What You Need to Know About Euro 5 Emission Standards for Motorcycles

EICMA is a week away, so motorcycle enthusiasts around the world are preparing for the deluge of new 2020 model announcements coming out of Milan.

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Alpinestars Ride Day

Recently, Alpinestars threw open the doors at Willow Springs Raceway for a day of motorcycle-focused fun. With the famed Big Track open to all comers – many who were experiencing a closed course environment for the first time – it was hard for the attendees not to have a good time. All of this, however, begs the question: What’s in it for Alpinestars? Yes, we were all wearing gear made by the apparel company (and if we didn’t have any, it was loaned to us), but this wasn’t an introduction where we were to experience a new piece of protective riding gear. The point was, it seems, to simply have fun riding motorcycles with friends. Oh, and hopefully create some new fans of track riding. You see, some of the first time track riders were name-brand Alpinestars-sponsored athletes in other disciplines. You know, influencers who have the means to preach the racetrack riding gospel and hopefully get more people interested in riding motorcycles. 

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World Record Motorcyclist Adam Sandoval Shares His Story and Maintenance Tips

Adam Sandoval is a name that’s been all over the motorcycle news recently, and for good reason. Earlier this month, he led the world’s largest parade of Harley Davidsons – 3,497, to be exact – beating the previous world record by over 1,000 riders.

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Church of MO: 2009 Victory Cory Ness Signature Jackpot Review

It was a seemingly innocuous moment at Daytona International Speedway when a middle-aged man took a long look at the Cory Ness Signature Victory Jackpot as it slowly rumbled past.But this was no ordinary man. It was Bill Davidson, son of the legendary Willy G. and the current VP of Core Customer Marketing for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. When a cruiser is able to capture his studied attention, the company behind it is certainly doing several things right!

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CARB Filings Confirm New 2020 Triumph Models

The California Air Resources Board has published executive orders certifying a number of unannounced 2020 Triumph models. These include the Thruxton RS, which Triumph has already started teasing, a couple of Bud Ekins tribute Bonnevilles and two new versions of the Tiger 1200.

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Honda in America

It’s interesting to me that a Japanese brand like Honda can feel, at times, just as American as apple pie and baseball. The brand has played an integral role in not only motorcycling, but industry in general in America since the `60s. In fact, this year Honda celebrates 60 years since a small storefront in Los Angeles opened its doors in 1959 as the company’s sole U.S. business operation.

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Church of MO: 1999 Buell M2 Cyclone

And when they asked Jesus, where are the photos? Jesus said unto them “photos schmotos. We don’t need no stinkin’ photos when the epistles are this good.” Verily, there are no photos in the old or new testament, nor the Talmud, nor any of those. Ours must’ve been swallowed by the Cloud. And so it is written, but barely seen.

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Lightning: Building Electric Motorcycles

For whatever reason, American motorcyclists have been very slow to adopt electric motorcycles, ironic since the most innovative and interesting e-motos are built here in the USA. Zero and Harley-Davidson are both in the electric motorcycle game, and two start-ups – Brammo and Alta Motors – delivered hundreds of motorcycles to paying customers before succumbing to tough market realities.

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BMW R NineT Racer: Part Two – Battle One, AHRMA Buttonwillow Raceway

Part one of BMW R NineT Racer: Getting the Boxer in Shape for Battle focused on assembling a two-rider team made up of retired road racer/team owner and BMW dealership owner Gary Orr. Rider number two was MO videographer/veteran of exactly one road race in 2014 – Your’s Truly. Additional technical, logistical, and financial support was provided from Osh Minelian and Mike Ngo. Osh owns Oshmo Motorworks – a BMW service and hop-up shop. Mike is the man with a dream of reviving a spec Boxer series in America and all around Boxer fanboy.

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Kisan Electronics Wants to Keep You (and Your Bike) Safe From Distracted Drivers

Have you ever wanted to grab an oblivious motorist and scream “CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?” after narrowly avoiding a crash? There’s no doubt that the number-one cause of multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcycles is a car violating a motorcycle’s right of way at an intersection. “I didn’t see him!” is the frequent excuse. “He came out of nowhere!” Sure. “MAYBE IF YOU WEREN’T INSTAGRAMMING YOUR LAUNDRY LIST YOU WOULD HAVE NOTICED ME,” you scream in your fantasy dialogue. What can we do to combat the motorcyclist’s arch-nemesis: the distracted driver?

