Monthly Archives: July 2011
Cycle World once again picks the 10 best bikes for the year. They’re unveiling the results day by day. It was no surprise that yesterday’s pick for top standard was the new, improved Kawasaki Z1000, which, by all accounts, is a fantastic motorcycle. The brand new Triumph Tiger 800XC,… Continue reading
Every once in a while, you get a reminder of how dangerous our sport can be. I got a reminder this morning.
When I left the house at 6:40am, the sun was shining, temperatures were in the high 60s, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. So I… Continue reading
This guy knows how to ride a motorcycle.
That’s a flawless performance from Officer Donnie Williams at the Grand Prairie Police Motorcycle Rodeo, earlier this year.
I’ve gone through my first rear Pirelli Angel ST tire this week, and I can now report that, compared to the Michelin Pilot Road, the Angel ST just doesn’t get it done.
First off, the mileage was terrible. My last mileage on a Pilot Road II rear tire was… Continue reading
The Ural line of motorcycles has a fascinating history. And, as far as modern bikes go, it’s about as close as you can get to a real old-school motorcycle, without actually rummaging around in a junkyard.
I admit, I have a fascination for them. In my… Continue reading
Motorcycle-USA did a comparo between the 2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe, Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero, and Harley-Davidson Street Glide. It was close, but the Street Glide won.
Now, maybe it was a little unfair, because the Street Glide was not the standard model, but the one equipped with the “Power Pack”… Continue reading
I knew it! This is probably the fault that deadlined my FJR a few months ago. Details below:
|Make: YAMAHA||Model: FJR1300|
|Model Year: 2007|
|Manufacturer: YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA||Mfr’s Report Date: JAN 06, 2009|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V002000||NHTSA Action Number:… Continue reading|
Motus American Motorcycles is taking their new V-4 MST-01 (and maybe the MST-R?) bikes on the road starting July 11th. Starting out from Birmingham, AL, they’l ride out to LA and ‘Frisco, then back through Denver and Athens, GA. While they’re… Continue reading
Presented without comment:
Police say a man died while riding his motorcycle during a protest against helmet laws in upstate New York Saturday after his bike flipped and he hit his head on the pavement.
Cause of death: Skull fracture.
The long awaited big bike from Husqvarna has been unveiled. It’s a 900cc Parallel-twin–based on the BMW F800 motor–dual sport known as the Nuda 900R. Husqvarna claims the powerplant peak output is greater than 100HP, with 73lb-ft of torque coming in a 386lb (dry) package. Suspension and forks are… Continue reading
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