100+ Years of Indian Motorcycles

Riding their 2020 offerings, we find the century-old motorbike brand continues to deliver

Founded in 1897, the Hendee Manufacturing Company would produce bicycles under the name “American Indian” and then simply “Indian.” The brand then assumed the name Indian Motorcycle Co in 1901 and launched a prototype and two production units. They began to sell motorcycles to the general public in 1902, and one year later co-founder Oscar Hedstrom set the then motorcycle world speed record of 56mph. In …

Alpinestars’ Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists

The new Tech-Air Street System detects crashes and deploys in milliseconds to protect the wearer's vital organs

Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment of collision to protect the wearer like a body-surrounding-airbag—the company has fulfilled its promise to bring the Tech-Air technology to street riders with the recent launch of the Tech-Air street airbag system. …

Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler

The exciting, retro-inspired motorcycle opens new doors for the performance-driven Italian superbike-maker

Originally introduced in 1962 exclusively in the United States, the Ducati Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylindar thumper on par with much of the enduro-style bikes coming out of Japan at the time. In 1968, its stateside popularity led to the launch of the bike in the European market. But enthusiasm didn’t last long, and production stopped in ’75. Now, exactly 40 years later, the legendary …