First Ride Review: Yamaha’s 2019 YZF-R3

Yamaha’s second generation R3 is in a class all it own. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Brian J. Nelson The 300cc motorcycle class suffers from an epidemic that I call “300ism”. The first hurdle is the fact that a 300 looks like a 300. Visually, that is hard to shake, regardless of the bike’s performance specifications. Psychologically, […]

First Ride Review: Triumph’s Speed Triple RS 1050

Marketed as the most powerful Speed Triple ever, the RS leaves little to the imagination. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Allan Lane The first time that the Triumph Speed Triple caught my attention was in the year 2000. I was watching Mission Impossible 2, and just as the final action segment of the movie began, the bad […]

Arai Unveils Their New Defiant-X Helmet.

Arai ventures into the Cruiser and Cafe markets with classic styling and progressive features. Words: Allan Lane Images: Brian J. Nelson//Devonne Duerbaum//Arai Arai has released their latest offering in the form of the Defiant-X helmet. The Defiant-X is a slight departure into an unexplored territory for Arai, that being the cruiser and cafe scene, yet […]

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