Big Honkin' Touring Motorcycle Quiz

John Burns
by John Burns
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In fact you can tour on any motorcycle, and you can find round-the-world chronicles dating back almost to the invention of the first motorbike. Being the creature-comfort craving creatures that we humans are, though, it wasn’t long before we were cramming our bikes with everything from side-mounted chiffarobes to heated seats to cruise control to Infotainment systems. Why not? Surprisingly, no one has yet added the kitchen sink, AFAIK. Maybe it all began in earnest when Honda became the first manufacturer to start down that road circa 1980. Now, personally, we wouldn’t have it any other way. How well have you been paying attention since that first Goldwing? Bear in mind once again, the photos may be there to help you or not…

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  • Matt O Matt O on Jul 04, 2018

    i must be an old man at heart. 9/10, missed the Guzzi start year. some of those early Japanese dressers had beastly motors for the time

  • RSS.feed.short.url RSS.feed.short.url on Jul 05, 2018

    If anyone is wondering about the motorcycle pictured at the top of this article, it was called the Roaddog and it was a creation of Wild Bill Gelbke:

    MO loves to use it as clickbait, it appears elsewhere on their site. Maybe write something about Wild Bill. I would read it!

    • Tristan Edmondson Tristan Edmondson on Jul 06, 2018

      Thank you!! I wasn't going to be able to sleep tonight. That thing is wild.

      "The complete bike is 17 feet long and weighs 3,280 pounds. Due to its great size and weight, the bike is impossible for most people to steer until it is moving at a speed of at least 15 miles per hour, and when at rest it is held up by hydraulic rams that are deployed by the driver."