Motorcycle

Herb Harris vividly recalls days from his youth when he would watch, awestruck, as motorcyclists took to the open roads around his junior high school in Midland, Texas. “They were like gods swooping...
The U.S.-based Indian Motorcycle is offering its first collections of new bikes since being acquired by Polaris Industries in 2011. Manufactured in Polaris’s state-of-the-art facilities, which also...
The 2013 1199 Panigale R from Ducati is a polished version of the previous 1199 model, but is still...
Long, low, and a little rough around the edges, the Zero Engineering Type 9 soft tail is a stirring...
As sportbikes continue to shed weight and gain power, such improvements might reach a point of...
Touring bikes are specialized machines designed to make the miles melt away, but their narrow...
Confederate motors has been building ambitiously designed, hand-assembled motorcycles since 1991,...
An aesthetic redesign, the Ducati Monster Anniversary Edition ( www.ducati.com ) celebrates two decades of the Italian manufacturer’s top model. The bike—known for its engine-baring design—features...
For the new model year, Moto Guzzi has tinkered with its V7 lineup of retro-style road bikes, revamping or revising each of the three models. The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer ( www.motoguzzi.com ) is an...
Winding through the Eastern Alps at elevations higher than 9,000 feet, the Stelvio Pass is one of...
Italian clothing label Diesel, a sponsor of Ducati’s MotoGP team, collaborated with the motorcycle brand to create the rugged-looking Ducati Monster Diesel ( www.ducati.com ), which will arrive this...
Winding through the Eastern Alps at elevations higher than 9,000 feet, the Stelvio Pass is one of Europe’s most scenic summer riding routes. But it also challenges riders with more than 80 breakneck...
Clay Rathburn secured his reputation by building minimalist bobbers, but a smoldering childhood fascination with dirt bikes eventually led him to create his one-off bike dubbed Atom Bomb RVA Overland...
Touring bikes are specialized machines designed to make the miles melt away, but their narrow purpose is their drawback. Most touring rigs endure months of downtime, while more versatile steeds see...
Confederate Motors has been building ambitiously designed, hand-assembled motorcycles since 1991, but for its latest creation, the Birmingham, Ala.–based manufacturer has introduced a new platform...
As sportbikes continue to shed weight and gain power, such improvements might reach a point of diminishing returns. The ruthless pursuit of acceleration and razor’s-edge handling could lead to such...
Singular style and robust brawn typically distinguish the most compelling cruisers from lesser specimens, but those qualities often come at a premium. Bucking the high-price trend is the new Raider...
During a test-ride earlier this year on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, the Ducati 1199 Panigale demonstrated its ferocity by reaching 170 mph on the straightaway, and showed its agility in the 3.4-...
Carlo Saltarelli has raced, test-ridden, and—through his dealership—sold Ducati motorcycles. He also has collected them, amassing a cache of 100 vintage and rare racing and road bikes over the last...
Long, low, and a little rough around the edges, the Zero Engineering Type 9 soft tail is a stirring antidote to mass-produced motorcycles. Its design combines traditional bobber and chopper elements...
The manufacturer that has won more than 300 Superbike World Championships should remain a category leader with the Ducati 1199 Panigale ( www.ducati.com ). The lightest and fastest superbike ever...
It is a tasty two-wheeled confection, a delicate retro-style moped inspired by board-track racers—those primitive motorcycles that in the early 20th century perilously rocketed around banked ovals...
A plucky Birmingham, Ala., upstart is on track to deliver the next great American sport touring...
A plucky Birmingham, Ala., upstart is on track to deliver the next great American sport touring motorcycle. Engineered with assistance from automotive speed shop Pratt & Miller, the Motus MST and...
The world of MotoGP racing is a richly funded, high-stakes microcosm where the best of the best do battle on million-dollar machines. But the Grand Prix world stage isn’t entirely inaccessible...
Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division is infamous for its snarling hot rods infused with track-focused fierceness, but that didn’ t stop the two-wheeled world from scratching its collective head when the...
Spare yet stylishly detailed, the custom bikes of the Factory Metal Works (FMW)evoke 1940s-style bobbers refined by modern technology. Beginning with original engines, FMW reworks the mills for...

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