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The Sweet Spot of Motorcycling is…

The Sweet Spot of Motorcycling

There's a rewarding feeling that comes from a motorcycle ride. Not just the beauty of speed. I talked about that already. There's something beyond that. It's about the coming together of man and machine in the environment that's just perfect for all of them. The sweet spot of motorcycling. It changes by bike and lord knows they aren't all created equal. Motorcycles are peculiar machines with their own styles, their own tastes, and even their own preferences. When your ride falls in line with your motorcycle's preferences, you've hit the sweet spot.

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The 2013 Honda Gold Wing Navi XM

2013 Honda Goldwing Navi XM

Since it debuted as a road bike in 1975, the Honda Gold Wing has gone on to define what it means to be a top-of-the-line touring bike for nearly three decades. It has set the standard for two-passenger long-distance cruising, becoming one of the most popular bikes of all time. Offering an unmatched combination of power, comfort and agility, it continues to delight its riders to this day.

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The Worst Motorcycles of 2013

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The Worst Motorcycles of 2013: The Negative Nancy Report Special post by resident guest blogger Happy Gilmore

Each January you’re filled with a renewed sense of possibility. A new year, a new you. You boast to your friends and co-workers that you’re going to be shaving 20lbs, quit smoking and open that savings account. As January becomes February you can’t stand to face yourself in the mirror each morning as you’ve gained 5lbs, smoke a pack a day and you’ve just received a past-due notice for an unpaid credit card bill. Have a no fear though, you aren’t alone.

Around this same time of year the motorcycle show circuit has been across Canada and all over the United States. 2013 is packed with new entry-level rides, fancy new scooters, shiny new dual purpose motorcycles and so much more. But you’ll probably notice that there are a few bikes that you’ve seen before, and might be looking a little tired. Or you might have noticed one or two bikes that you scratch your head about thinking “What? Who is going to buy that?”

Broken-down by motorcycle category, like a list of unfulfilled resolutions, I have compiled my opinion for the worst motorcycles available this year. Feel free to disagree; in fact, I encourage it.

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