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2019 Ducati Scrambler: Uncomplicated

May/June 2019

2019 Ducati Scrambler: Uncomplicated

No other motorcycle manufacturer has invested itself in the retro market quite like Ducati. When the Italian company reintroduced its iconic Scrambler in 2015, it crafted an effective campaign selling the lifestyle as much as the machine. The campaign blossomed by capturing the sentimentality of older riders, while appealing to newer riders with its theme of free-spiritedness.
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2019 BMW F 750 GS & F 850 GS : On- or Off-road, Adventure is the Word!

March/April 2019

2019 BMW F 750 GS & F 850 GS : On- or Off-road, Adventure is the Word!

BMW’s approach to updating its middle-class machine is an interesting one—they’ve introduced two models very close in displacement, yet quite different in terms of temperament. The all-new F 750 GS and F 850 GS bikes possess the essential rugged good looks and dual-purpose functionality of the established GS machines, while each manages to retain a sense of individuality. WHAT’S NEW? EVERYTHING! The 750 and 850 GS represent a true “ground-up” redesi
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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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2019 Can-Am Ryker: All-new Chassis, Engines, Entry Level Pricing

January/February 2019

2019 Can-Am Ryker: All-new Chassis, Engines, Entry Level Pricing

Can-Am has taken aim at a previously untapped market with the introduction of its all-new 2019 Ryker. Designed as a lower-priced model for local and day-trip use, it is intended to attract new and more youthful buyers to the brand, which until now has been popular primarily among an older generation of consumers. Who will buy them is yet to be determined, but a drastically more economical model should do well considering how many Spyders have been sold to date. I test rode one in the coastal Malibu area of Southern California, whose serpentine roads through the Santa Monica mountains provided a perfect playground for the press introduction.
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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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