REV’IT Press Release: This jacket tells the world you’re not just another motorcyclist on the road—you’re a lady riding in style. There is no need to choose between a waterproof or an air-mesh jacket, because the Levante ladies’ jacket does both. It features a full mesh outer shell with an easily removable, two-in-one fully waterproof [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Chris Cantle
Any time I start riding a Moto Guzzi, I feel like my beard starts to grow faster. It’s a phenomenon familiar to anybody who’s been around Guzzis since, oh, the late 1970s, when the reputation of the bikes began changing from that of sporting Italian exotics like Ferraris to durable touring rigs for oddballs. Guzzis [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
By the time our Can-Am “touring roadster” racked up 10,000 miles, we’d been riding it for almost 18 months, and we’d learned a lot about the $26,499 three-wheeler from Bombardier Recreational Products. In addition to riding it in all weathers and climes from desert to high mountains, we put it on the track to test [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
“Why, why, do we have to go to work?” This is the overriding thought that crosses the minds of staffers and contributors alike any time one throws a leg over the K1600GTL, to the point that we were thinking of getting a personalized plate that reads “SICK DAY.” While the GTL makes for a good [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Years sold: 1998-2007 MSRP new: $12,495 (1998 ST2) to $15,295 (2003 ST4) to $12,495 (2007 ST3) Blue Book retail value: $2855 (1998 ST2) to $5950 (2003 ST4) to $7670 (2007 ST3) Basic specs: A V-Twin sport-touring bike with a full fairing, detachable hard saddlebags (standard in some years but optional in others) and legendary Ducati [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
After Investindustrial’s Andrea Bonomi announced to the Financial Times that the private-capital firm intended to sell Ducati for a cool 1 billion euros, the whole financial world began probing for the names of the potential suitors. The motorcycling world did the same, but with a different spirit: Ducati ranks high on the roster of most-loved [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Few motorcycles have generated as many editorial column inches as Honda’s VFR1200F. Cycle World has published nearly 30 pages related to this sporting V-Four since its introduction in 2010. Why so much press? Well, we were excited that Honda had finally introduced a replacement for the aging VFR800F, even though Interceptors in both 750 and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Night of the Paper Reindeer – Feature Christmas came early for Cycle World’s Long-Term Can-Am Spyder RT-S.
Birds of a feather love to flock together, as do “Ryders of Spyders.” So, when Kregg Williams, owner of California Speed-Sports in Livermore, California, invited me to join with other Spyder riders in decorating our mounts for the annual Livermore Christmas Parade, how could I refuse? Joining what Williams expected to be as many as [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2012 Can-Am Spyders – First Look New colors, cooler instrumentation—and much more to come, says BRP.
Photography by Brian J. Nelson What did you expect would happen if you left a roomful of Rotax engineers and motorcycle/snowmobile nuts cooped up for a few winters in Canada? The Can-Am Spyder, now entering its fifth year of production, is simply another example of mechanical evolution at work. When Piaggio bought Aprilia and decided [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II – Product Review A sport-touring tire that offers more of, well, everything.
Sport-touring tires are a unique engineering challenge because by design—or at least in concept—they must be nearly everything to almost everyone. Nowhere was this more evident than at the launch for the new Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II, held in early December in Westlake Village, California. Press motorcycles fitted with the replacement for the original Roadsmart [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)