Classic Motorcycle Touring

On Three Wheels: Learning to Ride a Sidecar Rig

A sidecar rig can be useful and fun, but taking a course can be invaluable and far less expensive than a new ride.

The Road Goes on Forever: Exploring the Texas Hill Country

Riding a 1975 Norton Commando 850 and a 1948 Vincent Rapide through the Texas Hill Country with friends.

Looking into the Hourglass: Keith Campbell's Motorcycle Collection

Vintage motorcycle racing legend Keith Campbell gives us a tour of his "barn" filled with timeless bikes.

Punctuation Marks: Making the Most out of Mishaps

Editor Backus explains why road trips devoid of unexpected deviations are almost forgettable.

Rides & Destinations: The Tillamook Air Museum

Take in the Tillamook Air Museum by way of the Oregon Coast Highway for a full day of exhibits and riding.

Cuba Motorcycle Tour

With travel restrictions loosening, Mototouring has organized a Cuba motorcycle tour in December 2016.

Turbocharged Days: Testing Turbocharged Bikes in the Seventies

Dain Gingerelli reminisces about riding turbocharged bikes with top 1970s drag racers.

Manzanar National Historic Site

The area makes for great motorcycle riding, but it also serves as a reminder of what misguided politicians can do.

The Accidental Buyer of a 1973 BMW R75/5

Editor Backus wasn't looking for another BMW R75/5, but somehow it seemed to find him.

Bonhams Announces the Robert White Collection

Rare motorcycles, motor cars, watches and cameras are to be sold for a charitable cause.

High Expectations of the 2016 Riding Season

This year's riding season is sure to be a good one if the first few months are any indication.

Rides & Destinations: Utah State Routes 12 and 24

Utah State Routes 12 and 24 are about as good as it gets with vibrant colors and stunning geological formations.

Of Pride and Pointlessness: Amateur Racing a 1974 Honda CB360

After a beer-fueled debate with friends about the worst bikes ever, Anders Carlson was the proud new owner of a 1974 Honda CB360 with plans to go racing. What could go wrong?

Motorcycle Authentication

Motorcycle historian and Ducati expert Ian Falloon shares his tips on motorcycle authentication.

Mad Hatter: Dudley Perkins

Remembering Dudley Perkins and Harley-Davidson racer Cal Rayborn at Ontario Motor Speedway in 1971.

On the Road Again

The editor is gearing up for several road trips this season, including the Motorcycle Classics Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em Getaway in August.

Man Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from LA to NYC in 38 Hours, 49 Minutes

Planned documentary to showcase cannonball-record breaking trip footage and highlight the history of U.S. transcontinental records.

Light My Fire, Baby! Remembering Harley-Davidson Dressers

Lots of chromed accessories and lights made the Harley-Davidson dressers from the 1970s a sight to behold.

Racer Profile: AHRMA Racer Leasha Overturf

Motorcycle racer Leasha Overturf credits her success to having a vision and plan of attack.

Rides & Destinations: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, the crown of the U.S. National Park System, is definitely worth a visit. Just beware of the wildlife, which isn't fenced in.

Your Mother Was Right

Motorcycles can be dangerous, but sometimes not in the way you expect them to be.

Leopoldo Tartarini: Italjet Founder and Ducati Designer

Remembering innovative motorcycle designer Leopoldo Tartarini.

A Triumph Odyssey

"Ride 'em, don't hide 'em" was the motivation for Dennis Fisher to embark on a six-day adventure with his friends and 1968 Triumph Bonneville.

John Parham, Founder of J&P Cycles, Inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Others included in the 2015 class include racers Rodney Smith, John Kocinski and Alex Jorgenson.

Hagerty Launches Motorcycle Valuation Tools

Motorcycle market demand drives creation of database covering everything from $15 million Harley-Davidsons to $1,500 Yamahas.

Rides & Destinations: Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park in Utah is a must-see destination for motorcyclists, but don't forget to make a hotel reservation.

No GoPro: Filming Without Compact Cameras

Imagine what Bruce Brown, director of On Any Sunday, could have done with a sophisticated compact camera or two.

Sunday Morning Ride: More Than a Ride and Less Than a Race

The Sunday Morning Ride in San Francisco's Bay Area has become an integral part of the northern California motorcycling scene.

Racer Profile: Nick Hargis

Nick Hargis was been riding since he was 4; not surprising for a Sportsman 750 class winner.

The Bike in the Barn

We all dream of finding the "bike in the barn," and one motorcycle nut was fortunate enough to find a 1949 Vincent Black Shadow.

Rides & Destinations: Laughlin, Nevada

Inexpensive and a convenient launch point for other destinations, Laughlin, Nevada, offers plenty for touring motorcyclists.

