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Press Release – Nonstop to Nowhere

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On March 29th, Paul Pelland (you may know him as Longhaulpaul) already owns two long distance riding records, and he’s going to attempt number three “by riding a motorcycle 24 hours non-stop on a dynamometer”. If you live near Gardner, Massachusetts you can check out the attempt in person at Rob’s Dyno Services, otherwise you’ll be able to stream it …

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Press Release – Aprilia Racers Days 2019

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One of the coolest OEM-supported programs last year was Aprilia’s Racers Days, as it gave customers the opportunity to test bikes like the RSV4 and Tuono on a track with support from AGV, Dainese, and Pirelli. Racers Days returns for 2019 with an expanded schedule – now there’s seven events at six locations from coast to coast for you to …

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Reader Poll – Prettiest Bikes of All Time?

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The natural way to follow up with the results of your Ugliest Bikes of All Time is, of course, to look at the other extreme. So let’s try it again, and this time we’ll see what you guys and gals think are the prettiest bikes of all time. Let me know what you think in the comments below and I’ll …

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Story Intermission – New Year’s Resolutions

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If you don’t follow the folks over at RevZilla’s Common Tread, then you missed a recent story about New Year’s Resolutions. Every year, Revzilla asks “the Common Tread regulars, our contributors, friends of ZLA and a few others around the motorcycle industry” what they resolve to do in the upcoming year. This year, they foolishly asked me for my two …

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Story Intermission – Vespa Resale Values in the New York Times

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Motorcycles don’t get enough coverage in mainstream publications, so I always enjoy reading stories about two-wheelers outside of the usual motorcycle mags and websites. Today, the New York Times had an article about how Vespa dominates when it comes to resale values: “Across all 24 classes of vehicles considered in the Resale Value Awards, average retention value for four-wheelers was …