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Church of MO: 2009 Muscle Cruiser Shootout

One of these, my friends, is still with us, and the other moved onto its reward, far too soon, the year after this little comparison starring Pete and Riding Man Mark Gardiner. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Crusher Man cometh.

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Want Longer Engine Life for Your Bike? RVS Technology Can Help

When you love your bike, you’ll try anything to keep it running longer—motorcyclists around the globe are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to prolong the life and enjoyment of their machines. We’re all searching for the same thing: longer engine life, reduced wear, increased performance, and smooth operation. But knowing what to look for is one thing. Where to find it is another issue entirely.

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iXS USA Makes the Best Motorcycle Apparel You've Never Heard Of

The Swiss are known for many things: chocolate, watches, multi-purpose pocket knives. However, you may not know there’s a Swiss company with their own equally storied tradition of making stylish, high-quality motorcycle wear: iXS.

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2020 Kawasaki KLX230 Review - First Ride

Rubbin’ elbows, backin ‘er in, and general tomfoolery. That’s what small displacement dual-sports are for, right? What? I’m doing it wrong?! You’re doing it wrong! The truth of the matter is that you get out what you put in. You’re your own fun limiter. If you can’t have a good time on a motorcycle, maybe take up something lame like ball sports. Our time spent in the lush green marijuana-strewn countryside of southern Oregon was an absolute blast onboard Kawasaki’s latest KLX models. Proof that absolute world-class motorcycle journalists (I’m sure there were some there) and newbies alike can jump on the 2020 Kawasaki KLX230 and have all of the fun.

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Looking for Used Motorcycle Parts? Sun Coast Cycle Sports is Your One-Stop Online Shop

There are a lot of places where you can buy used parts online. Only thing is, they don’t all have a positive reputation, and you don’t have any guarantees the second-hand part you’re getting is actually what it says it is. Enter Sun Coast Cycle Sports.

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Church of MO: 2013 Uber Scooter Shootout - Video

Today, a reading from the book of scooters. In Biblical terms, brethren, six years is not that long ago – but it’s far enough in the past that yours truly was not involved in this epochal big-scooter shootout. No stone was left unturned in this epic, except the part about the icy pile-up on Highway 33. No MOrons were injured, but quite a bit of plastic was dashed, along with some youthful innocence; the kids have aged a lot in six years. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, the winners of this contest are still for sale. The losers have shuffled off this mortal coil. As it was in the beginning and ever shall be, small wheels spinning without end, amen.

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Motorcycle Insurance for Beginners

We were all beginners once, right? Whether it be motorcycles, soccer, ballet, etc., the unknown pitfalls of any new venture can cause excitement and joy or, more often than not, leave you scrambling in a fit of confusion. So let’s take a look at tips for helping new motorcyclists navigate their way through the tricky insurance web of deceit! Motorcycle insurance for beginners, take one.

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Church of MO: Ghostriding With the Blue Team

And at that time, 14 years ago, General Ets-Hokin went out among the Berkeleyites and Roombas and came back with this story about a young engineer working on a robotic motorcycle for the military. The actual file has mysteriously disappeared from the MO archive: Luckily, Gabe had saved the story and has lived to tell it (though his computer with the photos has expired from complications due to lack of a charging cord). Meanwhile Anthony Levandowski, who has kept on pursuing his self-driving dreams, suddenly finds himself in the news, and not in a good way. There’s an excellent summation of his troubles at Wired, among many other places. (Note that MO’s original story is the only one to spell Mr. L’s name correctly. Boom!) 

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MO Tested: REV'IT! Dominator GTX Gloves Review

Choosing to use the Dominator GTX gloves during a 1600+ mile tour throughout England was one of the better decisions I’ve made recently. They kept me dry through the bipolar Welsh weather and, with the help of the Scrambler 1200’s heated grips, they kept my hands cozy into the low 40s at night. I’m also confident that they would do an excellent job of protecting my paws should things go south.

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Bonneville Pilgrimage: Offerings to The God of Seating

During the Southern California Timing Association’s Bonneville Speed Week, motels nearby are expensive and fully booked. Which leaves campgrounds. And I hate carrying camping gear on a motorcycle. When I see those BMW earth-roamer types with all the gear piled up over their heads I think, “Oh, Hell no! I’m cool as an ice cube, that’s not me.” Yet here I am. Here I am piling camping junk over my head like a Starbucks-sipping, Hi-Vis wearing, mid level manager-who-mistakenly-thinks-corporate-values-his-efforts, Beemer rider.

