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August 2015

The Versys finally lets me down

As I wrote in my post Four years on a Kawasaki Versys (and the previous Two years on a Kawasaki Versys), this inexpensive bike has been a reliable ride. I guess it had to end sooner or later. There’s one common problem I know of with this model of motorcycle, and it finally bit me, […]

The Indian Scout is a Sportster killer

When I first saw the Indian Scout on paper, I expected it would be a Sportster killer. After riding it for an afternoon in a variety of conditions, I still believe it will be a Sportster killer. I also found out that it has the potential to kill my lower back and butt, if I […]

How to make tires last forever

OK, if I really knew how to make motorcycle tires last forever, I could earn motorcycle sainthood. For those of us who ride a lot, especially on high-performance bikes, tires are our biggest expense. I admit: I can’t make tires last forever. But, after riding a track day at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this […]