Last-minute arrangements were quickly approved for a seat-of-the-pants trip to Austin from Tehachapi, Calif., to attend the Cardano Community Event at Consensus 2022, where crypto and blockchain techies across the globe gather to discuss all matters of this fast-growing industry. I wanted to be a part of it, and that required an appropriate ride—my Euro dual-sport bike with knobbies wasn’t going to get the job done. The BMW R 18 Transcontinental touring motorcycle, loaded with amenities and the latest technology features expected in today’s luxury cars, got the nod.It would be a six-day trip with the first leg dedicated
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,
Your dad doesn’t have to be Daedalus for you to know about the dangers of flying too close to the Sun. But the sad tale of Icarus is worth keeping in mind as you read this story. Because as cool as it sounds, taking a flying motorcycle 15,000 feet in the sky sounds like the start of a modern myth. Especially when it can reach speeds of 300 miles per hour.
The name Electra Glide is iconic. “Bright One” in Greek, the Electra name has magic, even if the legend it’s based on is a tragic one. Add in Glide, and you have the images of effortless travel down the highway with the wind in your face. Harley-Davidson Electra Glide rolls nicely off the tongue and inspires travel fantasies.
When I first saw the 2021 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival, I was simply stunned. The styling of the new Revival grabbed my attention as securely as any motorcycle on the market. While I admire the look of the 1969 Electra Glide—the first
The TRK 502 looks big, has adequate power & features, and delivers comfort in plenty. All this good enough for its price? We found out recently!
Middleweight adventure touring motorcycles have a big responsibility on their shoulders. They not only need to be versatile and prove their mettle on multiple parameters but have to be cost-effective as well. Now, Benelli has one such bike in its stable called the TRK 502 that looks as big and burly as other accomplished full-fledged ADVs like the Multistradas and the Tigers. But with the same seat height as the Royal Enfield Himalayan, this