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Honda Trail 90: A look Back at the First True Adventure Bike

Honda Trail 90: A look Back at the First True Adventure Bike

One day when I was admiring his 1968 Honda Trail 90 (aka CT90), he stunned me with the revelation of the little bike’s deadly secret.
Will 'Right to Repair' Be a Thing of the Past for Motorcyclists?

Will ‘Right to Repair’ Be a Thing of the Past for Motorcyclists?

When Copyright becomes Copywrong... Back in 2015, manufacturers of agricultural and automotive vehicles filed briefs with the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO). These briefs argued that, under...
1985 Honda VT500 at Gile Flowage

Living with the Honda VT500C Shadow – 35 Years Later

A narrow-angle V-twin without a counterbalancer that doesn’t shake like crazy? Yep. Back in 2004, I bought a used 1998 Honda VT 1100C2 Shadow ACE...
2020 Atlanta Supercross Fantasy Picks - Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia

2020 Atlanta Fantasy Supercross Picks: Tomac, Roczen, Barcia, and more

It’s time to get serious about your fantasy supercross picks, and we’re here to give you some dispassionate advice. We use the RMFantasySX.com format,...
Lieback’s Lounge: Do Motorcyclists Need Vanity Electronics?

Lieback’s Lounge: Do Motorcyclists Need ‘Vanity’ Electronics?

As a motorcyclist who desires full control over every possible adjustment on my bike, from one or two psi difference in a tire to...

Fantasy Supercross Tips: 2020 Arlington – Tomac, Roczen, Webb

It’s time to get in your RMFantasySX.com picks for fantasy supercross—a fun and simple way to make the races just that much more exciting....
I've Got Gas! Question: Should it Be High or Low Octane for My Motorcycle?

I’ve Got Gas! Should it Be High or Low Octane for My Motorcycle?

The mythical, magic number of motor fuel: Octane. What does it mean for your ride? Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of conflicting views...

Fantasy Supercross Tips: Tampa 2020 – We Pick ’em

It has been a tricky year for fantasy supercross fans! Who would have thought that neither Ken Roczen nor Eli Tomac—the top two riders...
Lieback’s Lounge: Talks of Booze, ‘Workercise’ and Hendrix Strats

Lieback’s Lounge: Talks of Booze, ‘Workercise’ and Hendrix Strats

Winter in the Northeast is not ideal for one obsessed with the mental and physical health benefits of motorcycling. I get out and ride as...
February 2020 Ultimate Motorcycling Editor’s Letter: Something A Little Different

February 2020 Editor’s Letter: Something A Little Different

We’re testing the 2020 Giant Trance E+ 1 Pro electric-assist mountain bike. Don’t worry, though. We are still Ultimate Motorcycling, and dedicated to motorcycling we shall remain.
Midwest Riding in Snow

You May Be a Midwest Motorcyclist If…

Let’s face it, there are some things that differentiate motorcyclists who live in the snow belt—say, the Upper Midwest, for example—and those who enjoy...
Forget New Year’s Resolutions - Focus on Riding Goals Every Day

Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Focus on Riding Goals Every Day

When people speak of New Year’s resolutions, I typically change the subject. The numbers quickly tell the true story—in America, statistics say that 45...
1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross

Husqvarna Sparks Brand Loyalty Crisis in Wisconsin: From Moto To Lawnmower

Being of 100-percent Scandinavian (Finnish) stock, a motorcycle brand from the great north has a certain degree of automatic brand loyalty for me. Husqvarna...
Harley Electric Motorcycle LiveWire

Lieback’s Lounge – Turkey, Bikes & the Status Quo

The Rocket 3, LiveWire and RS660 are three 2020 models that I embrace - these rides go against the status quo of modern motorcycle design.

2019 Long Beach IMS J&P Cycle Custom Bike Show Winners

2019 Progressive International Motorcycle Show Long Beach Winners In addition to the wide variety of new motorcycles to drool over at the 2019 Progressive International...