Archive for the ‘Op-ed’ Category

Comments on new bikes for 2011

Monday, November 29th, 2010

A few truly new bikes are coming to America in 2011. Here are my thoughts on which will succeed, and which will not. How do you think the Ducati Diavel, Yamaha Super Tenere, and Honda CBR250R will do here?

A Life of Motorcycling

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I’m no kid. I’m 49 years old. Yes that’s right, 49. No matter how much I deny it, I’m old. So why do I feel like a kid every time I swing a leg over a motorcycle?

Riders and Pilots – Bikes and Planes – what’s the deal?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

There’s a pretty big chance that if you fly a plane, you also ride a motorcycle. Why?

Three Bikes That Changed My Life. Sort of.

Monday, November 16th, 2009

No matter how many motorcycles you’ve owned, a few are bound to stand out. Which ones do you regret selling? Which ones taught you something useful? Which ones scared the piss out of you? In other words, which ones changed your life? Here’s my list.

Group Riding Advice

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

You’ve just learned to carry mile-long wheelies on your ZX-10. Thinking about impressing your buddies on your next group ride? Think again.

Honda Fury!!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Is the chopper boom over?

Streetfighters then and now, a brief history

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

What exactly is a Streetfighter? I know one when I see one…

Is the Isle of Man TT too dangerous to continue?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Should the Isle of Man TT be shut down for the rider’s own good?

AMA Superbike – more of the same?

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

AMA Superbike – more of the same?

Remember Anthony Gobert? This Bimota brings back some fond memories

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

This Bimota SB8R brings back memories……

MotoGP To Be A Spec-Tire Class in 2008?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Valentino_Rossi_Fiat_Yamaha_MotoGP_0.jpgThe bosses of MotoGP are mulling over a spec-tire rule for 2008, forcing all riders to use one brand of tires. Just like World Superbike. All this after just one year of Bridgestone dominating the podium. Is this a good thing?

World Superbike to Allow 1200cc Twins in 2008. You’re Welcome, Ducati.

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Christmas came early for Ducati this year.

Notes from Laguna Seca 2007 – the Biggest Sportbike Event in the U.S.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

MotoGP at Laguna Seca each year is undoubtedly the biggest event in the U.S. sportbike rider’s calendar. We were surprised by a few things this year. Were you?

I got a ticket

Friday, September 28th, 2007

It just ain’t fair

Congratulations Casey Stoner, Ducati, Bridgestone

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Congratulations Casey Stoner, Ducati, Bridgestone

Burning Bikes: The Wacky, Weird Vehicles of Burning Man

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

One of the most interesting parts of Burning Man, at least for this gearhead, is the wacky collection of vehicles. Not your basic choppers or streetfighters…oh no, those would be far too normal for a Burner (as many participants call themselves). Just like in the “default world”, all motorized vehicles must pass inspection by the DMV before they can be operated on the “playa” surface.

AMA Superbike- We’ve got a couple of questions…..

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

We’re getting a little tired of AMA Superbike. Can you answer these questons?

New Resource: Motorcycle Fuel Economy Ratings

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I’m interested to hear from Ninja 250 owners

Motorcycle Sales Up for 14th Straight Year! Will it continue?

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Sales of two-wheelers continued showing consistent strength in 2006, ending in December with a 14th straight year of growth.