This just in: BMW has announced that new liquid-cooled 2013 R1200GS, the bike making a huge splash on our upcoming April, 2013, cover, will have an MSRP of $15,800. That, however, is for a base model that won’t likely be stocked by BMW’s 140 dealers. When bikes start arriving in mid-March, the vast majority of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
California Highway Patrol Releases Endorsed Lane Splitting Guidelines CHP goes on record about lane filtering by motorcyclists.
I’ve lived in California my entire life and have spent the past three decades riding streetbikes. I’m fortunate to enjoy one of the greatest liberties a motorcyclist will ever experience: The freedom of movement when traffic has slowed to a crawl or is stopped. I am a lane-splitter. California is currently the only state in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(65)
Off-Road Riders Spend Money! Study claims “Wilderness” designations have negative impact on local economies.
Of all federal land-use designations, “Wilderness” is the most restrictive. It prohibits roads, road construction, motorized travel, mechanized equipment, logging, mining, telecommunication towers, transmission lines and energy pipelines. Environmentalists often claim that “Wilderness” attracts tourism and boosts local economies. According to a recent study by Utah State University, very often the opposite is true. “The [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
How’s that old saying go? If it flies, floats or, ahhh, something else I forget, you’re better off renting. Chris Miles, founder of Jupiter’s MotoShare in Brooklyn, New York, thinks the same might apply to motorcycles. And if you live in a big city with good public transportation where you don’t need your own wheels [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
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Once upon a time, we had a perfectly good 2000 Yamaha R1. Wait, once upon a time, we had a perfectly good R1 with a bent frame, so we sent the bike off to Evan Steel Performance in Arizona for a little “freshen up.” Before we knew it, the thing had been stripped to its [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)