Category Archives: Bike Reviews

Discussion about specific motorcycles. Includes motorcycle test rides.

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

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A Ducati Multistrada 939?

While I was entertaining the possibility that Ducati would come up with a real enduro machine based on the Scrambler line, a reader from Moto.It came across this disguised motorcycle that looks a lot like the Multistrada, but in a … Continue reading

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The Honda CB500X Adventure – Part 5: Riding it on Death Valley – Is it an adventure motorcycle?

The Death Valley adventure continues. Today we will ride Goler Wash Road and go over Mengel Pass, it will be a great opportunity to test the CB500X on various types of roads,  the kinds of terrain an adventure machine is … Continue reading

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The Honda CB500X Adventure – Part 4: Riding it on Death Valley – first impressions

The Death Valley in California is a great location to test an adventure motorcycle. It has gravel roads, sandy roads, rocky roads leading to challenging technical passes, and also paved roads, connecting the many fun riding sites.  On Part 4 … Continue reading

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A KTM, a Ducati, and a Yamaha walk into a mid-size adventure bar…

To see a KTM or a Yamaha in such a club, that’s not a big deal, you would expect those guys to be out there. But a Ducati?  If the Multistrada Enduro was not enough of a surprise, not only … Continue reading

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Riding the 2016 Ducati XDiavel

Cruiser motorcycles never featured on the list of motorcycles I would like to own or even ride one day.  My opinion about these bikes has always been subjective, either linked to the looks of these bikes or the lifestyle associated … Continue reading

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Ducati developing new Scrambler, an Enduro version?

The launch of the Ducati Scrambler and the Scrambler Ducati brand in 2015 followed one of the most intensive marketing campaigns in the moto industry.  Ducati would release pictures, videos, had a website, made use of social media.  When the … Continue reading

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Riding the BMW R NineT, thinking about the BMW R NineT Scrambler

Take a look at this  motorcycle.  Doesn’t it look great in my garage? I like the boxer motor, the nice shape of the tank and the overall nice lines of a standard concept. But I prefer the Scrambler version of … Continue reading

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Taking the Ducati Multistrada to Northern California

This was my fourth visit to Northern California with the 2013 Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak.  There is no question to me, this type of travel, this type of motorcycle, having it loaded with travel gear and all, riding it on … Continue reading

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The Honda CB500X Adventure – Part 3: Building the bike

The purchase of this bike, the research about the adventure kit, the communication with Rally Raid Products team, sourcing or building the parts not included on the kit, getting a few odd tools here and there and getting the shop … Continue reading

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