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  • Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

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    Chris Hunter
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably look back fondly on the Formula One cars of that era. The Marlboro McLarens, the Martini Brabhams, and best of all, the svelte John Player Special Lotuses. Axel Budde of Hamburg-based Kaffeemaschine is a fan of those glory days, and so is his client Arnd Rohrlapper. So they concocted the idea of a 1970s-style cafe racer in the iconic JPS black-and-gold livery. Here’s the finished bike, based on a Guzzi Le Mans Mk III, and it sure looks good. The Mk III was probably the best of Guzzi’s Le Mans variants. The styling was angular and idiosyncratic,…
  • France: Biker Caught At 138 Kph. Angry, Since He Was At 200 Kph

    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News
    Mike Werner
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #France #Speeding #WeirdGuy - Some French motorcycle rider gets caught speeding 138 kph in a 90 kph zone. Instead of manning up, he claims he was doing 200 kph a few minutes before. Whata dope... ...
  • In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014

    Motorcycle News
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Held at the end of March each year, the annual Tokyo Motorcycle show is a "hands on handlebars and bums on saddles" kind of event which, as well as being a world showcase for the latest innovations from local manufacturers, aims to function as a shop window and proving ground for the millions of motorcyclists in Japan.
  • Viking Concept previews new Lauge Jensen range

    Visordown News
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    IF you’re up to speed on cars as well as bikes then you might well have heard of Henrik Fisker – the former BMW and Aston Martin designer who set up his own car brand back in 2008.Despite a promising start with the Fisker Karma, a high-performance electric car, that venture ended badly when the firm went bankrupt in 2013. Nevertheless Fisker remains a big name in car design, so it’s interesting to see how he interprets a motorcycle.The Dane was commissioned to create the Viking Concept by Anders Kirk Johansen, owner of the boutique…
  • Custom Ratbike Kawasaki 750LTD - Motorcycle News and Reviews
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    This custom ratbike is based off 1981 Kawasaki 750LTD and is built by artist hailing form Finland by name Janne Martola. Janne bought the bike three years ago and immediately decided to rebuild it into something radically different with both aesthetic and mechanical point of view. Janne had planned to use the bike for looking for inspirational countrysides and scenery. Bike accumulated in its design elements of the ratbike, scramblers and bobber. Janne did a great job creating a true custom bike and end up using it for everyday transportation. Project details: Donor: Kawasaki 750LTD 1981…
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  • Top Internet Stories - 18 April 2014

    Mike Werner
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The spring may be in the air, but I am freezing my rocks off. And in many parts of the world it started snowing again. Strange weather. But that doesn't stop us from reading interesting motorcycle articles in the internet. Here are a few you may have missed during last week. - 7 Ways To Save Money On Your Next Motorcycle Service (2 Wheel Tuesday) - Harley Tips: April Is Check Your Helmet Month (Motorcycle USA) - There And Back Again To See How Far It Is - wBW Book Review (Webbikeworld) - Hero Splendor Ismart Test Ride Review (Motorbeam) ...
  • France: Biker Caught At 138 Kph. Angry, Since He Was At 200 Kph

    Mike Werner
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #France #Speeding #WeirdGuy - Some French motorcycle rider gets caught speeding 138 kph in a 90 kph zone. Instead of manning up, he claims he was doing 200 kph a few minutes before. Whata dope... ...
  • Germany: Douchebags Trying To Kill Motorcycle Riders - Oil On Road

    Mike Werner
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #Germany #DangerousIdiots - Some group of idiots have been placing oil in curves on German roads, causing motorcycles to crash. That because they do not want bikers in the area. So far, no one has died, but that will not remain so. ...
  • Germany: Autobahn To Become Toll Road, Except Motorcycles

    Mike Werner
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Germany #Autobahn #Taxes - Germany is committing Autobahn suicide ... starting 2016 all foreign cars must pay an annual tax to drive on their speed limitless motorways. ... except for motorcycles, who go for free. ...
  • Belgium: Invited To Your Own Funeral - Safety

    Mike Werner
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    #Belgium #Safety #YourOwnFuneral - An interesting and novel safety campaign in Belgium. Habitual speeders got invited to a funeral - THEIR OWN! Here is the video. ...
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  • 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS: Riding Fast, Riding Green

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    After spending time on's long-term Kawasaki Concours 14, you'd think I'd be hopelessly addicted to its massive power and hulking presence... but sometimes, believe it or not, you don't always need to crank it to eleven. Sure, the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS has a big, Z1000-derived 1,043cc four-cylinder engine, but it wasn't nearly as much of a handful as the 1,352cc Connie 14. How does the saddlebag-optional sport tourer ride, and is it entertaining enough to fill the horsepower gap between it and its big brother Concours 14? Check out my 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS Review: Ridin…
  • Finally, A Prius We Can All Agree On

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Something about the Toyota Prius makes it a strangely repellant vehicle to both motorcyclists and car lovers alike. Maybe its the dome-roofed hybrid's tendency to attract holier-than-thou tree-hugging do-gooders, or perhaps its the gas and electric-powered car's planet saving pretense that inevitably devolves itself into a lane-clogging nuisance, like a rolling speed bump crawling through traffic whose sole purpose is to annoy other motorists. For whatever reason, Prius drivers and their often self-righteous steeds manage to rub a whole lot of people the wrong way... With that in mind, I…
  • Government Mandates Autonomous Motorcycles by 2018

    31 Mar 2014 | 9:11 pm
    If you enjoy maintaining full control of your motorcycle while riding down the road-- throttle, brakes, steering and all-- you might want to be sitting down for this piece of news: the Department of Transportation issued a joint statement today with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that a bill will be passed that requires all motorcycles to have "fully autonomous, self-piloting capabilities" as early as 2018. "The goal is not to remove the freedom or adventure of riding a motorcycle," DOT spokesperson Melvin P. Meyers insisted, "but rather to create harmony on the roads between…
  • 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review: Riding the 180 Horsepower Wheelie Machine

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Ducati may have typified the naked bike genre with its top-tier Monster 1200, but KTM's $16,999 1290 Super Duke R ABS certainly mixes it up nicely with an Austrian take on the big-engined hooligan theme. How does KTM address the alternatives, and how much of its dirt-inspired roots can be felt at the handlebars of this 416-pound ride? Find out in my 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ABS Review. Related: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S Review: Instant Animal, Just Add Water 2014 Ducati Monster 1200S: 145 hp, 401 lbs dry Photo © Basem Wasef
  • Japanese Brands Score Top Three Spots in Motorcycle Reliability Survey

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:39 pm
    In case you missed this news story last month, Consumer Reports surveyed 4,424 motorcycle owners and came out with one conclusive thread: Japanese bikes are more reliable than their German and American counterparts, with Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Honda edging out Harley-Davidson and BMW. According to the study, differences of 4 points or less are not considered meaningful-- which still points to a significant rift between the Japanese bikes and the others-- and the results were adjusted for age and mileage of the motorcycles. When evaluated by bike type, touring motorcycles were the most…
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  • Motorcycle Helmet Heads Up Displays Will Go Mainstream

    Paul Crowe
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - We've already had stories on The Kneeslider about one company or another developing a HUD (heads up display) for motorcycle helmets. Notices about new crowdfunding campaigns for these systems show up now and then, the latest one is for a helmet unit called CycleCyte. It is an app for your […]
  • Motus Shows Off the MV4 and MV4R Dyno Chart – Updated with Sound

    Paul Crowe
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - How much horsepower does the Motus MV4 and MV4R actually make? Wonder no more, this chart tells all. The MV4 comes in at 165 horsepower and 123 foot pounds of torque. The MV4R raises that bar to 180 hp and 126 foot pounds. It's certainly enough to make for an […]
  • Avinton Motorcycles Reveal Their 2014 Muscle Bikes

    Paul Crowe
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Avinton Motorcycles build muscle bikes, inspired, in their words, by the 427 AC Cobra. They do have the right look, no swoopy bodywork covering the mechanics, it all out there for the world to see. Power from S&S, Beringer brakes, Arrow exhaust, carbon fiber everywhere and handbuilt to customer specifications. […]
  • Ecomotors OPOC Engine Slated for Mass Production

    Paul Crowe
    5 Mar 2014 | 6:33 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Ecomotors announced yesterday a joint venture with a subsidiary of Chinese auto maker FAW Group, outlining plans to begin producing the opposed piston engines in 2015: The joint venture will build a plant in China's northern Shanxi province with the capacity to make 100,000 engines a year. The factory is […]
  • Ian Drysdale’s Spectacular Drysdale 1000 V8

