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Motus to Reveal 2014 MST Models at Laguna Seca

Rider Magazine Staff
July 15, 2013

Motus has begun initial production on its 2014 MST and MST-R sport-tourers and says it will introduce them to the public during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 19-21, 2013. Motus says the MST and premium MST-R are comfortable sportbikes designed for long-range canyon carving,... Read more »

Norton Motorcycles Announces Successful Completion of U.S. EPA and CARB Durability Testing

Press Release
August 28, 2012

Norton Motorcycles reached an important milestone this week with the successful completion of the durability and emission testing for its Commando 961 series of motorcycles. With the Certification Lab’s successful completion and compliance report, the challenging technical testing portion of the approval... 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 »

2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE Road Test

Apparel: Helmet: HJC Symax II / Jacket & Pants: Olympia Moto Sports Airglide / Boots: Cortech Solution

Kevin Wing
December 28, 2011

Like the chicken or the egg, one wonders what Moto Guzzi decided upon first—the Griso moniker for this motorcycle or its unique design. If the former, I can imagine the artisans at Marabese Design near Milan scratching their heads a bit at first, pondering what a motorcycle named after a muscular bodyguard... Read more »

2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE Road Test

2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V

Rider Magazine
December 15, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing This 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE Road Test was originally published in the January 2012 issue of Rider magazine] Apparel: Helmet: HJC Symax II / Jacket & Pants: Olympia Moto Sports Airglide / Boots: Cortech Solution Like the chicken or the egg, one wonders what Moto Guzzi... Read more »

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão – First Look

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão

Mark Tuttle
October 20, 2011

In much the same way BMW produced a more offroad worthy (and subsequently very popular) F 650 GS twin with its F 650 GS Dakar, now the German company has announced it will offer a “dirtier” version of its entry-level G 650 GS single called the G 650 GS Sertão. Named after a desert in northern... Read more »

More 2012 Ducatis

Multistrada 1200 S Touring

Press Release
October 6, 2011

  In addition to the new Streetfighter 848, Ducati will offer new versions of two of its popular bikes. The Ducati Multistrada enters 2012 as the company’s top-selling family, which includes the Multistrada 1200, 1200 S Sport Pikes Peak Special Edition and 1200 S Touring. In addition to the currently... Read more »

2011 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive Road Test

2011 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive front action

Greg Drevenstedt
October 6, 2011

Over the past few years we’ve tested quite a few machines with “automatic” transmissions: the SE5-equipped Can-Am Spyder, the electric-shift Yamaha FJR1300AE, the dual-clutch Honda VFR1200F DCT, the hydromechanical HFT-equipped Honda DN-01, as well as CVT-equipped scooters and the Aprilia Mana... Read more »

2011 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V Road Test

2011 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V right side action

Rider Magazine
September 20, 2011

[This 2011 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V Road Test was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider] photography by Kevin Wing Mama mia, look at it lean! The centerstand no longer scrapes but the sidestand will drag on the left side moments after the peg feeler. Still, you can go deep on the neutral-handling... Read more »

2011 Can-Am Spyder RS-S Road Test

Can-Am Spyder RS-S front action

Rider Magazine
September 14, 2011

[This 2011 Can-Am Spyder RS-S road test was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] by Greg Drevenstedt, photography by Kevin Wing Hustling the Can-Am Spyder RS-S down a curvy road is an experience like no other, a full-body workout that is the most fun you can have on three... Read more »

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