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2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander and LT Ride Review

by: Scott Cochran photos by: Alessio Barbanti, Paul Barshon, Tom Riles & Freddie Kirn March 6, 2014: Maybe I was surprised because Southern California wasn’t on my motorcycle riding radar. Yet here I am, just north of downtown San Diego on… Continue Reading

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Suzuki GW 250; Great Beginner Bike

The Suzuki GW 250 is a ideal beginner bike or "refresher" for the returning motorcycle rider

by: Walt Lumpkin The newest bike in the Suzuki line is the GW 250 and it gives them a low cost niche in the starter motorcycle lineup. This lightweight bike is 248cc’s of two wheel fun directed primarily toward the… Continue Reading

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Suzuki C90T BOSS Review

As I twist the throttle and lean into the curve, the brisk October wind slings a basketful of brightly colored Autumn leaves across the highway ahead of me. Colors so vibrant my nose sniffs the air searching for what my… Continue Reading

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2012 Harley-Davidson Switch Back

Passing through the rust belt near Allentown Pa, I can see the black wall of angry storm clouds racing towards me from the southwest. It seems “thunderstorms and test bikes” are my constant theme in 2012. First it was tropical… Continue Reading

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Victory Cross Country Tour

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A mischievous grin split my face as I approached the empty intersection a mile from my house.  Poor planning years ago had turned what should’ve been a mundane 3 way city intersection, into a quarter mile twisty motorcycle launch pad.… Continue Reading

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2010 Sportster “Forty-Eight”

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It was a perfect fall day . . . not a cloud in the sky, with the temperature around 70 degrees.  The colors of the trees were just reaching their peak, and the red maples wore their crimson red leaves… Continue Reading

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Ducati Diavel launched in Spain

With my feet tucked up in a semi-race position, arms stretched out in front of me like a Streetfighter, and the Spanish road dividers beside me traveling backwards at over 120 mph, it feels more like being in the latest… Continue Reading

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The Everyday Bike for the Real World; 2011 Ninja 1000

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“A purpose-built sport bike for the street.” So you are getting older and your knees and back aren’t what they use be but you love sport bikes. You grew up with your wrists down, rear end up, and as far… Continue Reading

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2011 Star Stryker- Affordable Attitude

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Sitting in the press meeting at the historic Driskol Hotel in Austin, Texas, preceding the first ride of the new Stryker 1300, there are familiar faces wearing Star shirts. Long-term employees and lifelong motorcyclists, I’m among designers, product planners, accessory… Continue Reading

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Sedona on a Yamaha Super Tenere

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By Neale Bayly. Photos by Tom Riles and Brian J Nelson. “You motorcycle guys have got life figured out.” I heard that while talking with a corporate executive the other day.  His short statement caught me by surprise.   He… Continue Reading