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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...
5 Steps to Avoid Motorcycle Drive Belt Drama: Secrets from Experience

4 Steps to Avoid Motorcycle Final Drive Belt Drama: Secrets from Experience

Drive belts do have less maintenance and advantages for motorcycles over a drive chain, but they still can cause drama. What secrets can old...
Glory days—my 1974 Honda CB350F in race-ready form on the salt at Bonneville in 2014.

Revisiting a $600 Auction 1974 Honda CB350: Gettin’ Sentimental

Honda CB350 - Getting a Bit Nostalgic Five years ago, a little, old Honda became part of motorsports history—and took me along for the ride! Some...
Indian Challenger price

Editor’s Letter November 2019: Wrong Turn

Editor's Letter: November 2019 If you have read my columns for any length of time, you might have noticed that I don’t have a lot...
Lieback’s Lounge: Ghost Eyes, Wet Leaves, and Night Riding Romance

Lieback’s Lounge: Ghost Eyes, Wet Leaves, and Night Riding Romance

Lieback’s Lounge: November 2019 Many East Coast riders have already put their motorcycles to sleep. The main attributes of such a horrific act are the...
Honda’s V65 Sabre (L) and V30 Magna set new performance benchmarks in their classes—and 35 years later, still perform to high standards.

1984: George Orwell Got It Wrong, Honda Got It Right

Orwell got it wrong. In 1984, the world—at least a good portion of the motorcycling world—was under the control of Big Red and the Honda V4 Sabre and Magna.