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Ryan Carden

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  • Yamaha RD350: Two-Stroke Fun Machine Published 02/03/2010 at 10:38 a.m.

    The RD350 is a 1970s-era Yamaha that is powered by a two-stroke, twin-cylinder engine with a displacement of 348ccs. The RD’s power band is very peaky thanks to its two-stroke power plant, but in actuality the peakiness of the motor ...

  • Kawasaki Ninja: A Sporty Beginner Bike That Also Races Published 10/22/2009 at 10:38 a.m. 1 Comment

    Chances are that if you have been looking for a low-displacement sport bike, then you’ve at least taken a glance at Kawasaki’s smallest Ninja, the 250r (or EX250 for you technical guys). The Ninja 250 has been in constant production ...

  • Honda Rebel: A Small Cruiser That'll Get You Started Published 09/22/2009 at 6:16 p.m.

    More often that not, I find myself drooling over motorcycles with prices nowhere near what I can actually afford. Similarly, many folks (well, besides the Hells Angels) have the perception that motorcycling is an activity that is only obtainable by ...

  • Father-Son Day at the Track Published 05/27/2009 at 11:52 a.m.

    “Like father, like son” may be somewhat of a cliché’ phrase, but there is no better way to describe father and son roadracers Chris and Jamie Spencer. At age 17, Jamie embarrasses men double his age while Chris, at 50, ...

  • 2009 Genuine Scooter Co. Stella Published 04/24/2009 at 4:47 p.m.

    Scooters are strange machines. Some have soul and mystique, attracting attention for miles, while others look small, awkward, and get frequent laughs. Genuine’s Stella is definitely the former. In fact, it’s the last of a dying breed. At 150 cc, ...

  • Recession Proof Published 03/23/2009 at 4:49 p.m.

    The Great Recession of 2009 didn’t kill the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis as many had predicted after all. In fact, there seemed to be tremendous growth in the budget, small displacement, and entry-level categories. Despite the fact that there were ...