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2013 Honda PCX150 Review

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Good things may come in small packages, but Honda’s pint-sized PCX just got bigger…and better. Honda has upped the PCX125’s liquid-cooled, 125cc single-cylinder engine to 152.9cc to make it highway legal in most, if not all, 50 states. In the process, Honda improved the PCX150’s seat comfort, changed the gear ratios for more pickup and designed a more efficient radiator ...

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Motor Trike Announces New IRS Conversion for Kawasaki 1700

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Motor Trike, Inc. has released an additional Independent Rear Suspension conversion to add to their rapidly expanding product line. The “Challenger” conversion was designed to fit the Kawasaki 1700 family of large touring motorcycles including the Voyager, Vaquero, and Nomad with additional models to follow. Motor Trike dedicated itself to stylistically matching this new conversion to the motorcycle itself.  The all-new ...

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Hannigan Motorsports 2012 Honda GL1800 Trike

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Due to its touring prowess, the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has long been a popular platform for trike conversions. The GL1800’s engine and drivetrain were not updated for 2012, but it got all-new bodywork, so trike builders had to integrate the styling changes into their own designs. During the Americade rally in Lake George, New York, in June, I had ...

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2013 Can-Am Spyders – First Look

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For 2013, Can-Am’s family of Spyders grows more legs with the addition of a new sport-touring model called the Spyder ST. Positioned between the ultra sporty RS model and heavyweight RT tourer, the ST offers a blend of comfort and sportiness that Can-Am enthusiasts have requested. The ST carries all the same DNA and mechanicals (as well as transmission options) ...

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2012 Ural T Side-By-Side Review

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Among all of the ways to ride on three wheels, I think sidecars are the most fun, and challenge your riding skills in the heart-starting way we used to enjoy before computers began saving us from ourselves. With two wheels in front like the Can-Am Spyder, the ride is fast and sporty; with two wheels in back you can carry ...

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Honda Announces New Scooters for 2013

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Honda enters the 2013 model-year season with two fun scooters that contain significant upgrades: the thoroughly revised Metropolitan and a new PCX scooter with a larger-displacement engine that makes it capable for freeway use. Both models feature an easy-to-operate automatic transmission along with fuel-efficient engines—just the thing for countering rising fuel prices. Available this summer, the 2013 Honda PCX150 features ...

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A Short History of Sidecars

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Curious conveyances, sidecars. Few of us have ever ridden in one, fewer yet driven a rig. But there is a small, passionate number of sidecarists who love their three-wheeled machines, sometimes referred to as hacks or chairs, and a sizable number of companies that cater to these aficionados. The origins of the sidecar are in much dispute, but with the ...

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The 34th Annual GP Sidecar Rally in Southern California

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story and photography by Paul Garson Don’t start dusting off your roadracing leathers, the GP in the title above refers to Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, perennial home to the L.A. Zoo and Griffith Park Observatory. Both the Zoo and the Observatory have been “under renovation” it seems since Noah dropped off the animals and Percival Lowell thought he saw canals ...

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The 32nd Annual Griffith Park Sidecar Rally

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Even Huell Howser, the host of PBS-affiliate KCET TV’s popular “California Gold,” showed up for the weekend event that brought sidecar rigs trundling into L.A.’s Griffith Park from all points of the compass. After all, this is the mother lode for rare, unusual and very high-tech sidehacks and their equally unique owners and fans, and the 32nd such gathering was ...

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