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Being Relaxed in the Saddle | Bad Vibes
The feel of the bike through the bars, pegs, and seat are vital to communicating with the machine. Being relaxed will help you better...
Dear Hipster | Cook's Corner
“Less is more” has a double meaning for the modern hipster. It applies to the bike and the gear, apparently.
Reaction Time | Don’t Blink | Code Break
Crank up the velocity to MotoGP speeds and a lot can happen in the blink of an eye. Professionals train to ensure their Plan Bs are second...
Motorcycle Technology vs. Entertainment | A Marriage of Inconvenience | Drawing The Line
The current state of MotoGP is a series of increasingly complex compromises that hopefully allow all players to pursue their disparate...
Finding Your Footing | Foot Race | Behind Bars
Fast guy or well-fed guy: pick one. I dare you never to change your mind—or your pace—but I won’t likely be around to call you on it....
Honda CBR500R Purchase | You Can Thank the Missus | Cook's Corner
How badly do I want to test what could be one of the most important bikes in Honda’s 2013 lineup? Badly enough to (gulp) buy one.
Riding Skills | Do Something, or do Nothing | Code Break
A rider’s skills are improving when his or her choices yield consistent results. Recognizing when our choices produce good results is the...
Men Behaving Like Children | Cook's Corner
My cohorts at RawHyde this year included a wide range of riders, some very green but most with half a lifetime of miles under their belt.
Motorcycle Hardware vs. Vaporware | Drawing The Line
Today’s technical fantasies can be incredibly realistic, making it a bit strange when we lose sight of the hard line between hardware and...
Riding Limits and Attitude | Code Break
Rider-training programs let you approach your limits in a safe environment, giving you the knowledge you need to maintain control at those...
2005 Suzuki DR650 | Me & My Sickness | Cook's Corner
Somewhere along the way, I lost control of my Suzuki DR650. Not like that, though I’ve definitely run it through a few trees and dragged it...
Highway Companions | Cook's Corner
Emory Pass in south-central New Mexico nearly had us for dinner.
Vision & Reference Points | Code Break
In riding, each moment contains the question of how to arrive at—or how to avoid—a certain location in space, at a certain moment in time.
Trickle-Down Tech From Cars | Drawing The Line
Motus’ prototype featured direct injection—not that you can see it here—but the company has elected to run conventional port injection on...
The Bat/Gen Electric | Drawing The Line
You may have heard terms like “parallel hybrid” and “series hybrid,” but these do little to explain the technology to non-engineers. So,...