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Kawasaki Concours14: Transcontinental Supersport Tourer

The first print ads are out for the brand new, 1400cc, Kawasaki Concours14. And…the bikes themsleves are finally in the dealerships as of the first week of July. (According to my local Kawasaki dealer, the launch date has been delayed numerous times). You can see the ads in the August 2007 issues of bike mags Read more about Kawasaki Concours14: Transcontinental Supersport Tourer[…]

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Yamaha Roadliner & Stratoliner: Neo-Retro Jewels

Generally speaking, I’m a practical guy. Typically, I’m attracted to practical bikes. Bikes that are multi-purpose: They serve reliably as a commuter. They hold their own when used to run errands. They’re fun for weekend get-aways. And I definitely like bikes that make long-distances go by comfortably. For me, cruisers don’t reflect all those qualities. Read more about Yamaha Roadliner & Stratoliner: Neo-Retro Jewels[…]


FJR1300AE – Electric Shifting by Yamaha

So what motorcycle problem is Yamaha’s electric shifting trying to resolve? Can’t say I know, but the electric shifting option for their sport-touring wonder, the FJR1300, is definitely unique. As a refined example of 21st century, sport-touring technology, the bike itself is a fine ride. Out of curiosity, I took the clutchless wonder out on Read more about FJR1300AE – Electric Shifting by Yamaha[…]