Harley Honda Sound

Harley Davidson Licenses Their “Harley Sound” to Honda

HAS HARLEY GONE TOO FAR? I admire, respect, ride and enjoy all kinds of motorcycles. If it’s got two wheels and a motor, I’ll probably find something to like about it. Additionally, I’m an advocate for greater brotherhood (and sisterhood) between riders of all kinds of bikes, the world over. However, I can’t say I Read more about Harley Davidson Licenses Their “Harley Sound” to Honda[…]

International Motorcycle Show

Long Beach International Motorcycle Show

International Motorcycle ShowWHAT’S BETTER THAN A HUGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW RIGHT ON THE OCEAN? Cycle World Magazine’s International Motorcycle Show (IMS) wrapped up its 28th expo this weekend (Dec 5-7, 08), just outside of Los Angeles, and as usual, right on the ocean, in the Long Beach Convention Center.

This year’s annual show started its United States tour in October and will be running through to February 2009, making the following 13 stops along the way: Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, San Mateo (outside of San Francisco), Novi (outside of Detroit), Washington DC, New York, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, and in South Carolina, all in addition to this stop in Long Beach, which is typically one of the largest of the tour.

55,000 MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS

The 55,000 attendees were crammed everywhere, exploring all things related to motorcycles, but the show’s two most prominent areas of interest were the motorbikes inside the exhibition hall and the demo rides offered outside. […]

Motorcycle Shaft Drive

Kawasaki Concours14: Transcontinental Supersport Tourer

The first print ads are out for the brand new, 1400cc, Kawasaki Concours14. And…the bikes themsleves are finally in the dealerships as of the first week of July. (According to my local Kawasaki dealer, the launch date has been delayed numerous times). You can see the ads in the August 2007 issues of bike mags Read more about Kawasaki Concours14: Transcontinental Supersport Tourer[…]

1970 Honda CB750

Modern Moto-Mother: Honda CB750 KO

Ride a street motorcycle? If it’s got more than two cylinders, there’s a good chance you are piloting the offspring of this Honda CB750. The waves created in 1969 when Honda launched its CB750 KO are still splashing to this very day. With the introduction of its transverse, inline, 4-cylinder motorcycle engine (aka straight-four engine), Read more about Modern Moto-Mother: Honda CB750 KO[…]

Kawasaki KLR650

Honda XR650L, Kawasaki KLR650 or Suzuki DR650S?

Sooooo, considering a dual-purpose motorcycle, are you? They sure aren’t for everyone. See the earlier post on Dual Purpose Motorcycles for the good and bad for this category. If you remain undaunted by the inherent compromise between street and dirt that these bikes offer, then which would best serve your future? You probably won’t go Read more about Honda XR650L, Kawasaki KLR650 or Suzuki DR650S?[…]