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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...
Editor's Letter: For this Motorcyclist, 60 is Truly Just a Number

Editor’s Letter: For this Motorcyclist, 60 is Truly Just a Number

60 is Truly Just A Number Over the years, I have stopped worrying about birthdays—mine, or anyone else’s. Really, you are just another day older...
The F 850 GS impressed with a flat front tire.

Lieback’s Lounge: Fixing a Deviated Septum Via BMW F 850 GS

I had no plans of ever re-breaking my nose, but something interfered those plans in early November—a 2019 BMW F 850 GS.
The Honda VFR800 during its touring days. This was taken at the popular Tail of the Dragon.

Lieback’s Lounge: Beloved VFR800 Goes Classic

Congratulations! Your 1998 Honda VFR800 has been chosen by our selection committee for display at the 2019 Modern Classics Motorcycle Show. I was stoked.

Lieback’s Lounge: Triple-Digit Birthday Traditions

Besides meeting with family for some wine and cake, I’ve never had any specific birthday rituals. But Ducati and my wife changed this.
After hearing the corn popping in my exhaust pipe, I realized the only way to clear it was to take the muffler off.

The Strange Case of the Yamaha Seca Corn Popper

When you think of one of those hot air corn poppers, one with a four-cylinder double overhead cam mill attached probably doesn’t come to mind.
Lieback's Lounge Honda VFR in Clarksdale Mississippi to discover the blues

Lieback’s Lounge: What’s Your Hierarchy of Motorcycle Love?

Lieback's Lounge: September 2018 A good friend scrolled through my Instagram and Facebook pics, noticing the various styles of motorcycles I ride. The images include many...
Lieback’s Lounge: Two bikes ready for AHRMA

Lieback’s Lounge: Flex Seal, AHRMA, and a Multistrada

The goal of finishing my project Monster 900 was to take it on an annual ride to AHRMA at NJMP. Though the Flex Seal worked wonders, I rode my Multistrada.
Liebacks Lounge v-strom dl1000 and ktm 1190 adventure r

Lieback’s Lounge: After 50 Years of Cruising, ‘Old Man’ Goes ADV

I’m truly blessed to have my dad around, and equally blessed that he’s not solely dedicated to the cruiser scene like most guys his age.
A Stunt Man's Perspective on Motorcycle Safety pushes

Stunt Safety | A Stuntman’s Perspective on Motorcycle Safety

By constantly training yourself in motorcycle safety, and mentally conditioning yourself to understand this "Stunt Safety" concept, you'll ride longer.
Ducati Monster 900 S i.e. custom restoration

Lieback’s Lounge: Ducati Monster 25th Celebration Resto Goes Custom

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.
2018 Beta Trials Day At MotoVentures review

Editor’s Letter: 2018 Beta Trials Day At MotoVentures

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.
Spring Break HD drive belt

Spring Break: A Case Against Preventive Motorcycle Maintenance

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.

Editor’s Letter: ‘What is Your Favorite Motorcycle?’

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.
Ducati 1198 NYST Lieback

Lieback’s Lounge: Struggling With Diversity—For Motorcycles, That Is

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.

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