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Fork Buyer’s Guide
Feb 18, 2015 - 7:08 PM - by Motorcycle.com

I honestly thought Yamaha’s 1993 GTS1000 heralded the beginning of the end of telescopic fork front suspension. Yet here we are, 22 years later and besides BMW’s Telelever and Duolever technology (and the Bimota Tesi… -Ed.), the telescopic fork remains de rigueur for motorcycle front ends.

Depending on who you ask, the telescopic fork made its first appearance in undamped fashion circa 1908 on a Scott motorcycle. The experiment
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Suspension Buyer’s Guide
Feb 06, 2015 - 3:57 PM - by Motorcycle.com

If ever a thing deserved the description 'black art,' motorcycle suspension is it. Your bike’s suspension needs to suck up bumps, control fore and aft pitch, steer the front wheel, create traction at the rear … and do it all from straight up and down to leaned all the way over on the tires’ edges.

The basic concepts are easy enough: coil springs and compression damping determine how your suspension compresses. Rebound damping (and the same coil springs) determine how it uncompresses. The rates at which those two things happen and
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Test Rode a 2014 BMW S1000RR
Feb 01, 2015 - 8:32 PM - by Khanman

The fastest machine I've ever had the pleasure of being in was a Ferrari F430. And I called that perfect. I say had, because today I got to ride this: a 2014 BMW S1000RR...and it's faster than a Bugatti Veyron. Probably the best built machine I've ever driven.

BMW should give out a cape to anyone that buys one of these because it'll make you feel like superman.* Take whatever concept you have of speed and throw it out the window.* There is nothing in this world that needs to be THIS fast.* I was laughing a lot of the time when I was riding this beast it's unreal how quick this thing is. *

It's not just fast, but I was blown away by how comfortable this bike was - it's more comfortable than my Triumph!* It handles like a 600 on the corners and that response from the... [Read More]
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Top 10 Vehicles Powered By Motorcycle Engines
Jan 30, 2015 - 12:01 PM - by Motorcycle.com

The history of motorcycle engines powering other vehicles goes back a long way. Look at the original Morgan 3 Wheeler, for example. Almost a century ago, J.A.P. bike engines were plunked onto the front of a strange piece of machinery with two wheels in front and one in the back. It proved to be popular and a rather high-performing vehicle in its time. For this Top 10 list we take a look at other applications for motorcycle engines. As you can imagine with a list like this, there are a wide variety of vehicles. Some are production cars, while
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