Cycle World’s Top Instagram Posts of 2015

A look back at 2015 through the lens of our @CycleWorld Instagram account. This #hashtag review is a glimpse at some our more popular photos, and all the inspiration you’ll need to make it through winter.

#WheelieWednesday

Riding around the rain-soaked backroads near Portimao, Portugal, while attending the press introduction for the 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and Enduro. We crest a small hill to find the photographers have chosen this slippery bit of asphalt as our wheelie stop.

dancingintherain #notractioncontrol

#TBT

Throwback Thursday is always fun and what could be more fun than airing out a GSX-R1000. Has us thinking the “SX” stands for Supercross?

throwbackthursday #crotchrocket #lowflyingmissle

#TBT to that time we flew a #GSXR. #AirMiles A photo posted by cycleworld (@cycleworld) on Apr 30, 2015 at 5:03pm PDT

#MustRideRoads

Slicing through the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco is Iizi n’Tichka pass. This twisty-road paradise also known as Gorges du Dades, is claimed to be the second most winding road in the world. When we find the most winding we’ll let you know.

twisties #roam

#EveyonesAnExpert

The moment a heated battle ended a championship run and divided MotoGP race teams and fans alike. Two of the all time best share a look.

Champs

#EICMA2015

Every year in November the world’s moto-press converge upon Milan, Italy, for the largest motorcycle show on the planet, a four-day-long affair with hundreds of exhibitors. In 2015 Yamaha Motor Company unveiled an impressive lineup of new machinery starring this gem, in 60th-anniversary livery, the XSR900.

bumblebee

#Yamaha #XSR900 with 60th anniversary colors revealed at #EICMA2015. #bumblebee #EICMA A photo posted by cycleworld (@cycleworld) on Nov 21, 2015 at 1:05am PST

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#RoadTripping

When did motorcycle travel require big bikes and big money? Freedom comes in many sizes. Twisted Throttle saddlebags and a Ducati Scrambler allow you to dream big with a small bike.

WalkThisWay #scrambler #ridethere

#RoadTripping onboard the @ScramblerDucati. #roam #ridethere #adv #advrider #scrambler #ducati A photo posted by cycleworld (@cycleworld) on May 15, 2015 at 4:02pm PDT

#HangTime

Go-fast adventure seekers and the road less traveled combine for an image that will stop you in your tracks. If you’re wondering, no side cases were harmed in the making of this photo.

ADV #AirMiles

#ElCaminoReal

Baja California, Mexico, is a favorite destination for adventure and Adventure Bike riders. We retraced the historic El Camino Real, Spanish for “The Kings Road.” A glorious experience, including six historical missions, roadside tacos, and random misadventure.

baja #advrider

#10BestAwards

In July we announced our choices for "Cycle World Ten Best." This carbon-fiber winged beast with a claimed 326 horsepower blew the doors off our Best Superbike category.

NinjaH2R #absolutepower #ToTheBatCave

#CustomAndStyle

The 1200 Special is a $140,000 Hypermotard built by NCR Motorcycles of Bologna. Carbon fiber wheels and bodywork along with a titanium frame have it tipping the scales at a feathery 295lbs. That would be a whopping 125lbs less than a stock Hyper.

streetfighter #bantumweight #nakedbike

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#ExcellentAdventure

Arch Motorcycle Company co-founder Keanu Reeves sits atop the prototype KRGT-1. The low-volume power cruiser was not a blockbuster but neither was it a box office flop. We found it to be a fine ride.

2thumbsup #IndieProduction #whoa

#180MPH

Witness American muscle versus Italian design. In “Turn and Burn II,” our ultimate performance shootout, we pitted the V-8 Corvette Z06 against a Ducati 1299 Panigale in a race to 180 MPH!

ZeroTo180

#Project156

When it’s man versus mountain sometimes the mountain fights back. A partnership with Victory at Pikes Peak Hill Climb had our man Don Canet battling for grip. His helmet cam captured this scary moment in practice. Lucky for us, he lived to fight another day.

PPIHC2015

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01-WheelieWednesday

02-TBT

03-MustRideRoads

04-EveryonesAnExpert

05-EICMA2015

06-RoadTripping

07-HangTime

08-ElCaminoReal

09-10BestAwards

10-CustomAndStyle

11-ExcellentAdventure

12-180MPH