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California Highway Patrol Says Lane Splitting Is Safe. But...

We’re pretty lucky here in California: we can ride year-round thanks to our great weather (in Southern California that is), we have In-N-Out Burgers to sustain us on long road trips, and ...



Travel Planning: Offbeat Museums

Since turning 40, it seems like I have become highly sensitive about squeezing all of the fun out of each day. There aren’t a lot of things that I really want. Sure, “stuff...



Triumph's 2015 Special Edition Street Triple and Bonnevilles

So many of the Intermot unveilings earlier this month were non-US items, like the Yamaha XJR1300. We thought the new Triumph Street Triple RX wasn't coming to the US either, until we rece...


Vintage Trials this weekend!

This Sunday, vintage trials returns to the duPont family's Granogue estate outside of Wilmington, Delaware.  This year, there is a viewing route available to spectators riding dual-s...



The John Penton Story

June 2007: a writer and a director traveled to Amherst, Ohio from their set location in Michigan. The purpose: to interview off-road legend John Penton. Two days later, they had seven hou...


Touring West Virginia on a Vintage Harley-Davidson

When it comes to riding in the mountains, my 1964 Harley-Davidson Duo-Glide is easily outmatched by even the tamest of modern


Things I Learned on my Alpine Riding Trip – Packing And Gear

Packing The Givi box liner worked out fantastically. Packing all of my clothing into gallon ziplock bags then packing them into the Bestem bag kept everything neat and tidy. This represen...






Boat-Jumping Snowmobiles - Video

I knew ATVs could skim across the surface of the water, if you have enough speed, technique and balls to full-throttle into a lake, but I never knew a snowmobile was capable of the same. ...



The On Any Sunday KTM Build

The sun’s setting and the water is kissing the white-sand beach. Slowing coming into focus are three custom scrambler-style bikes, splashing through the shallow waves, wheelie-ing around ...


Rumor Central: Yamaha FJ-09

Related to the below post, Yamaha didn't debut the much-rumored FZ-09 based FJ-09 at InterMot, but the name has been trademarked in the US, and the below image was "leaked" on the interne...


Am I Finally Getting Better at Dirt Riding?

Time – the most precious commodity there is. When you find a person who willingly shares such a precious resource with you – it’s a great feeling. I have a friend, Gary ...



Ducati 1199 Superleggera vs. McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder - Video

Autocar pitted two hypercars – the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder – against a motorcycle that is just as exclusive and powerful as the four-wheeled monsters – the Ducati 1199


New Jersey Pine Barrens: Scenes from the Firetower

On Sunday we spent the afternoon dirt riding in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Our friend Jeff took us to one of the firetowers that are out in the woods. Being the chicken that I am, I ...