Consumer Reports on Motorcycle Reliability

Feb 21, 2014 View Comments by

They’ve reported on everything from cars to TVs to baby strollers and now they’ve turned their attention to motorcycles. Last year Consumer Reports conducted a massive customer satisfaction survey of the owners of the top five OEMs in the U.S.: Honda, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, BMW, and Kawasaki. The report (focusing on bikes model year 2009 through […]

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2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Nov 23, 2013 View Comments by

Is the standard K 1600 GTL too plebian for you? Do you desire even more from your luxury-touring machine? Well BMW has heard your elitist cries! The Exclusive edition of BMW’s preeminent touring motorcycle has all the bells and whistles. To differentiate itself from the base GTL, the Exclusive sports a Mineral white metallic paint […]

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It’s Back! The 2014 Honda Valkyrie

Nov 20, 2013 View Comments by

Ten years ago, Honda left the power cruiser segment when it put to rest the remarkably engineered yet funky second generation Valkyrie, the Rune. Many considered that a wise choice. Seemingly designed as an exercise in craftsmanship, the idea was spot on, the price, however, not so much. Give the Gold Wing a golden diet, […]

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2014 Honda CTX1300: A New Cruiser Choice

Nov 05, 2013 View Comments by

There hasn’t been a lot of sleep had over at Honda HQ in Tokyo. Big Red has rolled out an impressive array of models in the last year and with the announcement of the new CTX1300, they show no signs of letting up. With the CTX700 series, Honda signaled its move toward affordable, easy to […]

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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

Sep 25, 2013 View Comments by

There are certainly many members of our motorcycle touring community who swear by Suzuki’s little wonder-bike, the DL650 V-Strom. For some reason, however, the 650’s big brother, the V-Strom DL1000, has never enjoyed the same level of popularity. With the 2014 version, Suzuki aims to change that. We don’t have all the details on the […]

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New BMW K 1600 GT Sport

Jul 15, 2013 View Comments by

For 2014 BMW is adding a new trim-line to their king-tourer, the K1600. The “new” K 1600 GT Sport differentiates itself from its siblings, the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL, with a two-color Sakhir orange metallic and black metallic paint scheme, black gloss coated wheels, low windshield, and a “sporty” new seat. U.S. […]

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