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Aprilia Announces 2023 North America ?aprilia Racers Days? S

If you’ve been yearning for a chance to try an Aprilia in anger on the racetrack, don’t miss one of these days.  Begin press release: ...

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Isle Of Man Tt Rules? For Dummies.

Put your hand up if you?ve been to the Isle of Man TT. Now put it down, you look like a tit. If you?ve been, you?ll probably have a decent idea of ...

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Mixing It Up: A Suzuki Gs 550 Cafe Racer From Poland

We all know that the cafe racer originated in Britain?but these days, the bikes themselves are just as likely to be Japanese. And one of the best Jap ...

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?37 Rikuo Type 97

Written by Martin Hodgson. The theory of Six Degrees of Separation supposes that everyone is six or fewer steps away from any other person in t ...

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KNTT: A sporty Knucklehead from Max Hazan

We’d love a glimpse inside Max Hazan’s head. His machines are elegant and visceral, and we?re left wondering how he actually builds these ...

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RADICAL RACER: Kraftstoffschmiede ‘Achilles’ BM

Written by Martin Hodgson When it was first conceived the Sultans of Sprint race series provided the perfect place for the custom bike builders of E ...

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Suzuki Announces New and Returning 2020 Motorcycles

2020 Suzuki Katana in Solid Black Suzuki has announced new and returning models for its 2020 motorcycle lineup. New models include the modern inter ...

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Fly Racing 9800 Roller Bag by Ogio | Gear Review

Fly Racing 9800 Roller Bag by Ogio. OK, so you finally pulled the trigger on that fly-and-ride motorcycle trip of a lifetime, and it?s time to get ...

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Suzuki Announces Returning 2020 Models

Suzuki’s returning 2020 lineup sees ? wait for it ? new colors! Although the V-Strom 650XT Adventure is kinda newish. However, what’s inte ...

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AIMExpo To Feature ?Sideways Saturday? Indoor Flat Track Rac

Indoor flat track racing is coming to AIMExpo! Begin press release: At the core of powersports are events that support, engage and keep the community ...

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Sign Up To Train With Valentino Rossi At The VR46 Ranch Expe

Spend a day in the VR46 Ranch Experience by Dainese. This kind of opportunity doesn’t come along very often. So, if you’ve ever fantasized ...

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Swedish twins: A pair of vintage café racers from PAAL

For some people, building custom bikes is a sideline?an after-hours escape from the daily grind. For others it?s purely a business, with success meas ...

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Silver Dream Machine: 2LOUD’s Honda CB1100

Based in Taipei City in northern Taiwan, 2LOUD Custom is a one-man show run by Ma ‘Max’ Yicheng. Despite emerging onto the scene only a f ...

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2019 Custom Built Show, Bogotá, Colombia

Written by Marlon Slack. I was in Colombia for twelve hours when a man yelled at me and shoved a pistol in my face. I panicked, reverted to German an ...

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Dorna Releases Provisional 2020 MotoGP Calendar

Dorna has released its provisional 2020 MotoGP Calendar which includes a date change for the Thai GP and the inclusion of the new race in Finland.  B ...

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Abandon All Hope: A futuristic motorcycle from Argentina

Having a regular stream of customer work is a blessing and a curse. Sure, it puts food on the table?but it also usually means working to a brief and ...

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THE STREET RIPPER: Honda SLR650 by Rusty Gold

In the heart of Amsterdam resides a small moto shop called Rusty Gold. Inside you?ll find a plethora of vintage and custom motorcycle parts, accessor ...

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6 Reasons You Should Attend AIMExpo 2019

The 2019 edition of the AIMExpo is only a few short weeks away ? September 26-29 ? in Columbus, Ohio. For many in the US, AIMExpo represents a chance ...

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New Aerostich Transit 3 Jacket and Pants

The Aerostich Transit 3 is back for those looking for ultimate abrasion resistance and waterproof capability.  Begin Press Release:  Aerostich NEW ...

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NEXT GENERATION: Eray Electric Motorcycle

Written by Tim Huber. Over the last few years, it?s become abundantly clear that electric bikes will play an increasingly important role in the motor ...

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Palms to Pines to the Pacific on California Route 74

The Palms to Pines Highway is just what the name would indicate. It?s a climb and descent through a wide spectrum of environments. Photos by the autho ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 25 August, 2019

From cafe racers to scooters, we’re covering interesting ground this week. From the UK we’ve got a stunning Guzzi and a sensible Bonnevil ...

