The initial intention of the Monster 900 S i.e. was restoration back to factory specs to celebrate the Monster’s 25th Anniversary, but that changed quickly.
The Beta Trials Day at MotoVentures introduced media members to observed motorcycle trials, you know, the thing that Toni Bou does that no one else can.
It seems like every time I spend a bundle on some parts and do the labor in the name of “preventive motorcycle maintenance” it ends up triggering a cascade of other sometimes even more expensive problems.
There’s always that persistent question I get—“What is your favorite motorcycle?” As I reply in my profile on UltimateMotorcycling.com, “Whatever bike I’m on. The number of motorcycles I fall in love with on a monthly basis would provide fodder for a very risqué country song.
Regardless of riding decision, I realize more and more it’s not just the style of motorcycling I always crave. Rather, it’s the simple enjoyment of two wheels and the focus on something that points the mind towards something else for a bit. These rides are the ultimate refresher for the mind.
Motorcycle Commentary: Exceeding Your Dreams There’s nothing like going back to your high school alma mater for a Career Day event to stir up some...
Pam now got her first ride on the KTM Adventure R, which I purchased for serious off-road ADV riding this year now that Pam’s surgeries are done. I thought she was going to hate it due to its tall seating and off-road attitude. I was completely wrong; she absolutely loved it.
Return To Italy: The Three Amigos on Motorcycles Last year, I went riding in Italy with my two amigos for the fifth time in seven years...
Wisconsin has been called the Winter Wonderland. With good reason; you have to wonder what will happen next. In recent years, the weather has been more than a little unexpected at times, leaving us to wonder. Of course, we have long used the old saying, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes—it’ll change.”
A friend’s untimely death cut the journey to Washington state short, and I rode from Pikes Peak to Northeast Pennsylvania in what felt like one complete day. I would not—and did not—miss his wake. My friends may have had two wakes that week if it wasn’t for the unlikely occurrence of an elderly Ohioan and a blunt Kansas Highway Patrolman. Let me explain.
While I admit to missing Ultimate Motorcycling magazine in print, I plead guilty to loving the digital delivery of information. I can access far more information about the subject I’m perusing, and it requires simply a tap or swipe of my fingertips. It’s not magic, but even Merlin would have been astonished.
For most performance-hungry motorcyclists, the Year of the Orange can mean only one thing—KTM.
In all facets of mankind, the apocalypse is a common theme. When it comes to motorcycling in the United States, rest assured that is not the case.
10 Great Motorcycles of 2017: Editor's Picks Last week I wrote about the motorcycles I want to ride in 2018. Now, I present you with...
Rather than make grand resolutions, I prefer small things I’d like to do in the coming year: my motorcycle “to-do” list for 2018.