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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 »

Brough Superior SS100 Nears Production

Brough Superior SS100

Phil West
February 26, 2015

The first Brough Superior SS100 motorcycles are being readied for testing. First Test Bikes Expected in May Reborn Brough Superior will soon start testing its all-new SS100 with the first deliveries to customers expected later this year, we can reveal. The all-new machine, developed in partnership between... 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 »

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure — First Ride Review

The 1290 Super Adventure is more powerful, sophisticated and comfortable than the 1190 Adventure it’s based on.

Greg Drevenstedt
February 19, 2015

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure might be the most powerful and sophisticated adventure bike ever made. It certainly is one of the most exciting to ride. (Photography by Francesc Monterro and Sebas Romero) With triple-digit rear-wheel horsepower, state-of-the-art electronics and enough comfort, range and... Read more »

Indian Motorcycle Introduces First 2016 Model, The Indian Chief Dark Horse

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Rider Magazine Staff
February 16, 2015

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse Indian Motorcycle has announced the newest and edgiest member of the Indian Chief line-up and the first 2016 model — the Indian Chief Dark Horse. Built upon the  Indian Chief platform, unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle line-up the Chief Dark Horse is understated, ... Read more »

Yamaha Introduces 2015 TMAX Scooter

2015 Yamaha TMAX

Rider Magazine Staff
February 13, 2015

2015 Yamaha TMAX Yamaha says its new 2015 TMAX scooter offers more road-going performance than ever in a scooter that handles like a sportbike. The TMAX features a new-for-2015, 530cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, twin-cylinder engine that is also fuel-injected and designed specifically to deliver maximum... Read more »

2015 Ducati Scrambler Video

2015 Ducati Scrambler

Heather Reinhart
February 5, 2015

With its reborn Scrambler, Ducati wants to take us back to those simpler, more carefree times, when we rode just for the fun of it, when obligations were few and good times were plentiful. Check out our latest video of the 2015 Ducati Scrambler on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/RiderMagazine. Also... Read more »

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