    Paul Crowe
    27 Feb 2014 | 8:23 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Putting a V8 engine in a motorcycle is easy, just build a bike big enough, like a Boss Hoss, and you can wrap it around anything, though as one recent home build, the Simca V8 shows, with a bit more thought and finesse, the results are a lot more pleasing. […]
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  • Last chance Review a Ducati win an official Ducati watch worth 160

    Visordown News
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    VISORDOWN'S motorcycle reviews section has more than 950 bikes listed and over 2,600 owner reviews! But we're always looking to add more user reviews, so that Visordown readers have all the information they need to be able to choose their next bike.This week, we sent prizes out to members Rogerborg, Bigley and Mikiboy for reviewing their Kawasaki, well done to them.This month it's 'Review your Ducati month' and we have two great prizes to give away to the winner and runner up.For the winner, we have a brand new official merchandise Ducati watch to give away worth £159.99, and…
  • Broapaholics

    Tom Higham
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    The Broapaholics are a group of friends who love to ride supermotards. 203 riders met up earlier this month in Holland for their biggest supermoto meeting of the year to date. Thinking about getting a supermoto? Read Visordown readers’ Top 10 supermotos
  • MotoGP Austin Paddock Girls 2014

    Visordown News
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    VISORDOWN'S round-up of the best-looking grid girls is back. We hope you'll agree it's been worth the wait.Here are some of the most beautiful girls from Austin MotoGP, plus a bunch of highly relevant links.WSB Istanbul Park, WSB Silverstone, WSB Imola paddock girls, WSB Donington Park, Jerez 2013 MotoGP grid girls, Marco Melandri's grid girl gallery, Adriana Stoner picture gallery, Valentino Rossi girlfriend gallery, MotoGP Texas 2013, Donington World Superbikes Gird Girls, Jerez MotoGP grid girls 2011, Qatar Paddock Babes…
  • Viking Concept previews new Lauge Jensen range

    Visordown News
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    IF you’re up to speed on cars as well as bikes then you might well have heard of Henrik Fisker – the former BMW and Aston Martin designer who set up his own car brand back in 2008.Despite a promising start with the Fisker Karma, a high-performance electric car, that venture ended badly when the firm went bankrupt in 2013. Nevertheless Fisker remains a big name in car design, so it’s interesting to see how he interprets a motorcycle.The Dane was commissioned to create the Viking Concept by Anders Kirk Johansen, owner of the boutique…
  • MV F3 Ago launched

    Visordown News
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    WHENEVER MV Agusta decides to add the name of its most famous former rider to one of its bikes you can be sure the result is going to be fairly special, and the F3 800 Ago launched today is no exception.The Ago was shown last year, but today marks its official release, with sales starting at the beginning of May.Basically an F3 with every conceivable bell and whistle attached, in the form of advanced electronics and a smattering of carbon fibre and aluminium, allied to forged wheels that save a couple of kilos and a flag-waving Tricolor paint job, each of the 300 Agos built will carry…
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  • Ducati unveils airbag option for Multistrada

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Ducati project engineer Paolo Versari demonstrated the airbag with a trial firing at the press conference at the company’s factory in Bologna, Italy Ducati has unveiled the first rider airbag to be integrated into a motorcycle. Ducati’s Multistrada S Touring...
  • Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    On April 5 2014 motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passed away at the age of 70. Tamburini is arguably the most influential motorcycle designer of modern times, and was responsible for designing the beatiful Ducati 916 and equally stunning MV Agusta...
  • TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020. TfL has targeted six ways it believes will further...
  • Are you an MCN Subscriber?

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    MCN is looking for a subscriber to take part in a discussion group at the MCN office on April 22. Lunch will be provided and we'll even chuck some MCN goodies your way! If you think you could help please...
  • Triumph Speed Triple owners wanted

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    MCN is on the lookout for Triumph Speed Triple owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 955i Speed TripleOriginal 1050 Speed TripleCurrent model of Speed Triple We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may...
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  • Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

    Chris Hunter
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably look back fondly on the Formula One cars of that era. The Marlboro McLarens, the Martini Brabhams, and best of all, the svelte John Player Special Lotuses. Axel Budde of Hamburg-based Kaffeemaschine is a fan of those glory days, and so is his client Arnd Rohrlapper. So they concocted the idea of a 1970s-style cafe racer in the iconic JPS black-and-gold livery. Here’s the finished bike, based on a Guzzi Le Mans Mk III, and it sure looks good. The Mk III was probably the best of Guzzi’s Le Mans variants. The styling was angular and idiosyncratic,…
  • BMW R100/7 by Boyle Custom Moto

    Chris Hunter
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Kim Boyle has lived a life on two wheels. He started out in BMX, working for GT Bicycles, Airwalk, Vans and DC Shoes—and then got hooked on motorcycles. Over the past six years he’s made a name for himself with a series of super-clean builds, ranging from an SR500 wheelie machine to vintage Harleys and a Norton café racer. Kim’s latest creation is this sweet 1978 BMW R100/7, which was one of the stars of the recent Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas. Despite being a “zero to no budget project,” it’s a stunning result. It sounds like Kim is a pretty straight-up kinda guy, and he…
  • Top 5 Harley Panheads

    Chris Hunter
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Is Harley-Davidson’s venerable Panhead the best looking motorcycle engine of all time? It’s certainly up there with the Triumph and Moto Guzzi twins. It’s nearly half a century since the last Panhead rolled off the production line, but its appeal has never waned. It’s a hit with both customizers and restorers, so we’re spoilt for choice with this Top 5. The ‘Pan’ was the mainstay of Milwaukee’s production from 1948 until the mid 60s. It fixed many of the problems that afflicted its predecessor, the Knuckle, with oil-tight aluminum heads and chrome-plated rocker covers. For…
  • How to build motorcycles for a living

    John Ryland
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    “Wouldn’t it be great to build motorcycles for a living?” I’m guessing the thought has crossed your mind while working on your own bike. It’s kind of like saying, “Wouldn’t it be great to climb Mount Everest?” Of course it would, depending on your tolerance for discomfort—and even disaster. In the few years that Classified Moto has been my livelihood, I’ve experienced highs and lows. I’ve felt pride, joy, fear and camaraderie. Plus the occasional overwhelming urge to punch someone square in the face. Through it all, I’ve learned without a doubt that I’m an expert on…
  • Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton

    Chris Hunter
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Custom bike building is a long game. It’s easy to make a short-term splash, but difficult to keep the momentum going over several years. In Europe, there are a handful of companies with the requisite grit and vision, and the Wrenchmonkees are one of them. This Triumph Thruxton is the 68th bike to roll out of their Copenhagen workshop. For builders Per Nielsen and Nicholas Bech, the hardest part of this project was finding a bike and working within a budget. Triumph’s more recent ‘modern classics’ are in short supply in Denmark, and they hold their value well. A Thruxton that is seven…
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  • Ridewright Wheels Introduces 3-Piece Modular Billet Hub

    Scott Cochran
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    Anaheim, CA – Anaheim, CA – Ridewright Wheels, the leading premium spoke wheel builder in the U.S. and now manufacturer of forged billet wheels, introduces their new 3-Piece Modular Billet Hub. Manufactured from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum, Ridewright engineers developed the next generation in hubs. Ridewright is the first to offer these innovative state-of-the-art-designed hubs and […] The post Ridewright Wheels Introduces 3-Piece Modular Billet Hub appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Go-Daddy Founder Plans To Take Over The Harley World

    Scott Cochran
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Everything Bob Parsons does is big.  From hunting big game in Africa, to outrageous and over the top Super Bowl commercials.   So it’s no surprise that once the big-daddy of internet domain names got into the motorcycle dealership business, he was going to eventually take on the status quo. Yesterday it was announced that […] The post Go-Daddy Founder Plans To Take Over The Harley World appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Here Comes The ‘Gov…Harley Style

    Scott Cochran
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has bought his raffle ticket for Las Vegas Harley-Davidson®’s one-of-a-kind Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle.  The Governor stopped to check out the bike and show off his raffle ticket while at the 2014 DRI Nevada Medal Event at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas on Thursday, March 27. Celebrating Nevada’s 150th anniversary, 2,000 raffle tickets for the […] The post Here Comes The ‘Gov…Harley Style appeared first on USRiderNews.

