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Scooter Shootout: 2014 BMW C 650 GT / 2013 Honda Silver Wing / 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650

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Scooters are often seen as something less, something that one learns and practices upon until he or she is ready for a real machine. You know, one that has at least two cylinders, liquid cooling, double-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, fuel injection, anti-lock brakes (ABS), a respectable amount of displacement, etc. Well, the scooters you’re perusing here all happen ...

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2014 Can-Am Spyder RT – First Ride Review

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They say good things come in threes. For fans of the Can-Am Spyder RT “roadster,” now that saying doesn’t just apply to the number of wheels on this sporty touring machine. For 2014 Can-Am—a division of Bombardier Recreational Products based in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada—has replaced the 998cc, 5-speed V-twin in the RT touring version of the Spyder with a new ...

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2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS – First Ride

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Introduced to the world in 2002 and brought to the U.S. for 2003, the Suzuki Burgman 650 maxi-scooter has been a consistent bestseller, with over 83,000 sold. The Burgman hasn’t changed much over the years, and its main competition has been the long-in-the-tooth Honda Silver Wing 600. With the recent introduction of the BMW C 650 GT and Kymco MyRoad ...

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2014 Kymco MyRoad 700i – First Ride

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The Kwang Yang Motor Company, better known as Kymco, is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of small-displacement engines, scooters, motorcycles and ATVs. Now it its 50th year, such is Kymco’s expertise and production capacity that, in addition to its own products, it builds engines for various manufacturers, including the 647cc parallel twin that powers BMW’s C 600 Sport and C 650 GT ...

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Comparison Test: 2013 BMW C 650 GT vs. 2013 Honda NC700X

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We aren’t normally a shiftless bunch except for an hour or two after lunch, but we recently spent the last two weeks swapping between two new “automatics”—BMW’s C 650 GT maxi-scooter, and Honda’s NC700X with dual-clutch transmission—in an effort to see which type of shiftless two-wheeler rules the urban no-man’s land between home, work and other mundane daily destinations. You ...

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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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