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2011 Honda CBR250R vs. Kawasaki Ninja 250R Road Test Comparison

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250 and Honda CBR250R action

Arden Kysely
June 13, 2011

photography by Rich Cox [This 2011 Honda CBR250R vs. Kawasaki Ninja 250R Road Test Comparison was originally published in the May 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The Ninja (left) reigns in the canyons, the CBR rules in town, but their capabilities overlap so much that we're still flipping a coin. Reading... Read more »

2011 Honda CBR250R Road Test

2011 Honda CBR250R left side action

Arden Kysely
June 13, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 Honda CBR250R Road Test was originally published in the May 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Forget everything you thought you knew about 250 singles. Honda’s 2011 CBR250R has shredded the rulebook, packing brainloads of fresh thinking into a small motorcycle with... Read more »

2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon Road Test

2011 Diavel Carbon tank

Greg Drevenstedt
June 9, 2011

  According to Ducati, the new Diavel Carbon is “built by people who have earned the right to change the rules.” Common are inflated claims about the groundbreaking nature of new motorcycles, regardless of their actual originality. To Ducati’s credit, it hasn’t burdened... Read more »

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Road Test

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero front action

Bill Stermer
June 8, 2011

[This 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero Road Test was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider] With today’s economic realities, we all want more for our money. We want “Buy One, Get One Free,” we want “But wait—there’s more,” and with a new motorcycle many of us want a bike... Read more »

2011 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Road Test Tour

2011 Harley Heritage Softail

Clement Salvadori
June 7, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This 2011 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Road Test was originally published as a Tour Test in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Softie is doing well, its 96 cubic inches knocking out more than enough power to take me over 4,050-foot Laguna... Read more »

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC Road Test

Triumph Tiger 800XC right side action offroad

Greg Drevenstedt
June 7, 2011

photography by Paul Barshon and Alessio Barbanti With Metzeler Karoo knobbies fitted, the Tiger 800XC felt very maneuverable and capable off-road. The larger 21-inch wheel and extra suspension travel handle rough, technical obstacles with ease. This Tiger is outfitted with lots of extras. Triumph’s... Read more »

2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré Road Test

2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré left side action

Rider Magazine
June 6, 2011

photography by Riles & Nelson [This 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré Road Test was originally published as a Ridden & Rated in the February 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Big adventure bikes make great sport tourers thanks to powerful engines, pavement-eating suspension, comfortable ergonomics and... Read more »

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Road Test

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 left side action

Rider Magazine
June 3, 2011

photography by Adam Campbell [This 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Road Test was originally published in the February 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The Ninja 1000 feels right at home in tight, twisty conditions with modest weight and zippy power. Perhaps because of our Puritanical roots, naked bikes aren’t... Read more »

2011 Star Stryker 1300 Road Test

2011 Star Stryker left side action

Rider Magazine
June 2, 2011

photography by Riles & Nelson [This 2011 Star Stryker 1300 Road Test was originally published in the January 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The Texas Hill Country around Austin is the perfect venue for a leisurely winding cruise aboard Star's latest 1300 custom. Cruisers, baggers and cruiser tourers... Read more »

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 »

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