Ever since BMW announced it would begin producing a liter-class sportbike to compete with the Japanese, people have been waiting for the BMW S1000RR. The one question was what the price would be, as BMWs tend to be a bit more…extravagantly priced than their competitors. Those questions… Continue reading
Buell’s 1125 has been racing for a couple of years now, and not without some success. The race bike version, the 1125rr has been limited to the various Buell racing teams, though. Until now.
Buell has announced that the 1125RR is now being… Continue reading
So, now that a day or two has gone by, I find myself having some second thoughts about the R1200RT test ride I took. But, not second thoughts in the way you might expect. What I keep remembering about the K1300GT is that when I went back… Continue reading
I spent the afternoon test riding both the K1300GT and the R1200RT. I rode the same route I take to work, which, as I’ve mentioned before, is 1/3 city streets, 1/3 highway, and 1/3 twisty country roads.
Here are my impressions.
Both bikes have far superior handling to the… Continue reading
The Kneeslider is reporting that a new motorcycle manufacturer is about to appear on the horizon: Motus American Motorcycles.
A brand new motorcycle company, right here in the U.S., has been operating under wraps for the past year and, with their permission, it’s now time to let all… Continue reading
Stellan Egelund of Sweden was commissioned by Triumph to build a cafe racer out of the…wait for it…Rocket III. Triumph is going to make five of these motorcycles, and all five of them will be sold in Sweden.
This is what Egelund came up with.
All right. I admit it. I’m not that much of a chopper guy. Some of them look OK, and have fantastic paint jobs. On the whole, though, they strike me as inconvenient with their tiny little gas tanks. And they don’t seem very maneuverable, with… Continue reading
The dark custom movement isn’t restricted to the cruiser set, apparently. Buell is introducing a dark custom version of the XB9, right along with HD’s rollout of the Iron 883. It’s an all-black version of the Lightning, and it’s aimed for the low-priced cycle market, coming in somewhere near $8,400.… Continue reading
Kelly Yahr at Harley-Davidson has emailed me again, this time with some pics of the newest Dark Custom motorcycle offering from the MoCo: The Iron 883.
It’s not a bad-looking bike:
Kelly writes, “Not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but I wanted to let you know… Continue reading
…And a tale of two Robbies. This past week, for the big new years celebration, Both Robbie Madison and “Kaptain” Robbie Kneivel made highly hyped motorcycle jumps in Las Vegas.
Robbie Madison’s jump was…insane.
Robbie Kneivel’s jump was…meh.
I think Robbie Kneivel irks me. First, he didn’t jump the… Continue reading
That’s the main characteristic of diesel engines. “Meh” horsepower, but brutal torque. As a result, you don’t see many motorcycles with diesel engines. Oh, there’ve been a few, of course, but mostly as limited-quantity specialty bikes, or concepts.
But now, a Dutch… Continue reading
Bruce McLaughlan, writing in his Detroit News column, warns motorcycle dealers that, with the economy winding down, they may have to change some practices if they want to continue selling motorcycles.
You hear a lot of excuses about why dealers don’t allow test-rides: Liability, potential for damage, wildly varying skill… Continue reading
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