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Motorcycle Helmet Features A Rearview Camera, Turn-By-Turn Directions
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I don’t ride motorcycles, so I don’t have a clue what it’s like to wear a motorcycle helmet. One thing I do know is that it’s probably difficult to see what’s going on behind you while you’re riding, leaving you to need to glance at your side-view mirrors whenever you want to see how close […]

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BMW Unveils the R nineT, A Retro Bike for You? (Video)
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If you take a minute, you will realize this is a big deal. After the staid German manufacturer collaborated with Roland Sands recently on a controversial, naked custom, we wondered aloud what this meant. Frankly, we didn’t care for the look of the Roland Sands’ bike, but this production model knocks us out. The BMW […]

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Kawasaki Teases New Z1000 Will Be Unveiled November 5 in Milan (“Sugomi”)
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MD received the above photo, and the following press release from Kawasaki concerning the unveiling of a new Z1000 naked bike at the EICMA show in Milan on November 5.  We have no information at this point beyond what is contained in the following press release. IRVINE, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Since its introduction in […]

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ViaTerra Fly Camera Tank Bag (Gear Review)
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I am a motorcyclist and a photographer. My best pictures from my two-wheeled adventures have come out of DSLRs and other cameras that are larger and heftier than my iPhone. Usually, I carry a Canon 7D, a Tokina 11-16mm and a Canon 24-105 mm lens as well as my trusty Lumix LX-5. Into the arsenal […]

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Bosch and KTM Take Electronic Assistance to the Next Level With Motorcycle Stability Control
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Can production motorcycles get any more high tech?  Of course they can, and the 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure will include MSC technology developed by Bosch.  The new KTM will otherwise be identical to the 2013 model we have already tested. The Bosch system, illustrated in the video that follows, does a number of things already

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Arai XD4, A New Development In Dual Sport Helmets Product Review
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Your helmet selection typically relates to the type of bike you ride. In general, sportbike riders wear full-face helmets, cruiser riders go for open face or half-helmets, and no self-respecting motocrosser would be caught without a proper MX helmet featuring elongated chin-guard, wide opening for goggles, and the signature visor (properly called a “peak”).

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25 Amazing Motorcycles You Wish You Could Own and Ride!
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It’s difficult to think of a situation where riding a motorcycle looks un-cool. There’s just something about straddling this heavy chunk of awesome metal as you ride through streets infested with dull, life-sucking cars. The knowledge that you are among the few people who has the internal fortitude to hop on a machine riding on […]

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KTM 1290 Super Duke on Track vs BMW S 1000 RR (Cool Video)
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After pictures were released of the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R in apparent production guise, we posted a video of Jeremy McWilliams riding a prototype at Goodwood.  Now, a new video has surfaced showing a pre-production 1290 Super Duke R dicing with a BMW S 1000 RR on track. Although this new video looks suspiciously […]

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FIM Superbike World Championship – Race 1 and 2 Results – Silverstone
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An all British podium in first WSBK race at Silverstone Silverstone (Great Britain), Sunday 4 August 2013 – Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) won Race 1 of the eni FIM Superbike Championship at Silverstone in spectacular fashion. The Brit got back on the top step of the podium after more than a year, as […]

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Jeremy McWilliams Lets the KTM Beast Stretch Its Legs at Goodwood
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Several years ago, I was testing the Buell 1125R in Northern California when I sat down to dinner with a small group that included Erik Buell and Jeremy McWilliams, an incredibly talented, retired MotoGP rider who was helping Buell test a racing version of its new liquid-cooled superbike. I recall straining to understand the English […]

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2013 Yamaha Corporate Campaign
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Yamaha kicks off 2013 with a new corporate campaign featuring the new MotoGP™ line-up: two-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Check it out…

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2013 Honda CB1100 Review. This is a Cool Motorcycle!
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Honda’s new CB1100 standard hearkens back to a golden age of Japanese motorcycling currently enjoying a resurgence among the younger generation. These new Hondas are aimed at a demographic faced with spiraling gas prices, increasing traffic and an earnest desire to leave a lighter footprint on the planet than its ancestors. It’s rare that any […]

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Mission Motorcycles’ Electric Bikes Top 150 MPH!
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The Mission RS, according to Mission Motorcycles, is the higher end of the two offerings. It comes with a 140-mile combined cycle range battery, can top 150 MPH. Those looking to get into high end, high performance electric motorcycles apparently need look no further than Mission Motorcycles. The company known for its electric racing motorcycle […]

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New device hopes to reduce Motorcycle rear-end collisions
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Look ma, no brakes! But slow down anyway! California startup Vectolabs has developed a new type of safety light for motorcycles that illuminates when the bike slows down, regardless of whether or not the rider is using the brakes. Called Vololights, the device is comprised of two sets of LEDs built into a license plate […]

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