Canyon carving, aka tickling your knee, isn't for the motorcycling noob. Many a would-be Valentino has found himself soaring headlong into the Santa Ana winds, on the way to being smashed into anchovy paste on the granite face of a San Jacinto batholith. Here's how not to do that.
On this week's episode of RideApart, Wes Siler — also Jalopnik's leader in locum tenens — and Isle of Man TT "racer" Jamie Robinson take us on a how-to journey near Idyllwild, California on a Yamaha R6 and an Aprilia Tuono V4 R. How good are the bikes at traversing the serpentine canyon roadways? We'll soon find out.