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Poll: What is your favorite rendition of the New Africa Twin?

By now we have at least five renditions for what the New Africa Twin will look like based on rumors that Honda will bring this bike back to the market in 2015 or 2016 (if you want to read more … Continue reading

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Is the Tiger 800XC a desert racer? (Steens 2014 Part 3/3)

[This is the third and final post from my last trip to the high desert in southeastern Oregon and this time with the Triumph Tiger 800XC. This post includes a comprehensive review of the Tiger's performance on dirt roads.  Click … Continue reading

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XTZ 700 – Yamaha’s new mid-size Ténéré

We are not surprised to see a drawing of a speculated XTZ 700 (or 750) Yamaha Ténéré surface on the internet. Motorrad sketched something that looks really interesting, with design cues from the XTZ 1,200 Super Ténéré and using a … Continue reading

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Riding the Tiger 800XC as if it were a Rally Machine (Steens 2014 Part 2/3)

Many years ago I was traveling by car with one of my cousins in the area close to the border between Brazil and Uruguay.  As soon as the pavement ended and we hit dirt and gravel, my cousin made an … Continue reading

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The Tiger Runs Wild in the High Desert (Steens 2014 Part 1/3)

Our group of riding friends here in Eugene started talking about a trip to the High Desert this spring. What about an extended weekend stay at the Diamond Hotel in June?  This conversation was not about a motorcycle trip. But … Continue reading

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A Warm Spring and Several Good Rides

It seems spring has come and is gone already. Either that or time flies when you are busy riding, busy at work, busy researching for blog posts, and also spending some time abroad in this mix. But I’ve managed to … Continue reading

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FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil – A Game Changer?

I was in Brazil a few of weeks ago.  This trip gave me a chance to learn what soccer fans will experience when they will be in Brazil in a few days from now, when the beautiful game will be … Continue reading

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The Honda Africa Twin is back!

[Note: This post was originally published on May 13th 2014. Check the updates added to the end of this post as new information about this bike has become available] Or so the rumors say… Produced between 1988 and 2003, the … Continue reading

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Old friends get together for a Spring day ride

I moved to Eugene in November 2005.  After several years without riding, in March of 2006 I once again acquired a motorcycle. It was a BMW Dakar and with it I started riding again.  New to the area, riding was … Continue reading

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Riding the 2014 Water-Cooled BMW R1200GS

It was Saturday, it was a beautiful spring day around these parts of the world, and the European Motorcycles of Western Oregon (EMCWOR) had a 2014 BMW R1200GS demo hanging out in front of the store. I had some time … Continue reading

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