Yamaha brought something interesting for the Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a bizarro three-wheeler sportbike. Surely it’s too early for it to be some sort of elaborate April Fool’s joke, right?
The Honda Gold Wing and I are both headed into our 43rd year. Unlike me, the Gold Wing keeps getting lighter, sportier and more efficient.
Kalashnikov, the Russian conglomerate best known for the AK-47 assault rifle, is getting into the electric motorcycle game. The details are sparse, but it’s my sad duty to report that it doesn’t look like the bikes will come with banana-magazine range extender batteries.
While crashes in motorcycle racing can be spectacular, we love crazy saves the most. Watch Kawasaki rider Anthony West come off his Kawasaki in last weekend’s MotoAmerica race in Pittsburgh and then cling to side the bike while bringing the machine to a halt.
Your next KTM or Vespa could soon get a lot more expensive. And it’s all because Europeans don’t want to buy American beef from cattle raised on growth hormones. Makes sense, right? Welcome to the world of international trade disputes.
My guide on how to take a 3,000-mile tour of southern Europe on a rented BMW motorcycle, plus an off-road driving course with Ducati in Tuscany.
At first I thought the guard at the gates of the Ducati factory was joking when he said I couldn’t bring my BMW motorcycle inside the gates. He wasn’t. But once that unpleasantness was figured out, I had a great tour of the plant and museum, and a very candid interview with CEO Claudio Domenicali. Story follows.