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  The Triumph Thunderbird The Triumph Thunderbird was named by Edward Turner, who had stayed at the Thunderbird Motel while traveling in the US. He liked the sound of it & so named his new 650cc twin after it. The T-Bird has an interesting history among Triumph Motorcycles. The name has been used 3 times, the first which we will delve into here, the 6T ran from 1950 through 1966. The name was revived again in 1981 for the TR65, an entry-level bike made by destroking the Triumph Bonneville 750. And lastly, it was revived again in 1994 by the...

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The BSA Gold Star was one of the most successful motorcycles of all time, both in the showroom & on the track. It's ancient design was outdated almost at its inception & yet it thundered on through history, taking on all comers. Light, strong, powerful & bulletproof, the "Goldie" gained a loyal following over the decades. When it was finally retired in 1963, nothing ever sold as well or did as well at the track. The Gold Star, as it turned out, was BSA Motorcycles' seminal & most successful model & the one they became known for. The 1960 BSA...

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The San Antonio River Walk - Texas Twenty feet below street level and steps from the famed Alamo, the Paseo del Rio, better known as the River Walk, awaits you. Aside the meandering San Antonio River, stone pathways connect shops, restaurants, hotels and museums with a blend of historic and modern architecture that resonates the depth of this centuries-old metropolis. Among these walkways, commerce meets culture with the sounds of mariachis serenading diners and river taxis carrying guests across the spring-fed river that has attracted people to this region for centuries. Soon the River Walk will extend from two to thirteen...

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Check out our feature article in the latest edition of the BMW Rider's Magazine titled "ON THE LEVEL"! We have a three page spread with an interview with our founder Jenny Lefferts!   By Miles DavisTwo wheel back roads touring – either solo or in small groups – has increased in popularity proportionate to America’s swift urbanization. As city pressures rise and boil over, men and women motorcyclists find themselves escaping for a few precious hours of wind-in-the-face fun and country riding. Many of the adventurous routes explored by meditative riders have grown into carefully guarded personal secrets.Enter Jenny Lefferts,...

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