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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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What’s the worst bike I?ve ever had"

At the weekend I was talking to a friend about motorbikes (which is quite often what I spend most weekends doing) and we were discussing rubbish o ...

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Equal opportunities in bike racing.

Over the past few decades, the strive for equality and equal opportunities has manifested itself in all walks of life. Professionally, socially an ...

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Hooligan Style: Reier’s Ducati Monster flat track race

Flat track racing covers a whole spectrum of participation levels?from pro leagues to grassroots ‘run what ya brung’ events. And thatR ...

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Speed Read, January 30, 2022

We’ve got them in all shapes and sizes this week?from a Yamaha SR500 that’s gone electric, to a BMW R nineT built for a surfer. We also t ...

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Why antisocial behaviour is our friend in 2022.

Since 1998 the authorities have been handing out ASBOs (Antisocial Behaviour Orders) to scallies and scumbags across the UK. I think they call the ...

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Does riding motorbikes get you laid"

When I was a randy little teenager, I was convinced that if I grew up and bought myself a fancy motorbike, I?d be beating beautiful women off with ...

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Textbook: A Harley Nightster 1200 custom from Taiwan

There’s a staggering number of aftermarket Harley-Davidson Sportster parts on the market, and nobody knows this better than Jimmy Chou. His fat ...

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Why (some) people hate motorcyclists.

Have you ever wondered why we motorcyclists seemed to be sneered upon, by all the other motorists on the road" Despite paying our fair share ...

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The sun?s finally out, but I?m not.

Today, the sun?s finally out, the skies blue, and it?s a barmy 11°c outside. It?s the perfect day to go for a quick lunchtime spin on the bike. A ...

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Ducati launches ?Unica? customisation program 

Anyone fancy some camouflage on their Panigale" Perhaps some tricolore Brembos" Or would sir prefer some subtle pinstriping on one?s sea ...

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KLX Get Out and Play Demo Tour Coming to a Stadium Near You

Want to try a Kawasaki KLX300SM" Get on out to a Supercross event and give it a go. Begin press release: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is excite ...

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Ducati Unica: Ducati Announces Factory Custom Program

The Ducati Unica program kicks off right here in sunny California. Interested" You better sign up quick. With one Ducati Unica slot available per ...

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Harley-Davidson Adds New Models to its 2022 Lineup

Shades of the beloved FXRT! The 2022 Low Rider ST will roll into dealers in March. Two new baggers, two new Low Riders, and four updated ...

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The Next Generation of Supersport is here.

The entire motorcycling landscape has gone through a massive shift over the last decade or two. Arguably, one of the biggest victims of this c ...

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Why I almost binned all my trophies.

Don?t get me wrong, I?m not some sort of legendary motorcycle racer that?s won races and championships all over the world. I?m a fairly averag ...

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L’ultimo: A Ghezzi-Brian 1100 built by a Yorkshire eng

Back in the 90s, Moto Guzzi was mostly associated with old school, rumbling v-twin engines. Ducati had stolen the sporting crown, and the Mandello fa ...

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Motorcycles and the new Hierarchy of Road Users

There?s a change coming to the Highway Code that?s going to affect every road user, from pedestrians to truckers. And the new rules will apply ...

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Testastretta Tracker: Alex Earle’s custom Monster S4RS

Alex Earle broke onto the custom scene emphatically ten years ago, when he designed a monocoque carbon fiber body for the iconic Ducati Monster M900. ...

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2022 Honda CB300R | Baby?s come back

Honda have just released the news that the mummy-bear CB is back, new and improved. Well one of the mummy-bear CBs, anyway. The Honda CB300R joins ...

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PhD researcher discovers car drivers and motorcyclists are d

A research team led by Bournemouth University have just discovered that motorcyclist and car drivers may see things differently, even when on the ...

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BSB Champ breaks leg testing in Cartagena

Every off-season, there?s a list as long as your arm of racers that put themselves in hospital after overenthusiastically training. And the latest ...

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USWE Announces New Hajker Winter Pack

If you’re going to ride in the cold, you might as well have a pack designed to handle it.  Begin Press Release:  USWE Announces New Hajker Wi ...

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Speed Read, January 23, 2022

It?s all about the high end this week, with a titanium-framed beauty from CCM in the UK, a very rapid Ducati Monster from California, and an elegant ...

