Suzuki has taken the GSX-S1000 naked sport bike and transformed it into a powerful modern sport tourer. New for 2022, the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT and GSX-S1000GT+ strike a fine balance between high performance and comfort, with a sophisticated look. For this bike, Suzuki created a new category called Grand Touring. The
The Reasonable AdventurerSince you’re reading this magazine, you obviously enjoy traveling to interesting places on a motorcycle. When it comes to choosing a mount for two-wheel travel, adventure-touring bikes are the hottest segment on the market and can’t be ignored. Time aboard the 2020 V-Strom 1050XT reminds us
Up until the latest bubble burst, nearly everyone was extolling the virtues of behemoth motorcycles, often to the near exclusion of smaller machines. Back then, with some form of "size matters" splattered on nearly every bike magazine cover, it seemed like everybody was taking out equity loans on their houses
On March 9, 1862, the first "modern" naval battle took place off Sewell's Point, Virginia, between the ironclads USS Merrimack and CSS Virginia. On the previous day, the Virginia had pummeled the wooden-hulled ships of the Union fleet until the Merrimack arrived to defend them. The confrontation eventually proved inconclusive
In the 1960s, when I first got interested in motorcycles, 650 was a number heavy with significance. It had special connotations of power and speed. Royal Enfield's oddball 692cc Constellation notwithstanding, a 650cc was the biggest, most powerful bike you could buy in England. Vincent had gone to the wall,
There's something fascinating about the lore and lure of San Francisco. Think Steve McQueen catching air in his '68 Mustang and Dirty Harry demanding to know if luck is in the offing...Well, is it? And let's not forget about Alcatraz, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Haight-Asbury, and Coit Tower. Very few
Shaping up for a "Battle of the Titans" in the heavyweight cruiser class, Suzuki entered the arena this year with their new M109R Boulevard. Going toe to toe with Kawasaki's Vulcan 2000 and Yamaha's 1854cc Roadliner, the pre-fight buzz has Suzuki claiming the most powerful V-twin cruiser in the class.