1992-2014 U.S. Motorcycle Sales

U.S. MOTORCYCLE SALES, 1992-2014: They do a good job over at with their annual “US Motorcycle Sales” graph and survey. The obvious picture is that overall annual motorcycle sales are slowly recovering from a big fall that started going down before the recession and then dramatically fell with the recession. What this graph does Read more about 1992-2014 U.S. Motorcycle Sales[…]

Death Valley National Park Mormon Point

Death Valley: Divine Motorcycle Riding

Death Valley National Park is the hottest, driest, and lowest of all the national parks. Located in eastern, Central California, and about 2 hours west of Las Vegas, it’s also the largest national park in the lower 48 states (second only to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Southern Alaska). At 282 feet below Read more about Death Valley: Divine Motorcycle Riding[…]

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?[…]

Double Edge Sword

Dual-Purpose Motorcycles & Double-Edged Swords

Dual-purpose motorcycles: love ’em or hate ’em, but they serve a place in the grand scheme of our motorcycle universe. In an old issue of Rider Magazine (March 2007), Clement Salvadori writes a fine article entitled, “The Great Compromise” that compares a few of the prime contenders for dual purpose dominance. Clement’s comparison of the Read more about Dual-Purpose Motorcycles & Double-Edged Swords[…]