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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2017, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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No, not my beautiful 2012 gloss pearl white CCT. But on motorcycle magazines. Since Polaris murdered Victory, I just can't get into reading much of them. I subscribe(d) to several: Baggers, Rider, Motorcyclist, Cycle World, Motorcycle Consumer News, Road Rider etc. Some of the magazines are starting to get as thin as a pamphlet, in size and content. I'm not in the market for a new motorcycle as my next 'new' bike will probably be my current bike with more engine mods. I didn't renew MCN or Road Rider this time. If the others weren't so cheap I think I'd let them run out as well. Between social media and the forums, nearly everything I want is covered anyway.

I know it's wrong, but seeing some of the best Victory aftermarket companies advertise Polaris Indian stuff is a bit depressing. I know those companies got rear ended by Polaris even more than we did. Due to them having so much of their business tied to the Victory brand. So I fully understand they needed to make the pivot to Polaris Indian to stay in business.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-22-2017, 12:35 AM
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Mark before you give up on the MC Mags, take a look Road Runner touring and travel. Dont know if you have looked one over before or not. They do some new bike test and reports. But every issue has an "off the beaten path" tour with maps. Might be finger lakes area of NY this issue and down in your neck of the woods next time.

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I buy none any more, have a quick look through them in the shop for free , but unless theres something that really grabs me I dont waste my money.
Only mag I buy consistently is Australian Muscle Car , got all 99 issues from day one.
Published every 2 months.
Thing is with the internet I dont read much any more and theres a pile of them a foot high on my desk that I havent read cover to cover like I used to pre internet.
Internet junkie Ive become.

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I still subscribe to Cycle World but I do it on the cheap. I usually do the 2 year subscription for $18 dollars or so and then at the end of two years I usually wait a month or two and subscribe again. It is funny because when the cycle world subscription is nearing its end they start sending you these "amazing deals" to keep the subscription going but it is usually for $25 for two years even though the leaflets in each magazine has new subscriptions for much less.

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Motorcycle Consumer News and Rider, I subscribe to both of those.
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This thread made me realize I don't have one single motorcycle rag subscription ....as much as I keep up with all things MC I don't get a magazine....
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I don't subscribe to anything on paper any more except 'THE HORSE -- Backstreet Choppers' because it's FUN. It's a bunch of back-yard mechanics throwing bikes together out of crap they have lying around the garage or on the cheap. All brands... they will have a CB-450 chopper in there or an old BSA. Of course lots of Harley stuff but not new stuff.

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I wear their t-shirts and hoodies too... just because no one else will be wearing it...
https://thehorsebc.world/products/ch...ll-over-hoodie


For more serious reading there's Motorcycle Online... The people who sponsor this site. Other magazines are online now as well. Not that I want to read anything they say, but you can find out about what's new.
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I don't subscribe to anything on paper any more except 'THE HORSE -- Backstreet Choppers' because it's FUN. It's a bunch of back-yard mechanics throwing bikes together out of crap they have lying around the garage or on the cheap. All brands... they will have a CB-450 chopper in there or an old BSA. Of course lots of Harley stuff but not new stuff.

https://thehorsebc.world/

I wear their t-shirts and hoodies too... just because no one else will be wearing it...
https://thehorsebc.world/products/ch...ll-over-hoodie


For more serious reading there's Motorcycle Online... The people who sponsor this site. Other magazines are online now as well. Not that I want to read anything they say, but you can find out about what's new.
Maybe I'm just old skool...but I have a problem with reading digital media while on the toilet..........

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I ain't bailing on what I subscribe to. Being old school...OK, just old....I like to hold a paper magazine, and usually do my reading right after getting into bed. My favorite bike mags are those heavy with touring articles; Rider and Motorcyclist (I like their new format). They don't cost much either - Pretty Wife gets on those coupon and deal sites and often scores me free subscriptions, or ones for a mere pittance. Can't get deals on Road Runner, so I had to abandon that one - too expensive for me and besides, it concentrates on eastern US rides and expensive places to stay and eat.

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I still subscribe to Easyrider. Over the passed couple of years they have been doing remakes of David Mann's art. It's not stapled in the magazine. So no holes in it.
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This is Just the list of Victory's. I have also rode and owned Honda's, Kawasaki's, Suzuki's, Harley's. Some old European bike. Can't remember the name. It was a 3 speed and I started riding on a 50cc bike that Sears sold. Some time around 1967. I have had my motorcycle license since 1969.
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