Spring 2001
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Touring and Travel Articles

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

Driving through the Rockies means getting a real out of this land of wonderful landscapes, fantastic lookouts, rockin' backroads and friendly people. Andi Seiler got it.
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Deals Gap

Deals Gap

'Hey guys, tomorrow something exciting is going to happen,' remarks 'Tiger' Christian at dinner, putting on a smug smile like a Cheshire cat sitting in front of its Christmas turkey. It doesn't matter that it is only October. Somehow, everyday is Christmas in the USA.
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Italy, Sardinia: Universe in the Mediterranean

Italy, Sardinia: Universe in the Mediterranean

Five motorcyclists had enough of the long cold Austrian winter. They left to find spring. Between the turquoise blue sea and the blooming flowers they found it in Sardinia. They, like everyone else who travel Sardinia, will definitely be back.
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A Day on the Road

A Day on the Road

Brrrrr...my alarm clock is ringing. Half asleep I blink at my watch. What! seven o'clock already? Right, we planned a motorcycle trip - Christa, my wife, Gerald, our friend, and me. This tour will be a little trip in the surrounding area of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A few minutes later I hear the noisy growl of Gerald's Ducati Monster. 'Hopefully we'll have no complaints from our neighbors,' I say to Gerald, but he laughs, starts his bike, pulls his helmet on and rolls from the driveway.
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Costa Rica & Panama

Costa Rica & Panama

Some motorcyclists from Europe pushed forward into a different world. The vacation through Costa Rica and Panama ended up with a lot of adventures and surprises.Note: This tour happened before the American operators of the Panama Canal and the US Army pulled out of Panama at the end of 1998. The canal now is under contract with a Chinese company. Please do your homework and research with diligence. Things may have changed a lot - politically, economically, socially and even environmentally.
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Austria, Slovenia and Italy: Cappuccino Time

Austria, Slovenia and Italy: Cappuccino Time

Surrounded as they are by the Alps and enveloped by the cold, many Austrian bikers consider the long wait for the arrival of May and June to be a dangerous time. Why? Because the urges produced by their "motorcycle hormones" can drive them absolutely nuts. It is the same with us - my brother Daniel, Christa, my wife, and I. But every year as the weather warms, we complete preparations and our excitement builds for the next version of the good old Cappuccino Tour.
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Motorcycle Reviews

BMW R1200C / Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Drifter / Moto Guzzi California Special - Comparison Test

BMW R1200C / Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Drifter / Moto Guzzi California Special - Comparison Test

Cruisers probably define the most popular style of American Riding. Because of the comfortable riding position, they offer you the best way to enjoy your ride. And besides, they look cool.
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Ducati Supersport 900

Ducati Supersport 900

Ducati's success during the nineties is based on one of the most popular sportbikes from Italy, the 900 SS. This great heritage led to the first fuel-injected SS in 1998 (USA: 1999).
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