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Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

1981–1989 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant K-Cars

Lee Iaccoca gets blame (or credit) for the Dodge Aires and Plymouth Reliant K-cars, but unlike the minivan, this one’s really not his fault. He simply took the ball and ran...

1983–1988 Hurst Olds/442

Oldsmobile had a long and distinguished history - and suffered a slow, painful death. The process of mortification began in the early 1980s, when General Motors gutted the formerly independent engineering departments...

Video Rant: 2018 BMW K 1600 B

BMW is withdrawing six cylinder engines from its cars - because Uncle - but bikes are another story. Have a look as this kahuna: . . . Got a question about cars -...

AMC Marlin Fastback coupe, 1965-1967

Pontiac's GTO, which appeared in 1964, had every other American automaker rushing to cash in on the emerging youth market for big-biceped intermediate coupes - including AMC. AMC, however, decided on a...

Spring Cleaning…

Some of my bikes are more than 40 years old now - which is a long time in human and machine terms. And yet, they all still function as new. Unlike me. Well, with...

Appreciating Then – And Now

There's Ford vs. Chevy. Import vs. Domestic. And of course, Old vs. New. Some people, for some reason, have difficulty accepting the bad - along with the good. That no car...

Steam Locomotives and Cars

There is a museum in my town devoted to the photography of O. Winston Link (see here). He was fascinated by steam locomotives and spent years - the declining years of...

Practical Reasons to Buy a Motorcycle

If you ever needed a reason to justify buying a motorcycle - either to yourself or the wife - here’s a good one: They are very practical. You likely have heard the opposite, but consider: * They...

Video Rant: A Tale of Two Bikes

Here is a quick look at the two bikes BW just left with me for a couple of weeks. One is the new 1600 B "bagger" - which is my kind...

Do You Remember When?

You can date yourself by the president who was in office when you were in high school - or by what was happening in the car business when you first learned...
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