New Motorcycle Review – Victory Hard-Ball

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Okay, time to ’fess up. While we motorcyclists may talk about freedom, about separating from the herd, about mastering an activity that most people are afraid to try, or simply about the power of … [Read more...]

New Motorcycle Review 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one: when it comes to adventure touring, the GS is the royal family, and the R 1200 GS is the king. Despite recent competition in the form of Ducati’s Multistrada, … [Read more...]

New Bike Evaluation 2012 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim

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The introduction of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim and Sportster Seventy-Two came in August of last year, a few months after the bulk of the 2012 new model announcements. Harley opted to … [Read more...]

2012 Suzuki Boulevard C50T Classic Motorcycle Review

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From the first time I threw a leg over Suzuki’s Boulevard C50T Classic, I felt that it was an eager to please, family dog of a motorcycle that would put a smile on the face any cruiser aficionado … [Read more...]

Custom Motorcycle Dream Ride 2011 Star V Star 950

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This month’s cover bike (September 2012) is a perfect example of the finely crafted, high-end custom motorcycle that RoadBike used to get tons of mail about. Shoprats and gearheads would always gush … [Read more...]

New Bike Evaluation: Star Raider SCL

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Here in Connecticut, we call author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain, one of our own. Although not born here, he lived in Hartford from 1874 to 1891, and in Redding, Connecticut, from 1900 until … [Read more...]

2012 Can-Am Spyder Roadster Review

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Remember the original Kawasaki Jet Ski? Launched in the early-to-mid-’80s, it featured a handlebar on a rigid, hinged steering column. It required its operator to start on his knees, then pop up to a … [Read more...]

New Motorcycle Review – 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 / 800XC

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Tiger Tale – Triple The Fun Let me take this opportunity to sincerely thank my editor, in print, for respecting my deep admiration for the Triumph Triple motor. When a press invitation came for a … [Read more...]

Dream Ride: 1974 Honda CB750 Custom

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Homemade Heartbreaker – Pleasure Spiked With Pain   If, as they say, every dark cloud has a silver lining, then the opposite must also be true. That is to say, for every peak, there’s a … [Read more...]

New Motorcycle Review – 2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback

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Driving Miss Dyna – Who You Calling Road Queen? It didn’t take long. It never does. A manufacturer releases photos and press of a new model, and the media (or riding public) lays an unflattering … [Read more...]