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BMW R NineT Racer: Part One – Getting the Boxer in Shape for Battle

“Yo Sean! What do you think about racing a BMW R nineT and making a video about it?” I hadn’t heard from my old friend Mike Ngo for a couple of years, but he was still as straight to point as ever. I countered, “What no dinner, drinks, and maybe a movie first? This doesn’t include me buying your R nineT does it Mike?”

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Alpinestars Missile Ignition Suit Review

Full disclosure before we begin: I’m a former Alpinestars employee. But don’t take that to mean I’m a fan of all its products. There are definitely some duds. A perplexing one was the first-generation Missile Tech-Air suit. At a thousand bucks, it was a novel idea as a relatively affordable entry-level airbag-compatible suit. The thing going against it was fit (at least for me) – I didn’t like the fit at all. At 5-foot, 8-inches, 150 pounds, with a 30-inch inseam and 31-inch waist, I’m about as average as they come in regards to body size and type. Still, the Missile was uncomfortable. The proportions were wrong and it was tight in the hips and knees, making it difficult to move my lower body the way I wanted.

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Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition

You knew this was coming shortly after Triumph agreed to enlist its three-cylinder engine into the Moto2 cause, but maybe we didn’t expect it quite so quickly. The Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, says Triumph, is “the ultimate edition of Triumph’s legendary multiple Supersport Championship-winning Daytona,” and “the the closest you can get to a genuine Moto2 factory ride for the road.”

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Ask MO Anything: Can I Still Get Buell Parts?

Dear MOby,

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Church of MO: Open Twin Cruisers '98

It is only right and fitting that this week’s reading in the Church of MO is 21 years old, since that’s how old you should be to read this lurid comparison: Filled with sexual innuendo, smoldering burnouts and Sunset Strip cruising with an actual rock star and a female tester, this was MO at its most prurient and irresponsible. Thank God we’ve seen the light.

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MO Tested: Pirelli Supercorsa TD Review

If you’re like me, you love ripping around at trackdays, going as fast as you want without the fear of cops or opposing traffic waiting to ruin your day. That feeling you get when you know your tires are nice and hot and can do no wrong is simply magical and adds to the allure of motorcycling you simply can’t explain to your non-riding buddies. But if you’re also like me, then you’re lazy and too much of a cheapskate to bother buying tire warmers and a generator to operate them. So what’s one to do if excellent grip is the goal, but putting those pigs in a blanket just ain’t gonna happen?

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Tackform is Here to Change the Way You Look at Phone Mounts

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

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Top 10 Reasons to Quit Fooling Around and Buy a New Motorcycle Right Now

The only reason I’m not buying a new motorcycle right now is because I currently have a new BMW S1000R on loan, and a KTM SMC 690R – and an old R1 sitting in my garage. Otherwise, I’d be down there toot sweet, bending all the bored salesmen at my local dealer over backwards on a killer deal on something new. It is my sacred duty on some level, as a licensed motojournalist, to sell motorcycles to people. But this time I think my heart is truly in it. No, really… Here’s why. (lead image courtesy of Bert’s Mega Mall)

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2019 Suzuki SV650X Review

Alright folks, let’s do some math! If we take the sum of S+V multiplied by 650 we find the factor is equal to or greater than a standard or naked bike. If we then take SV(650X) we see the coefficient of X, 650 in this example, being equal to… Who am I kidding? I was always terrible at math/algebra/statistics, all of it. But what Suzuki’s telling us is that X equals cafe. Simple as that. Don’t question your teachers kids; just put your head down and conform.

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Best Deals On Motorcycle Gear At Revzilla For The Week Of August 5

It’s the start of a new week, which means Revzilla has a whole bunch of new deals and markdowns to sort through. In this week’s edition of Revzilla deals, we see all sorts of riding gear getting marked down, but this is only a small sampling. Head on over to Revzilla to see the full list of fresh price drops.

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MO Catches Up With Eric Bostrom

I like to think I got into motorcycle racing at the tail end of an epic time for American motorcycle racers. It was approximately around the year 2000. A young whippersnapper named Valentino Rossi was all the buzz, but in the 500cc paddock, Kenny Roberts Junior took the crown. Over in World Superbike, the epic battles between Troy Bayliss, Nori Haga, and Colin Edwards were just hotting up, with the Texas Tornado sealing the deal and making it two American world champs in the same year.

