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Oldest New Bike: The Tw200 Hasn’t Changed In 35 Years

I recently had the opportunity to throw a leg over a 1996 Yamaha TW200. Or was It a 2008" Or a 1988" Who cares, they?re all the same bike. For 35 yea ...

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2024 Bmw R 18 Roctane | First Ride Review

The new black midrise handlebar and blacked-out powertrain on the R 18 Roctane definitely make it stand out from its siblings. In my early days wi ...

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Bmw Museum Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years Of Bmw Motorrad

The BMW Museum in Munich, Germany, opened its 100 Years of BMW Motorrad exhibit on May 12 in celebration of the company’s centennial. More than ...

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Spread The Word: Ride To Work Day Is Monday, June 19

Being visible, which includes wearing bright apparel and a light-colored helmet, is an important part of motorcycle safety while commuting. (Photos b ...

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Fine Tuning: The evolution of Auto Fabrica’s new SR500

In the custom world, stagnation is terminal. Which is why top outfits like Auto Fabrica are constantly evolving. And their new Yamaha SR500 ‘Ty ...

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TEN BUCK COFFEE. Kott Motorcycles? ?79 Honda CB750 Cafe Race

Written by Martin Hodgson You don’t have to spend long on the internet before you’re confronted with those ever annoying pop up ads; the ...

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Road & Track: A streetable Seeley G50 from NYC Norton

I?m sure most folks have a ?lottery list? of bikes they?d put in their garage if they won big. And on my own mental list I have a restomod Commando f ...

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MULE VARIATIONS. The ?Ruppert?s Ride? Harley 883 Tracker fro

Written by Marlon Slack San Diego?s Mule Motorcycles know exactly what they?re doing. They nearly exclusively produce performance trackers. And not j ...

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2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 | Road Test Review

The 2018 Fat Bob boasts better-than-the-cruiser-average lean angle, but non-existant peg feelers leave little room for error once you start scraping. ...

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Full Spectrum Power Debuts New Lightweight Lithium Powerspor

Full Spectrum Power has produced its new line of built-in-the-USA batteries with Intelligent Pulse Technology (IPT) which features intelligent batter ...

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Rich Oliver’s Mystery School Announces New Classes and

One of our favorite riding schools, Rich Oliver’s Mystery School, has just announced some new training courses as well as their schedule for the ...

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URBANE WARFARE. Cardsharper Customs? Camouflage K100 Cafe Ra

Written by Andrew Jones Think you love custom bikes" Then consider the work of Poland’s Jacek Mulak. After spending most of 2017 consider ...

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Riding Gear - Speedway 40L Backpack

For a great weekend trip away on your motorcycle you need a good pack. The wrong one can leave you with a sore back, soaked clothes, or not enough gea ...

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Pablo Quintanilla Claims Victory at Abu Dhabi Desert Challen

Defending Cross-Country Rallies World Champion, Pablo Quintanilla, wins the opening round of the 2018 season at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in the ...

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AGV’s New K-1 Helmet is Here. Sort of.

Hmmm, this release came from AGV’s UK distributor. If the new K-1 helmet isn’t in the US yet, it soon should be. AGV Press Release: K-1 i ...

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One of One: A very limited edition Guzzi V11 from Japan

Would you customize a limited edition motorcycle" Moto Guzzi only built 600 units of the V11 Sport Scura, but that didn’t stop Kenji Katsu ...

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A VIEW TO A THRILL. NCT?s ?Spectre? BMW R1100S Scrambler

Written by Andrew Jones With original late 70s and early 80s BMW twins now becoming as rare as first edition Superman comics, Tasmanian Tigers or sig ...

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BMW R65 By Bad Winners

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Skin Deep - Honda CM400 Cafe Racer

One of the things that isn?t often talked about when we feature a custom motorcycle build is what condition the donor bike was in. Buying secondhand m ...

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Re-Cycling: 1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR650

The Gen 1 (first generation) KLR650 might be one of the best used-bike buys in its category, and maybe some others as well. “Re-Cycling” i ...

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Fastrack Riders Ramp Up For Spring Track Days

Join Fastrack Riders as they gear up for Spring 2018.  Begin Press Release: Spring Is Finally Here! Upcoming Event @ ACS April 6, 7 & 8 We are ...

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Hot Rod Alice: A Honda CB750K ten years in the making

Custom builders often cringe at the sight of their first project. But not Craig Marleau of California’s Kick Start Garage. He still has a soft ...

