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1999 Honda VFR800 | The Bike That Changed My Life
“I’ve had a fascination with Honda V-4s since the V45 Interceptor appeared in 1983. That was the birth of modern sportbikes for me.
1993 Honda CBR900RR | The Bike That Changed My Life
“I spent years racing motocross, but then I got tired of getting banged up so I decided to give road racing a try. I started out on GSX-Rs...
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure | One for the Road
Suzuki V-Strom Adventure 650: Go where you want and bring all your stuff.
Motorcycle Chassis Design | The Elephant in the Pit Box | Drawing the Line
That motorcycle chassis design is often more art than science has never been more apparent than during the last couple MotoGP seasons.
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...
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