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Retro Moto!

Last month I poked fun at the transformation many motorcycle shops­­­ have gone through from old skool grease & oil aroma-filled halls of intrigue to cold, sterile, corporate boutiques. So you can imagine my surprise when I rolled up Glenridge Ave. in Montclair, NJ and saw a vintage motorcycle in a storefront window. The store …

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My FJ Days 

Twelve years and 75,000 miles later I finally sold my 2005 Yamaha FJR1300. My “Baby Blue” as I referred to her was very good to me over the years and we had visited many places together. Destinations like Canada, West Virginia a few times (see pic), Indianapolis for a MotoGP race, Vermont, New Hampshire as …

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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, Something Borrowed, Something Blue… When Yamaha offered me the opportunity to “borrow” their new 2016 FJR 1300 ES for a review, I jumped at the chance. The main reason was that it happens to be the same model bike I own, albeit mine is a 2005 version. So there’s your “something old …

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Toni Elias

TONI ELIAS: Superman from manresa I was watching the televised MotoAmerica Superbike race at Barber Motorsports Park after a particularly long day teaching an Advanced RiderCourse at FDU in Teaneck, NJ when I was once again reminded of what a phenomenal racer Antonio “Toni” Elías Justícia is. I’ve followed this speedster since his days in …

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Since the 2016 riding season is officially in full swing now I thought it would be a good idea to feature a few local riders in this column once again… Unfortunately, I can’t tell you this pictured rider’s name or even show you his complete face for that matter because he was supposed to contact …

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Let me begin this month’s column by stating that I am in no way advocating drinking and riding. That said, a unique partnership was recently struck when America’s first motorcycle company— Indian Motorcycle, announced it had joined forces with the Jack Daniel Distillery to create the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle. The …

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