The Brain Bucket

Jo Kelley

I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.

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Model Overview: 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 Review and Specs

by Jo Kelley

From luxury bikes to thrill rides, Yamaha Motorcycles has a knack for anticipating riders’ needs.   

Long-time riders know how much thought goes into each aspect of a motorcycle. Every O-ring, spark plug, and cylinder in place, every spoke occupying its rightful place on either wheel. It’s this keen attention to detail that bikers are so drawn to, and the 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 leaves no stone unturned.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Things No One Tells You About the MSF Basic RiderCourse

by Jo Kelley

Four Things No One Tells You About the Basic RiderCourse

If you're a beginner motorcycle rider, it's likely you've heard of the MSF Basic RiderCourse. The motorcycle riding class was designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to be the beginner’s entryway into motorcycling and provides you with your MSF endorsement.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Ode to the Kawasaki Vulcan 750: The Most Comfortable Cruiser

by Jo Kelley

The story of the much-loved Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Every motorcycle brand tends to have their strength in style, and because of that, they tend to stay toward a specific sector. Just as Harley-Davidson is likely best known for its geared up and spacious cruisers, other brands excel in different areas.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

The History of Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles

by Jo Kelley

The History of Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles

The Kawasaki Ninja: an assassin of the road and bold enough to create a culture and fan-following all its own.'Ninja' describes the family of Kawasaki sports bikes that came into being in 1984 with the GPZ900R. Since then, the performance of the Ninja has become legendary, and various models have carried the Ninja name onto the road everywhere.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

The Harley V Rod, a Masterpiece of Art and Engineering

by Jo Kelley

The Harley V Rod, a Masterpiece of Art and Engineering

When it comes to classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, they may have the brawn, but they are not without beauty. Some say their motors could pass as art, and perhaps one of best testaments to this statement is the V-Rod.