I was there with ATV.com when Kawasaki introduced the Teryx in Saint George, Utah in 2008, 3 model years later, the big green UTV is taking on the Mojave Desert in a classic crossing of LA to Vegas. Specifically from Big Bear, CA, some 50 miles south of the oft-start position of Barstow to the […]
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As published on Barnetts Showcase Online Story by Eric Bass Photos by Alfonse “Fonzie” Palaima With the world’s economists all compiling and re-compiling their data, searching in vain for vital signs that our Humpty Dumpty-ed world might put itself back together anytime soon, it was reassuring to see a recent glimmer of hope in the […]
It’s a bagger blowout: Victory’s Cross Country, Harley’s Street Glide and Star’s Stratoliner Deluxe! Motorcycle.com tests the most popular in light-touring slash boulevard cruisers and I was there to shoot it. High in the secret testing canyons of Southern California, Kevin Duke, Pete Brissette and Jeff “the new guy” Cobb flog these baggers for your […]
Previously Published on Motorcycle.com We Americans want everything. And when we spot a sexy new model (motorcycle) on the showroom floor (okay, the women too), in Europe that we can’t have, we start whining. But Americans just don’t buy naked-type bikes like the Euros do and the cycle continues. Once in a while, the manufacturers […]
Previously Published on Motorcycle.com Having now ridden the Piaggio MP3, a couple Aprilias – including the auto-shifting Mana – and a few of Honda’s scooters, it’s high time I’d swung a leg over an icon in the CVT/automatic world of two-wheeled transportation: a Vespa. As icons go, in any market, they’re often not technically superior […]
Back in September of 2008, Kawasaki added a brand new model to their on/off-road sector, answering the call for an economical yet exciting bike for the shallow-pocketed hooligans out there. Building upon the successful and able KLX250S that won our Lightweight Dual-Purpose Shootout, Kawasaki has spiced it up and slapped the letter “F” to the title. Say hello to the KLX250SF.
Previously Published on Motorcycle.com Here’s a trio of street-legal dirt funsters that are as versatile as they are inexpensive. With expensive fuel and economic blues getting us down, we ran these easy-to-ride, off-road-capable 250s through a gauntlet of tough testing. We found a lot of value for MSRPs less than $5000. While none of these bikes will […]
Smack dab in the middle of two alphabet-class weather events lay a narrow window of opportunity to ride the latest and greatest creations from the Canadian minds at Bombardier Recreational Products. Who closed the door on bluebird Texan skies? Ike did, or maybe you can blame Gustav for whittling our full day’s excursion to a short-order dish. We weren’t even off the hotel property before every stitch of my clothing was drenched in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the rain, it wasn’t a wasted trip. It only took a mile in the rain to experience the technological wonder that BRP has created.
In exchange for putting down the camera and tapping a few million keystrokes, I’m (finally) given the opportunity to report on a motorcycle from another country. To do so, I needed to update my antique passport – asap. After sweating the logistics, paying my 160$ fee and waiting only 2 more days, I walked away […]
Smack dab in between two alphabet-class weather events lain a narrow window of opportunity to ride the latest and greatest creations from the Canadian minds at Bombardier Recreation Products. Guess who closed the door on bluebird Texan skies this week? Ike did it, or maybe you can blame Gustav for whittling our day’s excursion to […]
Since August we’ve all known that the Buell 1125R had been turned on its side – front wheel pointed towards the sky side – into a tighter and tougher looking café racer called the 1125CR. If you’re as big a motorhead as your wife, girlfriend or bank balance says you are, you’d have been as […]
2008 Can-Am Spyder Review: I’m gunna toot my own horn here and continue the trend whenever I post a new story on MO – self synergy if you like. Skip any posts with the same URL-linked title if you’re not a motorcyclist. 🙂 I’ll be adding all my authored stuff under this title. If I […]
A few weeks ago I packed up the now-legendary and “soon to be applying for antique vehicle status” MO van with the Benelli you’ll be reading about in an upcoming shootout. I was bound for the secret Piaggio lair to pick up a new scoot. This is where the Fonz gets wet between the knees.