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Here are the latest Ultimate Motorcycling motorcycle reviews, along with tests of all gear and parts, including jackets, helmets and tires.

AltRider Universal Highway Foot Pegs Review [Ténéré 700 Project Bike]

I am fine sitting upright with my feet on the pegs or standing all day on a backcountry route. But, if I am doing...

2022 Honda CRF450X Review: Trail Bike Extraordinaire

Although Honda boasts the Baja-winning capabilities of a highly modified CRF450X, the true calling card of the stock Honda CRF450X is its EPA-friendly emissions...

Schuberth C5 Review [Motorcycle Touring Modular-Style From Germany]

After my many years riding with Schuberth’s C3, C3 Pro, C4, and C4 Pro (and all the way back to the original Concept) motorcycle...

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Review [15 Retro-Styled Fast Facts]

Poised at the intersection of style and substance sits the updated 2022 Yamaha XSR900, Iwata’s fastest son in the Sport Heritage family, fulfilling the...
BMW R 1250 RS Project Bike

BMW R 1250 RS Project Bike: The One-Motorcycle Solution

After a lifetime of riding on two wheels, I realized I had owned dozens of bikes—often two to four at a time—and ridden hundreds,...

2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST Review [A Dozen Fast Facts]

There is no doubt that the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST is a prime example of serving red meat to the masses. After watching...

Burma-Shave – The Rhymes, the Signs, the Times Review [Rider’s Library]

Riders of a certain age—myself included—may remember seeing them. They were those small, unobtrusive but often funny placards in sets of six along the...

Seat Concepts Comfort Tall Seat Foam & Cover Kit Review: Project Ténéré

When I picked up the Ultimate Motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 Project Bike in Los Angeles to ride it 1120 miles back home to Oregon, I...

Cycplus A8 Air Pump Review: The Pressure Is On For Motorcycle Tires

When it comes time to increase the pressure in your motorcycle’s tires, you have several choices—manual pump (too much work), air compressor (expensive, space-consuming,...

Apollo Walker Carrier Backpack For Pets Review: Motorcycle Tested!

There’s often some confusion in our household when we’re enthusiastically yelling words of encouragement during MotoGP racing. That’s because Charley, our cuddly King Charles...
BMW R nineT Scrambler and Indian FTR Rally

BMW R nineT Scrambler vs. Indian FTR Rally: Desert Scramble Tour

The forecast for the day in Flagstaff, as I sit 60 miles south for breakfast in Cottonwood, calls for snow. It is clear that...

Held Hakuna II Jacket and Matata II Pants Review [Ready for 4 Seasons]

Held is a leading German manufacturer of motorcycle apparel starting with gloves in the 1970s and is again offering a robust range of jackets,...

The Ventura by Cortech Jeans Review [Denim Motorcycle Pants]

The Ventura by Cortech technical jeans are high-tech, high-protection, five-pocket pants with an approachable $170 MSRP price point. The Ventura jeans offer two layers of...

RSD Ronin CE Jacket Review [Roland Sands Design Leather]

I’ve reviewed all sorts of gear over the years, from helmets to boots and everything in between. I’m tempted to say my favorite items...

Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag Review [Yamaha Ténéré 700 Project Bike]

There are so many purpose-built Giant Loop cargo bags that I needed to carefully study the Oregon-based company’s photo-rich and descriptive website to narrow...