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The 2012 Ural Limited Edition: The Ural Yamal

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IMZ-Ural, the Siberian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars, has introduced the 2012 limited edition Ural Yamal—the only motorcycle equipped with an oar. Yamal, which translates as “the end of the Earth,” is a peninsula in Russia known for being nothing short of inhospitable, barren and perpetually frozen. It is also the well-known icebreaker that spends its time conquering the frozen ...

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Ridden & Rated: 2012 Motor Trike Victory Vortex

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Heavyweight touring bikes such as the Victory Cross Country and Cross Roads easily lend themselves to the additional stability, luggage capacity and weight of three wheels. Introduced for 2010, Victory’s Cross bikes combined the proven air/oil-cooled Freedom 106/6 V-twin and cast-aluminum hollow main frame from the Vision, but with less polarizing styling. In our tests of the Cross Roads (Rider, ...

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2013 Honda PCX150 Review

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Good things may come in small packages, but Honda’s pint-sized PCX just got bigger…and better. Honda has upped the PCX125’s liquid-cooled, 125cc single-cylinder engine to 152.9cc to make it highway legal in most, if not all, 50 states. In the process, Honda improved the PCX150’s seat comfort, changed the gear ratios for more pickup and designed a more efficient radiator ...

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2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition Models Now Available in U.S.

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Three 2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition (SE) models are now available in the United States. The SE models embody the style, comfort, safety and sportiness of the most widely recognized scooter in the world, while citing legendary models such as the 1955 Vespa GS 150, the 1965 180 SS and the T5 “Pole Position” from 1985. Since its earliest days, ...

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Thoroughbred Stallion Production Moves Forward

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Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc., sister company to Motor Trike, Inc., is pleased to announce it is rolling forward with full production on the Stallion and deliveries will begin in October. Lots of exciting things are happening with both companies, as Motor Trike continues with new product development and production. “We are very excited about the return of the Stallion and aim ...

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Hannigan Motorsports 2012 Honda GL1800 Trike

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Due to its touring prowess, the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has long been a popular platform for trike conversions. The GL1800’s engine and drivetrain were not updated for 2012, but it got all-new bodywork, so trike builders had to integrate the styling changes into their own designs. During the Americade rally in Lake George, New York, in June, I had ...

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2013 Can-Am Spyders – First Look

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For 2013, Can-Am’s family of Spyders grows more legs with the addition of a new sport-touring model called the Spyder ST. Positioned between the ultra sporty RS model and heavyweight RT tourer, the ST offers a blend of comfort and sportiness that Can-Am enthusiasts have requested. The ST carries all the same DNA and mechanicals (as well as transmission options) ...

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Kymco Unveils 2013 Scooters

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Offering four all-new scooters that range from a lightweight and agile 50cc commuter to a quick and comfortable 500cc tourer, Kymco USA’s two-wheeler line for 2013 will no doubt satisfy a variety of customer desires. XCITING 500 Ri ABS The newly designed Xciting 500 Ri ABS ($6,899), Kymco USA’s largest displacement premium model for 2013, is powered by a 38-horsepower, ...

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2012 Ural T Side-By-Side Review

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Among all of the ways to ride on three wheels, I think sidecars are the most fun, and challenge your riding skills in the heart-starting way we used to enjoy before computers began saving us from ourselves. With two wheels in front like the Can-Am Spyder, the ride is fast and sporty; with two wheels in back you can carry ...

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Scooters: BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT Review

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By Mark Tuttle, photography by Arnold Debus If you live in a large city, it doesn’t take much thought to figure out why BMW is jumping into the scooter market now. Traffic congestion and parking restrictions are escalating, and in the new economy some of us just can’t afford to waste time with either—we need to get there, dang it, ...

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