Review: BMW’s K1600GTL, featuring headlights that look around the corners

By Loz Blain
The BMW K1600GTL is a luxury mega-tourer. It falls into that category of bikes that has next to zero relevance to me at this point in my riding life cycle, as I’ve got no current plans to circumnavigate Australia or have a crack at the Saddlesore 1000. And yet I’ve actually been hanging [...]

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10 Motorcycle Riding Tricks You Don’t Know, Yet

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Trail Brake For Faster, Safer Cornering
Whoa, whoa, whoa? You mean you brake in a corner? Yep, and it’ll make you both faster and safer. Here’s how and why.
Applying a motorcycle’s front brake will slow you down. Of course. And, in doing so, it’ll compress the front suspension and shift the weight onto [...]

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Rider Education, Injuries, and Fatalities

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According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s director of special projects, Ken Glaser, you should wear light-colored clothes made for safety, a light-colored helmet, and even then, pretend they still don’t see you.
“Drivers only see what they expect to see, Glaser said. “If they expect to see only a car, or an SUV or [...]

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2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R First Ride

 

By: Adam Waheed

Ducati aims to get back atop the Superbike class and it’s doing it with this R-spec Panigale. Think it’s got what it takes to do it? Watch the 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R First Video and see for yourself.
Ducati pushed the envelope with its 1199 Panigale establishing a new standard of what we [...]

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2013 BMW R1200 GSW’s Are Here!

We have received our first shipment of the all-new BMW R1200 GSW!
Call or stop in to see the next chapter of the GS legacy.
The BMW R 1200 GS – the icon of all travel enduros. For 32 years “the GS” has been defining its segment and has proven to be the trusty companion on [...]

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The New Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Unbelievable performance and technological excellence proclaim this the new supremacy of the Superbike family. Born of the world of competitive racing, the 1199 Panigale R is an exclusive and treasured interpretation of man’s passion for the racetrack: titanium piston rods, carbon fibre bodywork, Ducati Performance racing exhaust and livery inspired by the Ducati Corse. Perfection [...]

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2013 Ducati Hypermotard First Ride

Ducati’s Hypermotard is the Italian brand’s poster child for bad behavior, socially unacceptable antics and plain ol’ hooliganism. When it was introduced six years ago, it captured the spazstic attention of those that are drawn to wheelies, tire smoke and cutting skids, but it really wasn’t a motorcycle that most wanted to live with every [...]

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BMW Motorrad USA Announces Official R 1200 GS Pricing and Packages

The “BMW GS” concept has embodied riding pleasure and the desire for adventure for over 30 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin “boxer” engine. The “big GS” allows motorcyclists to explore the most remote corners of the world – an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off [...]

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World Superbike Season Preview 2013

By: Byron Wilson
With the 2013 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island just days away, motorcycle road racing fans the world over are gearing up for a championship that promises to be as enthralling and competitive as any in recent memory. There have been some dramatic shifts since the end of 2012 including roster changes, administrative [...]

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MD Double-Take: 2013 Brammo Empulse R

Used to be, electric bikes were a novelty. Lead-acid batteries meant that silky-smooth power and plug-in convenience was possible—for short rides. Thirty miles was too far to venture with an e-moto, unless your S.O. was following with a very long extension cord.

And now it’s 2013. Electric vehicles have come a really long way—which means you [...]

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MotoGP Austin Night Life Plans

The night life plans for the Austin MotoGP have been confirmed – The Ducati members “Motorcycles and Music” – April 20th!
 
DETAILS:
“MotoGP comes to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas April 19, 20, 21.
The Red Club presents Music and Motorcycles at La Zona Rosa April 20th
Featuring Austin’s top rated rock band, Vallejo, followed by a [...]

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