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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...
Little Runaway | Cranked
John rode his dad’s new Honda CB450 chopper straight into a stopped car. Problem was, he wasn’t supposed to ride it in the first place.
Two New Honda NSF250Rs For 2012 | Drawing the Line
Two interesting new motorcycles recently broke cover in Europe, one in a very public introduction and the other snapped by a spy...
Yamaha Radian: Miss Practicality | Megaphone
Burping along the road on my humble single-cylinder standard had me longing for a new steed as the miles and my experience increased.
Motorcyclist Magazine: Ninety-Nine Years Old … And Counting | Cat Tales
There’s a framed illustration on my office wall of Motorcyclist’s “1975 All-Star Winners.”
A Problem of Vision | Code Break
If you can’t improve your visual skills at the track, it’s hopeless to think you can do it on the street.
MotoGP is set to replace the 125cc two-strokes | Drawing the Line
Claiming a Place
Riding Solo | Megaphone
Our studies show that spending one sunny day alone on your motorcycle riding twisty mountain roads does more for the soul than mowing the...
Bad Motor Scooters | Behind Bars
You really want to know why all current bikes seem to make motorcycle journos grin?