We simply can’t get enough of the new Indian Chieftain. Editor-in-Chief Hoyer was the first to succumb to the faired hard-bagger’s charms while covertly covering its evolution. His thumbs-high First Ride was quickly followed by my own breathless online review documenting a three-day ride and reactions to the new model at [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Right from the very first, by beginning with a sporting triple and not a nostalgic twin, the new owner of the classic Triumph brand, John Bloor, made it perfectly clear: He means to be our motorcycle company, to build whatever we want. So it follows that as the niche known [...]Read Full Post | Comments(16)
2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP – Road Test AMA roadracing legend Miguel Duhamel helps us review Honda’s potent new homologation special. With full test results and two videos!
Miguel Duhamel is a man of many words. Many, many words. Get the French-Canadian talking about any subject and you’d swear he’d been locked away in solitary confinement for the past six years, which is how long it’s been since he stepped away from racing full time. But Duhamel has [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S – First Ride Bigger, more refined and increasingly electronic, is this the most accessible Monster ever?
For more than two decades, the Monster family of models has lured fresh blood into Ducati dealerships. By default, Monsters have filled an entry-level role at the Bologna-based company. But over the years, even seasoned Ducatisti have embraced flagship versions of this Italian naked, recognizing it as a practical alternative [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
CW Comparison Test: Indian vs. Harley vs. Guzzi There's no shortage of heritage on this road trip to Death Valley.
Did everyone see the commercial Indian Motorcycle created to describe the arrival of “choice in American motorcycles”? It’s brilliant. Hundreds of Harley riders stream down a two-lane highway, while at a crossroad a mini pack of Indian riders waits patiently. Finally, one appropriately wizened Harley guy stops the herd, examines [...]Read Full Post | Comments(43)
Years sold: 2003 to present MSRP new: $8599 (2003) to $11,490 (2013) Blue Book retail value: $3895 (2003) to $9890 (2013) Basic specs: A dohc, 599cc, inline-four with Honda’s Dual Stage Fuel Injection powers this middleweight supersport bike that has won countless championships around the world. The chassis features fully [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)