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2014 Victory Boardwalk

Bill Stermer
September 2, 2014

The Boardwalk offers a relaxed seating position within a hot-rod styling package. (Photography by Kevin Wing) The Victory brand was started by Polaris Industries in 1998 as a means of addressing the lucrative big-inch V-twin market that Harley-Davidson largely had to itself. The bikes are built in Minnesota... Read more »

Moto Guzzi Announces 2015 Griso 1200 8V SE and 2015 V7 Stone

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

Rider Magazine Staff
August 28, 2014

Moto Guzzi has announced that two of its V-twin-powered standards, the Griso 1200 8V SE and the V7 Stone, will return for 2015. 2015 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE The Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE blends unique styling and an upright riding position with a 1,151cc version of the Italian company’s distinctive,... Read more »

2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: Ridden & Rated

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Greg Drevenstedt
August 27, 2014

As the only OEM other than BRP building trikes in-house, Harley-Davidson satisfies some of the growing demand for three-wheelers. Following the release of the Low Rider, SuperLow 1200T and Street 500/750 earlier this year, Harley-Davidson recently launched its full 2015 lineup in Sonoma, California.... Read more »

2015 Indian Scout—Review

2015 Indian Scout

Greg Drevenstedt
August 27, 2014

The red paint, tan solo seat and black-and-chrome headlight nacelle may be old-school, but the new Scout is anything but a nostalgia project. Bold designs for the frame and engine are the new Indian’s interpretation of what the company would be building today had its operations continued uninterrupted... Read more »

2015 Victory Magnum—Ridden & Rated

2015 Victory Magnum in Ness Midnight Cherry

Greg Drevenstedt
August 27, 2014

The Magnum is first and foremost about making a statement, but underneath the flashy paint and chrome is the very solid Cross Country platform. With a significant share of Polaris Industries’ motorcycle R&D focused on the Indian branch of the family tree, Victory’s new-for-2015 models are stylistic... Read more »

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure – First Look

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Greg Drevenstedt
August 21, 2014

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure With 131 horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel, few would accuse KTM’s 1190 Adventure of being down on power. But for some, a lot of power just isn’t enough. And for those intrepid souls KTM will offer a larger-displacement model called the 1290... Read more »

2015 Victory Magnum – First Ride Review

2015 Victory Magnum in Ness Midnight Cherry

Greg Drevenstedt
August 14, 2014

Victory’s new Magnum is a “big wheel bagger” with a 21-inch front wheel, slammed rear end, triple-tone paint and a 100-watt audio system. Photography by Riles & Nelson Motorcycle customization trends ebb and flow. Choppers, with their spindly, raked-out forks, beach-ball rear tires... Read more »

Retrospective: Yamaha YG-T Trailmaster 80: 1964-1969

1968 Yamaha YG5-T Trailmaster 80

Clement Salvadori
August 6, 2014

Year/Model: 1968 Yamaha YG5-T Trailmaster 80; Owner: Eric Foor, Morro Bay, California Lest we forget, it was the advent of rather small Japanese motorcycles that affected the two-wheeled revolution in the United States, quadrupling registrations between 1960 and 1969. And this Trailmaster 80 was part... 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 »

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