2017 Kawasaki “ADV Executioner” Versys-X 300

Sure, as Fish says, any motorcycle can be a dirtbike if you believe in yourself, but the interesting thing about the Versys-X 300 isn’t whether or not it can function as a bona fide lightweight adventure bike, but rather how Kawasaki, who long dominated the beginner bike segment with their Ninja 250s and 300s, have offered up a legitimately new and different option for new riders.
BMW R1200GS project bike in the water at the 2017 Bungee Brent's Backroad Bash. Photo: Angelica Rubalcaba.

Big Bikes at Bungee Brent’s 10th Annual Backroad Bash & R1200GS Project Update 3

The CityBike Wrecking Crew goes to Bungee Brent’s Backroad Bash every year—it’s become something akin to an annual corporate retreat, which I understand is what real companies call these outings that serve as backdrops for trust falls, sexual harassment and blackmail fodder. It’s a bit of a misnomer, though: we’re not corporate, and we damn sure don’t retreat. Ever.

CityBike Magazine, February 2015

February is National Sidecar Month (we totally made that up!)

  • We ride the 2015 Ural cT
  • Sidecar noobs—first time on three wheels (since ATCs in the eighties, anyway)
  • Sit Stay Ride movie review: dogs on film—in sidecars!
  • Advice from a Dirtbag: beating the $1,000 rule, without cheating
  • The CityBike CRF250L gets serious: tank, tires 'n' tools