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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS: Ridden & Rated

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Greg Drevenstedt
January 30, 2014

When Suzuki introduced the V-Strom DL1000 for 2002, the adventure touring landscape was much more barren than it is today. BMW’s big GS had a cult following, but liter-class dual-sports hadn’t yet caught on here in the U.S. With a retuned version of the 996cc, 90-degree V-twin from the TL1000S sportbike,... Read more »

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing For Five Latest 2014 Models

2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Rider Magazine Staff
January 29, 2014

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the five latest 2014 Model Year motorcycles set to be introduced late winter / early spring 2014. These five models complete BMW Motorrad USA’s entire 2014 model lineup, which now includes 20 models. For more information, visit bmwmotorcycles.com.   2014... Read more »

Retrospective: Bultaco Montadero 360: 1968-1972

1972 Bultaco Montadero Mark II 360

Clement Salvadori
January 29, 2014

Year/Model: 1972 Bultaco Montadero Mark II 360; Owner: Bob Reichenberg, Jefferson, Oregon. This Montadero was an adequate dual-purpose motorcycle, in truth, more focused on the dirt than the pavement, though the handling was a bit on the heavy side. It used a relatively old-fashioned piston-port two-stroke... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Street 750 Makes Ice-Racing Debut at X Games Aspen (VIDEO)

Flat track racer Brad Baker and the Harley-Davidson Street 750 with studded tires.

Rider Staff
January 23, 2014

Harley-Davidson’s all-new Street 750, one of two models in the company’s first new motorcycle platform in 13 years, makes its debut today at the winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Harley-Davidson, one of the newest X Games sponsors, has teamed up with ESPN to feature motorcycle ice racing as an X... Read more »

Four Ferries on Two Wheels—Tour Testing the 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS

Cumberland River Ferry

James Parchman
January 13, 2014

“Wow, that’s a big scooter you’re on. I ride a Honda 1800 Goldwing, myself,” said Captain Rick Turner, pilot of the Ohio River ferry Loni Jo. “See all the motorcycles on here? It’s like this most weekends. Motorcycle riders love a ferry.” Indeed. Chugging towards the Kentucky shore, the... Read more »

2013 Zero S Road Test

2013 Zero S action

Mark Tuttle
January 3, 2014

Riding on 17-inch wheels with a scant 55.4 inches between the axles, the Zero S is a compact package that weighs just 392 pounds. Hey, now we’re talking! The last time we tested Zero Motorcycle’s pure-street electric motorcycle, the Zero S (Rider, September 2011), we could only squeeze about 30 miles... Read more »

2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Road Test

Yamaha FZ-09

Greg Drevenstedt
January 2, 2014

With a potent blend of hot performance and cool styling, the FZ-09 seems destined for cult-bike popularity. Available colors include Rapid Red, Liquid Graphite and Blazing Orange. (Photos by Tom Riles) Just three years after its debut, the FZ8 has been axed from Yamaha’s lineup. Replacing it is the... Read more »

2013 Honda CB500X Road Test

Honda CB500X

Mark Tuttle
January 2, 2014

Equipped with the accessory hard saddlebags and top case, taller windscreen and centerstand, the CB500X is ready for long rides or low-cost commuting. (Photos by Kevin Wing) The core of Honda’s praiseworthy, multi-bike response to the Global Financial Crisis and the distressed motorcycle market is... Read more »

Retrospective: Yamaha VMX12 V-Max 1200: 1985-1986 (also 1988-2007)

Clement Salvadori
December 31, 2013

1985 Yamaha VMX12N V-Max. (Photos by Clement Salvadori) Too modern for Retrospective? Perhaps not. The V-Max appeared back in 1985, was on the books for ’86 then skipped ’87, only to reappear with new wheels in 1988, then lasted with minor changes for the next 20 years. This ’85 gem is the original. The... Read more »

2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS First Ride Review

2014-Kawasaki-Z1000-featured

Greg Drevenstedt
December 30, 2013

The 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 is almost completely new from nose to tail. Knock-down, drag-out streetfighters aren’t supposed to look good. The earliest ones were sportbikes that had been ridden hard and wrecked, their mangled bodywork chucked into the dumpster and their clip-ons replaced with an upright... Read more »

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