FIRST RIDE

2020 Honda Rebel 500 ABS First Ride Review

Our pal Chrissy Rogers was excited and jumped at the chance to get her riding permit last year at Honda’s rider training center, but slightly

2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4S Review – First Ride

Relentless, reined in. I couldn’t take it anymore. My surroundings were whizzing past my eyeballs quicker than my brain could process. Instead of relenting and

2020 KTM 890 Duke R – First Ride Review

The bike Evans should have bought Are you sick of us talking about KTM Dukes yet? And by “us” I primarily mean Evans. Anyone who’s

2020 KTM 390 Adventure Review – First Ride

In the spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of lightweight love. Also a crusty old guy’s… I don’t know why I assumed the

2020 Indian FTR Rally Review: Embracing the Past, Looking to the Future

The cool, rainy city of Portland — and the surrounding tangle of curled mountain roads — might not be the first place that comes to

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro & Rally Pro Review – First Ride

A ground-up redesign of Triumph’s most capable adventure bike As a flat softball-sized boulder flipped up from beneath the rear tire of the Triumph Tiger

2020 Kawasaki Z H2 Review – First Ride

A naked rocket ship When one thinks about Las Vegas, thoughts naturally tend towards gambling, bright lights, overpriced restaurants (or buffet food), and desert heat

2020 SUZUKI V-STROM 1050XT FIRST RIDE REVIEW (24 FAST FACTS)

The Suzuki engineers out of Japan have called their V-Strom 1000 a “two-way player.” The sport-adventure motorcycle earned this name due to its strong, usable

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Ride Review

Subtle revisions lead to an evolution of Kawi’s upright sportbike In the wake of declining sportbike sales, we’ve seen manufacturers drop supersport models or leave

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 S First Ride Review

Taming the beast I didn’t like the Ducati Panigale V4 S when I rode the first-generation version a few years ago. Despite the fact the

2020 Triumph Thruxton RS First Ride Review

The highest-performing Triumph Twin in the brand’s history The Thruxton namesake is one that has described Triumph’s racing efforts throughout the middle of the past

2019 Cake Kalk OR Review – First Ride

Light, clean, quiet The Cake Kalk OR is the first in the line of a quartet of stylish Swedish electric… motorcycles? Yeah, they’re motorcycles. No

2020 KAWASAKI W800 FIRST RIDE REVIEW: LONG BEACH JAUNT

Progressive International Motorcycle Show Special Ah, Fall in California. It’s a wonderful time of year where we’re able to still hit the roads on our

Ford Mustang Mach-E first ride – Inside the electric pony

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E isn’t set to reach dealerships until late 2020, but with prototypes already on the streets we didn’t say no when the automaker

2020 Indian Challenger Review – First Ride: Is it the Ultimate American Bagger?

What exactly the hell is the meaning of this, letting a 30-year old kid be the Powertrain Project Engineer for an all-new bagger? What could

2020 YAMAHA R1 AND R1M TEST: SUBTLE TWEAKS, VAST IMPROVEMENT

2020 Yamaha R1 and R1M Test at Jerez Note: This is a follow-up to our first ride review of the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M.

2020 Kawasaki KLX230 Review – First Ride

Keeping the fun limiter pegged Rubbin’ elbows, backin ‘er in, and general tomfoolery. That’s what small displacement dual-sports are for, right? What? I’m doing it

2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Review – First Ride

Indian rolled into the octagon with a newly pumped-up Thunder Stroke 116 powerplant that threw down 126 lb-ft of torque, riding off with the 2020

2020 INDIAN SCOUT BOBBER TWENTY + SCOUT 100TH ANNIVERSARY FIRST RIDE REVIEW (10 FAST FACTS)

Indian Motorcycle has been on a tear lately, and the Minnesota-based company doesn’t seem to be letting off the gas anytime soon. America’s first motorcycle

2020 SUZUKI KATANA ARRIVAL DATE, PRICE AND COLORS: 4 FAST FACTS

2020 Suzuki Katana Coming To America, Finally The hype around the 2020 Suzuki Katana has had long legs. We first had a first look at

2020 HONDA CRF450R REVIEW: First Ride at Riverside (9 FAST FACTS)

After a major makeover three years ago, the Honda CRF450R get regular incremental upgrades, making the motocross motorcycle better and batter. It’s good to remember

2020 Harley-Davidson Livewire Review – First Ride

Riding Harley-Davidson’s most important motorcycle in 100 years To evaluate the 2020 Harley-Davidson Livewire, you need to let go of everything you know – and

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