How Crowned Roads Affect Motorcycle Handling No ratings yet.

Crowned roads affect how your motorcycle handles and how your tires wear. Illustration by Kimberley Chapman. Roads are engineered to disperse rainwater and minimize pooling on the road surface. The way those clever civil engineers achieve that is by designing roads with a crowned profile. The surface is higher in the middle (where the double-yellow…

Ion Heart: Colt Wrangler’s electrifying Zero XU tracker No ratings yet.

It’s not easy to build a good-looking custom bike. The classifieds are littered with abandoned projects—and even the top pro builders sometimes struggle to get it right. If the donor bike is electric, you can multiply the difficulty level by ten. Without a traditional engine to anchor the visuals, it’s fiendishly hard to create an…

Bike of the Week: Alpinestars’ Ducati 750 Anniversary Build No ratings yet.

Bike of the Week: Alpinestars’ Ducati 750 Anniversary Build The high-end gear purveyor tasks famed builder Michael Woolaway to churn out a machine commemorating its 55th anniversary Over the last 55 years, Alpinestars has grown into one of the world’s leading motorcycle gear purveyors, combining technology and functionality into stylish modern packages. So, to celebrate…

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 29 April, 2018 No ratings yet.

A two-wheel drive KTM, a super-caffeinated Harley Sportster, a Radical Ducati tribute from Taiwan, and an African dirtbike with an incredible 250 kilo payload capacity. Harley-Davidson Sportster by Mainhatten Choppers If someone told you they built a cafe racer out of a Harley Sportster, would you picture this? Frankfurt-based Mainhatten Choppers were obviously looking to…

Dovizioso Rejects Ducati’s Initial Contract Offer No ratings yet.

MotoGP championship leader Andrea Dovizioso has rejected Ducati’s first contract extension offer, Motorsport.com has learned Reporting by Oriol Puigdemont, MotoGP Editor Dovizioso, who has been with Ducati since 2013 and finished runner-up to Honda’s Marc Marquez last year, has a contact that runs to the end of 2018 – and has been in negotiations with…

Skate or Die: A Triumph Thruxton With A Street Art Vibe No ratings yet.

As someone who spent his teen years with a skateboard under his feet, I see parallels between the skate and custom bike worlds. As with surfing and art, there’s a common thread lurking just below the surface. But the influence is usually very subtle. It’s more evident in the riders, their personal philosophies and the…

Become a Moto Angel for International Female Ride Day No ratings yet.

This year’s International Female Ride Day offers riders a chance to make some friends and win some killer Motochic gear By Sabrina Giacomini Ladies, what are you up to on the first weekend of May? Grab your helmets, we’re going for a ride. This year celebrates the twelfth edition of International Female Ride Day, and you…

Meet Grip-Lock: The Pocket-Sized Motorcycle Anti-Theft Device No ratings yet.

Meet Grip-Lock: The Pocket-Sized Motorcycle Anti-Theft Device Grip-Lock is a light, simple, easy to carry, and effective anti-theft device The motorcycling world is constantly looking for new ways to protect our two-wheeled treasures from pesky thieves. Some ideas are better than others, but a new offering from a New Zealand-based outfit has introduced an anti-theft…

2018 BMW K 1600 GTL vs. Honda Gold Wing Tour | Comparo Review No ratings yet.

Honda’s all-new Gold Wing Tour and the BMW K 1600 GTL are the fastest and arguably most refined luxury-touring bikes on the road. Both have 6-cylinder engines, aluminum frames, dual-wishbone front ends and single-sided swingarms, but their performance and personalities couldn’t be more different. Photos by Kevin Wing. My, how the luxury touring landscape has changed. Since our last…