Ontario Debates Helmet Law Exemption for Sikhs No ratings yet.

Heated debates erupt over the announcement of legal leniency for motorcyclists who choose to wear religious head gear in place of their safety gear Warning: Canadian Opinions Ahead The promise was a political move to get support for his bid to become Premier of Ontario – Canada’s most populated province. This spring, then candidate Doug…

US-Built Harley Electric Bike Shown in Production Skin No ratings yet.

US built Harley Electric Bike Shown in Production Skin Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is being shown at the 115th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee for the first time What you’re looking at is a design validation vehicle, or DV in industry speak, which means it’s as close to a production model as there is of LiveWire. This one,…

Opinion: On Autonomous Cars, Motorcyclists, and Culpability No ratings yet.

Opinion: On Autonomous Cars, Motorcyclists, and Culpability Is there a place for motorcycles in a world full of autonomous vehicles? What could possibly go wrong when robots are in charge? Self-driving cars should be great news to those of us who share the road with kamikaze cars. No more distracted, tired, drunk, or just bad drivers…

Monkey Business: Kingston revamps the iconic mini bike No ratings yet.

The Glemseck 101 festival being held this weekend is a high-octane celebration of speed and power. At this very moment, thousands of petrolheads are descending on the picturesque market town of Leonberg, near Stuttgart in Germany—seeking out the loudest and fastest customs and racers from all over Europe. But this year, one of the most…

Retrospective: 1976-1981 Yamaha XT500 Enduro No ratings yet.

1977 Yamaha XT500 Enduro. Owner: Mike Harper, Atascadero, California. With this model the Yamaha boys at Hamamatsu took a good long look at the trail-riding concept, which had become a profitable piece of the motorcycling pie. This new type of motorcycle, often called an enduro, was adequate on the pavement, OK on a dirt road—a…

The Big Guide to Motorcycle Categories No ratings yet.

The Big Guide to Motorcycle Categories Know the difference between a bagger and a touring bike? Just what is an ADV anyway? We answer these questions and more in this guide to bike types UPDATE: The original Complete Guide to Motorcycle Categories was written way, way back in September of 2013 by Wes Siler. Well, things…

Kick Out the Jams: The KTM that inspired a music track No ratings yet.

Custom motorcycles are a form of visual and mechanical art. But this remixed KTM 250 Duke tells a musical story too. It’s the work of Thrive Motorcycle, one of the shining stars of the booming Indonesian custom scene. And it inspired its owner, electronic music producer Kimo Rizky, to create a unique track. Kimo originally…

BAD DAD. FNG Works’ Insane ‘Papa Jahat’ Honda C70 No ratings yet.

Written by Marlon Slack Most engine swaps on motorcycles are sensible. People will stick a SR400 engine into a British plunger frame. They’ll lower a shovelhead engine into a hardtail. It usually makes sense. But rarely will a builder do something as bonkers as Malaysia’s FNG Works. They’ve crammed a 600cc Honda thumper engine into…

Joe Rocket Alter Ego 4.1 Jacket | Review No ratings yet.

The outer shell of the Joe Rocket Alter Ego 4.1 jacket. Since weather can be unpredictable, it helps to have riding gear that adapts to different conditions. Now in its fourth generation, Joe Rocket’s Alter Ego 4.1 Jacket does just that. Its windproof, water-resistant outer shell is made of abrasion-resistant Rock Tex 660 fabric with…