• Moto Guzzi California

    Last year Moto Guzzi finally got serious about updating its motorcycle lineup. The first bike to benefit was one that was long overdue for a refresh…the California. I’m not a cruiser guy at all, but the Guzzi cruisers have always been…different.

  • 2002 – Present Triumph Bonneville

    I know it’s similar to a Scrambler–what can I say? They’re cool bikes. The 2009 and newer models have fuel injection, I believe. My favorite has got to be simple black and gold like the pic below: Update: I finally got one of these—just like the photo above—in July of …

  • Broiled on a Buell

    Great test ride on an ’08 XB12S ends in pain After several months without a go-fast machine, I found myself in a particular mood one fine spring day.

2016 to Present Africa Twin

Honda released the CRF1000L Africa Twin in 2016. The bike has gotten universally great reviews and was even the best-selling motorcycle over in the UK if memory serves. It sounds like just the right amounts of capable on/off road, character and reliability. Basically everything you want from a motorcycle. Not …

Got a Bonneville in July

I finally got that Triumph Bonneville from the bucket list back in July of 2017. I found a great 2009 Mag Wheel …

Tuono gone-O

I swapped the Tuono for a 2008 XR650L on April 1st. I’d had the Tuono on Craigslist for nearly two months and …

Thunder in the canyon

Yesterday was the day. I wasn’t sure I’d do it when I crawled out of bed. Felt like a truck hit me …

Happy birthday to me

Birthdays in Central Oregon are tough when your birthday is in January and the thing you want most of all is moto-related. …

First post of Sweet ’16

It’s official…I’m posting in 2016. I know this is exciting for you, dear reader, so I’ll ask that you refrain from coming …