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Opposed Twins
It wouldn’t be out of the question to think that the Kawasaki W800 Café would trounce the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 in a head-to-head retro-bike comparison. The manufacturing giant from Kobe has, after all, built rockets, helicopters, bullet t
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Lost Weight, Found Performance
Major elements of the motorcycle—chassis, engine, fork, wheels and tires—have become steadily lighter. This is not from substitution of expensive exotic materials such as titanium and carbon fiber, but because improved manufacturing technologies now
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From The Foundry
Iron is an element, and steel is an alloy of iron with a very small amount of carbon. In practical terms, cast-iron came to mean a combination of iron with so much carbon that most of it is present as inclusions of free, flaky graphite. An early—and