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2012 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 ABS – Road Test Review

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photography by Kevin Wing and the author [This 2012 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 ABS Road Test was originally published as a Rider Test in the August 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The typical day ride, especially on a luxury-touring motorcycle such as the new 2012 Honda Gold Wing, is like a snapshot. Sure, it’s worth about a thousand words, roughly ...

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Motorcycle Tour of Glacier, Yellowstone and Teton National Parks

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story and photography by Kathleen Kemsley There’s a reason our national parks are preserved: they are special, magic, even extraordinary. Yet in the most popular, swarms of tourists can be as oppressive as the heat of summer. Many memories of these places consist of fighting motorhome traffic jams, jostling for souvenirs and eating cheap hot dogs that have been on ...

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HJC RPS-10 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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Korea-based HJC has been manufacturing motorcycle helmets since 1971, and it has been the top seller of helmets in North America since 1992. HJC has always made good helmets, but over the last five to six years we’ve noticed its quality levels ratcheting higher and higher. Now, after investing several years and lots of money in R&D and manufacturing improvements, ...

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Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan

Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Lake Michigan

story and photography by Cliff Yankovich [Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan originally appeared in the September 2010 issue of Rider] My wife and I needed a short break from our day-to-day life operating a retail store. Julie had the bright idea of staying for a couple of days at the Legs Inn on Lake Michigan in Cross Village ...

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