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2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP Review: Track test

The Throttle Stop – December 2022: Fits and Starts [Commentary]

There are times when scheduling presents hurdles. Life, work, or general daily duties often get in the way of play, which can be irksome....
Shaw Speed & Custom Project 67 studio photo

Re-Make/Re-Model [Editor’s Letter – November 2022]

Every once in a while, it’s a time for a change. Usually, people wait for a marker—the beginning of a new year, or some...

Simple Machines [The Throttle Stop – November 2022]

Every now and again, we’ll come across a simplistic solution to fundamental problems that we’ve never thought of before. Well, I suppose it was...

Dandy Teez First Look [Motorcycles, Cats, and Commentary]

It’s always interesting when worlds collide. I was looking at my Facebook feed, which is an eclectic mix of people in the motorcycle world...
When I'm Sixty-Four : Editor's Letter

When I’m Sixty-Four [Editor’s Letter – October 2022]

My parents bought me The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album for my birthday in 1967. It was an astonishing record to...
The Throttle Stop - October 2022

The Throttle Stop – October 2022 [Rotary Phone, Honda CB750]

For most of my childhood, there was a rotary-dial telephone sitting on the counter at my grandmother’s house, replete with a vaguely art-deco design...
Sturgis 2022 After Party: Downtown

Sturgis 2022 After-Party [Riding Uncrowded South Dakota]

Motorcycle enthusiast and collector extraordinaire Daniel Schoenewald invited us to join him on a road trip for a week in South Dakota. Ultimate Motorcycling...
Editor's Letter - September 2022 - Yamaha FZ1

Editor’s Letter – September 2022 [First In Flight]

The Tar Heel State looms large in the September 2022 issue of Ultimate Motorcycling, and for two very different reasons. First, we sent Senior Editor...
Ninja 400R.com SuperBike Club Racer

The Throttle Stop: Wear Long Trousers [September 2022]

Look both ways before crossing the street, use sunscreen, don’t run with scissors, and wear long trousers when riding your bike—all things we heard...

2022 Honda Africa Twin Review [A Personal Adventure Bike Test]

They say age is just a number, but tell that to my hip, which decided that my “active lifestyle” was too much and has...

The Throttle Stop August 2022 – Are We There Yet? [Pilgrimage to Laguna]

Every summer, I make the pilgrimage to Laguna Seca, a racetrack that needs no introduction to any gearhead worth their salt. The undulating 2.238-mile...
Editor's Letter August 2022

Editor’s Letter August 2022 – In The Heat of The Night [LA After Dark]

I have a love/hate relationship with the Southern California summer. Triple digits are the norm, and I don’t like getting up early enough to...

Taka Nakagami and his Arai Corsair-X Helmet [Commentary]

The first 20 or so seconds of the 2022 Grand Prix of Catalunya turned out to be even more intense than the typical MotoGP...

What’s Your Focus? – The Throttle Stop, July 2022

I’m not sure what inspired the thought, yet while relaxing in the comfortable climate-controlled environment of a movie theater, I realized that I’d been...

Open Bluetooth Intercom Standard Announced [Expert Analysis]

I’ve reviewed many helmet intercom communication devices over the past nine years and often mentioned my desire that the intercoms work easily across brands....