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Page 9: First Rides
Suzuki GSX-R1000 | First Ride
Now in its 12th year of production, Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 is still the benchmark racing superbike.
Ducati 1199 Panigale | Forza Italia! | First Ride
Ducati’s 1199 Panigale sets a new superbike benchmark
BMW G650GS Sertão | First Ride
In Brazil, Sertão is the desiccated, rocky section of dirt-poor badlands just inland from the relatively lush northern coastline where most...
2012 Yamaha YZ450F | Dirt
When Yamaha dropped the reverse-top-end bomb on the 450cc class in 2010, the YZ450F was radical and readily embraced by professional racers.
2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 | Dirt
If you could get an off-the-record response from professional motocross and supercross racers during the 2011 season, most would have...
Can-Am Spyder RS-S Roadster | Trike
It's one wheel and a roof short of sports-car status. And nobody will accuse the Spyder RS-S Roadster of being a motorcycle, least of all...
Husqvarna TC250 | Dirt
Husqvarna’s TC250 powerplant is stunningly compact. Some of the engine’s “I could be a 125” look comes from the amount of daylight visible...
KTM 690 Duke | First Ride
Juvenile No More
Victory Hard Ball | First Ride
Baggers are hot right now. Seems cruiser riders, in their old age, have come to appreciate the convenience of saddlebags.
2012 Husqvarna TE250 | Dirt
The Husqvarna TE250 is a dirtbike with a license plate.
2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 | First Ride
Husqvarna making streetbikes? No way!
Moto Guzzi V7 Racer | First Ride
Is it ironic that the East Coast had an earthquake the same day as the Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer Rumble?
2012 BMW S1000RR | First Ride
Step one: Activate heated grips,” says Nate Kern, BMW’s official “track liaison,” to begin our pre-ride briefing. Kern isn’t kidding: It is...
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 | First Ride
MotoGP traction control for the masses.
Suzuki GSX1250FA | Short Shift
Beneath the glossy black body panels of the “new” GSX1250FA are the underpinnings of the 2009 Bandit 1250, originally introduced in ’07.
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