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Video Intermission – RM ATV/MC $500 Challenge

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My favorite challenges in the old Top Gear were the ones focused around what the presenters could buy for a small budget. They don’t really do that kind of thing any more, but the boys over at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC captured some of that same magic with a 6-episode series on YouTube about taking $500 dirt bikes on 5 Miles …

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2004 BMW Rockster R1150R

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The BMW Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint job.

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$1 Million Asking Price – The Recidivist

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Surely the asking price is for attention’s sake (and it’s worked in this case), but the real headline here is that this is claimed to be the “world’s first tattooed motorcycle”. That’s right: “light colored cow hide leather – similar to the color of human skin – is engineered onto the bike. Artists from professional tattoo studios applied traditional works …

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Rare in the US – 1994 Kawasaki Estrella

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I know many of you are fans of the Kawasaki W650 – but did you know that Kawi made a little brother with a 249cc engine that was never officially sold in the US? The model debuted in 1992, and it was originally called Estrella (Spanish for “Star”). In 2017, it was given the name it deserves: the W250.

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Casting Intermission – Be in Ducati’s Next Ad Campaign

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Ducati is looking to feature some of their owners in their 2020 ad, and the casting call starts now! “All ages, backgrounds and skill levels are welcome – we’re looking to represent the passion present in our riders. You must be comfortable being interviewed and riding a 2020 Ducati on camera.” Shooting happens in California this March, so you better …

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Club EagleRider in San Francisco – Part 1

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“The inside should reflect the outside.” Bijan is the EagleRider employee assisting Vy and me as we pick up our Yamaha Super Tenere, and he’s glad that ER’s inventory is expanding beyond the traditional Harley-Davidson cruiser. San Francisco is a very diverse city, and Bijan appreciates that he’s now able to offer a similarly diverse lineup of motorcycles. I appreciate …

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Pick up a Pair – 2x Honda GB500

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I’ve featured more than my share of the Honda GB500 over the years, but this is the first time that I’ve seen a pair offered up together. The seller and his wife ride these together (including a 3,000+ mile trip last summer) and he knows that if he only sells one, he’ll be looking for a second one soon enough. …

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Event Intermission – 2020 REV’IT Adventure Rally

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If you’re looking to get together with some fellow ADV nerds in Northern California, REV’IT’s debuting a new event that they’re calling the Adventure Rally in May. It’s a little fancier than the usual – you won’t have to bring your sleeping or cooking gear if you don’t want to as they’re basing it out of a “glamping” area called …