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What’s The Difference Between Rake And Trail?

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:56 AM - by Motorcycle.com


Dear MOby,

So is it the rake or the trail that determines how fast or slow a bike steers? Lot of things I read and hear seem to use the two interchangeably at random? Which is it?

Heavy Handed
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F850gs

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:54 PM - by padaek
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It appears BMW is taking Ducati Multistrada and Honda Africa Twin on directly with the announcement on the F850GS. An up in horsepower and 270 degree crank. Could be very interesting.

I'd love to see the 850 engine in a bike similar to the F800R. This may also give Triumph Speed Triple and Ducati Monster a bit of a shake up..

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/n...f800gs-f850gs/
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A word to the wise to all UK licence holders

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:02 AM - by Flook
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I thought I would share a word to the wise with you.


Last year, September actually, I came back from a nice few weeks away in my motorhome. I parked it on my drive and started clearing things off as one does, along with other checks around the vehicle. This is when I noticed a dent in the offside at the extreme rear about shoulder height. To say I was annoyed might be an understatement, I could not recall catching anyone when I stopped off at a motorway service station, or at any time on the way back.


Between the outer and inner walls of a motorhome is insulated with compressed foam or something similar due to potential water ingress, via it being dew or rain etc to enter any possible split I could not see, I made arrangements to have it repaired.


A week later I had a letter from Wiltshire Police, saying I was seen driving my motorhome catching another vehicle. After the initial shock of that letter saying I had... [Read More]
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The 10 Most Reliable Motorcycle Companies

Apr 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM - by Motorcycle.com


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Here at Motorcycle.com we get to ride all of the newest, latest, and greatest motorcycles on the planet. However, more often than not, our time with each bike spans the course of weeks, maybe months (but definitely not years), as new bikes are constantly flowing through our proverbial garages, waiting to get tested. This
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The 10 Most Reliable Motorcycle Companies

Apr 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM - by Motorcycle.com


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Here at Motorcycle.com we get to ride all of the newest, latest, and greatest motorcycles on the planet. However, more often than not, our time with each bike spans the course of weeks, maybe months (but definitely not years), as new bikes are constantly flowing through our proverbial garages, waiting to get tested. This
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