To many drivers, Revelstoke is just a stopover between Vancouver and Calgary. But for motorcyclists, the Kootenay-Columbia region around the city contains some of British Columbia’s best highways and byways, from sublime cruising to cuss-word challenging.
It is surprising how much energy riders will devote to deciding which GPS device is right for them, while overlooking or ignoring issues related to mounting it on their motorcycle. I’ll try to shed some light on why choosing the proper placement is so important. Generic Mounting Stack With a generic stack, the proposed layout […]
There’s a man taking his bear for a walk. Traffic is a bit heavy and quite chaotic, but he doesn’t appear concerned. Drivers yield as if there is a codified rule of the road providing bears the right-of-way. This scene might seem unusual in Los Angeles or Munich, however this is Albania. Shkodër, to be […]
We’re seeing more scramblers on the road and for good reason. They’re small and fun to ride, but above all they look like the motorcycles of yesteryear. There’s no need to make a full-blown touring machine out of one. But with two additions, we greatly improved comfort and functionality of the Ducati Scrambler Classic: Ducati’s […]
Somebody said something about a revolution. But revolutions change things radically; Ducati just put a bigger front wheel and a larger tank onto the Multistrada and called it the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. At least that’s what I thought when I heard about the new bike. My expectations were raised when Ducati noted that only experienced […]
Our second largest state (behind Alaska) isn’t well known for its motorcycling roads, but small areas like the Hill Country are hidden gems to explore. As the most liberal and artsy city in Texas, Austin also offers a lively community and some of the best barbeque in the country.
Not far west of Columbia, SC, riders encounter the outdoor recreational offerings and scenic vistas of Lake Murray. Venturing deeper into the state’s hilly Upcountry, bucolic backroads lead to historic sites recounting the state’s pivotal role in winning the American Revolutionary War. Riders also will see the plantation lifestyle, which characterized the South’s antebellum era […]
Justin Kell started riding when he was eight years old. The self-taught mechanic learned his trade tinkering with vintage bikes as a young man. After moving to Los Angeles, he made it a career. His business, Glory Motor Works, is a design studio, custom shop, and vintage motorcycle service center with a client base of […]
More than 400,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to head to Galveston Island November 3-6, 2016, for the 15th celebration of the Lone Star Rally. Since it’s inception in 2001, the rally has grown from a well attended, regional-draw bike event to one of the nation’s biggest and most exciting motorcycle rallies. This year’s event will feature concerts […]
What do two Canadians, a German, and an Austro-American have in common? They have all made the journey to the westernmost corner of Virginia in the middle of July to experience the Heart of Appalachia—a corner so tightly wedged between Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and with so much kudzu, that the German needed a […]
October 15-16, 2016, the National Park Service is hosting Preservation 50 at Death Valley National Park. At Preservation 50, the public is invited to learn about Death Valley’s rich cultural heritage through presentations by local historians, archaeologists, and tribal members. Free presentations will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, October 15, in […]
Escape the city’s hustle and bustle into New Jersey’s backcountry. It’s not nicknamed the Garden State for nothing! Ride through beautiful farmland, forests, and past too many lakes to count. Crossing the Delaware River, this route pokes into Pennsylvania and New York countryside.
It might be a new name in the motorcycling world, but Bates, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, has been making footwear for military, public safety, and industrial use since 1885. It wasn’t until early 2015 that they entered the motorcycling world. By combining everything they’ve learned over the years, the company should make a stellar […]
State Route 149 begins at its junction with U.S. 160 in South Fork, CO, and snakes northward through the San Juan Mountains to U.S. 50. Along the way it passes through the Rio Grande National Forest. Riders cross the Continental Divide at Spring Creek Pass at an elevation of 10,901 feet. Points of Interest: South […]
Electronics have gotten into almost everything, and we can expect even more integration of microchips into our daily lives in the future. Light weight, instantaneous response, compact size, and relatively low cost have driven this revolution. Motorcycle manufacturers have followed the auto industry, introducing electronic controls for ignition systems, electronic fuel injection, ABS, and now […]