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Ducati's Fascinating Failure | Drawing the Line
The story of the superstar racer, brilliant engineer and genius technician locked in a battle to find enough speed to make the scrappy,...
The Common Bond Between Motorcycle Riders | Megaphone
Despite protests from family, friends and even fellow motorcyclists, I frequently venture south into Mexico aboard my motorcycle.
A Century Of Motorcycling | Cat Tales
One-hundred years. Ten decades. A century. Longer than a lifetime, most of the time. Way back in 1912, Motorcyclist magazine debuted as...
Exit Strategy | Code Break
A rider can ride any line he can see. Sounds simple enough, right?
Breakfast With Buell | Cranked
Erik Buell was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2002.
MotoGP Machines: Two on One | Drawing the Line
The scene: a MotoGP garage during the 2011 season. The rider sits in the rear discussing setup with his technical team...
Riding Comes With Responsibility | Cat Tales
In 27 years of riding streetbikes on an almost daily basis, I’d never had an accident involving another vehicle. Until one year ago.
A Biker's Lament | Megaphone
The image of the American biker is reeling—if by “biker” we mean that tatted-out, leathered-up Harley-Davidson rider lampooned in South...
Find Adventure | Cat Tales
What makes a ride an adventure? Do you have to quit your 9 to 5, sell all your worldly possessions, kiss your wife and kids goodbye and...
Back in the Saddle | Behind Bars
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Middle-aged guy who’s been out of the saddle for a while spruces up the ol’ ride and hits the highway.
A Trained Eye | Code Break
Driver training in the past has dictated that scanning the road in front of us is good. But how rapidly should it be done? What are we...
Electrics Scooting Closer | Drawing the Line
It’s hard to know just where electric-vehicle technology fits best in the motorcycle world. Start-up manufacturers like Brammo and Zero...
A Cool Guy | Megaphone
A man in black approached from the distance—full leather from the neck down. His yellow helmet was almost as disquieting.
The Perfect Garage | Cat Tales
I’m asked all the time: “What’s in your garage?” When I reply that I don’t actually own that many motorcycles—that it’s all I can do to...
The Art of Coaching | Code Break
When I’m coaching at the California Superbike School, riders will generally tell me what areas they’d like to improve. At the risk of...