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
Thankfully, day two of MotoGP testing at Phillip Island was a dry one. Following a good showing in second place in the wet yesterday, Maverick Viñales proved it wasn’t a fluke by lapping fastest in the dry today. His margin of superiority wasn’t much, though, as the top ten were all within one second of Viñales’
Preseason testing is an important time of year for MotoGP fans – and the teams, too. Unfortunately, rain limited the testing performed at Phillip Island. Testing will continue for two more days, so stay tuned… Begin Honda Press Release Bad weather affects first day of Phillip Island test Day one of the test at Phillip
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?
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
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
For 2016, Yamaha is making a return to World Superbike racing in an official capacity with the Pata Yamaha squad running the latest version of the YZF-R1. In this video, we get words about the bike and the season to come from team riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli, as well as Team Manager Paul
From a Victory press release: Victory Motorcycles announces the return of the Magnum X-1 – the loudest Victory Bagger ever built, designed for serious music and motorcycle fans. As the 2015 model quickly sold out upon its introduction last year, the new 2016 Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition hits the scene powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound
From an Outlaw Trails press release: April 21, 1897 Castle Gate, Utah – As the train from Salt Lake City coasted to a stop, the gold and silver coins that were the Pleasant Valley Coal Company’s payroll were quickly unloaded with the intention of being taken to the paymaster’s office. Suddenly, two armed cowboys appeared.
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