    Scott Cochran
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Receive $40 H-D Gift Card with Purchase of Two Tires through April 30 MILWAUKEE (April 2, 2014) Participating Harley-Davidson® dealers and Dunlop® are teaming up to offer a $40 consumer mail-in rebate on a set of Harley-Davidson-branded Dunlop tires purchased between March 1 and April 30. The offer applies to a set of two new H-D/ Dunlop tires […] The post CONSUMER TIRE REBATE FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND DUNLOP appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Custom 2014 Street Glide Built by Sturgis Students Wins Prestigious Award

    Scott Cochran
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Sturgis, SD (March 31, 2014) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® proudly announces that the custom 2014 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide built by participants of the Chip’sStudent Build Challenge received first place in the High School Build Open Class at the 27th annual Donnie Smith Bike Show this past Sunday, March 30. The Sturgis Brown High School students participating in the build had […] The post Custom 2014 Street Glide Built by Sturgis Students Wins Prestigious Award appeared first on USRiderNews.
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    Forty Years On Two Wheels

  • The Blighty Boys Blog

    Doug Klassen
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    I rarely recommend other blogs apart from the blog roll down below, there are too many that are equally good.  But a couple of smiling Brits have embarked on a long tour around the USA and after I followed a similar trip blog done by their fellow countryman Gary France a few years ago, I can't help but feel like the Blighty Boys,  John and Jon, will provide readers some good entertainment too. 
  • Review: Viking Luggage Seat Bag

    Doug Klassen
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
     The nice folks at Viking Bags contacted me and asked if I'd like to do a review of one of their luggage items.  Given that my Gold Wing is bedecked with acres of plastic storage compartment space I couldn't find anything on the Viking website that would do much for me.  The luggage on the site seems very targeted towards cruisers or sport bikes rather than fully equipped tourers like the big
  • Review: Why We Ride - The Movie

    Doug Klassen
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:21 am
    Why We Ride is the first really good general interest bike movie since On Any Sunday came out more than forty years ago.  My friend Dave bought the WWR DVD and brought it over to watch on my big screen TV.  WWR was a nice movie and more relevant for "modern" viewers than On Any Sunday is now.  We watched OAS right after it and the contrasts in style and storytelling were interesting. OAS came
  • To Ride Or Not To Ride

    Doug Klassen
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:59 pm
    I've been puttering around a bit on the Gold Wing, riding with Dave and some other riders I've gotten to know through Facebook.  All of us from this area are trapped in the same sort of motorcycle doldrums, that is, we live in an area where there is a dearth of interesting roads and to get to the few fun roads in Arizona means at least a 250 mile ride.   Last weekend three of us wandered up to
  • Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Phoenix

    Doug Klassen
    27 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yamaha MotoGP bike front brake. Well, that was interesting, sort of. The big bike show hasn't been in Phoenix for a few years, poor attendance in the past  kept it away according to one manufacturer rep I spoke with.  I went on Friday and it was predictably light in attendance but I heard that Saturday was much busier so maybe they will come back next year bigger and better. In all
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  • Win Tickets to Aether & Union Garage NY Urban Escape

    RideApart Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    TweetIt’s time East Coast friends and readers. The Aether & Union Garage Urban Escape is back and ready to leave the crazy streets of New York City to the more tranquil surroundings of New York State. We’ve teamed up again with Aether Apparel to give away a pair of tickets for this year’s NY event. So if you’re located in, around, near or are willing to get your hind-side out to the meeting point by 7:00 AM then be sure to enter. Remember you’ll have to find you’re own way to the starting point. If you can’t, won’t or aren’t able to…
  • Date Swap: 2015 Le Mans 24 Hour Race & Bol d’Or

    Tim Watson
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    TweetThe organizers of two of the world’s most famous endurance motorcycle races – the Bol d’Or and the Le Mans 24 Hour race – have agreed to swap dates in 2015 in response to demands from fans and to allow the Bol d’Or to return to the Paul Ricard circuit. Back in 2011 the calendar was changed so that the Le Mans 24 Hour was run in September and the Bol d’Or in April. Traditionally the Paul Ricard circuit, in the south of France has hosted the Bol d’Or but with the date change in 2011 the event was moved to the west of France to the Nevers Magny Cours Circuit. This year’s Bol…
  • Fisker and LEGO Viking Concept motorcycle

    Jason Fogelson
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    TweetIt’s cold and dark in Denmark during the winter. Perhaps that explains the unholy alliance that has resulted in the Viking Concept motorcycle that debuted this week at the Top Marques luxury brands show in Monaco. Anders Kirk Johansen, a Danish industrialist whose family invented LEGO, acquired the Lauge Jensen ( brand of motorcycles in 2012. He hired vehicle designer Henrik Fisker, most recently of the defunct car company that bore his name, to design a concept motorcycle. The Viking Concept was conceived as a production prototype, a muscle cruiser that…
  • News: MV Agusta F3 800 AGO Launched

    Tim Watson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    TweetAlthough it was shown last year, MV Agusta has just announced the final specification and pricing for its F3 800 AGO that will go on sale around the world at the beginning of May. The F3 800 is a race replica limited edition bike (only 300 will be made) and has been created as a tribute to former MV Agusta works rider Giacomo Agostini and15 times World Motorcycle Champion. Agostini will sign every F3 800 AGO tank and the factory will supply each bike with a commemorative certificate signed by Agostini. Essentially the F3 800 AGO is the same as the regular F3 but with some of additional…
  • News: Bell Helmets Launch Custom Fit Scanning

    Tim Watson
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    TweetBell Helmets is preparing to launch a new digital process that will record data about an individual’s head and based upon that information the company will create a custom-fit designed motorcycle helmet. The process, which was created and developed last year, will, according to Bell, ultimately offer riders a better fitting and potentially a safer helmet. This year is the 60th anniversary of Bell Helmets and the California-based company is now preparing to commercialize its new custom-fit motorcycle helmet process by demonstrating it at a series of motorcycle events across the U.S.
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  • Registered for Americade 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    I've registered for my favorite motorcycle rally, Americade, centered on Lake George, New York, which Thomas Jefferson described as the "Queen of American lakes". Americade is the largest... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Blow Hard Motorcycle Horn

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    This review of an awesome new product was just posted today from the good folks at webBikeWorld; may have to buy one for commuting duty! (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Take Advantage of Evolution

    29 Mar 2014 | 7:30 am
    I'd had my eye on a particular motorcycle riding suit for a couple of years, waiting for the long-rumored significant updates to go into production.  Having seen the updated item on the... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Gimme a brake!

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    After ~55K+ miles, my motorcycle's braking power was becoming a bit Flintsonesque, so last week in addition to receiving new sintered pads, the front calipers were rebuilt with fresh seals, pistons... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • AcesMAD Helmet Decals

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    Inspired by fighter pilots and college football teams, John Woods (himself victimized multiple times by L.A. traffic) recently invented a reward system for motorcyclists for successfully avoiding... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
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  • Will Bridgestone Continue as Tire Supplier for MotoGP?

    David Emmett
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Big changes look to be coming to MotoGP’s spec-tire system. Now in the sixth season of having a single official supplier, MotoGP is moving closer to seeing the number and variety of tires drastically expanded. With the contract with Bridgestone due to expire at the end of 2014, there is even a serious chance that a new manufacturer could take over from the Japanese tire firm. A report in the latest issue of the Spanish […] ...
  • KTM Posts 26.8% Sales Increase for Q1 2014

    Jensen Beeler
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    KTM continues to have successful quarterly sales reports, as the Austrian company has announced that its Q1 2014 sales are up 26.8% over last year’s figures. Moving a total of 32,994 KTM-branded vehicles worldwide, the Austrian brand was assisted in that figure by Bajaj, which sold 2,748 KTM 200 Duke & KTM 390 Duke motorcycles in India. For that bump in sales, KTM reports that quarterly revenue was up 20% over Q1 2013, for a total of […] ...
  • Photos from 250+ Feet up COTA’s Petrolsaurus Rex

    Jensen Beeler
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    As a fifth-generation Californian,  I am obliged to lament the decision to drop Laguna Seca, and to focus American MotoGP racing efforts on solely Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Circuit of the Americas. That being said, while the California track is a superb race course to ride, the facilities and general location are no where close to the level that is provided by Indy and COTA. Nothing illustrates this better than the Grand Prix of the […] ...
  • MV Agusta F3 800 Ago Now Officially Debuts

    Jensen Beeler
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    It’s a little peculiar that we bring you news today of the MV Agusta F3 800 Ago, as we already announced the bike last November, and brought you a bevy of hi-res images of the special edition machine. Although now that we think of it, MV Agusta never released anything on this Giacomo Agostini tribute motorcycle — better late than never, right? Back at the EICMA show launch, where the MV Agusta F3 800 Ago was first […] ...
  • BMW Developing OLED Lighting Technology

    Bryan Delohery
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    As one of the leaders in today’s automotive and motorcycle advancements, BMW is again pushing the envelope of technology and blurring the lines between science fiction and reality. The German manufacturer prides itself on state of the art safety features on both cars and motorcycles, most notably the introduction of ABS for motorcycles in 1988 and their semi-active chassis which was released in 2012. More notably are BMW’s recent updates  in motorcycle lighting technology which […] ...
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  • MV Agusta F3 800 Ago unveiled

