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Confessions of a Motorcycle Control Freak | Cook's Corner
I long assumed that I was just another Type A personality. But I’ve come to realize it’s something much worse: Where motorcycles are...
2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200 | Gas It And Turn Left
Reviewers at Motorcyclist are supposed to be unbiased, but I’ve had a woody for the Harley-Davidson XR1200 ever since the new model...
Financial Trouble In Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, And Spain | When Pigs Fly | Drawing the Line
If you follow world news you already know about the European debt crisis, and how the Euro, the common currency that was supposed to level...
Braking & Downshifting | Code Break
Most corners last only a few seconds, yet an entire universe of activity happens between the entry and the exit. Enthusiastic cornering on...
Kawasaki Z1 | New York Steak | Cook's Corner
Yoji Hamawaki leans across the table at a posh eatery near the current headquarters of Kawasaki Motors Corp. and says, “You know that we...
Professional Motorcycle Flipper | Interview With A Flipper | Wrenched
Pawn Stars. Storage Wars. American Pickers. The American public has discovered the vicarious thrills of modern treasure hunting via these...
Steve Rapp on the Attack Performance Machine | It’s Not A Movie | Drawing the Line
Here’s the script: Our movie hero rider is leaving the pits, pulling on to the track with the best motorcycle racers on the fastest...
Dual Clutch Transmission | Automatic For the People | Cook's Corner
Honda introduced the tantalizingly new VFR1200F in 2010 and instead of touting its raucous, big-bore V-four, the firm chose to highlight...
Pulling on the Brakes | Code Break
On motorcycle riding, “good” advice gets passed around like a bottle of Mad Dog in a homeless camp. Like the “wine,” most of it goes to the...
Motorcycle Chassis Design | The Elephant in the Pit Box | Drawing the Line
That motorcycle chassis design is often more art than science has never been more apparent than during the last couple MotoGP seasons.
Yamaha RT1 | The Keeper | Cranked
I’ve wanted a Yamaha RT1 ever since I saw Danny Alverez riding his black 1971 model back in grade school. That motorcycle was an unholy...
Why Do We Ride? | Code Break
Why do I ride? I can reel off all of the politically correct and oft-parroted phrases—loving the feeling of freedom, the open road, getting...
The New Motorcyclist Editor Marc Cook | Round-Trip Ticket | Cook’s Corner
In the wake of Brian Catterson electing to leave this post to actually enjoy life and ride motorcycles, it would be reasonable of you to...
Motorcycle Aerodynamics | Aero By Numbers | Drawing The Line
The aerodynamics of racing motorcycles are determined more by the rules of the racing organizations than by the principles of efficient...
Ed From The Rock Store | Megaphone
Motorcycling has lost another icon. The worldwide riding community is mourning the passing of Ed Savko. Which, considering that he didn’t...