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2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

January/February 2022

2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

Hwy 2 connects what Los Angeles used to be with what it is today, cutting a confused line through dozens of disparate neighborhoods as it climbs from the Santa Monica coast to the high desert, past seven-figure homes and the glowing edges of the Sunset Strip. On the way, it brushes through the vestiges of California’s mid-century space race history in the San Fernando Valley. Finally, it climbs over the mountains to the distant and conveniently displaced desert of Victorville and Palmdale, where acre after acre of new Lockheed hangars and vast fulfillment centers are kept politely displaced from the glitz of the city. And in the middle of Hwy 2, there’s mile after mile of what Los Angeles was at first: sage, oak, chaparral, and hardscrabble hillsides—and some of the best twisting roads you’ll find anywhere.
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​​2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure

January/February 2022

​​2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure

Allowing for a couple of model year omissions, the Kawasaki KLR650 has been in constant production for a total of 35 years. Not many motorcycle models can claim that kind of longevity. It has remained desirable for its ability to be both freeway-capable and dirt-worthy, while being affordably priced.
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2022 BMW R 18 B and
 R 18 Transcontinental

November/December 2021

2022 BMW R 18 B and
 R 18 Transcontinental

BMW made a bold gambit in 2020 when it introduced the R 18—a retro machine that embraced the brand’s illustrious heritage. The bike cradles a daring incarnation of the legendary Boxer engine (boring it out to an incredible 1800cc) with a design mandate unabashedly targeting the American landscape.
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Yamaha Ténéré 700 vs KTM 990 Adventure

November/December 2021

Yamaha Ténéré 700 vs KTM 990 Adventure

There are varying approaches to designing a motorcycle, and naturally, there are people that prefer each approach. Some prefer sport bikes, while others prefer cruisers, but regardless of the flavor, it’s becoming common to see motorcycles equipped with more and more technology. Many are equipped with a slew of electronics that manage just about every aspect of the machine while others still come with carburetors.
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2022 Suzuki Hayabusa

September/October 2021

2022 Suzuki Hayabusa

When the original Suzuki Hayabusa was introduced in 1999, it was the fastest kid on the block and wasn’t shy about it—remember those “Ultimate Predator” ads? But times have changed and we now have touring bikes making more than 150 hp, 1,000cc sportbikes pushing 200 hp, the supercharged Kawasaki H2, and adventure bikes driving sport-touring bikes toward extinction.
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