As most motorcyclists are already aware, a garage is more than a place for storing your stuff; it’s a refuge and gathering place. With a wall-mountable HT09 ($500) from HANNspree, title sponsor of the World Superbike series, you and your friends won’t miss any racing while you’re wrenching. The 28-inch HT09 boasts full high-definition 1080p [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Pop the bead on a new knobby with a bicycle pump? Forget about it! Porter-Cable’s Job Boss air compressor ($399) is small enough to fit under a workbench but powerful enough to support common air tools. Better yet, it’s portable. The 3.5-peak-horsepower motor delivers a mass flow rate of 7.8 Standard Cubic Feet per Minute [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Rain sets off alarm bells among street- and track-day riders, with reduced vision often topping the list of concerns. No surprise, really. After all, it’s easy to make a mistake when you can’t see where you’re going. Case in point: This past May, I participated in a two-day Schwantz School (www.schwantzschool.com) at picturesque Barber Motorsports [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Riding Impression: 2009 BMW HP2 Megamoto It’s a bit like riding wings with stilts, yet a few corners after you hop on, wings with stilts feels really good.
Photography by Jeff Allen The monster motard movement has bred some incredible motorcycles. The Ducati Hypermotard is one, and the KTM 950SM (sadly, now departed) is another. And you can count the BMW Megamoto among the incredibles. At first, it seemed like a bit of silliness, this whole giant motard thing. What did a BMW [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Have a motorcycle question that you just can’t seem to get an answer for? If the staff of Cycle World doesn’t know the answer, we know who does! Each week we will select two to three question submissions to answer. The questions and answers will be listed on this very page for the whole World [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Today’s motorcycle gear and apparel options are nearly limitless. Not only when it comes to safety gear, but many of today’s premier safety equipment manufacturers also have catalogs full of casual wear. Safety gear use to be a battle between comfort and safety. Today much of that has changed with options that can keep you [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography by Bob Stokstad “Versys” is a contraction of “versatile system,” says Kawasaki. Marketing hyperbole? Not at all. After running up nearly 7000 miles on our long-term Versys, we continue to be amazed by this middleweight’s versatility. The parallel-Twin is a solid commuter, tourer and even sportbike. With its rev-happy engine, good suspension and ample [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Destination: Ducati Nicky Hayden won AMA and world titles with Honda. Now, he aims for success with Ducati.
Little-known fact: Honda offered Nicky Hayden an RC212V for 2009. But not before HRC pulled the rug from under him. Eight races into last season, Honda told Hayden’s management that the 2006 MotoGP world champion was out of a job. Thanks for the memories. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography By Brian Blades We won’t tell, if you don’t. Yeah, the reality is that most hardened-in-the-saddle motorcyclists wouldn’t be caught dead on a scooter. Yes, scooters are fun, yes, they are convenient and, yes, they aren’t motorcycles. So while it is true that the Honda DN-01does blur lines between categories, what if you want [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2009 Honda DN-01: Editors’ Notes – First Look Discover what the CW editors had to say about the 2009 Honda DN-01.
Photography by Brian Blades Paul Dean, Senior Editor: Can we please, just for a few seconds, ignore the DN-01′s high-altitude price tag? Because aside from that one caveat, this is, in my opinion, a pretty cool, perfectly legitimate motorcycle, and Honda should be applauded for building it. It dips a toe into new waters not [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)