EBR to liquidate everything on June 7th!

EBR to liquidate everything on June 7th!

The motorcycle industry just lost another maker – Eric Buell Racing. While the company stopped making bikes some time ago, there was hope Eric would find investors who would help salvage the company. Didn’t happen. The entire factory, including racing...
The Art of Bryan Fuller

The Art of Bryan Fuller

When Bryan Fuller’s dad pulled up to the family driveway with a 1965 Mustang and announced that he had just bought it and was going to restore it, soup up the engine and burn the rubber off, the younger Fuller didn’t believe it. Bryan admits, “I was a shit head 8th...
WTF! Another BMW Concept?

WTF! Another BMW Concept?

Here’s another concept from BMW – this one billed as a zero emissions Urban Transport (sic electric scooter). They introduced this at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017, and are calling it the BMW Motorrad Concept Link. A few months ago, BMW revealed a...
440 Moto takes leather gloves to a new level

440 Moto takes leather gloves to a new level

Gloves are to most riders what shoes are to most women – can’t get enough of them, but you can never seem to find just the right one. 440 Moto may not have created the glove that’s right for everyone, but it’s the right glove when you want it to be. When they promised...
The Obsession of Jessica Haggett

The Obsession of Jessica Haggett

Somewhere in a canyon on the 150 south and east of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jessica Hagget is riding her Harley Dyna Low Rider. She continues up into Evanston, Wyoming, then eventually ends up on I-84 heading west. One hundred and fifty miles later, she’s back home. Does...
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Unfortunately, we’ve seen our share of fellow riders go down. Some incidents have been rider error, some have been due to cagers who weren’t paying attention. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise an...
New KTM 125 and 390 Dukes

New KTM 125 and 390 Dukes

Earlier this week, KTM announced a new 125 Duke and accompanying new 390 Duke. Unfortunately, only Europe will get access for now. According to what we could read from the announcement, the ergonomics on both bikes have been improved, the fuel tanks are larger,...
What’s up with Harley Davidson sales?

What’s up with Harley Davidson sales?

The motorcycle industry, at least in the US, appears to be in a slump. This despite increased sales by the likes of Ducati, BMW, and Triumph. Harley seems to be taking the brunt of the downturn. Although, some could say Polaris felt it, too, and used it as a reason to...
Latest on BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

Latest on BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

The 2017 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has just started but is already a big success: so far, no fewer than 107 riders from 19 different nations on six continents have registered for this unique worldwide competition, 30 more compared to the same time last year. They race...
WTF! Is this the future?

WTF! Is this the future?

This is obviously more of a concept bike than an example of “WTF! were they thinking.”  It’s kind of ‘Alien meets (blank)’ what with that sloped front end. We like the overall look, but not sure this will ever see asphalt…or dirt....
NorCal Cycle Swap in 60 seconds

NorCal Cycle Swap in 60 seconds

Rather than go into a lot of words about the NorCal Cycle Swap, we thought a short video would do it more justice. We’ll just leave you with the idea that you can find just about anything you want here…as long as you own a Harley. Here you go!...
Got tires?

Got tires?

Motorcycle tires are like oil, everyone’s got an opinion about which one is best, but none of them are necessarily right…or wrong. What makes that discussion a little easier when it comes to rubber, though, is that tires can have far more of a noticeable impact on...
British Customs Street Twin Visualizer

British Customs Street Twin Visualizer

Absent the ability to demo a bike, sometimes it’s just as fun using some of the tools OEMs have come up with to show what a bike will look like with different parts. But most of these are lacking a certain level of, shall we say, definition. Actually, many just...
Ducati Desert Sled

Ducati Desert Sled

We recently had an opportunity to throw a leg over the new Desert Sled from Ducati, and that was enough to get our blood pumping. We’d just gotten off of a quick demo ride of a stock Scrambler model and bolted over to check out the ‘Sled.’ If your...
A Preview of a Gentleman’s Glove

A Preview of a Gentleman’s Glove

We recently learned about 440 Moto and their handmade leather goods, vintage inspired motorcycle gear and real vintage motorcycle apparel. The latter consists of older leather jackets from companies like Belstaff, Schott, and Brooks. After not much cajoling, owner...
Building a Cafe Racer On a Budget

Building a Cafe Racer On a Budget

Not to take anything away from guys who build bikes for a living, but not everyone has $15-20k to spring for a custom build or ground-up overhaul. So, awhile back, we came across this great and pretty detailed overview on CafeRacersUnited that covers how to build a...
WTF! – A Big Ass Electric Razor?