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2019 Honda CB500X Review - First Ride

You never know what bikes will end up garnering a cult following. This can be based on so many variables, one of which is the aftermarket. The Honda CB500X was a nice enough little adventure-styled 471cc motorcycle when it was introduced in 2013, but when aftermarket manufacturers like Rally Raid Products out of the UK started providing accessories to bring the CB500X into dirt-worthy territory, interest in the bike took off. You can now buy full suspension kits and spoked wheels among other serious off-road accoutrement to fit to your CB500X. When Honda went back to the drawing board to redesign its littlest adventure touring bike, it began with a look at what current owners and prospective buyers wanted in a light(ish) weight touring bike and how to make the CB500X easier and more fun to ride. The result? Read on.

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MO Tested: Vemar Shark Modular Helmet Review

If you didn’t know the Vemar Shark was a $199 helmet, you probably wouldn’t guess it. You wouldn’t confuse it with our MO consensus Cadillac of modulars, the Shoei Neotec 2, but you also wouldn’t think it would sell for one- fourth the price of my go-to Neotec Splicer TC-6.

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2020 Electric Motorcycle Spec Shootout

(7/30: Updated to include gear reduction ratios, final drive ratios, and calculated motor torque at the wheel).

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Me, The Africa Twin, 1,000 Miles, And 3 Days

Trips like this always sound like such a great idea… You have somewhere you need to be in a certain time frame, and the weather looks clear. There are important personal matters requiring resolution on a Monday morning, and with my initial plan to fly now gone askew, I was staring into the driveway at the Africa Twin and pondering. How hard could it be, right?

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How Shark Changed Motorcycle Helmets Forever

You may remember a time when helmets were…helmets. Full-face, modular, three-quarter…they did the job but were kind of bland, monochromatic and didn’t have a lot of features we take for granted today. Features like dropdown inner sun visors, carbon-fiber shells or modular lids designed to be worn as either a full- or open-face. And then came Shark.

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MO Does World Superbike Weekend Monterey!

Does Kevin Cameron still have to change tires? I mean, riding your choice of the latest bikes to Laguna Seca for World Superbike weekend, followed by a Pirelli-sponsored track day Monday, is a dream come true for any motorcycle person, but maybe you don’t want to see how the MO sausage is made. Pirelli wanted us to mount up its new Supercorsa TD (Track Day) tires ahead of time, and they drop-shipped me two sets. Two sets because when Troy couldn’t make the ride this year, I volunteered my son Ryan to ride the Ducati Supersport in his place. Ryan was, to say the least, excited.

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Rocketman

On a cool, clear morning, the Indian Scout 60 fires up and settles into a steady, V-Twin idle. I text John, my neighbor two doors down and tell him I’m getting ready to leave. From the yard, I can hear John’s well-thrashed Suzuki 650 thumper stumble to life then stall. The cycle repeats; each time the Suzuki runs for a bit longer. We’re going to take a lap of Lake George, Florida’s second largest lake and a stone’s throw (if you’ve got a cannon for an arm) from Daytona Beach.

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A Conversation With Norton CEO and Owner Stuart Garner

After nearly four decades in the advertising business, I’ve been around enough co-branding campaigns to fill a Louis Vuitton + Supreme duffel bag with Doritos by Taco Bell chips. Strategic partnerships between brands are not without potential pratfalls (The Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars/Sex Pistols collaboration leaps to mind.) But when there is a real fit across audiences and consumers, they work, particularly in today’s challenging and fractured media environment.

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Isle of Man TT 2019 Wrap-up

Yes, it rained for the better part of two weeks. Until it didn’t. And then all hell broke loose on the Mountain Course. The pubs, hotels, and campsites emptied, the Parc Fermé lit up, and qualifying and racing got underway as an unusual and stirring race fortnight on the Isle of Man drew to a fitting climax.

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Archive: 2000 Yamaha R7-1 Hybrid

Old soldiers might just fade away, but what happens to old race bikes? Basically the same thing. Though a few GP bikes still get destroyed to keep engineering secrets secret, most old race bikes, or many of them anyway, get bought up by guys with more money than they really need, to park in the den. Others get bought up by type-A riders who want the ultimate trackday weapon (but the joke is shortly on them, since the life expectancy of any competitive advantage is, well, it’s short). And some get bought up by collectors, possibly with the hope that today’s deeply discounted last-year’s greatest thing might someday be the next Crocker or Brough Superior or even gray-market RZV500R.

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Out and About at the Isle of Man TT 2019

As Sunday unfolded, an unfamiliar yellow orb rose in the sky over the Isle of Man, and a stiff wind blew the eerie mist known as The Cloak of Mannanan out to the Irish Sea. Weary sojourners emerged from crowded pubs and soggy tents. The TT Paddock buzzed with energy. After five consecutive days of qualifying canceled and racing delayed, motorbikes and sidecar outfits took to the 37.73-mile Mountain Course in anger. The 2019 TT was finally on.

