2021 IMS Outdoors

Swung down to the Texas Motor Speedway to check out the new format of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, which has officially been dubbed IMS Outdoors. Decent for a new format that’s in its first year, but overall, I was a bit underwhelmed. Aside from the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder bikes on display, there just…

The Ruroc Problem

Ruroc has recently whipped themselves into a frenzy doing damage control trying to prove that their helmets…well…don’t suck. Look, I don’t own a Ruroc helmet, so I can’t comment first hand on their helmets. Nor do I plan on ever owning one, because I think they suck. I mean, if all it takes is a…

Summer Riding Tips

When the weather starts to heat up, the dangers of dehydration, sunburns, and heat exhaustion start to become very real for motorcyclists. At the worst end of the spectrum is full-blown heat stroke, which can be fatal, and requires immediate medical intervention, so let’s cultivate some strategies to prevent ending up in that place. The…

10 Motorcycle Accessories I Can’t Live Without

Can’t live without? That seems a bit over-the-top, but “would rather have than not have” just doesn’t have that sort of ring to it. Idiomatic trivialities aside, these are things that I find absolutely indispensable, and certainly wouldn’t give up without a fight. So here we are, the ten motorcycle accessories I can’t live without….

Indian Launches 2022 FTR Models

So far, I’ve offered my thoughts on the new bike launches from Harley-Davidson, Triumph’s Speed Triple 1200, and Kawasaki’s third-gen KLR650. I felt like those were all fairly low-key, didn’t hype me up that much, and were more deserving of a careful, unbiased analysis. I’m just going to cut to the chase on the FTR…

Kawasaki Announces 2022 KLR 650

To call the 2022 KLR650 “new” would be a bit silly. Improved, absolutely, but it’s hard to call a motorcycle that has gone relatively unchanged since 1987 new. I think even the Sportster has seen more changes, than Kawasaki’s legendary dual sport. Having last been significantly updated in 2008, the KLR650 was starting to show…

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Launch Reaction

The Speed Triple gets an upgrade in its lineup with the addition of the 1200 RS. If you’re a fan of naked roadsters, it’s hard not to dig everything about this bike. Except maybe the price tag. Coming in at $4,000 more than the Street Triple S, and almost $2,000 more than the Street Triple…

Is Harley Doomed? Harley-Davidson 2021 Launch Reaction

Oh look, a clickbait title. But…are they doomed? What does doomed mean, though? Doomed to bankruptcy and failure? I’m not so sure about that. Doomed to continue struggling for a few more years until they find their footing and place in an industry they failed to keep up with? That’s a more interesting question… Like…

Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Review

My love for the raw attitude of older Sportsters is no secret, but the current iteration of the base model leaves a different taste in my mouth. Find out why in my Harley-Davidson Iron 883 review.