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Video Intermission – On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter

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As motorcycle enthusiasts, most of you have probably seen (or at least heard of) the classic documentary, On Any Sunday. Well, the ‘sequel’ is coming out this fall, and the teaser trailer was just released a couple of days ago. Check out the trailer here, or head on over to the film’s website for more information. This tip from reader …

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Video Intermission – The KTM 1190 Adventure

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For all you that think the big trailies are only useful for on fire roads, Chris Birch proves yet again that the most important factor is the rider. There’s a little bit of repetition in this video, but I assure you that it’s worth it – particularly the bit starting at 1:25 (repeated again in slow motion at 1:41):

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Ride to Alaska – For Free! (sort of)

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In the world of adventure motorcycle rentals and guided tours, few companies have had success like MotoQuest. I’ve only met a few of their employees, but all of them have been knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about getting people out and exploring on motorcycles. As you might guess, they offer one-way rentals – but that can lead to inventory problems. So …

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Video Intermission – Loading Your Bike On A Truck

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Reader Mike the Bike sent over one of the greatest videos I’ve seen in a while, and I felt obligated to share it with you. It’s just 15 seconds – I highly recommend that you check out this video of Jack Field, owner of Flair Action Sports, showing off the coolest possible way of loading his trials bike on a …

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Wayne Rainey Tribute – 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R was Team Green’s literbike effort, and was very competitive when new. Will Keneflick of RetroSBK used one to build a tribute bike to the legendary Wayne Rainey, and after a tremendous amount of custom work, he ended up with the bike you see in front of you. This specific Ninja (VIN: JKAZXCD1136A00090) has the custom work …

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Under $2,000 – 1972 Yamaha CS3

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A two-stroke 200cc motorcycle, the Yamaha CS3 was a parallel twin that was also known as the RD200 in other markets. It featured a five-speed transmisison and an oil injection system, which helped the bike perform much better than you might expect a 200cc bike to run. This specific example should run just fine as it has recently received a …

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Moto Bellissima’s MotoGiro East Prologue

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Reader Jeff Z, creator of the blog Moto Bellissima, has graciously let me know that he’s covering this year’s MotoGiro East. It’s going on right now, and he’s enjoying the show from Chase Truck #1. If photos like these tickle your fancy, head on over to Jeff’s blog and check out his prologue of the MotoGiro. I look forward to …

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Off-Roading with a Yamaha FJR1300

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From r/motorcycles comes this very impressive video of a talented rider who would ask, “who needs a GS?” The FJR weighs 637 pounds wet and doesn’t have what one would call tremendous ground clearance, so it’s a joy to see this rider at work. Oh, and did I forget to mention that it seems (at least from the end of …

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Video Intermission – The John Penton Story

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John Penton is a legend in the off-road community and was deservedly admitted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998. He was influential not only in motorcycle design, but even in apparel (boots) and in growing the business of racing. Reader Mike A. just let me know about a documentary that’s about to come out, which should chronicle …

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Bamboo Harley

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Ok, it’s not an actual motorcycle, but it’s definitely worth a closer look. This Harley-Davidson replica is built completely from bamboo! Not much else to say – it’s just been sitting as a display model in a body shop. It’s about 40 inches tall and 73 inches long, and you can find it for sale in Towaco, New Jersey with …

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BSAOCSC – All British Run – April 27

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Reader Mike A. has just given me a heads up that I wanted to share with those of you in the Southern California area: On Sunday, April 27th, the BSA Owners Club of Southern California is honoring their founder Barry Smith with an “All British Run” at Hansen Dam. For more information, check out this flyer. And drop me a …