Getting my first "big" ADV. Thoughts on crash bars and skid plates?

Hey all, So I’ve always been driving XRs and XLs, and I will soon be buying my first “big” ADV, the Africa Twin. What are your thoughts on getting crashbars and skid plates for it? My first instinct is that Honda knows what they’re doing, and what the bike is made for. It should be protected enough as is… But then so many people get those on their ADVs that I’m having doubts. Thoughts? Thanks, Simo submitted by /u/simobk [link] [comments] Getting my first “big” ADV. Thoughts on crash bars…

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Honda’s CB4 Interceptor ‘concept’ has a genius fuel tank display!

We missed this at EICMA and now it’s all we can think about. The Honda CB4 ‘Interceptor’ concept was one of the stars of an otherwise tepid display at the Milan motorcycle show but not a lot was revealed from Honda at the event itself. As always with the Big H (as literally nobody calls… Honda’s CB4 Interceptor ‘concept’ has a genius fuel tank display! Source: Motofire

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Ducati theme park coming in 2019!

Get your holiday planners out, because Ducati has announced plans to open an 115,000 square foot theme park in North East Italy. The attraction will be called “The Ducati World Showcase” and will be located within the already existing Mirabilandia theme park in Emilia-Romagna region. As well as the Italian bike firm’s wares being on… Ducati theme park coming in 2019! Source: Motofire

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Church of MO: Top 600s, 1997 Sportbike Shootout

And in those days each Japanese manufacturer built an inline 600cc Four-cylinder sportybike, and so it made it natural to compare them, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose. And if any bike should smite the eye of the other three, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; then that bike shall go free and prosper in the marketplace. Or that was MO’s story, anyway. Top 600s, 1997 1997 600cc Sportbike Shootout Email a Friend Print By Motorcycle.com Staff Mar. 15, 1997 Photography by Jerry Lowe and Tom Fortune…

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 10 December, 2017

Got wood? Yamaha’s latest Yard Built custom has plenty of it, and looks amazing. We’ve also got a super-tough Honda CBX1000 streetfighter, a Mobylette cafe racer (yes, really) and a Harley-Davidson Softail Springer with a salt flat drag bike vibe. Enjoy. Honda CBX1000 by Tony’s Toy Custom Motorcycles The man behind TTCM is the former Italian and international race champion Tony Calasso. Not surprisingly, there’s a definite performance focus to the builds that rollout of the Milan shop. But when a 1982-spec Pro-Link CBX1000 found its way onto Tony’s bench,…

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Harley-Davidson Posts Largest Contingency Package in American Flat Track History. $562,500 Payout To Privateer Riders.

Harley-Davidson announced today its 2018 American Flat Track Contingency Program totaling $562,500 – the largest contingency posting in the 65-year history of the sport. The contingency payouts are available exclusively to privateer riders mounted on either Harley-Davidson… This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more! Harley-Davidson Posts Largest Contingency Package in American Flat Track History. 2,500 Payout To Privateer Riders. Source: Cyril Huze

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Lanesplitting and Filtering on a Dualsport

I was considering buying an xr650l or xr400r Dualsport, I currently ride a Ninja 500. The Ninja has very short bars and that makes it easy to fit through cars stopped at lights. However a Dualsport has wider bars and sits higher, my concern is that this will raise the wider bars to the level of car mirrors,q making it more difficult to filter. Is this an issue for anyone? submitted by /u/XthinkerX [link] [comments] Lanesplitting and Filtering on a Dualsport Source: Reddit Dualsport

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