FIRST RIDE

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

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