The best bang-for-the-buck Big Twin of them all

The 2000 Harley-Davidson FXST Softail Standard was claimed to be the best bang-for-the-buck big twin. What features attributed to such high praise? We got the answer in…
After trying on more than a few helmets at my local bike shop I found that the Arai Defiant helmet’s “Intermediate Oval” shape to fit me best out of the box.

Answering the question that's never been asked

So what is the XDiavel? The best way to describe it is Ducati’s answer to a question that has never been asked. As a cruiser, it’s a long, lean, mean, and powerful bike…

2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

I installed the 9- and 14-inch Sport and the 12- and 15-inch Pro Touring Flare windshields and rode with each one briefly to give them a back-to-back comparison. Overall…

The Mighty Muscle

The Octane isn't just another model to fill a void in the current model line up. It represents a new era of bikes and way of thinking for Victory motorcycles. It’s being…

Cool or not?

When it comes to comfort, the Stadium shoe is as comfy as they come and have now become my favorite shoes off the bike. While I don't stunt (on purpose anyway) I could…

No Frill Leather Gloves

We put the Alpinestars Oscar Bandit Leather glove to the test over the last few rides. If you're looking for a basic, no frills, simple leather glove, this is right up…

Part leathers, part denim, all comfortable

My first impression was it looked a bit confused if it is supposed to be a leather or denim jacket. Turns out it is the best of both worlds. Because of lack of visible…

The king is dead, long live the king

It’s almost time to take my 2015 Harley-Davidson Road King #elreyhotbike back to the bone yard from which it came. I’ll be honest. It was really nice to hop right on a…

Tough Skin for your Piggies

You'll be hard fast to find us wearing a full on road race glove while cruising down the highway, but fortunately Alpinestars make short cuff versions of some of their…

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