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Electric Motorcycles: The state we’re in

We?re beyond debating whether or not the future of personal transportation is electric. Government bans on internal combustion engines are no longer ...

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Why bike racing fans are better than any other sports fans

Red Bull Content Pool/ Christian Walgram Not everyone will know this, but bike racing fans are way better than any other type of sports fans. Or ce ...

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Jack Miller has got Covid-19

Red Bull Content Pool News came through today that Aussie MotoGP ace Jack Miller has caught Covid-19 and is isolating at his home in Australia. Som ...

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It?s not too early to start planning your summer holiday

It?s 2022. A new year, a new you, and all that nonsense. This one?s going to be a good one though; the best one yet. As long as you start making p ...

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WKND Warrior: A Honda CG125 scrambler from Portugal

There’s a tipping point where a hobby turns into a career, and Sérgio Almeida is sitting on it. Based in Portugal, he started WKND Customs whi ...

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Why selling a bike is like losing a family member

I?ve got a bit of a problem (actually, I could probably write you a list of ?em). I love buying motorbikes, no matter how old or falling to bits t ...

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How UK motorcycle helmets are tested

If you want to know how safe a motorcycle helmet is it?s quite easy to look up on the SHARP (Safety Helmets Assessment and Rating Program) website ...

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Oliver?s Mount Spring Cup Cancelled

The organisers of the Oliver?s Mount road races have just made the announcement that the Spring Cup will not go ahead in 2022. And in a rare twist ...

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Are you a biker or a motorcyclist"

Is there even a difference" I think there is. To me, the two words have wildly different connotations. And if you ride a motorbike, you?ll be ...

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Harley-Davidson Announces Contingency Plan as King of the Ba

What began as kind of a novelty seems to be turning into a Big Deal, so Harley is pumping more than half-a-million contingency dollars into the 2022 r ...

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Super Fly: A custom Suzuki TS185 with 90s steeze

The 90s was a weird and wonderful time for graphic design. And nowhere was this more pronounced than in the motocross scene, where bikes and gear wer ...

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2021 is best year ever for Ducati. So what"

It?s smiles all round at Ducati at the moment, as it?s just come out that 2021 was their best year ever, as far as motorcycle sales go. Worldwide, ...

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If you can?t afford the best kit, at least get some that fit

Recently a friend of mine was bragging about his helmet (not that one, he was talking about his crash helmet). ?These cost over £600 new, and I g ...

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Ducati Posts Record Sales in 2021

2022 Ducati Panigale V4 S Ducati posts record sales in 2021, with 59,447 motorcycles delivered worldwide, an increase of 24% over 2020 (48,042) and ...

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Brian Case: Ep. 28 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest on Episode 28 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Brian Case. Brian is an industrial designer is the former Chief Designer for Conf ...

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Day and Night: Radically improving the CB750 Nighthawk

The first generation Honda CB750 has a peerless reputation. It?s one of the all-time greats, and was a game-changer for the Japanese motorcycle indus ...

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Anti-tampering Regs | The Government?s Response

You?ve probably heard by now of the Department for Transport?s plans to ban tampering, of any kind, to road vehicles. That includes bikes, cars, v ...

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Why bike insurance is more expensive than your old MCE polic

Over the last few weeks, the internet has been buzzing with talk of MCE Insurance. Specifically how they?ve let a massive portion of their custome ...

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Speed Read, January 16, 2022

This week?s edition of Speed Read is about as eclectic as it gets. We?ve got a Honda super-commuter from Taiwan, a twin-engined salt racer, a movie r ...

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2022 Honda Lineup | First Look Review

Honda has announced its returning motorcycles for 2022, which includes four versions of the Africa Twin adventure bike. We?ve seen (and tested) two ...

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BMW Reveals R 18 M and R 18 Aurora Customs

The BMW R 18 M is one of two R 18 customs unveiled at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. Since introducing its Big Boxer-powered R 18 in 2020, B ...

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Sam Sunderland wins Dakar on a GASGAS

After twelve long stages and over 38 hours of competitive racing, Sam Sunderland from Poole in England, has just won his second Dakar Rally, this ...

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Marc Marquez better and back on a bike

Fans of Marc Marquez will be pleased to know his latest ailment seems to be on the mend. His diagnosis of diplopia (double vision, in English) has ...

