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2014 BMW R nineT—Road Test

BMW R nineT

Mark Tuttle
August 29, 2014

A wide handlebar, slight forward lean and mildly raised footpegs give thenineT good cornering ergonomics. Ground clearance is plentiful and it steers smoothly and effortlessly. It’s hard to imagine, but some riders are only interested in the practical side of a motorcycle—how much it cost, what it... Read more »

2015 Ducati Diavel—Ridden & Rated

2015 Ducati Diavel and Diavel Carbon

Jon Langston
August 6, 2014

For 2015, the redesigned Ducati Diavel and Diavel Carbon (shown) boast improved rider comfort along with a revised Testastretta L-twin engine. (Photos by Milagro) Since its introduction in 2011, Ducati’s Diavel has been a genre-bender: too sporty to be a cruiser, too long and upright to be a sportbike.... Read more »

Adventure Shootout: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey.

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey. (Photos by Rich Cox) Although they represent a small minority of motorcycle sales, large-displacement adventure tourers have surged in popularity recently. Buyers are drawn to their one-bike-does-it-all... Read more »

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Review

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

With a name and styling inspired by its Dakar Rally-winning machines from the ‘90s, Yamaha’s Super Ténéré is available in standard and ES (electronic suspension) versions. (Photos by Rich Cox) Named after a dune-filled region of the Sahara, Yamaha’s Super Ténéré rumbled onto the adventure-touring... Read more »

2015 Indian Roadmaster: Ridden & Rated

2015 Indian Roadmaster

Greg Drevenstedt
July 28, 2014

Parked near Lake Pepin, a naturally occurring lake that forms the widest part of the Mississippi River, the Roadmaster has a quick-release trunk, a spacious two-up seat, fairing lowers and other touring-ready features. (Photos by Barry Hathaway and Todd Williams) No motorcycle has left as indelible an... Read more »

2014 BMW R 1200 RT—Road Test

BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT

Mark Tuttle
July 11, 2014

BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT has gained power and lost a little weight, and it’s nearly as pretty as the sunrise over Sedona, Arizona. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Sport-touring bikes have a love/hate relationship with weight. A rider generally moves up to a sport tourer in order to get creature comforts... Read more »

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) 1190RX and 1190SX – First Look

EBR 1190SX

Rider Magazine Staff
July 8, 2014

Erik Buell Racing’s 1190SX naked sportbike joins the lineup alongside the fully-faired 1190RX. Buell is back! Last October Erik Buell Racing (EBR) unveiled its latest sportbike, the EBR 1190RX, at the American International Motorcycle Exposition (AIMExpo) in Orlando. A direct descendant of EBR’s... Read more »

2014 Honda CBR650F – First Ride Review

2014 Honda CBR650F First Ride Review

Greg Drevenstedt
July 1, 2014

The all-new Honda CBR650F is powered by a liquid-cooled 649cc in-line four and fills the gap between Honda’s entry-level and high-end sportbikes. Photography by Kevin Wing Since 2012, Honda has rolled out more than 30 new or updated models, everything from the playful new Grom 125 to a revamp of... Read more »

2015 Ducati Monster 821—First Ride Review

Ducati Monster 821

Jeff Buchanan
July 1, 2014

The 2015 Ducati Monster 821 in the land of its creation—Italy. (Photos courtesy of Ducati) It’s hard to believe the Ducati Monster has been with us for over two decades. The Italian manufacturer continues to evolve the machine, creating a multi-displacement lineup that speaks to a wide range of enthusiasts’... Read more »

2014 Honda VFR800 Interceptor—Road Test

2014 Honda VFR800 interceptor

Mark Tuttle
June 30, 2014

While it’s still immediately recognizable as an Interceptor, the 2014 model is thoroughly revised and updated, from the new LED headlight and fairing, down to the new wheels, and back to the single muffler and LED taillight with integrated turn signals. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Honda has unleashed so... Read more »

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