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Harley Sportster Project: Adventure Tourer Planning
For folks not following on Instagram, I brought home a new (to me) motorcycle a couple of weeks ago. “Charlotte” is a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Custom with about 9,000 miles on the clock. For anyone that followed the Dirtster … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes Tagged Adventure, Evolution, Harley-Davidson, Iron Butt, Motorcycle, Scrambler, Sportster, Sportster883, Touring 4 Comments
Triumph Scrambler Project: Stage 4 Upgrades
Somewhere in late 2020, I started writing this update on the status of Rosie the Scrambler and it “got lost in the move”. At any rate, a buddy of mine asked me the other day if I planned on posting something that covered all the stuff I’ve done to the Scrambler since I’ve had it. As I’m publishing a library of “scrammy knowledge” here on the blog, it seemed fitting to post that update here first. Continue reading
Posted in Bikes Tagged Adventure, Bikes, Motorcycle, Project Motorcycle, Spiegler Brake Lines, Triumph Motorcycles, Triumph Scrambler 4 Comments
What’s a Dual-Sport Motorcycle? Part 2
In the previous edition of “What is a Dual-Sport Motorcycle?”, I outlined some ground rules and essentially drew a circle around the bikes I feel fit squarely in the segment. While talking to motorcyclists that are considering the purchase of a new dual-sport, I find that many are still unfamiliar with the breadth of models available, moreover the divide in both cost and capability between the bikes at both extremes of the range.
With that in mind, I want to describe the various sub-categories of dual-sport motorcycles in more detail. I also want to highlight some of the models available from rarer brands. If you have the patience, I’m gonna take a deep dive into the specifications of various models. Lastly, I think there’s a demand for a motorcycle squarely in the middle of the segment that I don’t think currently exists from any of the manufacturers. Continue reading
Posted in Bikes Tagged Adventure, AJP Motorcycles, Beta Motorcycles, Dual-Sport, Enduro, Honda Motorcycles, Kawasaki, KTM, Motorcycle, Street and trail, Suzuki Motorcycles, SWM Motorcycles 2 Comments
What’s a Dual-Sport Motorcycle?
You’ve probably heard the expressions “enduro” or “Street & Trail” in the past, but today I suspect most folks use the word “dual-sport” to describe a motorcycle that’s intended for use both on and off the pavement. On and off-road … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes Tagged Adventure, CRF250L, Dual-Sport, KTM 350 EXC-f, Motorcycle, Street and trail, WR250R 1 Comment
It’s Getting Crowded on the Scrambler Farm
As I’ve said multiple times on the new podcast, we live in strange times. Fortunately, motorcycling at its core is a solo sport. “Social Distancing” on a motorcycle is easy, and for many, the whole point. For the protection of … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes Tagged Dirt Bike, Enduro, Hare Scramble, Husqvarna, Motorcycle, Racing, Two Stroke 12 Comments
What’s In Your Dream Garage: How Many Motorcycles Do You Need?
I’ve been working from home going about two months now. In that time I’ve been keeping up with friends on Instagram, messenger, and whatnot, and the same question keeps coming up, “what two-stroke are you looking at buying?” Since I … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes, Opinion 11 Comments
Honda CRF250L Long-term Review: Life on the Too Fatty
A few weeks ago James left a comment on YouTube asking about everything I’ve done to the CRF250L since I bought it. In the back of my mind, I’d already been debating doing a long-term review of the 250L; after … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes Tagged Adventure, Adventure Bike, CRF250L, dual sport, Honda Powersports, Motorcycle, Ride Red 23 Comments
What’s Your All-Time Favorite Bike and Why ?
I ran into a couple of friends at the local BMW dealer the other day (they’re kind of a big deal). We started talking shop when Liz hits me with “What’s your all-time favorite bike and why?” Me, a guy … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes, Opinion Tagged Honda CRF250L, KTM, KTM 790 Adventure, Moto Guzzi, Moto Guzzi V85TT, Motorcycle, Triumph Motorcycles, Triumph Scrambler, Yamaha FZ-07 9 Comments
Harley Dirtster Project: Stage 1
For folks that made it to the Dragon Raid last fall, or the Garage Brewed Moto Show in January, you got a chance to see the Dirtster project in the flesh. As with Rosie the Scrambler and Andy’s Bonbler Project, … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes 17 Comments
Bonneville to Scrambler in 145 Easy Steps: Part 3 (of 3).
Being a regular reader of this esteemed blog, I’m figuring you’ve already read Parts 1 and 2 of this build trilogy and are settling in to digest the contents of the final piece. You are asking yourself “What happened between … Continue reading
Posted in Bikes Tagged Bonneville T100, Bonnie Black, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Project, Triumph Bonneville 1 Comment