Repsol Media Press Release: Top two riders in MotoGP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, head to Silverstone off the back of a second one-two in as many weeks. With barely time to catch their breath, the MotoGP riders head to Silverstone this weekend for round twelve of the season. The Repsol Honda Team riders come [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Italian cows are huge, the secret motorcycle lane down the center of Italian roads is not one-way, Hannibal driving 37 elephants through the Alps really was a pisser worthy of the history books, and relieving yourself while wearing gloves is nearly impossible. Those are things I learned while taking part in the three-day 2011 Italian [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
When we first rode the 2011 TE630 in Italy, we knew that we wanted to add one to our long-term test fleet. The bike impressed us in stock form, but we had a totally different concept in mind for our evaluation: Make it a lightweight adventure-touring machine. We figured that with its relatively low weight [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
I was out in the shop today doing some track preparation on our long-term 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R and decided to offer an impromptu update. With 4640 miles on the clock, our ZX has nearly reached the halfway point of CW’s usual 10,000-mile test term without requiring repairs of any sort. Since the bike’s initial 600-mile [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Suzuki’s GSX1250FA is on our list of favorite sporty, standard-style machines. With the addition of Suzuki’s bolt-on accessory hard saddlebag set, the comfy-riding sportbike is even better suited to daily commuting and sport-touring. So, what’s the deal with the bags? In an effort to clear out existing GSX1250FA inventory, Suzuki is running a promotional sales [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Braappp! Some people say two-strokes are making a resurgence. But for KTM, they never went away. That, in part, is one reason its SX models still feel competitive compared to the market-dominating four-strokes. Three of the SX two-strokes have been updated for 2012 (125, 150 and 250), and we spent the better part of a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2011 Cycle World Rolling Concours The CW Rolling Concours returns. Who knew what great bikes lurked in the shadow of the Speedway?
Register for the 2012 Cycle World Rolling Concours brought to you by BikeBandit.com. Well, Editor Mark Hoyer and I were a fine pair at our own Rolling Concours at the Indy MotoGP this year, what with no vintage bikes to ride. Mark had planned to ship his 1958 Triumph out from California, but the magneto [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)