Author: Rob Brooks

Electric Adventure

Turning right onto a state road near my home, I suddenly caught a glimpse in my left periphery of a pickup truck topping the hill behind me, his headlights bearing down rapidly in my mirrors. “Oh crap,” I exclaimed, as I rolled hard on the throttle to put distance between us. The Zero DSR/X responded instantly with arm stretching torque, nearly lifting the front with eager acceleration. 0-70 mph in seconds, leaving the four wheeled interloper far behind.

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Indian Motorcycle to Defend Their Triple Crown

Racing has always been a big part of motorcycling culture. Whether in the dirt or on the track, the thrill of competition and speed is in the DNA of riders and moto brands alike. Indian Motorcycle has a long and storied history of full throttle racing, and their pedigree has fueled countless wins and championships over the past 122 years.

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Buell to Build a Super Cruiser

A couple of years ago we reported on the return of Buell Motorcycle Company, albeit without Erik Buell. Debuting the Hammerhead 1190RX and SX beasts, the reorganized and relaunched brand promised about 10 new models in the years ahead. The’ve been teasing an 1190cc desert/hill climb racer, the Baja DR (Dune Racer), and a soon-to-be revealed adventure tourer, the 1190 SuperTouring, among others. Now, in partnership with Roland Sands Design, Buell has pulled the wraps off a power cruiser concept, dubbed (for now) the Super Cruiser.

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New Year, New Gear: REV’IT! Davis TF Riding Jeans

I’m what REV’IT! might categorize as a “Heritage”, “Metropolitan” and/or “Urban Sport” rider, among the classifications on their site. So the Davis TF riding pants are well suited to my style- both in clothing tastes and riding type. They’ve got this construction worker look and vibe to them, very utilitarian looking, and equally functional.

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Moto Morini Returns to America

I remember the Moto Morini motorcycles back in my youth. I never knew anybody who actually owned one, but I frequently beheld them in motorcycle magazines of the time. In my mind, Morinis ranked right up there in beauty, quality, desirability, and price of course, with the likes of Italian counterparts Ducati, MV Agusta, Moto Guzzi and Cagiva, to name a few. Heck, the Italians had around 25 motorcycle/scooter companies back in the day, all of which had this exotic aura about them to us American riders.

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Toni Elias Returns To MotoAmerica Superbikes

Toni Elias will return to the saddle for the 2023 MotorAmerica Road Racing Championship, with the Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team. Toni will once again compete in the Superbike class, and again on a Suzuki GSX-R1000R, a bike he has a long history with. The Spaniard looks to battle with the frontrunners this season, and he has proven he still has the mettle to compete at the highest level.

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Robbie Knievel, His Father’s Son

The first time I ever saw Robbie Knievel in action was his televised 1989 Caesar’s Palace fountains jump, in tribute to his world famous father, “Evel”. Unlike his dad, Robbie successfully completed the jump without crashing. Evel had attempted the jump in 1967, and we’ve all seen the slo-mo footage of his ill-fated landing and subsequent bone-crunching tumble down the ramp, head over heels. 22 years later, April 14, his son Robbie stuck the landing, rolled to a stop, and tearfully announced, “That was for you, Dad.” I remember thinking, “He’s a chip off the old block.”

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