Sport or Heritage? Yamaha’s XSR900

The XSR is an attention seeker in the no-longer-available King Kenny paint scheme, and the mild XS650 influence is noticeable. It's not a full on retro-posing bike, but it’s also not “just a regular old motorcycle.” 

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, 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, 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, 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.