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Corporal Quinn Redeker of the Ventura Police Department.

Welcome to 2017! The fruitcake is all gone (or in the trash), the champagne bottles are empty and most of us have already blown our New Year’s resolution diets. Heck, we’re still trying to figure out what day it is. With more than 100 new or updated motorcycles announced for 2017, we’re going full throttle soon enough. Before we hit ...

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The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions – Book Review

The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions by Richard W. Bulliet

Anyone who enjoys reading about history should appreciate this book, “The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions.” Myself, I like going back to the origins of things. It might be an English fellow messing around with the internal-combustion concept back in the 17th century — and using gunpowder as the fuel. Or somebody building a portable firearm, like a 14th century arquebus ...

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109 New or Updated Motorcycles for 2017 and 2018

Triumph Street Scrambler

Talk about an embarrassment of riches! More than 100 street motorcycles are all-new or significantly updated for the 2017 or 2018 model years. This bumper crop includes bikes from 16 manufacturers in 8 different countries, and the variety in terms of displacement, style, technology and performance is staggering. Here they are, in alphabetical order. 2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Major overhaul ...

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Dainese Creates Space Suit to Protect Astronauts

Dainese BioSuit Mars space suit

You probably know Dainese best as an Italian motorcycling apparel manufacturer that specializes in sport and racing gear, and you might have heard of its high-tech D-air wearable airbag suit. If you’re really in-the-know, you even know that Dainese also makes protective gear for mountain biking, winter sports and horseback riding. But did you know that it also dabbles in space ...

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Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance 2016

A lovely Suzuki 250 flanked by a pair of vintage ’60s Hondas were just three of the 270 entries in 2016’s Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida.

Motorcycle enthusiasts tend to be good people. Generous with their time, always ready to help out for a good cause, and in general we look out for one another, too. Few events I have attended better exemplify this spirit than the annual Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance held at the World Golf Village near historic St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s ...

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Video: 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S

The 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S is the best Monster yet, with more power, new electronics, sharper handling and fresh styling. See it in action during our test ride in the tight, twisty Maritime Alps of France. Read our 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S first ride review

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10 Last-Minute Gifts Under $50 for Motorcyclists

Clement Salvadori

Got a motorcyclist or two on your Christmas shopping list? The big day is just a little over a week away, so here are 10 last-minute gift ideas that won’t break the bank. All of them can be purchased online (links are provided) and shipped directly to you or the recipient. Aerostich Visor Cleaning Kit ($25) Keep your face shield ...

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Yamaha Champions Riding School 2017 Schedule

Yamaha Champions Riding School

What techniques do the best riders in the world use to stay safe while going so fast? Come to one of these Yamaha Champions Riding School dates and find out! Here is the current 2017 schedule: Saturday, January 28 – ChampDay, Arizona Motorsports Park Mon-Tue, February 20-21 – ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, AZ Monday, March 6 – ChampDay, Buttonwillow, CA ...

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Honda Confirms U.S. Will Get the 2017 CB1100 EX

2017 Honda CB1100 EX (European model shown).

After bringing the retro-cool CB1100 to the U.S. in 2013, and then whisking it away just as quickly after the 2014 model year, Honda has announced that we will once again see the CB1100 in U.S. dealerships. The 2017 CB1100 EX, as it’s now called, has received a facelift as well as a host of performance upgrades that should make ...

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