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Top 12 Motorcycles I Want To Ride In 2018 Ninja H2 SX

Editor’s Choice: Top 12 Motorcycles I Want To Ride In 2018

As the calendar ticks over to 2018, I’m looking at the new motorcycles I want to ride in the coming year. Here's the top 12 I want to ride.
Honda V30 Magna at 30 - Vintage Motorcycle Tales

Honda V30 Magna at 30 – Vintage Motorcycle Tales

Honda V30 Magna In 1984 Honda’s VF500C V30 Magna raised the bar on 500cc performance, so how’s it doing 30 years later? When Honda introduced the...
Motorcycle Sales Chart 2018

Motorcycle Sales Patterns Explained | The Sky is Not Falling

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.
Best Motorcycles I Rode In 2018 Iron 1200

Editor’s Choice: Best Motorcycles I Rode In 2018 (Top 22)

Editor’s Choice: Top 22 Motorcycles I Rode In 2018 One of the best things about my job is that I get to ride lots of...
Five Reasons ‘Why We Ride’ Motorcycles

Five Reasons ‘Why We Ride’ Motorcycles | Moto Commentary

Not all riders are out chasing the type of feeling that’s worth dying for. For majority of those who ride motorcycles, it’s much simpler than that.

Top 120 Non-Vulgar Motorcycle Terms | Technical & Slang

Top 120 Non-vulgar Motorcycle Terms As with many highly specialized art forms, motorcycling has a language all its own. Perhaps most bewildering to non-riders, new...
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.
Mother, Daughter, and Dirt Bikes - Suzuki off-road

Mother, Daughter, and Dirt Bikes: Family Off-Road Riding

Off-Road Women on the 2019 Suzuki DR-Z50 and DR-Z125L Although I was born in Sweden, which has a proud moto history of its own, I...
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...
Ducati Multistrada on street

So You Want To Be a Better Rider? Let’s Talk Motorcycle Training

So you want to be a better rider? Here’s my story, along with some insight on how to find the correct motorcycle training program that works for you.
1985 Honda VT500 at Gile Flowage

Living with the Honda VT500C Shadow – 35 Years Later

A narrow-angle V-twin without a counterbalancer that doesn’t shake like crazy? Yep. Back in 2004, I bought a used 1998 Honda VT 1100C2 Shadow ACE...
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...
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.
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...

BMW Motorcycles: What the Model Letters and Numbers Mean

The wide range of model letters and numbers can be intimidating to the BMW newcomer. Fortunately, the nomenclature is pretty straightforward, making it reasonably...