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Gaerne Dakar Gtx Boots | Gear Review

Riding on technical off-road terrain can be hard on feet, ankles, and lower legs. During stand-up riding, one?s full bodyweight is carried on the ...

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A Bmw Custom Inspired By A Snickers Bar (yes, Really)

What we do know that he’s the go-to guy for all of Rough Crafts‘ bodywork. He has only partial use of his right hand after an accident. ...

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2022 Indian Scout Rogue | First Ride Review

The Rogue in Storm Blue is a beguiling mix of darkness and color with a few flashes of brightwork. Photos by Barry Hathaway. The Rogue is latest ve ...

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‘La Monica’. Moto Guzzi Le Mans III by Dirty Sev

Written by Tim Huber. By far one of the most significant decades in American automotive history, the 1950s gave rise to some of the most iconic vehic ...

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New Gear: Joe Rocket Reactor 3.0 Jacket

Joe Rocket Reactor 3.0 Jacket. Mesh" Leather" Why not both" Joe Rocket?s Reactor 3.0 jacket is made from a combination of Free Air m ...

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2019 Triumph Rocket 3 R/GT | First Look Review

Triumph has given its Rocket 3 muscle bike a major makeover, with the new Rocket 3 GT touring cruiser (left) and Rocket 3 R roadster (right) both powe ...

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Meat Us in Sturgis

Something about being on the open road all day on a motorcycle unleashes the caveman meat-eating side of me. You" Hmmmm, that inspires some sort ...

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Rescue Mission: A Penton Mint 400 restomod from Chi-Jers

It’s not often that we cross paths with a Penton, much less one that’s been customized. But when we spotted this terrifically reworked Mi ...

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SCHIENENZEPPELIN: Honda CB400 by 2VMotos

Written by Martin Hodgson For a university student who just wants to build motorcycles, all that time stuck in front of a computer can suck the life ...

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Harley-Davidson Ramps Up Its Presence At The 79th Annual Stu

New Harley headquarters at Pappy Hoel Campground features LiveWire electric motorcycle demos, custom bike displays and workshops. Begin press release: ...

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The Misfit: When building a CB750 becomes therapy

Mike LaFountain has been working on vintage motorcycles since he was 17, and he?s a perfectionist. His creations are nut-and-bolt perfect; they attra ...

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Level Up! Upgrading Your Riding Apparel Armor

Our riding apparel serves two major functions: it protects us from abrasion (sliding along the ground) and impact (hitting the ground or other objects ...

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Bohn Cool-Air Mesh Armored Shirt and Pants | Gear Revie

Bohn Body Armor Cool-Air Mesh Armored Shirt and Pants. As our feature “Level Up!” makes clear, an important part of preparing for a mot ...

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Learn the Basics of Motorcycle Maintenance at City College o

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in a motorcycle shop" Or just want to learn how to change the oil on your motorcycle but don̵ ...

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New Release: KLIM Switchback Cargo Pant

Check out the new KLIM Switchback for a motorcycle pant that meets the demands of the outdoorsman. Begin Press Release:  NEW FOR KLIM 626 SERIES: TH ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 28 July, 2019

Let’s all gawp at the latest oddity from Curtiss Motorcycles, and then drool over a fabulous retro kit for the Kawasaki Z900 and a killer Sport ...

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Lo-fi Perfection: A Harley 883 Bobber from Canada

Technology moves at a relentless place?and the motorcycle industry can’t escape it. Just the other day I was riding an electric motorcycle with ...

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WILD CHILD: Husqvarna Vitpilen by Outsiders Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson From the moment the first concept was spied at the 2014 EICMA show in Italy, the Husqvarna Vitpilen had the motorcycle worl ...

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Stayin’ Safe: Countersteering

This exaggerated static demonstration illustrates the countersteering effect. The rider presses forward on the right end of the handlebar to make the ...

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Rider Magazine, July 2019

Rider magazine cover, July 2019. You mention in Road Tales (“Ten Million Motorcycle Enthusiasts" Wow!,” July 2019) how complicate ...

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New Combo Pen from TouchUpDirect

Can’t decide if that nasty scratch would be best covered by TouchUpDirect’s Pen, or maybe the Brush" Relaxate! Now you can get both i ...

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The Revival X Royal Enfield ?Desert Runner? Interceptor

It?s never shouted from the rooftops, but custom builders occasionally get pre-production versions of new bikes before they are revealed to the publi ...

