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Out and About at The Isle of Man TT 2022 Part 2

With two years of racing canceled due to COVID, the lead up to the 2022 Isle of Man TT was fraught with concern over… well, everything. The Isle of Man is a speck of a country in the middle of the Irish Sea, with only 88,000 residents, that somehow girds up and welcomes 40,000 visitors, 13,000 bikes and an army of riders, teams, volunteer Marshals and support personnel for a two-week festival around the incredible Mountain Course.

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Going Off-Track – the Joy of Road America

Ready for hauling beer and race fans: a JDM Suzuki Carry 4x4 Kei mini truck.

Ready for hauling beer and race fans: a JDM Suzuki Carry 4×4 Kei mini truck. (Anders T. Carlson/)

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Motorcycle Engine Balancing Act

Kevin Cameron has been writing about motorcycles for nearly 50 years, first for <em>Cycle magazine</em> and, since 1992, for <em>Cycle World</em>.

Kevin Cameron has been writing about motorcycles for nearly 50 years, first for <em>Cycle magazine</em> and, since 1992, for <em>Cycle World</em>. (Robert Martin/)

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Vertigo Streetbike on the Way?

Vertigo Motors has had a lot of success in trials competition, but now appears to be thinking about the street-legal market.

Vertigo Motors has had a lot of success in trials competition, but now appears to be thinking about the street-legal market. (Vertigo Motors/)

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MO History: Earl Roloff Jr, Part 1

The first time I made it out to Willow Springs International Raceway out there in the Mojave desert was frightening enough. The desert inhabitants were an unfamiliar breed, I wondered how long Cycle magazine would take to comprehend that I was vastly unqualified for my new job, and the Fastest Road in the West was intimidating just on the face of it. Scared enough at the prospect of riding on a real racetrack for the first time, when I stepped out of the hot sun and into the dark track office, there sat in a Lexan case a truly frightening motorcycle, a menacing black mid-’80s Kawasaki ZX1000R that had been stripped for battle, ridden to the 1986 Formula USA Championship (the first one), and named “The Terminator.” 

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BMW is Working On An Electric Boxer Motorcycle

BMW released its second electric scooter earlier this year in the CE 04, and has made clear it plans to produce more electric two-wheelers in the near future. Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management for BMW AG, recently went as far as to say BMW Motorrad will introduce a new electric two-wheeler every 18 to 24 months, with the next model coming in 2023.

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Out and About at The Isle of Man TT 2022 Part 2

With two years of racing canceled due to COVID, the lead up to the 2022 Isle of Man TT was fraught with concern over… well, everything. The Isle of Man is a speck of a country in the middle of the Irish Sea, with only 88,000 residents, that somehow girds up and welcomes 40,000 visitors, 13,000 bikes and an army of riders, teams, volunteer Marshals and support personnel for a two-week festival around the incredible Mountain Course.

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2022 BMW F 900 XR Adventure Sport Review

We go for another ride aboard BMW’s easy-riding F 900 XR.

We go for another ride aboard BMW’s easy-riding F 900 XR. (Joseph Agustin/)

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Roam Electric Motorcycle Designs Shown

Simplicity is the name of the game with the Roam, allowing the company to build electric motorcycles priced between $1,500 to $2,000.

Simplicity is the name of the game with the Roam, allowing the company to build electric motorcycles priced between $1,500 to $2,000. (Roam Motors/)

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Exploring the Lost Language of How Engines Used to Fail

Kevin Cameron has been writing about motorcycles for nearly 50 years, first for <em>Cycle magazine</em> and, since 1992, for <em>Cycle World</em>.

Kevin Cameron has been writing about motorcycles for nearly 50 years, first for <em>Cycle magazine</em> and, since 1992, for <em>Cycle World</em>. (Robert Martin/)

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BMW is Working On An Electric Boxer Motorcycle

BMW released its second electric scooter earlier this year in the CE 04, and has made clear it plans to produce more electric two-wheelers in the near future. Oliver Zipse, chairman of the board of management for BMW AG, recently went as far as to say BMW Motorrad will introduce a new electric two-wheeler every 18 to 24 months, with the next model coming in 2023.

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Out and About at The Isle of Man TT 2022 Part 2

With two years of racing canceled due to COVID, the lead up to the 2022 Isle of Man TT was fraught with concern over… well, everything. The Isle of Man is a speck of a country in the middle of the Irish Sea, with only 88,000 residents, that somehow girds up and welcomes 40,000 visitors, 13,000 bikes and an army of riders, teams, volunteer Marshals and support personnel for a two-week festival around the incredible Mountain Course.

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2022 Honda CBR500R ABS & CB500F ABS Ride Review

The Honda CBR500R is one of three entry-level models from Big Red to share the same basic platform, including the CB500F and adventure-inspired CB500X.

The Honda CBR500R is one of three entry-level models from Big Red to share the same basic platform, including the CB500F and adventure-inspired CB500X. (Jeff Allen/)

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How Much Power Does the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ Make?

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT and GSX-S1000GT+ models are the Hamamatsu-based manufacturer’s fresh take on sport-touring. As we’ve seen in several other Suzuki models, the GTs adopt existing designs and pair them with new ideas.

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