Yamaha’s new YZF-R7 offers riders who are drawn to supersport motorcycles a stylish, stripped-down, midsized sporty package with everything you need for everyday comfort, control, and performance for just $8,999.
Every once in a while, a special motorcycle comes along that breaks the mold—exactly what Indian did when it created the FTR 1200. Loaded with character, this sporty V-twin roadster is built for fun day rides, both on the road and off the beaten path. See why we love it so much that we bought our own.
If riding on the street doesnt satisfy your need for speed, then youve probably thought about racing on a track. The main benefit to riding on a track is the controlled environment—everyone is riding in the same direction, the condition of the pavement is predictable and there are no unexpected obstacles. Heres how to get started.
The motorcycle gear you use is just as important as the motorcycle you race—it could be the difference between a bruise and a break. For racing, youll need all the usual suspects, like a helmet and a pair of good boots, but there may be a few items you havent thought of. Heres our breakdown of the most important gear youll need to get out on the track.
When youre first venturing into dirt bike riding, figuring out what riding gear to invest in can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are only a few staples youll need to get started. As you delve more into the sport, you may want to begin to accessorize and add more gear, but below weve listed just the essential items youll need to get out in the dirt.