June issue ON SALE NOW!

The June issue of Inside Motorcycles has been landing in mailboxes, inboxes and on better newsstands across the country this week! We've got the Ducati Scrambler, a dual sport ride in southwest Africa, Honda Gold Wing 40th anniversary content and more!

Friday, 22 May 2015 11:59

Trevitt's Blog: Rossi Redoubled!

After four rounds of the 2015 MotoGP season, Valentino Rossi sits atop the standings, with two victories and four podium finishes to his credit. While the Movistar Yamaha rider has definitely taken advantage of his competitors' various misfortunes in the opening rounds, he has just as definitely shown he is capable of winning in a straight-up battle - as he did in convincing fashion by outfoxing Marc Marquez in Argentina.

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:20

Dan Kruger's Race Blog: Racing on Road Courses

Well, it’s that time of the year again where a small group of predominantly Irish motorcycle racers take to the roads and compete in what some think is the craziest form of racing on the planet.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:02

Tumblin’ Todd’s Flat Track Blog: DTX Vs. Framer

For those unaware, I will give you the Coles Notes version of the difference between DTX and ‘framer’ flat track bikes. A DTX machine is a motocross motorcycle that has been turned into a flat tracker via suspension changes and the addition of 19-inch wheels and tires, whereas a framer utilizes a purpose-built racing frame fitted with a motor, wheels, tank, etc.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 13:19

Trevitt's Blog: Testing, Testing

In any racing effort, from club-level novice to national pro and the world stage, testing plays a vital role. For inexperienced riders, it's more about learning the basic skills of road racing, trying new techniques and simply learning to ride better. At that beginning level, any riding at all can be considered testing; practically every time a novice rider turns a wheel on the track, they learn something new.

Sunday, 19 April 2015 14:58

Touring Essentials Blog: Riding in the Rain

R. Bruce Thomas' latest Touring Essentials blog entry features advice on riding in the rain...

Monday, 13 April 2015 10:06

Trevitt’s Blog: The Ducati Desmosedici GP15

In the works for more than a year now, Ducati finally introduced its Desmosedici GP15 MotoGP bike at the Sepang test last month. The results were quite promising: Even though the bike had barely turned a wheel before the test, Andrea Iannone posted the fourth-quickest time of the three days and both Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso were pleased with the bike.

Monday, 16 March 2015 17:24

First rides! Yamaha R1, R1M, R3, FJ-09

Yamaha has been on a roll of late with a wide variety of strong new models. The trend continues for 2015.

Monday, 16 March 2015 13:46

Trevitt’s Blog: Preparing for the 2015 CSBK season

Not long after Jodi Christie clinched the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in August last year, John Sharrard - who runs the Accelerated Technologies/Honda Canada team and is Jodi's crew chief - and I were busy plotting Jodi's title defence for this year. History shows that it's often more difficult to retain a No. 1 plate than it is to win in the first place, as you have that big target on your back.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 18:10

Trevitt’s Blog: Horsepower vs. Torque

I always find it a bit amusing, and sometimes frustrating, when people use a peak horsepower number as the absolute measure of performance. Bike A has 150 horsepower, bike B only has 140 horsepower, so bike A must be more powerful.

Thursday, 08 January 2015 19:01

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