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Motorcycle Road Tests

American-made and all-brand motorcycle road tests and comparisons from the editors of Rider and American Rider magazines. This section includes everything about motorcycles including retro and vintage motorcycles as well as full road tests complete with dyno runs, motorcycle gas mileage and hands-on field-testing.

Cruiser + Touring Motorcycle Reviews

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec

2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt C-Spec, Raider and Stryker Bullet Cowl – First Look Review

The 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec is a café racer-styled variant of the popular performance bobber. Today at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Florida,... read story

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2015 Honda Gold Wing ABS

Honda Announces 40th Anniversary Gold Wing and Other 2015 Models

Hot on the heels of its summer introductions of three new 2015 models—the CBR300R, CB300F and NM4—Honda has announced... Read more »

Ready to rumble are, from left, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe, Victory Boardwalk, Indian Chief Classic and Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom ABS. (Photography by Kevin Wing)

Cutting-Edge Cruisers—Snapshots Reviews

Ready to rumble are, from left, the Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe, Victory Boardwalk, Indian Chief Classic and Moto Guzzi... Read more »

2014 Indian Chief Classic

2014 Indian Chief Classic

Those full fenders and classic flowing lines will garner the Indian rider plenty of attention. (Photography by Kevin Wing) The... Read more »

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Sport + Sport Touring Motorcycle Reviews

2015 Yamaha R3 – First Look Review

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 in Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver Entry-level sportbikes have been coming on strong lately, with the recent release of the all-new KTM RC390, the updated-for-2015... read story

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2015 KTM RC 390

2015 KTM RC 390 — First Look Review

2015 KTM RC 390 KTM takes its “Ready to Race” motto to heart. It has been the spec manufacturer for the Red Bull... Read more »

2015 Victory Magnum in Ness Midnight Cherry

2015 Victory Magnum—Ridden & Rated

The Magnum is first and foremost about making a statement, but underneath the flashy paint and chrome is the very solid Cross... Read more »

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R LE

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

The 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R LE features special paint reminiscent of the 1984 Ninja 900. Kawasaki is celebrating the 30th... Read more »

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Sport Standard + Standard Motorcycle Reviews

2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT

2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS/LT and Versys 1000 LT – First Look Review

After a long wait, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 is finally coming to America, with extensive updates and standard hard saddlebags. When the Kawasaki Versys 650 debuted for 2008,... read story

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2015 Honda CBR300R ABS, 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS SE

Comparison Test: Honda CBR300R ABS vs. Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS SE

Although both resemble larger models in their respective lineups, the Honda and Kawasaki are different approaches to the... Read more »

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS in Matte White

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS – First Look Review

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS in Matte White This month Aprilia dealers around the U.S. will be taking delivery of the... Read more »

2015 Honda CB300F

2015 Honda CB300F – First Look

  Honda has announced it will offer a naked version of the CBR300R for 2015 called the CB300F with more upright ergonomics... Read more »

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Dual-Sport + Adventure Motorcycle Reviews

CSC RX-3 Cyclone

CSC Motorcycles to Import the RX-3 Cyclone, a 250cc Adventure Bike

CSC RX-3 Cyclone CSC Motorcycles, based in Azusa, California, announced today that it is bringing in the first shipment of 250cc RX-3 Cyclone adventure touring motorcycles... read story

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2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure – First Look

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure With 131 horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel, few would accuse KTM’s... Read more »

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

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. (Photos by Rich Cox) Although... Read more »

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Review

With a name and styling inspired by its Dakar Rally-winning machines from the ‘90s, Yamaha’s Super Ténéré is available... Read more »

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Retro + Vintage Motorcycle Reviews

Triumph Thruxton Ace Cafe Special Edition

Triumph Thruxton Ace Cafe Special Edition – First Look Review

The Triumph Thruxton Ace Cafe Special Edition made its U.S. debut at the Ace Corner at the Barber Vintage Festival. At the 10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, held October... read story

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1966 BSA A65S Spitfire Mark II Special

Retrospectove: BSA A65S Spitfire Mark II/III/IV Special: 1966-1968

1966 BSA A65S Spitfire Mark II Special Back in the early 1960s, many British bike companies were cheerfully warring with... Read more »

2015 Yamaha SR400

2015 Yamaha SR400 – First Ride Review

The old-is-new-again 2015 Yamaha SR400 is powered by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, kickstart-only single-cylinder engine. Photography... Read more »

Year/Model: 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R TC; Owner: Daniel Schoenewald, Camarillo, California.

Retrospective: Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R TC (Turbocharged): 1978-1979

Year/Model: 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R TC; Owner: Daniel Schoenewald, Camarillo, California. As the old adage goes, when enough... Read more »

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Sidecar + Scooter + Trike Motorcycle Reviews

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3—First Ride Review

The Spyder F3’s new cruiser-style riding posture yields functional advantages for body positioning plus a lower overall Center of Gravity. (Photos by Riles & Nelson) Can-Am... read story

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F6B Raptor

Motor Trike F6B Raptor—First Ride

Take your choice: Luxury or Sport, Motor Trike’s Adventure series includes conversions of Honda’s Gold Wing and F6B. It’s... Read more »

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2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 – First Look Review

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S in Pure Magnesium Metallic/Steel Black Metallic After giving everyone a tease with the release of... Read more »

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2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: Ridden & Rated

As the only OEM other than BRP building trikes in-house, Harley-Davidson satisfies some of the growing demand for three-wheelers. Following... Read more »

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