EarthRider 04: More Setup Tips for Adventure Riding No ratings yet.

Proper setup of controls, footpegs, handlebars, components and anywhere the rider’s body contacts the motorcycle is important for safe, enjoyable adventure riding. (Photo by Greg Drevenstedt) Editor’s Note: The EarthRider blog series focuses on adventure/off-road riding skills. If you haven’t read it already, check out our previous installment, EarthRider03: Control Lever Setup for Adventure Riding….

Gold standard: A Monster 1200 R with 24K Gold Accents No ratings yet.

The Ducati Monster 1200 R is a brutal machine—and I mean that in the best way possible. With 152 hp and 125 Nm at the ready, backed up by Öhlins suspension and Brembo brakes, it’s a damn near perfect hooligan machine. Visually, it’s also surprisingly true to Miguel Galluzzi‘s original M900, even though the line…

2018 Royal Enfield Classic 500 | First Look Review No ratings yet.

2018 Royal Enfield Classic 500 shown in Chrome/Green (passenger seat not shown). Royal Enfield’s aptly-named Classic 500 is getting a few upgrades for 2018, including standard ABS, rear disc brake and pillion seat. The Classic will continue to be powered by a fuel-injected 499cc air-cooled single, fitted with both an electric and kick start (for…

Ford Patents Tech For Cars to Detect Lane-Splitters No ratings yet.

The iconic American OEM patents new three-camera system that senses motorcycles approaching the car from behind Over the next decade self-driving car tech will become increasingly ubiquitous on public roads. With auto manufacturers, shipping businesses, and tech companies investing in the self-guided technology at an ever accelerating rate, the era of semi-autonomous driving is here….

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S | Road Test Review No ratings yet.

Roads come in all shapes, sizes and conditions, and the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is designed to handle them all. It combines serious horsepower with a capable chassis, state-of-the-art electronics and useful touring features. Photos by Kevin Wing. With aggressive, chiseled design by Kiska and modular architecture, KTM’s range of liter-class motorcycles share common…

Indian Wrecking Crew Can’t Stop Winning Races No ratings yet.

Jeffrey Carver Jr. secures first privateer win aboard Scout FTR750. Reigning champion and points leader Jared Mees, privateer Kenny Coolbeth Jr. complete podium sweep Listen and understand. The Wrecking Crew is out there. They can’t be bargained with, they can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. They absolutely will not…

Ghost Dog: A BMW R nineT with Samurai style No ratings yet.

After three years and several cracking custom builds, the Rotterdam-based duo behind Smokin’ Motorcycles are parting ways. That sounds like bad news, but it’s not. Rob van der Heijden and Maarten Timmer aren’t downing tools for good, they’re just not working under the same banner any more. A great partnership deserves an epic send-off. So…

Getting Personal: The KTM Max Hazan Built For Himself No ratings yet.

There’s a definite style to a Hazan Motorworks bike: a hint of steampunk, lots of beautifully twisted and burnished metal, and impossibly elegant proportions. It’s an expensive endeavor, and Max operates in the same rarified atmosphere as Ian Barry of Falcon and the Japanese moto-artist Chicara Nagata. Luckily, there are collectors and museums that have…