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Harley Davidson Shovelhead 1977 By Hookie Co.

Hookie Co.Harley Davidson Shovelhead 1977 By Hookie Co.Donor Bike: 1977 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead Frame Modifications: StockBodywork: Custom oil ...

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Black Panther - Seven Motors ZRX1100

No this isn?t the motorcycle belonging to Marvel?s top-grossing superhero. It is rather the latest build from Italian workshop Seven Motors. At the re ...

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Sources of Power: Touring Some of California’s Powerpl

The natural-gas powerplant in Morro Bay, California, was retired in 2014, but locals hope the plant?s electrical connections will be used to bring wav ...

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Kenda Big Block Paver Tires | Review

There is likely no greater differentiator in the capability of adventure touring bikes, apart from rider skill, than tires. Adventure touring tires ar ...

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Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special | First Ride Review

Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is a more “grown up” member of the stylish, playful Scrambler family. It has a larger engine, bigger dim ...

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The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is MOVING for 2018!

You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, now in its 5th year, has outgrown its previous location and is m ...

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Motorcycle Shippers Ride-In Ride-Out Service

Need a bike moved, shipped or relocated" Motorcycle Shippers offers easy, convenient and even $100 discounted pricing. Keep them in mind next tim ...

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Shock Of The New: This BMW is Hookie’s First Modern Bu

Any garage accustomed to working on older motorcycles has to shift their thinking when customizing a modern machine. With a brand new bike, thereR ...

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A THOUSAND CUTS. ADS Motorcycles? ?Plan-Z? Honda VT750RS Str

Written by Andrew Jones Only those who’ve been on the receiving end of customer feedback will know the pain. Not, ?my coffee’s too hot? o ...

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BMW R80 By The Bike Maker

The Bike Maker ...

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Suzuki and Yoshimura Celebrate 40 Years of Racing Together

We wish Suzuki and Yoshimura many more happy years together.  Begin Press Release: SUZUKI AND YOSHIMURA CELEBRATE 40-YEAR PARTNERSHIP Since 1978 Yos ...

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Marvin Musquin Back on Top With Monster Energy Supercross Wi

We keep saying it, but only because it’s true: there has been just about zero predictability in the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season. Each ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 25 March, 2018

A peek at the turbo’d Yamaha that took top honors at the Forged Invitational show, a wild FZ-09 by Droog Moto, Chris Nelson’s custom Duca ...

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EXTENDED REVIEW: The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS

Written by Marlon Slack The reviews are in and the motorcycle industry has spoken. The new Kawasaki Z900RS is the best handling, best looking, most i ...

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Riding Gear - Icon 1000 AXYS gloves

Builders of inventively unique motorcycles and makers of tough and functional riding gear, Icon 1000 are a company of riders with a stated goal of pro ...

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Kenny Robers’ 7th Annual True American Heroes Weekend

Moving the Seventh Annual True American Heroes Weekend to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering Weekend makes it more accessible to more enthusiasts ? whic ...

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Out Of The Blue: A BMW R60/7 bucking the custom trend

Classic BMW boxers are still über-popular as custom donors?but there’s a downside. As we’ve seen with the Honda CB750 and the Harley-Dav ...

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THE SINGLES SCENE. Ad Hoc Cafe Racers? Yamaha MT-03 Roadster

Written by Marlon Slack Barcelona?s Ad Hoc are a company after our own heart here at Pipeburn. They make bold custom bikes with huge swathes of colou ...

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Royal Enfield By Rajputana Custom Motorcycles

Rajputana Custom Motorcycles ...

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Riding the Iron Butt Rally on a Suzuki GT750 ‘Water Bu

Forget packing light. Anything can happen on the Iron Butt Rally, so you have to be ready for it. Photos by Jerry Anderson, Rick Corwine and Bo Sills. ...

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Ducati Invites All to Join the New Ducati Island Experience

Ducati has a cool new event they call the Ducati Island Experience lined up during the MotoGP weekend in Austin, TX, at Circuit of the Americas, April ...

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Review: The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

We?ve waited so long, and it’s finally here. It was over three years ago, in November 2014, when Husqvarna revealed the Vitpilen 401 concept at ...

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LUCKY PUNK. A Moto Guzzi V7 Racer from Lucky Customs

Written by Martin Hodgson Buying a brand new motorcycle is a big decision for anyone. But to then hand it over with zero mileage on the clock to be c ...