    Sameer Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Only 300 units of the MV Agusta F3 800 Ago will be built, so if you have 24,000 euros in your bank account, get yours now!It's almost a given that there has to be a limited edition 'Ago' variant of every superbike that MV Agusta build. So here we are - MV have announced the new F3 800 Ago - built in tribute to the great Giacomo 'Ago' Agostini and featuring all the right bits like a red-green-and-white paintjob, various gold-painted bits and a suitably outlandish price tag.A long time ago (er, well...), Ago won many races and premier class motorcycle road racing world…
  • Ooi's Art: Classic racebikes from Singapore

    Sameer Kumar
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    Francis Ooi (above) creates some pretty cool classic racebikes (below). Not in a workshop, but on his MacBook Pro. Not bad! Based in Singapore, Francis Ooi is an illustrator who loves classic motorcycles and who currently rides a 1994 Ducati 900SS and a 2010 MV Agusta F4. Ooi doesn’t just love riding, but also builds classic racebikes. Not in a conventional workshop or a garage, but on his MacBook Pro, which he refers to as his 12-inch garage. Each of Ooi’s bikes is comprised of up to 800 individual compoents, created in multiple layers in the illustration software that he uses. The bikes…
  • US Army to use 2WD electric-hybrid motorcycles for stealth operations

    Sameer Kumar
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 pm
    The US Army might soon be looking at modernizing its fleet of motorcycles. Battery power is the future!According to a report on our favourite tech website, The Verge, the US military has approved funding for the development of a hybrid “stealth motorcycle,” which may be used by the Army’s special ops teams in the near future. According to the report, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will work with BRD Motorcycles (based in San Francisco, California) to develop a multiple fuel, hybrid-electric dual-purpose motorcycle, which will boast an extended riding range and…
  • The Doctor meets Cafù, rides an R1 in Brazil

    Sameer Kumar
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Valentino Rossi, in the land of SambaValentino 'The Doctor' Rossi recently took a bit of MotoGP magic with him to Brazil, as he visited Sao Paulo for a day, where he did a quick interview with Playboy magazine (!) and rode a Yamaha YZF-R1 at the Fazenda Capuava racetrack alongside the legendary Brazilian footballer, Cafù. Rossi also had a chance to meet up with ex-MotoGP rider Alex Barros, before flying off to Austin, Texas, for the Grand Prix of the Americas."I really want to go to Austin. The season started well and getting a good result in Austin would mean a lot for me and for Yamaha. It…
  • Massimo Tamburini is no more

    Sameer Kumar
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    A legend in his own lifetime, Massimo Tamburini passed away yesterday. A great loss for the world of motorcycling...Co-founder of Bimota and designer of iconic motorcycles like the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4, Massimo Tamburini has passed away. The 70-year-old Tamburini had been diagnosed with lung cancer last year and had been undergoing chemotherapy in a hospital near his home in San Marino.Apart from the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4, Tamburini had also designed the Bimota Tesi 1D, Bimota KB2, Bimota DB1, Ducati Paso 750, MV Agusta Brutale and the MV Agusta F3 675. "Massimo…
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  • Spring...Finally!!!

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    You really couldn't tell it's spring because of today's cold and rainy weather but thankfully it is!  That was one cold and snowy winter.  I definitely had PMS aka Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.  Sadie was a little temperamental again this year and didn't want to start.  I guess I need to invest in that trickle charger since Zippy Pickle can't share.  I finally did get her started though and have taken her on a couple rides around town.  What a great feeling!  A girl and her motorcycle, such a beautiful sight! Last fall I lost one of my riding gloves.  I…
  • The Devil's Ride - I Just Can't Look Away

    23 Feb 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Here I go again.  I just can't stay away from watching this show.  Real or not, it's entertaining.  Plus I dig Grizz from Sin Mob.  I think that Sin Mob seems more believable as a MC than the Laffing Devil's. So, 22 minutes in and both Ps get their cuts taken??  The fights weren't even believable.  And on the 2nd show they break into a garage to steal a car on camera?  OK Discovery Channel, funny stuff!  I'm going to watch this for what it is, a fake reality show, totally for entertainment only.
  • Iowa Harley Girl LIVES!

    17 Feb 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Yes folks, I'm still kicking.  The winter got away from me and frankly I didn't have anything motorcycle related to blog about.  After my 1/2 disappointing Sturgis trip my urge to post and ride really kind of went right out the window.  I'm over it now and ready for the 2014 riding season.  We just have to stop getting snow here in central Iowa.  This has been quite the winter for I think most of the country.  That is with the exception of Arizona since I continuously see posts on Facebook from Boston Ann about how amazing the temperature is there during the…
  • Rest In Peace Tommy Fryed

    31 Oct 2013 | 6:57 pm
     Very sad to hear that Tommy Fryed of the Fryed Brothers Band passed away from heart failure on Wednesday, October 30th.  My prayers go out to all of Tommy's family and friends.  Ride Tommy Ride! 
  • GET ON - A Guide To Riding Motorcycles For Women Who Think Too Much by Janet H. Green

    27 Oct 2013 | 4:21 pm
    If you have been rolling the thought of riding your own motorcycle around in your head and still haven't decided if you should or not, you need to buy this e-book.  As a woman I totally over think everything.  Well most everything.  When I was trying to make the decision if I was going to ride my own or continue to ride two-up I wish I would have had this book as my guide.Get On - A Guide to Riding Motorcycles For Women Who Think Too Much by Janet H Green is truly wonderful.  Janet sprinkles in a bit of humor and a lot of truth in her e-book.  This veteran rider…
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  • New 32” El Loco Steel Front Fender By Fat Katz

    Cyril Huze
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Wheel manufacturers ask tire vendors to create new rubber for their ever taller donuts. And logically, builders creating big wheel Baggers ask vendors to provide them with the matching size enders. So, Fat Katz. rushed to create the El Loco 32” front fender in 2 different... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Viking Concept V-Twin By Fisker Unveiled

    Cyril Huze
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Yesterday, at the “Top Marques Brands” show in Monaco, a Danish custom motorcycle manufacturing company that I didn’t know and called Lauge Jensen, unveiled the Viking Concept bike featured here. It is a collaboration between industrialist  Anders Kirk Johansen (whose... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Fast Motorcycle Industry News

    Cyril Huze
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    US military To Develop Hybrid-Electric Stealth Motorcycle. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently given a small business innovation research grant to Virginia-based Logos Technologies to develop the bikes. Logos has developed an... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Parker Brothers Move Shop To Port Canaveral, Florida. Hope To Become A Tourists Attraction…

    Cyril Huze
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    The Parker Brothers who specialize in movie and television cars and motorcycles are moving their operations from Melbourne, Florida to Port Canaveral, FL hoping their shop will become a new attraction to locals and cruise passengers. Local residents and tourists will be... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • New Quiet Harley-Davidson Bagger Power By Thundermax. Install. Ride. Smile

    Cyril Huze
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Zippers Performance released a new Quiet Power Bagger Zip Kit powered by Thundermax. It includes a trifecta of electronic improvements to make your Harley-Davidson Bagger more powerful while running cooler and smoother, and all this without drowning out your sound system…... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Uraling with RichardM to Skyline Drive and the Royal Gorge Bridge

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Beautiful day today in the great pot-smoking state of Colorado, sunny skies, mild winds and warm temperatures in the forecast had RichardM, myself and Scarlett heading south on  CO83 towards Cañon City's Skyline Drive.We left Casa Chang, where RichardM is my guest this weekend, at 8:05 AM and were at the entrance to Skyline Drive by 10:30 AM, not bad for moving at URAL speed!   RichardM was riding monkey today and he'll I am sure be posting some of the pics he shot while we rode south towards Colorado Springs.We were the only motorized vehicle on Skyline Drive this morning,…
  • A Visitor from Alaska

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:07 pm
    RichardM, the stalwart sub-freezing rider of Alaska's Fairbanks region and moto-blogger, is in Denver for a work conference in the downtown area.I met up with RichardM at Denver International Airport, I drove Scarlett of course as Richard had told me he travels pretty light and I'd mounted my spare cargo rack on to of the spare wheel yesterday in preparation.The ride from the airport went without issues, though we kept a close eye on the incoming weather front that was rapidly rolling in from the west.  We managed to avoid all but a few drops of rain and arrived at my house with no…
  • Scarlett's 1000 Kilometer Service

