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2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R—First Look

web-TS-8-06 MONSTER 1200 R

Rider Magazine Staff
September 15, 2015

Ducati has taken its Monster naked sportbike line a big step further into the high-performance realm with last night’s introduction of the Monster 1200 R at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt, Germany (Ducati is part of the VW Group, along with Audi, Bentley and Porsche). Compared to the Monster 1200... Read more »

Stayin’ Safe: Goldilocks and the Three Gears

Select the appropriate gear for corners.

Eric Trow
September 15, 2015

Select the appropriate gear for corners. Through our Stayin’ Safe on-road training program, we’ve seen several consistent rider habits. One is failure to shift to an appropriate gear for corners. Riders often pick a low-rpm gear and stick with it, counting on the engine’s torque to do the work.... Read more »

Motorcyclists From Coast to Coast Ride for Kids with Brain Tumors

Ride for Kids 2015

Rider Magazine Staff
September 14, 2015

Motorcyclists hit the road in three different states to raise money for children battling brain tumors during Ride for Kids events on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. These family-friendly motorcycle events were held in Leeds, Alabama, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and Carnation, Washington, and raised more than... Read more »

2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Commemorative Edition | First Look Review

2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Commemorative Edition

Rider Magazine Staff
September 11, 2015

2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Commemorative Edition The original 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750 brought an unparalleled level of racing technology and performance to the street and helped create the modern sportbike category. In the three decades since, Suzuki has improved, expanded and refined the GSX-R concept and its... Read more »

Royal Enfield Launches in North America


Rider Magazine Staff
September 9, 2015

Royal Enfield has announced its first wholly-owned subsidiary outside India, in North America. This announcement is in line with Royal Enfield’s focused international thrust of leading and expanding the global mid-sized motorcycle segment (250-750cc), with North America representing a priority market... Read more »

Video: 2015 Yamaha YFZ R3

The Yamaha YZF-R3 has a user-friendly engine, comfortable riding position and an affordable price.

Rider Magazine Staff
September 8, 2015

Yamaha’s all-new YZF-R3 is a 321cc sportbike that should appeal to a wide audience. It has a user-friendly engine, comfortable riding position and an affordable price. Read more about it here.

Inaugural Los Angeles Ducati Week is Sept. 17-20

Rider Magazine Staff
September 8, 2015

Hundreds of Ducati owners and fans, known as Ducatisti, are expected to gather for the first Los Angeles Ducati Week, taking place from September 17-20, 2015, in Westlake Village. Attendees will come together to show off their bikes and view historic Ducati models, while enjoying entertainment, food... Read more »

35 Bucket-List Motorcycle Rides

A beautiful day on the Cabot Trail, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence off to the left.

Clement Salvadori
September 3, 2015

Many of us don’t need help figuring out all of the roads we’d like to ride before we high-side off this mortal coil, but just in case you do, here are 35 to start your list, arranged alphabetically by state or country. 1. Arizona The longest stretch of genuine old U.S. 66 is in western Arizona,... Read more »

2016 Yamaha Dual-Sports — First Look

2016 Yamaha TW200

Rider Magazine Staff
September 2, 2015

2016 Yamaha TW200 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., introduced several more of their 2016 motorcycles yesterday, including dual-sport models. The balance of the 2016 Yamaha motorcycle line-up will be introduced later this fall. The TW200 is known for its unique terrain-conquering tires, low seat height,... Read more »

Yamaha Motor Company Turns 60

Yamaha's first production model, the 1955 YA-1, aka Akatombo (Red Dragonfly).

Greg Drevenstedt
September 2, 2015

Yamaha’s first production model, the 1955 YA-1, aka Akatombo (Red Dragonfly). Torakusu Yamaha built his first reed organ in 1887 and established Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. (Japan Musical Instrument Company), what would become Yamaha Corporation, in 1897. Fifty-eight years later, in 1955, Yamaha Motor... Read more »

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