• Ducati Multistrada 1100
    27
    Jul

    Shift-Tech Carbon Fiber Hugger

    Why Pierre Terblanche decided the Multistrada did not need protection for the rear shock is beyond me. Leaving the precious rear suspension component exposed to road cheese and rocks flying off the top of the tire at speed double the bikes forward velocity was a serious oversight. I can only assume it was so overprotective new-bike owners (like myself) would ...
  • Dunlop D616 Pirelli Sync Ducati Multistrada
    20
    Jul

    Dunlop D616 vs Pirelli Sync Motorcycle Tire Comparison

    If you own one of the 17-inch shod quasi-dirt bikes, such as the Triumph Tiger 1050, Buell Ulysses or Ducati Multistrada, you probably want a tire that is a bit more capable of the occasional dirt road. I mean, if you have a bike that looks like it can tackle the occasional dirt road, it’s nice to think that your ...
  • Triumph Tiger 1050 Test Ride and Review
    24
    Mar

    Triumph Tiger 1050 Test Ride and Review

    So, back when I bought the Suzuki V-Strom, what I was really after was a tall, comfortable road bike that was fun to ride. I had no delusions of it being a dirt bike. Well, maybe a little delusion…but a couple of dirt rides over some pretty gnarly terrain cured me of that right quick. Yet, the VStrom is a ...
  • Sam Manicom Into Africa
    20
    Jan

    Into Africa by Sam Manicom

    Into Africa takes off full blast into a crazy motorcycle adventure with nothing more than a short introduction describing Manicom’s decision to learn to ride a motorcycle, before he jumps head-first into riding into the throat of Africa. Within the first couple of pages, he ends up in an accident in Tanzania that leaves Manicom sitting in a jail cell ...
  • Continental Sport Attack Z1000 Mountain Road Canyon
    24
    Jun

    Continental Sport Attack Tire Review

    We’ve never tried to hide the fact that we believe the Continental Road Attacks to be the best road tire on the market today, so when Conti released the Sport Attack in the spring of 2006 we were anxious to get our hands on a set. We must not have been the only ones amped to give them a run, ...
  • Triumph Speed Triple Michelin Pilot Power Racetrack
    31
    Mar

    Michelin Pilot Power Motorcycle Tire Review

    I was serving overseas when the move Twister, starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton came to theaters and as I prepared to come home it was the movie everyone was talking about.  “amazing special effects” and “compelling characters” and “engrossing plot-line” were all used to describe the film.  I couldn’t wait!  I wasn’t back in the U.S. of A. for ...
  • Ventura Luggage Rack on Ducati Multistrada
    25
    Mar

    Ventura Luggage Rack System

    We were so impressed with the Ventura Rack the first time, that we picked up more than one set for our own bikes. On the Ducati, the mounting system is significantly easier than on the Triumph, but the installation could vary significantly based on the type of motorcycle you are attaching it to. Plus Ventura makes racks for just about ...
  • Scorpion EXO-700 Full Face Helmet
    25
    Mar

    Scorpion EXO-700 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

    In the spring of 2005, I went to an open house at my local dealer to have my ECU remapped, and it turned out to be an open house day. There were vendors there pushing new products, bikes to ride, free food and a fun atmosphere. I dropped the bike off to the service department and decided I was going ...
  • Glen Heggstad
    25
    Jun

    Two Wheels Through Terror by Glen Heggstad

    While the thought of riding through South America sounds like great fun, I can’t imagine wanting to do it solo. And while I’ve heard Columbia is a strikingly beautiful country, I can’t imagine wanting to ride a motorcycle through the tumultuous nation. However, riding solo through South America and even Columbia is exactly what moto nut Glen Heggstad set out ...
  • Army Green SV650 Dunlop Sportmax Tire
    20
    May

    Dunlop Qualifier Hypersport Motorcycle Tire Review

    The Dunlop Qualifier was never really on my list of tires to have. I’ve run several Dunlop sport tires of yesteryear and never really felt much love for them. I always felt like the profile was too tippy and the wear too rapid and the front tire too prone to cupping to really fall in love with the Dunlop. And ...