Based on the 160-horsepower in-line four from the S 1000 R naked sportbike, the all-new S 1000 XR adventure tourer delivers serious performance. Photography by Kevin Wing Thirty-five years ago, BMW created the adventure-touring segment when it introduced the R80G/S (Gelände/Strasse is German for “terrain/road”). Today there are six GS models in... read story
Year/Model: 1970 Honda CL175K4 Scrambler, Owner: Bob Duncan, Atascadero, California. There certainly... Read more »
Year/Model: 1983 Amazonas Super Esporte 1600; Owner: Doug Wilson, Santa Ynez, California. This motorcycle... Read more »
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The first slice of this three-day tour began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where five intrepid motojournalists landed on a Thursday afternoon at the city’s General Mitchell International Airport. We’d be cruisin’ through the Land of WI, a state known for the Green Bay Packers, as the corporate home of Harley-Davidson and, of course, for its famous... read story
What could be more fun than saddling up your bike, hitting the road, and joining a few thousand of your... Read more »
A good bike. Good company. And a good cappuccino. It doesn’t get much better than this. (Photography... Read more »
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Scott A. Williams
I’ve been disappointed by the sound quality of wireless, in-helmet communication systems. Sena’s 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth (4.0) Communication System has the best sound quality I’ve found in a wireless comm system, plus sophisticated features. You can make hands-free calls from your iPhone or Android phone, listen to stereo music, share music with... read story
The words revolution and evolution only differ by the letter r, which could very well stand for rate, as in rate of change. Revolution is usually rapid... Read more »
Anyone that’s used a T-handle driver knows how versatile they are. Motion Pro’s spinning handle makes them handier yet. Their Spinner T-Handle Bit... Read more »
Riding in the rain is either one of the great joys of motorcycling or one of its biggest hassles. Either way you look at it, you need a good rainproof... Read more »
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We thought that September would be a good time for desert travel; the weather thought otherwise. Four years after putting a Shorai battery (previous story here) into my BMW F 800 GS, I was on a dirt road in eastern Nevada with a bike that wouldn’t start. No, it wasn’t the battery. Instead, the Shorai cell in my bike was a hero for helping keep the... read story
While it might be argued that Jesus, given His issues with the Italians, would not ride a Moto Guzzi, few would challenge the right to His ride of choice. The... Read more »
Having an option to borrow a pair of new Indians for some test riding, Leah and I rode up the legendary State Route 33 north of Oaji, California, as the... Read more »
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... Read more »
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June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015
Renowned photographer and motorcyclist Lana MacNaughton is leading four of her female friends on a cross country Harley-Davidson... Read more »
June 26, 2015
Living in Michigan in my youth, I once took a multi-day motorcycle camping tour on a Honda CB750, traveling into Canada and... Read more »
June 26, 2015
Use this as a baseline to get started. Add or remove items to suit. Once you’ve camped a few times, add your location on... Read more »
June 25, 2015
The Springfield Museums in Massachusetts will present their sixth annual Indian Motocycle Day on Sunday, June 29, from 9... Read more »
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