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Sidi GT SympaTex boots. (Shop Talk).(Brief Article)

Gear: Sidi GT SympaTex boots. (Shop Talk).(Brief Article) MacDonald, Andrew Cold, soggy feet. That’s what I remember most about riding 30 years ago as a teenager in England. If you were smart–and I guess I wasn’t–you gooped your leather riding boots with gear oil or some kind of animal-fat-in-a-can substance for OK water-repellency, as long […]

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Cee Bailey’s windscreen.(GEAR LAB)

Cee Bailey’s windscreen.(GEAR LAB) Freund, Ken WINDSCREENS, ALONG WITH SEATS AND EXHAUSTS, ARE AMONG THE MOST COMMON ITEMS THAT MOTORCYCLE OWNERS CHANGE TO SUIT THEIR PREFERENCES. AND FOR GOOD REASON–MANY STOCK BIKES HAVE A LOT OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THIS AREA. Cee Bailey’s may not be a household word for you, but it produces […]

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2006 Honda Gold Wing GL1800.(RIDER TEST)(Cover Story)

Take Wing: 2006 Honda Gold Wing GL1800.(RIDER TEST)(Cover Story) Tuttle, Mark, Jr. The rumors of a new Honda Gold Wing model for 2006 started flying last summer. Would it be sportier yet, with a shorter wheel-base, or have larger luggage and more standard features? Would there be an additional SE version like the last top-line […]

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what’s your pick for 2007 Motorcycle of the Year?(One trackmind)

2007 MOTY People’s Choice: what’s your pick for 2007 Motorcycle of the Year?(One trackmind) Tuttle, Mark, Jr. For 2007, Rider is expanding and improving our Motorcycle of the Year contest by adding Best-Of awards in a total of three classes. What the classes are exactly will be determined by the complete list of model-year 2007 […]

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The 2003 BMW K1200GT. (Rider Test).(Product/Service Evaluation)

Gran Turismo: The 2003 BMW K1200GT. (Rider Test).(Product/Service Evaluation) Tuttle, Mark, Jr. Gran Turismo means Grand Touring–GT for short. It’s a rarely used designation in the motorcycle world, perhaps because of the potential for associating “Grand” with “Large,” or “Touring” with “Slow.” But the GT suffix actually has its roots in the streamlined, lightweight European […]

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We have a winner! Edelweiss Bike Travel tour Essay Contest results.

We have a winner! Edelweiss Bike Travel tour Essay Contest results. Our panel of judges has finished reviewing more than 700 entries–140,000 words–in the Edelweiss Bike Travel Essay Contest we launched in the December 2004 issue, and have picked the entry by Greg Hohn of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as our winner. Among all of […]