Track Day Riding – Is It For You? Part One in a Four Part Series

In the 80’s I was a teenager listening to new wave music and surfing twice a day. When I wasn’t in the water one of things I liked to do was watch Grand Prix motorcycle racing on TV. America dominated GP racing in those days with guys like Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, and Freddie Spencer. As they went from circuit to circuit to the most amazing road courses…

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Throwback Thursday – BMW 650 XChallenge Review

First thing, take a look at the design of the XChallenge. We’d like to put this bike on display as an art piece rather than go out and get it dirty. But that isn’t why we’re here is it? We would not be doing our job if we did that. Kudos to BMW for bringing such a beautifully crafted motorcycle to

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Sidi Adventure Rain Boots – Review

by Soul Cohen During the past several years one sector of motorcycling has seen steady growth, the “Adventure” segment. It has been driven primarily by the GS series from BMW, who is credited with creating this category. BMW sells more GS motorcycles than any other they make. At this point almost all motorcycle manufacturers have an “adventure” model in their lineup and new models are constantly being announced. To understand…

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Crimp Kit From Trail Tech

We have been doing restorations and upgrades to our bikes as long as we have been riding them and we’ve always wanted to be able to use the cool plug  type connectors that the OE’s use but could never find them. Until now. Trail Tech has a kit that includes the cool crimping tool and a variety of  bullet style connectors. Finally we can stop using the huge clunky junk …

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2011 Beta 450RS Enduro – Review

The other day we got the chance to tool around on the 2011 450 RS Dual Sport bike from Beta, thanks to our friends at SPEEDTV.com. If you are not familiar with Beta motorcycles it’s probably because they have built their reputation manufacturing trials bikes. We have ridden a few and the quality is second to none.  Based on this experience we were really excited to get some seat time…

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KTM SHOWS ZERO EMISSION SPORTMOTORCYCLES AT THE TOKYO MOTORCYCLE SHOW!

The Austrian brand KTM is presenting two versions of an electrically-driven sport motorcycle for the first time. Both a sports-oriented offroad machine and a dynamic on-road bike are on display at the Tokyo Motorcycle show under the label “KTM Freeride”. click on image for larger view One and a half years after it’s commitment to developing an electrically-driven bike, KTM, the sports motorcycle company headquartered in Mattighofen, Austria is now…

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