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Top 5 Things We Can Learn From Watching Online Motorcycle Videos (Especially Stupid Ones)

The videos I refer to are those that show some hair-raising, tragic, stupid, preventable, dangerous, uncalled-for moments in the lives of motorcyclists from around the world.
1999 H-D Sportster XLH: tribute

1999 H-D Sportster XLH: Country Roads are Home for this Sportster at 20 years

Now 20-years old as 2019 dawns, and one of my favorite long-term rides, this black H-D Sportster XLH has proven to be reliable and user friendly.
Jett Tuning/Ultimate MotorCycling Track Day Arthur Coldwells

President’s Letter: Ultimate Motorcycling’s Journey to 100th Issue

It does feel as though getting to the current version of Ultimate Motorcycling has indeed been a thousand-mile journey.
Reconnect CA State Routes 2 and 39 | Editor’s Letter to Trump and Brown

Editor’s Letter: Reaching the 100th Issue Milestone

Stick around—we easily have another 100 ahead of us, and we’ll continue to try to make each issue better than the previous one.
Ultimate Motorcycling magazine December 2017

Lieback’s Lounge: Digital Never Felt So Good (100th Issue Celebration)

Not only does the Ultimate Motorcycling staff get to celebrate a New Year in January, but also the Centennial issue of our magazine.
Sno-Runner in action

Ending the 2018 Riding Season in the Saddle and on the Snow

I end the 2018 riding season on my Sno-Runner after a small number of early attempts to make a workable motorcycle-style snowmobile.
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.