Category Archives: Motorcycles

MCN Video – 2008 Honda Transalp

Ah, the Transalp. It’s another one of those motorcycles that, as an American, I can only daydream about buying. For whatever reason, these awesome dual sports don’t make it to the United States. Today I was googling for the Transalp … Continue reading

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Twist the Throttle – HD Motorcycle Videos at

Discovery Turbo has launched Twist the Throttle. It’s awesome stuff. There’s more than four hours of video here as father/son team Milt and Dylan Weiss explore eight famous motorcycle brands. The show looks inside each marque, covering its history, looking … Continue reading

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Leonhardt 350 Horsepower Custom Motorcycle

What do you get when you hack together pieces of an old airplane engine, giant (really giant!) custom tires and a seat? The answer is obvious — a 6,278 cc motorcycle that looks like it might have been built for … Continue reading

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How They Make the Triumph Rocket III

I mentioned this a month and a half ago on the podcast. Now Boing Boing Gadgets has posted about it and it made me want to mention it all over again. Triumph has a brilliant, hilarious company video on how … Continue reading

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Red Wing Motorcycles Introduces New Cruisers

Steven Tyler (yes, that Steven Tyler), together with engineer Mark Dirico and Stephen Talarico of AC Custom Motorcycles, has delivered the first models from new motorcycle venture Red Wing Motorcycles. Tyler is credited with the bikes’ design aesthetic, while Dirico … Continue reading

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BMW Launches U.S. Rider Training

For many years, BMW has offered training at the Enduro Park in Hechlingen for those willing to make the pilgrimage to Germany. I’ve never had the opportunity to go. But it looks like it’s gotten a bit easier for those … Continue reading

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Is Your Motorcycle "Real?"

I had a discussion with a brand snob recently and apparently one of my motorcycles isn’t “real.” I was reminded of this exchange today when I saw an article on the AMA website about the 2008 Buell 1125R. It appears … Continue reading

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Moto Guzzi Rally Flood

It’s been a busy week for me and I’m just now catching up on reports from last weekend. This forum thread has lots of pictures and discussion of the flooding that wiped out the Moto Guzzi national rally in SE … Continue reading

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New Diesel Motorcycle?

The Track Diesel Motorcycle looks interesting. The website is absolutely terrible — poorly designed with very limited information, referring you to a Dutch version of the site just to see the price of the bike — so it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Meets iPod

How’d I miss this?! Steve Jobs has long touted the iPod’s integration with a wide range of cars. Now the new Victory Vision will support the iPod. Scott Bourne of The Apple Phone Show is reporting that the Victory Vision … Continue reading

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