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243 Miles – 2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200

In America, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

In 2009, Harley-Davidson reached into the nostalgia bag and brought out the XR1200. The flat track fenders and raised suspension bore a clear resemblance to the XR750 before I even knew what flat tracking was. Since Harley cancelled the model in 2013, flat tracking has seen a resurgence in popularity, and Indian recently launched their FTR1200 using similar “race inspired” …

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Early Production eBike – 1999 EMB Lectra VR24

In America by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Originally founded in Northern California in 1995 by Scott Cronk and Rick Whisman, Electric Motorbike Inc — or simply “EMB” – was an early eBike manufacturer. Not long after the company’s inception, Whisman jumped ship, though Cron kept at it and was eventually joined by a handful of additional staffers that helped to develop a proof of concept offering. EMB’s …

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1 of 760 – 1972 Yankee Z500

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the early 70s, John Taylor of Schenectady, New York started building the Yankee Z500, an American dual-sport designed to compete with the best bikes coming out of Europe. Yankee Motor Company started by importing machines from OSSA, the Spanish off-road powerhouse, and then moved to modifying OSSA engines in their own custom frames. Eventually, they combined two OSSA 250cc …

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2013 EBR 1190RS Carbon Edition

In America, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

It’s no secret that I am leading the EBR train. Erik’s brainchild, the EBR 1190RS, is the best sportbike America has to offer and I cannot wait to own one. Early models were built to meet AMA homologation requirements, and the quality is reflected both in the materials and the price. Nearly $40,000 (huge money at the time) got you …

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2015 Motus MST-R

In America, Touring by monumetricLeave a Comment

Depending on who you ask, the Motus story is inspirational, depressing, or possibly a combination of both. While the company recently went out of business, you can still enjoy the insanity of the “Baby Block” motor in a package that requires your brain and your wrist to keep things safe – there’s no ABS or traction control.

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BMW K1200LT-Powered – 2010 Tri-Magnum

In 3 Wheels, America by AbhiLeave a Comment

Billed as a “high-performance three-wheeled sports car”, this Tri-Magnum made its debut on the cover of Mechanix Illustrated magazine in the early 80s. It was the creation of Robert G. Riley Enterprises, a company that offers DIY plans for multiple vehicles and claims to have sold nearly 500k plans around the world.