Definitely more Sport than Touring Story by David G. Williams I was lounging in my lair one fine day, when the telephony device jangled. It was a young fellow from The Highroad Collection, my local BMW/Ducati dealer. He said “Hey, ...Read More »
Is it possible to have cruiser styling in a functional mid-size touring package? Our Yamaha V-Star 1300 Deluxe Special Edition review gives an in-depth examination of Yamaha’s premium tourer. In it we look at price and aesthetics, performance, ergonomics, technology, and ...Read More »
Wobbly Cat offers an in-depth and comprehensive Yamaha FJR1300 review after spending a week on the Yamaha's sport touring icon.Read More »
Newsflash This evening I’ll be picking up a new 2015 Honda Gold Wing from F6B from Honda Canada for a week-long test ride. Yep, we’re taking out the F6B, first launched in 2013, and not the Gold Wing ABS, as I had announced ...Read More »
On Monday, May 25th, I’ll be test riding a 2015 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 from Honda Canada. On Wednesday, May 27th, Amanda and I will be two-up riding to Georgian Bay in search of Ontario beauty. Along our way we’ll be ...Read More »
There's a rewarding feeling that comes from a motorcycle ride. Not just the beauty of speed. I talked about that already. There's something beyond that. It's about the coming together of man and machine in the environment that's just perfect for all of them. The sweet spot of motorcycling. It changes by bike and lord knows they aren't all created equal. Motorcycles are peculiar machines with their own styles, their own tastes, and even their own preferences. When your ride falls in line with your motorcycle's preferences, you've hit the sweet spot.Read More »
We asked three veteran motorcyclists, all of whom have worked in the motorcycle industry a simple question:
Motorcycle cruise control, yay or nay, and why?
This is what they said.
The Worst Motorcycles of 2013: The Negative Nancy Report Special post by resident guest blogger Happy Gilmore
Each January you’re filled with a renewed sense of possibility. A new year, a new you. You boast to your friends and co-workers that you’re going to be shaving 20lbs, quit smoking and open that savings account. As January becomes February you can’t stand to face yourself in the mirror each morning as you’ve gained 5lbs, smoke a pack a day and you’ve just received a past-due notice for an unpaid credit card bill. Have a no fear though, you aren’t alone.
Around this same time of year the motorcycle show circuit has been across Canada and all over the United States. 2013 is packed with new entry-level rides, fancy new scooters, shiny new dual purpose motorcycles and so much more. But you’ll probably notice that there are a few bikes that you’ve seen before, and might be looking a little tired. Or you might have noticed one or two bikes that you scratch your head about thinking “What? Who is going to buy that?”
Broken-down by motorcycle category, like a list of unfulfilled resolutions, I have compiled my opinion for the worst motorcycles available this year. Feel free to disagree; in fact, I encourage it.
2013 has brought back many existing cruisers and a couple new ones, some more exciting than others. YouMotorcycle is an against the grain website that's more about motorcycling and lifestyle than about motorcycles, but here's an Editor's Choice list of the top 5 cruiser motorcycles for 2013.Read More »