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2016 BMW S 1000 XR | First Ride Review

2016 BMW S 1000 XR

Greg Drevenstedt
July 3, 2015

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”).... Read more »

Retrospective: Honda CL175 Scrambler: 1968-1973

Year/Model: 1970 Honda CL175K4 Scrambler, Owner: Bob Duncan, Atascadero, California.

Clement Salvadori
July 2, 2015

Year/Model: 1970 Honda CL175K4 Scrambler, Owner: Bob Duncan, Atascadero, California. There certainly were lots of variations of Honda’s 175 twin over its six years on the market, from Super Sport to Motosport, with the Scrambler sitting right in the middle. All part of Honda’s marketing wisdom—offering... Read more »

BMW Concept Path 22

BMW's scrambler-inspired Concept Path 22, with a custom surfboard designed by Mason Dyer.

Press Release
June 25, 2015

BMW’s scrambler-inspired Concept Path 22, with a custom surfboard designed by Mason Dyer. In mid-June, the fourth annual Wheels & Waves Festival was held in Biarritz, on France’s southwest Basque coast. The festival, which celebrates the intersection of custom bikes, surfing and art, provides... Read more »

2016 Moto Guzzi Eldorado and Audace – First Ride

2016 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Kevin Wing
June 15, 2015

The 2016 Moto Guzzi Eldorado is a comfortable retro cruiser with modern running gear. (Photography by Milagro) Moto Guzzi’s California line will expand to four models in 2016 with the addition of the Eldorado and Audace (pronounced ah-dach-eh), which I recently had the chance to spirit around Lake... Read more »

2016 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles Early Releases

2016 Yamaha FZ-07

Rider Magazine Staff
June 4, 2015

2016 Yamaha FZ-07 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today introduced the 2016 FZ-07 and FZ-09, the first two models in its 2016 line-up of sportbikes, and Star Motorcycles debuted the 2016 Bolt and Bolt R-Spec, its first two 2016 cruisers. The FZ-07 features a 689cc, crossplane-concept, liquid-cooled,... Read more »

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS – First Look Review

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS

Greg Drevenstedt
June 2, 2015

The new-for-2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS is powered by a liquid-cooled, 803cc in-line four. Kawasaki has announced its first street model for 2016, the all-new Z800 ABS, a naked sportbike that will compete with BMW’s F 800 R, Ducati’s Monster 821, Suzuki’s GSX-S750 and Yamaha’s FZ-07... Read more »

Honda Bulldog

Honda Bulldog

Rider Magazine Staff
June 1, 2015

Honda Bulldog Honda Ruckus fans take note—Big Red unveiled a concept bike last March at the Osaka Motorcycle Show that looks like a grown-up version of the popular 50cc scooter. It said the Bulldog “promotes a new world of leisure with motorcycles. The model was developed with the concept ‘Lovable... Read more »

Video: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

2015 Aprilia Caponord Rally

Rider Magazine Staff
June 1, 2015

With the new Caponord 1200 Rally, Aprilia introduces a fresh contender into the swelling ranks of adventure bikes. To see more Rider videos, check out our YouTube channel here.

BMW’s Concept 101 is a 6-cylinder Bagger

BMW Concept 101

Rider Magazine Staff
May 26, 2015

BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Design collaborated to create the Concept 101. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an elegance competition for vintage cars that has taken place annually on the shores of Lake Como since 1929, has been co-organized by the BMW Group and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este... Read more »

CFMoto 650TK–First Ride

The CFMoto 650TK. (Photography by Stephen Piper)

Alan Cathcart
May 19, 2015

The CFMoto 650TK. (Photography by Stephen Piper) The Chinese motorcycle industry’s long march into the global marketplace with a range of full-size models aimed at Western customers finally got under way four years ago with the parallel-twin CFMoto 650NK. An unashamed reinterpretation of the Kawasaki... Read more »

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