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Running on Fumes - October 2009

Archive for October 2009

Multistrada 1200 Teaser from Ducati

Friday, October 30, 2009
It’s been seen in spy shots, talked about all summer and primed for its debut at the upcoming EICMA Milan Show this November - the expected adventure touring mount from Ducati. Is it a bike to match the ubiquitous BMW GS with some Italian pinache, off-road capable or on-road only?
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Post Tags: ducati multistrada 1200, new ducati multistrada

2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 First Impressions

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Kawasaki shook up the sport-touring class when it crammed the ZX-14’s monster motor into a tourer dubbed the Concours 14. And while the re-invigorated Connie delivered unquestioned high-performance at the throttle, as an overall touring platform there were quirks that could use improvement.
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Post Tags: 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14, 2010 C14

Brammo Wants to Shock Barack

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Our neighbors here in Southern Oregon, Brammo Motorsports, have been making a lot of news lately. First, by pushing an improved version of the electric Enertia powercycle into production and onto the sales floor at Best Buy. Second, a prominent role in the first-ever international electric road race - the TTXGP at the Isle of Man. And now the Brammo boys are staging a savvy PR coup by delivering an Enertia to our president, Barack Obama.
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Post Tags: electric motorcycles, barack obama

No Scooters Girls, Says Hamas

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Here’s something to file in your “what the…” file. Reuters reports that Hamas is banning women from riding scooters and motorcycles in the Gaza Strip. The ban is said to “protect community values” and includes riding pillion. Read the full story at Reuters.
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Post Tags: hamas scooter ban, women scooter ban

And You Thought Pedrosa Was Boring

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Okay, so maybe Dani Pedrosa does lack the flash of some in the GP paddock. You could rightly say that Valentino Rossi possesses more charisma in his little pinkie than the diminutive Spaniard, but I’ve always thought Dani P gets something of a bad rap.
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Post Tags: dani pedrosa, motogp red bull air race
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