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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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New & Noted: Women’s Motorcycle Jackets

Motorcycling is one of those rare pursuits where there’s more emphasis on men’s clothing than women’s. But there are more ladies ...

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ROOKie: A street scrambler with an 80s BMX vibe

Any custom shop that builds its own frames gets our immediate respect. Granted, you need a certain degree of mechanical aptitude to strip down and tu ...

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DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL: Yamaha XV750 by Purpose Built Moto

Written by Martin Hodgson They say the devil is in the detail, and it is this aspect that separates the best from the rest amongst the thousands of ...

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South of the Border: The Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico

The Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey (Summits of Monterrey National Park) is just south of Monterrey, population 1.1 million, but feels worlds awa ...

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Ortolani?s Yamaha TR1 is an ode to turbofan wheels

Olivier Ortolani has a flair for the dramatic. This is a guy who once wrapped a Ducati Panigale 1199 S in hand-shaped polished aluminum bodywork, so ...

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FABULOUS FABRICATION: KTM 950 SMR ‘Bullet’ by Fa

When building a new project, inspiration can come from many places. For Wayne Buys of Fabman Creations in South Africa, his main form of inspiration ...

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2019 Holiday Buyers Guide and Fall-Winter Riding Special

Read and dream about great rides and exciting new gear for the holidays in the 2019 Holiday Buyers Guide and Fall/Winter Riding Special, brought t ...

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Big Water: Exploring Southern Indiana’s Chunk of the O

The Strom has been a fantastic partner over the years and carried me to some great vantage points. This one at Aurora, Indiana, looking upstream on th ...

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EagleRider Expands Its Motorcycle Subscription Program For 2

Think of Club Eaglerider like a swap app, but for motorbikes. You could say it’s your true ?friend with benefits?” Begin press release: ...

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El Trasplante: A Yamaha XT 600 with Bultaco bodywork

Lots of people build a bike with the sole purpose of thrashing it. But it’s usually a ?beater,? with very little time or money plowed into the ...

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SHAPE SHIFTER: BMW R90 by Catskill Mountain Customs Inc.

Written by Martin Hodgson Life is filled with many simple joys and one of them is to observe a true master craftsman at work. The artisan is found al ...

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Cardo Offers Black Friday Freecom Bundle Deals

If you’ve been on the fence about buying a Cardo Freecom communicator ? or maybe you’re planning to give one to the rider in your life ? n ...

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E-Racer Motorcycles Makes Two Specials Based On Zero Motorcy

E-Racer Motorcycle presents two new Specials based on Zero Motorcycles: the Edge, a Zero SR / F Cafe Racer and the RUGGED Mark2 based on Zero FXS whic ...

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Aprilia Announces Limited Edition, USA-Only, Graphics For RS

Limited to 100 units each, the special graphics pay homage to Aprilia’s first victory, at Misano. Begin press release: Announced with the Long ...

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STELLAR SCRAMBLER: Ducati 750SS by LL Motorcycles

Written by Tim Huber. Though the Monster is a fairly close second, the 750/900 SS platform has become Ducati?s most commonly customized model in rece ...

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2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 Pricing and Color Options Announced

Coming in just under 10K, the 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 is an enticing option in the middleweight adventure market.  Begin Press Release:  Yamaha Ann ...

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Deadline smashed: A Continental GT 650 built in six weeks

How much custom work can you cram into six weeks" If this stellar Royal Enfield racer is anything to go by, quite a lot?as long as you have the ...

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BADLANDS BAVARIAN: BMW R100R ‘Rogue’ by Side Roc

Written by Tim Huber Building one-off motorcycles for customers requires a bit of a delicate balancing act: the shop has to adhere to the wants, need ...

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Inch perfect: A Ducati Hypermotard 939 from Rough Crafts

There are motorcycles that are considered so sacred, you wouldn’t dare customize them. And there are motorcycles that work so well out the box, ...

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GOLDEN EYE: Indian FTR 1200 by Indian Metz

Written by Martin Hodgson It was June 2016 when multi-time American Flat Track Champion Jared Mees announced he would join Indian as they returned to ...

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New Titles in Alan Cathcart’s “The Motorcycle Fi

Three genuine icons of Italian motorcycle racing comprise the newest titles in “The Motorcycle Files,” the series of e-books written b ...

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Out of the blue: A Triumph Trackmaster hiding in Germany

In a world where everyone is screaming for attention, Heinz Lange is an enigma. He has no catchy workshop name, no website and absolutely zero social ...

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REVIVAL OF A BRAND: Interview with Josh Sirlin from Black Be

We spoke with Josh Sirlin, creative director, curator and owner of the Black Bear Brand. The brand has had a long history in America and has now been ...

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Bucephalus: A Norton Commando 850 from FCR Original

The Commando is one of the all-time greats of the motorcycle industry. In Britain, its status is iconic: even people with no interest in motorcycling ...