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Who’d ride a modern Kawasaki ZXR400"

Would you ride a modern day Kawasaki ZXR400, if they were as good as they used to be in the 90s" I think I would. And we might just get the c ...

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Full Highlights of the 2022 Dakar Rally

DPPI / Red Bull Content Pool This morning, after thousands of race miles the Dakar Rally came to a dramatic end. The problem is, in the UK, unless ...

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iXS Releases its Heated Tour LT Glove

It’s still heated glove season in much of North America and the iXS Tour LT Glove Heat-ST is ready to keep those phalanges warm and dextrous.  ...

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Sam Sunderland and GasGas Take the Win at Dakar 2022

Sam Sunderland achieves his second Dakar win by keeping cool, calm, and consistent. Big congrats to Sam and the folks at GasGas Factory Racing. Begin ...

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2022 Indian Motorcycle Lineup | First Look Review

The 2022 Indian Motorcycle lineup has been announced, covering Challenger, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Indian Springfield, and Scout models. Indian came ...

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Lil’ Shredder: A Honda Super Cub scrambler from the UK

?The brief was completely open to me,? Jack tells us. ?I drew up a couple of sketches, and we decided to go down the ‘urban scrambler‘ ro ...

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How to recover from injuries. Fast.

In September 2020 I broke my tibia and fibula in a really stupid accident in a car park. It was a right mess, and it took a good few hours of surg ...

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Slowing down makes you crash.

We all know that speed doesn?t kill. It?s usually slowing down or coming to a stop really, really suddenly that does it. But I think the point the ...

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#BOLT40: A Honda CBX1000 built for a world champion

One thing we rarely talk about in the custom world is the ability of the rider. But maybe we should. Because a client who takes a Gixxer to track day ...

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Triumph officially back in WSBK paddock in 2022

After scoring seventh and eighth in the British Supersport Championship with Kyle Smith and Brandon Paasch respectively, Dynavolt Triumph are step ...

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MCE Insurance Company cancel all bike policies

When MCE Insurance Company Ltd was placed under administration on the 19th November 2021, they told their customers that all insurance policies un ...

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Government cancel Smart Motorway rollout

After billions of pounds of our hard earned taxes have been spent, the government have decided that there isn?t enough evidence to suggest smart m ...

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2022 Honda Africa Twin Revealed

The Honda Africa Twin receives minimal updates for 2022 alongside the unchanged Rebel and CBR1000RR.  Begin Press Release: Refined Africa Twin Headl ...

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2021 BMW R 1250 GS | Road Test Review

For four decades, the BMW R-GS series — 80, 100, 1000, 1100, 1150, 1200, and 1250 — has been the standard bearer in the adventure bike mar ...

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There?s no such thing as bad weather

It?s January and it?s raining outside. It rained yesterday, and the day before that and the day before that. And it?s easy to use the excuse of ?b ...

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North West 200 dates officially announced

Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press We?ve just had conformation that the North West 200 Road Races will take place this year (2022) on the 8th-14th May ...

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2022 Kawasaki Z 50th Anniversary | First Look Review

2022 Kawasaki Z900RS 50th Anniversary To challenge the dominance of Honda?s CB750, Kawasaki unleashed the Z1 in 1972. At the time, Team Green didn? ...

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Crown Jewel: This Thruxton is Tamarit’s 100th custom

Turning motorcycle customization into a sustainable business is tough, but it’s not impossible. Spain’s Tamarit Motorcycles is proof?they ...

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The Chelsea Chariots of Motorcycling

When I was at school there was a certain breed of parent that wanted to drop their kids off every morning in the biggest, flashiest, most expensiv ...

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2022 Harley-Davidson Lineup | First Look Review

2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special It?s all hands on deck at Harley-Davidson as the brand works toward its World Premiere Event on January 2 ...

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Back to basics: Satomari?s 1982 Harley Shovelhead

When it comes to vintage Harleys, we prefer a ?less is more? vibe. Bikes that are loaded with billet and bling, or sporting airbrushed illustrations ...

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Speed Read, January 9, 2022

We’re kicking off this weekend’s Speed Read with a cute Honda Monkey from Deus Korea. We’ve also rounded up a gnarly Suzuki Bandit ...

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Watch Sam Sunderland Race up the Burj Khalifa

If you?re impressed with Sam Sunderland s form at this year?s Dakar Rally (you should be, he?s leading the standings as we speak), you might also ...