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2019 Honda CB650R Review - First Ride

During our time in and around Palm Springs, CA, we had the chance to test not only the CBR650R, but also Honda’s new naked, the CB650R. The naked 650R shares many of the same functional components from the fully faired 650, but along with its aluminum handlebar, it has attitude and handling all its own.

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Skidmarks: La Sal Motors

“¡No milagro, milagro, sino industria, industria!”
(“It’s not a miracle, a miracle, but industry! Industry!”)

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"Motorcyclist" Magazine Bites the Dust

Following in the footsteps of Cycle, Sport Rider, Dirt Rider, Hot Bike, Baggers, et al., Bonnier Corporation has decided to kill off the print version of Motorcyclist, though the online version will continue on with the same staff. Bonnier acquired Cycle World first early this decade, then bought Motorcyclist, Sport Rider, Dirt Rider, and one or two more a couple years later, nearly cornering the US motorcycle magazine market as it doubled down on print. The last two years have been an interesting time, as Motorcyclist and CW experimented with having the two big former competitors intermingle their staffs and resources; Cycle World was supposed to be more timely (a tough thing to do given the decision to make it a quarterly publication instead of a monthly), while Motorcyclist was to be a “lifestyle” bimonthly.

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2019 Honda CBR650R Review - First Ride

When I first laid eyes on the 2019 Honda CBR650R, I was pleasantly surprised, impressed, and thankful. For too long the standard sporty middleweight category of motorcycles has been plagued with styling that ranges from dated to cheap to what were they thinking. The 2019 Honda CBR650R is none of these. Razor sharp styling derived from the CBR1000RR combined with LED lighting give this sporty middleweight style for miles with a look owners are sure to be proud of.

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Great Street Motorcycle Boots

It’s all fun and games riding around in your Chuck Taylors until Old Granddad turns left across your bow. Sometimes, even if you’re the best braker out there, you wind up layin’ `er down – and if you lay her, or him, down on top of your ankle, well, then you might suddenly and painfully appreciate what a wondrous and complex organism the human body is; things like ankles and wrists and knees, once mangled, take a lot to put back together again. Good boots aren’t always going to save your underpinnings, but motorcyclists who’ve been around the block a few times like our chances much, much better with some serious soles and ankle protection – and a little (or a lot) of protection over the easily-injured tibia is never a bad idea either. Let us scratch the surface, shall we? 

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Carbon Fiber Wheels and a Trip to the Moon

I’m a happy man. Not because I enjoy staring at my computer, sporadically typing as the coffee slowly warms my sleepy cockles, on yet another bright and breezy California morning. I’m happy because my head no longer feels like it’s being squeezed between the bowling balls of a nasty oil-stained concussion, whose relentless grip has steadily faded with every passing day. His BFF, vertigo, has been stalking me for weeks and only makes itself known when I stand up too fast or move about too quickly. Like slamming a fifth of tequila with every flight of stairs, the dizzying effects of slapping one’s brain against the sides of a thickened skull, preferably your own, can be quite debilitating. But I’m feeling better now… much mo’ betta’. Perhaps 93.98% mo’ betta’.

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MO Tested: Bell Eliminator Helmet Review

How do I not love this helmet? Let me count the ways. Sticking your head into it is like sticking it into a high school girl’s purse; the soft liner offers almost no resistance until you come to the much-more-solid EPS liner. It’s extremely comfy while you’re sitting still, like wearing a hollowed-out sponge, but the liner gives up all resistance once you’re rolling and meet a little aerodynamic drag. The liner is removable and washable; too bad it’s not removable and replaceable with a better liner. What do I know? The Eliminator carries the ECE 22.05 sticker as well as of course DOT, so it passed somebody’s tests.

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Off Camber - Motorcycles And Luck

Longtime MO readers know that we’re big proponents of developing riding skills throughout your entire riding career. We also stress the importance of protective riding gear for the possibility of things going bad. Unfortunately, I see too many untrained riders careening around the streets with little more than a single layer of cotton – and the helmet they are forced to wear by law – between them and the sharp teeth of the tarmac. What are they counting on to keep them safe out on the road? Their God-given right, as an American male, to instinctively know how to pilot a motor vehicle in any circumstance?

