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...]

A Stryking Conversation About A 2011 Star Stryker

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In her New Bike Evaluation in our Jan/Feb issue, our Tricia Szulewski wrote at length about Star’s new Stryker, a 1300cc custom-inspired power cruiser that she claimed filled a “clear void” in the … [Read more...]

2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle Review

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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Harley-Davidson Road Glide. While my current stable of bikes doesn’t include a Road Glide, I swear to you that someday it will. I rode one home from Sturgis a … [Read more...]

2012 BMW K 1600 GT/GTL, New Bike Evaluation

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How does the saying go? No pain, no gain. BMW went to great pains to develop an in-line, six-cylinder engine to power its new line of flagship sport-touring and luxury touring machines, the K 1600 GT … [Read more...]

Dream Ride 2011 Kawasaki Vaquero

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It’s the hurry up offense. It’s burning the midnight oil. It’s the thrash. Anyone who’s ever built anything knows exactly what we’re talking about. What it means is having a set amount of time … [Read more...]

2012 Victory High-Ball New Motorcycle Review

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Last summer, RoadBike showed you how to build a kit bobber. We started with an inexpensive, used bike, stripped off probably more parts than we put on, and ended up with a fun-to-ride bob-job full of … [Read more...]