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    Video: A day in the office with Roland Sands is better than yours
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    By almost all accounts, we've got a pretty sweet gig here. We drive new cars, write up a few words, snap a few pictures and share the whole shindig with you in what is truly one of the finest slices of fried employment around. But that doesn't mean we don't get jealous of other occupations or ...

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    Report: Polaris to move Indian production to Spirit Lake, Iowa
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    According to The Kneeslider, Polaris is moving production of Indian Motorcycles from Kings Mountain, North Carolina, to Spirit Lake, Iowa. While it isn't an ideal situation for those who build Indians in North Carolina, it will keep the historic brand American made. Polaris is consolidating ...

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    RM Auctions America acquires Bator vintage motorcycle company
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    RM Auctions has come a long way in relatively few years. The Canadian automotive auction house has only been around a couple of decades – a drop in the bucket compared to rivals like Bonhams, Gooding & Co or even Barrett-Jackson – but has quickly become one of the biggest names in ...

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    Honda shutters motorcycle production in wake of earthquake, commits to recovery
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    Honda has announced that it will temporarily suspend operations at both its Hamamatsu and Kumamato facilities this week. Both plants are responsible for producing the company's stable of motorcycles. The Hamamatsu plant, which builds the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR, has closed its doors today, March ...

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    FGR Midalu 2500 V6 is our kind of naked crazy
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    FGR Midalu 2500 V6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever since the Tatra 87 sauntered out of production, we haven't really paid the auto industry of the Czech Republic much mind, but thanks to the efforts of a government-funded motorcycle manufacturer, that's about to change. FGR ...

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    Ural motorcycle sales leap 39 percent in 2010
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    2010 Ural Patrol T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    By most metrics, Ural serves up a portfolio that's rife with oddities of motorcycle design. You'll find no staggering technological advances on board and the company's heavy-as-a-freight-train designs won't be setting any speed ...

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    First Look: Honda plus adventure equals Crosstourer motorcycle, and they're not teasing
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    It seems that Honda's two-wheeled operations have been running faithfully on the mantra "a day late and a dollar short" over the last few years. Despite a slew of new releases, including a production chopper to a futuristic maxi-scooter, Honda has had a hard time hitting the mark with the ...

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    MotoGP 2010 Phillip Island: Sometimes it's lonely at the top [Spoilers]
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    Proving that the power of hometown heroics should never be underestimated, Casey Stoner not only put on a great show for his fellow countrymen but once again proved to be dominant at the Australian GP. The starting grid at Phillip Island was the last time Stoner would be seen by competitors, as ...

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    Harley-Davidson to Wisconsin: We ain't goin' nowhere
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    After the dust-up surrounding Harley-Davidson's rumored evacuation of Wisconsin, the motorcycle manufacturer has announced that it will be staying in the Midwest. Unionized employees voted on September 13 to keep production operations in both Tomahawk and Milwaukee right where they are. Three labor ...

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    KTM Duke 125cc not fit for U.S. consumption [w/video]
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    KTM Duke 125 – Click above to enlarge
    KTM has somewhat unequal helpings of good and bad news for riders salivating over the thought of the company's new 125cc creation. The marketing gurus have finally settled on a name for the contraption, and despite some fears that the Austrian ...

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    MotoGP 2010 Sachsenring: Shake-up, crack-up and the return of The Doctor [Spoilers]
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    Call it a feeling of shear uncertainty, nervousness if you will... or better yet anticipation. That is exactly what the German round of MotoGP racing provided for fans around the globe. Not only was the Sachsenring round the mid-marker of this season's racing schedule, but more importantly it ...

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    Ducati North America seeks new CEO
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    Amidst recent rumors, Ducati has officially announced that its CEO of North American operations, Michael Lock, will step down at the end of July to pursue other opportunities. Since Lock took the reins in North America in late 2003, Ducati has bridged the gap from something of a novelty brand ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Tire choice plays a key role for top finishers at Assen [Spoilers]
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    The sixth round of GP racing for 2010 from the Assen circuit marked not only the 80th anniversary of the Dutch TT but also the further dominance of Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo. With Rossi still out, Lorenzo's winning ways seem untempered by any of the fields competitors. The Spaniard's ...

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    Motorcycles at the 2010 Greenwich Concours
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    Motorcycles at the 2010 Greenwich Concours - Click above for high-res image gallery
    One thing the organizers of the Greenwich Concours do well is ensure that motorcycle aficionados don't feel left out. This year was no different, as Sunday featured row of bikes diverse in both chronology and ...

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    2010 Huntington Beach Concours celebrates 25th anniversary in spectacular style
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    2010 Huntington Beach Concours – Click above for high-res gallery
    Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year was one of our favorite smaller concours, the Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance in Southern California. Not quite as prestigious as some of the other concours we cover - like ...

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    Packing a new trick: Eric Hoenshell shuts the gate on Jason Britton [w/video]
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    Witness the Hoenshell Shutter – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Packing up from a good riding session or track day is never fun, and if you're anything like us, the task may suffer from a bad case of the monotonous blues. If you're looking for a way to put a new spin on the ...

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    Secrets Revealed: Germany's Das Neue Motorrad set to release all new production motorcycle
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    Germany's "new motorcycle" – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Emerging from behind a veil of secrecy, we were recently introduced to a new motorcycle manufacturer based out of the über cool home of Oktoberfest. With the promise of German engineering galore, this little-known ...

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    Harley-Davidson + Marisa Miller = advertising perfection [w/video]
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    Marisa Miller selling motorcycles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we first got word that Harley-Davidson had a hot new model, little did we know they were referring to a supermodel. Marisa Miller may be known as the sexiest women on the planet for her work in Sports ...

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    Rendered Speculation: What will a Harley-Davidson look like in 2020?
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    Jonathan Russel's 2020 Harley-Davidson concept – Click above for image gallery
    It's no secret that the motorcycle industry as a whole is undergoing the same kind of turmoil as the automobile industry, and that's true for Harley-Davidson just as much (if not more so) than any other ...

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    IIHS asks gov't to mandate ABS on motorcycles
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    How far is too far? In a recent press release, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made a plea to the federal government to require anti-lock braking systems on all motorcycles sold in the U.S. The group cites a newly-released study showing 22 percent fewer damage claims are made on ...

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