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Motorcycle Profiles, History, and Education

 
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The Café Racer

Royal Enfield has recently introduced the Continental GT café racer as their "lightest, fastest and most powerful model" now in production. Cycle World 2014 Buyer's Guide considers it "….a cool new café racer with an affordable price …. and has all the right café racer hardware".

So just what is a café racer?

 
 
2013 Kawasaki Ninja EX 300 ABS SE

2013 Kawasaki EX 300 Ninja ABS SE is the perfect entry level motorcycle, bar-none. If you’re looking for a bike within the sport-bike category this machine has it all. It’s stylish, modern, quick for a small bike, flickable, smooth and has “street cred” The Kawasaki EX300 Ninja is the ideal entry level motorcycle.

 
 
2013 BMW F 800 GS Review

2013 BMW F 800 GS is designed for the weekend warrior to tackle any type of terrain or the daily commuter that also wants to go off road. The water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine has a very surprising mid range punch that puts a smile on any type of riders face. The tubular steel frame, upside-down telescopic forks, dual sided swing arm, and tall riding position all contribute to a remarkably well-balanced and maneuverable machine.

The 2013 BMW F 800 GS is inherently tall as are all of the other BMW GS family members, but once on board the wide handle bars, comfortable seat and electronic suspension adjustment all blend in to make this machine a really fun and easy bike to ride.

 
 
2012 Triumph Sprint GT1050 Review

2012 Triumph Sprint GT 1050: More Sport than Tourer

2012 Triumph Sprint GT 1050 is much more a Sportbike then it is a sit up and cruise tourer. Designed for hours in the saddle with a slight tank hugging forward leaning position, this bike puts you in the Sportbike frame of mind from the very beginning.

The Triumph Sprint first arrived on the scene in 1999, as the Sprint ST 955 replacing the Sprint 900 from 1993 – 1998. The GT model made its debut in the U.S in May 2010 imported for the 2011 model year. This bike is still in production but ceases delivery to the U.S in 2012.

 
 
Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide

Before there was a Harley-Davidson Dyna family there was the Wide black porn Glide. Introduced in 1980 as the FXWG, the Wide Glide represented the epitome of Harley's factory custom theme, introduced in 1971 with the Super Glide.

 
 
Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight

One of the most distinctive styling elements of the Forty-Eight is the peanut tank. And as a tip of the hat to the year the tank was introduced, Harley named the new for 2010 Sportster the Forty-Eight (never "48").

 
 
Harley-Davidson Softail Custom

Two research developments came together in 1984 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Softail model family. Work on the Softail frame, which hid the rear suspension to give the bike the look of hard tail choppers of the 60's and 70's, began in St. Louis in 1974.

 
 
Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

The brainchild of Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer at Harley-Davidson until his retirement on April 30, 2012, the first Super Glide made its debut in 1971. In an effort to appeal to customizers, and offer some competition to aftermarket suppliers, Willie G. took the frame, powertrain and rear suspension of the FLH Electra Glide and added the telescopic front forks, front wheel, and headlight of the Sportster. The new bike, the first Harley-Davidson factory custom, was dubbed the FX 1200 Super Glide.

 
 
Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

Harley-Davidson has manufactured motorcycles under the Sportster model family since 1957, making it the Motor Company's longest running model. The earliest Sportsters were equipped with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster 1200 debutted in 1988.

 
 
Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider traces its origins to Harley’s first factory custom. At the 1977 Daytona Beach Bike Week the Motor Company unveiled the FXS Low Rider. The first Low Rider had extended front forks and shorter rear shocks to put the rider just 26 inches off the ground.

 
 
 
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