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With still-frozen Sunday Lake and a dazzling blue sky as background, my 1985 Honda VT500 Shadow was on the road for its first ride of 2021.

A Tale of Two First Rides—of 2021, That Is (Honda Magna, Yamaha Seca).

In less than 300 miles, spring looked like winter again Wouldn’t you think that after riding motorcycles for more than 47 years and snowmobiles and...

2021 Arlington 1 Fantasy Supercross Tips (7 Fast Facts)

It was a must-win night for Eli Tomac at Daytona, and the defending Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion came through with a win. With...

A Motorcyclist’s Dream: Unstuck In Time On Two-Wheels

The sun is rising and the road ahead of me is perfect. I’m headed from the Salton Sea along Box Canyon Road to Joshua...

2021 Daytona Fantasy Supercross Tips (16 Fast Facts)

The Daytona Supercross is the midway point in the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series. There are eight rounds in the book, and there...
Editor’s Letter, March 2021: Vive l'automatique!

Ultimate Motorcycling Editor’s Letter, March 2021: Vive l’automatique!

Testing the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT for this issue reminded me of something fundamental—motorcycles need to be accessible to new riders. Although we’ve...
Lieback’s Lounge: FTR—The Savior From Winter Misery?

Lieback’s Lounge: FTR—The Savior From Winter Misery?

When I found myself cleaning the tire treads on my Multistrada 1200, I knew the winter madness had returned.

2021 Orlando 2 Fantasy Supercross Tips (11 Fast Facts)

As the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series reveals itself, it continues to confound fantasy Supercross players at RMFantasySX.com. Patterns emerge, and then...
Harley-Davidson Magazine

85 Years Ago Harley Davidson’s New Models Would Knock Your Eyes Out!

85 years ago, amid worldwide doom and gloom, The Motor Company forged ahead. Harley-Davidson’s house magazine, Harley-Davidson Enthusiast, was first published in 1916. It would...
Side-by-side V4s—The Honda VF1100S (L) with the optional frame mount fairing and the Yamaha VMX1200 with aftermarket drag bars—the same only different?

V4s Head-to-Head: Honda V65 Sabre or Yamaha Vmax?

I’ve now owned a 1984 Honda V65 Sabre since 2011 and a 2002 Yamaha Vmax since 2019—long enough to get quite a few miles in the saddle on each.

2021 Orlando 1 Fantasy Supercross Tips (9 Fast Facts)

Fantasy Supercross can be a cruel sport. On lap 24 of 26 at Indy 3, those of us with Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia...
Motorcycle World Mourns the Passing of Dale Walksler

Motorcycle World Mourns the Passing of Dale Walksler

Dale Walksler, founder of the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, N.C., passed away on Feb. 3, 2021, at the age of 68...

2021 Indianapolis 3 Fantasy Supercross Tips (8 Fast Facts)

The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series continues to come into a clearer view with the results at Indianapolis 2. However, picking the Top...

2021 Indianapolis 2 Fantasy Supercross Tips (11 Fast Facts)

Things are starting to settle down a bit for RMFantasyMX.com fantasy supercross players. The first two rounds were pure chaos, and with four rounds...

2021 Indianapolis 1 Fantasy Supercross Tips (16 Fast Facts)

Although the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series' unpredictability continued at Houston 3, some patterns are starting to emerge. We’re going to dig into...
Lieback’s Lounge: Discussing the “Why” of Motorcycling

Lieback’s Lounge: Discussing the “Why” of Motorcycling

I’ve learned that always starting with “why” helps inspire others to understand my point of view over rabbit-hole debates. And the same process works when people begin their thoughts on motorcycles that are overrun by fear.