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Trackday Diaries: Two wheels good, four wheels probably better.

It was thirty-eight degrees F outside, with a light misting of rain, as I pulled my newly-purchased 1975 Honda CB550 up to the stoplight, next to my ex-wife’s 2012 Edge. My son waved cheerfully from his monstrous child seat. “We only have eighty-two miles left to go,” I shouted through my chinbar, “and I want [...]
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Honda CB550 cafe racer

Lifestyle / Vehicles : Bike EXIF (4 years ago)

I’ve always thought the CB550 is a better deal than its bigger and more famous brother, the CB750. A stock 550 is considerably lighter, only slightly less powerful, and has better handling. With a wet sump system, there’s no oil tan... Read Post

Wrenchmonkees CX500

Lifestyle / Vehicles : Bike EXIF (4 years ago)

The Honda CX500 has always lacked the cachet of the earlier CB550 Four. Which is ironic, because the CB550 was little more than a downsized CB750; Honda was losing ground in the technological stakes to the other Japanese makers. So ... Read Post

First Drive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Vehicles / Cars : Jalopnik (3 hours ago)

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Five lugs good, four lugs better! The first two generations of Mazda MX-5 (nee Miata) made do with four wheel lugs in classic small-car fashion, but the bulkier third-generation car and its seventeen-inch rolling ... Read Post


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