FIRST RIDE

2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT Review – First Ride

Yamaha’s middleweight sport-tourer gets a full makeover. Remember sport-touring motorcycles? Maybe you don’t, thanks to the rise of adventure-touring bikes cross-pollinating the genre. Well, before

2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Review – First Ride

Back from the dead in the Land of Enchantment Which side of the fence were you on when you got the hot goss that a

2022 BMW R18B (And R18 Transcontinental) Review – First Ride

Riding 1,475 miles to see if the BMW R18B has the bagger chops to ease into this competitive market As I pull the 2022 BMW

2021 BMW R NineT Pure Option 719 First Ride Review

To most motorcyclists, the term “pure” evokes images of kickstarters, chrome finishes, and cable throttles. It takes us back to simpler times; a time before

2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Review – First Ride

Further refinements to Aprilia’s thunderous V4 Coming directly off of a six-bike shootout the previous day of paltry 900cc nekids, I knew I needed to

2022 Honda CRF250R Review (13 Fast Facts for Motocross Racing)

The Honda CRF250R received a major upgrade this year, making it the sixth generation of the support class motocross racer. We went through extensive changes

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Review – First Ride

Bred for the streets with track-ready performance Barreling down the back straight at triple digit speeds on the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS feels

First Ride: 2022 Aston Martin Valkyrie Unleashed

We ride shotgun with Aston’s CEO in the 1160-hp hypercar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Reviewing a vehicle from the passenger’s seat is difficult,

2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S Review – First Ride

They put the Sport back in the Sportster I learned about a new-to-me thing this week in a fun Facebook discussion: Oppositional Defiance Disorder. This

2021 Benelli TRK 502 X Review – First Ride

It’s a lot of adventure bike for the money “It’s actually not that bad,” is my most-repeated phrase as I flit from flower to flower

2022 Zero FXE Review – First Ride

An aesthetic redesign of the Cypher 2 platform If you feel like you’ve seen the 2022 Zero FXE somewhere before, there’s a good chance that

2022 Indian FTR Carbon First Ride Review

Nothing stokes expectation like a sexy motorcycle standing before you fully fueled and ready to ride. So when Indian dropped off their latest, greatest FTR—the

2022 Honda Grom First Ride

The 2022 Honda Grom adds a gear and remains America’s unlikely sweetheart. This is the land of $100,000 pickup trucks with bed rails that come

2022 Suzuki Hayabusa Review – First Ride

The new Hayabusa is the same as it ever was: a land-based missile In 1988, I graduated from high school at 17 years old and

2021 Honda CRF300L & Rally Review – First Ride

From the garage to the trail, and everywhere in between Ever since the, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” campaign, Big Red has

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Review – First Ride

Fun and affordability wrapped up in a controversial name I get it. You’re upset. How could Yamaha possibly perform something as sacrilegious as this? The name YZF-R7 belongs to

2021 Triumph Trident Review – First Ride

Triumph’s shot in the $8k middleweight naked bike wars is a direct hit Another cool deal about getting old is you’re allowed to forget things,

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Ride Review

It’s a shame we’ll never know the exact number of Americans the Ford F-150 Lightning will introduce to to the power of electric vehicles. There

2021 Ducati Monster Review – First Ride

Ok, I’m old, so what? When I was young, the first Monster M900 (1994) spoke to me. A basic, naked, standard Ducati that was perfect

2021 Ducati Monster Review – First Ride

Ok, I’m old, so what? When I was young, the first Monster M900 (1994) spoke to me. A basic, naked, standard Ducati that was perfect

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special Video Review – First Ride

Video killed the magazine editor Our full-length 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special review spanned more than 4,000 words to fully describe Harley’s new adventure

2021 Aprilia RSV4 And RSV4 Factory Review – First Ride

Just getting better with age. Laguna Seca’s most prominent feature is the world-famous Corkscrew – the undulating left-right flick that you enter blind, which then

2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Review – First Ride

Remember the day you took your first long ride on your very first motorcycle? The weather was TV-commercial sunny as you rolled down the two-lane

2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 Review – First Ride

The Aprilia Tuono 660 is a bike that I’ve been eager to ride since I first laid eyes on the pretty production-ready looking concept at

2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM Review – First Ride

Is Kawi’s new supermoto the best new beginner bike on the market? The 2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM might be the best new beginner motorcycle on the

2021 Yamaha MT-09 Review – First Ride

MT-07, and its spunky 689 twin-cylinder motor, has always been a crowd favorite at MO. MT-10 was an immediate hit with its crazy crossplane 999

2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 Review – First Ride

Truly an all-terrain vehicle I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the last two Ducati Multistrada press launches for MO. In late 2017, I was in

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R Review – First Ride

Just what a 469-pound dirtbike needed, more power Back in December, I included the KTM 890 Adventure R in our selection of most anticipated motorcycles of

2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Review – First Ride

Pop Quiz: If a Tiger 850, how many are left? What Tiger 850? When I went to St. Louis to learn all about the new

2021 Polaris Slingshot First Ride Review

It was a dangerous, dirty assignment, but somebody had to do it: Go spend a night at the Surfrider Inn in Malibu, to be up