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Press Release - Hugo Moto Partners with Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro to add Scrambler Class

It's rare that I get a press release that truly captures my interest - most of the time it's something similar to "here's a bike that makes 2 more horsepower than the previous generation thanks to a new airbox design" and I'm yawning after the first sentence. But when I hear from the guys from Hugo Moto, I'm inclined to pay attention. Sometimes it feels like every OEM is trying to release a factory scrambler, but Hugo Moto is trying the interesting angle of building scrambler and ADV kits for Harley-Davidson Sportsters. Check out their kits here - I haven't had the pleasure of trying one yet, but on paper one of their builds would be the most fun I could have on a HD.

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Piece of Art – 2001 Ducati MH900e

We can easily say that the 1990’s and even the 2000’s were not a golden era of motorcycle in terms of design. But obviously, there were some exceptions. By 2006, the Paul Smart was a wonderful tribute to Ducati’s victory at the Imola 200 in 1972. But that was not the first limited series tribute made by the Italian brand. In 2000, Ducati released a tribute to its 1978 victory at the TT Trophy thanks to Mike Hailwood, the MH900e.

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MT660 Heritage Scrambler" - 2008 Yamaha MT-03 Custom

Back in 1976, Yamaha released the XT500, the company’s second attempt at a four-stroker. It was the first in a long line machines that can trace their roots back to the Dakar-winning half-liter XT. One of said machines was the MT-03, and though it’s now based on the R3, early versions of the bike (2006-2014) were powered by the same 660cc single found in the Tenere and XT660Z. "You could view the MT-03 as the odd stepbrother of the family,” says Roy Holtman of ARE AGE (or “RH”) Motorcycles. (For anyone interested in learning a little more about the history of the XT500, I highly recommend checking out Cas Vanderwoude’s extensive writeup on the model.)

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1985 Yamaha BW200

Built between 1985 and 1989, the BW200 (BW stood for "Big Wheel") was part of a series of off-roaders with...big wheels. Other displacements were 80 and 350. The motor pushed 15 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque through a 5-speed transmission, which is plenty to move a bike that weighs 258 pounds dry.

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