The heart and soul of the Suzuki S40 is it's “Big Thumper” 650cc single cylinder engine. The model dates back to the 1986 Suzuki Savage 650. The Savage, later renamed the S40 saw no significant changes from 1986 to 2012 save for a drag style handlebar added in 2005. The full review is here:Read More »
I’ve been keeping quiet a handy service in Toronto called MotoLimo. Motorcycle Towing Toronto is YouMotorcycle’s own motorcycle towing biz, but we aren’t the only guys in Toronto that offer motorcycle towing. Moto Limo has a fleet of trucks always hovering around in the Greater ...Read More »
I put my motorcycles through hell, so every now and then I treat them to some little treasure. It's my way of saying "I know I abuse you, but I really do love you." Little upgrades like performance tires, exhaust systems, make the difference in a healthy moto-man relationship. Some people like to pack on the chrome, I settle for practical mods.
Of course, as someone without a life outside of motorcycles, girlfriends, buddies, and family, have no clue what to buy me. I'm sure there are many motorcycle rider spouses out there who find themselves wondering "What should I buy a motorcycle rider?". Here's one great suggestion.
I picked up a pair of Alpinestars Blacktop shoes a year ago. I was doing a lot less office work and a lot more bartending. I needed a motorcycle boot that could provide more protection than a sneaker, but was low-key enough to be worn under a pair of jeans or khakis without sticking out like a sore thumb. The Blacktops were a perfect fit.Read More »
At first thought, Vespas and choppers seem to have little in common. Choppers are ludicrous, oversized, exagerated monstrosities. Scooters are cute, fuzzy, small displacement and lightweight little machines. Despite their differences, both scooters and choppers rose to popularity following World War II. The history of war vets having returned home and began stripping and customizing their motorcycles is well documented. Likewise, today's pop culture image of the scooter is the evolution of a 1940s Cushman design.
It wouldn't be long before counter culture and popular culture flirted. Did good corrupt evil, or did evil see the light? Have a look at these rare Vespa Choppers from an era gone by and decide.
I once learned the hard way that if a motorcycle has been too molested, that is, if it’s been too modified by the wrong hands, it should be avoided. Last night, whether out of stupidity, forgetfulness, or a stroke of genius, I decided to ignore this lesson.
I bought a heavily modified 1990 Honda Hawk NT650 GT, with various Honda and Buell pieces on the front, Ducati parts on the back, and some aftermarket parts thrown in for good measure. I’m diggin’ it.
>Ashley says the greatest thing I ever bought for her was her Kindle eBook Reader. It was the perfect solution for a female motorcyclist who didn't have space for for the dozens of books she reads every year. One particular trilogy she downloaded was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The book is a complete thriller set in Sweden. It follows the intermingling lives of a disgraced journalist, and an outcast young female motorcyclist. The unlikely duo eventually pair up and can only attempt storm their way through a labyrinth of deception, secrets, and brutal violence. And now it's in theaters!Read More »
The Diavel is Ducati’s coup de gras, something the company has never done before. It’s a courageous and audacious move that has split motorcyclists in two: those who absolutely love it, and those who find it absurd. Not a custom, ...Read More »
Akrapovic is a Slovenian manufacturer known for their proven exhausts from Moto GP to Enduro and Motocross, Akrapovic is now dabbing into custom motorcycles. Their latest, the Morsus, is a chopperesque beauty with sportbike like ergonomics and suspension. From Dream Machine Customs, she's a beauty.Read More »
Neither sportbike, nor cruiser. Neither Harley, nor Porsche. The Street Rod is a conundrum of a motorcycle. Original V-Rod owners and fans wailed about the suspension, both front and rear, and the V-Rod's unsporting handling, particularly in corners. Say what you well about Harley-Davidson's creative and marketing departments but these guys know exactly what they're doing and they know how to take a hint.Read More »