Kurt has 15 years experience in the saddle and has owned 9 motorcycles so far including a 2004 Nicky Hayden RC51. Currently in the garage resides a 2003 Suzuki DR650 and a 2009 Triumph Speed Triple.

VikingBags AXE Motorcycle Backpack Review – 2 Week Test

Pros Looks greatAll day comfortIncludes rain cover and helmet carrierExcellent customer service Cons Debatable rain resistanceQuestionable fasteners Price – $89.99 VikingBags recently sent us their new motorcycle backpack, the VikingBags…

The Ducati Panigale 1199: A New Era In Superbikes

I don’t know about you, but when Ducati first introduced the Panigale 1199 in 2012, I immediately started crunching numbers to figure out how I could afford one.  I was…

Your Complete Guide To Streetfighter Motorcycles

We can all appreciate the raw power and capable suspension of a race-bred superbike. Why wouldn’t we? I’m glad they exist. However, anyone who says they enjoy riding around all…

The Suzuki SV650: The Beginner Bike For Pros

It’s simple, it’s fun, it’s reliable, and it’s shockingly affordable. Ask any seasoned veteran to recommend a first bike and chances are they’ll point to the Suzuki SV650.  Perfect starter…

Honda Rebel 250: King Of The Beginner Bikes

If you’re shopping for your first bike and you’re considering the Honda Rebel 250 (also known as the CMX250), you’re in good company.  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has given thousands…

triumph Daytona 675 in gold

Triumph Daytona 675: Breaking The Middleweight Mold

Here, Kurt tells how the Triumph Daytona 675 took on the Japanese Supersports and became an international success story for the British marque. Intro The year was 2006 and middleweight…

triumph Daytona 675 in gold

FA-13 Combat Bomber – Everything You Need To Know

In early August of 2016, a little known motorcycle manufacturer by the name of Confederate Motors took a one-off race spec machine to the Bonneville Salt Flats with their eyes…

Yamaha XT500 won the first Paris Dakar rally

Yamaha XT500: Dakar-Tested, Adventure-Approved

Take a moment to think of your favorite big dual-sport or adventure bike of all time. Got it in your mind’s eye? Ok. Now, repeat after me: “Thank you, Yamaha…

Yamaha XT500 won the first Paris Dakar rally

Honda CBX 6 cylinder

70s motorcycles – 27 Classics From The 1970s

There was never a period for motorcycles quite as wild as the 1970s.  Manufacturers were ready and willing to try anything to capture the imaginations of the motorcycling public, from…

Honda CBX 6 cylinder

Are Choppers Out Of Style?

It doesn’t seem so long ago when you couldn’t drive two blocks without seeing someone on the sidewalk with an “Orange County Choppers” T-shirt or a “West Coast Choppers” sticker…

Are custom chopper bikes out of fashion?

Honda CX500 Turbo

1982 Honda CX500 Turbo: Boost And Brains

The Honda CX platform was around for a while.  We had a standard CX500 platform bike at the house when I was growing up. I got to ride it a…

Ducati Hypermotard 1100: For The Thrill Of It

At just 15 years old the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is already considered an iconic motorcycle – particularly by those who owned one. Here, Kurt looks back at Ducati’s original Supermoto….

Honda RC51

Honda RC51 : The Duck Hunter

The Honda RC51 became a legend here on the Isle of Man after Joey Dunlop rode it to his 24th TT win in 2000 – at 48 he was supposed…

Ducati 900SS (1991 – 1997): A Classic Reinvented

Last week I was offered the chance to purchase a very good condition 1992 Ducati 900 SuperSport for just shy of 5k. I’m not or have ever been a big…

MK1 Triumph Speed Triple

Triumph Speed Triple – The First Production Streetfighter

The Triumph Speed Triple has been a cult icon all its life.  Just the name brings about visions of big twin headlights, sleek single-sided swingarms, a wide motocross handlebar, and…

V-Max 1200 was the original 1980's muscle bike

Yamaha V-Max 1200 – The Original Hooligan Bike

I remember the first time I ever really took note of a Yamaha V-Max 1200. I was still a couple years away from driving age, probably 13 or 14, but…