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Lieback’s Lounge: Easy Rider on Big Screen with Dad

Lieback’s Lounge: Easy Rider on Big Screen with Dad

Watching an iconic motorcycling movie like Easy Rider is one thing, but seeing it return to the big screen is quite another—especially with dad.
KTM getting tire pressure

Lieback’s Lounge: 3 Motorcycles. 3 Breakdowns. 1 Week.

Third Time’s Not Such a Charm Really? Three moto issues in one week? Is this even possible? Except for one flat tire while riding with Paul...
2002 Yamaha V-Max

The Impulse V-Max Buy: Everything Happens For a Reason

The Impulse V-Max Purchase The last Friday in May 2019 seemed likely to go down in my recent motorcycle history as a real bummer. I...
Dunlop Isle of Man TT

Lieback’s Lounge: The TT Perfectly Blends Technology and Insanity

Circuit racing gets the pulse pumping—I haven’t missed a GP race in over a decade—but the TT disrupts the mindset, influencing thoughts of sheer madness.
Lieback's Lounge: Optimize Productivity and Happiness Via Two Wheels

Lieback’s Lounge: Optimize Productivity and Happiness Via Two Wheels

Motorcycles are the backbone of my happiness in both professional and personal life. They provide utlimate solutions for anything, including productivity.
Kickstarting the 1976 Honda CJ360T

A True ‘Kick-Starter’ Kick-Off for 2019 Motorcycling Season

Four of the bikes I have in my shed have kick-start levers on them. Up until recently, I had five, including a 1977 Triumph Bonneville 750 Silver Jubilee.

2019 Houston Supercross Preview and Track Map Video (10 Fast Facts)

2019 Houston Supercross Preview: Can Musquin Bounce Back? Monster Energy AMA Supercross moves back indoors for round 13 of the 17-round series. The controlled environment of...
Lieback’s Lounge: Spoiled Motojournalist Battling Jetlag in Japan

Lieback’s Lounge: Spoiled Motojournalist Battling Jetlag in Japan

After seeing the places we visit, the bikes we ride, and the new gear that seems to arrive weekly, many consider us motojournalists a spoiled bunch.
Editor’s Letter: Roaming Motoreporter Don Williams

Editor’s Letter: Roaming Motoreporter

Editor’s Letter: April 2019 It’s funny how the gears in the mind can grind while you’re riding. I was out testing the 2019 Yamaha Niken GT,...
Marvin Musquin Jump

L’Affaire Marvin Musquin: Jumping On The Red Cross Flag (Commentary)

Musquin’s Miscue In Seattle, Plus Reed and Brayton Update There has been quite a bit of discussion about Marvin Musquin’s second-lap rule violation at the...
600 Articles for Ultimate Motorcycling and Still No Writer’s Cramp!

600 Articles for Ultimate Motorcycling and Still No Writer’s Cramp!

The realization that I recently had the privilege of having article number 600 for Ultimate Motorcycling posted on the site was humbling and gratifying.
2019 Indianapolis Supercross Preview - start

2019 Indianapolis Supercross Preview and Track Map (11 Fast Facts)

2019 Indianapolis Supercross Preview: Webb's Growing Gap It’s back inside for the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series, as the riders head to spectacular Lucas...
Valentino Rossi at 2019 Qatar MotoGP Losail

How Rossi Did It: 14th to 5th at 2019 Qatar MotoGP

The stark reality of Rossi’s ride at Losail International Circuit is that he was faster on laps 2-21 than all four riders who beat him.
Lieback’s Lounge: Ups and Downs of Sportbike Rider Aids

Lieback’s Lounge: Ups and Downs of Sportbike Rider Aids

Modern sportbike rider aids like TC and cornering ABS are pure magic. But newbies should learn on bikes without rider aids to truly learn how to ride fast.
4 out of 10 DOT-Certified Helmets Fail Government Performance Tests

4 out of 10 DOT-Certified Helmets Fail Government Performance Tests

To find that 41.9% of the helmets tested since 2014 failed on actual performance criteria (i.e.: impact attenuation) could be a concern for US riders.