Test Ride: Canyon’s New “Grizl” Gravel Bike

This user-friendly bicycle proves its capabilities in the Canadian Rockies

Bikepacking is undeniably having a moment, with every element—from bikes to bags, tents and apparel—not only improving, but also transitioning from fringe to the mainstream. Part of this mini revolution is Canyon’s new Grizl gravel bike, the second dedicated gravel bike offered by the German company. Their first was the Grail (released in 2018) which has a longer, lower, more race-geared geometry, whereas the Grizl …

Test Ride: 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660

An impressive Italian machine imbued with emotion

Many motorcycle companies share a common history of having started out manufacturing bicycles—many before World War I, others in the years leading up to World War II. Founded in Noale, Italy in 1946 as a bike manufacturer, Aprilia is one of the younger companies out there and they didn’t start producing motorcycles until Ivano Beggio took the reins from his father in 1968. Even then, …

Inside the Fast-Paced World of American Flat Track Racing

The racing world's lesser-known discipline proves as exhilarating as its counterparts

Formed in 1932 by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Class A Pro Flat Track Racing was the USA’s original extreme sport. Like the early days of the Grand Prix, where carmakers put new technologies to the test, American Flat Track (AFT) was a stage for motorcycle companies to try out innovations that would later be applied to street bikes. Competition in any field yields fertile …