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Retrospective: Velocette MAC 350: 1934-1960

Year/Model: 1952 Velocette MAC 350; Owner: Tim Kenney, Ojai, California.

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2015

The reader may be surprised that this motorcycle is not in more immaculate condition, having a shabby saddle, abbreviated aluminum front fender, chromed oil reservoir and a bunch of other blemishes. Truth be told, around here we are not much interested in concours machines, motorcycles to be found on... Read more »

Kawasaki Announces Second Ordering Period for 2015 Ninja H2, April 7-21

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2

Press Release
April 7, 2015

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Kawasaki announced today its plans to offer a second, limited ordering period for the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 motorcycle. This only applies to the street-legal Ninja H2, and not its track-only sibling, the Ninja H2R. “The initial order period for the Ninja H2 motorcycle was back... Read more »

2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe | Long-Term Rides

The National Cycle Street Shield SX windshield and Cortech Super 2.0 luggage are great add-ons.

Arden Kysely
April 3, 2015

The 2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe has more fuel capacity, a 6-speed transmission and Combined ABS. At the very first glance, the CB1100 parked outside the Rider office had me by the eyeballs. Appraising its Candy Red paint and clean, classic lines, I knew I had to ride it. EIC Tuttle finally handed me the... Read more »

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 »

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S Video

2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S

Rider Magazine Staff
March 5, 2015

After spending more than 250 miles on a 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S while sampling different seats and trying all three peg positions, we’re here to report the Ergo-Fit concept really works. Watch our latest video of the motorcycle in action on our YouTube channel here.

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 »

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