WTF! – A Big Ass Electric Razor?

We couldn’t help it but that’s what first came to mind — a big Norelco, triple headed razor. Trim you beards, hair and privates. Then get on and ride. We’re not sure what’s underneath all of the chrome fairing and body, but we hope...
What Racing MotoGP Taught Can Akkaya

What Racing MotoGP Taught Can Akkaya

Can Akkaya stands in front of a group of rapt listeners at a local dealership that has the marketing savvy to invite people like him to talk about what they know about motorcycles. In Can’s case, that would be racing. He’s a former MotoGP guy who was riding as fast as...
More New Indian Cheiftans!

More New Indian Cheiftans!

Indian keeps introducing new variations on a theme and these two new Chieftans are fine examples. The one on the left is the Chieftan Elite. The one of the right is the Chieftan Limited. It’s a bit of a naming quirk because the Elite is really the limited...
Break It In Without Breaking It

Break It In Without Breaking It

The Internet is flush with all kinds of tips on how to break in a new bike. The OEMs even have their own take on this with break-in periods varying from 600 miles or more. So we did some hunting around and found what sounded like some good advice. Here’s the one...
Vintage motorcycles, second chances and Shasta Smith

Vintage motorcycles, second chances and Shasta Smith

I get off the freeway and head down a surface street on my way to The Vintage Monkey. I soon find myself riding through the old warehouse district of Sacramento. An area of half-used buildings and old brick structures filled with non-profits intent on helping the...
WTF! This is a Suzuki

WTF! This is a Suzuki

Not sure who decided this would be a good idea, but holy crap…what were they thinking? Definitely a lot of work went into this unholy mashup of 1960s era bicycle with who knows what...
Mother’s Kitchen – Southern California

Mother’s Kitchen – Southern California

We met up with some southern California friends of ours not long ago and started talking about routes down there, and Mother’s came up. So we felt obliged to re-run this piece we did on them almost a year ago. Mother’s Kitchen near San Diego may not have...
MV Augusta F4

MV Augusta F4

Who doesn’t love anything Italian? Bikes, cars, movies…women. And did we say bikes? Of course, when most people say “Italian bikes,” Ducati immediately comes to mind. But MV Augusta makes a bike that is just as beautiful, maybe more finicky,...
Scrambler Classic by Ducati

Scrambler Classic by Ducati

Long before there were big two and three cylinder dual sport bikes, there were scramblers. They gained a sort of mythical status at the hands of people like Steve McQueen who rode them in a way that seemed to make them indestructible. (They weren’t.) Various...
When Fashion Meets Motorcycles

When Fashion Meets Motorcycles

It was only a matter of time before fashionable gear for women started gaining some traction. Well over a year ago, we interviewed Ginger Damon of Gigi Montrose and Arlene Battishill of GoGoGear. Both of whom decided enough was enough when it came to trying to fit a...
Ridin’ Local

Ridin’ Local

Sometimes the best routes aren’t the longest or the ones that take you furthest from home. They can be the ones you go to when you just need to get away for an hour or two. The Bay Area is home to a bunch of those so figuring out which one is worth sharing is a...
Favorite Bikes – Motorcycles as Art

Favorite Bikes – Motorcycles as Art

For those of you who haven’t been to Sturgis, there’s more there than drinking, body paint, and bikini girls washing bikes. Last year at the Buffalo Chip they had a display of custom bikes that proved the point. Here are some of the incredible builds that...