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Archive for February 2009

Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact Review

Thursday, February 26, 2009
We just returned from an epic 200-plus mile motorcycle adventure for the press introduction of Metzeler tire’s new Roadtec Z6 Interact sport-touring tire. Today’s ride took us from the summer-like warmth of Palm Springs, California up through more temperate sections of the Anza-Borrengo Desert State Park and back.
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Post Tags: metzeler tires, sport-touring

Harley-Davidson Finally Equals Performance

Monday, February 23, 2009
For sport-oriented motorcyclists, there’s always been something to be desired in terms of performance in regards to the Harley-Davidson brand. While the technology it employs hasn’t exactly been known as cutting-edge, elements such as the engine’s inimitable shake, rattle and roll, not to mention the sound of its two huge pistons going thud-thud-thud are all guarantees of a passionate ride.
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Post Tags: harley-davidson, xr1200, harley-davidson xr1200

2009 600cc Supersport Shootout Commences!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
If you’re a full blown moto speed freak, it doesn’t really get any better than flogging six brand-new, rainbow-colored Supersports around Willow Springs International Raceway. Well actually, it does… Motorcycle USA is in amidst of its seventh annual Supersport Shootout and despite awaking to rain drenched roads accompanied by ominously gloomy skies, not to mention an air temperature hovering in the mid-30s, the first day of our test went off without a hitch.
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Post Tags: 600 shootout, 600 comparison, michelin power one

Are You an Expert Traveler?

Sunday, February 1, 2009
Are you an expert traveler? This was the question asked of me as I cruised through the airport today. I guess I’ve always measured myself an expert. Obviously a good part of my profession includes traveling, mostly on commercial airlines, with an unusual amount of luggage for a solo dude.   But, besides having both hands full pulling Ogio bags large enough to carry a small person, I’ve never considered it much of an inconvenience.
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Post Tags: airline travel, expert travel, tsa
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