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2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Ride Review

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

Greg Drevenstedt
April 2, 2015

Yamaha’s all-new YZF-R3 is a 321cc sportbike that should appeal to a wide audience. Photography by Brian J. Nelson Those interested in a new small-displacement street bike have a wide range of options to choose from. There are cruisers, sportbikes, standards, supermotos and dual-sports from Honda,... Read more »

Moto Guzzi Unveils Eldorado and Audace, Announces Pricing

2016 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 1400

Press Release
March 25, 2015

Moto Guzzi USA unveiled the new 2016 pre-production Eldorado and Audace (ow-dah-cheh) models for the first time in North America, alongside the entire 2015 model range at the 74th annual Daytona Bike Week. Prices for the new 2016 models were also announced. 2016 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 1400 will be available... Read more »

2015 Suzuki GSX-S750 | First Ride Review

2015 Suzuki GSX-S750

Greg Drevenstedt
March 18, 2015

Photography by Enrico Pavia For years, sportbikes powered by 750cc in-line fours were considered the ideal compromise, with lightness approaching that of middleweights and power approaching that of liter bikes. But when racing regulations changed in 2003, 750s were abandoned by three of the four Japanese... Read more »

2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT / S | First Ride Review

2015 Multistrada 1200 DVT

Mark Tuttle
March 17, 2015

Funny how things come full circle if you just wait long enough, isn’t it? In the 1950s and ’60s, a British or American twin or single was often used for all kinds of riding, even if it wasn’t necessarily cut out for it. Then in the ’80s we marveled as specialization crept in and the street motorcycle... Read more »

2016 Victory Magnum X-1 – First Look Review

2016 Victory Magnum X-1

Rider Magazine Staff
March 8, 2015

The 2016 Victory Magnum X-1 is a big-wheel bagger with high-end billet wheels, a 200-watt audio system, an LED headlight and custom paint. Named after the Bell X-1, the plane that broke the sound barrier with legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager at the controls, the new Magnum X-1 is the latest loud-and-proud... Read more »

Hercules W2000 and Suzuki RE5—Short History of Wankel-Powered Motorcycles

The rotor in the Hercules is situated laterally (across the frame) whereas on the Suzuki the rotor is positioned longitudinally. Each bike’s single-rotor engine has one spark plug. The RE5’s plug is used in no other engine.

Scott A. Williams
March 4, 2015

The rotor in the Hercules is situated laterally (across the frame) whereas on the Suzuki the rotor is positioned longitudinally. Each bike’s single-rotor engine has one spark plug. The RE5’s plug is used in no other engine. (Photos by Scott A. Williams and Ron Schavrien) In March 1972, Cycle Guide... Read more »

Retrospective: Harley-Davidson M65S Sport Leggero: 1967-197

Year/Model: 1970 Harley-Davidson M65S Sport Leggero; Owner: David Brown, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Clement Salvadori
March 3, 2015

Year/Model: 1970 Harley-Davidson M65S Sport Leggero; Owner: David Brown, Knoxville, Tennessee. This is one cool-looking motorcycle, with Harley-Davidson writ large on the gas tank and molded into the crankcases. A bit on the small side, but what the heck—if you were the coolest newspaper boy in town,... Read more »

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec – First Ride Review

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec

Greg Drevenstedt
March 3, 2015

The 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec offers café racer style in a cruiser package. photography by Brian J. Nelson Star Motorcycles hit a home run in 2014 with its all-new Star Bolt, a minimalist “urban performance bobber” powered by the torquey, 942cc air-cooled V-twin from the V Star 950. With its solo saddle... Read more »

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Special Edition – First Look

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Special Edition

Rider Magazine Staff
March 2, 2015

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Special Edition Designed by Lino Tonti, one of the most iconic Moto Guzzis of the past is the 1971 V7 Sport Telaio Rosso, with its red frame and bright green tank and side panels. For 2015, Moto Guzzi is offering a special edition of its V7 Racer with a red frame and swingarm... Read more »

2016* Aprilia Caponord Rally – First Ride Review

The active suspension adapts automatically to deliver taut and well-controlled sport riding, plush open-road cruising and compliant comfort over the biggest bumps and deepest potholes we could find.

Ken Lee
February 25, 2015

Even with its stronger emphasis on adventure duties, the Rally serves as an excellent street ride, giving up nothing in terms of hard-charging twisty road capabilities or long-range comfort. Aprilia is on the move and seriously courting the long-range crowd, first with the 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS Travel... Read more »

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