Motorcycles are made to ride. Not just Harley-Davidsons.
Nancy Reagan couldn’t have said it better herself. In response to the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism’s request to implement mandatory motorcycle inspections, three organizations in as many countries have spoken out loudly against them. RideApart has the full story, but basically, the argument is that technical issues represent only a tiny percentage … Continue reading Organizations Just Say No to Mandatory Motorcycle Inspections in Europe →
One of the major attractions of the new IMS Outdoors format is the ability to actually take a demo ride on the motorcycles you’re interested in, not just sit on them like the old indoor show. During the first three events, around 14,000 demo rides took place. That number doesn’t even include how many there … Continue reading IMS Outdoors Provides Around 14,000 Demo Rides, And Counting →
In the beginning, the International Motorcycle Show was a series of traditional indoor events. Manufacturers and other vendors could show off their wares to the public. The public, in turn, got the opportunity to see all these bikes in person without the pressure of a salesperson, as well as the chance to see many different … Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to IMS Outdoors →
The biggest issue with electric vehicles is the recharge time. Society is accustomed to stopping at a gas station, filling the tank in a few minutes, and driving another few hundred miles. Electric doesn’t work that way — yet. One way to bypass this issue is rather than wait for your batteries to recharge, simply … Continue reading Yamaha, Honda, KTM, and Piaggio Commit To Standard Swappable Batteries →
If you wanted to buy a 2021 motorcycle from Zero, you’re too late. They’re all sold out, according to Jalopnik. Zero is already hard at work on updating the electronics to make most 2022 models even better. After I got to ride a Zero SR/F at IMS Outdoors, I understand the popularity. If you can … Continue reading Zero Motorcycles Already Sold Out For 2021, Updating For 2022 →
The Sportster, as we know it, is dead. Long live the Sportster. (And it will live on in the form of the Iron 883, Iron 1200, Forty-Eight…) There’s a new Sportster in town: the Sportster S. To say this bike is controversial would be like saying the ocean is a little damp. Some Harley owners … Continue reading Quick Spin: 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S →
Starting with the CB750, Honda redefined what a motorcycle should be. The other Japanese manufacturers followed Honda’s lead, resulting in the UJM, or “Universal Japanese Motorcycle.” This left its mark on the motorcycle industry, which has never been the same since. Ultimate Motorcycling has a great article on the history of Honda’s inline-four bikes, starting … Continue reading Honda’s History-Making Inline-Four Motorcycles →
The early days of motoring, back in the late 19th century, saw the introduction of speed limits. After all, people were operating their new fangled horseless carriages at ludicrous speeds, exceeding 10 mph in some cases! Obviously things have changed since then — or have they? RFI reports the city of Paris, France, has just … Continue reading Paris Sets Draconian Citywide 30 km/h Speed Limit →
A brief Harley-Davidson press release makes the bold claim that the new Pan America adventure bike is “the #1 selling adventure touring motorcycle in North America.” Unfortunately, H-D provides no actual sales numbers to back up this claim. While there’s a great deal of interest in the Pan America (and definitely include me in that … Continue reading Harley-Davidson Claims Pan America Is the Best Selling ADV Bike in North America →
In the “There’s Absolutely No Way Anybody Could’ve Seen This Coming” department, RideApart tells us that shockingly, COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly after more than 500,000 people attended the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Talk about a super-spreader event. We saw exactly the same thing happen last year. I even wrote about it. By our nature, … Continue reading South Dakota COVID Cases Increase nearly 500 Percent After Sturgis →
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