“I thought you’d gone to pick up a Harley to review?” quipped my wife, eyeing the new Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 quizzically. She’s got a point. The Harley-Davidson name almost always evokes images of big, burly, cruiser motorcycles with gleaming chrome, and that typical v-twin big bore engine. And that’s exactly the image almost everyone has, of a Harley, whether he or she’s into motorcycles or not. The Pan America 1250 is the newest adventure touring motorcycle in the market, and it’s a Harley-Davidson! There’s no gleaming chrome, nor is it a cruiser, so, in a way, it’s far from
Of all the ways one can think of unwinding and putting a hectic work week behind, a motorcycle ride is the ultimate de-stress pill. At least that is what works for us, so when we had the chance to head out on a 500km road trip with two purpose-built touring machines, we grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
The motorcycles in question present their own unique flavour of sport touring. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is a proven Japanese machine, with an inline-four engine shared with the venerable Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX. On the other side, we have the BMW F
tech2 News StaffSep 06, 2021 17:35:55 IST
In a bid to expand the reach of its big bike network, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has rolled out the Honda BigWing virtual showroom with a digital customer interface to offer contactless services. The digital showroom – which currently only houses the Honda H’ness CB350 – lets buyers take a closer look at the bike with a 360-degree virtual product demo, online documentation for purchase, home delivery and virtual chat support, among other features.
Based on customers’ location, they can choose their preferred dealership to take delivery from, along with
LES PIEUX, France — On a sunny but chilly June morning, Dr. Martial Jardel took his black motorcycle out of his camper van, put his helmet on and started the engine. For his last day on Normandy’s Cotentin Peninsula, he was ready to hit the road along the English Channel to visit a patient.
Michel Piquot, 92, standing on his doorstep in blue slippers, was waiting impatiently.
“When was the last time you had a blood test?” Dr. Jardel asked after arriving at the single-story house, speaking louder for the hard-of-hearing Mr. Piquot, a former employee of an aviation company.
Press Release | September 1, 2021
Nearly a decade after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety first called for a federal mandate requiring street-legal motorcycles to be equipped with antilock braking systems (ABS), the data continue to pile up in favor of this lifesaving technology.
This is a press release from IIHS…
Examining fatal crash rates for 65 motorcycle models offering ABS as an option over 2013-19, the researchers found that bikes equipped with the feature were involved in 22 percent fewer fatal crashes per 10,000 registered vehicle years. A registered vehicle year is equal to one motorcycle registered for
Sauerkraut, bratwurst, red cabbage, Bavarian beer, German engineering. If it is German, I like it. My mother came to America in her 20s from Bavaria, met my father, and the rest was history. For my entire life, I was fed a steady diet of everything German. I grew up in love with German cars and later motorcycles.
My current long-distance touring motorcycle is a BMW R 1250 GS. It is my second wasserboxer-driven bike, so I know the engine configuration well. I appreciate most that German manufacturers develop a product,