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2009 Monster 1100

Ducati updates an old flame I’ll start this by saying that from the moment I saw the new Monster, I had a feeling it was all wrong for me. A test ride about a year ago on the 696 version of the bike seemed to confirm that. Since then, I’ve …

Buell 1125cr

Cafe racer from the USA When the salesman called from Cascade Harely Davidson (Buell/Arctic Cat–and anything else they can think of to help balance the books during this recession) I wasn’t sure I was going back. I test rode an ’08 Buell XB12s a week earlier and he’d offered to …

Broiled on a Buell

Great test ride on an ’08 XB12S ends in pain After several months without a go-fast machine, I found myself in a particular mood one fine spring day.