What’s in a name? Moto Guzzi’s reimagining of an American Icon

The cruiser market in America may be a wildly competitive place, but it still feels surprisingly unimaginative. Freeways are dominated by heavy, chrome drenched beasts that seem to have more to say about the past than the future. Harley-Davidson is the obvious 800-pound (probably more?) gorilla in the room, but a number of manufacturers have... Continue Reading →

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What the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer taught me about life and change

It took me several years and at least two days to understand the point of café racers. They’ve always seemed more like lifestyle statements to me – primarily championed by hipsters – rather than “serious” motorcycles. Whatever that means. These sporty, minimalist bikes first came into fashion in Europe in the 1960’s and have seen... Continue Reading →

Monstah Mash: Ducati’s new Monster 797

Ever since Ducati phased out the Monster 696/796 duo back in 2014, new riders looking to the famed Bologna marquee for their first motorcycle had precious few choices. They could opt for the Monster 821, a bigger and heavier motorcycle than a green rider might be comfortable with, or the Scrambler, which only became available... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 motoring dreams

I know I’ve got my arms around a powerful dream when it ignites a kind of desperation in me to have it, own it, hold it before it disappears: I’m learning it’s wise to pay attention to the ideas that steal inside and prick at your heart with such cold, sweet longing. I’ve been thinking a lot... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

It was the Lamborghini’s screaming yellow paint that grabbed my attention. Driving down a busy road, I saw it out of the corner of my eye in a busy mall parking lot. My first reaction was the one I went with – slam on the brakes, turn into the Exit of a bank parking lot,... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

Even over my cell phone's weak, tinny speakers, the Corvette's supercharged V8 sounds all lumpy and cammed and gorgeous. "Dad, you HAVE to listen to this." He huddles over the phone along with my cousin Jared as I hit 'Play'. In the video, the striking blue 'Vette idles with a heavy snarl, then exhales under revs with a tearing,... Continue Reading →

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