yearly increase in motorcycle sales worldwide. The post KTM Sold 332,881 Motorcycles in 2021 – Up 23% From Last Year appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Ducati Set an All-Time Sales Record in 2021, And More

Thu, 2022-01-13 00:10
Ducati is the first OEM to brag about its 2021 results, and it is quite the brag from the Italian brand as last year saw a sales record with 59,447 sold. The post Ducati Set an All-Time Sales Record in 2021, And More appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 258 – The Career of Valentino Rossi

Wed, 2022-01-12 21:41
Esteemed MotoGP journalist Mat Oxley joins the Paddock Pass Podcast for an episode that looks at the grand prix career of Valentino Rossi. The post Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 258 – The Career of Valentino Rossi appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoGP 2022 Silly Season Primer: Who Is Likely to Move Where?

Tue, 2022-01-11 01:15
It is the second week of January, so it is obviously a good time to start talking about the MotoGP rider lineup for 2023. Silly season has officially started. The post MotoGP 2022 Silly Season Primer: Who Is Likely to Move Where? appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Alpinestars Debuts A Standalone Airbag System for Off-Road Use

Mon, 2022-01-10 21:22
The Alpinestars Tech-Air OFF-ROAD V2 is the first publicly available airbag system for off-road riders. It is coming later this year, with a price tag of $900. The post Alpinestars Debuts A Standalone Airbag System for Off-Road Use appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbags Get Updated & Expanded for 2022

Mon, 2022-01-10 21:22
Alpinestars has added three new airbag systems to its lineup for 2022, with a new off-road system, race undersuit, and versatile vest. The post Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbags Get Updated & Expanded for 2022 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Danilo Petrucci Wins Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally

Thu, 2022-01-06 23:31
Ex-MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci made headlines at the Dakar Rally today, winning Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally after Toby Price was handed a time penalty. The post Danilo Petrucci Wins Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Updated KTM 390 Adventure Coming to the USA for 2022 – $6,600 MSRP

Thu, 2022-01-06 01:02
Fans of small-displacement ADV bikes will rejoice to hear that the KTM 390 Adventure is getting some updates for the 2022 model year. The post Updated KTM 390 Adventure Coming to the USA for 2022 – $6,600 MSRP appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoGP Grand Prix Commission Adds 355mm Discs, Tightens Up Aero Rules, & Toughens Injury Assessments

Tue, 2022-01-04 02:27
MotoGP's rule-making body has adjusted a few rules for the 2022 season and beyond. The post MotoGP Grand Prix Commission Adds 355mm Discs, Tightens Up Aero Rules, & Toughens Injury Assessments appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Danilo Petrucci Headed to MotoAmerica for the 2022 Season?

Mon, 2022-01-03 23:53
Danilo Petrucci is all but confirmed to race in the MotoAmerica series for 2022. He has even tipped the news in a recent interview at the Dakar Rally. The post Danilo Petrucci Headed to MotoAmerica for the 2022 Season? appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Brap Talk Podcast #83 – The Electric Slide

Mon, 2022-01-03 19:47
Episode 83 of the Brap Talk motorcycle podcast unexpectedly sees us discussing the electric future of the motorcycle industry. Come give it a listen! The post Brap Talk Podcast #83 – The Electric Slide appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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