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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Shopping for a Used Motorcycle

Jan 14, 2015 View Comments by

Buying a used motorcycle intelligently requires considerably greater effort than just walking into a showroom and selecting a new one. There are both risks and rewards with a previously owned machine. You can get far more bang for your buck, while letting the original buyer take the big depreciation loss. A used motorcycle purchase can […]

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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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2015 Yamaha FJ-09: The FZ Gets Civilized

Nov 09, 2014 View Comments by

Last year the motorcycling world was set ablaze by the mid-size, budget priced Yamaha FZ-09 naked bike. Powered by a potent 847cc inline-triple with a MSRP under $8k, the FZ certainly offers a lot of bang for the buck. Building on that success, Yamaha just unveiled a new touring bike based on the FZ called […]

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Ducati World Premier Live Stream

Nov 03, 2014 View Comments by

What does Bolgona have in store for 2015? Tune in below to find out!    

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2015 Harley-Davidson Models: Beyond Rushmore

Aug 29, 2014 View Comments by

Starting with the Project Rushmore models released about a year ago, Harley-Davidson has been releasing new and updated motorcycles at a rate rarely seen by the motor company (the Street 500 and 750 are the company’s first completely new bikes in 13 years). Most likely the Motor Company’s renewed vigor comes, at least partially, as […]

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Product Introduction: Helmet Hook

May 18, 2014 View Comments by

It’s perhaps one of the most persistent problems in all of motorcycling. Where do you put your helmet when you make a quick stop for gas or to take in a roadside view? If you’re like me, you’ve set your helmet on the seat—only to have it slide off and fall to the ground with […]

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2015 Ducati Diavel: The Italian Power Cruiser

Mar 05, 2014 View Comments by

In a press release rife with Italian hyperbole Ducati has announced several updates to its “sport cruiser” for the 2015 model year. These improvements mostly focus on the Diavel’s engine, though peak power figures haven’t changed much. The 11º Testastretta Duel Spark engine (also seen in various states of tune in the Multistrada and Monster […]

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The Right Stuff

Feb 15, 2014 View Comments by

I’ve owned around forty motorcycles over the years, and recently found myself reflecting on the thought process involved in selecting the bikes I’ve purchased. A definite pattern has emerged, especially when factoring in the length of time that the bikes were kept. I’d like to say that the purchase of my favorite bikes were the […]

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Pricing Announced for 2014 BMWs

Jan 28, 2014 View Comments by

Over the past few months BMW has unveiled several new and updated models for 2014, and we now know how much they’re going to cost. Here’s a breakdown of the bike and its price, click the links for more info on each one: BMW S 1000 R: $13,150 BMW R nineT: $14,900 BMW R 1200 […]

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You Can Take it With You. All of it, With the Skully P-1 Helmet with Heads Up Display

Nov 09, 2013 View Comments by

There used to be a time when we thought of motorcycles as escape vehicles from the hum drum of the same old everyday. And indeed, some of us still view them that way. But modern life is finding ever more insidious ways to embed itself into our escapes, from Bluetooth headsets and GPS navigation to […]

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