Made in Modena, Italy, the Energica Ego is a 134-horsepower, all-electric, high-end sportbike. photography by Royce Rumsey & courtesy Energica Over the past several years, electric motorcycle manufacturers have popped up all over the place, like mushrooms on my lawn after a spring rain. U.S. companies like Brammo and Zero have established themselves... read story
Take your choice: Luxury or Sport, Motor Trike’s Adventure series includes conversions of Honda’s... Read more »
Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot,... Read more »
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The view from my room at Hotel Bemelmans Post of the Rosengarten massif in the Dolomites. Who could ask for more? (Photos by Jon Langston) Riding the Alps is the dream of many a rider, but the challenge of motorcycling Europe’s famous mountain range can sometimes prove to be overwhelming. Even those who consider themselves skilled can find the demanding... read story
The Grand View Point at Canyonlands National Park opens to a breathtaking panorama of the White Rim Plateau... Read more »
MSF RiderCourse How did you learn to ride a motorcycle? If you’re an old-timer like me, you likely... Read more »
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Rider Magazine Staff
With the 2014 riding season drawing to a close and the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to take stock of your motorcycle gear and decide what needs to be replaced. Has your favorite riding jacket mysteriously shrunk, or have its seams or zippers blown out? Is your helmet showing its age, or has it been dropped or dinged one too many times?... read story
When I get a riding suit I look for protection against the elements, such as cold, heat and rain, but its primary purpose needs to be protection against... Read more »
When it comes to motorcycles or riding gear, nothing draws my attention more than vintage, or even vintage-inspired. So when Bell released its 500 line... Read more »
Continental’s new TKC 70 radial tires are a good choice for adventure and dual-sport riders who spend most of their time on-road but still... Read more »
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Flat Trackers in the Expert Class roll onto the Pomona track. Most avid motorcyclists of a certain age remember fondly the golden era of flat track racing in America. I’m north of a half century old and I still remember clearly the first motorcycle race I ever experienced. I say experienced because the sights, sounds and smells of that race still... read story
Inspiration and guidance for the around-the-world traveler or for those hoping to be. The campgrounds spread out over acres of well-manicured turf with... Read more »
Group rides were headed up by locals who found great routes for both the roadies and the dual-sport contingents. Sometimes, things just come together and... Read more »
The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles is a mecca for gearheads, be it two wheels or four. The museum is closing for a year, during which time it will be completely... Read more »
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Flat Trackers in the Expert Class roll onto the Pomona track. Most avid motorcyclists of a certain age remember fondly the... read story
October 24, 2014
October 24, 2014
Inspiration and guidance for the around-the-world traveler or for those hoping to be. The campgrounds spread out over acres... Read more »
October 22, 2014
Triumph Motorcycles has released a trio of Special Edition motorcycles for 2015, including the Bonneville T214 Land Speed... Read more »
October 17, 2014
Men’s TPG Rainier Jacket The staff at Rider magazine would like to know more about our readers so that we can better... Read more »
October 16, 2014
2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 in Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver Entry-level sportbikes have been coming on strong lately, with the recent... Read more »
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