• Editorial - February 28, 2017

    The Outsider

    When I remember the 650 Norton Mercury that I owned in my youth, I remember it in the fall. I rode the thing in spring and summer as well (in … Full story »

  • Editorial - January 31, 2017


    Last September 22, six “motorcyclists” — and to be perfectly clear, by motorcyclists, I mean assholes who just happened to be riding motorcycles — decided to take up all… Full story »

  • Editorial - December 14, 2016

    The Insider

    Loud pipes save lives, you know. Electric motorcycles are a fad. My amazing trip to the best roads in North America is revealed. Also, the new four-valve Moto Guzzi has … Full story »

  • Editorial - December 13, 2016

    The Outsider

    The first motorcycle with antilock brakes that I rode was a BMW K75, I think. I know it was a three-cylinder BMW, and I know it was fitted with ABS … Full story »

  • Editorial - December 8, 2016


    I renewed my subscription last month. Yes, I missed half the season. Truth be told, I meant to chuck the whole season. In fact, at one point, right after … Full story »

  • Editorial - November 11, 2016

    The Outsider

    My father spent the last years of his life rebuilding cars—specifically, and only, Ford Model A’s. After he retired, he spent some years reshaping the house he and my mother … Full story »

  • Editorial - November 3, 2016


    It’s no great mystery that motorcycling is more dangerous than driving a car. According to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), although motorcycles… Full story »

  • Editorial - October 27, 2016

    The Outsider

    I should apologize for this column. I’ve been wracking my brains, even free-writing, which is where you write nonsense until it begins to make sense. But I’ve got nothing. I… Full story »

  • Editorial - September 27, 2016


    The news reports have declared it a revolution in the making. It’s not hard to see why. On March 31st, Tesla announced the introduction of its “groundbreaking” Model 3 and,… Full story »

  • Editorial - September 12, 2016

    The Outsider

    When Rob Harris hired me in 2007 to work on CMG, his Web-based motorcycle magazine, we lived at opposite ends of the country, and, as I recall, it wasn’t until … Full story »

  • Editorial - September 6, 2016


    By David Booth Christoph Stuermer, global lead analyst for PwC Autofacts, told Business Week at the time, “Strategically [the purchase of Ducati] is insignificant for… Full story »