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KLIMLife: Destination Guatemala

Unless you’re one of the lucky few who spend their lives traveling the world on two wheels, chances are you’re spending time in the office, on the job site, or otherwise too busy with daily life to get out for an adventure all that often. In KLIM’s new video series, KLIMLife, viewers are able to ride alongside an epic enduro excursion from the urban sprawl of Guatemala City to mars-esque landscapes made up of volcanic terrain. Set aside nine minutes of your day for a glimpse into what could be your next adventure: Destination Guatemala.

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Blowout Arai Helmet Sale With 20% – 60% Discounts

If you’ve been hankering for one of Arai’s premium helmets but just didn’t have the scratch, now is your time. Revzilla has a great sale going on that is reducing prices of closeout helmets by an astonishing amount. Prices range from $300 to almost $800 with discounts as much as 60%! Selection is limited, and with deals like this Arai helmet sale, they won’t last long. Go take a look.

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Countersteer: What You Know

A few years back I started riding dirtbikes. Up to that point in my life, I had it all figured out. At work, I had built and maintained marketing databases better than any of my uninformed superiors could have done and I knew it. I had been the top salesperson in a couple of different positions and, at that point, had a well-rounded background in different facets of the motorcycle industry. I knew the industry. I had my ear to the ground and I was a passionate motorcyclist, heck, some of my bosses didn’t even ride and others seemed to have no clue about motorcycles at all! Thankfully for them, I did. There were instances where I had a really hard time working on projects that I knew weren’t as efficient or focused as they could be. Most of the time, I would reluctantly put my head down and get the job done. Other times, I’d voice my opinion and get myself in trouble. I was, in a word, obdurate.

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Best Cruisers Under $10,000

Although the cruiser craze of the late 1990s and early 2000s has long since passed, there are still tons of riders who love cruisers. For newer riders or those reentering motorcycling after a hiatus, high prices can be an obstacle for buying a cruiser. It doesn’t have to be. The staff at Motorcycle.com have always been fans of cruisers and what they represent out on the road. So, we decided to go deal shopping to see what new models could be had for less than $10,000. Note that all of these motorcycles are 2019 models. You can find some great deals on leftovers from earlier model years if you look around.

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BMW's Big Boxer is On the Way

When I learned I was off to Austin last week with just a couple days notice, on a mysterious mission to see something BMW wanted to unleash on the public, somebody showed me a picture of the Custom Works Zon bike from Japan, “Departed.” When I looked at it I LOL’d oh ho ho!, and said no way is BMW building anything remotely like that. And especially no way on the Japanese custom’s oversize boxer Twin, complete with pushrod tubes. You gots to be kidding me.

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A Precise Feminine Touch: The Women of Ducati's Bologna Factory

Chances are, the beating heart of your Ducati and, for that matter, every other desmo you’ve seen out on the road, was assembled, at least in part, by women. Women make up 14% of Ducati’s production line in the Borgo Panigale facility. The vast majority of that number is stationed on the engine assembly line, putting together the most crucial components of any Ducati motorcycle.

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Loadin' and Roadin': What You Need to Know About Trailers

We like to think we ride our bikes everywhere, right? That no horizon is too distant, no riding day too long. We are MOrons, with iron butts and steely hearts. But no matter how tough your tush, no matter how much intestinal fortitude you have, there are plenty of situations where it just makes more sense to put your bike and all its ancillary needs onto (or into) a trailer.

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Craigslist Deal O' the Week: Buell Super TT or Bottpower Building Block?

Also, this the first XR1 with an Öhlins TTX shock that has been custom made for it, with the correct length and damping characteristics.

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Overland Expo: What You Need to Know About the World's Premiere ADV Event

What if there was one rally each year that you could go to? What would it be? If you’re an Overlander – a vehicle or moto-based outdoor explorer with the self-contained means to go practically anywhere – the ideal rally will have all your favorite gear vendors and manufacturers, beautiful, scenic camping areas, social events, seminars, films and vehicle demos, classes, tailored one-on-one instruction and a skills challenge with prizes. Does that exist?

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Akrapovi: What You May Not Know About the Best-Known Brand in Exhausts

Akrapovič. You might have that word on your bike’s exhaust, and you’ve certainly seen Akrapovič’s distinctive logo on thousands of racing vehicles over the years, from MotoGP, WorldSBK, MXGP to Dakar and even to four-wheeled competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship. When Jorge Lorenzo clinched the 2015 MotoGP World Championship for Yamaha, Akrapovič took home its 100th world-championship title; just 15 years after American Colin Edwards (Honda) won WorldSBK title in 2000, first world championship title for Akrapovič exhaust.

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