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2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT: Triple-Powered Sport-Tourer

January/February 2019

2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT: Triple-Powered Sport-Tourer

Ahead of me, a runaway train of 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GTs barrels up the winding road. I’m wringing out second gear in between connecting corners to keep up, the screech of the bike’s inline triple reaching its highest register. Wind River Road is ideal testing ground for Yamaha’s latest sport-tourer, and the lead pack of journalists is pulling away. We race to keep their last rider within sight before he disappears around the tightly stacked turns.
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2018 Yamaha Star Venture vs. 2018 Honda Gold Wing

November/December 2018

2018 Yamaha Star Venture vs. 2018 Honda Gold Wing

Transcontinental touring has become a significant category in motorcycling, so named to describe the many two-wheeled wanderers out there who lean toward long-haul, high-mileage outings. To accommodate this free-spirited mindset, Honda and Yamaha have steadily refined the machines in their respective luxury stables, producing two motorcycles which, though designed for the same task, couldn’t be more different in their approaches to tackling America’s open roads.
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2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure S

September/October 2018

2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure S

Both of these adventurers suffer from an enviable identity crisis. Either one can roam into the other’s terrain and feel quite at home. The crossover gap between the two machines widens in direct proportion to the difficulty of the terrain.
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Coming soon: 2019 Honda CB300R

July/August 2018

Coming soon: 2019 Honda CB300R

Is it retro modern or streamlined steam-punk? No matter. Whatever the inspirations for its design, the naked 2019 CB300R is a pretty machine. And beginners, short-hop commuters, and many others with an abiding appreciation of small-displacement, user-friendly models will be visiting their local Honda showroom to check it out in July.  Sharing the same bold Neo-Sports Café styling of the CB1000R, this pared-down brother, introduced at Milan’s EICMA show in November, boast
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2018 Triumph Speedmaster: A New Kind of Old School

July/August 2018

2018 Triumph Speedmaster: A New Kind of Old School

The Speedmaster of old was originally launched in 2002 and powered by a 790cc air-cooled twin. This year, the newly redesigned bike has gotten a complete makeover, at the heart of which is a massive 1200cc liquid-cooled powerplant. At first sight, the bike appears as a custom “one-off “cruiser with its fat rear tire, low, wide handlebars, and scooped-out seat. A very American concept, sporting a very British badge. Once underway, I soon discovered that the bike is actually quite a bit more than its laid-back appearance suggests.
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