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The Café Racer: RE Continental GT Review

The Café Racer: RE Continental GT Review

Royal Enfield has recently introduced the Continental GT café racer as their “lightest, fastest and most powerful model” now in production. Cycle World 2014 Buyer’s Guide considers it “….a cool new café racer with an affordable price …. and has all the right café racer hardware”. So just what is a café racer?Café racer motorcycles evolved […]

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2013 Kawasaki Ninja EX 300 ABS SE

2013 Kawasaki Ninja EX 300 ABS SE

2013 Kawasaki EX 300 Ninja ABS SE is the perfect entry level motorcycle, bar-none. If you’re looking for a bike within the sport-bike category this machine has it all. It’s stylish, modern, quick for a small bike, flickable, smooth and has “street cred” The Kawasaki EX300 Ninja is the ideal entry level motorcycle. The Ninja 300 […]

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2013 BMW F 800 GS Review

2013 BMW F 800 GS Review

2013 BMW F 800 GS is designed for the weekend warrior to tackle any type of terrain or the daily commuter that also wants to go off road. The water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine has a very surprising mid range punch that puts a smile on any type of riders face. The tubular steel frame, […]

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2012 Triumph Sprint GT1050 Review

2012 Triumph Sprint GT1050 Review

2012 Triumph Sprint GT 1050: More Sport than Tourer2012 Triumph Sprint GT 1050 is much more a Sportbike then it is a sit up and cruise tourer. Designed for hours in the saddle with a slight tank hugging forward leaning position, this bike puts you in the Sportbike frame of mind from the very beginning.The […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide

Before there was a Harley-Davidson Dyna family there was the Wide Glide. Introduced in 1980 as the FXWG, the Wide Glide represented the epitome of Harley’s factory custom theme, introduced in 1971 with the Super Glide.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Wide GlideBike ClassCruiserYears1993 – 2008, 2010 – presentConfiguration1690 cc fuel injected air-cooledTwin Cam 103Weight650 lb (dry)Height47.8″Seat Height26.7 mmSeat […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

One of the most distinctive styling elements of the Forty-Eight is the peanut tank. And as a tip of the hat to the year the tank was introduced, Harley named the new for 2010 Sportster the Forty-Eight (never “48”).Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster Forty-EightBike ClassCruiserYears2010-PresentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedPower65 hpTop Speed125 mphWeight545 lb (dry)Height42″Seat Height26.8mmWheelbase59.80″Background of The Harley-Davidson […]

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Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Two research developments came together in 1984 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Softail model family. Work on the Softail frame, which hid the rear suspension to give the bike the look of hard tail choppers of the 60’s and 70’s, began in St. Louis in 1974.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSoftail CustomBike ClassCruiserYears1986 – 1999, 2007 – 2010Configuration1584 cc air-cooled […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

The brainchild of Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer at Harley-Davidson until his retirement on April 30, 2012, the first Super Glide made its debut in 1971. In an effort to appeal to customizers, and offer some competition to aftermarket suppliers, Willie G. took the frame, powertrain and rear suspension of […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider traces its origins to Harley’s first factory custom. At the 1977 Daytona Beach Bike Week the Motor Company unveiled the FXS Low Rider. The first Low Rider had extended front forks and shorter rear shocks to put the rider just 26 inches off the ground.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelDyna Low RiderBike ClassCruiserYears1995 – […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson has manufactured motorcycles under the Sportster model family since 1957, making it the Motor Company’s longest running model. The earliest Sportsters were equipped with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster 1200 debutted in 1988.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelSportster 1200Bike ClassCruiserYears1988 – presentConfiguration1200 cc air-cooled fuel injectedWeight562 lb (dry)Height45.1″Seat Height30.5 mmWheelbase59.80″Related Bikes1200 Custom1200 Low1200 NightsterSportster […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

