• Pirelli Angel GT Motorcycle Tire

    Pirelli Angel GT Sport Touring Tire Test & Review

    For years we’ve been saying the same thing; we’ve said it so many times now that it’s starting to sound repetitive, but it’s simply, totally and unequivocally true. Tires just keep getting so much better and better, so much so, that it’s rare for us to be unimpressed with a tire’s performance. Almost every tire we try these days is ...
  • Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 Test Ride and Review

    GenII Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 Test Ride

    If you compare the Suzuki V-Strom to the other 1000+ cc liter bikes available, it seems to fall short. But our experience has been that so many times a spec sheet doesn’t tell the whole story. We’ve ridden bikes that spec out at the top of the heap but were dreary to ride, and other bikes that don’t spec out ...
  • Continental Trail Attack 2

    Continental Trail Attack 2 Motorcycle Tire Test

    ADV bikes are all rage these days and for good reason. They provide superb street-bike handling characteristics with a very neutral seating position that is easy on ones back but also allow riders to go off the beaten path and discover what lies beyond those tree’s after the pavement has ended. The problem, however, is choosing the best tire. It ...
  • Continental TKC80 Ducati Multistrada

    Continental TKC-80 Twinduro Tire Review

    The Continental TKC-80 “Twinduro” was designed and developed as a competition off-road tire for heavy off-road/enduro bikes. It was developed in collaboration with Richard Schalber. In case you aren’t aware of Richard Shalber, he holds multiple world championships in Enduro and Motocross, finished fifth in the Paris-Dakar, has raced virtually every brand of motorcycle and has spent the last several ...
  • carhartt double front dungaree motorcycle riding pants

    Carhartt Double-Front Dungarees

    We fully understand the need for protective gear, but the best gear in the world does you little good if you never wear it. Finding good motorcycle riding pants is pretty gosh darn hard. We know; we’ve tried lots and lots of ’em. Seems like they are all too specialized. Most are bulky, cumbersome and just a hassle to deal ...
  • Ducati 848 Superbike Pirelli Red Stripe Race Track

    Pirelli Diablo Superbike Pro “Red Stripe” Review

    There are basically three types of people who ride on the track. Dedicated racers, be it club racers or the pros, the occasional track day rider and track-day junkies. For the dedicated racer, there are multitudes of race-compound tires available to choose from. Again, for the occasional track-day rider, just about every hypersport tire on the market provides more grip ...
  • 1988 Honda Hawk GT Review

    The Amazing Honda Hawk GT NT650

    The Honda Hawk GT holds a very special place in my heart. It was the first bike that truly captured my attention and my imagination. It was, for the most part, a sales flop in the United States, but the fact that it has turned into a wildly popular cult bike tells me that the design was ahead of its ...
  • Bridgestone BT023 Tire Review

    Bridgestone BT-023 Sport Touring Tire Test

    While most sport-touring tires tend to be “sport” based tires with added features to help them last longer, Bridgestone has always taken the opposite approach by taking a touring tire and modify them to provide the greatest amount of grip. This thinking made the BT-021 one of our favorite long-life tires. While most “sport-touring” tires from other manufacturers would be ...
  • Sam Manicom Distant Suns

    Distant Suns by Sam Manicom

    This could easily be Manicom’s best book yet! I was riveted right from the very beginning and enjoyed every minute of the 3-year adventure the book details; containing a little bit of everything, from Africa to South America, a few short break downs and a handful of hospital stays in between. The adventures start with Africa but for only about ...
  • Continental Road Attack 2 Tire Test Review

    Continental Road Attack 2 Sport Touring Tire Review

    Sport Touring riders tend to be highly proficient riders (i.e. we like to go quick), yet we ride on a wide array of surfaces ranging from crumbling asphalt to pristine concrete and we ride in any kind of weather from bitter cold, torrential downpours to sweltering heat. But, at the same time, we Sport Touring riders need the tire to ...