BMW GS Trophy Competition Bikes on the Way to Thailand

A hundred BMW R1200GS bikes and another 14 GS Adventures are on their way to Thailand for the fifth annual BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition. The competition pits 19 international teams – including for the first time an all-female squad – in a series of challenges testing their riding skills. The 2016 competition takes place Feb. 28 to March 5 in the Chang Mai province in northern Thailand. The shipment of 114 motorcycles will…

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Trizzle’s Take Embrace The Mini Bikes

Trizzle’s Take Embrace The Mini Bikes

Is it just me or are you glad the MotoGP season finale at Valencia is over? Finally we can stop talking about the Rossi/Marquez/Lorenzo drama (or can we?), congratulate Jorge on winning the championship (even if I do wish Valentino won the whole thing, personally), and start thinking about what 2016 has in store. Funny enough, while many folks in the States woke up early to watch the race, I got up early to head…

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Top 10 Bikes We’d Like to See at EICMA

Top 10 Bikes We’d Like to See at EICMA

Okay, fine, maybe this should be titled “Top 10 I’d like to see at My Own Private EICMA-ho”, though I did accept a little input from my MO compadres. Last time I was at the big show in Milano was in 2011, and there were so many things on display it was hard to get through them all in two days. Come to think of it, I don’t want to actually see any of these…

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Yamaha Releases 2016 Off-Road Play Bikes, Dual-Sports And Scooters

Yamaha Releases 2016 Off-Road Play Bikes, Dual-Sports And Scooters

Modified from a Yamaha press release: Yamaha has introduced several more 2016 motorcycles, including off-road playbikes, dual-sport models and scooters. The balance of the 2016 Yamaha motorcycle line-up will be introduced later this fall. 2016 Yamaha Off-Road Playbikes For 2016, the PW50 returns to continue introducing young riders to the sport of motorcycling. The TT-R50E is also back with its convenient electric-start feature and auto-clutch transmission, as is the larger-capacity TT-R110E. The YZ-styled, electric-start, four-stroke…

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1980s Turbo Bikes

1980s Turbo Bikes

Ah, the ’80s. The decade of Back To The Future, Night Rider, Michael Jackson, Culture Club, Madonna, big hair, vivid colors and digital watches. As a motorcyclist and fan of 1980s motorcycles, I’m most interested in the years ’82-’84. Why? Because it was the turbocharged era! In a very short span the Japanese went nuts over forced induction and produced some wild and memorable machines that came and went as fast as you can say…

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Duke’s Den The Joy Of Riding Slow-ish Bikes Fast

Duke’s Den The Joy Of Riding Slow-ish Bikes Fast

Latigo Canyon is one of the first twisty roads I sampled when I arrived in SoCal, and it remains one of my faves even after nearly 20 years. I recently headed back to that area for what’s sadly become an infrequent event in my life: a Sunday ride. It was delightful to dive into Latigo’s buffet of corners with only my pleasure in mind – no video sequences to shoot, no U-turns for yet another pass…

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2016 Honda CRF Motocross Bikes Announced

2016 Honda CRF Motocross Bikes Announced

The big news from Honda last week was the official introduction of the RC213V-S, but along with the somewhat disappointing MotoGP-based replica announcement, American Honda announced updates for its 2016 CRF motocrossers. The CRF250R receives significant changes aimed at adding more horsepower and improving handling while the CRF450R‘s updates are more subtle, after receiving more extensive updates last year (enough to win our Reader’s Choice Best Dirt Bike award!) Also announced were the CRF150R and…

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Top 10 Random bikes I saw In Japan

Top 10 Random bikes I saw In Japan

You might remember a couple weeks back I wrote in my column that I was clocking out and going on vacation to Japan. The point was to refresh myself and recharge my batteries by doing something other than immersing myself in motorcycles 24/7. For the most part I was successful in that endeavor – the wife and I had a fantastic time in the land of the rising sun playing tourists for a week. However,…

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Strider Bikes To Donate To Special Needs Community, Adds Race Classes

Strider Bikes To Donate To Special Needs Community, Adds Race Classes

In a recent Duke’s Den column penned by MO E-i-C Kevin Duke, he expresses his opinion about the declining number of kids interested in motorcycling. One suggestion Duke offers is to get more and more children back on bicycles. With the Strider bike, many kids have learned to transition from Striders to conventional bicycles with pedals without the need for training wheels. Beyond being the leading manufacturer of balance bikes (bicycles without pedals), the Strider…

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