​If You Love Being Stuck In Traffic Don't Sign This Petition

Motorcycles are allowed to split lanes all over the world. It keeps traffic flowing in Bangkok, it helps deliver lunches in India, and when Australia tried to make it illegal, the uproar was so fierce politicians caved to public demand. But of the 50 states in this glorious place called America, only one allows… » 12/18/14 2:57pm Thursday 2:57pm

Some Additional Thoughts On The Ducati Scrambler

The reaction to reviews of the new Ducati Scrambler has been…mixed. I think that's partially because us journalists have failed to do it justice and partially because the bike is very misunderstood. So I figured I should take a few minutes and explain it for you.
» 12/15/14 4:40pm 12/15/14 4:40pm

How Would You Spec Your Scrambler?

The Ducati Scrambler comes in four flavors, but as I found out this week, there are no mechanical differences between them. It's the same engine, the same suspension, and the same frame holding it all together. And that means you can pull any bit from any bike to create your own. It's like a two-wheeled LEGO kit, so… » 12/12/14 8:24pm 12/12/14 8:24pm

Why Ducati's Slowest Bike Is Also Its Best

Ducati's latest superbike, the 1299, makes 205bhp. This new Scrambler makes 75. But, it's also the better bike for most people, most of the time. We spent yesterday riding it through the mountains so we can tell you why.
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First Ride: The Ducati Scrambler Is An Amazingly Fun Bike For All Riders

At some point the motorcycle industry forgot that bikes are supposed to be fun. They don't have to be overpowered enablers of natural selection or obscenely styled, over-priced midlife crisis machines or vapidly retro fashion trinkets. They just need to be fun. And the new Ducati Scrambler is exactly that. » 12/11/14 1:28pm 12/11/14 1:28pm

Akrapovič Full Moon Is Basically One Big Exhaust With A 30-Inch Wheel

Making a splash as an exhaust company isn't exactly easy. You're basically hawking metal tubes of various shapes and sizes. So to cut through the clutter of a bike show, you've got to go big, and for Akrapovič, that meant making this monster streamliner with a 30-inch wheel and a slightly unfortunate name. » 12/08/14 4:42pm 12/08/14 4:42pm

​I Loved Supermoto School So Much I Broke Myself

"Everybody crashes" is kind of an unofficial motto at SoCal Supermoto. It's certainly not encouraged, it's more of an inevitability. The school is hosted on a kart track, so it's all about high limits and low speeds. Crashes happen but damage is minimal. So I'm not entirely sure why I'm at an emergency room six hours… » 12/08/14 12:35pm 12/08/14 12:35pm

​The KTM Duke 390 Is Going To Be A Customizer's Dream

We've been waiting far too long for KTM to finally bless the U.S. with the Duke 390. It's small, it's light, it's got the right amount of power, and should be perfectly priced. It also has the potential to be a great new base for customizers, and this KTM 200 Duke-T is further proof. » 12/05/14 3:24pm 12/05/14 3:24pm

​Electric Harley-Davidson Would Cost $50k If It Sold Today

Harley-Davidson has been parading it's LiveWire electric motorcycle around the country, giving riders a taste of what's coming next from H-D. But right now, it would cost $50,000 – twice what people would pay – and only delivering around 50 miles of range – half of what consumers want. » 12/05/14 2:37pm 12/05/14 2:37pm

​These Are The Most Powerful Motorcycles You Can Buy In 2015

How much bang for your buck can you get on a new bike in 2015? We finally squeezed the EPA hard enough to get the official power figures for the bikes going on sale in 2015, and the list contains a few surprises, a few new faces, and a lot of familiar names. Let's take a look. » 12/05/14 11:55am 12/05/14 11:55am

This Custom Chinese 'Captain America' Replica Didn't Cost $1.35M

Bike builders take themselves far too seriously, so it's nice to see a shop with a sense of humor. In this case, it's Australia's Ellaspede, which did its best to recreate the Captain America bike from Easy Rider with a Chinese-made thumper. That taste in the back of your throat is irony. » 12/04/14 4:19pm 12/04/14 4:19pm