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Rider Magazine’s 2011 Motorcycle of the Year

2011 Triumph Tiger 800

Rider Magazine
October 19, 2011

[Rider Magazine’s 2011 Motorcycle of the Year was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 photo by Kevin Wing In our May issue—a whopping 156-page mailbox-filler, our largest in 30 years—we listed 32 all-new or significantly changed 2011 model-year... Read more »

Hawkized Triumph Scrambler Auctioned for Charity

Hawkized Triumph Scrambler

Rider Magazine
October 11, 2011

Roland Sands Design created a customized Triumph Scrambler to be sold at an auction on October 2 in Beverly Hills, California, as part of the Stand Up for Skateparks benefit hosted by the Tony Hawk Foundation. Dubbed the “Hawkized Triumph,” it sold for $32,500. The entire benefit raised $755,000... Read more »

2011 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 ABS Road Test

2011 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 ABS left side action

Rider Magazine
August 12, 2011

[This 2011 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 ABS Road Test was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Rider] photography by Kevin Wing and Riles & Nelson As a naked sportbike, the Speed Triple is now more comfortable for the rider, but a passenger has to deal with a small seat, just a strap... Read more »

Oregon Coast Motorcycle Ride from Eugene to the Sea

Baker Beach and Oregon coast

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Oregon Coast Motorcycle Ride from Eugene to the Sea Favorite Ride was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Steve Mustoe Looking south from Highway 101 toward Florence. Baker Beach is in the foreground. Oregon is well known for its dramatic coastline,... Read more »

Wisconsin Motorcycle Rides: Touring the Lower Wisconsin Riverway

State Highway 60 Wisconsin Riverway

Rider Contributor
July 19, 2011

story and photography by Gary Ilminen [This Favorite Ride was originally published in the December 2010 issue of Rider magazine] State Highway 60 is the centerline of the lower Wisconsin Riverway tour, clinging to the north bank of the meandering river. From Sauk City to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin,... Read more »

2011 Iron Butt Rally Motorcycle Long-Distance Results

2011 Iron Butt Rally

Rider Contributor
July 18, 2011

Story by Robert Higdon and Mike Kneebone, Photography by Steve Hobart Nothing like a few "farkles"--add-ons and accessories--to give you an edge over the competition. The 15th running of the 11-day, 11,000-mile Iron Butt motorcycle rally concluded Friday, July 1st, 2011 in Ontario, California.... Read more »

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Road Test

Suzuki V-Strom 650 right side beauty

Rider Magazine
June 21, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Road Test Comparison was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] When we first tested the V-Strom 650 in 2004, and for several years thereafter, Suzuki had the middleweight, multicylinder adventure... Read more »

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 Road Test

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 left side action

Greg Drevenstedt
June 14, 2011

  We motorcyclists are a lucky lot. The source of our passion is, in most cases, inexpensive, fuel efficient, reliable and a fount of endless joy and fascination. Vintage machines, racebikes and customs may or may not fulfill any of these criteria, but street-legal motorcycles that rolled off the... Read more »

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Road Test

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm left side action

Donya Carlson
June 9, 2011

photography by Riles and Nelson Except for a couple of small entry-level bikes from other makers, the parallel twins in Triumph’s cruisers make them unique among the current parade of V-twins. At 1,597cc, the engine in its big Thunderbird was also the world’s largest production parallel-twin. Was?... Read more »

2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison

Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F 800 R action

Rider Magazine
June 7, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Left to right: Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F800R in action. Gathered around the shiny, all-knowing... Read more »

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