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Confessions of a motorcycle racer part 1

Some athletes are purer than the driven snow when it comes to sportsmanship, fair play and all that stuff. But in my experience, the bike racing w ...

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Confessions part 2 | Cheating

I?ve never really considered myself a cheater. That said I?d be lying if I said I?ve never been disqualified for exactly that; cheating. And it?s ...

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Confessions part 3 | Cheating again

The second time I got caught cheating went very differently. This time I was about 20, racing in the British Superstock Championship. I was racing ...

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Confessions part 4 | Don’t steal my sponsor

There?s an unwritten rule in bike racing that you don?t steal someone else?s sponsor. It?s like shagging another bloke?s wife; it?s just really ba ...

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Watch Danilo Petrucci in tearful interview after winning fir

Yesterday, Danilo Petrucci became the first person ever in the history of the world to win both a MotoGP race and a Dakar Rally stage. And he did ...

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Alpinestars Announces the Next Generation of its Tech-Air Sy

The next generation of Alpinestars Tech-Air systems is looking pretty intriguing.  Begin Press Release:  ALPINESTARS LAUNCHES THE NEXT GENERATION O ...

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Light Tripper: The Yamaha SR400 as a 1970s chopper

The custom scene has changed a lot over the past decade, but the venerable chopper still has an enduring appeal. And when someone manages to capture ...

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Awesome UK roads you need to ride in ’22

A mate of mine is pestering me to help him plan a little riding holiday in Europe. He wants to explore the Alps, ride all of its mountain passes, ...

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Petrucci wins stage five at the Dakar Rally

Red Bull Content Pool When the news came out that Danilo Petrucci was leaving the MotoGP paddock, I expected to hear shortly afterwards that the ...

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Kawasaki Z 50th anniversary editions

It was in 1972 that the first Kawasaki Super Four Z1 hit the streets, and to celebrate Kawasaki are releasing four special 50th anniversary Z mode ...

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Damon HyperFighter | 200hp E-superbike

The Canadian electric bike manufacturer that brought us the Hypersport electric superbike have just unveiled their latest weapon. It?s the Damon H ...

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Going Strong: JuanVerde?s Honda XR650L street tracker

Some motorcycles are a flash in the proverbial pan, abandoned after a couple of years on the market. Others linger in showrooms for years, until stoc ...

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The most expensive Japanese motorcycle.

The world record for the most expensive Japanese motorcycle ever auctioned has just been broken. Can you guess what it was" Well, you?ve prob ...

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Why we’re not at Dakar ’22…

The eagle-eyed amongst you would have spotted we?re not in Saudi Arabia, lining up for Dakar ?22. Things were looking grand until October – ...

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Damon Unveils Electrifying HyperFighter Family of Motorcycle

Damon is adding a naked streetfighter ? the HyperFighter ? to its electric “Smart” superbike range. Begin press release: Damon Motors tod ...

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2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure | Road Test Review

After spending two years on the bench, the Kawasaki KLR650 is back where it belongs, exploring the boondocks. Now equipped with fuel injection, option ...

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2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT | Road Test Review

New styling on the Tracer 9 GT includes full LED lighting and extended fairing lowers that provide additional weather protection for the rider?s legs. ...

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Turning Ten: OWM’s first modern Harley-Davidson custom

Julian von Oheimb has been customizing Harley-Davidsons for ten years as One Way Machine, and is a regular fixture on the podium at AMD World Champio ...

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New Year?s resolutions everyone needs

Have you made any New Year?s resolutions" New year, new you, and all that. Plenty of us make some sort of oath to ourselves, be it to lose a ...

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How to look after your helmet

Look after your helmet, and your helmet will look after you, that?s what I was always taught. And nothing could be more true. No, I?m not talking ...

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Michelin Introduces The New Road 6 Tire For Sport Touring Mo

Michelin is once again raising the bar for longevity and wet grip for sport touring motorcycles. Begin press release: The MICHELIN® Road 6 tire bri ...

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Double Back: Hageman revisits the Yamaha XJ900 Seca

The big Seca is one of those bikes that should have been a hit, but missed the mark with buyers. After just a year on the market in the US, Yamaha wi ...

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Speed Read, January 2, 2022

The only way this year could be worse than the last, is if a planet-ending comet spiraled towards the earth or if ska music made a comeback. But we?v ...