The looming death-spiral of the motorcycle world and its dire need to lure in millennials has been a hot topic discussion as of late, and the issues are abundantly clear in the industry’s most well-known brand. According to Bloomberg, Harley-Davidson is witnessing a sharp decline in sales of just about everything…
There’s nothing inherently difficult about riding the Confederate P51 Combat Fighter. But the $135,000 price tag that is never too far from your mind as you rev the colossal 2,163 cc V-twin engine. It’s hard to concentrate on much else when you’re repeating a mantra of “Do not drop this bike!” into your helmet.
Beads of sweat snaked down my back. It was only 80 or so degrees outside, but clad in thick jeans, boots, a long-sleeved henley, a black motorcycle jacket, riding gloves and a black motorcycle helmet, I strained to balance an unwieldy motorcycle on a blacktop while the sun beat mercilessly down upon me. And everyone…
I never knew I wanted an electric kick scooter until BMW unveiled its new X2City. With a range of up to 21 miles at speeds of up to 15 mph and a folding steering column, you can zip around town and then stow it in the trunk of your car without breaking a sweat.
Brazil in the 1970s to early 1990s was a fascinating crucible for the creation of weird vehicles. Their protectionist trade policies forced local solutions to everything, and the results were often fascinating. I’ve covered, at length, the strange Volkswagen variations that bloomed there, and now I’d like to cover one…
Huh. Looks like your bike rides better without you, man.
It was heartbreak in Assen, Netherlands for Dutch rider Bo Bendsneyder as his 10th place finish was given a DNF. A last lap kurfuffle with another rider on the final chicane resulted in Bensneyder being ejected from his bike as he slid across the finish line. Apparently this is against the rules. Lame.
This motorcyclist was caught knocking off mirrors, supposedly speeding at over 100 mph, and has pending charges of driving recklessly on a California highway. Unfortunately for him, his hooligan antics were caught by a CHP helicopter leading police units on the ground straight to his home.
A few months ago, I rode on the back of a MotoAmerica racing motorcycle at Circuit of the Americas and it terrified the life out of me. Most of you were pretty terrified by it, too. But I have some news that will make me sound much less hardcore: A brave 91-year-old woman did the same thing recently.
If you had a choice you probably wouldn’t choose to ride in extremely hot weather. But you don’t always have the option, like when you’re out on a road trip and need to be home sooner than later. Assuming shedding layers of protective gear isn’t an option—and for purposes of this discussion, it isn’t—how do you keep…
The FIM Superbike World Championship race was in its final corners Saturday when leader Chaz Davies wrecked and fell off of his bike. The rider racing for second was right behind Davies, and didn’t have time to avoid running over him as he crashed. A local hospital diagnosed Davies with multiple injuries.
James Hillier looked like he was headed for a fifth-gear wipeout at the deadly dangerous Isle of Man TT when his bike got sideways on a jump early in the race. Incredibly, Hillier was able to hold on and steady the wildly bucking motorcycle (extra points for the leg wave) and continue on its way.
Dutch rider Jochem van den Hoek, 28, died Wednesday morning following a crash on the first lap of the Superstock race at Isle of Man TT, race organizers confirmed in a statement. An average of more than two competitors die each year in the race, and Van den Hoek is the second in 2017.
Longtime Road Atlanta volunteer Hazel Harrell died from injuries sustained after being struck by a motorcycle on Saturday, reports Roadracing World. Harrell was volunteering there as a corner worker at Road Atlanta’s Turn 7 during the WERA Cycle Jam racing event. She was 60.
This rider made it out of this crash ok, but it could have gone a lot worse. You don’t want to be taking a hit to the dome at 140+ mph.
A man allegedly photographed riding a motorcycle with a toddler in his lap not wearing a helmet has been arrested for an unrelated traffic violation in Cleveland, Texas, according to KHOU.
“Sure is a fine looking motorcycle,” I thought to myself, striding through my garage, eyes fixed on the 2017 Honda Rebel I’d just parked. And that’s what I kept on thinking as I walked straight into a concrete pillar and browned out for the rest of the day. But up until then, I was really appreciating the subtle…
Out of all the wearable components on a motorcycle, I would wager a bet that the most overlooked system is the bike’s suspension.