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Husqvarna dirt bike by Velomacchi

Kevin Murray is a petrolhead with a very interesting day job: he runs a company designing high performance gear for clients like The North Face, Nike, Mammut and Navy SEAL teams.<p>He’s now set up shop with his own brand, Velomacchi, producing “Everyday Carry for the serious motorcyclist.” In the …

Motorcycles

Cabin Fever: Daniel Peter's XR650

Daniel Peter is a photographer with petrol running through his veins. When he’s not shooting, he’s riding—and his ride is worth a close-up of its own.<p>‘Cabin Fever’ is based on a Honda XR650, although you’d be hard pressed to tell. Like its CX500 stable mate, the XR650 is one of those bikes often …

Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Knives<br>• Survival<p>The Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit is an all-in-one solution for the end of the …

The Well-Equipped Garage: Tips and Tricks for a Versatile Space

Transform your garage with a little planning, some smart design choices, and our expert guidance.<p>The Rules<p>In your garage, as in the projects it is sure to spawn, planning is crucial. Remember that the goal is to make tasks easier and more efficient. Here are a few pointers to get you into the right …

How to Avoid Getting Scammed at Your Dealer's Service Desk – Feature

Modern cars come with a maintenance regimen recommended by the manufacturer, but some dealers will try to sell you their own more expensive plan with extra, often needless services. If you let them. Don’t.<p>A substantial share of a dealership’s profit comes from its service department. The more it …

Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 188: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee V-6

On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, listen to the recording embedded below. No one figured out that this week’s sound came from the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee V-6 with the eight-speed automatic.<p>Like that sound? Download the MP3 and quiz your …

10 Things You Need to Take on a Motorcycle Trip

A few weeks back, I wrote an article discussing my method for planning a motorcycle trip. Assuming you now have your trip planned, here are some …

The Physics Of: Redline

The secrets of sky-high engine speeds.<p>spinners how come diesels don't rev?<p>Automotive diesel engines usually don't spin past 5000 rpm. Thanks to diesel fuel's higher energy density and more abrupt combustion, heavier components are necessary. Long strokes that augment torque also add inertial mass, …

Engines

Mastering the Art of the Motorcycle Slide

PopMech heads to the dirt track to learn the quickest way to get a bike around a sharp corner.<p>American Supercamp is the brainchild of ex-GP racer Danny Walker and seven-time AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr. It's a two-day course in which riders learn the basics of riding flat track—first in …

Differences: BMW F800GS vs Adventure

IS BMW's new F800GS Adventure just an F800GS with a larger fuel tank? Well no, not quite. The new model features a larger 24-litre tank (8-litres …

Bugle - iPhone App That Might Save Your Life

The 2005 Suzuki DR650 | COOK'S CORNER

Somewhere along the way, I lost control of my Suzuki DR650. Not like that, though I’ve definitely run it through a few trees and dragged it down a …

Credit Cards

The 5 Best New Whiskies—And Others to Stock Your Bar

** Our 5 Must Have New Whiskies**<p><b>High West Campfire</b><p>A wild blend of bourbon, rye, and scotch—from Utah.<p><b>Widow Jane</b><p>A sweet bourbon made with water from a limestone mine in New York.<p><b>Black Maple Hill</b><p>One of the most even, nuanced bourbons you’ll find for less than $50.<p><b>Willett rye</b><p>Ask a bartender for his …

Whiskey Wisdom From The Experts

·<b>Drink Good Whiskey, Get Fewer Hangovers</b><p>"It’s all about the type of still. Most cheap whiskeys— and vodka and gin—are produced on a column still. But good bourbon is made in a pot still, which allows us to cut out, with greater precision, the distillates that make people sick."_ —Daniel Prieto …

Alcohol

The Best Ways To Drink Whiskey

** 1 Part Whiskey + 1 Part Whiskey + 1 Part Whiskey = Your New Favorite Cocktail**<p>There’s something alchemical going on in this cocktail: Old Overholt, Jack, and Johnnie, equal parts, over ice. No bitters, no twist. No artisanal tonic water. And somehow, improbably, almost magically, it’s a …

Motorcycle Armor

The exoskeletons enjoyed by insects and crustaceans have a big advantage over our endoskeletons. In the event of an impact, they distribute force over a greater surface area and reduce the damage sustained in any one location.<p>If that sounds like the sort of thing you’d like to have strapped over …

Off-roading

Motorcycle Jeans

Wearing standard jeans on a motorcycle often sounds like an excellent idea to new riders: Denim is generally seen as being a hard-wearing fabric that can handle almost anything we throw at it. But most riders don’t realise that coming off a bike at 60mph is the equivalent of holding an 18-foot wide …

Clothing

Triumph Catalina Scrambler

It was a problem of Robert Jordan’s own making, and it smacked him upside the head every time he ventured into his garage. There sat a perfectly restored 1960s Triumph 650 desert sled, looking like it just came out of Steve McQueen’s garage. Right next to it, his modern ride, a 2007 Triumph …

Motorcycles

Motorcycle Backpacks

Motorcycles have an almost spiritual allure. When you’re in the saddle hammering down the tarmac, the world and all its worries disappear in the rear vision mirror. But this freedom comes at a price, and one of the largest inconveniences is the lack of a trunk—or boot, if you speak proper English. …

The Practical and Natural Simplicity of Backcountry Gear

Everyone has different objectives when they visit a Wild Place.<p>Some go to escape, some go to return, some go to get exercise, some go to fish or …

BMW F800GS vs. Triumph Tiger 800 XC | MC Comparo

Blink and you’ll miss it. There’s not much to see even if you’re looking: just another tangled ribbon of dirt or broken, weedy pavement winding away …

Land Rover Range Rover

Exploring Austin: An Onboard Lap Of The Track With Dani Pedrosa