317 article(s) found.

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

September/October 2019

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

Since Kawasaki first brought the Versys 1000 to market in 2012, the bike has seen a few changes. With the 2019 SE LT+ model, the Japanese manufacturer is upping the ante across the board, offering improved performance, new suspension, more aggressive styling, and loads of high-tech wizardry.  What’s New Electronic throttle valves replace the mechanical units of previous models, allowing for ride-by-wire technology and the addition of cruise control.
Read Article
2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S

September/October 2019

2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S

Ducati’s aptly named Multistrada (“many roads”) has significantly upped the definition of the word sport in sport touring. Imbued with the leading-edge performance and sensual styling that has always been the vanguard of the Italian manufacturer, the new 950 S is a highly consummate and sophisticated motorcycle married to practicality.  The 950 Multistrada is available in two configurations: standard and S model.
Read Article
2019 BMW R 1250 GS / GSA: One of the Best Gets Even Better

September/October 2019

2019 BMW R 1250 GS / GSA: One of the Best Gets Even Better

The versatile R-series boxer GS models are important to BMW, as the bikes are the top-selling models, with sales of both the GS and GSA (GS Adventure) comprising 27% of all BMW motorcycles sold in the U.S. In this competitive adventure-touring segment, it’s vital to constantly improve and update the machines. A considerable number of changes were made for 2019.
Read Article
2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT: Guzzista Magnet

September/October 2019

2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT: Guzzista Magnet

For almost 100 years Moto Guzzi has enjoyed a loyalty among its fans (known as Guzzistas) born out of an uncanny sense of exclusivity. The company’s bikes exude a “golden age of motorcycling” aura. Since 1921 every machine they’ve built has rolled out of the original factory in Mandello del Lario, Italy. 2020 represents a new page for the company, with the introduction of the all-new V85 TT, a Guzzi that promises to add members to the exclusive Guzzista club.
Read Article
2019 Yamaha Niken GT: Two Swords

July/August 2019

2019 Yamaha Niken GT: Two Swords

Few motorcycles elicit such strong emotional responses from riders and nonriders alike. Whether it’s interest, confusion, anger, or excitement, I was on the receiving end of the whole range while testing the Yamaha Niken GT over a two-day period on the wet roads of California’s Central Coast. Yamaha’s study in traction has piqued my own interest ever since news of it broke in 2017, and two rainy days couldn’t have been better timed to actually test front-end traction on wet pavement through some curvy roads.
Read Article