If you wanted a Harley-Davidson Road Glide that wasn’t a Harley, Indian’s been offering that for a while now in the form of its Roadmaster line of full-dress V-Twin touring bikes. If you want an American V-Twin full dresser that looks the part, but goes like stink, now Indian also offers the Pursuit. The traditional American V-Twin buyer has always been highly skittish prey, easily frightened off by overhead cams and lack of cooling fins. But with its Challenger of two years ago, Indian decided it was time to take the high-performance plunge, developing a revver instead of a chuffer,
What a beast, I thought to myself as I put my first few miles on the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. In retrospect, that thought kind of made sense given the fact that the mill tucked beneath the 1290’s new tank design is an iteration of the Super Duke’s 1301cc V-Twin – the naked bike dubbed by KTM marketing folks as “the beast.” And beastly it is. Even in larger ADV garb coming in at 542 pounds dripping wet, the SA-R is still an absolute ripper of a motorcycle that is fully capable of
After my many years riding with Schuberth’s C3, C3 Pro, C4, and C4 Pro (and all the way back to the original Concept) motorcycle helmets, the German manufacturer of high-line head protection has introduced the all-new C5. Many readers know that Schuberth has been making helmets for motorsports (two- and four-wheels), industrial safety, firefighting, law enforcement, and the military for 90 years.In the face of competitors offering new helmet models rapidly, Schuberth has leaned on the C4 since 2017, and the C4 Pro from 2019, while slipstreaming improvements during its run. Schuberth’s website still offers the C3 Pro, which I
Rennie Scaysbrook | May 19, 2022
Suzuki’s starting to fire once again and for 2022, we’ve got the brand-new GSX-S1000 GT+. Let’s go for a spin around Paso Robles to see what’s what.
The sleeping giant of the motorcycle industry looks like it’s finally waking. Suzuki is starting to rise after a long Covid-induced slumber, hitting us with three new variants of essentially the same machine before we’ve got through the first half of 2022.
What we have here is the big S’s sportiest sports touring
It’s a bit ironic that California-based electric bike maker Ride1Up’s name is now antithetical to its newest model, the Cafe Cruiser. Riding two-up is generally motorcycle speak for carrying a passenger on back. And that’s just what the Cafe Cruiser does, in addition to combining some sexy styling with a comfortable cruiser-inspired ride. And to top it all off, the bike has some darn good performance as well.
This is Ride1Up’s first cruiser-ish electric bike, as the company has mostly focused on purpose-built commuter e-bikes in the past.
The new model is not a full-blown stereotypical California cruiser as
Naturally, I reached for my Aerostich. The sport-tourer’s uniform of choice, it seemed like the right thing to wear when the invite to test Suzuki’s newest sport-tourer – the 2022 GSX-S1000GT+ – popped up in my inbox. It offers full-body protection from both the ground and the elements, is easy to take on and off, has loads of pockets, and has room underneath for layers (including an airbag, in my case). I felt like I made the right decision when I hopped on the bike.
In hindsight, maybe I should have grabbed my leathers.
Perhaps what I love the most about the English language is its flexibility, how you can bump disparate words together and create something with an entirely new meaning. When it comes to motorcycles, the words sport and touring bring to mind two very different kinds of motorcycles. Sporting motorcycles place an emphasis on handling, acceleration, and braking, while touring bikes tend to focus on cargo capacity, rider comfort, and long-range capability. Butt those words together, as in sport-touring motorcycle, and you get a spectrum of bikes that ranges from sportbikes with bags to tourers that can