Going pro usually doesn’t involve scouring Craigslist, but when Peter Olivier read Bill Caswell’s tale of racing a $500 Craigslist beater against professional rally teams, he figured he could do the same on two wheels. Olivier’s $1,600 Craigslist bike held up through all six Pro Supermoto races in 2016, putting him on…
Chase Guthrie is a bad, bad man on a supermoto. And I love supermotos. Guthrie and his team put together a little video of some of his recent riding, and it’s holy-shit levels of awesome.
We got up at dawn, threw the last of our camping gear in bags, and set our sights south down the Big Sur coast. The next hour and a half of my life saw a completely empty Highway 1 and speeds like I’d never ridden before, with only the birds, elephant seals, and whales off the coast to witness us. That was the morning…
I spent several days this week on the press launch for the new 2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 and Hypermotard 939 SP. Photos are being edited and the review is on the way, so get your questions in now.
With the 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, Husqvarna has created a true do-it-all road destroyer. I’ve never ridden a bike perfect for the twisties and urban settings that could also do freeway stints without brutalizing my body into a painkiller addiction. Then I finally got to throw a leg over the 701.
I know two things when Craigslist ad starts with “Hey there junior badass, ever feel like there’s a caged animal trapped inside of you?” First, the answer is yes. Second, I can’t wait to read the rest. Unlike the stuff peddled on these ubiquitous “funny” Craigslist posts, this is also a great bike and you should…
Your motorcycle gear can protect you from a lot of things, but it definitely can’t protect you from stupid. Or guns, it definitely can’t protect you from guns either.
Last week, I spent two days in the California high desert testing the new Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro. The dirt focused guys chased my taillights as we rode windy roads on street tires all the way out to Anza Borrego the first day, and then I floundered my way home in the sand, sucking on their dust the…
I’m in Santa Cruz, California near the headquarters of electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero to ride their new electric dual sport/adventure bike and new electric supermoto. What do you want to know?
Electric motorcycles have been slow to take off, and rightfully so. Until now, they haven’t been able to offer riders the performance or range of gas bikes except bikes like the Energica Ego which come in over $30k. But with two manufacturers, Alta Motors and Zero Motorcycles, finally appealing to serious riders and…
Zero Motorcycles came out swinging this year, with two new motorcycles and a whole suite of updated technologies. For the first time in my life, I can say that the want to ride an electric bike (that isn’t an electric super bike) is stroooooong.
While there are a lot of exciting bikes coming out this year, none excite me as much as this Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. I dare you to watch this video and disagree with me.
The StuntFreaksTeam guys from Finland are absolute mayhem on wheels. The only time they’re willing to ride with any of that whole “traction” thing is when they’re up on one wheel. Start your Monday off right, by wishing your week was over so you could go ride.
Do you ride a supermoto and wish you could have all those glorious jumps without having to deal with the dirt section? The answer is only a plane flight away.
Oregon is an absolutely underrated state for awesome motorcycling. Outside of Portland you have canyon carving, an FIM road racing circuit, trail riding, and Instagrammable beach routes about an hour each way.
So what have you been doing with your summer? Hanging with friends, maybe taking in a track day or two? Dani Pedrosa has been doing some of the same during the MotoGP break. Except he’s got cooler friends, better tracks, and the entire Luc1 team at his disposal. And naturally, they made a video.
Sure, Michelin’s new series “We Are All Racers” is a way for it to hock rubber to its two-wheeled customers. But mission accomplished. I want to hit the track in a bad, bad way.
"Everybody crashes" is kind of an unofficial motto at SoCal Supermoto. It's certainly not encouraged, it's more of an inevitability. The school is hosted on a kart track, so it's all about high limits and low speeds. Crashes happen but damage is minimal. So I'm not entirely sure why I'm at an emergency room six…