Cameleon power-sport apparel brings alluring style to the cruising woman, be she a passenger or operator. The stunning Gotica Swarovski Crystal Jacket attracts wanted attention as it envelops the wearer in a cocoon of unspeakably soft leather. The jacket can easily be worn when not riding, then supplemented with Cameleon's Invisible Armor (two styles, not shown) for two-wheel excursions. Zippers in strategic areas allow you to custom-fit the jacket to each specific situation.
Lamenting for a place to store your lunch, a second layer, or maybe even an overnight change of clothes? Some sport bikes offer a mini-trunk with enough space for at least your sunglasses, wallet and maybe your hat if you crush it down. But in general, most are lacking.
I've never why sport-touring motorcycles have not caught on big in the United States. Perhaps it is a problem of marketing. Sport riders think the bikes are too much "tour" and, therefore, boring and stodgy. Touring riders see them as overly "sporty", conjuring images of bent over riders nursing back spasms at the end of a long day in the saddle. If you fit into either of these templates, you probably haven't ridden the Yamaha FJR1300A.
Select one of 280 destinations in over 12 countries. Then begin your road trip on a Harley of your choice, to the sights of your dreams. Thanks to Harley-Davidson Authorized Rental Operators it is easy to plan a quick get-a-way with a variety of recent-model hogs, including the Sportster, Dyna Glide, Softail, VRSC, and Touring models.
It was a dark and stormy night. No, seriously, it was a dark and stormy night. My lady and I had arrived at the end of a month-long motorcycle sojourn through Spain, and were doing our best to prolong the experience. We had detoured up into the Pyrenees for one final flirtation with the beautiful, remote mountain passes.
If you like going noticed at times and unnoticed at others, read on.
DUCATI ST3 (Unnoticed)
This sport tourer may be quite visible in the photo, but high-tech trickery behind the ErmaxUK windscreen makes it stealth to revenue-collectingspeed detection devices.
Paolo Bari's 7-day tours of northern Italy are ultimate motorcycle experiences. Located in Vicenza, the hotelier and restaurateur's exclusive motorcycle touring company indulges your every sense. Each day ends with excellent accommodations and gourmet meals served with the finest wines. I found it to be a mouthwatering vacation in Italy, where life is comfortable and familiar—and yet charmingly and addictively different.
I could have sworn I saw Heidi skipping down one of the many long grassy slopes with her grandfather slowly walking behind her. But, despite the magical views, I had to concentrate on the road ahead as we wound our way through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet: the Dolomites mountain range in north-eastern Italy.
At play we were, making a nimble game of the myriad turns of Highway 1, snaking up the coast of California, the Pacific Ocean our loyal accomplice, steadily reeling in our destination: Big Sur. We were aided and abetted in our escape from the city by two very capable sport touring motorcycles, the Honda Interceptor and Triumph Sprint ST.