Even with its stronger emphasis on adventure duties, the Rally serves as an excellent street ride, giving up nothing in terms of hard-charging twisty road capabilities or long-range comfort. Aprilia is on the move and seriously courting the long-range crowd, first with the 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack and now the new Caponord 1200 Rally. Incorporating... read story
The KTM 1290 Super Adventure might be the most powerful and sophisticated adventure bike ever made. It... Read more »
We’ve already devoted more space to new bikes in the last several issues than we have in years, and... Read more »
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We’re looking down on Usal Beach, six rough miles from Highway 1; most of the beaches along the Lost Coast are made of iron-rich black sand. (Photography by Clement Salvadori and Kurt Grife) Adventures are good. They don’t have to be big adventures, like crossing the Sahara Desert or Panama’s Darien Gap, but can be quite small and equally pleasurable.... read story
The rails follow the river. The planning session for the ride had been laughable. We were three old farts,... Read more »
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has been headquartered in or near Columbus, Ohio, since the... Read more »
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DP Brakes Sintered Brake Pads Going fast is fun, but the ability to stop quickly is essential. Because when a bad situation arises, the capacity to brake hard, scrub off speed and come to a safe halt will save your bacon. In a related thought, as motorcycle technology marches onward, it’s the brakes that often stand out most between new bikes and... read story
Americans, even those of generation Baby Boomer, seem to be changing their lifestyles for the better: No smoking, moderating alcohol intake, and…we even... Read more »
A lot of aftermarket companies make saddlebags and panniers for dual-purpose motorcycles. I’m a proponent of simplicity and softness—simple mounting... Read more »
In many of the best riding areas, “summer” doesn’t always mean dry and sunny all of the time. In California, for example, it’s possible to ride... Read more »
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Packing for a tour a couple years back, I tossed in my Elkskin Ropers from RiderWearhouse for normal temps and the warm, waterproof Macna Borax for the worst weather. An obvious comfort gap between the two pair gave me pause. I tried to ignore it, and almost threw in a pair of intermediate gloves to fill the breach. Trying to pack light, I froze in... read story
Kiev, Ukraine—not long before the start of Anna’s world trip in July of 2013. Ten years ago, Ukrainian traveler Anna Grechishkina had no ties to... Read more »
On a beautiful autumn day in Manhattan last month, more than 700 members of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America made their way up Fifth Avenue... Read more »
Icelanders like big bikes – such as a modern Triumph, an Ariel Square Four and a Honda CBX. The town of Akureyri, on Iceland’s northern shore,... Read more »
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Great news for riders in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PA MSP) is back and is free to Pennsylvania... read story
March 2, 2015
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March 2, 2015
2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Special Edition Designed by Lino Tonti, one of the most iconic Moto Guzzis of the past is the 1971... Read more »
March 1, 2015
Bob Weaver Motorsports of North Tonawanda, New York, won First Place for their Bolt Bobber creation. Star Motorcycles created... Read more »
February 27, 2015
The all-new online Yamaha “Meter Simulator” showcases the electronics and adjustability of the 2015 YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M... Read more »
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