Touring Motorcycle Reviews

From the latest Honda Gold Wing to the Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Tourers, we ride and review them all. Check out our latest touring motorcycle reviews here, along with comparisons and other insights into each machine.

2016 Yamaha FJR1300A Review | 10 Quick Facts

2016 Yamaha FJR1300A Review | 10 Quick Facts

2016 Yamaha FJR1300A Review - First Ride Ultimate MotorCycling Editor Don Williams is currently in Arizona testing the new 2016 Yamaha FJR. On Tuesday, he...

2010 Honda VFR1200F DCT Test: Automatic Transmission

VFR1200F DCT Test

Technology - motorcyclists thrive on it. Whether you enjoy crossing the interstate, dragging a knee, clearing a triple, gapping two boulders, or simply commuting to work, technology is what makes our motorcycles more enjoyable.

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Review: 600 Miles of Smiles

There are several great bikes in the sport-adventure, ADV-style category, and the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S fits squarely within the type and does...
2015 Yamaha FJ-09 From Above First Ride

2015 Yamaha FJ-09 First Ride Review | Sport-Touring Test

2015 Yamaha FJ-09 First Touring Test Ride With sport-touring motorcycle sales increasing every year since 2009, the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 is a natural addition to...
2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT | First Look

2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT | First Look

2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Preview Available in Canada and Europe the past two years, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 is finally arriving stateside. For 2015, Americans...
2015 Honda Gold Wing

2015 Honda Gold Wing and F6B Preview

2015 Honda Gold Wing and F6B First Look The 2015 Honda Gold Wing has been announced by American Honda, and it's a 40th Anniversary Edition....

Ducati Hyperstrada Review While Touring California Route 49

2013 Ducati Hyperstrada Test Chinese Camp. Moccasin. Drytown. Cool. I was constantly being bombarded by intriguing names as I rode along California state route 49,...
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2016 Motus MST Review | First Ride Test

2016 Motus MST Review There is almost no comparison to hitting your comfort canyon roads or familiar trails on a weekday, when the weekend warrior traffic...
Motus MST Specs

2016 Motus MST Touring Test

On The Road With the Motus MST While Ultimate MotorCycling’s Arthur Coldwells and Nic de Sena were thrashing the new Motus MSTR and MST, respectively,...

2005 Honda Gold Wing Retro Review | Digging Into Archives

Having been thoroughly disabused of any notion that the Gold Wing is little more than a two-wheeled station wagon, I would go so far as to say that between its potent acceleration, confident braking and competent cornering, the Wing feels like, well . . . feels like a real motorcycle.
2020 Indian Chieftain Elite review

2020 Indian Chieftain Elite: Long-Distance Touring Review

In years past, I’ve had the opportunity to ride and review several Polaris Inc. products, resulting in published articles about both Victory and Indian...
Signage along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Mountains: Journey of Legend

Riding through Great Smoky National Park is the best way to experience all that it offers. Without a doubt, some of the best riding in the country is found in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike | Preview

2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike | Preview

2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike For the past three years, Harley-Davidson had only offered one trike - the Tri Glide Ultra Classic. But this changes for 2015...

2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback Retro Test: A Convertible

It's time for another retro test. This is a throwback from 2012. We test a rare ride—a Dyna touring motorcycle. The 2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback...
2015 BMW S 1000 XR First Look | 'Adventure Sport'

2016 BMW S1000XR First Look | ‘Adventure Sport’

2016 BMW S1000XR There’s no doubting BMW’s overwhelming presence in the adventure-touring market. Since the release of the 1980 R80 G/S, the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer...