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The American Motorcyclist Association is an American nonprofit organization of more than 200,000 motorcyclists that organizes numerous motorcycling activities and campaigns for motorcyclists' legal rights.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding.
BBC Two is the second television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
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Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany.
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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (Bavarian Motor Works), commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.
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The BMW GS series of dual purpose off-road/on-road BMW motorcycles have been produced from 1980, when the R80G/S was launched, to the present day.
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BMW Motorrad is the motorcycle brand of the German company BMW, part of its Corporate and Brand Development division.
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The BMW R1150GS and R1150GS Adventure are motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW Motorrad between 1999 and 2005.
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Cape Agulhas (Cabo das Agulhas, "Cape of the Needles") is a rocky headland in Western Cape, South Africa.
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Charley Boorman (born 23 August 1966) is an English TV presenter, travel writer and actor.
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A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.
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A dual-sport motorcycle is a type of street-legal motorcycle that is designed for both on and off-road use.
Ewan Gordon McGregor, (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie and art house films.
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A flat engine is an internal combustion engine with horizontally-opposed pistons.
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A flat-twin is a two-cylinder internal combustion engine with the cylinders on opposite sides of the crankshaft.
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BMW's motorcycle history began in 1921 when the company commenced manufacturing engines for other companies.
The Honda Fireblade is a family of sport motorcycles manufactured by Honda since 1992.
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INTERMOT Cologne is a biennial trade show for motorcycle manufacturers.
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John o' Groats (Gaelic: Taigh Iain Ghròt) is a village in the Canisby parish of Caithness, in the far north of Scotland.
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Kevin Ash (1959–2013) was a British motorcycle journalist and author, who contributed to The Daily Telegraph and to Motor Cycle News.
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Long Way Down is a television series, book and DVD documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, on which they rode south through 18 countries from John o' Groats in Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa via Europe and Africa in 2007.
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The Manchester Evening News (MEN) is a regional daily newspaper covering the Manchester area of the United Kingdom.
The model year of a product is a number used worldwide, but with a high level of prominence in North America, to describe approximately when a product was produced, and it usually indicates the coinciding base specification (design revision number) of that product.
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MCN or Motor Cycle News is a UK weekly motorcycling newspaper published by Bauer Consumer Media, based in Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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A motorcycle (also called a motorbike, bike, moto or cycle) is a two or three wheeled motor vehicle.
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Neil Ellwood Peart, (born September 12, 1952), is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush.
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Overhead camshaft, commonly abbreviated to OHC, is a valvetrain configuration which places the camshaft of an internal combustion engine of the reciprocating type within the cylinder heads ('above' the pistons and combustion chambers) and drives the valves or lifters in a more direct manner compared to overhead valves (OHV) and pushrods.
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A product recall is a request to return a product after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that might endanger the consumer or put the maker/seller at risk of legal action.
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A motorcycle's suspension serves a dual purpose: contributing to the vehicle's handling and braking, and providing safety and comfort by keeping the vehicle's passengers comfortably isolated from road noise, bumps and vibrations.
The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.
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The Hairy Bikers' Cookbook (renamed The Hairy Bikers Ride Again for the third series and The Hairy Bakers for the fourth series) is a BBC television cookery and travel programme, that has so far run for four series and a Christmas special.
A traction control system (TCS), in German known as Antriebsschlupfregelung (ASR), is typically (but not necessarily) a secondary function of the electronic stability control (ESC) on production motor vehicles, designed to prevent loss of traction of driven road wheels.
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) was an executive agency granted trading fund status in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Transport of the United Kingdom Government.
Water cooling is a method of heat removal from components and industrial equipment.
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