Blog Section: Motorcycles

Honda Releases Specs for the 2016 CRF1000L

Aug 04, 2015 View Comments by

The Lowdown on the New Africa Twin – We announced the resurrection of the Honda’s famed Africa Twin awhile back, but details on the all-new 1,000cc adventure bike from Big Red were scarce. Now we have a bit more to reveal about the new machine. Firstly, and this is no surprise, the CRF1000L will be […]

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Victory Going Electric with the Empulse TT

Aug 02, 2015 View Comments by

Victory Motorcycles Reveals its First All-Electric Motorcycle: The Empulse TT – When Polaris acquired Brammo, maker of battery powered motorcycles, we wondered how and when we’d see batteries in Polaris vehicles. Well, it didn’t take long. Victory has always been their brand that pushes boundaries, so it’s not a huge surprise to see an electric […]

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Indian’s Black Bullet Scout

Jul 21, 2015 View Comments by

A Factory Sponsored Custom – Shockingly the latest factory backed custom creation from Indian does NOT involve Roland Sands. The builder behind this black beauty is Jeb Scolman, who also built the Spirit of Munro for the debut of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine. The Black Bullet Scout isn’t really a modified Indian Scout as […]

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2016 Honda RC213V-S: MotoGP for the Street

Jun 15, 2015 View Comments by

Say Hello to Marc Marquez’s Daily Ride – If you’re one of the lucky few who don’t have to ask how much things cost because you know you can afford it, you still may want to pop the question before signing any paperwork pertaining to this Honda. That’s because the RC213V-S is so closely related […]

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2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS

Jun 11, 2015 View Comments by

The Z1000’s Little Brother Comes to the U.S. – The Z800 isn’t really a new bike since it’s been available in Europe for a while now. Still, it’s good news that Kawasaki has announced the mid-displacement naked bike will be crossing the pond for the 2016 model year. Californians, however, will still have to look […]

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BMW Concept 101: The Spirit of the Open Road

Jun 01, 2015 View Comments by

BMW’s Take on American Touring – The Concept 101 was recently announced by BMW and looks like nothing the company has produced before. According to BMW the bike was designed to capture the essence of American touring. The Concept 101 borrows the 1,649cc inline-six from the K 1600 GT and GTL. The “101” in the […]

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Coming Soon: The Honda CRF1000L

May 16, 2015 View Comments by

The Africa Twin is Back! – Honda’s Africa Twin is a legendary bike that’s been out of production for a dozen years or so now. The motorcycling world has missed the Dakar bred dual sport since its departure, especially with the rise in popularity of the adventure segment over the last few years. Well, the […]

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A True “Time Capsule” Motorcycle

May 13, 2015 View Comments by

A Never-started Velocette Motorcycles are meant to be ridden. As this adage is most certainly true, finding a classic that is intact and exactly as it left the factory is exceedingly rare and intriguing. The 1967 Velocette competition off-road motorcycle in the pictures is just such an exotic. When I happened upon the singular example […]

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2015 Yamaha TMAX: A Sporty Scooter?

Feb 23, 2015 View Comments by

Yamaha calls the all new 2015 TMAX the “sportbike of scooters”—a title we’ll withhold judgment on until we get a chance to ride it—though a glance at the spec sheet seems promising. The TMAX is powered by a completely new 530cc liquid cooled and fuel injected twin, which according to Yamaha is optimized for both […]

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Feb 21, 2015 View Comments by

The first 2016 model Indian is a stripped down, blacked out version of the highly successful Chief. Called the Dark Horse, the new bike ditches the bright paint and shiny chrome of the Chief Classic for a blacked out engine, pipes, bars, and pretty much everything else, to go with a matte black paint scheme. […]

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First Impressions of a New Bike: The Breva

Jan 18, 2015 View Comments by

*Editor’s note: The opinions reflected in the following piece are those of the author only. Think of her as an easygoing, Italian grandmother in a vivid red dress. She’s the one who makes you cakes, takes you to the park, and holds your hand when you’re sick in bed. As a machine, she has the red […]

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Interview with Chad Dappert of All Seasons Electric Vehicles

Jan 05, 2015 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists have come to realize that electric bikes are destined to be a part of the future of motorcycling. Companies like Zero and Brammo have been selling battery-powered bikes for several years now, and consumers may believe that one of these bikes is their only option if they want to leave gasoline behind. There […]

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Motorcycle Relationships: In it for the Long Haul

Dec 27, 2014 View Comments by

Some guys seem to switch motorcycles like they change clothes: never satisfied with the one they’ve got. Others will stick by a good bike through thick and thin, in spite of the machine’s faults and weaknesses. I fall into the second category, if only because my wallet isn’t fat enough to support any other habit. […]

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2015 BMW F 800 R: Roadster Updates

Dec 09, 2014 View Comments by

BMW’s mid displacement roadster is another of the German company’s models to get a refresh for 2015. To begin with, the bike’s 798cc parallel twin engine gets a modest bump in power from 87 to 90 horsepower; torque remains the same at 63 pound-feet. To further improve acceleration the transmission’s first two gears get shorter […]

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How the Police See Motorcyclists

Dec 02, 2014 View Comments by

While recently trolling the endless depths of the Internet, I came across an interesting document. It’s the guidelines set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for law enforcement officers conducting traffic stops on motorcyclists. The opening sentence of the document’s introduction reads like this, “Motorcycles are becoming a greater concern for law enforcement […]

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