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Lieback’s Lounge: Winter Romance in the Basement

Lieback’s Lounge: Winter Romance in the Basement

I love the holidays, but there’s one element that destroys "the most wonderful time of the year," and that's "The Vanishing of the Motorcycles."
Lieback’s Lounge: From Injury to 200-Lap Endurance Mini Moto Racing

Lieback’s Lounge: From Injury to 200-Lap Endurance Mini Moto Racing

Heading into July, I put around 7000 miles combined on my Ducati Multistrada and KTM 1190 Adventure R, and about 1000 miles on my...
Motorcycle Destination Eatery: Laughing Larry’s Lunchroom, Oakdale, WI

Motorcycle Destination Eatery: Laughing Larry’s Lunchroom, Oakdale, WI

Great food, great people, a cool place, and maybe you could clean your bike while you’re there! We are not in the habit of doing...
Lieback's Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

Lieback’s Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

There is a menace in the air Of tragedies in the making. These lines are from "Late September," written by the American minimalist poet Charles Simic....
Lieback's Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

Lieback's Lounge: This Will All Pass [Thoughts on Simic and Motorcycles]

There is a menace in the air Of tragedies in the making. These lines are from "Late September," written by the American minimalist poet Charles Simic....
Lieback’s Lounge: Tennis Elbow is Not as Innocent as Sounds

Lieback’s Lounge: Tennis Elbow is Not as Innocent as it Sounds

Awakening five weeks ago with an unknown pain in my right arm, I didn’t understand how much life was about to change for the...

50th Anniversary in Motorcycling – September 2020 Editor’s Letter

September 2020 marks my 50th anniversary on motorcycles—a momentous occasion by any standard. Oddly enough, it didn’t have to happen. Unlike so many of my...
how to avoid a high-side motorcycle crash

Anatomy of a High-Side Motorcycle Crash: Insights And How To Avoid One

A high-side motorcycle crash is potentially devastating, and it can happen at lower speeds than you think. Consequently, it's not a problem for road...
What's My Dream Motorcycle? 1971 Norton Commando 750

What’s My Dream Motorcycle? It Depends on the Ride

In the real world, there’s no such thing as the ultimate motorcycle—no bike that excels at every type of riding, whether it’s touring, cruising,...
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Lieback’s Lounge: Scary Dream of Crashing at Valencia Proves Positive

I’m at full lean, heading through turn 13 at Jerez—that long left sweeper where the knee plants at triple-digit speeds. I hear the rider...
Daytona 200 Don Emde

Fast Mover: Catching Up with Don Emde (+3 Book Reviews)

From Motorcycle Racing Champion to Award-winning Author and Publisher—a Profile plus Review of The Speed Kings, On Cannon Ball’s Trail and The Daytona 200...
Lieback's Lounge: Why Even Consider a 600 Supersport?

Lieback’s Lounge: Why Even Consider a 600 Supersport?

The GSX-R is bright yellow, unmolested, and not loaded with the typical squid-added features such as neons, spiked windscreens, or fluorescent wheel pinstriping.

SLC7 Fantasy Supercross Tips (8 Fast Facts + Track Map)

We are here--the end of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series. It’s your last chance to roost your friends in fantasy supercross...

SLC5 Fantasy Supercross Tips (8 Fast Facts and Track Maps)

The 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series is drawing to a close, and that means you don’t have much time to pick up...
V-Max Air box with cover off

Tech Tip: The V-Max Diaries – Servicing the Air Filter

Yamaha’s Unique take on Intake Filter Maintenance It’s fair to say every motorcycle has its quirks. There may be technical variations that make each...