Retrospective: 1980-1984 Benelli 254 No ratings yet.

1982 Benelli 254. Owner: John Goldman, San Francisco, California. Here was a delicious little machine, a transversely mounted 231cc in-line four, putting out some impressive horsepower and weighing, fully fueled, a modest 269 pounds. With a top speed of more than 90 mph. However, in 1980 Benelli dealers also had 500 and 650 fours, along…

Editor’s Choice: An Alternative Top 10 for 2018 No ratings yet.

It’s that time of year when we throw the data out the window and pick our personal favorite customs of 2018. Our traditional Bike EXIF Top Ten is based on bikes that melted our servers—but these are the bikes that also melted our hearts. There are a few ground rules: we only include bikes that…

The PIPEBURN 2018 Bike Of The Year Award No ratings yet.

Written by Marlon Slack Christmas has been easy for you. You lot have been stuffing your faces and lying comatose on the couch. But meanwhile, we at Pipeburn HQ have been tearing our hair out. Coming up with a list of finalists from the bikes we’ve featured over the last twelve months is no easy…

Video: Yamaha Star Eluder Project Bike | Part 3 No ratings yet.

Our Yamaha Star Eluder project bike is a V-twin bagger that offers more comfort, functionality and style than a stock machine. (Photo by Joe Agustin) This is the final video in our three-part series about our Yamaha Star Eluder project bike, a collaboration between Rider magazine and Jeff Palhegyi, owner of Palhegyi Design. The goal of…

Yamaha Star Eluder Project Bike No ratings yet.

A bone-stock 2018 Yamaha Star Eluder GT in Raven served as the platform for our customization project. (This photo courtesy Yamaha; other photos by Joe Agustin) For 2018, Yamaha launched two all-new V-twin touring cruisers built on the same platform–the Star Venture luxury tourer and the Star Eluder bagger. Both have bold, muscular bodywork wrapped…

Blast from the past: A Suzuki Vallelunga roars again No ratings yet.

There’s something magical about big racing two-strokes. And somewhere near the top of that smokin’ hot tree is the Suzuki-SAIAD GT750 S Vallelunga. The story of the Italian-built Suzuki is a curious tale, and it’s rare to see one of these attractive racers pop up on the internet radar. But the Piedmontese workshop Soiatti Moto…

Favorite Ride: Melodic Montana No ratings yet.

Riding in Montana is big: big skies, big trees, big rivers and big fun. Photos by the author. It’s with a nod to the late, great music show host Lawrence Welk that I start this ride spanning a couple of Montana’s scenic blue highways. The bandleader’s famously accented musical lead-in is doubly relevant for this…

2018 Honda CB1000R | Road Test Review No ratings yet.

With fresh “Neo-Sports Café” styling, an updated engine and chassis, throttle-by-wire with multiple riding modes, new instrumentation and a lower curb weight, Honda’s CB1000R gets a new lease on life. Photos by Kevin Wing. Since its 2011 debut (read our Road Test Review here), the Honda CB1000R has languished. It arrived when American buyers weren’t…

Double Trouble: Hot Chop’s twin-engined Harley drag bike No ratings yet.

Squeezing two Harley engines into one chassis is a special form of lunacy, most commonly found in the drag racing scene in the USA. In the glory days of the mid-70s, Bonnie Truett linked a pair of Sportster motors and nitro-injected them. A decade later, Elmer Trett built an even faster twin-engined bike: the ‘Freight…

Alps the Easy Way on Beach’s Alpine Adventure West Tour No ratings yet.

In the Alps, a motorcycle is the best means by which to explore the rugged terrain, twisty roads, cafés and summer snow fields. And a tour company, such as Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures, makes it all possible. (Photo by Gretchen Beach.) A motorcycle trip in Europe’s Alps is likely on your bucket list, but such a…