WTF! A Lamborghini powered motorcycle?

WTF! A Lamborghini powered motorcycle?

The Italians must hate this bike. Someone took what looks like a perfectly fine engine from a Lamborghini Countach and put it in a motorcycle frame. It’s not sleek, not very well laid out, but maybe that seat is Italian leather. Here are some specs on that...
Stilettos on Steel – women empowering women to ride

Stilettos on Steel – women empowering women to ride

During the late Middle Ages, the stiletto was a favorite weapon of mercenaries, knights and ne’er do wells. It was designed primarily for thrusting due to its needle point and narrow blade. Stick it in, pull it out, back away and your done. Four or five hundred years...
Carnegie SRVA – Dirt Bikers Delight

Carnegie SRVA – Dirt Bikers Delight

California has no shortage of place to ride, but If you find yourself somewhere way east of San Francisco with a dirt bike or a dual sport, you’ll want to check out the Carnegie SRVA. The Carnegie SRVA site has the best description of what you’ll find...
Husqvarna 701 Enduro

Husqvarna 701 Enduro

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but video can be worth millions. When we first heard about this Husky, we wondered if any claims that it could be a near perfect dual sport were grounded in reality. But a look at what the rider on this one does with it kills...
Racer Gloves – Grip

Racer Gloves – Grip

Last year, we profiled Lee Block, president of RacerGloves USA. A few days after we met up with him to get a better sense of his business and the RacerGloves line, he was kind enough to give us a pair of the RacerGloves Grip model to review. Since then, we can...
The New Aprilia V4 Lineup

The New Aprilia V4 Lineup

  Aprilia recently unveiled four new versions of their V4 lineup at the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago, and every single one of them is a thing of beauty. Intent to continue to take on Ducati, and the Japanese race bikes, Aprilia has made a number of...
30 Essential Restaurants in Texas

30 Essential Restaurants in Texas

Texas is a big, make that huge, state, which makes it too hard to confine any eating suggestions to just one place. A quick search led us to the appropriately titled article from the Dallas Observer — 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die. By...
Baja Peninsula

Baja Peninsula

Everybody talks about how bad Mexico is, but we’ve read too many first person accounts of travels down the Baja Peninsula to believe that some of that is just plain ignorance and fear mongering. Traveling in a foreign country is always going to have some...
Cycle Wipes – for what’s bugging you

Cycle Wipes – for what’s bugging you

Pretty soon the weather will start getting warmer, and that means bugs…splattered all over windshields and visors. Better to get prepared now than wait! There are any number of products and home brewed techniques for cleaning them away, but we found Cycle...
WTF! — Tractor or Bike or Both

WTF! — Tractor or Bike or Both

We’ve seen our share of “rat bikes,” but this one may top them all. While most of our WTF examples are bikes that look like they’d never work or you’d never want to be seen riding it, this one has a certain appeal. How about that suicide...
Life’s About Choices

Life’s About Choices

Motorcycles are often viewed as statements of personality or character. But they are also about utility. We like to ride the highway for the twisties and the wind and expansive scenery, which puts us on cruisers and touring bikes. But the dual sport bikes give us...
Casa Ramos

Casa Ramos

Ahh, Mexican food. It usually comes in three varieties: Great, Good and Terrible. Casa Ramos is north of Great. Serving up great dishes made from recipes that have been around the Ramos family a few generations, they offer portions that could fill the pie hole of the...
WTF! – Where’s Prince Charming?

WTF! – Where’s Prince Charming?

Not really sure what else to say about this one, but someone spent a lot of time making this trike for Cinderella there. Although, by the looks of that engine she could outrun any wicked stepmother on the planet…or a suitors besides Prince...
ADV Essentials

ADV Essentials

  With Spring right around the corner, ADV riding isn’t too far behind. We’ve run this post before, but thought it worth running again. Guest post by Ralph Rodriguez As I get more into off road riding I find that one of the biggest similarities is...
Ridin’ Dirt in Arizona

Ridin’ Dirt in Arizona

While most of the country is currently ensconced in either rain, snow, or mud, we thought a little dirt might be in order. We turned to Rider Planet for its collection of Arizona dirt trails, motocross parks, mountain areas and old mine trails. Some sit on BLM land,...
Frog Toggs

Frog Toggs

Considering the ongoing series of rain storms in northern California, staying dry while riding has become a priority. While some riders like the idea of wearing a full on rain suit, we prefer the ability to strip back to regular riding gear once the rain clears.  So...
Dual Sports for the Everyman

Dual Sports for the Everyman

The two biggest issues we have with many dual sports – regardless of engine displacement and size — is that the seat height seems geared toward those 6 feet and over, and they are expensive. Granted some of the newer dualies from KTM, BMW and Triumph offer...
Pick the Custom Chieftan

Pick the Custom Chieftan

While we’ve seen a few custom Indians so far, we were wondering how long it would take to take their Chieftan to the next level on a broader scale. Well, we didn’t have to wait too long as evidenced by the contest Indian is running to let the public pick...