Category Archives: Bike Reviews

Discussion about specific motorcycles. Includes motorcycle test rides.

2016 Ducati XDiavel S – First Look

I stopped by the European Motorcycles of Western Oregon for a quick chat with the guys at the shop and was caught by surprise by the 2016 XDiavel S at display on the show room. I did not have my … Continue reading

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2017 BMW R NineT Scrambler – First Look

BMW enters the Scrambler scene with the R nineT Scrambler! This bike is an obvious sequel/sister to the R nineT considering this bike has been due a scrambler version since the day it was conceived.  BMW’s R nineT Scrambler was … Continue reading

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One Moto Show – Portland 2016

I enjoyed seeing so many unique motorcycles, or should I call them creations, last year at the One Moto Show, so I went back this year for more.  And I was not disappointed.  The One Moto show continues to be … Continue reading

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Riding the 2016 Ducati Multistrada DVT

It was only this last February in 2016 when I finally had a chance to ride the Multistrada DVT.  Launched in 2014 as a 2015 Model, the substantially revised Ducati Multistrada with its Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) motor is already … Continue reading

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V.I.P. for 15 minutes, a new (to me) motorcycle, and a logo

Frequent travel for work, then holiday vacation, and the Pacific Northwest winter weather all conspired to keep me away from my motorcycle shed in the last few months.  I like traveling and I like flying, so I will not complain … Continue reading

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Ducati’s 2016 World Premiere: More than Red, there is Black, Wild and Pop

Yesterday, Monday 16th 2015, was the day we learned what Ducati meant by its More than Red campaign for 2016 and beyond.  Several new bikes were introduced as Ducati continues to expand its product line. Red is about new bikes … Continue reading

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Riding the 2016 Scrambler Ducati

Tomorrow is the date of the 2016 Ducati World Premiere and I hear several new/revised motorcycles will be presented.  It seems it was only yesterday when the Scrambler Ducati was presented to the public on last year’s Ducati World Premiere, … Continue reading

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“Low Speed Excitement” that’s what’s new from Ducati for 2016

November 16th will be a day of excitement for Ducati fans, it will be the Ducati 2016 World Premiere event.  A few new Ducati bikes are expected to be launched at that time, but no specific information about these bikes … Continue reading

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Riding the 2016 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

What a great time to be a motorcyclist! MV Agusta’s Turismo Veloce 800 is the latest adventure-inspired sport touring bike to enter the market, and what a machine it is!  If you are in the market for a sport bike … Continue reading

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Riding the 2016 BMW S1000XR

I finally had a chance to ride the BMW S1000XR.  There are plenty of reviews out there in formal and informal media formats about this bike to a point where I thought I would not have much to say, except … Continue reading

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