2016 Ducati Monster 821 Review

Ducati’s Monster 821 (MSRP $13,395 CDN) was a controversial pivot for the Bologna brand, as it moved the Monster line away from their iconic 2 valve-per-cylinder air cooled motors (the latest contingent were the 696, 796 and 1100 variants which were later brought back in the Scrambler and later, the Monster 797).  So, what did Ducati achieve in creating a liquid cooled middleweight Monster and how does it stack up against its modern day middleweight competition?

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Rapid Bike Evo In-Depth Review (Ducati Streetfighter 1098)

Why is fueling in modern motorcycles such a prevalent issue?  One would think that manufacturers such as Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Aprilia (…), with their deep technical knowledge, should be able to build a bike that has spot-on fueling from the factory.  Alas, this is not the case and there a many reasons for it, few of which are the manufacturer’s fault.  Fortunately, technology has come a long way since the introduction of fuel injection and Rapid Bike claims to have a “magic box” that can cure literally any modern bike’s fueling woes.

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Superbike vs Supernaked: A Real World Comparison


“Naked bike” or Sportbike? Superbike or “supernaked”? 10 years ago, the answer to this question was much more obvious -“supernakeds” didn’t exist, so it was more a matter of “how fast do you want to go”. For many, the answer was “real fast” and that fuelled the sportbike craze that carried well into the new millennia. Today’s reality looks a little different however.

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2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review

“The Beast” in one of 2 standard liveries (Special Edition livery also available for 2016)

The KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been the subject of much media attention since its launch in 2014, winning “Motorcycle of the Year” from multiple publications and earning praise across the globe. Does it deserve the hype? We spent an afternoon on one to find out and to see exactly where this bike stands among the current crop of exotic supernakeds.

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