Zen Motorcyclist: Every Time I Turn Around

Nov 08, 2015 View Comments by

Taming Time – I’m a reminiscent sort. My girlfriend, Cori, says I never forget anything. I often find myself thinking back to the events in my life that have led to my writing, and for the last 15 years many of those occasions have taken place on the seat of a motorcycle. I wrote a […]

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MV Agusta Limited Edition Race Models

Nov 04, 2015 View Comments by

A Rare Breed – If everyday, run of the mill MV Agusta’s are just too common for your taste, the Italian brand will be happy to sell you one of their exclusive, limited edition race models. Over the past 15 months MV Agusta has either released or announced the future release of five such RC […]

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Combining Riding With Hobbies: Bicycling

Jun 24, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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Ice Bike Comes Back to Life

May 25, 2015 View Comments by

Victory V92 TC Gets Thawed Out – You’ve probably heard of the Swedish propensity to build hotels out of ice. As if that weren’t odd enough, it seems they also enjoy encasing perfectly good motorcycles in the cold stuff. Back in 2011, a rather unfortunate model year 2002 Victory V92 TC suffered a fate similar […]

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Installing A Hydraulic Clutch on Your KLR

Feb 04, 2015 View Comments by

Many motorcycles, particularly dual sport and other off-road-oriented bikes, still use manual clutch cables. For fear of being stranded in the middle of nowhere by a broken clutch cable, I always carried an extra cable, along with an additional front inner tube and several other tools and repair items for my 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650. […]

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The Hunt: Buying a Bike Off Craigslist

Jan 21, 2015 View Comments by

Shopping for a new bike can be a whole lot of fun, but actually buying one can turn into a nightmare. For many of us, going to a dealership to look at brand new (or almost new) bikes just isn’t financially an option, so to get what we’re looking for we’re forced to turn to […]

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It’s Electric! My First Ride on a Zero

Nov 25, 2014 View Comments by

When I first heard about battery-powered motorcycles several years ago, I was more than a bit skeptical. Automobiles, after all, receive far more R & D dollars than motorcycles, and practical electric cars are (debatably) just now reaching the market. I also figured that the weight penalty of heavy batteries would be even more pronounced […]

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Touring Tip: Preparing Your Bike for Winter

Nov 07, 2014 View Comments by

Temperatures have started to decline in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s time to consider storage and maintenance of our favorite mounts. Because most mechanical systems perform best when they’re used regularly, the best way of preparing your bike for winter is to simply keep riding and maintaining it. But many riders in […]

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2015 Kawasaki Versys Models: More Versatile than Ever

Oct 30, 2014 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s do-it-all street bike lineup gets a number of updates and improvements across three distinct models. First up is the base Versys 650 ABS. Beginning the long list of “news” for the Versys is revised styling on the bike’s front end. The look is certainly more aggressive with the likeness of a somewhat angry, alien […]

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2015 KTM Freeride E: The Electric Dirt Bike

Sep 22, 2014 View Comments by

It seems like more electric bikes come on the market every week. Some are from major motorcycle companies and others are from start-ups hoping to capitalize on the future market potential of the environmentally friendly rides. But at least with current technology (no pun intended), electric power has two glaring drawbacks when compared with internal […]

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2015 KTM RC390: Fun Size is the Best Size

Sep 09, 2014 View Comments by

The latest bike from Austria has all the markings of an excellent handling machine. With a claimed dry weight of only 324 pounds, the RC390 is close in weight to bikes like Honda’s CBR300R, while boasting an engine displacement 89cc greater. Speaking of engines, the RC390 shares its 375cc thumper with the 390 Duke naked […]

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