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10 Silverstone Great Britain 2012 MotoGP
29 Misano Circuit San Marino 2011 MotoGP
12 Mugello Italy 2011 MotoGP
35 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2011 MotoGP
30 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2011 MotoGP
8 Phillip Island Australia 2010 MotoGP
14 Mugello Italy 2010 MotoGP
9 Le Mans France 2010 MotoGP
10 Indianapolis 2010 MotoGP
4 Misano Circuit San Marino 2009 MotoGP
18 Indianapolis 2009 MotoGP
22 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2007 MotoGP
29 Donington Park Great Britain 2007 MotoGP
26 Donington Park Great Britain 2007 MotoGP
57 Jerez Spain 2007 MotoGP
29 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2006 MotoGP
26 Laguna Seca United States 2006 MotoGP
38 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
22 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
20 Assen Netherlands 2006 MotoGP
32 Le Mans France 2006 MotoGP
12 Losail Circuit Qatar 2006 MotoGP
4 Jerez Spain 2006 MotoGP
7 Valencia 2005 MotoGP
 

X Factor Part II

X Factor Part II

Last column, Skidmarks – (Excelsior-Henderson) X Factor, I related the curious case of die-hard Excelsior-Henderson fans, men and women who love their motorcycles and loyally keep them running, year after year. I chatted with a few of them to get an idea of why they liked the big V-Twins so...

Published on July 31 2015, 20:36
Source: www.motorcycle.com
 

The new Indian Motorcycles, Star Bolt, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and Yamaha FZ-09 we showed you in recent issues were just appetizers; here's the main course for 2014. BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive BMW has been hard on the gas launching new-for-2014 models, including the F 800 GS Adventure (Rider, October... 

The BMW we really wanted to take along for our epic sport tour to Yosemite back in July was the company's new R1200RT, but a batch of faulty rear shock shafts on the ESA models put the kibosh on that, so we wound up taking the K1600GT instead. The big six-cylinder is a great bike in its own... 

In fact, the Bonnie really completes the old-guy trifecta. These three are modern interpretations of what the '60s were all about and long before that, really. BMW built its first Boxer (which was its first motorcycle) in 1923. Triumph built its first Speed Twin, the Bonneville's granddad, in... 

Icelanders like big bikes – such as a modern Triumph, an Ariel Square Four and a Honda CBX. The town of Akureyri, on Iceland's northern shore, is so close to the Arctic Circle that polar bears sometimes float in on ice floes. It is not where you would expect a motorcycle museum, but there one... 

Unmuffled motorcycle engines make a racket, and no less a person than Valentino Rossi likes to have mufflers on his race bike because he finds the noise distracting. Still, if you're not so close that it's giving you a headache, there are both music and information in the sound. Harley and... 

Why don't we go to Baja more often? Well, one reason is the manufacturers want us to get special dispensation before we take their bikes to a foreign country, you need to buy Mexican insurance, everybody speaks a weird language down there, you can't drink the water... those are all really easy... 

What is the connection between motorcycles and airplanes? Growing up with a father who was fascinated by both, my youth was spent scouring the countryside for dusty barn finds, spinning a greasy wrench and flying, in the air and on the ground, wind in my face. It seemed that most of my dad's...