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2010 Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country – Road Test Review

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photography by Brian J. Nelson [This 2010 Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country Road Test was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The east Texas Hill Country is made for motorcycles. Countless curves and elevation changes on the roads near Austin are a sporting rider’s delight, particularly around Leakey on Ranch Roads 335, 336 and 337, ...

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2010 Honda VFR1200F First Ride

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photography by Kevin Wing and courtesy of Honda [This 2010 Honda VFR1200F First Ride was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Honda has amassed a remarkable legacy over the past 50 years, covering the full spectrum of motorcycling. Its utilitarian, 60-million-unit Super Cub is the best-selling internal-combustion vehicle in history, and its hand-built racebikes have won ...

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2010 Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom – Road Test Review

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[This 2010 Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] Hot rodders are an interesting breed in their willingness to compromise a little comfort here or a little handling there in order to achieve their vision of the ultimate rod. Trading a crick in the neck for a chopped roof is something that a ...

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2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Road Test

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photography by Milagro [This 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Road Test was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Ducatis tend to come in two sizes: small and large. You select the one that suits your appetite, like lunch- and dinner-sized entrées. Not hungry enough for an 1198? Go with the lower-calorie 848. Monster 696 doesn’t have enough ...

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2009 KTM 990 Adventure Road Test

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photography by Scott Hirko [This 2009 KTM 990 Adventure Road Test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] For most of the 1990s, KTM’s 640 Adventure single served as its sole adventure-touring bike, a capable but buzzy and uncomfortable mount ill-suited to long rides despite its huge fuel tank. Hints that a larger, more street-capable 900-series ...

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2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic – Road Test Review

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photography by the author and Brian Rathjen [This 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Road Test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Aftermarket trike conversions have been around for many years, but now you can pop down to your friendly Harley-Davidson dealer and buy the new 2009 Tri Glide, the first factory-produced trike on the ...

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2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones – Road Test Review

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[This 2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] Using a single engine design, the TC96B, and one basic frame, Harley-Davidson produces seven different Softail models. Possibly the most distinctive of these is the 2010 FLSTSB Cross Bones. With its unique Springer front suspension, ape-like handlebars, and sprung, tractor-style seat, the Cross Bones has, ...

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2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE and Classic LT Road Test

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by Lance Oliver; photography by Alfonse Palaima [This 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE and Classic LT Road Test was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] A demo ride on the new Voyager was the hardest ticket to get at the Kawasaki tent at the Americade Rally in Lake George, New York, in June 2009. It’s ...

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2009 Harley-Davidson CVO Springer Softail – Road Test Review

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[This 2009 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Springer Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] If your family name is Croesus then plunking down $27,000 for the 2009 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Springer will require nothing more than a simple draw from petty cash. The Kittrelle family, however, is of much more modest means, so that 27 big ones looms large. ...

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