Updating an Icon: The 2018 Ducati Monster 821

Taking inspiration from the 1993 model, a tweaked motorbike that's sure to impress

by Andrew Maness It’s been 25 years since Ducati launched the naked sport-bike segment with the M900, and since then they’ve moved 323,000 iterations of the Monster—making it the most popular bike in the history of the brand. It’s fitting then that the 2018 Monster 821 has received a number of upgrades, some borrowed from the top of the line Monster 1200 and some drawn …

Test Drive: 2019 Lexus ES

The vehicle turns 30 with many big questions in tow

by Andrew Maness The 2019 ES marks a new chapter for both the stalwart sedan and Lexus overall. While it’s now riding on the same solid GA-K platform that underpins two other dramatically improved models—the Toyota Camry and Avalon—the bigger news is that the ES is now available in F-Sport, in addition to the base ES350 and ES350 Hybrid options. Clearly the addition of the …

Edgar Heinrich, Head Of Design at BMW Motorrad, on the Concept 9cento

Unveiled at this year's Concorso d’Eleganza, a high-end super-bike made for adventures

by Andrew Maness Perched on the western shore of Lake Como just a five-minute boat ride from the famous grounds of Villa d’ Este lies the equally stunning, but lesser-known Villa Erba. Built in the 19th Century by Luigi Erba, whose brother Carlo accrued great wealth by founding Italy’s first pharmaceutical company, Villa Erba was inherited by Luigi’s daughter Carla and later her son, the …