I ride the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS up to Malibu for the unveiling of the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe model and give some thoughts on the platform and a few first riding impressions.
The guys over at Reddit.com/r/motorcycles asked me if I’d be interested in doing an AMA next week. Being unemployed actually takes more work than being employed, but it sounded like a fun chance to get everyone’s questions in one place and to make a day of it.
To help launch their new touring tire, the ContiTour, Continental Tires challenged me to an Iron Butt - completing 1,000 miles in 24 hours.
It was almost two years to the day. Two years between showing up to Buttonwillow Raceway Park for my first day of work with Cycle World, participating in the 2016 Superbike Comparison and the day I heard the phrase “we’re eliminating your position with the company.”
Lance Coury and I bonded over our “no rules” approach to loving motorcycles when we met several years ago. He grew up riding everything, became known in the world of motorcycles for freestyle motocross and the things he can do on a dirtbike and he now works as a motorcycle stuntman and creator of Thrashin Supply, a…
Finally, a video I’m actually kind of proud of.
The One Moto Show is both the first and my favorite motorcycle show of the year.
My buddy Justin and I have had some amazing experiences at the track in the last year, but had never actually been to a public track day.
Last year, I took a Kawasaki KLX 140G home to my parents’ house for Christmas and taught my whole family to ride.
Last year, I was invited on what was sure to be one of the coolest press trips of my life. Michelin wanted us to test their new Michelin Power RS and, to do so, they were taking a select group of us to Qatar.
Just kidding, I know the answer to that
The world of three-wheeled vehicles is a bit odd. There are few rules as to whether you should sit inside as a driver or atop as a rider, be powered by the front or rear wheel, or be classified as a motorcycle, car, or autocycle.
Motorcyclists come in all shapes, sizes, and interests. Many of us find common ground in our love for the special machines we ride, new technologies that improve our experience on them, and using them to conquer the ground beneath us and the people next to us. We often spend more time focused on the first two but,…
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s big news. We’ve all learned the great names—Knucklehead, Pan, Shovel, Evolution, and Twin Cam—and now there’s a new one: “Milwaukee-Eight,” which tells us this new engine, like Harley’s legendary board-track racer of long ago, has eight valves.
I have the strangest body. Seriously. I’m currently a hair over six feet tall, and I weigh somewhere in the 155 pound range—and that’s only because I’ve put about 20 pounds of muscle on in the last few years. I’m mostly torso, have long arms, a 27 or so inch waist, and now have broad-ish shoulders (compared to the…
I remember the day I got my first real motorcycle leather jacket. The way the box it came in reeked of leather before I even opened it. The heft it held in my arms as I picked it up. The way it made me feel invincible as I zipped it up that first time. The confidence it gave me hurtling down stretches of asphalt I’d…
We imagined a smoky room 40 years ago where founding publisher Joe Parkhurst, then-executive editor Allan Girdler, and the rest of the Cycle World crew were hard at work looking for the Next Big Idea and came up with Ten Best Bikes. But under the heading: There are No Truly New Ideas, Girdler says he “borrowed” the…
There were screams and insults, name calling, and lots of bickering; winners and losers. But after countless hours spent deliberating which bikes we should include in Cycle World’s 2016 Superbike Showdown, a decision was finally made. Four bikes made the cut.
Building a custom motorcycle seems like an incredibly daunting task, especially when you look at the slew of customs popping up left and right at bike shows all over the country. We talked to Deus Ex Machina’s U.S. Motorcycle Design Director and celebrity bike builder Michael “Woolie” Woolaway about his process and…
While I didn’t get to attend the press launch of the new Triumph Thruxton R, I did get to spend the last week or so riding it. And, after spending some time with the creme de la creme of Triumph’s revitalized “Classics” line, I had a thought or two to share with you.