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2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200X Road Test

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200X

Greg Drevenstedt
March 29, 2011

Three things I’ve never experienced on a Harley-Davidson happened at this press launch: riding on a racetrack, getting my knee down and seeing nearly 120 mph on the speedometer. But then again, the 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200X isn’t your everyday Motor Company machine. With a modest race... Read more »

Some Days are Like That

Rider Magazine
January 17, 2011

When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which is about the trials and tribulations of a young boy on a day when nothing goes his way. Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair. He finds no prize in his cereal box (his... Read more »

TechNiche Hyperkewl Evaporative Cooling Sport Vest Review

TechNiche Hyperkewl Evaporative Cooling Sport Vest

Greg Drevenstedt
September 21, 2010

In his Road Tales column for our upcoming December 2010 issue, Clement Salvadori waxes poetically about riding in bitter cold or oppressively hot weather, neither of which he enjoys. Since that issue will come out in late October, when the mercury will drop along with autumn leaves, Clem focuses primarily... Read more »

Rider Response: Greatest Hits

Rider Magazine
September 2, 2010

Here at Rider magazine we feel very fortunate to have such a large and loyal family of subscribers, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning, back in 1974. Through monthly columns and features, readers get to know Rider staffers and contributors. They learn about the motorcycles in our... Read more »

Alpinestars Interceptor and Dragster Jackets and Bat Pants

Greg Drevenstedt
March 3, 2010

If you’ve turned the pages of Rider or scanned the photos posted on Ridermagazine.com, then you know we most often wear textile riding apparel on the street. It tends to be lightweight and versatile, particularly in terms of water-resistance. Of course, we wear leather on the track since its abrasion-resistance... Read more »

Alpinestars Bionic 2 Protection Jacket Review

Greg Drevenstedt
January 4, 2010

Most riding jackets/pants made today–at least the stuff worth paying real American dollars for–includes protective armor, which is usually removable and often adjustable for proper fit. Foam rubber pads made of various materials are located at places where impacts are most likely to occur. For jackets,... Read more »

2009 KTM 690 Enduro R Road Test

2009 KTM 690 Enduro R

Arden Kysely
October 20, 2009

[This 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R Road Test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] If dirt’s your game, the 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R has the chops to take you anywhere you want to go (within its 150-mile range), no questions asked. The knobby-shod R will suck up any street chores... Read more »

Alpinestars Octane Two-piece Motorcycle Riding Suit Review

Alpinestars Octane Two-piece Motorcycle Riding Suit

Greg Drevenstedt
October 9, 2009

[This Alpinestars Octane Two-piece Motorcycle Riding Suit Review was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] My Alpinestars Octane suit and I have developed a cozy relationship. It was my first piece of official Rider-logo gear, and it has served me well on many tracks in the... Read more »

Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Motorcycle Boots Review

RIDGE WTRPF

Greg Drevenstedt
November 5, 2008

[This Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Motorcycle Boots Review was originally published in the December 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Being long of limb, my hands and feet get cold easily. And when my mitts and dogs get cold and wet, I get pretty grumpy. Which is why I really dig these Alpinestars Ridge... Read more »

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