FIRST RIDE

2018 Yamaha XSR700 Sport Heritage First Ride Review

Whoever said, “you can buy fashion but you can’t buy style” has obviously never seen or ridden Yamaha’s all new 2018 XSR700 Sport Heritage. While this statement usually

2018 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide First Ride Review

The recent launching of a completely new Softail platform was somewhat overshadowed by the attendant axing of Harley’s Dyna platform. But after sampling this newest Softail, the Sport Glide,

First Look: 2018 Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha Motors announced some mild improvements to its FZ-07 middleweight “hyper-naked” motorcycle, including an all-new name. Meet the Yamaha MT-07, restyled and upgraded for 2018. Changes include

2018 Honda CRF250R First Ride Review

Honda steps up with an all-new, 249.5cc, DOHC engine and a chassis that mimics the superb-handling CRF450R. Does the 2018 CRF250R have the goods to become the 250cc motocross

BMW HP4 Race First Ride Review

If you’re a fan of high-performance sportbikes, BMW’s new HP4 Race should be at or near the top of your must-ride list. This carbon-framed and -wheeled ultra-sportbike achieves

2018 Ducati Monster 821 Review – First Ride

In the fall of 1992 Ducati introduced its first ever Monster, the M900. It was a bike aimed outside of the company’s typical sportbike targets, a simple roadster that

Bruiser Cruisers: Ducati XDiavel Vs. Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114

Bruiser cruisers: the name pretty much says it all. These bikes combine the best performance that cruisers offer and wrap it in a package dripping with attitude to

2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 First Ride Review

I asked around at the launch of the Dorsoduro (and Shiver) 900, why was this bike named “Dorsoduro”? I know what the Dorsoduro is and have visited the district

2018 Kawasaki KLX250 First Ride Review

In the 1960s and early ’70s, small dual-sport bikes were a common and affordable way for new riders to enter into the world of motorcycling.

2018 Aprilia Shiver 900 First Ride Review

When Aprilia invited Motorcycle.com to the press introduction for the 2018 Shiver 900 first ride, I thought, hadn’t that model been announced at EICMA 2016 as an upcoming 2017

2018 Honda CB650F First Ride Review

Tuesday I wrote about the CBR650F; today it’s the new 2018 CB650F. It loses an “R,” its fairing and clip-on handlebars – and gains a nice aluminum handlebar and

2018 Harley-Davidson Low Rider Review – First Ride : Same profile, different heart

I’ll go ahead and start with this: I’ve never been a fan of the Low Rider. Clearly that puts me at odds with tons of

2018 Honda CBR650F First Ride Review

Once upon a time there was the Honda CBR600F, or Hurricane as it was called in the U.S. The magazines tripped all over themselves and

2018 Harley-Davidson Deluxe Review – First Ride

By now, most motorcyclists have learned of the big changes in the Harley-Davidson Softail line, how it has swallowed its Dyna siblings, added the Milwaukee-Eight engine, and

2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide Review – First Ride

In all the hoorah over the new Softail line, many riders may have missed the announcement of the Harley-Davidsontouring lineup for 2018. Although there weren’t many

2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 Review – First Ride

On August 22, 2017, Harley-Davidson turned the motorcycling world on its ear by announcing that it had scrapped the entire Dyna line of motorcycles and rolled it into a

2018 BMW K1600B First Ride Review

What’s a “bagger” anyway? I may not have been aware of the term as it applies to motorcycles until I saw a copy of Baggers on the newsstand, back

2017 Mazda CX-3 2.0 Skyativ-G 120 GT Sport First ride review – price, specs and release date

The Mazda CX-3 gets a new limited-edition range-topping model, but is it worth the premium it commands? Having been on sale for two years now,

2017 Jaguar F-Type 2.0 i4 300 First Ride Review

You can now buy the Jaguar F-Type sports car with a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, but can this new model match the appeal of the pricier

2018 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride Review

Yamaha tantalized the American dirtbike press with the unveiling of its all-new, electric-start, WiFi-equipped 2018 Yamaha YZ450F about a month ago, and we haven’t stopped

2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 First Ride Review

We reject the accumulated knowledge of our forefathers at our own peril: Case in point, the 750cc inline-Four, the motorcycle that made Japan Japan nearly

2017 KTM Freeride E-XC First Ride Review

If your idea of off-road riding is busting big air over triple jumps, the Freeride-E will disappoint. But KTM’s electric-powered off-roader broadens the scope of

2018 Yamaha Star Venture First Ride

I have to admit I’ve been around long enough to have ridden the original Yamaha Venture Royale, and quite a lovable beast it was. Then

2018 Indian Scout Bobber First Ride Review

After seeing the new 2018 Indian Scout Bobber on Friday, I called Editor Duke to brief him on the new model. After explaining that it

2017 Subaru XV First ride review – price, specs and release date

The latest Subaru XV is a new car from the ground up, and it needed to be: the previous one was a poor effort in

2013-2017 Honda CB500F Review

Back in 2012, Honda presented the CB500F to the world at the EICMA Motor Show to bolster its “standard” category for the 2013 model year.

2017 Seat Ibiza FR First ride review – price, specs, release date

The new Seat Ibiza is a thoroughly excellent all-rounder, but do big alloys and stiffer suspension help or hinder this sporty FR version? If you

2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review – First Ride

The only thing better than producing a hit might be producing one by accident. BMW knew the R nineT was a cool bike they hoped

2018 Kymco Xtown 300i ABS Review – First Ride

With a scooter market of less than 30,000 units from major manufacturers a year*, the USA isn’t much of a thing for scooters, and medium-displacement

2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 And 1000XT First Ride Review

Yours truly was a big fan of the bigger ’Strom upon its redesign for 2014, and so was our man T. Roderick when he rode