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2013 People's Choice Motorcycle of the Year Winner

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This year, Rider magazine decided to put its Motorcycle of the Year title in our reader’s hands by allowing you to pick the winner through an online poll. The options were numerous (11 manufacturers stepped up for 2013 with nearly 40 new motorcycles) and every single one received votes. Bikes in the running had to be all-new or significantly changed ...

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2013 Honda CB1100 – First Ride

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When I was a young boy, my father introduced me to the joys of motorcycling. Dad would take my brother and me on leisurely rides in the country aboard his Honda CB750 Four. In the late 1970s, I was too young to know or care about the significance of the CB750, that its transverse, in-line four cylinder engine with overhead ...

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2013 Honda Motorcycle Models

The list of 2013 Honda models is growing as a dozen new additions were recently released. This latest release includes four different variations of the Shadow—the Aero, Phantom, RS and Spirit—each with their own unique and distinctly different cruiser persona to meet rider demands for style and preferences. When these move up to a large-displacement V-twin, they can choose between ...

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Ride for Kids Motorcycle Drawing is May 7

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The Ride for Kids program will give away two project bikes in this year’s effort to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), which is working to find the cause and cure for childhood brain tumors. Drawings for a Honda CBR250R sportbike reimagined by Gregg DesJardins or a Honda Ruckus scooter customized by Troy Lee will be held ...

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Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Brake Recall

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  According to American Honda, as of today its dealers have ceased selling Gold Wing GL1800 motorcycle models until they can be inspected for the existence of an out-of-tolerance part or parts that can cause the rear brake to drag. Moreover the company has launched an official recall of all GL1800s to have this inspection performed, from the initial 2001 ...

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Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965

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photography by Steve Ready [This Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965 was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Rider magazine] In the early ’60s big changes were coming to the motorcycle world. The British industry did not understand that it was on death row, Harley was grudgingly modernizing its bread-and-butter big twin, and the European manufacturers ...

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Fifteenth Annual Honda Hoot and 2008 Gold Wing GL1800

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by Greg Drevenstedt photography by the author and courtesy American Honda The Honda Hoot celebrated its Crystal Anniversary this year, and Old Man Weather gave the rally his blessing. Held in Knoxville for eight of the rally’s 15 years, eastern Tennessee in June has a reputation for muggy heat and frog-choking rain. But this year the mercury remained low and ...

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Retrospective: Honda Café Racer: 1974 CB750K

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(This Retrospective article was published in the December 2008 issue of Rider.) Story and photography by Clement Salvadori Café racers are essentially styling exercises, often with more emphasis placed on the look than on the performance. The racy look is exaggerated, with low handlebars, rear-set footpegs and preferably a noisy exhaust…and this Honda is a fine example. The long gas ...

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Retrospective: Honda CB750F Super Sport (SOHC): 1975-1978

Honda CB750F Super Sport (SOHC): 1975-1978

Here was an immensely successful exercise in styling. For six years Honda had been selling the CB750K, a superbly technical motorcycle with such innovations as an electric starter and disc brake, but low on looks. Undoubtedly there were some who liked the somewhat plain four-piper design, but the Honda marketeers were quite aware that a sporty image was the coming ...

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