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Ridden & Rated: 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

The Slim is trim, with bobbed fenders, a solo saddle and no windscreen, saddlebags or unnecessary adornments.

Greg Drevenstedt
August 7, 2012

By Greg Drevenstedt * Photography by Kevin Wing Whereas the CVO Road Glide Custom is freighted with extras (see page 30), the new-for-2012 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim is stripped down to the bare essentials, like bobbers built in the ’50s by former servicemen. It’s no surprise, then, that Captain... Read more »

2013 BMW F 700 GS and BMW F 800 GS – First Look

2013 BMW F 700 GS and F 800 GS

Greg Drevenstedt
July 2, 2012

BMW’s F-series model family includes four motorcycles powered by the company’s 798cc parallel twin engine: F 800 R, F 800 ST, F 650 GS and F 800 GS. When BMW decided to update the two models in its popular GS enduro line, it also looked to clear up some confusion over model names. Despite being powered... Read more »

2012 Electric Motorcycles from Brammo and Zero

Brammo’s Empulse R is said to have a top speed of more than 100 mph.

Greg Drevenstedt
May 30, 2012

(This article was published in the August 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) “Motorcyclists…will welcome a new type of electric motorcycle which is being introduced, and which, it is claimed, will run from 75 to 100 miles on a single battery charge, start instantly on the turn of a switch, and run absolutely... Read more »

No-Crash Course Yamaha Champions Riding School

YCRS limits enrollment to 20 students to ensure everyone gets what he/she needs. You'll get plenty of track time and plenty of coaching.

Greg Drevenstedt
May 6, 2012

(This Riding Around article was published in the May 2012 issue.) By Greg Drevenstedt • Photography by Jeremy Henrie I’ve got a confession to make. I crashed several test bikes during my first couple of years at Rider. Sure, I could B.S. you with tired clichés like, “If you don’t crash once... Read more »

Americade Bound!

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Greg Drevenstedt
April 26, 2012

Are you going to Americade this year? I am, and it will be my first time. Americade, billed as the world’s largest touring rally and taking place in Lake George, New York, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. And Rider, which celebrates its 38th, has been involved pretty much from the beginning.... Read more »

Ventura Light-Guards Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
April 26, 2012

Popular bolt-on accessories for adventure touring bikes—the  Jeeps of the motorcycling world—include bash plates, engine guards, hand guards and anything else that will protect the bike from damage in the event of a crash, a tip over or a bushwhacking ride through dense bushes. Even if you don’t... Read more »

Tour Master Sentinel Rainsuit Jacket and Pants Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
April 26, 2012

Much of today’s textile motorcycle touring apparel has some type of waterproof or water-resistant barrier built into it. Either the outer shell has been treated and/or has a water-resistant membrane sealed to the backside of the fabric, or a removable liner is zipped inside. Both strategies work to... Read more »

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão Road Test

The 2012 G 650 GS Sertão continues BMW’s lineage of adventure-oriented singles that goes back to the 1993 F 650 Funduro.

Greg Drevenstedt
April 3, 2012

Sertão is Portuguese for hinterlands or back country, particularly the arid badlands of northeastern Brazil, the sort of place the new offroad-ready G 650 GS Sertão is designed to explore. From 2000-2010, the rock-hopping variant of BMW’s F 650 GS was called the Dakar, after the legendary rally that... Read more »

Saddlemen SaddleGel Comfort Pads Review

Saddlemen SaddleGel Comfort Pads

Greg Drevenstedt
March 28, 2012

Few things detract from a motorcycle ride as much as a sore bum. Motorcyclists bemoan the ravages of “monkey butt” as if it were the plague, and you can even buy soothing, friction-reducing Anti Monkey Butt Powder. Saddlemen offers several solutions for the pain in your behind, such as a wide variety... Read more »

Sidi Jasmine Rain Boots Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
March 26, 2012

To get my girlfriend Carrie outfitted for her first European motorcycle tour, in the fall of 2010, one of the most important items on her gear list was a pair of high-quality, waterproof touring boots. They needed to be comfortable to wear on and off the bike, and to have a slender, stylish design instead... Read more »

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