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Started this morning checking the valve clearances on Scarlett, the intake valve clearances were spot on, the exhaust ones were a tad loose so I tightened both sides up, no issues. Then I spent the rest of the morning hunting down the "Generic" motorcycle oil filter that is now used by 2014 Ural Sidecar Rigs.  By "Generic" I had assumed, and read online, to mean readily available.  Not quite.  Tried two different auto parts places, called a Yamaha dealer, and finally a guy at a NAPA store said one of their branches had one.The model is a WIX 57207 or Mann W75/3.  The one I…
  • Uraling to Unique Rides' Ural Demo Day

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Today was Unique Ride's turn to host the traveling URAL Demo Days's Dave and his demo URAL sidecar rigs.I rode out around 9:00 AM and by 11:30 I had gotten there with Scarlett, we took a bit longer than usual as we stopped for pictures of Long Peak along the way.  Oh, and Scarlett went over 1000 Km today so I'll be performing her first service tomorrow. Long Peak from County Rd 32, near the I-25 Super SlabShot with 16X zoomPhotoshopped versionThere was already several folks at Unique Rides, several of them being fellow Uralisti who'd come to check out the EFI rigs.  I saw some…
  • A Non-Moto Ride Report

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm
    I type this posting, which contains zero motorcycle content, saying to myself it's "ok", it shows Wyoming Scenery, the readers will forgive me.I drove a rental truck to Riverton, Wyoming this week to do some work at two of the sites owned by Encana Natural Gas.  Encana, is the outfit I am doing contract network engineering for right now. Wyoming gets a bum rap for being a state of very strong windy conditions, and not much else.  Here's some sights one sees along the way to and from Riverton, that just goes to show, beauty is where you see it.And yes, I know, it's not the same with…
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    The Vintagent
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Motorcycle Cannonball writer Rebecca West recently interviewed me for thoughts on the September 2014 event, in which I'll ride Bryan Bossier's 1933 Brough Superior 11-50 across the USA from Daytona to Tacoma, in a team with Alan Stulberg of Austin's Revival Cycles.  I have a curious mix of dread and anticipation for the event; it's truly an endurance rally, 17 days of 320+ mile rides, a rigorous up-before-dawn schedule, and timed checkpoints at least twice daily.  Any maintenance needs to be done after the day's ride...and before the next!Here's the interview; check out the…

    The Vintagent
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    WX179, the '29 TT Scott I found 10 years ago (and featured on in 2007), as photographed by the factory before the Isle of Man TT that year...Ten years ago, while following up an ad for a c.1926 Sprint Sunbeam, I found the 'Beam had gone, but the vendor had the remains of a 1929 ex-Factory racing Scott TT machine, which still bore its original registration from the race - 'WX179'.  As one isn't offered the chance to buy a Vintage-era TT motorcycle very often, I jumped at the chance, and had the bike shipped to a Scott expert in, where else, Scotland.  That the bike…

    The Vintagent
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Motoring journalist Christopher Head recently interviewed me on the subject of the mysterious factors which really bumps a motorcycle's value on the auction circuit.  It's been published all over the Internet; below is the article as found on the most expensive motorcycle sold at auction: this 1915 Cyclone bitsa fetched $520k at a MidAmerica Auction in 2008"What Really Makes a Motorbike Collectible?by Christoper Head 2014Vintage motorcycle connoisseur Paul d’Orléans talks about what really makes a classic bike desirable, how the Steve McQueen factor influences…

    The Vintagent
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It would appear the historic Vincent-HRD marque is hurtling towards India!In shocking news today, it appears Eicher Motors Limited, owners of the Royal Enfield brand, have claimed Vincent-HRD as their own, and plan to manufacture new Vincents in one year.  A bit of back story: Matt Holder of Birmingham purchased the names and rights of the Royal Enfield, Velocette, Scott, and Vincent-HRD marques at their bankruptcy sales, over the decades-long decay of the British motorcycle industry from the 1950s-70s.  The Holder family, with their HQ in a former Triumph warehouse in Meriden (the…

    The Vintagent
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Readers of BikeExif and other custom bike blogs are already familiar with the name 'Matt Machine'; his Moto Guzzi LeMans Mk1 was voted a 'Top 5 Moto Guzzi Custom' by that blog, and the work from his shop 3 hours south of Sydney earned him a spot in the global custom bike survery 'The Ride', which I co-authored with Chris Hunter, Gary Inman, and David Edwards.  In his former life, Matt was a popular architect in Sydney, but the lure of working with his hands was strong, so he set up shop on motorcycles, earning a worldwide reputation quickly, and lots of attention to his blog,…
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  • Thousands of motorcyclists will ride in Flood Run

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The route includes the Twin Cities to Winona and parts of Wisconsin. The Flood Run commemorates the 1965 Mississippi River flood when motorcyclists rode from the Twin Cities area to Winona to provide assistance.
  • Brad Baker Suffers Badly Broken Arm

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Photography by Paul Carruthers AMA Grand National Champion Brad Baker suffered a badly broken left arm on Wednesday at Colin Edwards' Texas Tornado Boot Camp with the Harley-Davidson factory rider undergoing surgery yesterday at Houston University General in Houston, Texas.
  • Byrne Fastest, Hopkins Sixth In British Superbike Testing Friday At Brands Hatch

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Jayson Uribe was third overall and second in class during Motul British Motostar Free Practice One Friday.
  • In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Held at the end of March each year, the annual Tokyo Motorcycle show is a "hands on handlebars and bums on saddles" kind of event which, as well as being a world showcase for the latest innovations from local manufacturers, aims to function as a shop window and proving ground for the millions of motorcyclists in Japan.
  • Motocross: Racing Gets Underway At World Mini Grand Prix

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    The 43rd running of the NMA World Mini Grand Prix finished up its first full day of racing at Glen Helen Raceway, where 35 motos were run but not enough to complete the first round of motos.
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  • Byrne Edges Out Brookes as 2014 British Superbikes Start

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    A determined Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne got his assault for a record-breaking fourth MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship title off to the best possible start at his home round of Brands Hatch, edging out Australian Josh Brookes in the closing stages of the opening test session. Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki’s Byrne, still smarting on missing out on the title in the final round of last season, was instantly on the pace throughout a closely fought session as he prepares for Easter Monday’s races in which he intends to extend his record of 51 race wins. Byrne closed towards the record…
  • Tristar R&G Triple Challenge ‘Class of 2014’ Unveiled

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    The 2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge got its eighth season underway at Brands Hatch today with their annual group photo as Freddy Pett took his first pole position of the year. Dry and sunny conditions greeted the 27 riders for their practice and qualifying sessions around the 1.2 mile Brands Hatch Indy circuit today, ahead of the opening race of the season tomorrow. The full TriStar R&G Triple Challenge grid held an official class photo outside the championships official base, the Ace Cafe hospitality and service area. T3 Racing owner Tony Scott said, “The riders who make up this…
  • Suzuki MotoGP Concludes Austin Test

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    The Suzuki MotoGP Test Team has concluded its Circuit of America test at Austin in Texas after finding new direction and improvements to take to its next test in Argentina at the end of the month. Test riders Randy De Puniet and Nobuatsu Aoki were again joined on-track by former World Champion Kevin Schwantz and shared the test with the Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Superbike team as track temperatures climbed to 39 degrees; slightly higher than the previous day, but not as high as the previous weekend’s MotoGP second round. De Puniet completed a total of 62 laps of the 5,315m circuit with a best…
  • British Superbikes and ITV Extend Broadcast Agreement into 2018 Season

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    MotorSport Vision (MSV), the commercial and media rights holder of the MCE British Superbike Championship, and UK broadcasting network ITV have extended their long term partnership to broadcast free to air highlights coverage of the UK’s premier motorsport series to the end of the 2018 season. The new five year agreement maintains MCE BSB coverage on ITV4 on a Wednesday evening following all twelve rounds of the season with an hour-long programme showcasing the UK’s most spectacular racing Championship. Each programme will be further repeated on ITV4 and ITV and will also be available on…
  • Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours and Centre France to organise 12 Hours of Magny-Cours in 2015

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours and publishing house Centre France, supported by the local authorities of Nièvre, will organise a brand new motorcycle endurance race from 2015 onwards. Utilising the circuit’s new facilities – which will be operational next year – and experience of holding international motorsport series, the 12 Hours of Magny-Cours will complement the World Superbike Championship’s annual visit to Nevers. By hosting the new once-around-the-clock event, the former grand prix venue aspires to revitalise the French endurance racing landscape. Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours…
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  • 03 gsxr 750 won't start

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    bike turns over but there is no spark and the fuel pump does not come on , I've checked the tip over sensor, the fuel pump, the fuel pump relay and the check out, I need some help
  • 1999 zx7r

