Schampa Facemask

Schampa Facemask

You see some guy riding with a facemask and you might wonder, “what’s up with that?” Well, if you’ve ever ridden with an open helmet and want to keep the smog from your lungs, bugs from your teeth, and general crap from hitting your face,...
Lifting a Fallen Motorcycle

Lifting a Fallen Motorcycle

Let’s face it, at some time in our riding lives we’re all going to take a spill. And if that spill doesn’t leave you incapacitated, you’re going to have to pick that bike up and you may have to do it on your own. Of course, you could also find...
1975 Honda CB400F

1975 Honda CB400F

Produced for only two years from 1975-77, the Honda CB400F (or Honda 400 Four as it is typically referred to) is definitely a rarity. A quick check online for any for sale and you’ll see what we mean. One or two out there and they’re not original. While...
Life Doesn’t Always Fit Like a Glove

Life Doesn’t Always Fit Like a Glove

On Father’s Day, 1988, Lee Block was entering the second lap in a race at Loudon riding a Honda VF Interceptor when he experienced the worst crash of his professional career. He broke both wrists, a leg and had several other injuries. He went home a few days later and...
Ride to Jenner, CA

Ride to Jenner, CA

This route follows a big chunk of Hwy 1 up the California coast heading north out of San Francisco all the way to Jenner. Just before Jenner, you’ll cut inland on the 116 and head through the redwoods and over to the back side of Sonoma Valley wine country. Head...
Indian brings out another nod to history

Indian brings out another nod to history

Indian Motorcycle is doing it right – staying focused on its core approach of classically styled bikes with modern technology. The fact they can do so with the introduction of more than one new model a year since it’s latest iteration in 2014 is testament...
WTF – a French bulldog as the Red Baron?

WTF – a French bulldog as the Red Baron?

There was something about this image that just grabbed us to the point of immediately exclaiming – WTF! And so into the appropriately named e-file it went. We were not only taken by the French bulldog in a German-influenced side car, but the whole concept of...
Plan a Trip, Share a Route

Plan a Trip, Share a Route

This article first ran earlier last year, but as we start getting closer to spring and warmer riding weather is settling in over more parts of the country…and the world…we thought it worth sharing this one about Motortourer once more. While much of what we...