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Custom Bikes of the Week

A bespoke scrambler with MV Agusta power, a stunning Honda CB550 cafe racer from France, and a track-ready Ducati Monster S4R tribute to Mike Hailwood. These are the machines that revved our engines this week.<p><b>Honda CB550 by Bad Winners</b> A few weeks ago we were taken aback by Lossa Engineering’s …

Motorcycles

9 of the Craziest Secrets From Behind the Scenes at Chain Restaurants

You probably shouldn't be eating while you read this.<p>The good people of Reddit are sharing their deepest, darkest secrets from working at some of our favorite chain restaurants, and spoiler alert: It's not all great. If you've ever eaten at Applebee's, Chipotle, or Panera, get ready for some former …

Eliminator Style: 428 Cobra Jet 1968 Mercury Cougar

This 1968 Mercury Cougar walks a fine line between classic pony car and the resto-mod/pro-touring look. Sitting on 17″ Torq Thrust style wheels, it …

Classic Cars

A Race-Prepped Mazda RX-2 Is the Best Kind of Bee's Nest

Jason Humble's 1971 RX-2 sounds like a beehinve, but it sure doesn't sting.<p>People are known to do some pretty wacky stuff when it comes to rotary engines, like stuffing a four-rotor, four-turbo engine into the little body of a Mazda RX-2.<p>But for those of you who love the original for its vintage …

Classic Cars

American bikers prepare for Dakar Rally, the world's most dangerous motor sports event

On Jan. 2, a "Mad Max" phalanx of 354 cars, trucks, motorcycles and quads will blast out of downtown Buenos Aires and begin the treacherous 8,000-kilometer (4,971 miles) Dakar Rally across the mountains and deserts of Argentina and Bolivia.<p>The annual off-road race, considered the world's most …

Secret horde of ultra-rare motorcycles found in barn

The motorcycles from Brough Superior were some of the highest-performing bikes before World War II, and collectors like Jay Leno continue to prize the capability and craftsmanship of these rare cycles. Now, eight more will head to the auction block at Bonhams on April 24 thanks to a trove of …

Motorcycles

5 Examples Of Enclosed Bike Designs That Are Taking Over The Roads

Velomobiles, also known as human-powered vehicles, are fully (or almost fully) enclosed bikes/trikes, that have been gaining in popularity over the …

Roads

What to Know and Where to Stop When Driving the Icefields Parkway

Take a historic trip up Highway 93 from Lake Louise to Jasper.<p>By Lynda Sea<p>January 14, 2016<p>Photograph by Adam Greenberg<p>It has been called everything …

15 best rides of 2015

Ford Mustang

Check out Ford’s wacky idea for a rear wheel that doubles as a unicycle

Someone at Ford thinks it’d be cool if you could yank off a car’s back wheel and ride away on it.<p>Functioning as a one-wheeled, self-balancing …

Car Tech

89 speed camera tickets issued to one Chicago woman; fines top $30,000

Chicago transportation officials say the city's speed camera system is changing driver behavior, noting that nearly 700,000 citations were issued to vehicles that have yet to trigger a second ticket.<p>But records show there still are tens of thousands of chronic offenders.<p>The city's database of …

Corruption

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

80 Percent Activities vs. 20 Percent Activities

The 80/20 principle, broadly, states that you derive roughly 80 percent of value from 20 percent of input. The numbers aren’t meant to be exact — it …

Time I

Best Pizza in San Francisco

Ask anyone about America’s elite pizza cities and you’ll likely get the same old names at the top of the list—New York and its huge foldable slices …

San Francisco

How to have the perfect road trip with the 'Airbnbs' of everything

Picture the perfect road trip: Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway in a retro-fabulous Airstream trailer, camping amid idyllic scenery and dining with …

Two Chains: 1980 Rokon Ranger AWD

This 1980 Rokon Ranger is an unusual two wheel drive motorcycle, a class effectively limited to Urals, Christini dirtbikes and these Rochester, New …

Resterampe: Hermann Köpf’s Ducati Pantah 500

Hang out at a few European motorcycle events, and you’re bound to run into Hermann Köpf. The shaggy-haired Munich-based photographer is the editor-in-chief of the exquisite magazine Craftrad—and a total petrolhead.<p>When an informal Germany v France rivalry was set up at this year’s Glemseck 101 …

Motorcycles

Alaska Motorcycle Trip Top 10 Must-See Destinations

Alaska always seems to come up as a top bucket list destination for Adventure Riders and it’s easy to see why. America’s “Last Frontier” offers vast …

Top 10 Used Adventure Motorcycles

<b>Buying an adventure bike</b><p><b>Off road use</b><br>Despite these bikes’ weight, some owners do take them off road both here and overseas, especially BMWs. It …

Motorcycles

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

Triumph Tiger 800XC by Icon 1000

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Triumph<p>This Triumph Tiger 800XC custom was built by Icon 1000 as a joint, collaborative project between …

Roman Empire

Global book launch!

We are delighted to say that Overland magazine will host the Global book launch of ‘Gone Riding’ by Dom Giles.<p>Dom Giles is a Jupiter’s Traveller, one …

Mondo Sahara

If you’ve never heard of Austin Vince, or <b>Mondo Enduro</b>, you’ve been missing out. Way back in 1995-1996 Vince was the driving force behind a completely …

'Why We Ride' Trailer

Cliff Riding the Costa Brava Motorcycle Road of the Year, Spain

Cliff Riding on the Costa Brava in Spain Motorcycle Road of the Year One of the best motorcycle roads in Spain is along the Costa Brava on the …

Mud and Snow Riding in Baja Mexico - Day One

For some reason the snow seems to follow us wherever we ride, even Mexico.<p>“I’m on my way,” I typed in an email to our riding group as I ran out the …

Los Angeles

It's not a crash

Icon Raiden Tiger 800 XCs

A sense of humor is not something you normally associate with hardcore desert racing. But this Triumph Tiger 800 XC is sporting Icon colors, so we’re guaranteed a twist on the usual.<p>The bike is nicknamed ‘Mantecore.’ If you’re a fan of popular culture you’ll spot the discreet reference to another …

Pop Culture

Top 10 Adventure Bikes for New Adventure Riders

New Adventure Bike Riders are a diverse group. Some may be completely new to riding, while others have many years of experience on other types of …

BMW R1100GS by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’re planning a trip to North Africa, you need a bike that is absolutely bulletproof. Cafe Racer Dreams know how to take a motorcycle apart and rebuild it, and have made their name transforming everything from vintage Honda CBs to modern Triumph Scramblers. But for an impending trip to …

Motorcycles