Capturing Vintage Motorcycle Culture Like Never Before
An exclusive early look at The Ride: Second Gear from Bike Exif.
An exclusive early look at The Ride: Second Gear from Bike Exif.
World Superbike is the only race on two wheels at Laguna Seca, and it is fast, treacherous and one hell of a visual spectacular.
Two bikes take to the California desert and mountains, but only one will prevail.
Advancements in technology mean battery weight is dropping while power is rising. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a modern motorcycle.
Eastern Oregon is a mecca for adventure motorcyclists looking to stake claims on unexploited routes. From tarmac to the wilds, even the roads that lead to those roads are worth the trip.
Adventure motorcycle riding is unlike any other riding, and you need the right gear to handle the varied elements.
The new V-Strom is lighter, the engine torquier and now it has a beak. We took a couple out through Oregon's backcountry to see if it's earned a new reputation.
No matter if asphalt gives way to gravel and dirt, an adventure bike never wavers. Here's the best from Ducati, BMW, Suzuki, Triumph and more.
The Ural is a contraption unlike any other. With an engine dating back to the '30s, seating for three, a trunk, two driven wheels and one steered wheel it exists in that gray area between ridiculous and incredible
Riding a café racer with a futuristic helmet is like wearing track shoes with a tweed jacket. They just don't go. Here's how to go properly retro.
Superbike school is for learning how to ride better, faster and more aggressively on the track. Bryan Campbell went to learn all that, and join the highly coveted, unofficial "Knee Draggers Club".
1000cc superbikes used to be known as "widow makers". Today, the S1000 RR is so ridable and accessible, racing schools are using it to teach newcomers how to attack the track.
In April, there was a rare overlapping of two-wheeled motorsports: both the MotoGP and the AMA Supercross came to Texas. We went to both to see the fastest men on two-wheels battle it out on the track and in the dirt.
The race for more horsepower in both motorcycles and cars wages on. Here are the most potent ones under $100K.
The Concours d'Elegance of motorcycle shows, the Quail puts the best of bikes on display.
For a limited time, Stuart Parr's motorcycles are on display in Midtown Manhattan. Here's a glimpse inside the gallery.
Launched in September 2014 with its first event in Beijing, Formula E is a global racing series that wants to offer a vision for the future of the motor industry. We went under the hood to see what it's about.
The best touring motorcycles for adventurers looking to get dirty, speed freaks dragging knees and riders looking to devour miles luxuriously.
Of all the motorcycles ever created, one stands above the rest: the Ducati MH900e.
Motorsports is a battle of man and machine pushing the limits. If you're not watching, you should be.
Kawasaki’s new Vulcan S is a godsend to riders, giving them comfort, stability, and one hell of a good ride.
Ever since Brando led the Black Rebels, the most iconic and stylish riders have continued to embrace this truth: the confidence a leather motorcycle jacket delivers in the saddle is directly proportional to the levels of swagger its wearer can exude on the town.
Matt Neundorf spends a week with the Ducati Hypermotard SP trying to remove his maniacal grin.
Top Gear tours the US, Toyota battles beavers, Chris Harris goes to Australia, Ford returns to Le Mans and more.
Ducati's new Scrambler is the antithesis to the brand's flagship beasts: fun rather than intense, individualized rather than perfected, accessible rather than the stuff of dreams.
"The Story of the Chopper" explores the surprising birth and history of the world's most recognizable motorcycle style.
Whether you’re piling on the interstate miles, tackling dusty switchbacks or just riding around in a parking lot, an off at any speed will have you palms out and road rashed. Thankfully, there is a world of options out there designed to deliver top protection and performance. To lend, ahem, a helping hand, here's a list of the five best motorcycle gloves, broken down for riders of various styles and disciplines.
A fork in the road. Rarely in life does the metaphorical appear in such literal form. Yet there it was, and there we were. Twelve dust-covered motorcyclists on a journey through British Columbia’s beautiful northern interior, faced squarely with two paths and three options: left, right or turn around. This is where the riding stopped and the adventure began.
Heading out on the road with no set destinations and a couple of days to burn is a rite of passage for motorcycle riders. For a long weekend ride through Northern Ontario, Canada, GP's Matt Neundorf turned to the Italians for the right gear: A Ducati for the ride; a two-piece suit, boots and gloves from Dainese and more.
