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Reviews by Kevin Morris who teaches motorcycle safety classes in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX.

Yamaha FJ-09 test ride and review

Yamaha FJ-09 test ride and review

This is one of my favorite bikes I have ridden in a while.  It was a real pleasure to do the Yamaha FJ-09 review. If I was in the market for a mid-sized sport touring bike the FJ-09 would be…
 
Yamaha FZ-10 (MT-10) review

Yamaha FZ-10 (MT-10) review

I went to a local dealer last week to do some demo rides.  It was a Yamaha sponsored ride so they had a good selection of new Yamahas available to test ride. One of the bikes I got to ride…
 
Best street motorcycles by category

Best street motorcycles by category

Cycle World has released their best street motorcycle list for 2016. The motorcycles are broken down into the following categories: best cruiser, best adventure motorcycle, best lightweight street motorcycle, best touring motorcycle, best standard motorcycle, best middleweight street motorcycle, best…
 
Why does Honda build motorcycles that no one wants?

Why does Honda build motorcycles that no one wants?

Let me get this out of the way, I like Honda Motorcycles.  The Honda Valkyrie that I owned was one of the best motorcycles I have ever owned. I have ridden many Hondas and I appreciate their build quality, reliability…
 
Honda CBR250RR – First Pictures

Honda CBR250RR – First Pictures

The first photos of the highly anticipated Honda CBR250RR have been released. It is a good looking bike from Honda that fills a highly selling niche in the motorcycle industry; 300cc and below sport bikes.  The Honda CBR250RR does not…
 
Honda VFR1200X Adventure Tourer – review

Honda VFR1200X Adventure Tourer – review

The Honda VFR1200X, is finally available at dealerships in the U.S. No matter what type of Adventure Touring you are looking for Honda has an answer? If you want an off-road capable bike that can still do street Honda has…
 
Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler

Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler

Another Scrambler will soon be on the market.  This time Yamaha is restyling their Yamaha Bolt to create the 2017 Yamaha SCR950.  Scramblers are the bike to build these days. Currently Ducati, Triumph and BMW with the new R NineT…
 
Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L photos leaked

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L photos leaked

A true adventure bike from Honda has been rumored for some time.  At last years EICMA show Honda actually had a “prototype” of a Honda adventure bike.  Well it appears that these rumors will come to fruition as many sources…
 
A simple philosophy:

A simple philosophy:

Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. Yesterday was one of the best days I have ever spent on a motorcycle. It was not good because of what I was riding, it was not good because of…
 
My “new” 1999 Honda Valkyrie

My “new” 1999 Honda Valkyrie

If you follow RiderGroups closely, you are probably aware that I have been looking at Adventure Bikes lately–most notably the Triumph Tiger 800.  So, how did I end up on 1999 Honda Valkyrie?  I posted an article a few weeks…
 
Yamaha Super Tenere Owner’s Review

Yamaha Super Tenere Owner’s Review

Flashback- Spring ’12: My other half & I went to our local YamaHonda dealer on a invite to participate in one of their ‘ride to dinner ‘ events. All interested gather near closing time with bikes at the ready and…
 
2014 Honda Valkyrie…it’s back!

2014 Honda Valkyrie…it’s back!

Honda originally made their power cruiser, the Honda Valkyrie from 1996 – 2003. The Valkyrie was a beast of a motorcycle with the 1,520 cubic centimeter, flat six engine from the Honda Goldwing in the body of cruiser. The Valkyrie…
 
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Z1000SX

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Z1000SX

I have to admit I am a sucker for sport bikes. I like the design, look and style of a sport bike like the Honda CBR1000 or the Ducati Panigale (man what a beautiful bike). I like everything about sport…