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Radical Rules | Drawing the Line
KTM’s new Moto3 engine was unveiled just as the FIM released full details of the class rules.
Dear Deputy... | Behind Bars
I completely understand that you’re going to give me that ticket. You took my license, registration and insurance...
Gentlemen Prefer $1000 Piles | Wrenched
People occasionally ask me, “What’s your favorite motorcycle?” My standard answer is, “Anything that’s $1000 and Italian.”
Basics by the Numbers | Code Break
It starts simply enough. When we begin to ride, there are only two basic things we can change: speed and direction.
Quadrophenia in Ocala | Cranked
The Ocala National Forest’s Centennial Trail is deep, white, sugar sand. It’s a fight to keep pace with Jim, my wife’s boss, and two young...
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.