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2011 Honda CBR250R: An Excellent Entry

2011 Honda CBR250R: An Excellent Entry

So, you’re thinking about taking up the sport of motorcycling, or perhaps you’re already a rider and would like to get a bike for a family member so that they can share the enjoyment of the open road on two wheels. Where do you start your search for the right ride? Well, one bike that […]

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2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA: Sport or Sport Touring?

2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA: Sport or Sport Touring?

Wouldn’t it be great if each of us were able to collect as many bikes as we would like? How about one for each purpose and riding scenario? Unfortunately for most, that’s not an option due to the recent downturn in our nation’s economy and progressively rising fuel costs that seems to have impacted the […]

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2012 ZERO DS: The electric alternative to fun on two wheels

2012 ZERO DS: The electric alternative to fun on two wheels

ZERO motorcycles was founded by Neal Saiki, who holds a masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and who formerly worked as a project manager at NASA developing high altitude research vehicles. Prior to that while in college, he set a World Aviation Record by creating the first successful human-powered […]

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2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F Scooter: Affordable, Practical Fun

2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F Scooter: Affordable, Practical Fun

Imagine a company having enough faith and confidence in a new product’s performance potential to have the national press launch take place in the “City by the Bay” – San Francisco, with its steep hills and heavy commute traffic. Especially when the new product is a new 49cc scooter and several members of the moto-press […]

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2012 BMW K1600 GTL: Another First

2012 BMW K1600 GTL: Another First

BMW has long powered many of their 4-wheeled vehicles with inline six-cylinders, so it seemed logical that the smoothness provided by such an engine configuration would be a natural application for a luxury touring motorcycle since both share open air motoring experiences. Enter the BMW K1600 GTL for 2012. There’s also a K1600 GT version […]

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2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Developing a brand new motorcycle is a difficult undertaking to say the least. Attempting to improve upon an existing platform that has an existing and loyal following is an even more difficult proposition. Team green clearly had their work cut out for them when they set out to revamp the new-for-2011 Ninja 1000. Most riders […]

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2011 Isle of Man TT

2011 Isle of Man TT

The first Senior TT Race, won by Oliver Godfrey, on the famous Isle of Man Mountain Course took place in 1911 It’s a very special Island with its own native tongue, stamps, coins and banknotes. Found at the geographical center of the British Isles, the Isle of Man measures just 33 miles by 13, and […]

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