When it comes to crate engines––powerplants sold separately from the vehicle they’re made for––V-twin riders have all the fun, with Harley-clone engines available in many displacements and tune ranging from stock to certifiably nuts. But there are few alternatives for motorcycle enthusiasts who prefer their crates full of higher technology––until ... Read more
There are a few big motorcycle manufacturers, but there are also a lot of smaller producers that make some great bikes like Polaris, Motus, Triumph, Indian, and others. Motorcyclist Magazine covers all motorcycles with the latest reviews, bike news, custom builders, and more from our motorcycle experts.
Electric motorcycles are "cleaner" than gas bikes, we're told. Safer, lower maintenance, and more accessible for novice riders, too. That's all well and good-noble, even. But what about those of us who only care about going fast? Not only are electric racebikes much slower than gas-fired counterparts, they also weigh ... Read more
Continuing the development of its three-cylinder series and expanding the model options, MV Agusta has introduced the Rivale 800, a clear competitor to the Ducati Hypermotard. Featuring the firm’s newly punched-out triple, bumped from 675cc to 800cc, the Rivale employs a signature steel-tube trellis frame that gives ... Read more
Last weekend's season opener at North Carolina's Maxton Monster Mile, home of the East Coast Timing Association's land-speed trials was history making. Bill Warner rode his turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa to an outrageous 272.34073 mph top speed, shattering the previous record by more than 12 mph. Our friend Don Smith was ... Read more
To use a phrase inspired by another motorcycle-riding hipster, Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, Steve McQueen has officially jumped the shark. Still a style icon almost 30 years after his death, McQueen’s image has been pressed into service recently to market everything from pimped-out Mustangs to MILF-made folk rock to $380 sunglasses. ... Read more
Strip away the speed, horsepower and expensive support from The Long Way Down and you get Gaurav Jani, riding an 18-horsepower Enfield Bullet from Mumbai to the Changthang Plateau — that’s northern plateau in Tibetan — 3100 miles north on the Tibetan border. That’s like getting from Los Angeles to ... Read more
In our March 2007 issue's "MC Garage" section, we featured an inexpensive hop-up of the Suzuki DR-Z400SM. Space constraints prohibited us from running a full parts list, but we promised to post it online. Here, then, is where you can find all the items mentioned in that article. SOURCES ... Read moreSPONSORED LINKS