Riding A Real Factory 1972 Ducati 750 Imola Racebike

Riding an actual factory Ducati Imola 750 racebike is stressful and joyful at the same time. (Seth DeDoes/) When Ducati showed up at the Imola 200 with a glass-sided transporter containing seven brand-new V-twin Formula 750 racers in April 1972, no one could believe it. The small company was known mostly for its single-cylinder streetbikes, […]

A Motorcycle’s Simplicity Is Its Greatest Strength

A motorcycle’s steering-head bearings are at the extreme upper front of the frame. Through them passes the steering stem, the shaft that joins the upper and lower fork crowns. And through holes in those crowns pass the upper fork legs of a telescopic fork. The front wheel, its brake equipment, the fork tubes, and crowns […]

Why Engine-Braking Control For Motorcycles? And Why Now?

Had it not been for engine-braking, I might never have been born. One day in the 1920s, my mother and her parents were sleeping in a bus driven by my sometimes overconfident teenaged uncle. He’d let his speed get away from him while descending through the Cascades and had burned his brakes. He was sweating […]

Márquez Wins Last-Lap MotoGP Thriller At Slippery Misano

<a href=”http://cycleworld.com/tags/motogp”>MotoGP</a> rookie Fabio Quartararo (20) led all but three laps of Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix at Italy’s Misano circuit. His electrifying last-lap victory aside, <a href=”https://www.cycleworld.com/tags/marc-marquez/”>Marc Márquez</a> (93) understood winning “wasn’t necessary because I saw [championship contenders] Andrea Dovizioso wasn’t fast and Álex Rins was out.” A clash in qualifying with <a href=”https://www.cycleworld.com/tags/valentino-rossi/”>Valentino […]

Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 vs. Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 vs. Ducati Diavel 1260 S

Three power cruisers, each with their own style, go head to head. (Jeff Allen/) Cruisers generally don’t need to change much to sell. In fact, models that offer classic silhouettes tend to outsell progressive designs—regardless of performance. And while traditional bikes remain the bread and butter of the cruiser world, in an effort to attract […]

2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S First Ride Review

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S is back, this time as a 2020 model in the Softail line. (Harley-Davidson/) You’d think that tooling along an […]