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, 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.
  • Ridden & Reviewed: 2016 Honda CFR1200X

    The Genuine VF-Article: Honda’s VFR1200X

    Honda didn’t get this far by being stupid, though—although they do get a little weird now and then. They get it. They know that people aren’t going to line up to buy this bike for serious long way down or ‘round or wherever shenanigans. They understand what many people use their adventure bikes for, and made the VFR-X a damn near perfect example.

    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, 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, 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, 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.