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What Racing MotoGP Taught Can Akkaya

What Racing MotoGP Taught Can Akkaya

Can Akkaya stands in front of a group of rapt listeners at a local dealership that has the marketing savvy to invite people like him to talk about what they know about motorcycles. In Can’s case, that would be racing. He’s a former MotoGP guy who was riding as fast as...

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Gear & Such
Asphalt & Dirt – Life on Two Wheels

Asphalt & Dirt – Life on Two Wheels

It took over two years to collect 50 stories about different riders from around the US, Canada, Great Britain and, yes, even New Zealand. All of them are now available in one great collection -- Asphalt & Dirt -- Life on Two Wheels. For those who may be new to...

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Favorie Bikes
Handbuilt Heroes

Handbuilt Heroes

by James C. Moore   While the fearless Moto GP riders were scraping their knees on the asphalt with 100 mile per hour turns on the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin, the lovers of motorcycles as art were gaping in awe at works of beauty displayed at the...

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Routes and trails
Ridin’ Local

Ridin’ Local

Sometimes the best routes aren't the longest or the ones that take you furthest from home. They can be the ones you go to when you just need to get away for an hour or two. The Bay Area is home to a bunch of those so figuring out which one is worth sharing is a toss...

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Latest on BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

Latest on BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

The 2017 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has just started but is already a big success: so far, no fewer than 107 riders from 19 different nations on six continents have registered for this unique worldwide competition, 30 more compared to the same time last year. They race...

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Shop talk
Break It In Without Breaking It

Break It In Without Breaking It

The Internet is flush with all kinds of tips on how to break in a new bike. The OEMs even have their own take on this with break-in periods varying from 600 miles or more. So we did some hunting around and found what sounded like some good advice. Here's the one key...

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WTF
WTF! This is a Suzuki

WTF! This is a Suzuki

Not sure who decided this would be a good idea, but holy crap...what were they thinking? Definitely a lot of work went into this unholy mashup of 1960s era bicycle with who knows what...

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