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Indian PowerPlus is Here

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By John Burns What’s old is new again in the American V-twin wars. The original Indian PowerPlus ran from 1916 to 1924. The new PowerPlus isn’t a bike at all; it’s an engine – an all-new 108-cubic inch (1769 cc) liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin, and it’ll be powering a new fixed-fairing bagger called Challenger, “the highest-performing …

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Harley-Davidson Trademarks Rude Boy for an Electric Bicycle

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By Dennis Chung Earlier this summer, Harley-Davidson announced plans to get into the electric bicycle business, and a new trademark application gives us a potential name for an e-bike: “Rude Boy“. Harley-Davidson filed the application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Oct. 15, for use with “electric bicycles; electric bicycle parts and accessories.” …

Triumph to Bring Smaller-Displacement Models to America

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By Wade Thiel Get Ready for Some Smaller Triumph Models I won’t say the days of large-displacement motorcycles are over, but I will say that more and more people seem interested in middle-displacement and smaller-displacement two-wheeled machines. Maybe its the fact that more folks are looking for commuter machines, maybe they just want something light …

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By John Burns Ten years ago we had no stinkin’ traction control, nor no lean-sensitive ABS. Nay, we whacked the throttle softly and carried a Big Piston Fork. The AMA Superbike series was still kind of a big deal, especially for Suzuki, whose GSX-R1000 had won the last 10 championships in a row under Ben …