Scorpion Maia Women’s Mesh Jacket | Gear Review

Scorpion Maia women’s mesh jacket. Backyard astronomers among our readership might recognize the name “Maia” as one of the Pleiades, a cluster of stars easily recognizable in the night sky. The seven brightest stars are named after the Greek mythological daughters of the titan Atlas, and Maia, the eldest...

HJC i70 Full-Face Helmet | Gear Review

HJC i70 Full-Face Helmet, available in several solid colors and graphics. The older I get, the more I appreciate simplicity, whether it’s sticking to a few simple ingredients in our meals, limiting investments to low-cost index funds or avoiding clothes that require dry cleaning (or even ironing, for that...

2020 BMW S 1000 XR | First Look Review

2020 BMW S 1000 XR in Racing Red/White Aluminum. Images courtesy of BMW. After BMW announced several changes to the potent in-line four powerplant in its S 1000 RR superbike earlier this year, we figured it was only a matter of time before the tech trickled down to its...

2020 KTM 390 Adventure | First Look Review

2020 KTM 390 Adventure The ranks of lightweight, entry-level adventure bikes will grow by at least one in 2020 with the introduction of KTM’s new 390 Adventure. Ready for touring and light off-roading at a claimed 348 pounds dry with a 33.6-inch seat height, the bike’s high-performance heart is...

Rider Magazine, October 2019

Rider magazine October 2019 cover. In 1998 my dad bought his first motorcycle. It was a 1978 Honda Gold Wing GL1000. It was a big bike for dad, and quite a step for a beginning rider. Since it was autumn going into winter, the bike sat until spring. Then...