There is a blind drop-away jump at my local track—sort of a lover’s leap for MX jockeys. But more than just jocks use the track, and on a recent Saturday, a grade-schooler crashed at the bottom. Then, as the boy stood beside his fallen Kawasaki KX65, commercial jet pilot Shane [...]
Any remaining sleepers on my packed New York-to-Milan 767 were rudely awakened by the bang of landing. My bulkhead seat did not recline, so I slept upright. Lucky me, not in my usual row 45, I was able to cruise swiftly to the taxi stand. A hundred euro delivered me [...]
WHERE IS IT MADE? 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 Is this affordable new Harley from India? Or Kansas City? We tell you the complete story.
There seems to be some confusion online about where the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 models are going to be built. Perhaps because these small, liquid-cooled bikes (priced at $7,500 and $6,700, respectively) will become the entry-level Harleys when they arrive in the second quarter of 2014, more [...]
Technical Editor Kevin Cameron was asked to deliver the keynote address at the Ride For Kids live auction during the inaugural AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. This is the transcript from that speech. Nineteen seventy-two and 2005 were great and memorable years, but only a dreamer could think they’d last forever. [...]
(Editor’s Note: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ducati Monster, we have decided to reprint Monster Story by John Burns, exactly as the feature appeared in our October 1993 issue. Raymond Chandler has nothing on Burns. Or does he?) I needed a drink. I needed more life insurance. I [...]
Let’s begin our downshifting discussion with this premise: The corner entry serves to get the bike ready to exit. For roadracers, exits last longer than entries, so perfecting the entry means maximizing speed onto the next straight. For street riders, rushing the entry of a corner and crossing the centerline [...]
Ten Reasons To Buy A 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Milan motorcycle show is an experience like none other.
Like what you see? We do, too. While we wait for Suzuki to announce a suggested retail price for its new-for-2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS, here are 10 reasons to be the first person on your block to put down a deposit on one. 1. Larger, more powerful engine: Redesigned, liquid-cooled, [...]
Ever since the days of what was then called “pedal assist,” motorcycles and hills have been linked in competition. That is, sometimes the motor does the job, sometimes the hill comes out on top. In pioneer days, this wasn’t mere sport. When Indian’s founders wanted to show the world what [...]
A couple of weeks ago my buddies and I were relaxing between track sessions when the conversation turned, as it invariably does, to the question of why I don’t let go of my tired old Honda CBR400RR? Pick up something 110 horsepower or better and join the modern world, the [...]
Buy This Ducati, Support An Injured Racer Proceeds from the sale of AMS Ducati Dallas Diavel ridden by Ben Spies at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will go to Dave Stanton.
Here’s your chance to own the Ducati Diavel drag bike ridden at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past August by former AMA and World Superbike Champion and MotoGP race-winner Ben Spies. Not just the bodywork, as originally announced, but the entire custom motorcycle. Built by Advanced Motorsports Ducati Dallas, this one-off [...]