Category Archives: Bike Reviews

Discussion about specific motorcycles. Includes motorcycle test rides.

Poll: What is your favorite rendition of the New Africa Twin?

By now we have at least five renditions for what the New Africa Twin will look like based on rumors that Honda will bring this bike back to the market in 2015 or 2016 (if you want to read more … Continue reading

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Is the Tiger 800XC a desert racer? (Steens 2014 Part 3/3)

[This is the third and final post from my last trip to the high desert in southeastern Oregon and this time with the Triumph Tiger 800XC. This post includes a comprehensive review of the Tiger’s performance on dirt roads.  Click … Continue reading

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XTZ 700 – Yamaha’s new mid-size Ténéré

We are not surprised to see a drawing of a speculated XTZ 700 (or 750) Yamaha Ténéré surface on the internet. Motorrad sketched something that looks really interesting, with design cues from the XTZ 1,200 Super Ténéré and using a … Continue reading

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The Honda Africa Twin is back!

[Note: This post was originally published on May 13th 2014. Check the updates added to the end of this post as new information about this bike has become available] Or so the rumors say… Produced between 1988 and 2003, the … Continue reading

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Riding the 2014 Water-Cooled BMW R1200GS

It was Saturday, it was a beautiful spring day around these parts of the world, and the European Motorcycles of Western Oregon (EMCWOR) had a 2014 BMW R1200GS demo hanging out in front of the store. I had some time … Continue reading

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The Tiger 800XC gets Adventure Ready

It had been a long time coming. Since the time the Multistrada arrived and became my touring bike, the Tiger was to assume the “adventure” role. I’ve taken the Tiger on several dirt and gravel road rides with its factory … Continue reading

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The Ducati Diavel Strada – First Ride

The Diavel is a unique motorcycle.  It is difficult to know what the hell (pun intended) Ducati wanted to accomplish with it. The Diavel project began under the leadership of Ducati’s previous design chief, Pierre Terblanche, who commissioned Glynn Kerr, … Continue reading

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