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‘Xaver Justus’ Yamaha XJ600 by Motopola

Written by Martin Hodgson When you embark on the journey of building a custom motorcycle half the battle can be in simply picking the base you choose ...

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2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire | First Ride Review

Harley-Davidson?s new LiveWire electric motorcycle is seriously sporty, shockingly fast and whisper-quiet–everything a typical Harley isn?t. And ...

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Tech Q&A: Replacing Riding Boots

Q: This question is short; I hope the response is longer. When is it time to replace riding boots" – David Fulmer, Punta Gorda, Florida ...

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Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition | Sneak Peek

Illustration of the forthcoming Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition. Triumph, exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship, ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 11, SS10 & Podium: The Silk Ro

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 11, the final day of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Da ...

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Beach Bum: A big wheel Yamaha XSR custom from France

Yamaha’s latest push into the European custom scene has yielded some of the best XSR builds yet. The most recent Yard Built initiative involves ...

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URBAN FIGHTER: Kawasaki Ninja 250R by Droog Moto

Words by Tim Huber. Since 2016, husband and wife team, Max and Erica Droog have been building custom bikes under the banner of Droog Moto. The Washin ...

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Harley-Davidson FXDR Drag Bikes Dominate In Pro Stock Motorc

Harley-Davidson is still going strong in the world of drag racing. Begin press release: An all-new motorcycle body added momentum to the Harley-David ...

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Macchina Estrema: Simone Conti?s radical Aprilia SXV550

In the custom world, Simone Conti marches to the beat of a different drum. He?s not into retro throwbacks, old school vibes or stealthy upgrades. He ...

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KUPFERNICKEL. BMW R80 build by Jason Ralls & Rogue Moto

Words and photos by Jeremy Hammer  ?I didn?t know if it was going to be fantastic or a frankenstein,? are the words that rolled out of Jason Ralls m ...

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Muc-Off Introduces Snow Foam

Rinse, lather, and repeat… Begin press release: Muc-Off, the independent UK-based motor care and performance specialist, announces the wide-sca ...

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Marc Holstein shoots Japanese custom motorcycles

Japanese custom motorcycle culture can seem like a closed shop to Westerners. Granted, there?s the annual Mooneyes show, and a few builders have cast ...

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RACE TO THE CLOUDS: 2008 Yamaha YZ450F

Written by Martin Hodgson The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb joins the Isle of Man TT as the two most prestigious and legendary time trials in a ...

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MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro and Superveloce 800 Serie O

In total, these 600 motorcycles (300 apiece) sold out in days after a social media pre-order launch. Impressive. Begin press release: MV Agusta annou ...

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Dirty 30: Bolt Motor Co.’s BMW street scrambler

We’d love to peak behind the curtain at Bolt Motor Co. Shop boss Adrián Campos is also the sporting director for Campos Racing, and Bolt is ba ...

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SUPERSIZED. Yamaha XT1100 by Slowbuilt.

To say the Yamaha XT500 is a legendary bike would be an understatement. More than 40 years later, it is still one of the best thumpers in motorcycle ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 7/8, SS6 & SS7: Going Fast to

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 7/8 of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 7/8, SS6 &am ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 9, SS8: They?re All Duned

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 9 of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 9, SS8: They?r ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 10, SS9: Shorty Shines in Stage Nin

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 10 of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 10, SS9: Shor ...

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Vigilante: A Royal Enfield cafe racer from Jaipur

We?ve been keeping an eye on Rajputana Customs for a while now, and it looks like we?re not the only ones. The Jaipur City shop has a tidy business i ...

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New Gear: Helibars for BMW K 1600 B and Grand America

Helibars on a BMW K 1600 B. HeliBars, maker of adjustable handlebars and risers, has developed a new handlebar for the BMW K 1600 B and K 1600 Gran ...

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Review: Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

The LiveWire is unlike anything else on the market. On one hand, it’s an electric vehicle from a company that built its heritage on petrol-powe ...

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WORK OF ART: ‘Bauhaus 100’ BMW F 850GS by Krautm

Written by Martin Hodgson Exactly a hundred years ago German architect Walter Gropius founded Staatliches Bauhaus, an art school whose philosophy was ...

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New Tour: Europe Royale With Adriatic Moto Tours

Europe Royale Tour with Adriatic Moto Tours. Collect some stamps in your passport and enjoy stunning scenery, delicious food and, of course, amazin ...

