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2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Review

October 22, 2013 by  
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Moto Guzzi has introduced two new versions of its line-topping California series for 2013, the Touring and Custom, with major revisions. Custom models are basic naked cruisers, while Touring versions come with hard saddlebags, fog lights, a windscreen and passenger grab rail. Both models utilize the same engine, chassis and most other parts. Color choices [...]

The All New 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Review

October 20, 2013 by  
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Honda introduced the new F6B, designated internally as a GL1800B, for the 2013 model year. This new model was created to fill the niche between power cruisers and long-haul touring models, by removing the existing Gold Wing GL1800’s tail trunk, trimming the windshield and reshaping the seats and tail section. The changes from the original [...]

2013 Yamaha FJR1300A Review

October 16, 2013 by  
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Yamaha first introduced its FJR1300 sport-touring motorcycle to the U. S. market for 2003. Since then, a number of subtle changes have been made, but now for the 2013 model year, a host of significant updates have been incorporated in the new FJR1300A. Styling is slightly more aggressive, with swoopier one-piece cowlings in place of [...]

2012 Honda NC700X Review

November 29, 2012 by  
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Honda’s new NC700X is tricky to classify, as it could fit in several classes including sport-touring and streetbike categories. Styling is reminiscent of several recent models from Italy. The NC700X is designed for comfort, ease of use and practicality in an affordable everyday motorcycle, and it’s aimed at fairly new riders and folks who are [...]

2012 Victory Vision Tour ABS Review

November 27, 2012 by  
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Polaris’ upstart Victory motorcycle division has been on a roll lately, with a plethora of new models designed for many different niches in the popular cruiser/touring market. The flagship Vision Tour is the largest model in the company’s lineup, and one of the largest motorcycles in production. Its big 106-cubic-inch (1,731cc) Freedom 106/6 V-Twin engine [...]

2013 Honda CRF250L Review

November 14, 2012 by  
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Honda has re-entered the 250-class dual-sport motorcycle market with the new CRF250L. With its relatively low price, high quality, modest operating costs and excellent fun factor, it’s designed to attract newcomers to motorcycling and keep them interested. Combining styling from its CRF motocross line and an engine from the CBR250R, Honda has managed to contain [...]

2013 Victory Judge Review

November 10, 2012 by  
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Victory’s latest cruiser model, the Judge, is designed to project a “powerful silhouette” and “evoke visions of classic American muscle cars” much as Pontiac’s GTO Judge did back in the day. It’s also intended to go head-to-head with rival Harley-Davidson’s cruiser lineup, including the Fat Boy and Dyna models. This is Victory’s first new non-touring [...]

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer

November 3, 2012 by  
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Triumph new 1215cc Tiger Explorer is the British company’s largest model in the burgeoning adventure-touring segment. To power the Explorer, Triumph revamped its existing 1,050cc three-cylinder engine by increasing the bore to 85mm. This fine liquid-cooled engine has a balance shaft, dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder and is now rated at a [...]

2012 Honda Gold Wing GL1800

November 22, 2011 by  
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For 2012, Honda’s luxury touring Gold Wing GL1800 series has returned from a one-year hiatus with a modest makeover. There were no Gold Wings made for model year 2011, as Honda moved its production from Marysville, Ohio to Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Styling revisions for 2012 include the fairings, which improve wind protection to the rider’s [...]

2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide Switchback FLD

November 17, 2011 by  
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Photos by Nelson & Riles For 2012 the Motor Company has introduced the new the Dyna Glide Switchback FLX model, which is actually two bikes in one. With its color-matched hard saddlebags and fork-mounted windscreen in place, the Switchback is a full-on touring motorcycle. In seconds, the saddlebags and windshield can be removed without tools, [...]

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