Alpinestars Press Release It’s official. Ruck Out II is going down on March 23. Last years ride was perfect and this year will be better. We will again be departing from the Illest store in Downtown LA. We’ll take in some iconic Downtown and South Central scenery en route to Torrance. This year, we will [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Jardine Performance Press Release: Jardine Performance Products has announced that their GP1 exhaust system is now available for the 2012 Honda Ruckus scooter. The GP1 system replaces the Ruckus’s stock exhaust system with a MotoGP inspired megaphone-style exhaust that features an integrated high-flow muffler to allow the Ruckus’s 49cc engine to breathe freely. The improved [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
I haven’t had the dream in a while, but I used to have it a lot: I’m driving my trusty Army deuce-and-a-half truck up a winding, snowy hill when we lose traction and slowly start sliding backwards. Soon, I’m alternating standing on the brakes with releasing them a little to maintain backward direction as I [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Ten Bikes with Soul and Character Ten ways to keep it soulful (and sometimes a little strange) while having a good time on two wheels.
For decades, the implacable march of technology and improved performance has driven motorcycles to incredible heights. Even our dyno and GPS-based timing equipment are so shocked by what they’re recording that they’ve started putting exclamation points after some of the horsepower and quarter-mile numbers. But as awesome as all this performance, economy, reliability, comfort and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography by Jeff Allen The motorcycles we usually write about are for exploring outer space—as in, the roads outside the city. The Angeles Crest Highway, for instance, which crawls up and out of L.A. over the San Gabriel Mountains—an awesomely twisting two-lane escape hatch many residents don’t know exists. To grasp the size of this [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
This year’s Cycle World/Ride for Kids bike to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation really does combine a few of our favorite things. Put together by Gregg DesJardins of Gregg’s Customs, this one starts out as the excellent little Honda CBR250R, loses a little bodywork, gains some cool bits, including CRG mirrors, and Dunlop tires, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
The Ruckus caused a, well…ruckus when it was first introduced, with an exoskeletal chassis that didn’t resemble anything else and the look of a rough-and-ready utilitarian unafraid of getting dirty. It uses a clean, quiet, 49cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine to propel its claimed 194 pounds of mass. It rolls on strong cast-aluminum wheels with dual-sport-ish [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)