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  • Motorcycle Monday: Retro Kawasaki Afternoon Ride

    Oct 13, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Retro Kawasaki  Afternoon Ride

    A while back, a friend and I were talking on the phone and he was telling me that he still had his Kawasaki W650 taking up space in his garage. For those unfamiliar with this model bike, it is a retro Triumph Bonneville 650 styled Kawasaki built from ’99-’07. I was invited to take it ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    Oct 7, 13 • Motorcycles, Vintage Cars, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    This is a little different for a Motorcycle Monday post, but it’s just about the coolest event I’ve ever heard of. This past weekend, the Oilers Car Club ran an amazing event called the Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey, featuring 1/8-mile vintage car and motorcycle racing on the beach. It’s a scene, man. ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Honda Flirts with the Past, ’91-’03 Nighthawk 750

    Sep 8, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Honda Flirts with the Past, ’91-’03 Nighthawk 750

    Since its introduction in 1969, there have been many different incarnations of the Honda 750. I am fortunate enough to have been around when the original was introduced and enjoyed many miles on those early models. I think I’ve probably spent some time on nearly every 750 model Honda has ever produced. When I first ...

  • Motorcycle Monday, Back-to-School Edition: Kawasaki Super Sherpa

    Aug 19, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday, Back-to-School Edition: Kawasaki Super Sherpa

    When I was a freshman in college and had every opportunity in the whole wide world ahead of me, I opted to cut class and ride all over Hell’s Half Acre on my clapped out 1990 Honda CB-1, instead. Skipped American history, rode to the beach. Skipped English, rode to North Georgia. Skipped college algebra, ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    Aug 12, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    I just finished watching the second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s awesome Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise of the web series is that Jerry picks up one of his comedian pals in a vintage car that fits their personality and he takes them out for — you guessed it — coffee. Acura sponsors it, ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: The Honda Big One 1994-95

    Aug 5, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: The Honda Big One  1994-95

    In the early 90s, many folks of the motorcycle culture were voicing their desire for another UJM. At the time, most of my riding friends were on bikes covered in plastic with a rather aggressive riding posture required. The engineers at Honda got wind of this request and went to work on producing another standard ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Honda Pacific Coast

    Jul 29, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday: Honda Pacific Coast

    What’s the ugliest motorcycle you can think of? For me, it has always been the Honda Pacific Coast. A v-twin tourer wrapped entirely in plastic, the PC800 seemed to take on the appearance of a glorified scooter. It even had a trunk. Not a top box-esque storage area like the modern Goldwings, but an honest ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: KTM Duke II

    Motorcycle Monday: KTM Duke II

    KTM’s 640 LC4 engine is one of my favorites of all time. Although it vibrates like a paint shaker on meth and can be prone to some tedious maintenance, it’s a compact and diverse little power plant. The versatile Austrian single found its way into a variety of KTMs including the company’s enduros, supermotos, and ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Trials Bikes of the 1970s

    Motorcycle Monday: Trials Bikes of the 1970s

    Gather ’round, young’uns, and listen while we take you back to the 1970s, when motorcycles sold so powerfully in the United States that the manufacturers were able to build more than a couple of 600cc sport bikes and cruisers. That’s right, motorcycle builders sold anything from street-oriented dirtbikes, dirt-oriented streetbikes, water-cooled, two-stroke triples, shaft-driven, air-cooled ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Yamaha TW200

    Motorcycle Monday: Yamaha TW200

    My name is Lindsay, and I am addicted to dual sport motorcycles. Big or small, I love them all. Dual sports tend to be the oddballs of the motorcycle world, and I have a fondness for the most peculiar of the breed. One of the most unusual is the Yamaha TW200. What other dual sport ...