2017 Back Issues

CityBike Magazine, December 2017

We apparently promote "hooligan behavior."

  • We ride Zero Motorcycles's FXS supermoto, and you just know there were shenanigans.
  • We put a real-world beating on Honda Motorcycles & ATVs's CRF250L Rally.
  • Fish goes Dirtbaggin'... or is it Dirtbag goes fishin'?
  • Locals Only: Lawrence Giardina of LG Moto.
  • CityBike Magazine, November 2017

    Can you say... three way? What? Motorcycles, you perv.

  • Exotic! We ride—and fall in love with—MV Agusta's super-sexy Brutale 800.
  • Electric! We burn some serious electrons on Energica's Ego and Eva.
  • Moto Guzzi's updated V7 III Stone gets us 'round town and through the woods with like only a Guzzi can.
  • We go hit the Horizons Unlimited California Travellers Meeting.
  • Locals Only: Graf Holzfeuer of the legendary ArnoCorps.
  • CityBike Magazine, October 2017

    It's the fight of the century!

  • Battle Of The Beginners: we ride and review two of the most compelling small motorcycles, Honda's Rebel 500 and Kawasaki's Versys-X 300.
  • We also check out Harley-Davidson's Street Rod 750.
  • AFM + MotoAmerica = Love At Sears Point
  • Editor GS Dirty-'Stich takes our R1200GS project bike to Colorado for a bit of adventure with Doc Frazier, Chief of our World Adventure Affairs Desk.
  • Locals Only: Debra Chin of MotoChic Gear.
  • CityBike Magazine, September 2017

    We put some serious miles on some serious bikes

  • Every Wing Way But Loose: Our definitive long-distance test of Honda's most excellent Gold Wing.
  • We ride Indian's badass Chieftain Dark Horse.
  • The Half-Mile returns to Calistoga!
  • Buying bikes—lots of bikes—in preparation for the 2017 Dirtbag Challenge.
  • We compare Arai's head shapes so you don't have to.
  • Locals Only: Barry Gwin's 2-stroke KTM 300-powered Lambretta. Yes, seriously.
  • CityBike Magazine, August 2017

    Badass bikes, big and small! (we decided 'Hot August Bikes' was too cheezy)

  • We fall in love, American Style, with the Fuller Motus.
  • We make up a bunch of ways to talk about our van in the context of Suzuki's VanVan.
  • Fish & Editor Surj take the wrong bikes to Bungee Brent's Backroad Bash: our R1200GS project bike and a Buell Ulysses.
  • An gets dirty at Garrahan Off-Road Training.
  • Max sneaks a few laps on 17-Mile Drive.
  • Locals Only: Peter Rose’s ’70 Honda CB750 Police Special.
  • CityBike Magazine, July 2017

    In which we practice our pinky etiquette...

  • We visit The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
  • We ride Indian's Scout.
  • We talk with Brad Baker.
  • Speaking of Brad, we went to the Sac Mile, where he and the other Indian riders cleaned up.
  • Brotherhood In 5 Easy Steps, part 2: the Buells.
  • Locals Only: Zeki Abed of Motohaus.
  • CityBike Magazine, June 2017

    The old timey MX issue (don't worry, there are modern bikes too!)

  • We race the Don Matthews CZ World Championships on four days' notice. It's cool. We got this.
  • We ride Suzuki's reborn SV650 and Kawasaki's Z650. Which one wins? Depends on who you believe.
  • Brotherhood In 5 Easy Steps, part 1: the Harleys.
  • BMW's R NineT Racer.
  • Locals Only: Galen Gunther of Rolling Hospitality.
  • CityBike Magazine, May 2017

    For everyone who bought the whole "we're just gonna do bicycles now" thing.

  • We ride Yamaha's FZ-10. Fast. Chances are taken.
  • Sam rides the new Rebel. Don't knock it till you try it—or at least read the story.
  • TJ talks about next-level risk management.
  • Peter Mars wraps up his Fast in 5 series.
  • We check in on our R1200GS project bike, Triple Black Beauty.
  • Locals Only: Dave Labree.
  • CityBike Magazine, April 2017

    Emphasis on bike... now printed on the latest eco-friendly, soy-based paper!

  • Yamaha's XSR900—wheelies galore!
  • Sam checks out the biggest One Moto Show yet.
  • Fish goes to SoCal for the madness that is King of the Motos. (And we do mean madness.)
  • Peter Mars: Fast In Five, part 4.
  • Locals Only: Bungee Brent.
  • CityBike Magazine, March 2017

    True Adventure? True Story...

  • We finally get some serious quality time on Honda's Africa Twin DCT.
  • The AFM centerspread returns: Round 1 race program inside!
  • Peter Mars: Fast In Five, part 3.
  • TJ wraps up his examination of why we ride? Why do you ride?
  • To Baja, With Love & Wrenches: Risa Rides The Baja 4000
  • Locals Only: Nicco Eneidi's Healing Road.
  • CityBike Magazine, February 2017

    In search of the elusive Oakland Flying Fish...

  • Classic style, modern fun: we ride Yamaha's SCR950.
  • The Dirtbag is dead, long live the Dirtbag!
  • Fast In Five, part 2: Peter Mars continues his lessons in speed.
  • Why do we ride?
  • CityBike Project: The Return of Triple Black Beauty.
  • Locals Only: Kalle Hoffman's Indian Chief chopper survivor, "Wounded Knee".
  • CityBike Magazine, January 2017

    Miniature Motorcycles, Full-Size Mayhem!

  • We narrowly avoid staying out of jail on Honda's updated Grom and Kawasaki's new Z125 Pro.
  • We ride, "race" and somehow manage to avoid destroying Kymco's K-Pipe.
  • Fast In Five: the first of Peter Mars' five steps to being faster.
  • IMS Long Beach. Why? Because they don't do one here any more, and we owe it to you.
  • Locals Only: Emily Wakeman of Dames Don't Care Motorcycle Collective.