Packing Light – The Best Gear for Adventure Part II

Back-country enthusiast, lifetime rider, mountaineer, hiker, and outdoor retailer, Jayson Faulkner, offers advice to save wayward adventure motorcyclists from being buried under an avalanche… of their own gear! Here’s how to travel light without forgoing comfort be it for a weekend or for months on the road. This week the evil that is cooking.

Packing Light – The Best Gear for Adventure!

Back-country enthusiast, lifetime rider, mountaineer, hiker, and outdoor retailer, Jayson Faulkner, offers advice to save wayward adventure motorcyclists from being buried under an avalanche… of their own gear! Here’s how to travel light without forgoing comfort be it for a weekend or for months on the road.

TTXGP: The Eco-Isle of Man

June 12th, 2009 comes like a postcard from the future.  On the Isle of Man bikes charge down a straight, throttles full open, riders fully focuses, and the crowd cheering on the entrants.  There’s something missing though, you can hear the sound of tires on tarmac, but were is the thunder of twins and raw-whine…

Coping with Ice

It’s the first big spring ride and you’ve been out on your middle-weight adventure bike for a few days. Now after a hard night in your 4-star tent you’ve awoken to snow and ice.  Catastrophe?  Well, no.  Let’s say we learned a bit about riding on unexpectedly icy during our F800GS test and video shoot,…

Gary Eagan and the 1098 S vs. Cannonball

OneWheelDrive.Net contributor and long distance rider Gary Eagan is at it again, and this time he’s taking on one of motorsport’s most notorious challenges, the Cannonball Run.  If that isn’t intriguing enough Gary won’t be riding a soft continent crossing tourer, no it’s the Ducati 1098 S for him.  Oh, and there’s a little matter…

2007 Ducati Hypermotard Race Project

For the 2007 Canada Thunder Series (a national level racing series dedicated to air-cooled twins) racer Paul Penzo and Crew Chief John Boddy participated in a very special venture – the World’s first Hypermotard Racing Project. At the invite of Ducati we were given the opportunity to crawl around the pits and bring you some…

DNW 2007: Ducati 1098S vs. Ford GT

Piloted by Michael Czysz of MotoCzysz, and with Ducati North America head Michael Locke in the passenger seat, the Ford GT slingshots out of Turn 9 and onto PIR’s front straight.  Five seconds later, running an arm’s reach from the cement wall, the GT is halfway down the straight… just as Doug Polen enters the…

Ducati North West 2007: Nine Turns

Coming into turn 9 at Portland International Raceway, the host track for MotoCorsa’s 2007 Ducati North West, Adam Faussett (#240) on the Ducati 1098 runs onto the track exit lane, then tips-in.  From my perspective Adam’s trajectory arcs across a section of cement patchwork, cuts perilously close to the red and white candy-striped shoulder, eases…

Doug Polen’s US MotoGP Laguna Seca Track Walk

Have you ever wondered what goes through a racer’s mind as they dive into Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew?  On the cusp of the 2007 US MotoGP we may have the answer.  Last year we attended a track walk with Doug Polen, a man who should know.  In 1993, Doug reigned supreme over the American Motorcyclist Association…

Southwest Motorrad Grand Opening: No Small Ambitions

Kelowna, Jan. 23rd, 2007 – Ambient glow spills out from bellow two massive spot-lit BMW Motorrad banners making the entrance to SouthWest Motorrad more LA scene than Kelowna motorcycle shop.  Most grand openings cause only the merest of ripples in the news pool, but this is Canada’s newest and largest BMW motorcycle dealership, and at…

Farewell Buttah

We’re on the cusp of the 2007 spring season, with many of us poised to open our checkbooks and sign on the dotted lines for the latest objects of our affection.  It’s only fitting then that freelance motorcycle journalist John Flores, of http://www.twowheelsgood.us, joins us in saying goodbye to a long-time companion…