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Motor Trike Prowler RT – Ridden & Rated Review

Motor Trike Prowler RT (reverse trike) kit on a Honda GL 1800 Goldwing.

Today’s “trike” is not just a trike. Variants include everything from traditional units with two driven wheels at the back of a conventional motorcycle, to bolt-on kits that add two outboard rear wheels to the existing two for stability, and to newer design translations that place two steerable wheels forward and one driven wheel aft. The Prowler RT from Motor ...

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Ural Unveils Dark Force Model

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Dark Force is this year’s limited edition series from Ural, the manufacturer of sidecar motorcycles. Ural Dark Force was inspired by the world of Star Wars and is subtle, light and nimble. It comes in gloss black with blacked out powertrain and matching ceramic-coated exhaust. Dark Force also features a high-visibility LED Headlight and comes standard with a flat enduro ...

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Motor Trike Holds 20th Anniversary Rally

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Hundreds of trikers and bikers rode to Troup, Texas, headquarters of Motor Trike, Inc., to celebrate 20 years in business on October 25, 2014. Almost 700 people traveled from all over the country and abroad to show off their Motor Trikes and tour the manufacturing facility. Guests came from as far away as Australia to participate in the event. The ...

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2015 Can-Am Spyder F3—First Ride Review

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Can-Am recently invited a group of journalists to sample its latest Spyder roadster on a two-day ride through rolling countryside ablaze in fall colors, in the Eastern Township outside of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Visits to the Bombardier Recreational Products design center and factory filled out the agenda. With sport, sport-touring and touring riders already targeted with the Spyder RS, ...

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2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: Ridden & Rated

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Following the release of the Low Rider, SuperLow 1200T and Street 500/750 earlier this year, Harley-Davidson recently launched its full 2015 lineup in Sonoma, California. The Road Glide returns with extensive updates, the new Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low and Ultra Limited Low accommodate shorter riders, and there are four Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models: Limited, Road Glide Ultra, Street ...

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2014 Ural Gear-Up—Road Test

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The last time we tested a Ural sidecar rig (June 2012), it was like a carny ride from the 1960s. That basic Ural T was a thrill to drive around the city or suburbia, fling around in the local canyons or take on backroad day trips, and riding in the chair was exhilarating yet comfortable enough for a nap. Neighbors ...

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Urals Parade through Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Twenty red Ural Motorcycles participated in the opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. A spectacular procession of the legendary sidecar motorcycles rumbled across the ice at Fisht Olympic Stadium, symbolizing one of the achievements in Russia’s post-WWII reconstruction history and giving Ural a moment of recognition in front of an international audience. “I feel very proud, ...

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2014 Ural Motorcycles Lineup – First Look

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  Ural Motorcycles, a Russian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars, is launching its 2014 model lineup. The new Urals feature electronic fuel injection, disc brakes on all three wheels, a hydraulic steering damper and dozens of other upgrades–the biggest package of improvements in 10 years. “For many years we were watching other manufacturers launching new models after new models every ...

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The 2012 Ural Limited Edition: The Ural Yamal

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IMZ-Ural, the Siberian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars, has introduced the 2012 limited edition Ural Yamal—the only motorcycle equipped with an oar. Yamal, which translates as “the end of the Earth,” is a peninsula in Russia known for being nothing short of inhospitable, barren and perpetually frozen. It is also the well-known icebreaker that spends its time conquering the frozen ...

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Ridden & Rated: 2012 Motor Trike Victory Vortex

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Heavyweight touring bikes such as the Victory Cross Country and Cross Roads easily lend themselves to the additional stability, luggage capacity and weight of three wheels. Introduced for 2010, Victory’s Cross bikes combined the proven air/oil-cooled Freedom 106/6 V-twin and cast-aluminum hollow main frame from the Vision, but with less polarizing styling. In our tests of the Cross Roads (Rider, ...

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