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2016 Triumph Street Twin – Road Test Review

Quick handling, light weight and good cornering clearance make the Street Twin an able companion in the corners.

In the 1960s and ’70s, Triumph sold more motorcycles in the U.S. than in the rest of the world combined. A great many of those bikes were the iconic Bonnevilles, which were launched in 1959 to commemorate Triumph’s 1956 world speed record. By the time the company closed its doors in 1983 and industrialist John Bloor bought the Triumph name, the ...

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2010 Honda Shadow RS – Road Test Review

2010 Honda Shadow RS review | Rider Magazine | Motorcycle Reviews

photography by Brian J. Nelson [This 2010 Honda Shadow RS Road Test was originally published in the September 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Remember when a 750 was one of the big boys, a hefty handful that you had to work up to? These days 1,600cc is the new 750. In my line of work, I push a lot of ...

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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager – Road Test Review

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Riding the 892-pound Kawasaki Voyager around town is a little like taking a Carnival Cruise ship across a pond. Once on the open road, though, the big touring cruiser transforms into a comfy companion, with 10 gallons’ worth of lockable packing space in each saddlebag and a top trunk that will hold two full-face helmets. I recently tested the Voyager’s ...

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2010 Honda VT1300 Interstate, Stateline and Sabre – Comparison Test Review

2010 Honda VT1300 Interstate, Stateline and Sabre Review | Rider

  Last year when Honda introduced the 2010 Fury as an early release model, it mollified riders who were “furious” about paying outrageous prices for unreliable—and often unrideable—custom choppers. Why shouldn’t the average rider be able to buy a cool-looking rakish ride without having to take out a second mortgage? For 13 grand you can now have that “custom chopper” ...

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2010 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 – Road Test Review

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photography by Kevin Wing [This 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 Road Test was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Dramatist Seán O’Casey said, “All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” This profound insight applies to me more often than I care to admit, and I sometimes wonder if people such as ...

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