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Elliot Strong
by Elliot Strong
We've assembled quite the brace of nude and outright fun all-around bikes here, but how do they stack up at an out-and-out track test? Keep reading to find out...

We Like to Play 'the Emperor's New Clothes'

Fontana, California, August 20, 2002 -- When the dog bites. When the bee stings. When we're feeling sad. Etcetera etc. These are a few of our favorite things: Big ol' bikes--some bigger than others--with handlebars that don't make us assume the position, bikes that are happy under any circumstance, bikes that are nice to our tender little bottoms. We love them dearly, but we gots ta know: Will we be embarrassed when it comes time for a track day?

Now that our friends at Fastrack have broken the code to Mr. Penske's lovely facility right down the road in Fontana, California, we're there more than we're home, seems like--a win/win for ourselves and our loved ones. And so we gathered together friends and motorcycles to see how things shake out.

Take a peek at the article and let it all out below.

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