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If you were a fan of the TV show “The X-Files,” you must have wondered, “Can’t the FBI afford real flashlights?” Every time agents Mulder and Scully entered a dark room where undoubtedly existential terror lurked in a corner, they held lights that cast a laser-like beam, illuminating about a 6-inch circle on the far [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Years Manufactured: 2007-’08 MSRP new: $13,998 (’07); $14,398 (’08); $15,598 (’08 Super Duke R) Blue Book retail value: $7720 (’07); $8500 (’08) $10,315 (’08 R) Basic specs: An exceptionally sporty naked bike powered by a 1000cc, 75-degree V-Twin that bangs out 106 horsepower and 68 foot-pounds of torque. The counterbalanced engine hangs in a steel-trellis [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Honda CBR1000RR Catalyst Finds Home – Special Feature Ride for Kids/Cycle World, Gregg’s-Customs winner announced.
All it took was one lucky ticket for Giovanni Velez of Lakewood, New Jersey, to win this year’s Ride for Kids/Cycle World project Honda CBR1000RR. Valez purchased a single ticket at the New York International Motorcycle Show back in December, and he was lucky enough to have that ticket randomly drawn from more than 20,000 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Morgan cars and three-wheelers used to be called Moggies by the blokes I knew in the car and motorcycle racing world of Britain in the late 1960s. They were generally considered to be vehicles of choice for people who wanted to be self-consciously different. Like motorcycles, though, three-wheelers had been used traditionally in Britain for [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
2012 Two-Stroke SX If you think that two-strokes are dead, well, you’re wrong. While only one Japanese company (Yamaha) continues to build two-stroke MXers, KTM hasn’t given up on the lightweight, simple and low-maintenance oil burners. With two-strokes still a very popular sector of KTM’s U.S. sales (5000 units sold in the U.S. last year [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Erik Buell Racing 1190RS – Exclusive First Ride Ultra-light EBR 1190RS superbike from Erik Buell Racing.
It’s an old Viking story: A tall, one-eyed man goes into a bar…well, actually, a Viking great hall…in any case, a place where much beer is consumed. He strides toward the tree the hall was built around, pulls a sword from under his cloak and sticks it deeply into the trunk. This sword, he says—now [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
There was a surprise at the third annual Quail Gathering in Carmel Valley last Saturday: Though the Best of Show was an exquisite 1939 Brough-Superior, a Vincent ended up stealing the show. Not an “ordinary” Vincent, but custom builder Ian Barry’s third creation, the Black Falcon. The Brough was beautiful, but the Falcon was breathtaking. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)