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The Wings Tour 2014: Leg Two
Jul 28, 2014 - 11:56 AM - by Motorcycle.com




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The dull roar builds to an ear-splitting crescendo. Fifty yards away the F/A-18 launches, blasting past a few feet away on the concrete runway. The nose lifts, the jet engines burning a sunset orange, and the plane lifts into the air. A moment later we see the grass rippling towards us and we’re hit with a blast of JP5 exhaust and heat from the afterburners as the jet climbs into the sky, leaving an inky black trail. Our search for the link between wings and two wheels has taken us to some of the highest-performing fliers in the world...


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The Wings Tour 2014: Leg One
Jul 21, 2014 - 3:52 PM - by Motorcycle.com
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 friends were pilots and motorcycle riders too. Apparently lots of famous aviators are motorcyclists and vice versa. Charles Lindbergh rode an Excelsior Super X. Steve McQueen collected and flew airplanes (his favorite was a Boeing Stearman), along with his better known motorcycle obsession. Former racers Mat Mladin and Bob "Hurricane" Hannah are flying buddies. It's no coincidence that the world's top selling motorcycle company, Honda, uses a wing as its logo. Wings are also featured on the emblem of Moto Guzzi, a company formed by two Italian World War I fighter pilots. The Italians call a person mounted on a motorcycle the "pilota," a pilot, who is a skilled operator in complete control of his craft...

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Top 10 Value-For-Money Hondas
Jul 09, 2014 - 3:54 PM - by Motorcycle.com
To recognize Honda's efforts at making motorcycles more accessible to a broader market, we've put together this list of the 10 street-legal Honda motorcycles we believe offer remarkable value for the money. Turn the pages to find quick-takes on Motorcycle.com's reviews of each bike, including specifications and our real-world fuel-economy test results.

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