FIRST RIDE

2020 BMW S1000RR Review – First Ride

The 2020 BMW S1000RR is what happens when government regulations ruin what is otherwise a good motorcycle. If you’ve been paying attention to the S

2019 Honda CBR650R Review – First Ride

When I first laid eyes on the 2019 Honda CBR650R, I was pleasantly surprised, impressed, and thankful. For too long the standard sporty middleweight category

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ Review First Ride

What’s not to like, really? Kawasaki’s “versatile system” Versys sisters – X 300, 650 and 1000 – are all just that, versatile bikes for all

2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 Review – First Ride

When ol’ Brasstacks hit me on the mobile to assign the Yamaha Tenere 700 press launch to his favorite employee, a few things didn’t add

2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Review – First Ride : In this case, less really is more

Husqvarna’s US media guy, Andy Jefferson, is a little worried about Husqvarna’s name recognition in the States, though worried is probably not the right word.

2019 Vespa Elettrica Review – First Ride

The Electric Wasp. We were turned loose, a silent swarm of nocuous moto-journos descending upon the city, sneaking up on the unsuspecting fashion-forward folk of

2019 Ducati Diavel 1260S Review – First Ride

When a thing isn’t like the other things Jet lag is the price I pay for some good parts of life, like flying to Spain’s

2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory Review – First Ride

Blah, blah, blah, we say it all the time – the Aprilia RSV4 is one of our favorite bikes ever. But seriously, it really is

2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Review – First Ride

Moto Guzzi heritage with an injection of modernity in a retro-styled package The Paris-Dakar rally, a true test of endurance, the ultimate adventure. I’m referring

Tesla Model Y first ride: The new and the familiar

I just climbed out of the Tesla Model Y, and if first-impressions are anything to go by, Elon Musk’s newest EV hasn’t strayed far from

2019 KTM 790 Adventure R First Ride Review

The most capable adventure bike yet If you were given the most competent adventure bike in terms of travel and off-road performance, where would you

2019 BMW R1250 GS/ R1250 GS Adventure First Ride Review

Well, the first patch of sand I tumped over in was more a result of surprise right after we’d turned down the dirt road a

2019 Kawasaki Z400 Review – First Ride

Kawasaki admits motorcycles can be a tough sell these days. All the manufacturers perform market research to find out what new buyers want, but when

2019.5 Husqvarna FC450 Rockstar Edition Review – First Ride

Motocross is a sport that demands a high performing motorcycle capable of delivering specific attributes to help a rider go fast. The best bikes combine

2019 Indian FTR 1200 first ride review: A hooligan in racer’s clothing

With its flat-track inspired good looks and real performance, the 2019 Indian FTR 1200 seems like an almost perfect machine on paper. The bike represents

Exclusive: 2019 Zero SR/F Review – First Ride

It’s mind boggling to think that mass-produced street-legal electric motorcycles have only existed for 10 years. In 2009, Zero Motorcycles launched the Zero S and

2019 Honda Super Cub Review: First Ride

You’re gonna start meeting the nicest people again It was only seconds after hopping aboard the 2019 Honda C125 Super Cub that laughter started to

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 Review – First Ride

The Yamaha R3 gets a facelift and new springs to its step The 2019 Yamaha R3 feels incredibly nimble as I flick it back and

2018 Yamaha MT-07 Test | Long-Term Sport & Commuter Review

When we sent Associate Editor Kelly Callan off to Spain to review the 2018 Yamaha MT-07, she came back disappointed at her lack of riding

2019 Triumph Speed Twin Review – First Ride

Placed between the Bonneville T120 and Thruxton, the Speed Twin may have surpassed both Within Triumph’s Modern Classics line there was always a sizable gap between

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,