November 18, 2017
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Test Ride: BMW R Nine T

It’s been a little more than a year since BMW took the wraps off its eye-catching R Nine T roadster. Getting to ride one was problematic initially because the units shipped to dealers back in the spring were already promised. Demand remained high, so it wasn’t until, well, yesterday, that I …

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Triumph Thunderbird LT Superb Heavyweight

Motorcycle manufacturers love to embellish when describing their offerings, so it’s only natural to skim over some of the descriptions used by Triumph regarding its Thunderbird LT model – lines such as “premium class touring cruiser” and “world’s largest parallel twin motorcycle engine.” More to the point is how does …

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Test Ride: KLR650 New Edition

By Steve Smith The venerable Kawasaki KLR650 dual-sport has been around since 1987 and has been very popular model. It remained relatively unchanged from its introduction until a major redesign in 2008 that included a more powerful engine, new bodywork with dual headlight, new gauges, bigger fork tubes, and upgraded …

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Test Ride: Moto Guzzi V7 Offers Classic Experience

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone By Bud Wilkinson Although I’ve never owned one, Moto Guzzi’s a marque that I’m immensely attracted to over most other name brands for the simple reason it’s uncommon. I drink Dogfish Head and Otter Creek beers and avoid barley pop products with the names Budweiser, …

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Test Ride: 2011 Honda CBR250R

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com It may not be small enough to fit under a Christmas tree, but a bright red Honda CBR250R would look festive parked next to one, and probably small enough to squeeze through a door and into the house to have there on Christmas morning. While …

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Test Ride: 2011 Victory Cross Roads

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com R. Lee Ermey has had a successful, in-your-face second career as an actor and TV pitchman. His prior occupation was as a drill sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was in the Stanley Kubrick movie “Full Metal Jacket” and hosted the TV series “Mail …

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