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OC Motorcycle has diverse rental bike offerings and the BMW GS1200R, a powerful yet nimble sport bike that can handle the diverse riding we have here in Southern California, is no exception. The GS has been in BMW’s line-up since 1980 and only a few changes have been made over the past two years for…

Not long ago, the MV Agusta F3 675 was crowned “the world’s best looking 600”. With sleek, track and racing-inspired styling, one can see how this title most deservedly came about. The F3 has been a staple on the track for years and has just recently (in February 2017) taken the number one spot for…

With spring comes warmer weather and the thawing of snow in our local Southern California mountains. There’s nothing quite like turning off the freeway and heading up into higher elevations, twisty mountain roads and pine-scented fresh air. Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear are located in the San Bernadino mountain range and are within easy riding…

MV Agusta’s Brutale models are bikes that will get attention wherever you take them. The Italians know design, from clothing and architecture to automobiles and the Brutale is a fine example of sleek, minimalist beauty on two wheels. Known as a “naked” for its bare bones styling, the Brutale is free of farings that would…

Moto Guzzi’s V7 model was first introduced in 1967 and quickly became the company’s bestseller. Fifty years later, the V7 is celebrated with a few upgrades and changes, four beautiful models, including a limited-edition anniversary model, all while still retaining the integrity of the motorcycles and company that the public has always looked to them…

For Harley-Davidson’s 2015 line of motorcycles, the company compiled information and data culled from riders which they used to improve their bikes according to consumers’ Wish Lists. This resulted in Project Rushmore and bikes like the Road King were created to meet the needs and wishes of those that wanted some changes made to the…

Once again, Moto Guzzi is catering to the U.S. market and more specifically, the West Coast with this model. Born in the Italian Alps, the California Touring bike keeps its tasteful design while appealing to the big bike market traditionally dominated by Harley-Davidson here in the States. While a 1400cc (1380, to be precise) V-Twin…

The Honda Rebel was first introduced by the motorcycle manufacturer in 1985. Hoping to catch on with the young and hip MTV generation, the simple motorcycle had the aesthetics of a cruiser, but none of the power, weight or expense. The Rebel was used by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia in…

One of my favorite places to go for the day or weekend is Idyllwild. Located in the San Jacinto Mountain range in Riverside County, this little mountain town is overflowing with charm and beauty. The most direct route is to take CA-55N to CA-91E. After about 35 miles, you will merge onto the CA-60E toward…

The motorized scooter or Vespa (‘wasp” in Italian) was first invented by Piaggio & C. S.p.A. in 1946 as a viable and affordable mode of transportation right after WWII. It was introduced to the public in Rome and was met with a mixture of skepticism and praise. Undaunted, the company produced 2,484 units and only…