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: Kawasaki’s 2019 Ninja ZX-6R

Kawasaki changes the game with their 2019 Ninja ZX-6R. Dollar for dollar, the most fun you can have for under 10K. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Kevin Wing When Kawasaki announced the manufacturer suggested retail price of the 2019 Ninja ZX-6R, $9999 (ABS $10,999, ABS KRT $11,299), the excitement was palpable. The only thing more apparent than […]

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 […]

Ducati’s Panigale V4S

Ducati unleashes its most capable Superbike ever in its new Panigale V4S.  Ducati paints racetracks, and the faces of its rivals red, with the introduction of its next generation and fourcylinder powered Panigale V4 (starting at $21,195). This sixth generation Italian built Superbike marks a historic departure from its L Twin roots. Embarking into a multi-cylinder […]

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