FIRST RIDE

2018 Ducati Monster 1200S first ride review: Naked brilliance

The Ducati Monster is pretty legendary in the motorcycle world. It pretty much created the naked sport category when it was introduced in 1993 and motorcycling has

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S first ride review: A tantalizing amuse-bouche

It’ll be a little longer until we get into the driver’s seat for ourselves, but Porschegave us a preview of how the new 2020 911 Carrera S will

2019 Husqvarna FS 450 Review – First Ride

The joy and fun of riding supermoto is something I personally love, but apparently this sentiment isn’t shared by most. It’s too bad, really. Supermoto

2019 Triumph Street Twin / Street Scrambler Review – First Ride

Say hello to the Twins The main difference between the 2016 Street Twin and 2017 Street Scrambler, and the new 2019 versions of each, is that my Aerostich

2019 Zero DSR Review – First Ride

Funny thing about electric motorcycles: if you’re already an early adopter of the technology, the name Zero Motorcycles is all too familiar. If you still think electrics are

The Ultimate Ducati Superbike Comparison: From The 916 To The Panigale V4 S

Measuring the Ducati Panigale V4 soul against its ancestors Riding the Ducati Panigale V4 S is quite a trip, as the experience is nothing short of relentless.

2019 BMW F 850 GS And F 750 GS Review – First Ride

BMW’s middleweight GSs prepare for battle in the burgeoning mid-size ADV wars The air had a brisk freshness about it. Pure mountain air with a

2019 BMW F 850 GS First Ride Review : 20 Fast Facts

Following a decade as the lead player in BMW’s mid-weight adventure touring platform, the parallel-twin F GS line gets totally revamped this year with the 2019 BMW

2019 Honda CRF450X Review – First Ride

There’s really no other bike in the off-road dirtbiking world that carries more clout than the Honda CRF450X, except for possibly the XR650R or XR400R models the 450X was designed

2019 KTM 790 Duke Review – First Ride

From the moment the rumor mill first started hinting at KTM developing an 800cc parallel Twin way back in 2014, droves of performance-minded motorcyclists, myself included,

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro Review – First Ride

In America, some might consider owning and riding a Harley-Davidson to be patriotic. But in Italy, Ducati is revered and more closely synonymous with religion. Hardcore Ducatisti take motorcycles,

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro First Ride Review (18 Fast Facts)

When Ducati released the third-generation Multistrada 1200 in 2010, the upright adventure-touring motorcycle was highlighted as a four-in-one mount—Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro. The bike

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R First Ride Review – Team Green’s attempt to revitalize the 600 class

For the past decade we’ve all been witness to the steady decline of the 600 supersport category. It’s amazing to think about, especially considering that,

2019 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 And Interceptor 650 Review – First Ride : One platform; two personalities

Ever since my interview last December with Rod Copes, President of Royal Enfield North America, I’ve been looking forward to experiencing the new 650 Twin

2019 Honda Monkey Review: Hey! Hey! It’s The Monkey! (14 Fast Facts)

Spearheading Honda’s efforts to build new audiences for its motorcycles is its 125cc triumvirate of the Grom, Super Cub C125, and Monkey. For our first ride on

2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Review – First Ride

When I first saw Indian’s photos of the updated Chieftainline, I immediately thought of the presentation during the 2015 Indian Scout introduction. During his speech, Gary Gray, Indian Motorcycle Product Director,

2019 Honda CRF450L First Ride Review – Hey Honda, who should I make the check out to?

Lo and behold, and thank frickin’ God, the 2019 Honda CRF450L is finally here. Every so often, a new motorcycle will come out, and it’ll

2019 Honda CRF450RX First Ride Review

You can’t go wrong with Honda’s do-it-all track/trail off-road competition bike If you’re anything like me when it comes to riding in the dirt, you’re

2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 First Ride Review – A drag racer crossed with a fighter jet… or so they say

A drag racer crossed with a fighter jet. That’s the claim. That’s some pretty serious marketing-speak coming from our friends in Milwaukee. The FXDR 114

Aprilia RSV4 RF Vs. Ducati Panigale V4 S – Dyno Shootout

A living legend and a brash newcomer settle the score on the dyno Without a doubt, the biggest news in the sportbike scene for 2018

Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung wants to tame your smart home and end your WiFi deadspots, with its new SmartThings Wifi mesh router system. Promising not only smoother internet

2019 Honda CB300R Review – First Ride : Honda’s little funster is new and improved for 2019

Honda’s all-in when it comes to the small-displacement category, perhaps more so than any other manufacturer out there. With the popularity of the Grom, CBR250R,

8 Things I’d Change On The Kawasaki Ninja 400

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we – err, at least I – really love the Kawasaki Ninja 400. Ryan came off the bike at

2019 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride Review

Little changes on paper make for big improvements in the dirt You know the age-old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Well, that

2019 Alta Redshift EXR Dual-Sport First Ride Review

Basically a license to do whatever you want, but don’t quote us on that… + Highs Peppy motor with gobs of torque Super easy to

2018 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS First Ride Review

Applying Rekluse clutch technology to MV’s sport tourer Fast luxury touring. That is, specifically, the translation ofturismo veloce lusso. Add some numbers and acronyms and

2019 Yamaha Niken First Ride Review

To be honest, I didn’t pay any more attention when Yamaha announced it would actually produce the Nikenthan I do to the unicorns that occasionally wander into the

2018 Zero DSR First Ride Review

Riding the Zero DSR quickly turned me into a child. Laughing hysterically as I sneaked through traffic and by unsuspecting pedestrians, getting a kick out

2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports First Ride Review

When I first laid eyes on the 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, I thought to myself, “Dang that’s a nice paint

2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen & Svartpilen 401 First Ride Review

Fresh Swedish styling on proven Austrian performance Husqvarna, a company better known for its off-road bikes – or chainsaws, depending on who you ask –