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BRAT RACE. Kawasaki KZ440 by AMP Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson Take a project of any kind, particularly the weekend tinkering approach, and for generations the world over Fathers and Son ...

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New Gear: Missed Shifts

Missed Shifts, by Jerry Smith. Missed Shifts ($22) is a collection of stories, essays and articles from veteran motojournalist and longtime Rider c ...

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Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 | First Look Re

The limited-edition Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916 celebrates the silver anniversary of Ducati’s most iconic motorcycle. (Images courte ...

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2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M | First Look Review

The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1M (left) and YZF-R1 (right) benefit from engine refinements, new electronics and suspension upgrades. Photos courtesy Yamaha. ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 14 July, 2019

Ducati and BMW raid their archives to create special editions of their most legendary bikes. Plus a Freddie Spencer tribute Honda, and a Harley-David ...

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BMW R80 By Mandrill Garage

Mandrill Garage ...

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Cardo Packtalk Bold | Gear Review

Cardo’s new Packtalk Bold features DMC mesh communication technology, Natural Voice Operation and audio by JBL. Photos courtesy Cardo. Wirele ...

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CP3: JvB-Moto’s ballistic Yamaha XSR900 custom

After an incredible seven years, Yamaha?s Yard Built custom program is still firing on all cylinders. In 2012 it kicked off with the Wrenchmonkees? i ...

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RUNS IN THE BLOOD. 1977 Yamaha XT500

We all have family heirlooms that have been passed down from generation to generation. Like expensive silverware, bone china plates, antique furnitur ...

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Fifth Annual Veterans Charity Ride to Feature Record Number

Image courtesy Indian Motorcycle/Veterans Charity Ride. The 5th annual Veterans Charity Ride (VCR), in partnership with Indian Motorcycle, will fea ...

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2019 Harley-Davidson FLHT Electra Glide Standard | Firs

With Harley?s iconic batwing fairing, cruising was comfortable on the outskirts of the Ocala National Forest near Daytona Beach, Florida. Photos by Br ...

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Indian Partners with Veterans Charity Ride “Motorcycle

Indian reaffirmed its support for the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis. The non-profit Veterans Charity Ride seeks to help vets readjust to civilian l ...

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Yamaha Scrambler: An XSR700 that evokes the IT enduros

Any custom Yamaha XSR700 we feature is sure to spark discussion about the base bike’s design. The XSR700 draws criticism for its cluttered mech ...

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BAVARIA TO BEIJING. BMW R80 by Mandrill Garage

Written by Martin Hodgson Beijing might be one of the world’s largest and oldest cities, with an ever-expanding motorcycle manufacturing indust ...

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BMW K1100 By Unikat Motorworks

Unikat Motorworks ...

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Retrospective: 1960-1964 Tohatsu CA2 Runpet Sport 50cc

1962 Tohatsu Runpet Sport 50cc. Owner: Cliff Shoening, Bremerton, Washington. This little charmer was in the first wave of Japanese bikes to enter ...

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Limited Edition Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 to

A couple of weeks ago, Motorcycle.com received spy photos of a new Panigale V4 on a race track. Based on its livery, Troy Siahaan guessed it may be a ...

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Lego Reveals Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Kit

Lego and Harley-Davidson have teamed up to release a new kit for building a replica Fat Boy. The latest in what the Danish toy company’s Lego Cr ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 4, SS3: Invading the Land of the ?K

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 4 of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 4, SS3: Invadi ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 5, SS4: One Steppe at a Time

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 5 of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 5, SS4: One St ...

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Showstopper: A 21st century boardtracker wows The Quail

The Quail Gathering is the motorcycle equivalent of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: a world-class display of rarified exotica and immacul ...

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Riding a Thousand Miles of Arizona Highways

Red rocks provide the backdrop for Sedona, the New Age capital of Arizona. Photos by the author. April in the Southwest means perfect temperatures ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 3, SS2: A Dish Best Served Bitter

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 3 of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 3, SS2: A Dish ...

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Kawasaki Joins Lifestyle Neighborhoods at 2019 AIMExpo

Kawasaki doubles down on its presence at the 2019 AIMExpo in Columbus, Ohio.  Begin Press Release:  KAWASAKI TAKES ADVANTAGE OF NEW LIFESTYLE NEIGH ...

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Have your say and win $500 to spend on moto gear

Fancy winning a voucher for US$500 to spend on products from Rizoma, REV?IT! or NEXX" Then let us know what you think of the finalists in the Ri ...

