The Motorcycle Shop as it Used to Be

Not long ago, Santa Cruz County was the perfect place for a weekend shop crawl. You could find every major brand within a few salty blocks of the ocean: Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Harley-Davidson, BMW, Yamaha, and Hinckley Triumph. There were multiple incarnations of Ducati and Moto Guzzi dealers, for the discerning Italophile. You could even find a full set of gaskets or a Lucas wiring harness to patch up your weepy, flickering Meriden Triumph. But…

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Top 10 Used Bikes for Discriminating Bottomfeeders, 2016

It’s a good thing we MOrons get to ride all these swell new motorcycles for a living, because you can rest assured most of us are not bringing in the kind of cake it takes to purchase the latest electronically enhanced crop of wonderbikes. We feel your pain. One consolation of living beneath where the rich and powerful do bite and snarl and snap them up, though, is snarfing up delicious morsels as lightly masticated…

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If Porsche 911s Were Used In Driving Schools: Video

If Porsche 911s Were Used In Driving Schools: Video

There’s a good reason why they don’t use Porsche 911s in driving schools—and this video shows exactly why. Although this looks entirely scripted, we could imagine some new drivers reacting in the same way. Porsche produced the video as a fun way to promote its official Porsche Experience Centers, where you’ll get detailed… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Nissan Juke NISMO RS Used To Set Two-Wheel Record at Goodwood: Video

Nissan Juke NISMO RS Used To Set Two-Wheel Record at Goodwood: Video

Generally, if a car winds up on two wheels, it’s an accident. But not if you’re Terry Grant. ALSO SEE: Woman Reunited With C3 Corvette After 43 Years: Video During the festivities at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the stuntman took a Nissan Juke NISMO RS up Lord March’s driveway in an impressive 2 minutes, 10 seconds. Breaking his own world… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Buying Your First Used Motorcycle Without Getting Taken For A Ride

Buying Your First Used Motorcycle Without Getting Taken For A Ride

If you’re in the market for a motorcycle, chances are you’ve noticed that a swath of new two-wheelers with a five-figure price tag. Of course there are plenty of motorcycles with smaller digits on the bill of sale, but like anything, motorcycle retail prices go up, not down. Is your need or desire for a motorbike fervently at odds with the very practical matter of staying pennywise? If so, here’s a way to make peace…

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Best Used Family Car 2013: The Car Connection’s Picks

Best Used Family Car 2013: The Car Connection’s Picks

Family cars are a nebulous idea–what’s perfect for our crew (a turbodiesel manual wagon of imported extraction) might not be ideal for yours (uh, minivan?). Shopping for a family car–whether it’s a crossover or SUV, sedan or hatchback, minivan or green machine–doesn’t have to be that difficult, though. That holds true even if you’re steering… High Gear Media Network Feed

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