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Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is an American nonprofit organization of more than 200,000 motorcyclists that organizes numerous motorcycling activities and campaigns for motorcyclists' legal rights.
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.
The leos mum 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.
BMW Motorrad is the motorcycle brand of the German company BMW, part of its Corporate and Brand Development division.
The BMW R1150GS and R1150GS Adventure are motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW Motorrad from 1999 through 2004.
Cape Agulhas (Cabo das Agulhas, "Cape of the Needles") is a rocky headland in Western Cape, South Africa.
Charley Boorman (born 23 August 1966) is an English TV presenter, travel writer and actor.
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.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport (DfT).
A dual-sport motorcycle is a type of street-legal motorcycle that is designed for both on and off-road use.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals.
A flat engine is an internal combustion engine with horizontally-opposed cylinders.
A flat-twin is a two-cylinder internal combustion engine with the cylinders on opposite sides of the crankshaft.
BMW's motorcycle history began in 1921 when the company commenced manufacturing engines for other companies.
The Honda CBR900RR, also known as the Fireblade in some countries, is a 900 cc sport bike, part of the CBR series introduced in 1992 by Honda.
INTERMOT Cologne is a biennial trade show for motorcycle manufacturers.
John o' Groats (Taigh Iain Ghròt) is a village NE of the village of Canisbay, Caithness, in the far north of Scotland.
Kevin Ash (1959–2013) was a British motorcycle journalist and author, who contributed to The Daily Telegraph and to Motor Cycle News.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Long Way Down is a television series, book and DVD documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken in 2007 by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, from John o' Groats in Scotland through eighteen countries in Europe and Africa to Cape Town in South Africa.
Long Way Round (LWR) is a British television series, DVD set and book documenting the journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York City on motorcycles.
The Manchester Evening News (MEN) is a regional daily newspaper covering Greater Manchester in North West England.
The model year (MY) 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.
MCN or Motor Cycle News is a UK weekly motorcycling newspaper published by Bauer Consumer Media, based in Peterborough, United Kingdom.
A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two-> or three-wheeled motor vehicle.
Motorcycle Consumer News (MCN) is a monthly motorcycling magazine that reviews motorcycles and accessories, and covers motorcycle safety and training, and industry news.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
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 with overhead valves (OHV) and pushrods.
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.
Wobble, shimmy, tank-slapper, speed wobble, and even death wobble are all words and phrases used to describe a quick (4–10 Hz) oscillation of primarily just the steerable wheel(s) of a vehicle.
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, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
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 touring motorcycle is a type of motorcycle designed for touring.
A traction control system (TCS), also known as ASR (from lit), 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.