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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...
Moto Guzzi Classics | On Any Saturday | Wrenched
It was an afternoon we would always remember. Mark sat in the middle of the shop, his legs straddling a customer’s damaged gas tank.
Brian Catterson Turns 50 | Five-Oh! | Cat Tales
I turned 50 recently, which, living up to all stereotypes, has made me feel more than a little nostalgic. It’s also made it harder to get...
Good Sport-Cornering Form | Assume the Position | Code Break
The first thing I notice about any rider is form—what does he or she look like on the bike? How does he sit? What’s her posture? Is it...
Art Friedman | A Fun Ride | Emeritus
“Motorcycle magazines were created for their staffs to have fun!” That assertion, from then-Editor Dale Boller, was the reason I came to...
Star Roadliner S | It Can Take You There | Cranked
Rain or shine, a "perfect" ride is called that for a reason.
The Technology of Riding | Code Break
Sport motorcycle design and the technology upon which bikes are built have improved with impressive consistency.
Lithium-Ion Batteries | Eye On Lithium | Drawing The Line
Like many new, unfamiliar technologies, lithium-ion batteries have spawned various alarmist wives' tales. Used properly, they're superior...
Bryon Farnsworth | Different Times | Emeritus
The magazine business sure is a lot different today than during my time as Motorcyclist’s publisher in the 1970s.
NASCAR vs. Motorcycle Racing Coverage | NASCAR Nation
Last October, watching the final round of the 2011 AMA Grand National Championship, Chris Carr’s last professional dirt-track race, I had...
Enjoy the Ride | Sprung | Behind Bars
A motorcycle, sunshine and a twisty road are all it takes to forget the world’s worries for a while. Don’t sweat the destination, just...