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    So after selling my 1998 fzr600 6 months ago, I've decided to get another bike. My original plan was to save up money and buy a newer (2005-2008) zx6r. But, I managed to stumble across a 1999 zx7r for $1000. The only thing I know that the bike needs is work on the fairings. I'm unsure of the miles, but my friend who is a mechanic is picking up the bike on Saturday. He offered to let me have it for $1000 (what he's paying for it) or hes going to repair the fairings and sell it for more. I told myself that I was going to save money over the course of the summer and buy something new, but is…
  • New Bell Star Carbon helmets for sale

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    I have two Bell Star Carbon Helmets for Sale both are new with the tags and size large. They both come with the Helmet bag. Bell Star Carbon Matt Black $525 Bell Star Airtrix Laguna $350 Attached Thumbnails      
  • Fueling up

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    I have fueled up a few times on rental bikes, but I have spilled before and overflowed. Maybe because I felt I had to put in a full tank. But now that I have a new bike, I would rather not have that happen again and I will have to fill it up soon. Is there a way to fuel the bike up without pulling back on the base? I know it will be like filling a gas can and you have to manuelly hold the pump. I wish I didn't have to pull back on the base and squeeze the handle at the same time, but is it something you have to do? I would like to know if it's possible to just squeeze the handle only and just…
  • RIZOMA Mirror - "Spy-R 80"

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    RIZOMA Mirror - "Spy-R 80" Pricing: $159.00 Represents the spirit of RIZOMA, of the ever more extreme concept of the mirror. Available in two different diameters, this mirror contains a jewel like high aesthetic value, thanks to sophisticated multi-axis machining from a solid billet, highlighted by the exclusive surface finishing: the unmistakable signature style RIZOMA. Characterized by an uncompromising design, version 80 provides enhanced visibility. Through the use of a special glare reducing convex mirror and control system. Price is for one (1) mirror. * FREE continental USA…
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  • Introducing the 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

    Ezekiel Wheeler
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In March, the longtime BMW collaborator Alpina launched its latest creation, the 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, which is based on the body of BMW’s 6 Series Gran Coupe. The B6 is the first four-door coupe in Alpina’s portfolio of performance vehicles. The potent 4.4-liter V-8 biturbo engine of the B6 produces 540 hp and 540 ft lbs of torque, and it is mated to a BMW ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, with Alpina’s Switch-Tronic technology, that makes smoother and faster gear changes. BMW’s xDr...
  • The Future of Supersonic Flight

    Mary Grady
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    No civilian travelers have flown aboard supersonic jets since the Concorde fleet was grounded in 2003, but a handful of entrepreneurs are hoping to change that, with a flurry of Mach-plus business-jet designs competing to get to market. The technical challenges of achieving supersonic speeds are difficult, and the cost of certifying civilian aircraft for such speeds are enormous—and then even if those hurdles are cleared, many countries, including the United States, forbid supersonic flight over land because o...
  • Bird’s-Eye View

    John Lyon
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Boasting clean, contemporary architecture and breathtaking views of the Los Angeles basin, a newly constructed 12,530-square-foot residence located in the coveted bird streets above Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip is available for purchase. Many of the property’s most impressive vistas are framed by electronic pocket doors that, once retracted, afford seamless transitions between interior and exterior spaces. Interior comforts include a custom kitchen, a private gym, a screening room, and an eight-car garag...
  • Relais & Châteaux Hosts Its Inaugural Gourmetfest

    Amanda Millin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    In late March, amid Northern California’s iconic cypress trees in the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Relais & Châteaux celebrated its 60th anniversary with the launch of its first annual Gourmetfest. Hosting the ambitious four-day food and wine festival was David Fink, CEO of the Mirabel Hotel and Restaurant Group, which owns the L’Auberge Carmel hotel, a member of the Relais & Châteaux collection. The event’s success (as well as the impressive lineup of acclaimed chefs and winemakers) can be largely attri...
  • Sneak Peek: Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard, London

    Jennifer Ashton Ryan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Shangri-La moves into Europe’s tallest building. Why Go: Go for the views. The Shangri-La stands back from the City of London on the southern bank of the Thames. Its perch on floors 34 through 52 of the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, showcases landmarks across the city. Atop the London Bridge train station, the new modern skyscraper juts out into the skyline like a lone needle so that no view is obstructed. The project began with the hopes of hosting guests during the Summer Olympics in 2012, but const...
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  • What in the World is Going On With Dealers These Days?

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Is it me or are the people who own/ manage motorcycle shops complete idiots? Up to this point in my life it hasn’t mattered which side of the country I’m on, from California, to NC, to Florida, every time I go into a shop, I get attitude… bad attitude. What is it with you dealers out there? Do you make it a part of the job description that employees have to treat customers like crap and make them wait forever until they are acknowledged? I can’t even begin to tell you how much time I have spent waiting at the counter for the person behind it to take the time to say…
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    10 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
  • Have We Gone Completely Mad?

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
    Have we all gone completely mad? Americans are spending over $15 billion a year on water. What on earth is wrong with us? Why are we willing to spend as much as for water as we are for gasoline? At $4.00 gallon we have to be crazy. We all piss and moan about the cost of fuel but do we ever stop when the cashier rings up the liter of water we just paid nearly $2.00 for? No. The fact of the matter is we can get perfectly good drinking water from our taps at home for as little as .002 a gallon. Are you ready for this? Tthe water out of most taps in the United States has to meet more stringent…
  • Race Tech Becomes WP Authorized Center

    20 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Race Tech is proud to announce they are now a WP Authorized Center.  Due to the growing demand for genuine WP spare parts, WP and Race Tech have reached an agreement to make Race Tech a WP Authorized Center.  In addition to offering genuine WP spare parts, Race Tech has also been qualified to properly service WP Suspension. “Race Tech is excited to provide consumers with an improved parts supply for genuine WP spare parts.  We are also proud that WP has selected our staff of technicians to service WP Suspension,” said Race Tech’s President, Paul Thede. “WP…
  • 2014 NCVHSA Race in Chester, SC

    17 Mar 2014 | 5:07 am
    “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” kept rolling through my mind as I walked through the pit area. Admiring, one after another, motorcycles that would be more likely nestled gently in someone’s private collection or on display in a museum than on a stand waiting to be ridden. Running over and over in my head was the famous ad slogan created by Grey Advertising in 1962 for the Honda C-50 ad that was to run during the 1963 Academy awards TV broadcast was peppered by the title track from On Any Sunday.Ba da ba da da da da da da da da. All the time this loop was running, I…
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  • Escapism and Healing Through Motorcycles

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    After fourteen years together, I tearfully said goodbye to my sweet pup last week. I am devastated by her absence. She came home from the shelter with me before I knew my husband, before my daughter came into the world. She was the first member of the family that I began to build for myself as an adult. I love and miss her terribly. Over the weekend, I tried to be normal and to cope with my feelings of loss. Typically, I tried to keep busy taking care of the things that need to be taken care of at home. But sometimes the place where you live, that place you’ve filled up with memories…
  • April in Montauk – Where Tigers Roam

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    When my eyes popped open on Saturday morning, the rest of the house was fast asleep. All week long the weatherman had been calling for sunshine and temperatures in the 50s. It was my day to head out for a ride. After spending a lot of time off of the bike, the natural rhythm and routine of getting yourself dressed and on the road is a little… rusty. It is an act I’ve completed a million times, but I nearly dropped my Tiger as I rolled it out of the garage. It was a reminder that being complacent after a long layoff isn’t such a great idea. For no reason whatsoever other than…
  • It’s About Damn Time!

