The 2019 Indian FTR1200S

October 15, 2018

When it comes to features, style and quality the engineers and designers at Indian left nothing on the table with the FTR1200S. I recently attended Indian Motorcycle’s presentation on the new FTR1200S at AIMExpo and I was able to check-out the bike up close and get some detailed photos. My biggest takeaway is the FTR fit and finish is easily on par with anything coming from BMW, Ducati, et al.and, at least on paper, it should be a solid performer. [more]

Victory Project 156

October 18, 2018

I had an unexpected surprise at this year's AIMExpo, the chance to see a one-off motorcycle that I had been fascinated with up-close, Victory Motorcycle's 'Project 156'. [more]

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

September 30, 2018

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is an annual charity event raising money to fight prostate cancer and supporting men's mental health since 2012. What makes it unique is money is raised by individual motorcyclists across the globe who participate in local [more]

2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Finish

September 24, 2018

The 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball finished in Stevenson, WA at the scenic Skamania Lodge, about a one-hour ride from Portland, OR. Competitors were riding pre-1929 motorcycles with only a roll chart for navigation, no GPS. This year the event started in [more]

Portland Vintage Moto Market & Scooter Swap

September 1, 2018

Two Stroke Coffee Co. and Cycle Heap hosted the Portland Vintage MotoMarket and ScooterSwap in St. Johns this afternoon. I spent some time at the event hanging out and shooting some pictures. A good-sized crowd and lots of amazing vintage [more]

Aether Moto Gloves

September 1, 2018

Like other Aether products the Moto Gloves are not overtly technical or covered in armor or branding. They have a classic, stealthy and well thought out design with protection where it counts. The gloves are constructed from a very supple [more]

The Freecom 1 by Cardo Systems

July 8, 2018

The Cardo Freecom 1 is a Bluetooth audio system aimed specifically at solo riders wanting phone, music and GPS audio. It lacks bike-to-bike or rider-to-passenger communication but the trade-off is a lower price point. I don’t use bike-to-bike comms since [more]

The Hythe Card Holder by Ashley Watson

July 4, 2018

My old wallet was an uncomfortable annoyance in my front pocket when sitting on the bike. I often ended up stashing it in a pannier or jacket pocket that I would then forget to zip, a disaster waiting to happen. [more]

Streamlined Sundays: Motorcycles in the Park

June 24, 2018

As part of the "Shape of Speed" exhibit, the Portland Art Museum hosted a curated motorcycle show, "Streamlined Sundays: Motorcycles in the Park". The event was sponsored by MotoCorsa, See See Motor Coffee Co.,XRAY.fm, and Rebels and Heros. [more]

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