First Ride Impressions: 2013 Honda Grom 125cc

Employee's wife poses on his Grom in front of our retail store

Honda has been selling this epic little beast overseas as the MSX125 since early 2013.  I’ve had my eye on it since I first heard pre-release rumors of its coming debut this side of the Pond.  Several friends of mine had pre-ordered them as early as July. Last week, one of our employees here at Motorcycle Closeouts bought one.

Gear Review: Caught in the Rain – Fly 2-Piece Rain Suit

Laurie in Fly Rainsuit

Like many of the employees here at MotorcycleCloseouts, I frequently ride to work.  Unlike any other employee, I don’t have a choice; a motorcycle is currently my sole form of transportation.  And unlike more fortunate areas of this country, Kansas City does not have consistently ideal motorcycling weather.  Not only can it be unfriendly to riders in the KC area, it can be unpredictable.

New Bikes: KTM 390 Duke

ktm duke 390

I used to own a KTM 690 Duke III back before I bought my Harley. Yeah, I know a Harley isn’t anything like a Duke.  The Duke was a frickin’ huge 650 something CC single-cylinder thump-monster while the Harley is a twin-cylindered thumper of a different kind.  The Harley isn’t as fun during track days.  It doesn’t wheelie as easily.  It’s not nearly as tall in the seat, but it also… Read More