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  1. The Next Motorcycle Superpower



    India looks like the future. Even as China and other Asian nations contract, economically or otherwise, India continues to expand, with more economic growth, more educational gains, and a stronger labor force every year. Whether it’s energy, industry, or finance, India is poised to become the next superpower—an influence sure ...    Read more

  2. Whatever Happened to Midual?



    WORDS: Ben Purvis   ILLO: Kar Lee Motorcycling’s history is littered with ambitious failures, and Midual is one of them. French designer Olivier Midy came within inches of putting his 900 Roadster into production at the turn of the millennium, only to stumble at the last hurdle. The original Midual Roadster, ...    Read more

  3. More Triples Coming Soon? | Rumor Mill



    We were frankly surprised to see just two new models from Yamaha this spring—one (the Super Ténéré) an update of an existing bike and the other (the SR400) an existing bike borrowed from another market. Because of this, we’re betting on an additional mid-year release of more early 2015 models. ...    Read more

  4. SPIED! Ducati Scrambler



    PHOTOS: BMH Images Last summer ( Up To Speed, July 2013) we reported news that Ducati had trademarked the “Scrambler” name, and showed a concept drawing of what we thought a new-generation Scrambler might look like. Now we’ve acquired spy photos of a clumsily disguised prototype undergoing testing near Ducati headquarters ...    Read more