    6 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    I think I remember how this goes. The one on the right makes the smiles happen?
  • Being Haunted by The OTHER Roads

    5 Mar 2014 | 5:03 am
    While reading the comments on the post The Universe Has Spoken – Explore More!, one by Raindog really cut close to home for me. Raindog said: …I’ve been haunted by the OTHER roads. You know, the ones (dirt or paved) that you encounter in the middle of nowhere; the ones that spur left or right off the one you’re on; the ones that disappear over that far horizon; the ones that you might never get around to taking… Yes. Yes, yes, yes! How many times have you set aside an imaginary “next time” to try something? Sadly, I do it all the damned time. But, why? Fear? Is…
  • Ride Inspiration: Lake Reschensee Drowned Church Tower

    4 Mar 2014 | 2:20 am
    A few years ago, before we’d taken our first riding trip to Italy I had a page torn out of an American Express travel pamphlet. It was the town of Corvara, Italy nestled in the bosom of the Dolomites. From the first time that I thumbed through that magazine, that village was something that I knew I had to see with my own eyes. Why? Who knows? Really why does it matter, the reason that it is important to you? When a dream sets my heart alight, I’ve found it’s best to not question it too deeply. Something dumb like logic might end up talking me out of going after it.
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    XS650 Chopper

  • Black and Blue XS650

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Jeff Smith - Actually bought this bike in the cold of the North Winter here in Minnesota as something different than I usually do.  I have restored a few bikes including Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • 2 eight customs handmade xs 650

    11 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Brett Ohland – I pieced together a 1976 xs 650, i wanted to do a 50s style with 70s paint. The frame i made my own hardtail with a 2″ Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • Keith Munshower

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    This is my 1976 Yamaha XS650. Like many others this started out as a purchase from someone with good intentions that fell horribly short. When I got the bike it did Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • 1978 XS-Minnesota Special

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    This bike sat for 20erso years. I learned to do almost everything on it. Opened it up last winter and replaced the cam chain guides, did a valve job, all Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
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    Cycle Trader Insider - Motorcycle Blog by Cycle Trader

  • Honda Introduces the 2010 Elite

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    American Honda is proud to announce the latest early introduction of another 2010-model-year machine, the Elite scooter.Photo Credit: FedExModern, sporty styling, comfortable seating with two-up capacity and strong, responsive performance in a sleek and highly economical scooter are the hallmarks of the new 2010 Elite. This stylish new scooter has it all. Featuring a new 108cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-stroke engine and a light-handling chassis, the new Elite provides all the comfort and quality of a Honda in an affordable around-town runabout that anybody can enjoy. Quick trips to…
  • Will New Motorcycle Be Required To Have Anti-Lock Brakes?

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Can anti-lock brakes save the lives of more motorcycle riders? According to the Washington Post, an insurance industry group is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make anti-lock brakes on motorcycles a federal mandate. The story reports that The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says insurance companies accident reports back up the claim that new motorbikes with anti-lock brakes would save lives.While the new mandate would make bikes safer, they would push the price of a motorcycle up by 1000 dollars.Source: The Washington Post
  • Get Your Bike Ready For Summer – Make sure your motorcycle is safe and reliable

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
     After sitting for months motorcycles need attention before returning to service, which can also help avoid breakdownsand ensure safety. Refer to the owner’s and service manuals for inspection lists before giving your bike a thorough going over.Look for any signs of leakage, such as stains underneath that indicate problems. Check steering head bearings for looseness or binding. To get the best performance out of a hydraulic fork change the fluid every year or two.Clean the battery terminals. Check the electrolyte level (if caps are removable) and add distilled water as needed.
  • BMW’s K 1600 GTL – Adaptive Lighting

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    One of the most visually distinctive features of the big new BMWs are the headlights, with two rings of LEDs acting as daytime running lights (just like their cars), and a smart “third eye” in the center that is the cornerstone of the Adaptive Lighting system. Look closely and you’ll see a strong light pointing upward and then reflected by an articulating mirror. This mirror articulates both up and down (to adjust for load) and side to side (to adjust for lean angle). Does all this photon-trickery work? See for yourself… article is published with the…
  • BMW’s Multi-Controller

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    There’s no doubt about it, computers are invading bikes, from determining how much throttle you really want (ride-by-wire) to lighting the sparkplug, and everywhere in between. BMW’s K1600 GTL is a veritable tech-de-force, but they’ve found a really simple way to let the rider control it all: This article is published with the permission of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine. It is not for sale or redistribution.RoadRUNNER is a bimonthly motorcycle touring magazine packed with exciting travel articles, splendid photography, maps and GPS files.
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  • Spied . . Disc Brake depan dan Sub Frame Honda K45 – CBR 150R Lokal, Footpeg Confirm dibaud

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Bro sekalian, update serakan informasi mengenai Honda K45 kembali tmcblog share, bukan sengaja dipirit pirit . . . tapi emang informasi yang masuk sedikit sedikit gini, punten yaaa :)  . . . Walau lagi liburan gini, bukan berarti arus info ikutan liburan juga .. Malah makin santer mas brooo … Bila sebelumnya informasi foto yang masuk berupa frame utama, sampai bagaimana kira kira bentuk sang K45 … kali ini sepasang subframe dari Honda K45 nyangkut di inbox email tmcblog . . . cekidot Terlihat memang secara umum, subframe ini tidak ada yang berbeda dari subframe Honda CB150SF .
  • Foto Foto studio detail Yamaha R15

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bro sekalian, via pertemanan dengan rekan jurnalis, tmcblog memperoleh kiriman foto foto yamaha R15 yang akan dirilis di Indonesia tanggal 23 nanti . . . yap masih 4 hari lagi , dan sebenarnya foto foto ini bisa diperoleh di situs inden yamaha R15  . .   silahkan cekidot deh yap tidak ada penampakan sariguard dan lampu sennya mrip dengan lampu sen Vixion . . . ini yang membuat tmcblog yakin bahwa foto foto studio ini peruntukannya memang untuk pasar Indonesia. Beberapa hi-lite yang terlihat dari info yang masuk adalah penampakan speedometer digital plus kunci SKS yang berbeda dengan r15…
  • Motor Yamaha Pakai Muffler Sakura … Garansi tidak hilang

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    bro sekalian, diwakili oleh bro Faizal, tmcblog menjadi satu satunya blogger yang hadir di acara press converence pabrik muffler sakura (d.h smf ) kemarin . FYI di pabrik inilah muffler yang dipakai Bradley smith dan pol espargaro dari tim Yamaha tech 3 dibuat. Pabrik sakura ini bukan hanya membuat muffler untuk motogp namun juga untuk motor motor harian Yamaha. Untuk saat ini hanya Yamaha vixion, Jupiter Z1 di pertengahan taun, dan YZF R6 akhir taun. Sakura menjelaskan bahwa semua muffler diproduksi Di indonesia Dengan kekuatan produksi 1 bulan 2000 PCS. :roll: muffler untuk Jupiter Z1…
  • Pengembangan Software ECU Motogp dibekukan Mulai GP Assen 2015

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bro sekalian, Update terbaru dari persiapan Menuju wajah baru Peraturan MotoGP tekuak kembali, Via GpOnedan Motomatters di ketahui bahwa MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers’ Association) sepakat bahwa Mulai gelaran GP Assen Belanda 2015 nanti Pengembangan Software ECU Motogp akan dibekukan,  .. .  artinya Bukan Single Software karena Pabrikan Yang factory Class masih akan tetap menggunakan software hasil kembangan mereka, cuma pengembangannya saja yang dihentikan, cmiiw Seperti Kita Ketahui bersama, Saat ini ( awal musim 2014) MotoGP diselenggarakan paling tidak dengan 3 pilihan kelas …
  • Spied . . . Honda K45 ( CBR 150 Lokal) akan menggunakan Velg belakang lebar 3,5 Inchi

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Bro sekalian, Via artikel ini tmcblog akan sharing informasi lanjutan mengenai Calon Honda CBR 150 Lokal atau yang bisa dikenal dengan Project name K45. Info kali ini mengenai roda belakang yang tmcblog peroleh dari sumber sumber tmcblog yang biasanya nggak terlalu meleset ketepatan informasinya . . . Jika pekan lalu kita hanya memperoleh konfirmasi berita omongan bahwa Honda K45 akan menggunakans set Roda CBR 150R cbu plek . . . maka kali ini ada buktinya  . . cekidot   Yap Roda belakang Calon Honda K45 disinyalir akan menggunakan velg dengan dimensi tapak yang cukup lebar untuk kelas…
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    Ducati News Today

  • Ducati to Launch Diesel Multistrada Granturismo

    Mark Morrison
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It would seem that the Audi acquisition of Ducati is paying off in mysterious ways. The Lamborghini-esque Superleggera Panigale model and a greater commitment to MotoGP racing were all likely payoffs from having the luxury car maker at the helm of Ducati. Now it seems that VW group technology of a different kind is to be extended to their motorcycle division with an new Multistrada model due later this year that will be diesel powered. The Ducati Multistrada D Granturismo adds diesel power to the most touring oriented of the Multistrada models.  In a first for any Ducati model, the engine…
  • Ducati Gives the Diavel a Facelift

    Mark Morrison
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Ducati has revealed a face lifted version of its Diavel power cruiser at a VW event on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show.  The 2015 model incorporates a bunch of changes aimed at improving ergonomics and smoothing the power delivery.  To that end the Dual Spark Testastretta engine first seen in the revised Multistrada 1200 makes an appearance. The brand new Ducati Diavel made its first public appearance at a special preview presentation in Geneva, during the prestigious Volkswagen Group Night. On the eve of the 84th edition of the International Motor Show of Geneva (running from 6-16…
  • End of the Road

