2014 Honda CBR650F

Feb 07, 2014 View Comments by

Honda seems to have no intention on letting up with the release of new model after new model, and here is the latest, the CBR650F. Honda calls it “an affordable middle-weight sport bike” and with its 649cc in-line four, it certainly looks to fit that billing. Unlike a pure sport bike, however, the engine is […]

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2014 Honda CB1100 and CB1100 Deluxe

Feb 06, 2014 View Comments by

Headlining the updates to Honda’s reincarnation of the classic CB750 is a new six-speed transmission that replaces the five-speed unit in the previous model. This should increase the bike’s comfort and fuel economy. There’s also a new meter package with gear position indicator, MPG readout, and trip function. The base CB will come exclusively in […]

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2014 Honda Interceptor

Feb 06, 2014 View Comments by

It’s official; the Honda VFR 800 is coming to the U.S. as the 2014 Interceptor. Honda fans are sure to rejoice as the V-four powered sport-touring machine finds its way to American roads. The base model Interceptor will feature a 782cc VTEC V-four engine, Pro Arm single sided swingarm, adjustable Pro-Link rear suspension, pre-load adjustable […]

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So, You Want To Sell Your Bike?

Jan 08, 2014 View Comments by

We know where we want to finish, with the bike sold and money in our pocket, or maybe the bank. One word: Advertise! At no time in memory has it been easier to do so, with the computer we can run off our own color flyers to post in every Laundromat, motorcycle garage, coffee shop, […]

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Balance

Dec 21, 2013 View Comments by

I’ve always been attracted to bikes with less than universal public appeal and appreciation for some reason. How many people do you know who seriously considered purchasing a Cagiva Elefant? I rest my case. I didn’t buy the Cagiva, mainly due to the bike’s seat height and the uncertainty of maintenance issues, but I came […]

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Wrong Bike, Right Road (Or Vice Versa)

Dec 14, 2013 View Comments by

When on RoadRUNNER tours, we occasionally get a route surprise thrown at us, and sometimes the road/bike combination puts us in a bit of a predicament. Before I began writing for the magazine, I assumed that the routes were somehow completely previewed before being ridden for an article. In reality, while a great deal of […]

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Motorcycle Riding: What the Doctor Said

Nov 28, 2013 View Comments by

“No…not this year for sure.” It was already October here in Wisconsin, cold and wet, so no great loss. I would be tucking away the bike for its long winter nap soon anyway. But what about next spring? “That’s up to you,” he said, “things like balance and strength have to return to normal.” Can […]

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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 Forza 300: The Middleweight Scoot

Nov 15, 2013 View Comments by

With the current trend of ever increasing displacement, even in the scooter category, worthy mounts like Honda’s Forza 300 sometimes get overlooked. In reality, however, for those in the market for a scooter, the 300cc class may be the butter zone. With its fuel injected, liquid cooled 279cc single, there aren’t many races this Honda […]

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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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Razor Gold Wing Trike Conversion

Oct 09, 2013 View Comments by

There are plenty of companies out there offering to add a third wheel to Honda’s preeminent touring machine, and one very interesting option is the Razor from Motor Trike. One thing that sets the Razor apart from other Gold Wing trike kits is its suspension. For the Razor, Motor Trike starts with a fully independent […]

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Love at First Bike

Sep 28, 2013 View Comments by

What was the first bike you really fell in love with? You know, the one that managed to find that mystical mix of form, function, and foibles and work its way into your heart. For many people, this happened with their first motorcycle, and it’s no surprise since they didn’t have anything to compare it […]

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Big Turnout for 24th Annual Nostalgia Run

Sep 13, 2013 View Comments by

Each September vintage and modern bike enthusiasts gather in north central Maryland to display and ride their mounts along the area’s bucolic backroads. This past Sunday several hundred bikes and riders congregated at the Community Park in Thurmont, MD, at the base of the Catoctin Mountains. Moderate temperatures, blue sky, low humidity, and fervent camaraderie […]

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Classic and Contemporary Japanese Motorcycles Up for Auction

Aug 28, 2013 View Comments by

If you’ve got a thing for Japanese motorcycles and happen to be spending October in England, you’ll be excited to learn that Dutch entrepreneur and motorcycle collector Michael Buttinger will be offering his collection of nearly 100 Japanese motorcycles for auction at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale. The auction will take place on October 20th and […]

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Project Bike: Honda Gold Wing GL1800

Aug 11, 2013 View Comments by

Reaching for Touring Gold Setting out to improve the touring credentials of the Honda Gold Wing GL1800 is kind of like trying to increase the racing prowess of a MotoGP bike, but as any racing tech will tell you, there is always room for improvement. Though there’s not much the big Honda doesn’t excel at, […]

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