Test Ride: 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA

?Suzuki?s GSX1250FA: Sport or Sport Touring?? ? Wouldn?t it be great if each of us were able to collect as many bikes as we would like? How about one for each purpose and riding scenario? Unfortunately, for most of us, that?s not an option due to the recent downturn in our nation?s economy and progressively…

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Test Ride: 2011 Honda CBR 250R

?Honda?s CBR250R: An excellent entry sportbike? ? So, you?re thinking about taking up the sport of motorcycling, or perhaps you?re already a rider and would like to get a bike for a family member, so that they can share the enjoyment of the open road on two wheels. Where do you start your search for…

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Test Drive: Volvo S60 R-Design

Yountville, Calif. — Since we started reviewing cars more than 20 years ago, we?ve watched Volvo go through an interesting metamorphosis.? During that time, Volvo has continued to be the undisputed safety leader with a steady flow of innovations.?? Fortunately, for consumers, other manufacturers have embraced much of the new technology with their own applications…

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Test Ride: 2011 ZERO DS

?The electric alternative to fun on two wheels? ? ?ZERO motorcycles was founded by Neal Saiki, who holds a masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and who formerly worked as a project manager at NASA developing high altitude research vehicles. Prior to that while in college, he set a…

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2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000

?2011 Kawasaki?s Ninja 1000: Great for Naked Sport? ?My first track-day experience came several years ago at Sears Point International Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Whoops, make that Infineon Raceway. It was a Keith Code school sponsored by Kawasaki and the school bikes were Kawa Ninja 6Rs, which proved to be too small for my lanky…

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2011 Victory Highball

?Victory High-Ball: An old school ride for Tarzan or Cheetah?   Victory, the self-proclaimed new American motorcycle, ahs stepped outside their normal styling box, no doubt to do battle with Harley-Davidson?s Crossbones model which also hearkens back to a more nostalgic era of two-wheeled transport. Victory?s entry into this arena is called the High-Ball….

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Test Drive: Kia Sportage

Leader of the Compact Utility Movement Santa Fe, NM ? One vehicle category we?ve come to enjoy for travel is the group of compact to mid-size SUVs, crossovers and similar vehicles.? In general, this group offers roomy interiors, comfortable rides, reasonable fuel economy and on occasion, the advantage of having all-wheel drive for occasional adverse…

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Test Drive: Hyundai Genesis 4.6

Luxury and sport sedans tend to be high on our list of the cars we?d like to have in our own garage.? Who can argue with the practicality, luxury and performance of a car like the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti M or any of a dozen others? However, most people would…

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Test Drive: Toyota Sienna

Road trip! During a typical year we each fly 30 to 50 flights, but as automotive journalists, we only have time to make perhaps three to five road trips each year.? What?s wrong with this picture? Most of our driving time is centered on getting a feel for the two new cars we get each…

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Test Drive: Ford Focus

We can imagine a time in the future when the Ford F Series won?t be the king of the hill or the number one selling vehicle in the U.S.? Americans are ?rich? in the world?s eyes, but at some point, the fuel prices are going to have an effect on big truck and SUV sales.?…

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