We don’t know much about it, but as of today, at least we know that the new 2011 adventure bike from Triumph will sport a three-cylinder engine. A look of utter shock and surprise fails to cross my face at this news, since Triumph’s premier engine is the Continue reading →
The big feature story from the AP today–which I won’t quote from due to their insane copyright policy–is that Harley Davidson is sending executives out to scout potential production locations in other states. If company can’t come to some sort of agreement with its work force in Milwaukee, H-D Continue reading →
The Road Glide has always been my favorite Harley-Davidson. I really don’t like the bat-wing fairing on the other big tourers, mainly because I hate the idea of an extra 50 pounds riding on the forks. But the Roag Glide, with its fixed fairing is the best-handling of the Continue reading →
Victory Motorcycles–the other American motorcycle company–has announced their 2011 model line, and the big news is that they’ve dropped the smaller V-Twin, and now provide every bike in their line-up with the big 106ci V-Twin, as well as a new 6-speed transmission.
BMW always touts their 200,ooo-mile reliability (final drive issues notwithstanding). But sometimes, even the most reliable bike has a problem. And if you’re in a small town in the middle of nowhere–especially on a bike where dealers who can service it are few and far between–getting stranded can Continue reading →
I recently mentioned the new Ducati that’s going to be unveiled later this year. There was one lame spy shot, and a concept drawing of the Ducati Project 0803 motorcycle. Well, today, we got another spy shot, this time courtesy of Italian motorcycling site Moto Sprint.
Ducati has announced the first of its 2011 motorcycles, the new version of the 848, now christened the 848 EVO. The EVO designation denotes that its a refinement of an existing model, rather than anything really new. But that isn’t meant to sound dismissive, as the Italian manufacturer Continue reading →
There’s been a lot of talk of a new Ducati model coming up for 2011. Maybe a big, new Monster. Or something. Apparently that talk has some basis in fact, because we’re now seeing both spy shots–whether from interested bystanders or directly from Ducati PR isn’t clear–and an interesting Continue reading →