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Ridden & Rated: 2014 Star Bolt

Yamaha calls its Star Bolt an "urban performance bobber." It’s a stripped-down version of Star’s highly successful V Star 950 cruiser. (Photography by Riles & Nelson)

It’s a smart company that studies the market, conducts research and builds its products based upon what the data indicate will be successful. In the case of Yamaha, its Star Motorcycles division (which builds its cruisers) is a very smart company indeed. While noting that cruisers compose about 49 percent of the overall street market, the folks at Star also ...

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Ridden & Rated: 2013 Victory Boardwalk

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Victory has done an impressive job competing with Harley-Davidson in terms of engineering and styling, but the young brand, launched by Polaris in 1998, has stood in the long shadow of Harley’s 110 years of heritage. Polaris’ recent acquisition of Indian Motorcycle, the only American marque whose history and brand recognition can stand toe-to-toe with Harley, has lifted a burden ...

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Indian Motorcycle Introduces 2013 Chief Vintage Limited Edition

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Indian Motorcycle is proud to debut for 2013 the elegant and powerful Chief Vintage Limited Edition. Featuring a pearl white and thunder black two-tone paint scheme, this bike is sure to turn heads on the open road. The LE also features stylish chrome accents, including chrome highway pegs and a chrome arrow-style shift rod that add a custom touch to this already ...

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2012 Victory Cross Country Tour – Road Test Review

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photography by Kevin Wing A year ago this fall, as I was riding a 2011 Victory Cross Country to New Mexico and back from Southern California, I wondered, “What could make this bike even better?” The cruise control worked great, its luggage system held a huge amount and I was enjoying the radio—but we always want a little more now, ...

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Middleweight Cruiser Motorcycle Road Tests

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  Middleweight Cruiser motorcycle road tests and reviews. Great middleweight beginner motorcycles for advanced new riders with some miles logged behind the handlebar. o 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 o 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 o 2004 Moto Guzzi Nevada 750 (744cc) o 2004 Moto Guzzi Nevada Classic 750 IE (744cc) o 2002 V Star Silverado (649cc)

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2010 Victory Motorcycles – First Look Review

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Review by Reg Kittrelle Victory obviously fell behind in its memo reading. Specifically, the one that outlined how this is a bad year, economically, to be rocking any boats, and that the best strategy is to just hunker down, introduce some “bold new graphics” on their 2010 models and wait until next year to introduce anything really new. Seemingly blind ...

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2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R – Road Test Review

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About a year ago I rode one of those big V-twins made by a low-volume alternative or “clone” manufacturer, a 100-incher with about 100 horsepower, torque like an earthmover and a rear tire wider than the ones on my van. At idle it would sit there going rump-rump-rump, and you could feel the pulses in the frame. When you let ...

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