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2010 Honda Shadow RS Road Test

2010-Honda-Shadow-RS

Rider Magazine
March 27, 2011

photography by Brian J. Nelson [This 2010 Honda Shadow RS Road Test was originally published in the September 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The 2010-Honda-Shadow-RS in action. Remember when a 750 was one of the big boys, a hefty handful that you had to work up to? These days 1,600cc is the new 750.... Read more »

2011 Yamaha FZ8 Road Test

2011 Yamaha FZ8 action left side

Greg Drevenstedt
January 24, 2011

Here we go again. Yet another motorcycle clearly designed for the European market (it’s been sold there for a year) offered to Americans as if it was our longed-for last meal. But the 2011 Yamaha FZ8, which is essentially an FZ1 with less displacement and the fairing knocked off, is more like reheated... Read more »

First Look: 2011-2012 Aprilias

2011 aprilia rsv4 factory APRC Special Edition

Rider Contributor
November 30, 2010

2011 aprilia rsv4 factory APRC Special Edition In addition to an updated Shiver 750, Italian maker Aprilia, part of the Piaggio Group along with Moto Guzzi, has three new liter-class models for 2011, starting with a RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition of its championship- and comparison-winning racebike-with-lights.... Read more »

2011 Aprilia 750 Shiver [News Intro]

Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS

Rider Contributor
October 5, 2010

Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS A few years after joining the Piaggio Group, Aprilia began building its own motors, including the 750cc 90-degree V-twin in the Shiver, which debuted in 2008. During our road test (Rider, December 2008), the 486 pounds-wet machine put 76 horsepower to the rear wheel on Jett Tuning’s... Read more »

2011 Yamaha Motorcycles

2011 Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Ténéré

Rider Contributor
September 1, 2010

2011 Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Ténéré Yamaha has been inundated with requests to bring the XTZ1200 Super Ténéré adventure-tourer to the U.S. Named after a challenging Sahara Desert stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally, it will arrive next spring as a 2012 model. Powered by a 1199cc parallel twin with a 270-degree... Read more »

2010 BMW R 1200 GS Road Test

2010 BMW R 1200 GS off road

Arden Kysely
August 6, 2010

photography by Kevin Wing and Jonathan Beck [This 2010 BMW R 1200 GS Road Test was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 BMW R 1200 GS off road. Standing beside the mud-splattered, 2010 BMW R 1200 GS in my garage, I was losing my patience. A friend who races dirt bikes—those... Read more »

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Road Test

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Rider Magazine
August 6, 2010

story and photography by Mark Tuttle [This 2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Road Test was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Remember the scene in Blazing Saddles when the hulking, dim-witted thug Mongo (football star Alex Karras) rides into... Read more »

2011 Triumph Sprint GT Road Test

2011 Triumph Sprint GT

Rider Magazine
August 6, 2010

photography by Graeme Brown and Tim Keeton [This 2011 Triumph Sprint GT Road Test was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The Highlands of Scotland, land of woolen plaid kilts, smoky single-malt whisky and William Wallace—the painted-face warrior played by Mel Gibson in... Read more »

Five 2010 Kawasaki Motorcycles Under $8,000: KLR650, Versys, ER-6n, Ninja 650R, KLX250S

2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

Rider Magazine
August 6, 2010

photography by Kinney Jones [This Five 2010 Kawasakis Under $8,000 feature was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Kawasaki’s flagship bikes such as the Concours 14, ZX-10R and Voyager top many a wish list, but when it comes to parting... Read more »

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Road Test

2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

Donya Carlson
August 6, 2010

Riding the 892-pound Kawasaki Voyager around town is a little like taking a Carnival Cruise ship across a pond. Once on the open road, though, the big touring cruiser transforms into a comfy companion, with 10 gallons’ worth of lockable packing space in each saddlebag and a top trunk that will hold... Read more »

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