It’s been called the motorcycle that saved Harley-Davidson. The Sportster was introduced in 1957 and is the longest continuously produced model in Harley-Davidson history, and one of the longest in the world. Only the Royal Enfield Bullet, first manufactured in 1948, has a longer production history.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonBike ClassCruiserYears1986-2008Top Speed105 mphWeight563 lb (dry)Height45.7″Seat Height29.3″Wheelbase60.00″The Harley-Davidson Sportser […]

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Harley-Davidson Road King

Harley-Davidson Road King

The Harley-Davidson Road King is the direct descendant, and the replacement of, the Electra-Glide Sport. Each Harley has a model name and a multi-letter model designation. While those letter designations are often confusing, they can be helpful in tracing the lineage of a given model.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelRoad KingBike ClassTouring CruiserYears1994 – presentConfiguration1690 cc air/oil cooledTwin Cam […]

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Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Harley-Davidson V-Rod

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod is a direct descendant of Harley’s VR-1000, ridden by the Superbike Race Team. The VR-1000 featured a liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, fuel injected engine that had been developed in partnership with Porsche.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelV-RodBike ClassCruiserYears2002 – presentEngineRevolution liquid-cooled fuel injected 1,250 cc V-TwinPower125 hpTop Speed140 mphWeight637 lb (dry)Height46″Seat Height26.7″Wheelbase67.00″V-Rod History & DevelopmentThe VR-1000 […]

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Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

The origin of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, and the entire Softail line, goes back to a garage in St. Louis in 1974. Bill Davis was a bike customizer who preferred the look of the single piece hardtail frames, but he also enjoyed long distance riding. The lack of rear suspension on the hardtail motorcycles made […]

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Harley-Davidson Hummer

Harley-Davidson Hummer

The roots of the Harley-Davidson Hummer can be traced back to pre-World War II Germany and the auto and motorcycle manufacturer DKW. Through the 1920s and 1930s DKW was one of the largest motorcycle companies in the world. DKW introduced the RT 125, a single-cylinder, two-stroke, 125 cc, air-cooled motorcycle in 1939.Vital StatsManufacturerHarley-DavidsonModelHummerBike ClassEconomyYears1955 – […]

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Timeline Of The History Of Indian Motorcycles

Timeline Of The History Of Indian Motorcycles

After Harley-Davidson, no other manufacturer of American motorcycles has had as great of an impact on the industry as Indian. Below is a timeline that chronicles Indian’s rise to prominence, mid-century bankruptcy, and many attempts at revival.1890s1897 – “Indian Motorcycle Co.” originally founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee. First produces bicycles under […]

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A timelime of Harley-Davidson motorcycles – BikersRights

A timelime of Harley-Davidson motorcycles – BikersRights

A timelime of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, from the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer’s humble beginnings to the present day.1900s1904 – First real Harley-Davidson, a 405 cc loop-frame, competes in a motorcycle race at Milwaukee State Fair Park. 1907- Prototype of a 45-degree V-Twin engine is shown at the Chicago Automobile Show. The 880 cc V-twin produced about 7 hp.1910s1914 – […]

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A Day at the AMA Museum

A Day at the AMA Museum

The AMA has done a nice job in preserving and presenting the full array of motorcycling history. Upon entering the museum, the first thing that catches the eye is a faithful reproduction of one of the first motorcycles ever produced, the German Reitwagen. It is a striking wooden and metal work of motorized art. The rest […]

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10 Noteworthy Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

10 Noteworthy Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

While we can’t decisively say which of the motorcycles made by Harley-Davidson over the years is the very best, we’ve narrowed down a list of ten Harleys that really stand out. What do you think is the best Harley-Davidson motorcycle of all time?1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR Café RacerThe XLCR Café Racer was a memorable ride with loud […]

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Cruiser Motorcycles For Beginners

Cruiser Motorcycles For Beginners

Those entering into the world of motorcycling should look out for the best beginner bikes. Experts recommend avoiding heavyweight cruiser motorcycles (Sorry, Harley…). Lightweight and smaller cruisers are more manageable for starters. Here’s a list of 5 best cruiser motorcycles tailored to meet the needs of new riders.2011 Suzuki Boulevard S40New motorcyclists will enjoy the […]

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