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2016 Aprilia Tuono Factory

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In 2015, Aprilia updated the Tuono with a 1,100cc motor, and it made a great bike even better. In their review, MCN summarized it as: “nothing short of sensational. It sums up what a super naked should be: the ultimate in sportsbike performance, all wrapped-up in a usable, practical road package. Power, torque, handling, braking, electronics and comfort are second …

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1977 Yamaha RD400D

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A reader of mine with an excellent set of bikes is unfortunately letting some of them go to make room for a move from California to Minnesota. I think I have to remind him that it snows there so he’ll stay here. One of the beauties he’s selling is this restored and well-modified RD400, the hooligan’s bike of choice for …

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1989 Honda GB500

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A friend of mine in the motorcycle industry is letting go of the GB500 that he’s owned for over a decade, and it’s a beauty. It’s also a salvage title, which I know might put some of you off but it’s been fixed nicely (the damage was cosmetic only) and I trust the seller completely.

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2018 MotoGP Austin – Let’s Meet!

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4/19 Update: I’m bringing this post back to the front because I’ve now got a location in mind. Many thanks to reader Jack R, who spent some time scouting suitable locations for us to meet. We’re going to Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden! It’s close to Handbuilt (5 minute drive), won’t have live music going to drown out any …

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First Ride – 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

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It’s expensive, exotic, and it makes you feel like royalty – the castle in the background doesn’t hurt, either. But is it worth almost $17 grand? If you’re simply looking for a high-performance naked motorcycle, the Brutale RR makes the Triumph Street Triple look like a bargain. If, however, you’re looking for art that moves you, MV’s “Motorcycle Art” will …