2016 Victory Empulse TT Test Ride

“2016 Victory Empulse TT” Victory electric motorcycle adopted from Brammo More and more motorcycle manufacturers are exploring the realm of bikes powered by electricity. Does this mean that gasoline fuel powered motorcycles are headed for extinction? I think not. However it makes sense for them to look ahead to the future and to develop production…

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2016 Polaris Slingshot SL LE Test Ride/Drive

“2016 Polaris Slingshot SL LE” Three-wheeled motorcycle or auto? Remember when a slingshot was a “Y-shaped” contraption, usually made of wood, with a couple of rubber bands attached to a cloth or leather patch, that was used to hurl projectiles at a target of some sort? Well, those are still around, but the concept of…

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2016 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES Test Ride

“2016 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES” The Ideal Ticket for Adventure Motorcycling offers many venues for the ideal riding experience based on personal preferences and requirements. The Yamaha Super Ténéré was named as Cycle World’s “Best Adventure Bike” in that category’s first year. It was perceived to be a comfortable 1200 cc twin long distance cruiser…

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2016 Zero DSR Power Tank Test Ride

“2016 Zero DSR” An Electric Dual Sport/Adventure Motorcycle Zero Motorcycles is a major award-winning player in the ever-growing electric motorcycle marketplace. The Scotts Valley,CA based company has been producing electric motorcycles for several years now, (since 2006) and I’ve had the opportunity to ride several of their earlier versions, which came with chain final drives….

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2016 Victory Gunner Test Ride

“2016 Victory Gunner” A Performance oriented Bobber In keeping with what seems to be a returning trend in the cruiser motorcycling community, Victory Motorcycles has launched the Gunner, which is executed in a style reminiscent of early “Bobbers”. What is a Bobber you might ask? The Victory Gunner is a motorcycle that makes the statement…

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2014/15 Honda CTX 700 DCT ABS Test Ride

“2014 / 2015 Honda CTX 700 DCT ABS” A Smaller More Advanced Alternative to the CTX 1300 I recently reviewed Honda’s CTX1300, which along with the CTX1300 Deluxe were not officially a part of Honda’s 2015 model line-up but were in such an ample supply in dealer’s showrooms as 2014 models to support 2015 sales….

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2015 Polaris Sabre EV505 Pedelec Test Ride

“2015 Polaris Sabre EV505 Hybrid” An electric solution to pollution and lack of exercise Initially, this review of the 2015 Polaris Sabre EV505 may seem as somewhat of a departure from the usual scope of what is normally a motorcycle column format, but it really isn’t. After all, early motorcycles were essentially motorized bicycles that…

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2015 Honda CB500X ABS Test Ride

“2015 Honda CB500X ABS” Dual Purpose Adventure Ready Bike The majority of Honda motorcycles could well be categorized as an “adventure bike”, obviously some more than others. The 2015 Honda CB500X however, is capable of fulfilling more than one role. It is ready to serve in the capacity of commuting and urban errand-running, while being…

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2015 Mopar Trikke Pon-e 48V Test Ride

“2015 Mopar Trikke” A portable electric three-wheeler FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) showcased several vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show this year in a special show preview, and one of them was an unusual personal mobility tricycle of sorts – a stand-up electrically powered trike, and for all of you Mopar® fans who don’t want to,…

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