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BMW GS: The Swiss Army Knife of Motorcycles Turns 40 [History Recap]

BMW GS: The Swiss Army Knife of Motorcycles Turns 40 [History Recap]

There's no denying the popularity of the BMW GS. Since its introduction in 1980 as the R 80 G/S, the bike immediately gained recognition as...

Ducati Museum Reopens July 4 in Borgo Panigale, Bologna

After an extended closure due to Italian efforts to combat COVID-19, the Ducati Museum in Bologna is opening on July 4. The opening is...

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Ohio Reopens Today

Closed since March 20, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame reopens to visitors today. The AMA is following Ohio’s Responsible RestartOhio guidelines, which means...

Corkscrew Paradise Honors Laguna Seca Raceway

How many amazing World Championship Grand Prix road races have we seen at Laguna Seca Raceway over the years? Eddie Lawson won the first...

Tales of a Moonlight Rider by Russell Groover: Rider’s Library

I discovered Russell Groover through an article he wrote for the American Motorcyclist Association member magazine, American Motorcyclist. It was a type of article we...

2020 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Competition Registration Opens

It’s time to celebrate our motorcycling heritage, and registration is now open for racing at the 2020 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. As has been...

Agostini Museum First Look: Greatest of All-Time

When having a discussion of the greatest Grand Prix motorcycle racers of all-time, the name Giacomo Agostini will inevitably be at the top. From...

COVID-19 Countermeasures: Top Safer at Home Reading Material

COVID-19 Cutting Your Saddle Time? Tap Into UM's Arsenal of Intellect to fight Back! Over the years, Ultimate Motorcycling has reviewed most of the greatest...
Georges Jobé’s Hawkstone Jump:

Georges Jobé’s Hawkstone Jump: A Look Back to 1984 (with video)

Most American motocross fans are familiar with two of the most massive jumps in MX history. LaRocco’s Leap, a 130-footer at RedBud MX, got...
Honda Trail 90: A look Back at the First True Adventure Bike

Honda Trail 90: A look Back at the First True Adventure Bike

One day when I was admiring his 1968 Honda Trail 90 (aka CT90), he stunned me with the revelation of the little bike’s deadly secret.
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...

Jorge Lorenzo Career Retrospective: Five-Time World Champion

We have a collection of images from Jorge Lorenzo’s final MotoGP season, inarguably the most challenging of his career, which hastened the end of...
Zen and the Art or Motorcycle Maintenance Honda motorcycle

Prisig’s ’66 Super Hawk from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance to Smithsonian

Motorcycles have deep roots in major movements. Motorcycling's claim in the counter culture was Easy Rider. In politics, we have the Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che"...
1949 Honda Dream D-Type, Honda's First Motorcycle

Honda Produces 400th Million Motorcycle: History & Milestones

Honda reached 70 years of motorcycle production in 2019 and achieved a significant milestone in December - producing its 400th million bike. The company surfaced...

James Bond Triumph: Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 in New Movie

James Bond movies have a long history of motorcycles participating in the spy's cinematic adventures around the world. However, it did take Agent 007...