FIRST RIDE

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

2018 Kymco Xciting 400i Review – First Ride

We were snuggled into a conference room in the upscale Aloft hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, when PR man Peter Jones kicked off Kymco’s 2018

2018 Kymco Spade 150 Review – First Ride

Asheville, North Carolina has been the scene of several Kymco product launches, and why not? It’s an oddball little city deep in the heart of

Five Fast Facts About The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to read MO’s first ride review of the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS. If not, you should go take a

2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Review – First Ride

In an era in which adventure-styled motorcycles seem to be taking over the sport-touring class, the 2017 KawasakiNinja 1000 ABS stands out as a great

9 Things You Didn’t Know About The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

By now you should know quite a bit about the new, 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 (and, by extension, the GSX-R1000R), since we’ve written a lot about

2017 Aprilia Tuono 1100 RR/Factory First Ride Review

As far as we here at MO are concerned, 2016 will be remembered as a particularly exceptional vintage for Aprilia. The RSV4 arrived with newfound

2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR/RF Review – First Ride

After a half-decade of sitting second chair to BMW’s S1000RR (Honorable Mention 2010, and again in 2015) Aprilia’s RSV4 finally, deservedly, secured Motorcycle.com’s 2016 Sportbike

2017 BMW R NineT Racer Review – First Ride

One could take two approaches to understanding what BMW has done to the R nineT to give us the 2017 BMW R nineT Racer. The

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review: First Ride

A stunning blasted moonscape is a good way to describe the natural beauty of Peru’s Nasca Desert. And that moonscape makes a particularly good place

2017 Honda Rebel 300 Review: First Ride

Before you begin wondering if you’ve taken your medication this morning, let me preface this review of the new 2017 Honda Rebel 300 with the

2017 Honda Rebel 500 Review: First Ride

I’m not sure if it’s my naturally rebellious nature, being a man who microwaves his food still in the tupperware and even known to occasionally

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R Review – First Ride

The R stands for moRe DiRt, less pavement It’s not often a reduction in engine displacement results in a superior motorcycle (bigger is better, right?),

2017 Ducati Monster 797 Review: First Ride

Hemlines and exhausts go up and down, radiators come and go, but the Monster hasn’t really ever gone out of fashion since it hit the

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 Review : MO’s first ride aboard Yamaha’s much-anticipated middleweight weapon

Here’s a quick reminder of what was going on in the world in 2006: Dick Cheney, then Vice President of the United States, shot a

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The 2017 Yamaha R6

By now fans of the middleweight sportbike class are well aware of Yamaha’s new 2017 YZF-R6. A bike long overdue, the R6 borrows some styling

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special FLHRXS First Ride Review

Harley’s new Street Rod was our excuse to go to Daytona last week, but while we were there we got to ride The MoCo’s new

Suzuki GSX250R Review

After years of bigger/better/faster, many of the world’s top sportbikemanufacturers took a step back and expanded downward into the pocket-rocket displacements. It’s unclear whether this

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod First Ride Review : Harley lets fly an angrier, urban-sport version of its lovable Street 750

As a lifelong rooter for the underdog, I really wanted to like this one. Almost three years ago, I was a big fan of the

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic Review: First Ride

First introduced by Indian in 2015, the Roadmaster built on the Chieftain platform, adding additional touring and luxury features. Now, the company is releasing a

2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Review: First Ride

The last time Triumph conducted a major revamp of its Street Triple family was 2013. At that press launch Triumph didn’t feel it necessary to

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Review – First Ride

Ah, the legendary Phillip Island circuit, the scene of many epic battles among two-wheel gladiators like Gardner, Rainey, Schwantz, Corser, Stoner, Rossi and Iannone, which

2017 Honda CBR1000RR And CBR1000RR SP Video Review

Honda’s flagship CBR1000RR is much better than before, but there’s a catch. Honda pulled out all the stops for its fresh, ground-up redesign of the