Archive for March, 2001

Brake Dance

Mar 01, 2001 View Comments by

For years drum brakes were the best way to slow your motorcycle down until a more effective system took over: the disc brake. Honda was the first manu­facturer to introduce this new brake system in series production. The legendary CB 750 Four (1969) was the first production bike incorporating a hydraulically operated disc brake at […]

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Headgear From Switzerland

Mar 01, 2001 View Comments by

As a foreigner I wonder sometimes “What’s going on in this country?” They still prefer the old measurement system to the metric, they play games with rules we’ll never fathom, broadcast sports and TV shows we’ve never seen (sooner or later they will appear in Europe), and they sometimes ride their motorcycles without helmets, even […]

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City Portrait: Charlotte, NC

Mar 01, 2001 View Comments by

From Winston-Salem, I wind along highways 150 and 16, much of which is bordered by lovely rural scenery. Not so heavily traveled, these roads feature some pretty good curves too. It’s a relaxing ride, not particularly challenging, but what’s the hurry? Along the way towns like Spencer, Salisbury, and Mooresville have embraced their heritage and […]

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