Category Archives: Reviews

Ducati Scrambler: First Impressions of the 1100 Sport and 800 Cafe Racer

My Buddy Andy recently took a spin on two of Ducati’s hot new Scramblers. Check out his first impressions of these new Red Headed Italian Supermodels. Continue reading

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Avon Trekrider: Long-term Tire Review

As of late, Rosie the Scrambler has been wearing some pretty aggressive off-road shoes; that choice in rubber has also led to yours truly pulling out the tire spoons more often. The real insult to injury is the fact that … Continue reading

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2017 Ural Gear Up: Touring Seattle with a Sidehack

Forget everything you know about riding and focus on one thing: what it felt like to ride a motorcycle for the very first time. The world is zipping past you in a blur; meanwhile you’re trying to keep your eyes … Continue reading

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2017 Triumph Street Scrambler Review: Rivaling its Predecessor

It goes without saying I’m a member of a handful of Scrambler related social media groups (among other ADV circles). A couple weeks ago I caught a thread from a guy looking to establish the differences between Triumph’s new Street … Continue reading

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Trip Planning: A Rever How-To

I’ve discussed my frustration with various trip planning apps and GPS products at length, including my preference for paper up until very recently. Per my comments back in February, REVER has become my go-to trip planning software. Needless to say, I’ve received … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding: 13 Tips to Keep You Warm

Despite the fact that spring is technically around the corner, it snowed this week, and it’s not at all unheard of for Dayton to experience snow in April. That said, this topic has come up quite a bit in the past … Continue reading

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2017 Triumph Street Scrambler: First Impressions

After the Bonneville Reborn release last year, Scrambler faithful like myself were concerned that Triumph had intentions to cut the Scrambler from the Bonneville lineup. Fortunately, following the release of the new Bonneville Bobber, Triumph released the new Street Scrambler … Continue reading

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2016 Yamaha FZ-07: First Ride Impression

A couple weeks back I stumbled across a random ad on social media about a Yamaha demo event in south Cincinnati. Considering my wife has also been putting in the overtime as of late, I decided to get up early … Continue reading

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2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster: First Ride Review

In the past couple weeks I caught some moto-media snippets about a new Sportster being released by Harley Davidson. Based on the initial photos I suddenly realized that this new “Sporty” was adorned with some legitimate kit. I suspect that with … Continue reading

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Firstgear TPG Escape Pants: Long-term Review

I’ve been working on getting the last photos posted from the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago the past few weeks, but I wanted to switch topics and circle back to finish the review on my Firstgear kit. I’m sure I’ve … Continue reading

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