Category Archives: motorcycle review

Motorcycle Review & Bikes I’ve Owned and Loved (a lot or a little): Suzuki TU250X

As you can see from the copyright date  below, I wrote this one a long time ago for the Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Magazine. I don’t know why it didn’t get moved to my WordPress blog, but here it is now … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Review: 2012 BMW R1200GS

Adventure Touring’s Founding Father All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day I have no idea where this building was. I stumbled on it while wandering around the Minnesota River Valley. BMW was the first manufacturer to take the whole … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Attack the Block

written by Joe Cornish and directed by Joe Cornish, 2011 All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day Attack the Block is a weird sort of science fiction, horror flick, action movie where the main characters are mostly kids. In … Continue reading

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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2009 Kawasaki Versys KLE650

All Rights Reserved © 2009 Thomas W. Day Gus handed over the Versys at about 8PM on a rare temperate early April evening. Our test bike was decked in Kawasaki’s Candy Lime Green, which was a nice thought after this … Continue reading

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Go Everywhere, Do Anything – 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day [After riding the big BMW GS, I realized how much I really liked the Ténéré. In a head-to-head shootout, the BMW would be clobbered by all of the Ténéré’s features, function, and … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Review: 2008 Hyosung GV650/Avitar

All Rights Reserved © 2008 Thomas W. Day While I was waiting for Garceau’s [A hardware store that is pretty much completely out of the motorcycle business in 2013.] to finish prepping the bike, I walked around the shop and … Continue reading

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BIKE REVIEW: Riding High Again

Sev dropped the KLR off the day after a mid-March snow storm when I was recovering from a bout with flu and bronchitis. However, the next day was sunny and the weather was predicted to slither above freezing by noon. … Continue reading

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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2011 Honda VT1300CT Custom Interstate

All Rights Reserved © 2011 Thomas W. Day My last cruiser review ended with a fiery blast from the manufacturer’s marketing manager and a promise that we’d never review another Hyosung. You’d think something would be learned from that, but … Continue reading

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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2012 Honda CBR250R

All Rights Reserved © 2011 Thomas W. Day LEFT: New vs. old. [I couldn’t find a Harley on the road that morning, so I picked the next closest thing.] What do you do when you get a chance to ride … Continue reading

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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2010 Suzuki Gladius SFV 650

All Rights Reserved © 2010 Thomas W. Day For the record, a “gladius” is a “short, thrusting [Roman] sword . . . designed both for thrusting and for cutting in close-in combat.”1 The Suzuki Gladius is a short (56.9″ wheelbase, … Continue reading

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