An appearance by the "Bathing Suit Bike" will be among the highlights of the third-annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering (
Conceived in the aftermath of World War II, at a time when many European countries were attempting to rebuild and restore tattered, downtrodden economies, the modern-day scooter became a vehicle t
Ecosse Moto Works has a reputation for concocting perfectly unreasonable motorcycles, flawlessly detailed six-figure bikes that are handmade for a small but dedicated clientele.
Moto Guzzi played the nostalgia card with its retro-inspired V7 Café Classic, and the new V7 Racer ($9,790) takes a sharper-edged stab at the heady era of British rockers and thei
Quantum Leap is less a motorcycle than a proclamation from its creator, Eddie Meeks. His message is clear: Do not count me out, because I can still blow your mind.
The 2011 Ducati Diavel (www.ducati.com) offers the muscular styling and impressive engine output of a power cruiser
Powered by a massive 1700 cc V-4 engine and dressed by Hermès in buffalo leather, the 2011 Yamaha Hermès VMAX (www.
Mahogany runabouts from the 1960s receive their due from the Digital Veneer Tribute Vespa (www.digitalveneer.com
The limited-edition Confederate P120 Fighter Black Flag (www.confederate.com) is as much a post-industrial sculp
Since 1967, Bologna, Italy–based NCR has been dazzling the motorcycle world with its Ducati makeovers, shrouding the Italian racers in functional excesses of rare metals and composite materials.
When it debuted 30 years ago, BMW’s GS motorcycle helped spawn a new category of all-terrain travel and adventure bikes.
Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has designed its new superbike, the 1190 RC8 R (www.ktm.com)—the first RC8 R to reach U.S.
As its name suggests, the Ducati Multistrada was conceived to do much more than simply travel down the highway.
Ducati’s outgoing Multistrada never quite lived up to its name, which translates to many roads.
When we first laid eyes on the Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic’s hunched silhouette and satin Legnano-green finish, we knew we were in for a treat.
Victory’s Cross Country offers a cosmic counterbalance—a yin to the yang, if you will—to iconic Harley-Davidson touring bikes.
Surely every seriously smitten motorcycle aficionado has toyed with the notion of perching a fine machine in the middle of the living room.
Harley-Davidson’s latest Dark Custom is more like a ray of nostalgia than a chiaroscuro one-off.
The only thing better than a thorough aesthetic makeover is a vigorous mechanical one, and Kawasaki’s all-new Z1000 ($10,499) has been indulged with both for 2010.
For more than 85 years, BMW has built well-engineered and eminently reliable motorcycles that have earned the company a reputation in some circles as the gentleman’s brand.
Since acquiring mv agusta for more than $100 million in 2008, Harley-Davidson has helped revitalize the 65-year-old Italian brand.
Powerful naked bikes have nearly become a two-wheeled cliché, but Aprilia’s Tuono 1000R Factory offers a visually arresting departure from the crowd.
What’s in a firing order? In the case of the 2009 Yamaha R1’s power plant, trickle-down MotoGP technology and a vast transformation of engine character.
THE GIFTA one-of-a-kind custom Brough Superior from Falcon Motorcycles.
For many riders, Italian superbike is synonymous with Ducati.
Amid the endlessly escalating horsepower wars, the frenzied pursuit of fairing fashion, and the breathless anticipation of the latest and greatest, it’s easy to lose track of the basics.
Is it a cruiser, a tourer, or both? The 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible doesn’t comply with strictly ordered motorcycle taxonomy.
Shorn of bodywork and clad with angular, armor-like skin, Ducati’s new Streetfighter looks like a hard-edged menace to two-wheeled society.
Motorcycle tires don’t get much attention until you need them—like when you’re leaned over at triple-digit speeds, hopeful their mechanical grip exceeds the more Machiavellian laws of physics at p
Last year, Troy Bayliss rode a Ducati 1098 R to his third World Superbike Championship—and then retired.