I’ll be honest: I’m a terrible mechanic. I’ve got a scar on my forearm from the last time I changed the brakes on my Mini. Any repair work I’ve ever done has been a financial decision, not a leisure one. But! Even someone like me, who has the dexterity of a drunken penguin, can do basic motorcycle maintenance.
I don’t know what I feared more: that it would be too hard and I would fuck up, or that I would be too easy and I’d never want to stop. Unfortunately, for my safety and well-being, it was the latter.
After an inattentive driver cuts off this motorcyclist while simultaneously dropping his wallet, the biker takes the high road, picking up the wallet and trying to give it back. Don’t worry, the situation turns vindictive in the end.
Van flips motorcyclist off. Motorcyclist flips van off. Van throws bottle at motorcyclist. Motorcyclist throws rock at van, films it all, and somehow lets it get uploaded to YouTube where it quickly climbs close to a million views.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation course, for those of you not in the know, can best be summed up as motorcycle driver’s ed. In some states, it will waive the skills portion of your license test. In others, it will reduce your insurance rates. In all, it’s a good way to learn the bare-bones mechanics of how to operate…
One of the great conveniences about riding a motorcycle is ease of parking. And at no time could that come in handier than if you’re flying out of town for Thanksgiving this week. Thankfully, there are more options than you may think.
Dirt bikes get dirty, hard as that may be to imagine. Cleaning them takes precious time you’d rather spend riding or shotgunning cans of Red Bull. Unless you have a washing machine big enough for a motorcycle!
The video quality may be super bad, but that doesn’t stop this super cop on a motorcycle from kicking ass.
Future world champion Kevin Schwantz had just one thought when he scraped his racing leathers against a wall on the first turn of the Macau Grand Prix in 1988. “Holy shit,” Schwantz told me this week. “Don’t do that again.”
Rumor has it Hollywood superstars Matt Damon and Liam Neeson are about to start shooting a movie based around the infamous annual Isle Of Man motorcycle race. And not another documentary– a full-on action flick. (Update: The movie is real, but it sounds like these actors aren’t onboard after all.)
There’s not much info aside from “we promise it’s coming,” but Vespa has finally revealed it’s making an electric version of its iconic scooter.
No better way to escape the relentless strobe of shouting that the modern world has become than a motorcycle. Of course all bikes are fuel efficient, but this one looks comfortable. And multi-terrain capable. And it looks dope as hell. The BMW G310 GS is the quintessential motorcycle.
The burgeoning “compact adventure” class might just be the purest embodiment of the core concepts that draw us to bikes: freedom and independence. And it’s accessible. Here’s why this is about to be a big deal.
Remember the Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré? No? Well the idea behind it was pretty cool– go far, go anywhere, go fast and look dope doing it. The new Yamaha T7 calls back to the same concepts, with a modern twist.
Here I am drafting a steaming hot take on how the compact adventure bike market is about to explode, and Honda debuts the CRF250L Rally. This is what true freedom looks like.
Crashed off the side of the infamous Tail of the Dragon with no reception, Kevin Diepenbrock thought he was going to die. In the 30 hours before his miraculous rescue, he recorded what he thought were to be his last words to his family.
The Isle of Man TT is one of the most mind-warping events in the world, possibly its most dangerous race. You can’t take your eyes off the riders who just keep showing up and competing, knowing they’re staring death in the face. The great In Loving Memory is one of the few films to get that sensation.
Roger Corman’s 1966 classic Wild Angels defined the formula for a new genre called the “Biker Flick”, and it opened the floodgates for a deluge of good, bad and downright cringeworthy films that capitalized on the public’s fear of outlaw motorcyclists.
The first day of practice at this year’s MalaysianGP did not go great for British rider Sam Lowes, who wiped out in turn 14, got back on the track and immediately got wrecked up by another rider. The guy was just not meant to get around that corner.