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What goes through a racer?s mind before the flag drops"

The fourth and final episode of Slide has just dropped, and it?s a fascinating insight into the psychology of racers. What happens before a flat trac ...

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Heroic Failure: Flat tracking the Sinnis Scrambler

Motorcycle racing is a serious business. It?s time consuming, usually expensive, and always risky. But there are still a few folks willing to have a ...

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Nelson-Rigg Journey Highway Cruiser Magnetic Tank Bag |

Small but mighty: the Journey features long magnetic flaps that grip a wide variety of tank sizes and shapes, even fitting over the central console on ...

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Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition | First Look

The new Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition is the first-ever official Moto2 Dorna Sports-licensed motorcycle. (Photos courtesy of Triumph) L ...

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Bavara: A custom BMW R9T with an R90S tank

There’s no denying the BMW R nineT’s hit status. It’s fun to ride, comes in six great flavors, and lends itself well to custom work ...

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THUNDERBOLT: Royal Enfield Classic 500 by Cycle City Customs

Written by Martin Hodgson Few, if any, foreigners will travel to the magical nation of India and leave without experiencing a life-altering change. H ...

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Tour Test Review | 2019 Indian Scout

Exploring the tiny community of Nipton, California, will uncover quirky secrets, like this old Chevy-turned-art installation. Photos by the author. ...

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New Harley-Davidson Models for 2020

New or updated Harley-Davidson models for 2020 include the LiveWire electric bike (above), Low Rider S, Road Glide Limited, a restyled Heritage Classi ...

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Boxer Twins: A pair of BMW R100 café racers from Upcycle

If you want to earn a living in the custom business, scale is everything. Reinventing the wheel with every build will be expensive, unless you have a ...

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BRUTISH & BRUTAL: Triumph Street Triple by Vintage Addi

Written by Tim Huber. Triumph?s torquey Street Triple offers a ridiculously fun riding experience with gobs of tractable low and mid-range power and ...

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BMW R80 By Kott Motorcycles

Kott Motorcycles ...

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Retrospective: 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

1983 Suzuki XN85D Turbo. Owner: Cliff Schoening, Bremerton, Washington. It would be entertaining to find out how much this little turbo cost S ...

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Yoshimura Introduces Ohvale RS-9T Titanium Race Series Exhau

Leave it to Yoshimura to develop an exhaust for one of the hottest minibikes on the market. Begin press release: The Italian made Ohvale GP-0 190 is ...

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Black Magic: A stealthy Honda NX650 from the Baltics

It?s always good to discover a new name on the custom scene, and this week we happened across Differs?a garage from the Baltic state of Lithuania. It ...

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MotoGP Returns to Finland

For the first time since 1982, premier-class motorcycles returned to Finland, testing on the brand new KymiRing in preparation for next year’s F ...

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RETRO SCRAMBLER : Suzuki DR650 by Parr Motorcycles

Written by Martin Hodgson Being a one-hit-wonder has plagued many an artist and turned others into a punchline or answer in a quiz show. But having c ...

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Aerostich Darien Jacket | Gear Review

The author models his Aerostich Darien jacket. Being a pretty boring fellow, I?m the kind of dude that likes consistency – with constant impr ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 August, 2019

This week we’ve uncovered a classic Garelli converted to electric power, a Suzuki SV650 with an endurance racer vibe, and a trio of stunning BM ...

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In conversation with PJ Jacobsen and Corey Alexander

REV?IT! has just dropped the third episode in the bite-sized series on flat track, Slide. This week we go behind the scenes with racers Patrick ?PJ? ...

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Second Wind: Prepping a custom LeMans for a road trip

Most custom enthusiasts refine and tinker with their bikes. Sometimes it?s to keep them in line with changing tastes and styles. Sometimes it?s to im ...

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WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE

Written by Martin Hodgson It’s the most powerful production motorcycle ever produced, nothing else even comes close, but this missile on two-wh ...

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New Gear: Highway 21 Louie Gloves

Highway 21 Louie Gloves. If a basic, no-nonsense leather glove is your style, then the Louie ($39.95) from Highway 21 is right up your alley. The L ...

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September 7 is Ural International Ride Day

Takes as many people or animals as you can for a ride, make friends, win prizes ? it’s all quite simple, and sponsored by our Ural-importing fri ...

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SINGLE MINDED: Honda NX650 Dominator by Hoxton Moto

Written by Tim Huber. Over the last half-decade-or-so, Honda?s ?90s big ADV thumper, the NX650 Dominator, has become an increasingly popular platform ...

