2007 KTM 990 Super Duke | Motorcycle Review

The traditional orange livery of KTM says it all. It isn't a posh Hermès orange or a trendy mid-century citrus. Rather, it is a shade that recalls highway workers clad in DOT-approved reflective garb. The color is all function with a dismissive nod to form, which is fitting, as the Austrian manufacturer has spent the last 73 years building durable off-road bikes better suited to pavement-free adventures than aggressive urban jaunts.
Wayne Rainey Tribute Superbike

2007 Kawasaki ZX-10R | Wayne Rainey Tribute

1983 Superbike Champ

Motorcycle racing is a brutal affair, in both the physical dangers and the elusiveness of success for its competitors. Victory and fame are dependent on the merging of raw talent, discipline, opportunity, will, and desire–not to mention capable machinery and ample luck. Among the myriad names inked into the annals of this most ephemeral of professions there are but a relative handful that have earned the status of legend. When a racer continues to garner respect and reverence years after their reign is over it is a testament of true greatness.

2007-2009 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra X | Motorcycle Test

Motorcycle Pure and Simple.

There is definitely something wrong with this picture. I'm bombing along a back road in Santa Paula, Calif. (aka the Citrus Capital of the World) aboard a mercilessly underpowered, somewhat skittish motorcycle that, despite being the latest offering from the company, hasn't witnessed any major design changes since Eisenhower was president. Yet, I'm having an absolute ball.

AGV TiTech Helmet | QuickShift

When you see Valentino Rossi tearing across the tracks of the MotoGP circuit, he's wearing an AGV TiTech helmet. That's a pretty good endorsement, and I'm sure AGV pays a king's ransom for #46 to wear their wares. The nice thing about trickle-down, is that we can buy (prices range from $500 to $680, depending on the graphics) and wear a helmet that is built to the standards of a MotoGP champion.

2007 MV Agusta F4CC | Limited Edition Motorcycle

Claudio Castiglioni's 100

It has been said that 20 percent of all the art ever created is in Italy. The country overflows with legendary beauty. From the spellbinding Sistine Chapel to da Vinci's The Last Supper; from Michelangelo's David to the Leaning Tower of Pisa; Italy stirs the imagination with its timeless creations.

2007 Aprilia RXV and SXV | Motorcycle Tests

When Aprilia initially revealed its revolutionary concept V-twin 450cc off-road powerplant at the Milan Motorcycle Show in 2003, the lightweight, high-tech motor was lacking just one thing—a chassis. Following years of building anticipation from the public, Aprilia has placed the V-twin in the guise of both supermoto (SXV) and enduro (RXV), as well as delivering the engine in two displacements—450cc and 550cc.

Niche Dweller

Hanging with the hot rods.

2007 Kawasaki ZX-6R | Feature

Effectively melding the design philosophy of its MotoGP racing division with its street-going, production-based supersport machine, Kawasaki has retired the 636 offering to concentrate their middleweight efforts solely on the 600. The result is an all-new Ninja ZX-6R.

DOWCO Fastrax Sport Luggage | Motorcycle Bags

Your superbike or sportbike might not come immediately to mind when thinking about a long-distance mount, but DOWCO's Fastrax Sport and Adventure Luggage just may change all that. Now, the rider looking for the ultimate focus-on-sport touring motorcycle will have tank, tail, and saddlebags designed to work with virtually any sport bike. The bags feature storage for MP3 players (with audio/power ports), hydration pack storage, lockable waterproof zippers, sewn-in rain hoods, and security cables. Conveniently, once off the bike, the bags can be converted to backpacks.

Inherit the Wind

Miguel Duhamel, the ultimate competitor.

1979 Honda CBX | Motorcycle Review

The mid-1970s was a cruel era for Honda streetbike enthusiasts. A lack of captivating suspects in the showroom lineup had admirers of the engineering giant wistfully twisting the throttles of past glories. The powerhouse Honda CB750 Four had broken ground on a number of design fronts, but the original superbike was an aging child of the sixties. By late 1976, the once mighty roar of Honda's innovative motorcycle engineering department had been reduced to a muffled gust—at least that was the view from the street.

Platinum Weapon

20 years after.

Gary Jones Racing Suzuki DR-Z400S | Custom Dirt Bike Test

Just as the two Gallery bikes in this issue revolutionized the street motorcycle world over 30 years ago, so too did the 1968 Yamaha DT-1 250 Enduro. The famous white-tanked bike was the first street-legal motorcycle that was also a capable, lightweight, reliable and powerful off-road machine. Yamaha's newly dubbed “dual purpose” motorcycle introduced untold hundreds of thousands to the sport of motorcycle riding, and spawned an entirely new market segment.

Moving Libretto

Loitering with intent.

Less is more

Brawling in basic black.