…and here’s what happened.
It’s 6:30am, and I’m on an empty road outside of town, stopped at a light. Since there’s no traffic, I thought, "why not see what this baby can do?" So, I popped her into manual leaned forward, and peged the throttle as soon as the light… Continue reading
Here’s a fantastic resource. Motorcycle Consumer News has released their performance index of all motorcycles for 2012. It’s right here in PDF format. It’s got just about every bike available today in it, and it shows their performance test results in a number of areas, including weight, HP, Motor type,… Continue reading
I’ve now got slightly north of 400 miles on the new VFR. I’m really impressed with her—except for a couple of minor quibbles. In general, my overall rating for the VFR1200F is "Wheee!"
The DCT just…works. In heavy city traffic, where I spent about 4 hours today running a whole… Continue reading
Now that I’ve had a chance to get more acquainted with the VFR, I’m really starting to like it a lot. I’m not too happy with the OEM Dunlops. I’ve gotten really sold on the Michelin Pilot Road, so the current set of Dunlops will be the last. The PR… Continue reading
So, I’ve tooled around town on the new bike. Some initial impressions below. But first, a walkaround video and some pics.
I’m keeping it very sedate while I’m breaking it in, so I haven’t pushed the engine more than a little bit. But even a little bit of pushing and… Continue reading
Yeah, I haven’t posted for 6 months. Mainly it’s because I’ve been really busy with other things. That seems to be my standard MO with this site. Post a lot for 6 months, then sort of move on to other things. Then, eventually, come back.
Well, I have a reason… Continue reading
Apparently, packs of motorcycles—not Harleys, but sportbikes—are terrorizing the highways around St. Louis.
Brian Johnson of St. Louis said he was heading on I-170 north to Lambert International Airport with his wife when he saw the pack of motorcycles on the other side of the highway.
"There was a good… Continue reading
Back in 2007, Kawasaki took the sport-touring world by storm with the introduction of the Concours 14. Ever since, it’s been the darling of the motorcycling press, and generally regarded as the king-hell sport-tourer. This year, though, BMW strikes back with the new bikes based on the 1600cc I-6 engine,… Continue reading
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
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