Blog Section: Motorcycles

Honda Africa Twin Comparison – 1997, 1999, and 2016

Mar 22, 2016 View Comments by

New editions of “classic” motorcycles can often pale in comparison to their predecessors. Honda’s latest offering can meet, exceed, or fall short of expectations, depending on one’s perspective. The Africa Twin’s roots go back to the legendary NXR750, which in the late 1980s rolled through the Paris-Dakar finish line in first place four times. Then […]

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Timbersled: Motorcycling in the Snow?

Mar 17, 2016 View Comments by

For much of North America, winter brings an end to the riding season. Riders bring their bikes into the garage, hook up a battery tender, and look forward to spring. However, while this routine is bound to continue for street riders, dirt bike owners are just a few swapped parts away from a whole new […]

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The Multifaceted 2016 Indian Springfield

Mar 09, 2016 View Comments by

After Indian Motorcycle announced the release of its new 2016 Indian Springfield, our Technical Editor Ken Freund ran it through its paces during the launch. Named after the birthplace of Indian, the Springfield boasts only the most essential touring features for a ride without distractions. It can be quickly converted into a cruiser or transformed into a […]

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Kawasaki’s Most Nimble Bike Yet: the 2017 Z125 Pro

Mar 04, 2016 View Comments by

When the Honda Grom came on the market, the dealer had never seen a wider cross-section of buyers, from newbies to veterans. Now, Kawasaki’s following Honda into the 125cc segment with its sporty Z125 Pro. Is it too late to the party? We’ll see. Designed for beginning and veteran riders, the nimble Z125 Pro is meant […]

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Project Bike: Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, Part 2

Mar 01, 2016 View Comments by

If the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx was a shirt, it would have a large tag. I needed an extra-large tall. Yet this motorcycle needed to be a real ADV ride, covering many miles, not a showcase bike. I wanted to keep it functional and reliable. The accessories were hand-picked by me, best of breed in […]

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Project Bike: Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, Part 1

Feb 29, 2016 View Comments by

Taking My Tiger to New Heights – I’ve been a loyal Stromtrooper for the past four years. Not the Stormtroopers from the Star Wars movies, but riders of Suzuki V-Strom motorcycles. The DL650, aka ‘the Wee,’ was a very reliable adventure partner. It took me on its back to many places, never complained or caused […]

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Harley-Davidson Adds Low Rider S & CVO Pro Street Breakout to 2016 Lineup

Feb 17, 2016 View Comments by

Last month at X Games Aspen, Harley-Davidson unveiled the Low Rider S and the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Pro Street Breakout. Both are additions to the 2016 model-year lineup, the most powerful collection of cruisers in the brand’s 113-year history. Raw, dark, and trimmed to the essentials, the new Low Rider S is the most robust non-CVO Dyna cruiser ever offered by Harley-Davidson. The Screamin’ Eagle Twin […]

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Victory Introduces Its Loudest Bagger Yet

Feb 14, 2016 View Comments by

On Friday, Victory Motorcycles announced the return of the Magnum X-1, the loudest Victory bagger yet, designed for serious music and motorcycle fans. After the 2015 model quickly sold out upon its introduction last year, this year’s Stealth Edition is powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound audio system, and features billet wheels, a monochrome paint scheme, […]

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Triumph Announces the New Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R

Feb 11, 2016 View Comments by

In 1994, Triumph launched the Speed Triple, a bike that gave birth to an entirely new segment of riding—the streetfighter. Powered by Triumph’s triple engine, the bike has stayed true to its brooding and minimalistic styling for more than 20 years. The new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R signal a new era for […]

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Aerostitch’s ‘ZeroBelowZero’ Winter Riding Experiment

Feb 10, 2016 View Comments by

Aerostitch started the ‘ZeroBelowZero’ riding experiment this winter with one question in mind: will an electric motorcycle work for everyday transportation all winter long in frozen Duluth, MN? Makers of textile-based clothing and gear for motorcyclists, Aerostitch is no stranger to riding in unfavorable conditions. Since 1983, the company’s goal has been to create gear […]

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A Photographer and His Royal Enfield Set Out Across the Globe

Feb 10, 2016 View Comments by

Before photographer Walter Astrada set out on his journey less than a year ago, he didn’t have a lot of funds, or a motorcycle. He also didn’t know how to ride a motorcycle. Since 2015, however, he’s traveled atop his Royal Enfield from his home in Barcelona, Spain, to Turkey, Russia, Mongolia, South Korea (by […]

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Klock Werks’ “Spirit of Sturgis” Scout Honors Founder of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Feb 09, 2016 View Comments by

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to present the “Spirit of Sturgis,” a custom Indian Scout built by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, SD, as a modern day interpretation of the Indian Scout owned by J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, founder of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Klock Werks based the “Spirit of Sturgis” motorcycle […]

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RoadRUNNER Will Be at Timonium, Feb. 12-14

Feb 01, 2016 View Comments by

We’re hitting the road! RoadRUNNER will be at the Timonium Motorcycle Show in two weeks! The mid-Atlantic’s largest motorcycle show is happening February 12-14 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Presented by American Recreational Promotions, it’ll feature: > Every foreign and domestic motorcycle manufacturer available in the U.S. > Hundreds of exhibits covering […]

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Carl Reese Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from LA to NYC

Jan 28, 2016 View Comments by

Riding his 2015 BMW K 1600 GT six-cylinder, Carl Reese of Santa Clarita, CA, broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes. Previously, George Egloff had set the record in 1983, making the cross-country journey in 42 hours. According to the Transcontinental Drivers Association, no […]

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Erik Buell Racing Finds a Buyer

Jan 22, 2016 View Comments by

After nearly a year of auctions, Erik Buell Racing has found a buyer: Liquid Asset Partners. The company acquired EBR’s remaining assets for $2 million last week in an auction at Walworth County Circuit Court, and though it’s best known for liquidating and selling off assets that fall into receivership or bankruptcy, CEO Bill Melvin […]

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