This Is What Makes The Yamaha TW200 A Good Trail Bike

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Looking back on the last few years of popular culture can be tragic affair, but sifting through the overwhelming nonsense you’ll find glimpses of memories of some of the more hilarious and unusual trends in personal transportation. Things like the two-wheeled “hoverboards,” made infamous by the scourge of head injuries they gave to social media users, or Onewheels, or those mountain bikes with big balloon tires for mud and snow that you’ll see people riding most often on paved trails.

“Fat bikes,” as they’re so bluntly named, look a little ridiculous, and having big tires with soft sidewalls must

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Adventure Bike Review: Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250

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We know that getting deep into the backcountry often requires a rugged all-terrain vehicle. But most of you probably don’t realize that a motorcycle is just as capable (maybe more so) as a four-wheel drive truck or SUV—it just can’t haul near as much gear. Harley-Davidson, the iconic motorcycle brand, entered the adventure motorcycle fray this year with its Pan America 1250, a rugged off-roader that sports a powerful 1,252-cubic-centimeter, liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 150-horsepower.

Motorcycles have long been able to access remote areas of the world. Thrill-seekers like Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman chose the BMW R

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Motorcycle.com’s 2021 Six-Way, 900(ish)cc Naked Bike Shootout!

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Don’t look now, but the field of naked bikes slotting in just below the 1000cc mark is starting to rise – and we’re all the better for it. Maybe the OEMs have figured out that those big beasts in the upper echelons of naked bike performance are just too much for the more sensible among us. They’re too big, too fast, too powerful, with too much electronics, and too much of a price tag. For those of us still with a desire for naked bike fun, but at a slightly more moderate

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Billionaire Richard Branson rode a bike to Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 launch site ahead of his big spaceflight

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Editor’s note: This story previously stated that Richard Branson rode his bike to Spaceport America on Sunday morning (July 11), the day of his spaceflight. That’s not correct. Video showing him arriving at the spaceport on a bicycle was captured on a different date, and the commentator on Virgin Galactic’s launch webcast who said it was recorded on Sunday was mistaken. “The footage of Sir Richard Branson shown during the event today [July 11] was prerecorded and misidentified in the broadcast. We regret the error and any confusion it may have caused,” Virgin Galactic representatives said in a statement emailed

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How has COVID-19 affected bike repairs and servicing? | Features

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One advantage IBDs will always have over the internet is servicing and repairs. Even if customers do choose to spend an increasing amount of time perusing the web, the value of customer service and expertise that bike shops provide in person can never be overlooked. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a boom in demand for bikes, with data in June revealing that 1.3 million UK consumers have bought a bike since the beginning of the crisis, many have also been taking bikes out of their sheds for their daily exercise. But have workshops seen an increase in

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Portugal’s Bike Boom: How the Country Is Meeting the Demand

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VOUZELA, Portugal — Inside a factory set among eucalyptus trees in the Portuguese countryside, workers carefully cut thin strips of sticky carbon fiber and press them into molds. It is slow and painstaking labor.

But after each mold is cooked in an oven heated to 200 degrees Celsius (about 390 degrees Fahrenheit), out comes an incredibly light frame for a bicycle that may sell for about $7,000, helping accelerate Portugal’s growth as the largest bike manufacturing nation in the European Union.

Demand for bikes is soaring, thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic. More people have decided to pedal to

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