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Edge Leather Saddlebags and Cup Holders

CLASSIC CARRIERS. Cruisers are top sellers in America because we love heavy steel and classic lines. Saddlebags, like those from Edge Leather, complete the classic look and add functionality. The leather is reinforced with durable hard plastic to provide the sturdiness of hard luggage, and stout quick-release buckles and an internal pocket add convenience. These universal bags will work on ...

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2009 Campagna T-Rex 14R Road Test

2009 Campagna T-Rex 14R Review | Rider Magazine

The first time I saw a T-Rex was on the MTV show Ryan Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. Dyrdek, a pro skateboarder with too much money and his own do-whatever-I-want TV show, roared into his dream warehouse—futuristic office, skate park and basketball court all under one roof—and did doughnuts on the slick concrete floor. In a particularly clown car-like moment, L.A. Lakers’ ...

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2010 KTM Street Bikes – Road Test Review

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photography by Kevin Wing and Brian J. Nelson On a hot, bone-dry day in July 2008, I sat on a sandy hill overlooking Laguna Seca Raceway’s infamous Corkscrew, a blind, downhill chicane that is one of the most challenging turns in road racing. It was my first time at the legendary track. Soon a swarm of KTM RC125 two-strokes came ...

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2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 – Road Test Review

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photography by Rich Cox [This 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 Road Test was originally published in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Comparing a fast motorcycle to a rocket ship is a common metaphor. Rockets conjure images of the eyeball-flattening acceleration and yahoo excitement that riders feel when twisting an open-classer’s throttle to its stop. Hence the term crotch rocket. ...

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A Winter Motorcycle Ride in Connecticut

Winter Motorcycle Rides: Connecticut

Story and Photography by Adam Zuckerman [A Winter Motorcycle Ride in Connecticut originally appeared in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Sometimes the best Connecticut motorcycle ride in the world is the one that you can actually take. Even if it is only an hour or two on familiar roads near home. And sometimes those old, familiar roads show ...

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BMG Discovery Motorcycle Jacket Review

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photography by Rich Cox [This BMG Discovery Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] If you’ve seen Long Way Round, then you’ve seen this jacket. It was worn by Claudio von Planta, Ewan and Charley’s intrepid Swiss cameraman, who learned to ride a motorcycle just before embarking on the 19,000-mile around-the-world trek. Von ...

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Scorpion EXO 900 Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

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Review by Joe Michaud [This Scorpion EXO 900 Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally featured in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Me? I have three road bikes. A new sport tourer, a vintage Triumph and an American V-twin. Each requires its own sense of style in riding gear. Sport riders typically wear armored gear, gloves, boots and full-face ...

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Tourmaster Sonora Air Motorcycle Jacket Review

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[This Tourmaster Sonora Air Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] All The Gear, All The Time. Good motto, good advice. Even when it’s 100 degrees. Which is why this mesh jacket exists. I’ve been wearing mesh clothing for the last four years, and am thoroughly enthused about it. Whether one plans on ...

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2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Road Test [American Rider]

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[This 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] Back in 1967 I bought a three-wheeled ’56 Harley Servi-Car from a car dealer who was selling cheap. I was living in Monterey, California, at the time, and it was an entertaining round-town machine. However, the only trip I took on it, 120 miles ...

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A Motorcycle Ride through Old Arizona

Arizona Motorcycle Rides: Tombstone, Arizona

Story and Photography by Scott Webster [A Motorcycle Ride through Old Arizona first appeared in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] At a party long ago, King Herod offered the fetching young Salome up to half of his kingdom as a reward for her fancy dancing. Clearly, he’d had a few drinks. Lately, millions of us have blown half ...

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