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The Titan - Tamarit Thruxton 900

Turning your passion into a successful business venture is a dream that many of us share. It?s no mean feat, but if what you do strikes a chord with ...

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Big in Japan - Yamaha SR400 Cafe Racer

Sadly it looks like Yamaha's venerable SR400s time is coming to an end. Like so many other motorcycles falling victim to strict emissions rules, Y ...

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Moto-Services.net Vintage Brake Service

The single-piston calipers on my Seca only worked adequately when they were new, so the ravages of time in a shed in Michigan reduced them to little m ...

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Retrospective: 1984-1985 Kawasaki ZX750-E Turbo

1984 Kawasaki ZX750-E Turbo. “If intent is enough to convict, anyone purchasing Kawasaki?s 750 Turbo should have his driver?s license revoked,? ...

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LOST AND FOUND. A Rescued BMW R80 Urban Scrambler From Boxer

Written by Andrew Jones You?ve fantasised about your better half being into bikes as much as you are. Don’t deny it. Riding together. Wrenching ...

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BMW R60/6 1975 By Vintage Steele

Vintage SteeleBMW R60/6 1975 By Vintage Steele"Art and functionality all in one.Originally BMW started making the r60/6 in 1973 up until 1976. It ...

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USA Motorcycle Tour Companies 2018

Photo courtesy of EagleRider. Guided motorcycle tours aren?t just for exotic international locations; there are also many tour companies right here in ...

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Sena Momentum Inc Noise Canceling Helmet Has Begun To Ship

The Sena Momentum Smart Helmet Series have all begun to ship with the exception of the Momentum Pro which includes the integrated 2k camera. We will p ...

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Pirelli Daytona Results Include New Lap Record And 2nd Place

By all accounts the Pirelli Daytona results are quite good: a new overall lap record of 1:45.911 by Stefano Mesa and a second place by Cory West in ...

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Extreme Engineering: The mindboggling Watkins M001

Curiosity is a powerful motivator. When Jack Watkins first spotted Stellan Egeland’s BMW Harrier, he was curious about how the suspension worke ...

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APEX PREDATOR. Macco Motor?s ?Great White? BMW R100RS Cafe R

Written by Andrew Jones Reviving clapped-out road bikes from sheds and garages is all fine and good, but spare a thought for the old racers of years ...

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Triumph Scrambler By Gasoline Motor Co.

Gasoline Motor Co.Triumph Scrambler By Gasoline Motor Co."United by freedom, wanderlust and a sense of getting down and dirty, Sailor Jerry and G ...

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Cut Snake - BMW R100RT café racer

When he?s not working on superyachts Sydney based engineer Brock gets his kicks tinkering with motorcycles. His latest bike is a BMW R100RT which he b ...

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4 PLAY. Meet Heiwa?s Nimble Montesa 4RIDE Scrambler

Written by Andrew Jones Richard Branson once said, “I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying ?yes? than by saying ?no?.? It is a pretty simpli ...

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Valentino Rossi Delivers Third Place Finish in Qatar

The 2018 MotoGP season is finally underway and the first round held in Qatar did not disappoint. Both Movistar Yamaha riders made their way from the b ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 March, 2018

A sinister Yamaha XJR1300, a smokin? hot RD350, a Honda CX500 with R6 suspension, and an 80s-style Hayabusa rocketship. It’s all about the grun ...

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Riding Gear - Ace Cafe Box Hill Jacket

London?s Ace Cafe opened in 1938, became a legendary hub of rock ?n? roll and cafe racer motorcycle culture, then closed in 1969. Thirty or so years l ...

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2018 BMW G 310 GS | First Ride Review

It rained the first half of the day, but after lunch the sun came out, our suits dried out and spirits lifted as we tossed the littlest GS through cor ...

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Don’t Call it a Bitsa: Hello Engine’s Triumph 75

Work on motorcycles long enough, and you’ll amass two things: a pile of leftover parts, and the wisdom to know which of those parts go best tog ...

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LIKE A JUNGLE SOMETIMES. Moto Studio?s V9 Moto Guzzi Urban S

Written by Martin Hodgson When it comes to the Italian brand that is Moto Guzzi, it?s easy to argue that the qualities of individuality and uniquenes ...

