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Retrospective: Honda CL175 Scrambler: 1968-1973

Year/Model: 1970 Honda CL175K4 Scrambler, Owner: Bob Duncan, Atascadero, California.

Clement Salvadori
July 2, 2015

Year/Model: 1970 Honda CL175K4 Scrambler, Owner: Bob Duncan, Atascadero, California. There certainly were lots of variations of Honda’s 175 twin over its six years on the market, from Super Sport to Motosport, with the Scrambler sitting right in the middle. All part of Honda’s marketing wisdom—offering... Read more »

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS – First Look Review

2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS

Greg Drevenstedt
June 2, 2015

The new-for-2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS is powered by a liquid-cooled, 803cc in-line four. Kawasaki has announced its first street model for 2016, the all-new Z800 ABS, a naked sportbike that will compete with BMW’s F 800 R, Ducati’s Monster 821, Suzuki’s GSX-S750 and Yamaha’s FZ-07... Read more »

Retrospective: Amazonas 1600: 1977-1989

Year/Model: 1983 Amazonas Super Esporte 1600; Owner: Doug Wilson, Santa Ynez, California.

Clement Salvadori
June 1, 2015

Year/Model: 1983 Amazonas Super Esporte 1600; Owner: Doug Wilson, Santa Ynez, California. This motorcycle was a result of economic solutions rather than engineering designs, which may explain its questionable status as one of the worst motorcycles ever built. Amazonas 1600 In the early 1970s, Brazil... Read more »

Motus MST & MST-R — First Ride Review

Seven years in the making, the first production Motus motorcycles began shipping late last year. Right: Fully spec’d MST-R gets more power and uprated suspension, handlebar and brakes. (Photography by Phil Hawkins)

Alan Cathcart
May 11, 2015

Seven years in the making, the first production Motus motorcycles began shipping late last year. (Photography by Phil Hawkins) The first American four-cylinder street bike in the 70 years since World War II has now reached production, and the initial examples of the V-4 Motus MST and higher-performance... Read more »

Retrospective: Rumi Turismo 125: 1950-1956

1950 Rumi Turismo 125; Owner: John Goldman, San Francisco, California.

Clement Salvadori
May 8, 2015

1950 Rumi Turismo 125; Owner: John Goldman, San Francisco, California. (Photography by Isabel Avellan) After World War II ended, dozens of Italian companies began producing small motorcycles and motor scooters to provide the local folk with some sort of personal transportation. A few of the names live... Read more »

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS — First Ride Review

New to the lineup for 2015, the V-Strom 650XT has a beak like the DL1000, plus spoked wheels, aluminum side cases, engine guards and a touring windscreen.

Mark Tuttle
May 8, 2015

New to the lineup for 2015, the V-Strom 650XT has a beak like the DL1000, plus spoked wheels, aluminum side cases, engine guards and a touring windscreen. (Photography by Kevin Wing) The Suzuki V-Strom 650 occupies the middleweight niche between lighter dual-sports and larger adventure tourers, and its... Read more »

BRP Delivers 100,000th Can-Am Spyder

100,000th Can-Am Spyder

Press Release
May 4, 2015

Marc R. Lacroix (left) from BRP presents the 100,000th Can-Am Spyder to owner Brahm Wilson and his wife Rachel. They are joined by Len Damouth (right) from Pit Bull Powersports. BRP, based on Valcourt, Québec, saw its 100,000th Can-Am Spyder roll off the assembly line on April 20, 2015. BRP and Pit... Read more »

2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800–First Ride Review

Red and silver are MV Agusta’s traditional livery, and the Turismo Veloce also comes in silver/gray with a red frame. That’s an LED daytime running light surrounding the LED headlight—the low beam comes on automatically at dusk.

Mark Tuttle
April 30, 2015

Red and silver are MV Agusta’s traditional livery, and the Turismo Veloce also comes in silver/gray with a red frame. That’s an LED daytime running light surrounding the LED headlight—the low beam comes on automatically at dusk. Photography by Milagro MV Agusta has been making motorcycles in Varese,... Read more »

Rider Comparo: 2015 Ducati Scrambler vs. Triumph Scrambler

2015 Ducati Scrambler vs 2015 Triumph Scrambler

Ken Lee
April 17, 2015

Two Scramblers in name; two different directions in practice. Photography by Kevin Wing Most of the time, an awful lot of brainwork goes into researching the purchase of a new motorcycle. Facts, figures, statistics, capacity, performance, road manners and so much more all weigh in when answering that... Read more »

Retrospective: Velocette MAC 350: 1934-1960

Year/Model: 1952 Velocette MAC 350; Owner: Tim Kenney, Ojai, California.

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2015

The reader may be surprised that this motorcycle is not in more immaculate condition, having a shabby saddle, abbreviated aluminum front fender, chromed oil reservoir and a bunch of other blemishes. Truth be told, around here we are not much interested in concours machines, motorcycles to be found on... Read more »

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