Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory
The 2004 Monster 1000 is not Ducati’s top performance motorcycle, but many of the Ducatisti consider it one of the Italian manufacturer’s most aesthetically appealing machines.
At the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, when Chrysler wheeled out its 500 hp Tomahawk motorcycle, it created a dilemma: How could the carmaker match such a spectacle at futu
Accompanied by a questionnaire asking the Ducatisti for their comments, photos of three Ducati prototypes appeared without notice on the company’s web site last October.
For many, the indelible image of the Vespa involves a shapely ingenue, her tresses flowing in the spring air, zipping through the roundabouts of a European capital aboard the charming two-wheeler.
A turn of the key prompts the Radbusa to flaunt all of its flair: The digital display on the motorcycle’s dash flashes through its pre-ride diagnostics; the tank-mounted GPS indicates my location
Richard Keck, president and owner of Indian Motorcycle Evansville, had two things planned for his five-day September stay in Las Vegas: to enjoy a Jimmy Buffett show at the MGM Grand Amphitheatre,
Recognizing that every motorcycle enthusiast should see Europe from
Every year, manufacturers hone their machines to perform specific tasks, such as long-distance touring, all-out track racing, or casual weekend cruising, and 2004 is no exception.
Comparing the $22,500 bmw k1200lt exodus to any other motorcycle is an exercise in futility.
With its new chief vintage, the Indian Motorcycle Corp. appears to have picked up right where it left off—in 1953, when the motorcycle maker went bankrupt.
The portly harley-davidsons that John D’Orazio had tuned for years were rendered irrelevant in a matter of minutes.
If you were to blend an American heavyweight with an Italian superbike, the result would be the Ecosse Heretic.
The Aprilia RSV Mille 1000 R has been fashioned with hard lines, shapely contours, and bold race-replica graphics that, at triple-digit speeds, meld into a blurred streak of beauty.
With readings that reach an astound-ing 17,000 rpm, the tachometer of the MV Agusta F4 Senna reveals the essence of the Italian bike: power.
For the Ducatisti, the appeal of the Ducati 999, with its flared seat and pinched waist, has as much to do with sex as with speed.
Even the creator of the Confederate Hellcat G2 acknowledges that the motorcycle is not tuned for long-distance cruising, flat-out speed, or even brief neighborhood jaunts.
The Victory Vegas needed a major overhaul. Riders criticized its sleepy styling, rattling transmission, and abrupt shifting.
A casual idea evolved into a project that formed the most unlikely union of motorcycle design talent.
Examine the odometer of a typical BMW R1200C, and you will likely find numbers reminiscent of those in an arcade game.
Guy Webster’s red wooden barn, ringed with weeds and scattered gardening tools, has become a pilgrimage destination for motorcycle cognoscenti.
Wind-chapped cheeks and the occasional skinned knee only enhance the essence of motorcycling. It is the state of being one with the elements that invokes our passion for the pastime.
To listen to some automakers speak, you would think that they are developing human clones rather than building cars: Bentley executives sing about how the forthcoming Bentley Continental GT featur
In the mid-1990S, Bernard Li, the founder of Eagle One automotive care products, had sold his company to Valvoline and was working on his newest venture: reviving a legendary motorcycle.
In 1989, the Campagna T-Rex made a dubious debut.
During a weekend-long celebration at Atlanta Motor Speedway last summer, Journey, Blues Traveler, and Tim McGraw were the featured musical acts.
For motorcyclists, the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile road that winds its way along the Appalachian Mountains through Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina, is the ideal stretch of road.
Troy Bayliss, one of the most successful motorcycle racers ever to tear around a track, rode a Ducati 998 Factory 01 bike to victory during the 2001 World Superbike Championship.
What better way to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 100th anniversary than with this exclusive tour through Europe?