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.”
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.