Archive for July, 2002

Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School – Steering Techniques

Jul 01, 2002 View Comments by

There seems to be a debate these days over whether counter steering or lower-body steering is the most effective way to steer a motorcycle. The extremists who think it has to be one or the other are missing the point – using the upper and lower body together is by far the most efficient way […]

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Intermot 2002

Jul 01, 2002 View Comments by

There is no doubt about it – the INTERMOT is the world’s most important motorcycle show. The gathering held in Munich September 17th through 22nd hosted 150,000 visitors who came to see the industry’s newest creations. From our vantage point, it’s open season when it comes to the battle for dominance in 2003. That goes […]

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Laguna Seca

Jul 01, 2002 View Comments by

One hundred and fifty years ago, Mexicans from Monterey ranchos used Laguna Seca as summer pasturage for cattle. Its basin served as a natural barrier and its spring-fed lagoon watered the meadows and livestock. Today it is one of the premier tracks for auto and motorcycle racing. Although technically on Army property, the track is […]

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The BMV MOA International Rally

Jul 01, 2002 View Comments by

The weather was terrific, remaining clear and not too warm throughout. Over 5,600 people attended from all four corners of the continental US, including participants from Anchorage and Vancouver. And unlike some other rallies, the only trailers in attendance belonged to the vendors and those being pulled by BMW bikes. National rallies of this type […]

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Honda Hoot 2002

Jul 01, 2002 View Comments by

What do you get when you put almost 200 vendors and 14,000 riders together in a big southern city with lofty, green peaks, a national park, crashing white-water rapids, and twisties more crooked than Richard Nixon? A real big Hoot. That’s what.Honda pulled off another great event this year in Knoxville, TN, proving yet again […]

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City Portrait: San Francisco Fascination

Jul 01, 2002 View Comments by

“Bus number 293 brings you close to Bryant Street,” a young lady explains when I ask for directions. An hour later, I step into the EagleRider store where Michael Baroy waits. “Hi, Christian, a Fat Boy is waiting for you!” he yells over the counter. “Oh! You’re providing a tour guide this time out? You […]

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