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The ones that got away: Motorcycles I didn’t buy

While my experience pales in comparison to some of the guys who have been in the motorcycle writing business full-time for decades, I have had the chance, thanks to my work in the industry, to ride a lot of different motorcycles. I’ve lost count of exactly how many. But I am pretty sure the number […]

Toni Elias shakes up the MotoAmerica Superbike series

Just two rounds into the second season of MotoAmerica Superbike racing, Toni Elias has injected both an intriguing new story line and an extra level of excitement into a series that’s still struggling to come back from the hole it was left in by previous management. None of that should be a surprise. Elias is […]

EPA retracts statement that would have overturned Superbike racing

Under pressure from Congress and the car racing industry (with very little involvement from the motorcycle racing side, which would have also been affected), the Environmental Protection Agency has backed off an interpretation of emissions laws that would have made it illegal to race modified street-legal machines. In other words, all of the professional roadracing […]

Why Maxim got it wrong about flat-track racing

I’m only picking on Maxim because a media empire built on cleavage is an easy target. Their argument is not unique.

Kawasaki brings its Z125 Pro to the U.S. market to battle the Grom

The Honda Grom has been a big hit by being one of the few motorcycles that appeals to a wide range of riders, both newbies and experienced. Kawasaki has decided to cash in on that success and offer a similar bike that looks to be a little better or equal and $200 cheaper. Last fall, […]

The EPA thinks most professional motorcycle racing in the U.S. is illegal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thinks motorcycles raced in the MotoAmerica series, the top professional motorcycle racing series in the United States, are illegal. Superbikes, Superstock bikes, Supersport race bikes — all of ’em, illegal. Same goes for that modified Mazda Miata your friend races in SCCA, by the way. If you have a track-only […]

The best advice: Five things to remember

If you’ve been around motorcycling as long as I have, you can remember a time when there were no Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses and few good books on how to ride better. Training may have been the motorcycle salesman telling you, “This is the clutch, this is the brake, one down and four up. Good […]

2016: Day one, ride one of a new year

With the sun shining and temperatures around 35 degrees, there was nothing to stop me from starting off the year with a motorcycle ride on Jan. 1, what many people in these climes call a polar bear ride. Thanks to El Niño and one of the strongest freak storms on record, the North Pole was […]