2011 BMW R1200R Classic: The Gentleman’s Hooligan Bike

My taste in motorbikes often runs towards the hooligan side of the street - such as my '07 Speed Triple SE - but I also have a long-running love affair with comparatively "sensible" Boxer-engined Beemers, ever since I rode a buddy's yellow R90S cafe racer many years ago. Lately, I've had my eye on a …

Discussing Moto Guzzi Cafe Racers Over Breakfast

Friday morning breakfast discussion, inspired by a particularly perfect example of a Guzzi cafe racer - basically a low barred, GP-piped 1000S built from an '02 Stone with an injected 1000 cc motor - in the October/November 2010 issue of Cafe Racer Magazine. Surj: "We need to get a Moto Guzzi." Angelica: "We need to get …

Lane Splitting Lesson Learned, or Reminder: Watch the Road Too!

I've been riding motorbikes a long time, and I've been lane splitting since I started riding on the street. For me, it's an integrated part of street riding. I'm not sure I'd want to ride on the streets if I couldn't filter through traffic. I've also done a lot of commuting by motorcycle, in some …