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LIMITED EDITION: CCM Spitfire Stealth Series

Written by Tim Huber. When CCM introduced the first Spitfire model in 2016, the handmade singles took the world by storm, generating an enormous amou ...

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New Gear: Shoei J-Cruise II Helmet

The Shoei J-Cruise II helmet is now available in North America.  Begin Press Release:  All-new Shoei J-Cruise II Helmet Announced for North America ...

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GO LEFT: Honda CB250 ‘Americanos Flat Tracker’ b

Written by Martin Hodgson The style of motorcycle we’re into at any one time can change like our taste in music; your staple might be the thra ...

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Cheap thrills: Racing custom Coleman mini bikes with Icon

Our friends at Icon Motosports have a few screws loose?and we mean that as a compliment. The riding gear they produce is wild, but the bikes they bui ...

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Surprise: carbon expert BST reveals the $80,000 HyperTEK

There are always a few surprises at the EICMA motorcycle show. This year, one of the biggest was the launch of this radical electric bike from the ca ...

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ROUGH DIAMOND: BMW R100GS by Diamond Atelier

Written by Tim Huber. When Diamond Atelier first burst onto the scene in 2013 with its inaugural BMW R80 project, it was abundantly clear that the tw ...

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Super Duper Ténéré: A Yamaha XTZ 750 from Colombia

There was a subtle takeaway from this year’s EICMA show: adventure motorcycles are more popular than ever. As well as the regular slew of new m ...

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DRAWING INSPIRATION: Interview with Moto-Mucci

Can you introduce yourself to our readers" My name’s David Mucci. I run a studio called Moto-Mucci where I build custom motorcycles and do ...

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Stingray: An otherworldly addition to the Haas Museum

There?s a term that was fashionable in MotoGP racing a few years ago: ?Aliens.? It referred to the small group of factory riders who seemed to operat ...

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LICENCE TO THRILL: Honda FT500 by Hombrese Bikes

Written by Martin Hodgson The engineering professor who was the first to build functioning models of artificial neural networks has a quote he likes ...

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Wolfman Luggage Announces 2020 Arrivals

We’re looking forward to checking out the new Wolfman Luggage line next week at Long Beach, CA’s International Motorcycle Show.  Begin Pr ...

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OFF THE CHAIN: Yamaha TR1 ‘Django’ by Remastered

Written by Martin Hodgson In the proud city of Brescia, Italy, they’ve long valued innovation and tradition in everything they do. It is the ho ...

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Review: Riding the (frankly bonkers) Arch KRGT-1

I’ve just swung a leg over the most exclusive production motorcycle we’ve ever tested: the $85,000 Arch KRGT-1. It’s a made-to-orde ...

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THE BIKES THAT GOT US MOVING: EICMA 2019

Honda CB4X Concept Designed by Honda?s European R&D team lead by Valerio Aiello, the CB4X is Big Red?s latest CBR650F-based concept bike. The 4 ...

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HJC i70 Full-Face Helmet | Gear Review

HJC i70 Full-Face Helmet, available in several solid colors and graphics. The older I get, the more I appreciate simplicity, whether it?s sticking ...

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Hit Parade: The best EICMA Bikes of 2019

In the moto world, EICMA is the Greatest Show On Earth. Held at the gigantic Rho Fiera exhibition center in Milan, it?s spread over several pavilions ...

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BMW Teases Another R18 Big Boxer Concept, Includes Most Deta

BMW has announced its second “concept” bike based on the upcoming 1800cc Big Boxer engine, the R18 /2. Images courtesy BMW Motorrad. BM ...

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2020 & 2021 KTMs: 1290 Super Duke R, 790 Adventure R Ra

In addition to the new 390 Adventure, KTM revealed several new and updated machines at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy this week that should further it ...

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2020 BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR | First Look Review

2020 BMW F 900 XR in Racing Red. Images courtesy BMW. 2020 BMW F 900 R in Hockenheim Silver Metallic/Racing Red. BMW surprised us with two new m ...

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2020 BMW S 1000 XR | First Look Review

2020 BMW S 1000 XR in Racing Red/White Aluminum. Images courtesy of BMW. After BMW announced several changes to the potent in-line four powerplant ...

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Put up your dukes! A KTM 390 custom from Ellaspede

Since its release in 2013, KTM?s 390 Duke has become a staple in the entry-level segment. It?s amassed a slew of awards but despite its plus points?a ...

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Harley-Davidson Sportster Scrambler Episode 3 by Purpose Bui

?? Words and video by Tom from Purpose Built Moto. If you?ve been following this build series, you?ve noticed I?ve mentioned a few times that the two ...

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Harley Releases Details on Liquid-Cooled Revolution Max Engi

Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250. Photos by Harley-Davidson. Harley-Davidson made some waves at EICMA this week, showing off two models it teased i ...

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2020 KTM 390 Adventure | First Look Review

2020 KTM 390 Adventure The field of lightweight, entry-level adventure bikes will grow by at least one in 2020 with the introduction of KTM?s new 3 ...

