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Honda Recalls Certain CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP Sportbikes For Faulty Fuel Tank Cap Seal

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:13:22 +0000

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More than 2,000 Honda sportbikes are being recalled.

Do you own one of the 2,443 Honda CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP motorcycles being recalled for a faulty fuel tank cap seal?
Honda is recalling 2,443 CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR SP motorcycles for a faulty fuel tank cap seal.


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The Progressive International Motorcycle Show Brings New Motorcycles To You

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:26:19 +0000

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If you’re looking to buy, here’s your chance for comparative shopping

Progressive’s International Motorcycle Show is making stops across the country, and bringing all the latest motorcycles and riding gear to your door.



Top Performance Mods for Aprilia Tuono

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:00 +0000

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Basic mods for the Noale factory’s V-4 super naked

Straight-forward aftermarket pieces for the Aprilia Tuono that improve comfort, performance, and protection.
The Tuono in its element. Akrapovic’s full system is an investment, but one a lot of us would make if money were no object. DynoJet Power Commander V An affordable alternative that looks the business. Lever protection. Aftermarket seat kit from Saddlemen installs on the factory seat pan. Motorcycle enthusiasts can find beauty in simple things. How is it a simple rearset can be a thing of beauty? Affordable insurance.


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Tiffani’s Yamaha FZ-07 Tour: Checking Off The Final Three States In Mexico

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:31:25 +0000

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Chapter 3, Part 22

After making a pit stop (literally!) and joining a post-race party, we enter a wormhole that drops us off in Montana. Well, maybe not exactly a wormhole……
With the end in sight, Tiffany and Hollywood work at finishing off visits to the final three states in Mexico. Veracruz: Now here’s a bike you don’t see often in Latin America. Walking through the paddock felt just like home! An overwhelming majority of the finishers and racers in the Coahuila 1000 were small UTVs. I didn’t have the heart to tell them that motorcycles are still cooler, even if none of the eight riders actually finished. The only rider to actually make it to the after-party, even if he got a flat and technically didn’t finish the whole thing. I hope I’m still racing and making questionable life decisions when I’m 65! Did I just ride through a wormhole into Montana, or is this actually still Mexico? The cliffs and pine forests and twisty roadways were so spectacular I don’t even know what they can be compared to. You just have to go to Chihuahua and see for yourself. I must have stopped 100 times to take pictures, just because I was so completely stunned and excited by the change of scenery and the smell of pine. It’s amazing how six months of heat, desert, and tropics can make a simple forest feel so completely new again. Made it! For a place I had never heard of until yesterday, this is a pretty satisfying sign.


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Top 5 Pipes For The Ducati Panigale

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:21:03 +0000

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Let that Superquadro breathe with an aftermarket exhaust

Five top aftermarket exhaust choices for Bologna’s outgoing superbike.
Turns out there are many ways to let the Panigale’s growl loose. Termignoni classic slip-on exhaust Termignoni slip-on exhaust Akrapovic slip-on exhaust SC-Project slip-on system Arrow’s Works Titanium Exhaust


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Tiffani’s Yamaha FZ-07 Tour: From The Gulf To Cool Elevations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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Chapter 3, Part 21

Good food, bike maintenance chores, and we ride from the Gulf of Mexico to cool elevations—at long last!
Riding east and north away from the Gulf coast, we climb to elevations that feel like heaven. Veracruz: The city of palm trees, swanky food, diverse cultures, beach vibes, and…a constant lingering smell of sewage from nearby discharges. Well, it’s still Mexico. When phrases like “Oh, hey, I’m going to go get my bike fixed; you can find me at the tortilleria” doesn’t even sound strange to you anymore. Changing oil in all of the AutoZone parking lots of the world. The FZ was overdue for a little love. Now where the hell do you recycle oil down here? That checkpoint life. I get jealous of how easy it is for everyone who has the itty-bitty 125s around here to zip between traffic. I barely remember what it’s like to not have my entire house and everything I own taking up space on the back of my motorcycle. I will give San Miguel de Allende credit for its beauty, even if I still won’t forgive the cobblestones. It’s a shame the culture wasn’t as well preserved as the architecture. If they don’t have a heavily gated parking area, just about every hotel or hostel in Latin America will insist on parking motorcycles inside their courtyards, hallways, or lobbies for security. Some days, that ends up more ridiculous than others. What’s more fun than having things stolen off your bike? Finding a pinhole in the center of your tread with no explainable cause immediately thereafter. This one would have been pluggable, but with a llantera (tire shop/mechanic) in easy hobble distance, it made more sense to just get a 40-peso patch.


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MC Tested: Lee Parks Design DeerSports PCi Insulated Gloves

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:00 +0000

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Space-age tech goes hand in hand with classic style

Hands cold? Lee Parks Design insulated gloves help keep your paws warm and address some of the problems of today’s cold-weather motorcycle gloves.
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Top Performance Mods For The KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0000

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Unleashing even more performance potential from KTM’s super naked

Chris Fillmore’s impressive win at Pikes Peak earlier this year puts the Super Duke in the record books. A few modifications can make the stock package reach even higher…
Chris Fillmore at Pikes Peak Hardware and software updates can unleash impressive performance stats. Akrapovic full system Adjustable rearsets Carbon-fiber wheels shed unsprung weight for improved acceleration, shorter braking distances, and lighter-feeling handling.


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Tiffani’s Yamaha FZ-07 Tour: The Return to Mexico

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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Chapter 3, Part 20

Who’d've thunk it, but our return to Mexico feels like a homecoming celebration, complete with a bucket-list achievement!
A relatively short hop takes us across the country, from the Pacific Ocean side of Mexico to the Gulf side. What kind of protagonist would I be if I didn’t have a sword? If you can ignore the fact that machetes are basically Central American lawn mowers, I might even appear intimidating one day! I had never even heard of Chiapas before I started this trip south, and now it’s the first place I think of every time someone asks me what my favorite place in Mexico is. My second impression of this country is starting strong. You may have been bored at various times, but have you ever been “stuck at the side of the road, studying the mannerisms of goats” bored? Your chariot, sir. I’m pretty sure Hollywood was just faking the whole broken-down thing because he was tired and wanted some air-conditioning. This is literally the fourth time on this trip a police officer has stopped us because he just wanted to check out our bikes. I think cool motorbikes might be the universal language that transcends all differences. My luck with getting off of speeding tickets has gotten much better in Mexico! Is it weird that the second I stuck my face underwater, all I could think about was that these fish would make great paint schemes for my racebikes? And now I’m officially open-water certified! I think I may have found something I can obsess over almost as hard as I do motorcycles!


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The Custom Motorcycles of EICMA East Market

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:18:00 +0000

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The world’s largest motorcycle convention gets a custom show

Gallery of the custom motorcycles on display at EICMA’s custom show, EICMA East Market.
New and old, patina on metal and age on paint. Honda's CB1100 TR Concept 'Charlotte' from Moto Guzzi's Lord of the Bikes Lucky Cat's Bombinette sprint bike. A brass bodied Vincent café racer. You'd be screaming, too. A brass-bodied Vincent café racer. The 'Desmo Hog' uses a Shovelhead lover with desmo belt drives where the lifters should be actuating Ducati heads... it's quite the thing to behold. The Spicy Shovel by DMC Toys for Men. Spoke city. Plan B Motorcycles' Benelli 512M. Heiwa Motorcycles' BMW R nineT.


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