2019 KTM 790 Duke | First Ride Review No ratings yet.

KTM’s new 790 Duke neatly fills the gap between the 690 Duke and 1290 Super Duke R, aka The Beast. Most riders will probably find that this 105-horsepower surgical scalpel is all the bike they need. Photography by Simon Cudby. When one thinks of KTM’s Duke naked sportbikes, the 1290 Super Duke R, a.k.a. “The…

Maxx Headroom: Gunn Design’s BMW flat tracker No ratings yet.

The world of custom motorcycles is full of beautiful machines, but many of them see little mileage. While that doesn’t stop us from admiring them, we’re suckers for bikes that are designed to be ridden in anger. Right now, we’re hooked on this BMW R nineT flat track weapon, built by Dan Riley. Based in…

Favorite Ride: Bay Area Peaks Trifecta No ratings yet.

A pristine view of San Francisco Bay from the top parking lot of Mount Tamalpais. Photos by the author and J.P Pina. My Grandpa rode an Indian and I decided to follow suit by purchasing a 2016 Roadmaster. I bought it one rainy January day–a prime time to shop for deals. Now, when I ride alone,…

THE X PISTOL. Gasoline Culture’s ‘XT Punk’ BMW Sprintracer No ratings yet.

Written by Andrew Jones Interested in building yourself a sprint racer? If your brain works anything like Germany‘s Jo Hecht, then here’s a handy set of instructions for you to follow. Take one 1978 BMW R100R RS. Add an aircraft’s propeller spinner, a Yamaha XT500 tank, a Porsche RS spoiler, a Harley fender, a bunch of…

Object of Desire: The new Magni MV Agusta 750S Tributo No ratings yet.

Any list of the world’s most desirable motorcycles is likely to include the MV Agusta 750S. If you fall under the spell of the iconic inline four, you’ll need at least $60,000 to put a good example in your garage. But now Magni, the storied Italian bike builder, offers an alternative: the MV Agusta 750S…

Retrospective: 1967-1972 Egli-Vincent 1000 No ratings yet.

1948 Vincent Rapide with 1970 Egli Frame. Back in 1965 a Swiss engineer named Fritz Egli bought a Vincent Rapide in order to go racing. Hill climbs were popular in Europe, but were nothing like the American version, which involved scrabbling up steep dirt slopes. The European race would take place on very twisty paved…

Riding For Good at the Quail 2018 No ratings yet.

The Cpl. Michael D. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Ride had a great turnout and some famous racers in the lead. The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is among the country’s best motorcycle concours events, yet it’s not just about hobnobbing on a field of pristine vintage and exotic bikes. Two organized rides before and one after raise money…

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 28 October, 2018 No ratings yet.

A Bimota DB1 restomod with a 70s vibe, a BMW R80 built for the dunes of Dubai, and a limited edition Ural sidecar with a built-in drone. How’s that for eclectic? BMW R80 dune basher by Dust Motorcycles Many customs live pampered lives: brought out at the weekend, and garaged when it rains. But this…