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2015 Victory Magnum – First Ride Review

2015 Victory Magnum in Ness Midnight Cherry

Greg Drevenstedt
August 14, 2014

Victory’s new Magnum is a “big wheel bagger” with a 21-inch front wheel, slammed rear end, triple-tone paint and a 100-watt audio system. Photography by Riles & Nelson Motorcycle customization trends ebb and flow. Choppers, with their spindly, raked-out forks, beach-ball rear tires... Read more »

Retrospective: Yamaha YG-T Trailmaster 80: 1964-1969

1968 Yamaha YG5-T Trailmaster 80

Clement Salvadori
August 6, 2014

Year/Model: 1968 Yamaha YG5-T Trailmaster 80; Owner: Eric Foor, Morro Bay, California Lest we forget, it was the advent of rather small Japanese motorcycles that affected the two-wheeled revolution in the United States, quadrupling registrations between 1960 and 1969. And this Trailmaster 80 was part... Read more »

Adventure Shootout: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey.

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey. (Photos by Rich Cox) Although they represent a small minority of motorcycle sales, large-displacement adventure tourers have surged in popularity recently. Buyers are drawn to their one-bike-does-it-all... Read more »

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Review

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

With a name and styling inspired by its Dakar Rally-winning machines from the ‘90s, Yamaha’s Super Ténéré is available in standard and ES (electronic suspension) versions. (Photos by Rich Cox) Named after a dune-filled region of the Sahara, Yamaha’s Super Ténéré rumbled onto the adventure-touring... Read more »

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure Review

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

The 1190 Adventure is the latest entrant in the burgeoning ADV segment, offering a unique combination of power, sophistication and on-/off-road performance (Photos by Rich Cox). After years of building the most off-road-oriented of the big dualies with its 950/990 Adventure models, KTM balanced the scales... Read more »

2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

BMW invented the travel enduro segment with its R80G/S in 1980, and the boxer-powered, shaft-driven machine has been steadily refined and improved ever since. (Photos by Rich Cox) Introduced for 2013 on the R 1200 GS, the latest version of BMW’s air/liquid-cooled boxer twin powers two updated 2014... Read more »

2015 Victory Magnum—First Look

2015 Victory Magnum in Plasma Lime.

Rider Magazine Staff
July 28, 2014

2015 Victory Magnum in Plasma Lime. Victory Motorcycles has added another new bike to its 2015 lineup alongside the Gunner bobber. This time it’s a nice variation on the Cross Country called the Magnum with a custom 21-inch front wheel (vs. the standard 18-inch). The back of the bike has been slammed... Read more »

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ABS 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R LE

Rider Magazine
July 11, 2014

The 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R LE features special paint reminiscent of the 1984 Ninja 900. Kawasaki is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Ninja with a very limited edition of numbered 2015 ZX-14R ABS motorcycles. Only 300 ZX-14R Limited Editions will be available, all individually numbered and... Read more »

2014 BMW R 1200 RT—Road Test

BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT

Mark Tuttle
July 11, 2014

BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT has gained power and lost a little weight, and it’s nearly as pretty as the sunrise over Sedona, Arizona. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Sport-touring bikes have a love/hate relationship with weight. A rider generally moves up to a sport tourer in order to get creature comforts... Read more »

2015 Honda CB300F – First Look

2015 Honda CB300F

Rider Magazine
July 10, 2014

  Honda has announced it will offer a naked version of the CBR300R for 2015 called the CB300F with more upright ergonomics and a lower price tag. Features and bennies include: - Engine displaces 286cc for responsive power throughout the rev range. - Derived from the CBR250R engine, a new crankshaft... Read more »

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