Category Archives: dual purpose

My Motorcycles: 1971 Kawasaki Bighorn 350

Learn more about this bike The Kawasaki Bighorn was my first real dirt bike. The link above tells you a lot about this history of this rotary-valved, 350cc two-stroke, 33-hp, 400+ lb. monster. It’s important to remember, however, that these … Continue reading

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My Motorcycles: 1974 Rickman 125 ISDT

Learn more about this bike For me, the Rickman 125 was a turning point in motorcycling. It is, 26 years later, one of the two new bikes I’ve owned. Before and after 1974, I’ve always bought used. I paid $500 … Continue reading

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It’s Big or Nothing

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day My two days on the Yamaha Super Ténéré were eye-opening. There is an incredible amount of technology in that bike, just like the list of technology inside Yamaha’s R1/R6/FZ1/FZ6 bikes or Honda’s … Continue reading

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It’s All the Same

On my way to pick up a friend at the airport last night, I was passed by two motorcyclists who, I imagine, imagine themselves to be polar opposite sorts of riders. One guy was the traditional fat guy on a … Continue reading

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What is "Dual Sport?"

The next issue of MMM is going to be focused on “dual sport” motorcycles. Turns out, I have no idea what that designation means any more. Among the bikes the editor considers “dual sport” are: BMW F 800 GS/Adventure BMW … Continue reading

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