Ten Years Later

Thanks for helping make the dream of Motorcycle Classics come true!

Low Canadian Dollar Means Savings for U.S. Customers

American buyers can take advantage of the weak Canadian dollar through Walridge Motors.

Butler Motorcycle Maps Releases Oregon Map

New Oregon map by Butler Motorcycle Maps showcases more than 5,300 miles of the best motorcycle roads in the Pacific Northwest.

Summer Motorcycle Season Brings Higher Accident Claims

Infographic highlighting the summer motorcycle season accident and claims patterns released.

The Emerald Coast, Florida

The Emerald Coast is a great riding destination year-round with fantastic seafood and scenery.

Geoff Duke: First Gentleman of Racing

Remembering world champion Geoff Duke, who passed away at the age of 92.

Hands-On

We're planning a special vintage motorcycle project in response to your reader survey input.

What a BEAUTIFUL Norton!

In which one old Norton and one female person do 900 miles together.

Rides and Destinations: Crater Lake, Oregon

Rides and Destinations: Crater Lake, Oregon

The Flying Irishman

The extraordinary life of The Flying Irishman, Denny Edwards.

Collecting Classic Motorcycles

We all have our own definition of what constitutes a classic motorcycle, and it’s not always dollar value.

Take the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Survey

The Antique Motorcycle Foundation needs you to tell them why you love vintage bikes and what motivates you to ride.

Authentic Old West: Bisbee, Arizona

The authentic Old West town of Bisbee, Arizona is a must-visit destination that will not die.

Motorcycle Enthusiasts: Taking the Pulse

Every new issue gives readers the opportunity to provide input for our editors, join our Editorial Advisory Group to get in on the action!

Rides and Destinations: The USS Midway Museum, San Diego, California

Spend a day exploring the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California.

2014 Benelli Vintage Tour

The 2014 Benelli Vintage Tour is vintage motorcycle touring, Italian style.

Getting Small: Lightweight Motorcycles

Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus explains how a 1976 Suzuki GT185 helped him rediscover the joys of lightweight motorcycles.

On the Road, Italian Style in the Vintage Benelli Tour

Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus shares his experience on the Vintage Benelli Tour in Italy.

Rides and Destinations: Genoa, Nevada

Visit the town of Genoa, Nevada, a hidden treasure filled with history.

Rides and Destinations: The Oregon Coast Highway

Visit the Oregon Coast Highway, a mostly two-lane road running up the Pacific Shoreline.

A Love for Motorcycles

The following was written by reader and rider Max Paley after being sideswiped by a taxi on his Kawasaki Concours.

Royal Enfield Continental GT: Saddle time with CEO Siddhartha Lal

Editor Richard Backus joins with other journalists in a ride around the California countryside with Royal Enfield’s CEO Siddhartha Lal.

Rides and Destinations: Big Bear, California

Ride the Rim of the World Highway on the way to Big Bear, California.

Barber Museum Named World’s “Largest Motorcycle Museum” by Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records just named the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum the “Largest Motorcycle Museum” in the world.

Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum: Naubinway, Michigan

Visit the Top of the Lake Snowmobile museum in Naubinway, Michigan.

Road Memories

Road memories of a Norton on two-lane roads.

Destinations: Lake Isabella

Visit Lake Isabella, Calif., and ride the Caliente-Bodfish Road, Isabella Walker Pass Road and more.

Motorcycle Touring Destinations: San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

Head south where it’s warm for your motorcycle touring: Visit San Felipe, Baja, Mexico.

Starting Small: An Introduction to Riding

Starting small is a great introduction to riding motorcycles.

Motorcycle Riding in the Colorado Rockies

Ray Roske sent us a fun group of photos taken in the mid-1950s that show a bunch of guys adventure-riding in the Colorado Rockies aboard old hard-tail Harley-Davidson 74s, with a few BSAs thrown in for good measure.

A Classic Indian Motorcycle Collection, Massachusetts

A peak at the classic Indian motorcycle collection on display at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Mass.

South America by Motorcycle

Neale Bayly recounts his motorcycle tour of Central America and South America 15 years ago.

3,754 Miles and 38 days on a 1973 Honda CB750

Anders Carlson  shares his experience riding 3,754 Miles and 38 days on a 1973 Honda CB750.

Biking Across the US With My Velocette Venom Clubman

Their relationship was difficult at times, but when the author went biking across the US in 1965 a Velocette Venom was the machine that carried him the whole way.

Don't Hide Classic Bikes, Ride Them

Much as we love them, never forget Classic bikes didn't start life as classics. They were made to be ridden.

Parting Shots: House Bike Back from Sturgis

Here's a house bike that literally has everything but the kitchen sink.