Category: Motorcycles

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

Editor Score: 76.5% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 7.5/10 Brakes 6.0/10 Instruments/Controls 2.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.5/10 Appearance/Quality 7.5/10 Desirability 6.0/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 76.5/100 The last time I rode a Kawasaki KLR650 was fifteen years ago, in San Francisco as a photo op for a story about the Motorcycle Emergency  Response Corps. MERC was a

How Do You Check A Motorcycle’s Oil Level?

Modern motorcycles are incredibly reliable, but they still require you to check a few things in order to keep them running at full potential. The engine oil is one of those items you should never neglect. After all, you don’t want to run your high-revving, manufactured-to-aerospace-tolerances, and extremely-expensive-to-replace engine without the proper lubricant, do you?

Head Shake – Bike Bytes

The year was 1982, and I needed a new helmet. After years of use my Bell Star smelled like a barn and had acquired a patina that evoked images of the Anzio landing. It was all scarred up and it stunk. I think a mouse had been nibbling on the liner as well. It was

2016 Piaggio MP3 500ie Review

Editor Score: 85.5% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 14.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.0/10 Brakes 7.0/10 Instruments/Controls 4.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10 Appearance/Quality 9.0/10 Desirability 9.0/10 Value 9.0/10 Overall Score 85.5/100 Maybe somebody beat you with a kickstand when you were a child, and you carry an irrational fear of them? Let it go, with the MP3 you can relax, you don’t

Who Will Be Fastest At The MotoGP Test In Australia?

The MotoGP teams are converging on Phillip Island, Australia for the second of three pre-season tests, taking place February 17th to the 19th. At the first pre-season test in Sepang, Jorge Lorenzo set the best overall time, with Danilo Petrucci and Hector Barbera rounding out the top three. Following third-place Barbera was Valentino Rossi, Marc