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2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré/ES and 2015 Yamaha SR400 – First Look Review

2015 Yamaha SR400

Rider Staff
March 6, 2014

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Yamaha entered the burgeoning adventure touring market in a big way in 2012 with its 1,199cc parallel-twin powered Super Ténéré, featuring standard engine modes, traction control and linked ABS. For 2014, updates to the engine promise modest increases in horsepower and... Read more »

Exploring Historic Southern Arizona on a Honda CB500X

Black Mountains, Arizona

Clement Salvadori
March 6, 2014

The CB500X and I are headed up to Oatman on old Route 66 and have pulled off the road to take a picture of the Black Mountains. There is something about the Old West that appeals to romantics—myself included. Shoot-outs on Main Street, brothels with beautiful ladies, stagecoaches rushing along and... Read more »

2015 Ducati Diavel – First Look Review

2015 Ducati Diavel

Greg Drevenstedt
March 5, 2014

2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon in Red (left) and Star White (right) When the Ducati Diavel debuted for 2011, it made a splash. It was the most over-the-top power cruiser since the Yamaha/Star Vmax, making a claimed 162 horsepower from its 1,198cc Testastretta 11˚ L-twin, a rowdy engine derived from the 1198... Read more »

New Motorcycles For 2014

BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Rider Magazine Staff
March 4, 2014

The new Indian Motorcycles, Star Bolt, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and Yamaha FZ-09 we showed you  in recent issues were just appetizers; here’s the main course for 2014. BMW BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive BMW has been hard on the gas launching new-for-2014 models, including the F 800 GS Adventure (Rider, October... Read more »

2014 Ducati Diavel Strada vs. 2014 Star Vmax Comparison Road Test

2014 Ducati Diavel Strada and Star Vmax

Greg Drevenstedt
March 3, 2014

Power tripping on the 2014 Ducati Diavel Strada and Star Vmax. Without a doubt, the Ducati Diavel and Star Vmax are two of the meanest, most rambunctious motorcycles in production. Sure, most liter-class sportbikes send as much or more horsepower to the rear wheel (though only one—Kawasaki’s Ninja... Read more »

Retrospective—Velocette Valiant 200: 1957-1963

1958 Velocette Valiant

Clement Salvadori
February 28, 2014

1958 Velocette Valiant; Owner: David Mooney, San Luis Obispo, California. Nice looking motorcycle, this Valiant, powered by a little OHV boxer engine with a cowling (Velocette preferred to call it a “bonnet”) over the top in an effort to give it somewhat sporty looks. It had a full cradle frame with... Read more »

2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT and Commander—Road Test

2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT

Jon Langston
February 27, 2014

The 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander is a streetwise power cruiser. Designed to appeal to the American cruiser market, both new Thunderbird models combine big-inch power with plush appointments. Triumph’s return has succeeded because the company is producing excellent motorcycles, from eager sportbikes... Read more »

Ridden & Rated: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S

Ducati Monster 1200 S

Greg Drevenstedt
February 21, 2014

Gone is the Monster 1100EVO’s air-cooled engine, replaced by a version of the liquid-cooled, 1,198cc Testastretta 11° L-twin found in the Multistrada and Diavel that has been tuned for more low-end power and torque. Now in its early twenties, the Ducati Monster is truly in the prime of its life. Like... Read more »

2015 Victory Gunner Unveiled in Chicago

2015 Victory Gunner

Rider Magazine Staff
February 10, 2014

2015 Victory Gunner 2015 Victory Gunner Re-launching Indian Motorcycle was a herculean, 27-month effort that cost Polaris Industries millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours. Bringing three clean-sheet models to market on a compressed time scale necessitated the diversion of resources away from... Read more »

2014 Honda Interceptor, CBR650F and CB1100 – First Look

2014 Honda Interceptor

Greg Drevenstedt
February 4, 2014

2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe in Candy Red If the polar vortex, Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow and Payton Manning’s loss in the Super Bowl have you feeling blue, Honda’s latest announcement should brighten your outlook. Even though its 2014 lineup already overfloweth, Honda has announced the return... Read more »

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