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2011 Victory Vision 8-Ball: The New American Motorcycle?

2011 Victory Vision 8-Ball: The New American Motorcycle?

Victory motorcycles is a division of parent company Polaris Industries. The bike division celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2008, entering their second decade of “New American Motorcycle” production with significant enhancements to their 2009 lineup of bikes in both the cruiser and touring categories. The company added two new touring models for the 2010 model […]

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Star Motorcycles and UFC Fighter Diego Sanchez Unveil Custom Stryker

Star Motorcycles and UFC Fighter Diego Sanchez Unveil Custom Stryker

Star Motorcycles and Yamaha unveiled two new custom 2011 Star Stryker motorcycles at the New York IMS show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Both bikes were inspired by UFC fighter Diego Sanchez who graciously accepted one of the two customs directly from Star motorcycles. The second bike will be the centerpiece […]

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Northeast Motorcycle Expo Arrives in Boston

Northeast Motorcycle Expo Arrives in Boston

Dubbed the Motorcycles, Midgets and Mayhem Tour, the Northeast Motorcycle Expo buzzed into Boston for a two-day event featuring—what else–motorcycles, midgets and mayhem. Occupying a good portion of Boston’s World Trade Center, the expo featured multiple brands from all price points and trim levels. Talent included fully outfitted Harleys, glamorous Ducatis, pristine Triumphs, Royal Enfield […]

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2011 Triumph Street Triple R: Agile and Intuitive Handling

2011 Triumph Street Triple R: Agile and Intuitive Handling

While I may have picked up the odd bad riding habit over the years, I have never forgotten the first thing my riding instructors told me; “Always get on a bike with the right attitude, it will determine how you ride.” No matter how much some journalists may deny it, the context surrounding the pickup […]

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BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2010

BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2010

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/BMW-Motorrad-GS-Trophy-2010.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2010 The BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2010 has reached its conclusion and despite very strong final day challenges, Team UK has emerged as the winner. The day involved a trials riding special test at the Country Trax estate (riding a BMW […]

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Mercedes-AMG and Ducati Announce Partnership

Mercedes-AMG and Ducati Announce Partnership

We had a chance to catch up with Ducati PR Director John Paolo Canton at the 2010 LA Auto Show this week. Interestingly enough, Ducati and Mercedes-AMG have partnered to offer excitement to both sets of customers. AMG will sponsor the Ducati Moto GP team while AMG track segments will feature rides with Ducati bikes. […]

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2010 Kawasaki Z1000: Commuter Friendly, Racetrack Ready

2010 Kawasaki Z1000: Commuter Friendly, Racetrack Ready

What can I possibly add to the ongoing dialogue over recent years regarding the influx of European-inspired ‘naked’ bikes arriving in the North American market that hasn’t already been said? Sure, I could mention how they blend the all-round versatility and comfort of a touring bike with the performance of a sportbike, grumble about how […]

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