Every motorcycle enthusiast dreams of taking off for an epic adventure. It's no surprise, then, that adventure motorcycles are the fastest-growing segment on two wheels. Ducati has clearly tapped into that ethos with the design of the Multistrada GT.
Full race-spec leathers are the surest bet to save your bacon when the possibility of a motorcycle crash becomes a reality; but practicality, timing and social demands don't always encourage full gear. These are the best motorcycle jeans designed to both resist high-speed abrasion and look good when you reach your destination.
The prom queen is never chosen solely for her personality, and character actors don’t win People's Sexiest Man Alive. These are truths we’ve come to simply accept, and they extend to machines, too. Saying an item has "character" or "personality" implies it has aesthetic, ergonomic, or other flaws. The Moto Guzzi V7 Special ($9,290) has character.
Diesel engines may just be the perfect fit for motorcycles. They offer bullet-proof reliability, stump pulling torque and the kind of range even Ted Simon can only dream of. Add to that the fact that refuelling doesn’t involve extended time out of the saddle and it makes you wonder why there aren’t more on the market. We found four examples that would look great
in our garage on the road.
While electric cars have stumbled in the recent past, motorcycles have readily embraced digital propulsion -- even Harley-Davidson has one in the works. With less mass to motivate, shorter runtime requirements and a complete lack of power-robbing creature features, motorcycles are a natural fit for battery-operated powerplants. Here are the seven best electric motorcycles of 2014.
The Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, a 3.25 mile serpent of asphalt nestled within the Tuscan Appenine Mountains just north of Florence, plays host every year to the Gran Premio d’Italia MotoGP race -- the home race for Ducati Corse. With only one world championship to its name (2007) and zero dry-weather victories during the 2013 season, the Ducati Team had the eyes of a nation following its every move this past weekend at the fastest track on the calendar.
After testing out Zero's do-anything DS last year we were sold on electric motorcycles. We wanted more, and we got it with a chance to cruise around on their torquey 54 horsepower sport bike, the 2014 Zero S.
The office dress code can be a challenge for a motorcycle enthusiast; riding the elevator in an unzipped kangaroo skin onesie doesn’t score too many points with the boss. Thankfully, there's some excellent motorcycle gear out there that provides the protection you need without sacrificing any of your executive flair.
With free reign on development (and deeper pockets) thanks to new ownership, Ducati’s built a lineup that's billed as faster, sexier and more nimble than anything they’ve produced before. After spending a day piloting five models (Multistrada Pikes Peak, Monster, Panigale, Streetfighter and Diavel) through the Catskill Mountains, it became clear that this may be their finest vintage yet, at least for the majority of their models.
From every angle, for over twenty years, the Ducati Monster's unmistakably Italian design has simultaneously oozed sex and personified power. This is raw, naked aggression, a motorcycle that defines its very genre and epitomizes an iconic brand.
Each corner at the Circuit of The Americas is an homage to the most iconic turns from the world of Grand Prix. The track's red, white and blue runoff areas make a declaration that's even more clear when seen from above, perched atop the infield's 250-foot observation tower: the international motorcycling scene has found a vibrant home in America.
In racing, timing is judge, jury and executioner. Tissot, Official Timekeepers for all MotoGP races since 2001, are burdened with the proof of milliseconds. In this world of speed, their instrumentation deciphers the metrics of order within the chaos of twenty-three riders piloting 230 horsepower motorcycles at 220 mph. We saw them in action at the Circuit Of The Americas.
Some modern motorcycle manufacturers -- some of the best, in fact -- have designed and built bikes that harken back to timeless style. Though we don't recommend that you get out there with a flimsy leather helmet and goggles, we do strongly urge you to invest in the right gear and then hit the road on any of these five fantastic vintage-style motorcycles, looking damn good while you do it.
Catering to a group of riders that had historically ignored protective gear completely, Icon Motorsports created its own market and developed one hell of a loyal base by literally saving their customers' skin. Thirteen years after their inception, the Portland-based company is still kicking ass, pumping out both no-compromise protective gear and some tire-shredding bikes.
The right helmet makes a world of difference in both comfort and protection. Upgrading your headwear at least every five years ensures you're equipped with the latest in technology and safety innovations; it also instills instant rider confidence. Here are the best motorcycle helmets on the market today.