Each year between October and November, the EICMA motorcycle show takes place in Milan, Italy. It is the literal start and end date of the industry calendar. Other trade shows exist, and in earlier times when EICMA was only held … Continued
In this latest episode of RideApart TV, our friend Sean Matic joins Jamie to ride the new, $4,500 Honda CRF250L and Suzuki DR-Z400S from Los Angeles to Lake Arrowhead’s fire roads and trails. Can a 23bhp 250 keep up with … Continued
What is RideApart? It’s a new way find information on motorcycles and all the good stuff that goes with them. It’s also a publication, bringing you up to the minute coverage of the motorcycle world. Hopefully we’ll be able to … Continued
Back when stock superbikes had stonking engines and shitty frames, Bimota created a neat little business for itself, housing those engines in good frames. But, when bikes started including handling as stock, the tiny Italian company fell on hard times. … Continued
Remember the old F800ST? Of course you don’t. It was something of a VFR rival based around BMW’s 800cc parallel-twin platform that never sold terribly well. Blame mild performance, high price and the wrong (pre-recession) timing. Now that nobody’s got … Continued
After WWII, starting from a blank slate Vespa basically defined the idea of personal transportation in Italy. Going back to their original prototype for inspiration, they now hope this Vespa 946 can do the same thing for the 21st century. … Continued
After two disappointing years at Ducati, here’s the very first photos of Valentino Rossi back on a Yamaha M1. Can he win again? Today’s test at Valencia was beset by heavy rain, so it’s too soon to tell.