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- Ducati Multistrada 1200 - another ride and another review
- Triumph Tiger 1050 - Test Ride and Review
- Riding the 2014 Water-Cooled BMW R1200GS
- My 1967 Jeepster Commando
- Ducati Monster 696 - Test ride and review
- From Eugene to the Oregon coast (on mostly dirt roads)
- The Honda Africa Twin is back!
- Testing the 2013 Ducati Multistrada (and how it compares to the 2010-12 Multistrada)
- Che Guevara and the Norton Motorcycle
- XTZ 700 - Yamaha's new mid-size Ténéré
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Category Archives: Bike Reviews
The 2021 One Moto Show
I was not expecting the One Moto show would happen this year. In February 2020, the 2020 One Moto Show was the last public event I attended in 2020. And now, end of April 2021, the 2021 One Moto Show … Continue reading
2019 One Moto Show Part 1
An annual February trip to Portland, Oregon to visit the One Moto Show has become a fixture in my calendar. This year’s show, its 10th anniversary, was sponsored by Indian Motorcycles and did not disappoint, although it seems the show … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews Tagged custom motorcycles, Indian Motorcycles, motorcycle art, onemotoshow, The One Moto Show Leave a comment
What five motorcycles would I like to own in 2019
Very few motorcycles have caught my attention lately. The ones that do call my attention are the ones that are breaking old molds, venturing in new terrain, such as the Indian FTR 1200, inspired on flat track racing bikes. This … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews Tagged BMW, CB500X Rally Raid, Ducati, FTR 1200, Honda CB500X, Indian, KTM 790 Adventure, Multistrada Pikes Peak, R1200GS, R1200GS Rallye, Yamaha 700 Tenere 1 Comment
KTM 790 R and Yamaha T7 / 700XTZ Ténéré: Are Hardcore, Adventure-Rally Motorcycles Finally Coming to Market?
Are you ready to acquire, right off the showroom floor, a light weight, twin-cylinder, hardcore adventure motorcycle? Something that you can take on a long adventure ride but which you can also engage on a rally-style ride if you so … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews Tagged BMW F900GS, KTM 790, KTM 790 Adventure, New Yamaha XTZ 700 Ténéré, Yamaha T7, Yamaha Ténéré 106 Comments
There’s always a motorcycle that will inspire me…
There is always a motorcycle that will inspire me to write or ride. Usually they are adventure or scrambler motorcycles. Every now and then, though, there is a different kind of motorcycle being the source of inspiration. The last time … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews Tagged 2017 Supersport, Ducati Supersport, Supersport S 2 Comments
Yamaha T7: An ideal adventure/rally machine one step closer to reality!
Are you ready for this? Exactly two years ago, at EICMA 2014, Honda delivered a concept motorcycle, the much rumored and anticipated Africa Twin. To many it was the answer for what they always wanted. To others, myself included, it … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews, The Book Tagged EICMA 2016, XTZ700, XTZ700 Ténéré, Yamaha T7, Yamaha XTZ700 Ténéré 9 Comments
Scrambler Ducati new models: Cafe Racer and Desert Sled
There is no question heritage, classic, retro-looking motorcycles continue to be popular. There is something about that basic motorcycle design where a gas tank looks like a gas tank, the motor is visible and it is air-cooled, and headlights are … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews Tagged Desert Sled, Ducati Cafe Racer, Ducati Desert Sled, EICMA 2016, Scrambler Ducati Leave a comment
Disruptive Innovations and the Future of the Motorcycle Industry
Mobile phones rendered landline telephones obsolete. Smartphones are killing the digital consumer cameras which only a few years earlier rendered film cameras obsolete. Uber has disrupted the taxi cab industry. Youtube and Netflicks are disrupting cable TV faster than cable … Continue reading
Should I upgrade my 2013 Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak with the DVT model?
Should I upgrade my 2013 Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak with the 2016 Pikes Peak model? That’s the question. I’m not the only one grappling with this question since 2015, when Ducati incorporated many upgrades to the Multistrada, especially the DVT … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews Tagged 2013 Pikes Peak, 2016 DVT Pikes Peak, Ducati DVT, Ducati Pikes Peak, DVT 12 Comments
The 2017 BMW R NineT Scrambler is here!
I got a text message earlier today… “bring your camera!” it said. I was involved in so many calls and conversations today, it was hard to wait until I could find the time to get to the European Motorcycles of … Continue reading
Posted in Bike Reviews Tagged BMW R nineT Scrambler, BMW RnineT Leave a comment