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Tech Q&A: Switching to Tubeless Wheels

Q: I want to purchase a 2004-2006 Honda 750 Aero, with driveshaft and spoked wheels, or a 2004-2006 Yamaha 650 V Star, with driveshaft and spoked ...

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New Gear: Trilobite Ace Jacket

Trilobite Ace Jacket. The new Ace jacket ($319) from Trilobite looks like stylish denim, but it?s actually abrasion-resistant polyester lined with ...

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Wiles is Out; Who’ll Win the Peoria TT this Saturday&q

Henry Wiles’ record at the Peoria (Illinois) TT has got to be one of the most remarkable ones in motorsports: The man has won the last fourteen ...

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Sturgis 79 in Pictures

We didn’t make it to Sturgis 79 unfortunately, but Rapid City Journal photojournalist Adam Fondren did ? for eight days. From midget bowling to ...

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Pole Position: A BMW from one of Spain?s top race shops

We thought we were tired of seeing classic BMW boxers with skinny seats, but as it turns out, we were wrong. Bolt Motor Co. have just delivered an ul ...

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Rider Magazine?s 2019 Motorcycle of the Year

It?s seldom (if ever) easy to pick a Motorcycle of the Year?not that anyone ever feels sorry for us and our ?but we had to ride so many motorcycle ...

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Dunlop Releases Geomax Enduro EN91 DOT Street-Legal Adventur

Dunlop delivers a serious option for adventure riders looking to get the most out of their rides with the Geomax Enduro EN91.  Begin Press Release:  ...

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Lightning strike: A Buell X1 scrambler by Moto Adonis

Let?s be honest: a lot of custom scramblers are more about the show than the go. They look good, but a trip down a muddy forest track would likely re ...

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MODERN CLASSIC: Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic by Purpose Built

Purpose Built Moto is based on the sunny Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, and is owned and run by Tom Gilroy. Tom is handy with a wrench ? and mo ...

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British Columbia’s Beautiful Duffey Lake Loop

The author?s 2009 BMW F 650 GS parked alongside the Bridge River Road – a gravel alternative to the paved Duffey Lake Road – near the hist ...

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STEALTH SCRAMBLER: BMW R100 RS by Kingston Custom

Words by Tim Huber. Dirk Oehlerking and his shop, Kingston Custom have a heap of stellar BMW-based builds to their name, but when one does something ...

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Shorai Lithium LFX Battery and Charger | Gear Review

Shorai Lithium LFX Battery and Charger. By now most of us know the chief advantages of lithium motorcycle batteries – much less weight than l ...

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MV Agusta Provides One-of-a-Kind F3 for UNICEF Fundraiser

MV Agusta raises 100,000 euro with custom F3 provided for UNICEF Fundraiser. Begin Press Release:  MV AGUSTA?S FASTEST FUNDRAISER FOR UNICEF Racetra ...

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Johan Zarco and KTM Calling It Quits After The 2019 Season

After agreeing to a two-year contract, both sides decide to end the nightmare after just one season. The official KTM press release is below. Begin pr ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 11 August, 2019

A brutal new Kawasaki restomod from AC Sanctuary, a Crocker Small Tank about to go under the hammer, and a slick Krämer race bike. Plus a Sportster ...

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Watch: An American Story about Dirt and Speed

One of the defining trends of motorcycling right now is the resurgence of flat track racing. Probably because it?s exciting to watch and accessible f ...

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Ducati By Benjie's Cafe Racer

Benjie's Cafe Racer ...

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Pocket Patina: Colby Thompson and his Cushman Scooters

Of all the hobbies you could have, Colby Thompson’s is pretty unbeatable. By day, he’s a company CEO?but after hours, he restores and mod ...

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New Gear: Starbrite Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment

Starbrite Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment. While Starbrite Star Tron is engineered to stabilize fuel for up to two years, making it perfect for win ...

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Jesus Saves: Steven Odendaal at the Czech GP

Steven Odendaal not only managed to snatch a gnarly highside from the jaws of the Circuit Brno, he didn’t even leave the pavement. Much. The Sou ...

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The Monster Is Loose: A Ducati S4R by Benjie?s Café Racer

Benjie?s Café Racer are one of the few builders to tackle a Monster. Owner Benjie Flipprboi is based in New Jersey, but his latest creation can hold ...

