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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...
1981 Suzuki GS1100E | Me & My Bike
I grew up with Superbikes. My dad, George Beavers III, built racebikes and sponsored guys like Mike Baldwin and Hurley Wilvert in the 1960s...
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...
1969 Ducati 450 Jupiter | The Bike That Changed My Life
"I bought my first 1969 Ducati 450 Scrambler, a.k.a. Jupiter, for $600 in ’71. It was my junior year at Los Altos High, and I was ready 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...
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 | Me & My Bike
“I currently have a new, limited-edition Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 by Nick Clements and it’s lovely."
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...
The Making of the Honda CB750 | "The King of Motorcycles"
Bob Hansen, American Honda’s former national service manager, remembers very well the frst time he heard about Honda’s CB750, then called...
2012 Motorcycle of the Year | Best New Product
A quality helmet is your most important piece of protective apparel, and a good one should fit well and provide all the desired...
2012 Motorcycle of the Year | Best New Technology
Bike parts can be replaced, but human body parts are much harder to come by, so we heartily applaud anything that makes riding—and...
2012 Motorcycle of the Year | Best Dirtbike
Even if you don’t follow dirtbike racing, you’ve probably taken note of Ryan Dungey’s recent successes on the new KTM 450 SX-F Factory...
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