Kalashnikov, the Russian conglomerate best known for the AK-47 assault rifle, is getting into the electric motorcycle game. The details are sparse, but it’s my sad duty to report that it doesn’t look like the bikes will come with banana-magazine range extender batteries.
I don’t know what being sent to review a bicycle for Jalopnik says about my driving abilities, but I got the last laugh for having the most fun with a vehicle review. Tearing through neighborhoods, hills and city streets on an electric pedal-assist bicycle is living out your best unfulfilled grade-school speed demon…
Motocrosser, stunt rider, rally nut, Nitro Circus head honcho and all-around eXtReMe guy Travis Pastrana just landed a truly insane stunt: a 75-foot backflip jump between two un-moored barges in the River Thames. Any slight gust of wind could have moved the barges and ruined the landing, making this a tad insane to…
Six thieves arrived on three mopeds at a jewelry store in London on Monday night and robbed the place before leaving on a single moped, having abandoned one at the scene and crashed another, according to the Guardian. Six people on a single moped! The escape, somehow, was successful.
The rotary-powered Hercules W-2000 motorcycle is real. I know this, because I saw one with my own eyes at Merks Motor Museum in Nuernberg, Germany, and I’m now fundamentally changed because of it. You will be, too, after reading about this amazing machine.
Yamaha MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has been cleared to race again a mere 21 days after breaking his right leg in a motocross accident, the series announced today. If all goes well in practice, he’ll be back racing at Aragon this weekend.
After starting third in an FIM Supersport 300 World Championship race Sunday, Kawasaki rider Ana Carrasco made a wild pass for the lead in the last stretch of the race. In doing so, she became the first woman to win a world championship motorcycle race by less than a tenth of a second over second and third place.
People of Toronto can rest easy tonight knowing this wheelie-popping bicycle badass has finally been identified and politely ordered to appear in court for his hijinks and tomfoolery. But seriously, turns out you can be charged with careless driving on a bicycle.
There’s something wonderful about watching an athlete with the determination to finish whatever event they’re competing in when things just flat-out suck—when it’s useless, it’s not worth the effort, and it’s not going to result in a good finish anyway, but damn if they’re not going to finish it anyway.
Motorcycles: for many, the last frontier of automotive freedom. These machines are still largely analogue and learning to ride—and ride well—is a precious skill honed only through time and patience. The community spirit is strong, friendly and supportive and a draw in and of itself. I sampled but a taste of this,…
So you’ve heard Harley-Davidson has completely redesigned its cruisers and you’re wondering what the big deal is since the new Softails look like “every other Harley.” Here’s what these bikes are all about, and what they’re like to ride.
Nine-time world champion and MotoGP Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was hospitalized Thursday due to an endurance motocross crash that fractured parts of his right leg, reports Motorsport.com. Sadly for those hoping this year would bring him championship number 10, he will take a while to recover.
I am not some sort of finger-wagging ninny, I’ll say that upfront. But I am a human being, and frankly, sir, when I see you riding your motorcycle without a helmet, it makes me nervous as all hell. Stop it. Right now.
While crashes in motorcycle racing can be spectacular, we love crazy saves the most. Watch Kawasaki rider Anthony West come off his Kawasaki in last weekend’s MotoAmerica race in Pittsburgh and then cling to side the bike while bringing the machine to a halt.
Last week we heard Harley-Davidson had completely revamped its core cruiser line with eight all-new Softail bikes for the 2018 model year. I’m riding almost every variant this week with some of the people who made them, so get your questions in now!
No need to swing a leg over the new Kymco Spade—just go ahead and walk up from behind and plop down on the 28-inch seat. Crank up the engine, twist the throttle wide open and let the engine fly through the gears. In your mind you’ll be burning up a race track. In reality, you’ll barely be in danger of breaking the…
Harley-Davidson has just announced five new Touring bikes and eight new Softail cruisers in a huge revamp of its lineup, along with the demise of the long-running Dyna machines. For those who have been asking how H-D hopes to stay relevant as its core customer base gets too old to ride, here’s its answer.
You know how every army movie has a montage where dudes crawl, claw and climb their way through what looks like the most miserable gym class ever? EnduroCross is pretty much that, on dirt bikes. Racing. The new season kicks off August 19 in Las Vegas. Watch it there, or online right here.
The Tennessee Knockout is billed as the toughest extreme enduro race in America. For good reason. Riders manhandle their bikes up impossibly steep hills, through creeks and over logs and mossy boulders. All at breathtaking speeds. I was exhausted just watching.