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FULL BLOWN. Supercharged Honda CB550 by Popbang Classics

Written by Martin Hodgson | Photography by Kenny Smith All that glitters is certainly not gold; what was supposed to be a quality custom café racer ...

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Rider Magazine, June 2019

Cover of the June 2019 issue of Rider magazine. The “Thousand Miles of Arizona Highways” was a nice article. However, the aut ...

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New Gear: Bohn Body Armor Base Layers

Bohn Body Armor Base Layer Shirt. For more than 20 years, riders have been wearing Bohn Body Armor?s lightweight, cool and comfortable armored shir ...

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2019 BMW R nineT /5 | First Look Review

BMW has announced a new R nineT /5 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its iconic /5 (“slash five”) series. Images courtesy BMW Motorra ...

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KTM RC4R Would Make A Really Cool Streetbike

Alas, it’s destined as the spec bike for the new Northern Talent Cup. Oh well. It’s nice to dream, right" Begin press release: The N ...

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OVRLANDR. Harley-Davidson Sportster by Combustion Industries

Written by Ian Lee. As time goes on, the number of niche custom motorcycle categories increases. Flat tracker, becomes a street tracker, with a touch ...

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Stayin’ Safe: Fueling Risk

With multiple entrances and vehicles constantly flowing in and out, a busy gas station is one of the most foreboding intersections a rider will encoun ...

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New Gear: Corbin BMW R 1200 or R 1250 GS Saddle

Corbin front and rear saddles on a BMW R 1250 GS. Improve your 2013-2019 BMW R 1200 or R 1250 GS model?s comfort with a new Corbin saddle. Its more ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 1, Tech and Podium

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing live daily coverage of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 1, Tech & ...

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2019 Silk Way Rally: Day 2, Attack of the Siberian Taiga

Our friends from WESTx1000 are out at the 2019 Silk Way Rally bringing coverage from Day 2 of the event.  Begin Press Release:  Day 2, SS1: Attack ...

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Tuuli Takes Inaugural MotoE Win in Germany

If the first MotoE race wasn’t much more exciting than yesterday’s German MotoGP, at least it was mercifully short, at just seven laps. Al ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 7 July, 2019

We’ve got two very different track bikes on offer this week: a modern BMW endurance racer, and a Ducati 999 from XTR Pepo. Plus a XSR700 rally ...

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Venier reimagines the Guzzi Nuovo Falcone for 2020

Moto Guzzi has a rich legacy of building motorcycles for Italy’s civil servants. The V7 of 1967 was originally designed as a police bike, and i ...

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WORLD FIRST: Supercharged Harley-Davidson Street 750

As the dust settles on 4th of July celebrations in America, we thought this Evel Knievel tribute Harley-Davidson Street 750 by Number 8 Wire Motorcyc ...

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New Gear: Scorpion Red Power Exhaust

Scorpion Red Power Exhaust. Moto Machines is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for English exhaust manufacturer Scorpion, and it has a new “ ...

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Zero XP: Untitled explores an electric future

A few short months after Zero Motorcycles revealed its newest SR/F model, the California electric motorcycle manufacturer has unveiled the Zero XP, a ...

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Triumph over adversity: A vintage bobber built from parts

It takes a measure of blood, sweat and tears to build a good custom motorcycle. And then there are the tricky projects that call for an even higher l ...

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METAL WIZARD. Alonze 600 Special.

Written by Martin Hodgson. In the European guild system, the path to becoming a Master Craftsman is a long and laborious task that ensures only the v ...

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New Gear: X-Lite X-903 Full-Face Helmet

X-Lite X-903 Full-Face Helmet. The X-903 is X-Lite?s new top-of-the-line touring helmet, with a composite fiber (carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass) she ...

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New Gear: Fly Racing FL-2 Gloves

Fly Racing FL-2 Gauntlet Glove. Hit the twisties in style and protection with the FL-2 gauntlet glove by Fly Racing. This full-featured sport glove ...

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Riding Vermont’s Route 100 From Massachusetts to Memph

Vermont is still a state full of small farms. Photos by the author. Vermont is a four-season state. It offers great skiing in the winter, sweet map ...

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2020 Husqvarna FS450 Available September 2019

The 2020 Husqvarna FS450 remains mostly unchanged from the previous model year with 2020 models arriving in September 2019.  Begin Press Release:  ...