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EarthRider 03: Control Lever Setup for Adventure Riding

Using your motorcycle’s control levers (clutch, shifter and front and rear brakes) with smoothness and subtlety is an important aspect of advent ...

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Jared Mees on Top in Season-Opening Daytona TT

The defending AFT Twins champ starts 2018 right where he left off last year, on top and on an Indian. Here’s the whole story from AmericanFlattr ...

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Valentino Rossi And AGV Unveil Soleluna Helmet Design For Qa

In a ritual as anticipated as packing the sweaters away at the end of winter, AGV and Valentino Rossi have unveiled his latest custom designed helmet ...

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Over $6 Million in Contingency Up For Grabs in MotoAmerica F

With this contingency money up for grabs, we just may have to quit our day jobs and go racing instead! Begin Release: COSTA MESA, CA ? March 15, 2018 ...

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Energica Ego Corsa, Official FIM Enel MotoE World Cup Electr

The highly anticipated 2018 MotoGP season is ready to kickoff this weekend in Qatar. Also making its debut is the Energica Ego Corsa, the official FIM ...

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All Eyes On The Prize: A Ducati 250 cafe racer for $25

We never need any excuse to write about Union Motorcycle Classics. Builders Mike Watanabe and Luke Ransom create beautiful machines in their old barn ...

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VENIER, VEDI, VICI. Venier Motorcycles? Moto Guzzi V7 Scramb

Written by Marlon Slack As cool as it is to see a build that screams ?custom,? there?s something to be said for a project that looks like it rolled o ...

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Wabi CB - Rollin Bikes Honda 750

The Japanese aesthetic philosophy of Wabi Sabi can be loosely translated as the acceptance of imperfection and transience. Applying this philosophy to ...

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2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan | First Ride Review

Even with its 21-inch front wheel the Himalayan is quite nimble on the road, but its footpegs touch down easily in corners. Photos courtesy of Royal E ...

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All MotoGP Riders Rely On Brembo Brakes For 2018 Season

We can’t say that we were surprised to learn that all MotoGP riders would be using Brembo Brakes for the 2018 Championship. Begin Press Release ...

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Quail Motorcycle Gathering To Feature Cuisine From Michelin-

If there’s one thing us dirty bikers like more than our motorcycles, it’s food. The Quail Motorcycle Gathering cuisine will offer farm-to- ...

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Valentino Rossi Signs New Two-Year Deal with Movistar Yamaha

Already a nine-time World Champion in Grand Prix racing, Valentino Rossi has just inked a new two year contract extension with Movistar Yamaha. Can Th ...

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Ducati Group: Growing Sales, Turnover and Results in 2017

With bike sales increasing by nearly 30% over the course of the last five years, Ducati has been experiencing a nice growth pattern. With the introduc ...

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Above The Curve: A Swedish KZ650 shaped to perfection

When it comes to iconic 1970s middleweights, the Honda CB750 steals all the limelight. But Kawasaki?s KZ650 was also hugely popular?and easily capabl ...

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I SPRY. Cohn Racer?s ?Agile? Ducati S2R Cafe Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Ducati’s mid-noughties SportClassic, designed by Pierre Terblanche and based on the ludicrously beautiful Ducati MH90 ...

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Jack Daniel?s Limited Edition Indian Scout Bobber SELLS OUT

Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniel’s have collaborated once again to build a limited edition motorcycle. This year, it was the Scout Bobber and ...

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Black Beauty - JM Customs BMW R45

"This project kicked off with a stock 1982 R45 that had laid dormant in our client's garage for almost a decade," says JM Customs worksh ...

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Ray of Sunshine: Daniel Peter’s Yamaha SR500 Scrambler

Scramblers are a hot topic. Build one, and you’re sure to be judged solely by how well equipped it is for hardcore off-piste use. But that̵ ...

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2017 Zero SR | Long-Term Ride Report

For blasting (silently) around town or on short sport rides, the Zero SR is a great choice, with capable suspension and a comfortably upright riding p ...

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2018 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, Vitpilen 401 and Vitpilen 701

Husqvarna’s Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 models will be arriving in U.S. showrooms by the end of the March, with the Vitplien 701 to follow b ...

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The Second Year Push: Red Bull KTM Eye 2018 MotoGP Success

About to enter its sophomore year of MotoGP racing, the Red Bull KTM MotoGP team is ready to take on the stiffest, best-of-the-best competition the wo ...