Kawasaki Versys: Welcome to the World of Modern Motorcycling…

The "new" Kawasaki Versys

The “new” Kawasaki Versys

I mentioned a while back that I had been thinking about jumping head first into the modern world of motorcycles.  For over a year I have been obsessed with the Kawasaki Versys, a bike which won ‘Bike of the Year’ in 2008, the year of it’s release in the U.S.  Read More …

Sam gets a new ride: 1995 Kawasaki KLR 650

Sam's "new" Kawasaki KLR 650

Sam's "new" Kawasaki KLR 650

Sam has been working hard on his custom Honda CB 350, and has posted some great progress reports here.  But sometimes we get the itch.  A bike that’s more or less modern, sleek, powerful, or just plain different.  This time he opted for a 1995 Kawasaki KLR 650, the ‘workhorse’ of the motorcycle world.  Read his full review… Read More …

Hogs in the ‘hood: Classic Hodaka

Classic Hodaka, in lime green...

Classic Hodaka, in lime green…

Hodaka, a cross-venture company between the Japanese and Americans, manufactured bikes during the 60’s and 70’s.  Some would consider them to have pioneered the ‘trail bike,’ which was all the rage back then, and made every rider look like they were starring in On Any Sunday. Read More …