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2020 Kawasaki Z650 and Z900 | First Look Review

2020 Kawasaki Z900 in Candy Plasma Blue/Metallic Matte Fusion Silver. Images courtesy Kawasaki. Kawasaki is updating its Z650 and Z900 naked sport ...

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2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX | First Look Review

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX. Images courtesy Kawasaki. Kawasaki’s Ninja 1000 sport tourer is getting a host of updates for 2020, enough in fac ...

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On Sale Now: The 2020 Motorcycle Calendar

The cover star is Colonel Butterscotch, ICON 1000’s Suzuki Bandit, one of the most popular motorcycles featured on Bike EXIF. We?ve also got th ...

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BACK IN BLACK: 2012 Kawasaki W800 by Mike Andrews

Written by Martin Hodgson The last time we caught up with Kiwi Mike Andrews he’d finished building his epic Honda Muscle Racer and after its Pi ...

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Leon Haslam Joining HRC World Superbike Effort In 2020

Now the official Honda World Superbike team is complete, as Haslam joins Alvaro Bautista in hopes they can bring Team Red back to their former glory. ...

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Laidlaw?s Harley-Davidson Takes Battle Of The Kings Glory

Laidlaw Harley-Davidson wins against global competition. Begin press release: Following an intense global competition, including national and interna ...

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Metzeler Introduces Four New Tires For 2020

Sport tires, touring tires, race tires, even scooter tires are new from Metzeler! Begin press release: METZELER, always at the forefront of research ...

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GENTLEMAN RACER: Honda CB350F Board Tracker by Smith Brothe

Written by Martin Hodgson With almost any style of motorcycle there are different stages of customisation you can go to while still accomplishing a c ...

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Hot stuff: A Honda CBX 750 built by a firefighter

The annals of motorcycling history are filled with ?tweeners??motorcycles that improved upon outgoing models, but eventually fizzled out to make way ...

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2020 Honda Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 | First Look Preview

2020 Honda Rebel 500 in Matte Armored Silver. Two and a half years after Honda made its totally redesigned Rebel the coolest little cruiser in town ...

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2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP | First Look Previe

2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. Photos courtesy Honda. The subtle HRC logo and the SP appended to the end of its name are clues to this all-ne ...

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2020 Triumph T120 and T100 Bud Ekins Edition | First Lo

2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 and T120 Bud Ekins Editions. Images courtesy Triumph. Bud Ekins was a motorcycling icon, a top motocross and desert ra ...

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2020 Triumph Bobber TFC | First Look Preview

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC. Images courtesy Triumph. When the original Bonneville Bobber launched back in 2017, we were smitten. True, it had some qui ...

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2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050, 1050XT and 1050XT Adventure |

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT in Orange and White. Images courtesy Suzuki. Suzuki has announced updates for its lineup of big V-Stroms, including a no ...

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?Twins FT?: A Royal Enfield x Harris flat tracker

Four years ago Eicher Motors, the owner of Royal Enfield, bought the famous British company Harris Performance. Since the 1970s, Harris has been buil ...

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TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: 1973 Honda Dax by Hombrese Bikes

Written by Tim Huber. There?s something about mini bike models that’s hard not to love. The small-wheeled steeds are motorcycling in its simple ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 November, 2019

Details emerge of the new KRGT-1 from Keanu Reeves’ company Arch. Plus a smoking hot Yamaha RD350 board tracker, a rare BSA B50MX from the 1970 ...

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Hasty Flaming Buffalo! An Indian Scout from Luuc Muis

When Indian delivered a new Scout Bobber to young Dutch designer Luuc Muis, there was a catch: he had just 20 weeks to turn his ideas into metal. And ...

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The Order Period For The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2? Motorcycle

Act now if you want one of the Kawasaki H2 models. Begin press release: The Kawasaki Ninja H2 line of motorcycles have truly built and defined the hy ...

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MAGNIFICENT MAGGOT: Honda CX500 ‘Mustang’ by Und

Written by Martin Hodgson When you’re a Ford Mustang owner but all you want to do is ride around, what better way to do it than to have a match ...

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Cortech “The Primary” Riding Jeans | Gear R

Cortech “The Primary” Riding Jeans are a single-layer Kevlar-and Cordura-nylon blend with pockets for optional Sas-Tec knee and hip armor. ...

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Rider Magazine, August 2019

August 2019 cover of Rider magazine. I just wanted to write and thank you and your staff, and especially Jenny Smith, for giving me a new interest ...

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Rider Magazine, September 2019

Rider magazine September 2019 cover. Awesome to see you post an article on responding to accidents (Riding Around, September 2019). I’m on my ...

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Rider Magazine, October 2019

Rider magazine October 2019 cover. In 1998 my dad bought his first motorcycle. It was a 1978 Honda Gold Wing GL1000. It was a big bike for dad, and ...