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Diary of a SaddleSore 1000

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Planetary alignment, good fortune and luck helped me complete a SaddleSore 1000—riding at least 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours. The previous day (Friday) I completed Route 5 of the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route, a multi-day dual-sport ride and camping trip from California to Washington, mostly through national forests. At the end of the OBDR, one of my riding ...

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Ridden & Rated: 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

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By Greg Drevenstedt * Photography by Kevin Wing Whereas the CVO Road Glide Custom is freighted with extras (see page 30), the new-for-2012 Harley-Davidson FLS Softail Slim is stripped down to the bare essentials, like bobbers built in the ’50s by former servicemen. It’s no surprise, then, that Captain America, a World War II-era superhero, rides a Slim in The ...

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2012 Electric Motorcycles from Brammo and Zero

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(This article was published in the August 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) “Motorcyclists…will welcome a new type of electric motorcycle which is being introduced, and which, it is claimed, will run from 75 to 100 miles on a single battery charge, start instantly on the turn of a switch, and run absolutely without noise.” Thus began a news item in ...

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No-Crash Course Yamaha Champions Riding School

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(This Riding Around article was published in the May 2012 issue.) By Greg Drevenstedt • Photography by Jeremy Henrie I’ve got a confession to make. I crashed several test bikes during my first couple of years at Rider. Sure, I could B.S. you with tired clichés like, “If you don’t crash once in a while, you’re not trying hard enough” ...

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2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride Review

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Leaned over mid-corner, the toe of my boot scraping the tarmac and adrenalin crackling through my veins, rolling on the throttle induces a deep, guttural bark from the stainless-steel exhaust pipe. The rear tire hits something slick, perhaps a thin line of diesel fuel slopped onto the roadway by that smoke-belching, errantly driven tanker truck I passed going the other ...

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Americade Celebrates 30 Years

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Americade 2012, the weeklong rally attracting tens of thousands of motorcyclists, will run from June 4-9, celebrating 30 years in this picturesque location. Located at the foot of 32-mile long Lake George, New York, Americade 2012 will feature over 65 unique events, many happening multiple times over the course of the entire week–everything from new MiniTours and new themed boat ...

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2009 KTM 690 Enduro R Road Test

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[This 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R Road Test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] If dirt’s your game, the 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R has the chops to take you anywhere you want to go (within its 150-mile range), no questions asked. The knobby-shod R will suck up any street chores you throw at it, ...

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