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2017 Triumph Street Triple S, R and RS – First Look

2017 Triumph Street Triple S, R and RS.

Good things come in threes: the Three Stooges, the Three Little Pigs, the number of times you have to say “Beetlejuice” in order to summon an obnoxiously dressed and endearingly silly Michael Keaton…and the 2017 Triumph Street Triple family. Read our First Ride Review of the 2017 Triumph Bobber. Read our First Look Review of the 2017 Triumph Street Cup. ...

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Polaris Announces They Will Wind Down Victory Motorcycles

2017 Victory Motorcycles lineup

In a surprise announcement this morning, Polaris Industries is going to discontinue the Victory Motorcycles brand effective immediately. According to the press release, “Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Today’s announcement does not affect any ...

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Honda Debuts Self-Balancing Motorcycle at CES

Honda Riding Assist self-balancing concept bike. (Photo courtesy of Honda)

Remember a couple of months back, when BMW announced their crazy futuristic Vision Next 100 concept bike? Well, Honda has jumped into the ring with their own self-balancing bike, and rather than looking like something out of the latest Hollywood blockbuster Sci-Fi movie, their Riding Assist motorcycle looks pretty much like a current NC700X–albeit with a robotic-looking LED headlight fairing. ...

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Ten Great Photography Tips for Your Next Long Ride

Motorcycle Photo Tips

Whether you’re an aspiring contributor to Rider magazine or just want to have the best possible visual memories from your motorcycle adventures, these 10 photo tips will help you make better photographs. Notice that I said “make” rather than “take” better photos. Creating good images involves more than snapping a shutter button—it’s a process that combines a working knowledge of ...

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AMA Government Relations Office Open House, Jan. 19

AMA logo

The American Motorcyclist Association’s Government Relations Department is hosting an open house from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, at its Washington D.C. office. Both AMA members and nonmembers are welcome to join the AMA’s government relations team for coffee, hot cocoa and light snacks and a chance to get to know the people who advocate for motorcyclists’ rights. If ...

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Top 12 Stories of 2016

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. Editor’s Note: Since this story was ...

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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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