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Suzuki DR650 by Deus Bali

Motorcycles can be capricious creatures. But there are a handful that are essentially bulletproof—simple machines that are simple to fix, and cheap to run. One of those is Suzuki’s venerable DR650, which has been around for at least twenty years. The stock bike is as ugly as a toad, but it’s not …

Suzuki Thunder 125 custom

In 2012, just over seven million new motorcycles were sold in Indonesia. To put that into perspective, it’s around <i>fifteen times</i> as many bikes sold in the USA. But Indonesia’s 240 million inhabitants are still poor by Western standards: most earn less than US$2 a day. They just happen to be crazy …

Street Smarts: an urban Suzuki DR650 by Diamond Atelier

Since the scrambler is the style <i>du jour</i>, street bikes are being reconfigured as dirt-bikes on a daily basis. So it’s a rare treat to see a builder going in the opposite direction.<p>Suzuki’s DR650 is true to the original scrambler spirit: it’s tall, robust and utilitarian. But to the boys at …

Motorcycles

The Suzuki GS750, revisited

In the mid-70s, Suzuki was reeling from the disastrous RE5 rotary episode, and bet the house on a new 4-stroke inline four. The GS750 was an immediate hit with journalists and riders alike: “The quickest and best-handling 750 on the market,” raved <i>Cycle World</i>.<p>So why don’t we see more of them on the …

Test Ride: Suzuki TU250X, a Dream Starter Bike

City folk: Climb out of the subway and onto the best-kept secret in motorcycling.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Price:</b> $4099<p><b>Competitors:</b> Honda CRF250L, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Suzuki GZ250,<p><b>Powertrain:</b> 250-cc air-cooled single-cylinder; 16 hp, five-speed manual<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy (combined):</b> 79 mpg<p><b>What's New:</b> The TU is …

Suzuki to test hydrogen motorcycle on public roads

TOKYO -- Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor plans to commercialize a hydrogen-powered fuel cell motorcycle, with plans to start testing it on public …

Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

Now here’s a blast from the past. Suzuki Europe has jumped on the custom bandwagon and released images of a very tidy Bandit 1250, nicknamed ‘FatMile’. And one of the names behind the project is none other than Hans A. Muth, the legendary designer who rose to fame as BMW’s chief of styling.<p>Muth’s …

Americans in France

There's disdain and shame among some American motorcyclists for the cruiser genre, despite its majority status. Critics complaints are almost always …

Swimming Pools

What to do about traffic signals that ignore motorcycles

You wait. You wait. The light won't turn green.<p>Traffic signal sensors that don't detect motorcycles are one of the minor hassles of riding that most …

7 Myths About Motorcycle Safety That Need To Go Away

As the last of the winter snow melts, motorcyclists across the country, both experienced and new, are getting ready to dust off their rides and make the most of the springtime weather. Some take advantage of this time to cross off iconic roads from their bucket lists, while others, eager to get …

Yamaha Folds Star Motorcycles Back into Its Core Brand

The eagle eyes at <i>Motorcycle.com</i> have noticed that Yamaha Motor Corporation is in the process of folding its Star Motorcycles cruiser brand back into …

Tourmaster Transition Series 4 Jacket

Tourmaster’s Transition Series 4 jacket features three-quarter-length, 600-denier Carbolex outer shell material with 1680 denier ballistic panels on …

Clothing

Review: The New Harley-Davidson Roadster

When Harley-Davidson Europe invited us to ride their latest Sportster, we were skeptical. They wouldn’t tell us anything about it—revealing only that it was part of their Dark Custom line, and that we’d like it.<p>After all, we’re not really your typical Harley folk. But a quick look over our stats …

Motorcycles

Review: The New Harley-Davidson Roadster - Page 3 of 3

There’s enough rumble from the big V to tick the American muscle box, but no discernible vibes through the bars or pegs.<p>But what really caught me by surprise is how much of a difference the revised stance and ergonomics make. I’ve spent limited time on the Iron 883 and Forty-Eight, and neither turn …

LOW RIDER S PUSHES CRUISER PERFORMANCE TO THE EDGE

The original Harley-Davidson® Low Rider® model pushed the limits of a factory-custom motorcycle. Now Harley-Davidson delivers a new generation of …

Motorcycles

Beck Grips Reborn For Modern Motorcycles

Beck Motorcycle Grips were originally produced in the USA in the 1940’s and 50’s out of plastic and were used to customize primarily Indian and …

Motorcycles

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Celebrates its 8th Year

The 8th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, presented by TUDOR, is shaping up to be the biggest event yet. With the support of sponsors and a …

Golf

Famous Last Words 37: One Careful Owner

We all know the jokes about classic motorcycles that have had 'one careful owner'. Frank Westworth has been gazing into mirrors again

Little Tearers Comparison: Honda CB500F vs. KTM 390 Duke

Going into it we surmised the little <b>Duke</b> was going to be the sportier ride and the <b>Honda</b> the more practical one. Guess what, that’s how it shakes out. …

What No One Tells You About Commuting On A Motorcycle

When I left the world of writing about cars and bikes and tech in the back of a garage in my boxers, one thing was clear: commuting was happening. …

Harley-Davidson Motor Parts Product Highlight

Harley-Davidson Press Release:<p>Harley-Davidson understands that motorcycle personalization is all about getting the details just right. Three new …

Motorcycles

Suzuki Announces Pricing For 2017 SV650

Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has announced that the 2017 SV650 and SV650 ABS motorcycles will be available at Suzuki dealers in June, at suggested …

Motorcycles