How To Pack For Adventure

"Man, people sure drag a bunch of stuff they don't need up the Dalton Highway," IM'd a friend, once he was back from his adventure up there. That's funny, because he'd been planning on packing his Ram so full of survival gear, you'd think he was visiting the apocalypse, not Alaska. » 7/05/12 4:00pm 7/05/12 4:00pm

Does Los Angeles Destroy Cheap Motorcycles?

Riding motorcycles in Los Angeles is not for squeamish Stevens. And yet, their ability to split lanes and slice through heavy traffic, legally in California, make small motorcycles the best way to get around LA's sprawl. But are the mean streets of Los Angeles too much for them? » 6/18/12 3:30pm 6/18/12 3:30pm

Roland Sands Is Trying To Make Harley Davidsons Less Uncool

Motorcycle racer-turned-designer Roland Sands spends his days designing cool crap for motorcycles, designing bikewear and hooning around in the dirt on Harley Davidsons. Sure, he looks like a teenager, but he's been doing this for 20 years. Easy to stay young when your life rules. » 6/05/12 3:30pm 6/05/12 3:30pm

An European Adventure In SoCal

In this latest episode of RideApart, Jamie, Grant and I head up 33 north of Ojai, California. That, in my opinion, is probably the best road in the world. We do it on two of the most versatile bikes in the world too: a Ducati Multistrada 1200 and a Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX. » 5/28/12 3:30pm 5/28/12 3:30pm

Flat Track Racing Is Democracy In Action

If the late Big Willie Robinson taught us anything, it's the simply elegant joy of "run whatcha brung." That tenet works equally well in motorcycling, as Wes Siler found out on his first flat-track outing at Ventura Raceway. Watch out for that chopper, Wes! » 5/22/12 3:30pm 5/22/12 3:30pm

Do Electric Motorcycles Suck?

We know the arguments in favor of electric cars — reduced net emissions, a shift toward domestically-obtained energy sources, the torrrrrrque. Still, uncertainty continues to dog the passenger e-vehicle. Is the same true for a new crop of electric motorcycles? Let's find out. » 5/07/12 3:00pm 5/07/12 3:00pm

Hoons Riding Suzuki Quads In The Wild West

Riding ATVs over endless, dusty ribbons of arid landscape isn't just what people did in old Juicy Fruit gum commercials. Get your quad shined up, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit... Anyone, at least anyone who's loose about their personal safety, can do it too. » 5/01/12 3:30pm 5/01/12 3:30pm

Shut up and DRIVE this January

There's a new car channel coming to YouTube that'll finally provide auto enthusiasts with the one-stop shop for the best motoring videos that they've always wanted. » 12/14/11 1:30pm 12/14/11 1:30pm

Wes Siler proves again why two wheels are very bad

When it comes to vehicles, I have a maxim I always follow: Four wheels good, two wheels bad. No matter how many times I tell ex-Jalopnik road test editor Wes Siler my maxim, he never listens. He's an idiot. » 7/11/11 10:30am 7/11/11 10:30am

Do You Have The Balls To Race Me At The Thunderdrome?

The post-apocalyptic wasteland of Detroit is set to host an epic tournament of mopeds and scooters on an abandoned velodrome. Many men will enter The Thunderdrome, but only one man will leave victorious. I hope Bob Lutz doesn't show up. » 10/04/10 2:00pm 10/04/10 2:00pm

Wes Siler Has Left The Building

All the time that I've been contributing to Jalopnik I've been hiding a terrible secret. Finally, it's time to reveal my true identity. Sadly, doing so means this is my last day as a daily Jalopnik contributor. » 5/28/10 9:00am 5/28/10 9:00am

How To Celebrate Your Birthday Jalopnik-Style

Yesterday was my 29th birthday and I've spent the last two weekends celebrating making it through another year without dying, first at Laguna Seca on a KTM RC8, then on the Montauk beach in a Ford Raptor. » 12/16/09 4:00pm 12/16/09 4:00pm

Kudos For Wes Siler Continue To Roll In

Even some of today's most august automotive journalists are well-wishing Wes Siler over his fabulous performance today in the Jalopnik vs. GM challenge. » 10/29/09 3:15pm 10/29/09 3:15pm

Jalopnik Vs GM: Bob Beats Blog

It appears GM, even a just-emerged-from-bankruptcy GM, still has the power to beat a blogger. Our Wes Siler, in a $41,000 Mitsubishi EVO, has fallen to "Maximum" Bob Lutz driving a $60,000+ Cadillac CTS-V. » 10/29/09 2:10pm 10/29/09 2:10pm

Jalopnik Vs. GM: Round 2, How Wes Fared

The lap board's updated here at the Jalopnik Vs GM CTS-V Challenge and Wes did — well, about what we expected. Take a look at the lap board below. » 10/29/09 1:45pm 10/29/09 1:45pm

Jalopnik Vs. GM: We Have Seen The Enemy, And He Is Bob

GM's "Maximum" Bob Lutz either mentally preparing himself or wondering where he left the car keys to his Cadillac CTS-V today at Monticello. The first shot of the Jalopnik Evo out on the track — below. » 10/29/09 11:05am 10/29/09 11:05am

Jalopnik Vs. GM: Monticello Chains Up CTS-V With A Chicane

Monticello Update: Siler said yesterday Bob Lutz's best bet with the CTS-V was to rip past Siler in Monticello's long straight. One slight problem with — Monticello's dropped a take-it-in-first-gear chicane to cleave that long straight in two. Advantage: Jalopnik. » 10/29/09 10:05am 10/29/09 10:05am