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Suzuki Countdown Sales Event

Thursday, February 23, 2012
For the first-time ever the U.S. arm of Suzuki is offering 0% financing for up to five years on all new Suzuki motorcycles, scooters and ATVs regardless of model year. The Suzuki Countdown Sales Event runs from now until March 31, 2012 and is a fantastic opportunity to finally experience the thrill and efficiency of owning a GSX-R sportbike.
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Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Impressions

Friday, February 17, 2012
Greetings all, I just got done spending about an hour’s worth of time at the controls of the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. So obviously the big question is how good is the bike? Well first off, this is the machine Ducati should have built four years ago. I know this is going to piss off die-hard Duc enthusiasts but the biggest thing about the bike is just how ‘Japanese’ it feels.
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Ducati 1199 Panigale Answers

Friday, February 17, 2012
Hey everybody I just got done spinning about a hour’s worth of laps on Ducati’s new ’12-spec 1199 Panigale Superbike... Here are the answers to the questions ya’ll had: zenjim: From what I've read, this bike seems to have a whole lot of electronics. I'm interested in the execution. Is there so much it overwhelms the "feel" of the bike? Or is it nicely complimenting the ride? Do you have to make adjustments to your riding style?
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Ducati 1199 Panigale Questions Answered

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hey everyone, we’ve just landed in the desert oasis of Abu Dhabi to test ride Ducati’s latest 1199 Superbike (review the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale First Look). In anticipation of our ride on Friday we wanted to reach out to all of you diehard sportbike enthusiasts to find out what questions you have in regard to what it’s like to pilot this new motorcycle.
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Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Preview

Monday, February 13, 2012
Words cannot describe my level of excitement for what’s about to happen this week: Ducati has invited us to test ride its new ’12 1199 Panigale Superbike. But we’re not just riding it anywhere… We’re going to be one of the few human beings to cut laps at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Located in the Middle East, the 21-turn, 3.4-mile course was built at an expense of over $1.3 billion.
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Speedway World Champ Greg Hancock at Perris

Friday, February 3, 2012
I just got back from Perris Raceway where reigning Speedway World Champion and Southern Californian Greg Hancock was putting in laps aboard his racebike.
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Ducati Races The Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Thursday, February 2, 2012
After a successful initial campaign, Ducati returns to this summer’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with its Multistrada 1200 motorcycle. Check out this video which shows the bike in action from last year’s race.
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Loving Honda's 2012 CRF450R Dirt Bike

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Lately I’ve been logging excessive hours at the controls of Honda’s CRF450R as tested in the 2012 Honda CRF450R First Ride and subsequent 2012 Honda CRF450R Comparison.
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