2016 Back Issues

CityBike Magazine, December 2016

Let's call this the "alternative adventure" issue...

  • We ride Honda's VFR1200X, and get it dirtier than the next 10 big ADV bike owners.
  • We ride Honda's "sensible" NC700X with more anger and abandon than you might expect, even from us.
  • We ride Honda's CB500F—maybe we oughtta call this the Honda payola issue...
  • Tuscany By Vespa: San Francisco Scooter Girls Ride Italy .
  • Locals Only: Bruce Prater's DR650 Supermoto.
  • CityBike Magazine, November 2016

    Our most authentic issue yet!

  • Authentically Awesome: Moto Guzzi's V9 Roamer.
  • The Sportiest Sportster: H-D's Sportster Roadster.
  • Santa Rosa Mile 2016.
  • Ghosts & Machines.
  • Locals Only: Terry Otton's Mulder-built Triumph Flat Tracker.
  • CityBike Magazine, October 2016

    To beak or not to beak...

  • We pit BMW's R1200GS against Yamaha's Super Ténéré. Which bike wins? Depends on who you talk to.
  • We ride Honda's CB500X... and mostly talk about how we'd turn it into a replacement for the venerable KLR.
  • Yuri Barrigan returns to the Isle of Man (with more cylinders).
  • Peter Mars comes clean about our original test ride of Alta's prototype.
  • Locals Only: Liza Miller and the Re-Cycle Garage.
  • CityBike Magazine, September 2016

    Roustabouts...

  • We hustle 'round town on Harley-Davidson's Forty-Eight and Yamaha's Bolt C-Spec.
  • We sit down with the team behind the Santa Rosa Mile Flat Track-aganza
  • 2 Wheel Safety Training's Total Control Advanced Rider Clinic.
  • Locals Only: BMW Motorcycles of SF's "HPT" R Nine T custom build.
  • CityBike Magazine, August 2016

    Apparently you do need six speeds!

  • We ride Yamaha's updated FJR1300A.
  • There's a "special dual-sport section," starting with a tale of three dual-sports. The latest on our CRF250L project; cheap-ish, light-ish XT225 dual-sport project; we turn a Honda Hawk GT into a "dual-sport."
  • Sam gets sheet done at the 2016 Sheetiron.
  • We ride Bungee Brent's Backroad Bash, with the aforementioned actual dual-sports and "dual-sport" Hawk, and bring a goddamn dune buggy. You know, just in case.
  • CityBike Magazine, July 2016

    We give you the sweet lowdown.

  • We give you the sweet lowdown on H-D's Low Rider S. Burnouts are included.
  • First ride: Max heads south to bust a move on Yamaha's new XSR900.
  • Fish, An, Jeff and TJ check out the 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
  • Courtney tells a not-so-tall tale about the ultimate small-rounder.
  • Locals Only: John Koester’s Luzzi Guzzi.
  • CityBike Magazine, June 2016

    Zero to Hero.

  • We ride Zero's electrifying (groan) 2016 Zero SR.
  • Kawasaki Z125 Pro first ride—we bomb SF and Treasure Island on Team Green's tiniest.
  • We get a first peek at the wonderful, amazing, and soon-to-be-open Moto Talbott.
  • We get sideways at the Texas Tornado Boot Camp.
  • Who Cares About Motorcyclist Rights, Part 2: Aisha "Pockets" Cruz
  • BARF's Budman updates us on the CMSP and other California moto-issues.
  • Locals Only: Windsor's Super Sweet Ducati 900SS
  • CityBike Magazine, May 2016

    How do you like your naked?

  • How do you like your naked? Small, medium or large? We ride Aprilia's beastly Tuono RR, Kawasaki's not-for-California (for now) Z800, and Honda's cute, competent li'l CB300F.
  • Locals Only: Eduardo's "Future Cafe" Guzzi.
  • CityBike Magazine, April 2016

    Who cares about motorcyclist rights?

  • Who cares about motorcyclist rights? Dennis "Budman" Kobza does!
  • We ride Suzuki's V-Strom XT, sensibly and pragmatically—and still have a good time!
  • Fish does Moto-Gymkhana.
  • Backstage at the Dakar with Scott Dunlavey.
  • Locals Only: Ken Williams. 
  • Burnout contest! Seriously.
  • CityBike Magazine, March 2016

    Go go Griso!

  • Moto Guzzi's mean but mellow Griso.
  • An and Michele take on the relationship between motorcycles and sexiness.
  • The final word on our FJ-09 project bike.
  • We visit Bello Moto in SF.
  • Dan Baizer returns with #RedBikesMatter.
  • Locals Only: Tony Spinks. 
  • CityBike Magazine, February 2016

    Moto-love, American Style.

  • We go for a ride with Lee Conn and Brian Case, founders of Motus.
  • We finally get around to "officially" riding Kawasaki's Ninja 300. Max, Sam and Gwynne break it down.
  • Higher Viz? Michele Appel weighs in on the MIC's "Hey, more women are riding" PR efforts, in her CityBike debut.
  • Locals Only: Justin Martens. 
  • CityBike Magazine, January 2016

    ADV Capo-bilities

  • Aprilia Caponord Rally—ADV Capo-bilities.
  • Max Klein's Try-fecta: Once, Twice, Three Times A Racer.
  • Dron Mk1 Buell concept, shot by Jeff Ebner.
  • A Few Of Our Favorite Things (from 2015). 
  • FJ-09 Project Bike Update.
  • Locals Only: Jonathan Dela Vega. 
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