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New Gear: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 Tires

Dunlop Roadsport 2 Tires. Dunlop has announced a new Sportmax Roadsport 2 tire that slots in between the GPR-300 and the higher-spec Q3+, giving sp ...

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Smoking: A homage to the classic John Player Norton

At some point in their career, every good custom motorcycle builder sees a client point at a bike in their portfolio and say; ?build me one just like ...

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SIX-CYLINDER SYMPHONY: Honda CBX1000 by Mandrill Garage

Written by Martin Hodgson For those who are ahead of their time there must be a desperate frustration, often a deep depression, as the world around t ...

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2019 Honda CB500X | First Ride Review

The Honda CB500X is back with more off-road chops for 2019, including a 19-inch front wheel in place of the old 17. (Photos by Drew Ruiz) For reaso ...

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Riding 60 Paved Colorado Passes in Nine Days

Our goal was to cross every paved pass in the state in a single ride?a nine-day, 3,500-mile adventure taking us over many of our favorite roads but in ...

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The Dainese Experience at Misano

If you’re headed to the Misano GP, the Dainese Experience could be a great addition to the weekend. Begin Press Release:  WEEKEND MASTERS: THE ...

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Muscle Rétro: A Yamaha XJR1300 from Bad Winners

Bad Winners is one of those shops that consistently do good work. It?s owned by Frenchman Walid Ben Lamine, who has an unusual and very performance-f ...

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SUPER COMMUTER: ER-6N Street Tracker By Taverne Motorcycle G

Written by Tim Huber. Since its release in the mid-2000s, Kawasaki?s ER-6N or Ninja 650, has been a go-to choice for riders seeking a practical, no-f ...

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2020 Guide to New Street Motorcycles

This handy guide includes all new or significantly updated street-legal motorcycles for the 2020 model year. Organized in alphabetical order by manufa ...

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New Gear: HJC DS-X1 Helmet

HJC DS-X1 Helmet. Tackle dirt roads on a budget with the DS-X1 helmet from HJC, with solid colors starting at just $169.99. The DS-X1 includes a li ...

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SIXTH SENSE: Honda CX650 by 6th City Cycles

Written by Martin Hodgson As the big corporates gain a larger foothold in the custom scene it can be easy for the vital grassroots to be left behind. ...

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BMW R1200GS By Original Cafe Racer Co.

Original Cafe Racer Co. ...

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Beach Hears a Blubber: Buffalo Chip TT Results

Yeeow, sounds like it was a thrilling Buffalo Chip TT last night, right down to the last corner, wherein JD Beach slipped past teammate Jake Johnson f ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 4 August, 2019

The Bathtub is back, thanks to BAAK’s Interceptor 650. Plus an Indian Chief with a barbecue grill attached, a cool kit for the Ducati Scrambler ...

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Road Tested: Gear from Icon 1000, Shoei and Merlin

Looking good on your bike shouldn’t mean compromising safety. Join us as we check out Shoei’s new retro motocross helmet, a stylish pair ...

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Tech Q&A: Magnetic Oil Drain Plugs

A Motion Pro oil filter magnet shown with an OE Kawasaki oil filter. Q: Why don?t the manufacturers put magnetic drain plugs in motorcycle crankcas ...

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Neo-Neo Retro: Onehandmade reworks the Ducati MH900e

Pierre Terblanche designed some of Italy’s most unforgettable motorcycles?but none of them left a mark quite like the Ducati MH900e. Produced f ...

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ALL CLASS: BMW R80RT by Sol Invictus Motorcycle Co.

Words by Steve Wong. You know how the story goes? a guy?s father-in-law has an old bike in the shed. The guy wants to do it up, calls a mate and they ...

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An old-school Moto Guzzi NTX from Officine Rossopuro

The launch of the V85 TT has boosted interest in dual-sport Moto Guzzis lately. And it’s about time: the competent Stelvio was killed off aroun ...

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New Gear: Tourmaster Epic Air Boots

Tourmaster Epic Air Boots. Perfect for those warm summer rides, the Epic Air touring boots ($199.99) from Tourmaster combine microfiber synthetic l ...

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Massimo Tamburini’s Personal 916 Now Lives At The Duca

The Ducati 916 is arguably the most iconic motorcycle ever made. Now the example owned by its creator, Massimo Tamburini, will temporarily take reside ...

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Erik Buell’s FUELL Ebike Seems to Be Really Happening

Our favorite motorcycling iconoclast is at it again, along with a few other engineering heavyweights, and we’ve just been informed the first of ...