Your next KTM or Vespa could soon get a lot more expensive. And it’s all because Europeans don’t want to buy American beef from cattle raised on growth hormones. Makes sense, right? Welcome to the world of international trade disputes.
Our man Andrew Fails makes a compelling argument about why the Suzuki SV650 is the best all-around bike to be had. Only one problem: He’s wrong, at least according to me. I say it’s actually Kawasaki’s venerable workhorse, the KLR650. I know, because I rode one for a dozen years until being seduced by the siren song…
I generally like to err on the side of safety while riding, but it feels like there’d probably be something extra comforting about having a computer in your jacket running 1,000 calculations a second about whether you are in the process of being launched off your bike.
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.
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.”
My guide on how to take a 3,000-mile tour of southern Europe on a rented BMW motorcycle, plus an off-road driving course with Ducati in Tuscany.
A 47-year-old guy just won the Daytona 200. Grizzled journeymen Michael “Barney” Barnes adds his name to a list of previous winners that include legends like Kenny Roberts, Giacomo Agostini and Wayne Rainey. Barnes was previously best known for nearly seeing a championship being erased by another rider reaching over…
If Ducati is the two-wheeled equivalent of Ferrari, then Norton is trying to be the analog to Aston Martin. At least that’s what Norton’s Head of Design, Simon Skinner, is saying with the release of the first sketches of the company’s all-new, 1,200cc V4 superbike.
At first I thought the guard at the gates of the Ducati factory was joking when he said I couldn’t bring my BMW motorcycle inside the gates. He wasn’t. But once that unpleasantness was figured out, I had a great tour of the plant and museum, and a very candid interview with CEO Claudio Domenicali. Story follows.
A look at states moving ahead on generating transportation funds around the country: