Tag: street bikes
2013 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure: An Adventure Bike That’s Not For The Faint Of Heart When the news broke that BMW would receive the Red Dot Award for its 2013 R 1200 GS, I wasn’t surprised. Back when I first got the chance to test one of these new bikes, I was struck by [...]
2013 Honda NC700X DCT ABS: Solid Performance At An Attractive Price I’ve already talked about how great I think the 2013 Honda NC700X is, but the 2013 Honda NC700X DCT ABS is a similar bike that’s worthy of its own review. This machine is a great option for motorcyclists who want to find a bike that’s [...]
2013 Honda NC700X: A Jack-Of-All-Trades Machine In this day and age, it’s rare to find a motorcycle that can provide everything you need in one single machine. Whereas many of today’s creations are customized to perform well in specific situations, very few bikes offer the flexibility most riders need and want. That is, until you [...]
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure: An Impressive Adventure Touring Bike The 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure may be a mouthful to say, but it’s a joy to ride. For more than a decade, Suzuki has been producing models of this adventure motorcycle to wide acclaim. Its newest version may be the best yet, as [...]
BMW is known for offering comfort and luxury in its automobiles as well as its motorcycles, but with the high-end models there is also a high price tag.
2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM: A Rugged Dual-Purpose Machine Lately when I head out to the trails, I’ve been seeing more and more people riding a Suzuki DR-Z400SM. At first I wasn’t sure why I kept spotting so many out and about, but after hearing a friend talk about his new purchase, it became abundantly clear. The 2013 [...]
2013 KTM 690 Enduro R: A Solid Dual-Purpose Bike I know I’ve talked about the 2012 version of the KTM 690 Enduro R before, but I finally got the chance to ride the 2013 model, and it definitely deserves the attention. After having been on the market for several months, the KTM offering is probably familiar [...]
2013 Triumph Street Triple R: An Unrivaled Thrill On The Open Road There are many sport bikes and roadsters to choose from these days, but very few really stand out from the pack. The 2013 Triumph Street Triple R, however, does just that. It doesn’t look to be a very special bike at first glance, but [...]
2012 Suzuki DR650SE: A Dual-Purpose Bike That’s Good At Any Age Suzuki has been releasing models of the DR650SE since 1996, and while it’s always produced solid machines, the 2012 version may be one of the best yet. Although a more current model is now available, the 2012 bike persists in being a solid dual-purpose machine that [...]
When it comes to street bikes, few manufacturers stand taller than Yamaha. A long-time favorite of mine, the venerable brand recently rolled out an update of one of its most beloved bikes, the FJR1300.