    Mark Morrison
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:17 pm
    So if you read this site with any regularity you couldn’t have helped but notice that there hasn’t been much going on since the end of 2013.  Sorry about that.  The fact is it became more and more difficult to dedicate the time to keep investing in Ducati News Today and the quality was slipping as a result.   About that same time I seemed to inexplicably lose access to Ducati Press releases which made it even easier to just decide to stop.  So there you have it.  I may still post on the site from time to time but more often than not the ideas I have for posts never get around to…
  • When Ducatis Racers Were Art

    Mark Morrison
    23 Dec 2013 | 1:48 pm
    This is Walter Villa’s works Ducati 750 TT1.  Ducatis TT racers are some of the most beautiful and minimalist racing motorcycles ever created (certainly over the last 40 years). Compare this to a factory Panigale.  No comparison.  The TT1 is an exercise in minimalism with nothing there unless its needed.  This is obviously only enhanced by using a trellis frame (mostly empty space) and an air-cooled engine (no extraneous stuff like water pumps, hoses, radiators). The 748cc motor used 88×61.5mm bore/stroke measurements and made 94hp (compared to the production racer’s 80,…
  • Ducatisti Owe Rossi an Apology

    Mark Morrison
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:07 pm
    When Valentino Rossi arrived at Ducati in 2011 most Ducati fans had high expectations of the pairing of the most passionate brand in motorcycle racing with the 9 times World champion.  As the excuses mounted and the results failed to come, many fans turned toxic blaming Rossi for Ducati’s woes. With the close of the 2013 MotoGP season last weekend in Valencia, we finally get some perspective on just how far behind Ducati is in the race for competitiveness and how  it wasn’t Rossi’s fault after all. The mathematics is pretty simple.  Andrea Dovizioso finished his first…
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    Rider Report

  • Motorcyclist Fatalities Drop 16 Percent in 2009

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Irvine, California (September 2010) – Despite the rising number of motorcycle miles traveled, fatalities decreased 16 percent and injuries declined 6.3 percent last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Among all types of motorists, motorcyclists had the second-largest reduction in fatalities, behind large-truck occupants, and the largest drop in alcohol-impaired fatalities – also a 16 percent reduction. According to the report, 4,462 riders died in... Read More
  • 2011 Kymco Scooters

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Kymco has announced three new scooters for 2011: Kymco Downtown 300iWith the open-road performance of a maxi scooter and the agility of a sportbike, the Downtown 300i delivers the ultimate scooter riding experience. It is powered by an all-new 299cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine inside a lightweight, dual-cradle steel chassis. The automatic CVT transmission offers user-friendly, twist-and-go riding. A lighted, underseat storage space is big enough for two helmets and a watertight console compartment... Read More
  • Rider Contest! Win $495 Saddlebags!

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    June's Rider Diaries giveaway features a set of American-made 112+2 custom saddlebags from Leatherworks, Inc. valued at $495. To enter, just submit your ride to before July 17, 2011. That's it. Just submit your ride and you'll be automatically entered! There's no limit to the number of rides you can submit, so enter multiple rides to get more chances to win. Official rules can be found at
  • 2011 Suzukis

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    To avoid flooding already overstocked dealers with new models, Suzuki’s American distributor decided not to import any 2010 model-year street bikes. Suzuki has returned for 2011, in better shape and hitting harder. Development has focused on the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750, which are visually identical except for paint and decals. Both bikes got nearly all the same stem-to-stern changes, and—incredibly—have MSRPs that differ by only $400 ($11,599 for the 600, $11,999 for the 750). Suzuki says the new GSX-R600/750s... Read More
  • 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL | FIRST U.S. TEST

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    photography by Rich Cox When upbeat reports started hitting the Interwebs from the very first evening of the BMW K 1600 GT/L world introduction in South Africa in February, including some from our road test editor on the scene, we were elated. The new six-cylinder bikes were not just good, they said, they were “Game Changers,” and had an “Unsurpassed level of sophistication and refinement.” Another great bike is always good news. The next day brought even more superlative language and enthusiasm about the K 1600s... Read More
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    A Time To Ride

  • And ends the Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    And we are back in India after a phenomenal Tour of Bhutan with Royal Enfield. The Continental GT was a super bike for the trip except for the few bits of bad road but overall it was a killer ride.... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The route home

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    180 km to the border and 270 to Guwahati. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Long run to Trashygang

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Trashygang was our last night in Bhutan. I can't believe we have been on the road for a week and it already time to go home. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • A great place to break down at

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Since one of the riders had a breakdown we all stopped and hung out for a bit. Someone found a loaf of bread and cheese in the backup car and had a little picnic by the road. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Look where you want to go

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    We are on a tight schedule to Dochu La because the pass is shut down at 8 for 2 hours because they are dynamiting the mountain to widen it. Of course my bike decided it was the right time to have a... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • Swap Meet Returning to MX Rewind At Unadilla

    Scott Lukaitis
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Courtesy of MX RewindClean Out Your Old Dirt Bike Parts and Collectables!NEW BERLIN, NY- April 15, 2014- Building on the popularity of last year’s swap meet, Unadilla MX is pleased to release information on this year’s edition, taking place at the MX Rewind on May 30 – June 1, 2014.The nature of a Swap Meet is that vendors don’t need a fancy set up – a tarp, table, or tail gate does the trick for displaying those old Dirt Bike treasures!. So clean out your garage, basement, man cave, storage area and be a part of the fun! The swap Meet at MX Rewind is also a great way to connect…
  • Nicoletti and Friese to Substitute for Brayton and Grant

    Scott Lukaitis
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Courtesy of JGRMX HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 9, 2014) – After holding the consecutive starts record at 44 straight main events in Monster Energy AMA Supercross Justin Brayton was unable to compete last Saturday in Houston, Texas due to a spectacular crash in the first timed practice resulting in an injury to his hand and knee. Brayton had sustained a broken bone to his foot during his heat race the week prior in St. Louis but was able to race. Just after the start of the main event in Houston two riders collided behind Josh Grant inadvertently sending an out of control rider directly into…
  • RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Signs Weston Peick

    Scott Lukaitis
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Courtesy of RCH Racing Soaring EagleSan Diego, CA (April 9, 2014) – The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle has signed top privateer Weston Peick to race the Lucas Oil Pro Motorcross Championship for 2014. Peick will continue to contest the remainder of the Feld Motor Sports® 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series as a privateer, before joining the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle effort. Answering the question posed in Racer X Magazine and all over the Internet, “Why Not Weston?” RCH team principal Ricky Carmicheal says why not, indeed. “I’m glad to have Weston a part…
  • Covington Signs a Two Year Deal to Remain in Europe

    Scott Lukaitis
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Courtesy of Team CLS KawasakiKawasaki Press ReleaseAmerican teenager Thomas Covington has signed with Team CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy to remain in Europe to contest the FIM World Motocross MX2 World Championship for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. The 18-year-old native of Alabama had his first experience of motocross outside the USA when he raced the European MX2 British round in Matterley Basin last year. Having impressed everyone with his speed and style, he raced the opening three rounds of this year's FIM MX2 World Championship with the Kawasaki Racing Team in order to prepare for his…
  • Rory Mead Injury Update

    Scott Lukaitis
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    —PRESS RELEASE— April 3, 2014 — Maxxis/KLIM/DirtWise KTM Race team Pro rider, and current GNCC XC2 Pro class Championship leader, Rory Mead sustained a devastating crash approximately half way through the final lap of Sunday’s Rd. 3 of the GNCC series held near Morganton, NC. While placed in 2nd place, and making a charge toward the lead position, Mead inadvertently ran off the trail and struck a tree straight onat significant speed. The resulting impact produced severe fractures with the C5 and C6 vertebrae in his neck. Mead was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • Vance & Hines FuelPak 3: Revolutionizing Fuel Management for Harley

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Chris K ZLAmbassador Follow Me on G+Sometimes it's the little things that count! Gone are the days of wiring your bike up to a PC, messing with endless spreadsheets and tuning maps, and wasted time when you should be riding. Catching up to the user friendly world of today's technology, the Vance & Hines FuelPak 3 for Harley allows you to flash tune on the go with little to no experience or tweak the details for those that care about every last drop.The first thing you'll notice is the single connector coming out of the module. How do you install it? Plug it in. That's it. Just find…
  • Moose Racing Expedition Cases: Sticker Storage for Pros!

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:22 am
    Chris K ZLAmbassador Follow Me on G+Sticker shock is a serious problem in the motorcycle business. Sometimes you just have so many stickers, you don't know where to put them all! You've got your manufacturer stickers, your riding gear stickers, destination achievement stickers, any custom stickers specific to you and yours, plus a bit of reflective sticky tape to keep you visible. See what I mean? Sticker shock!Thankfully, those of us that use touring cases have a solution to this common malady! The Moose Expedition Top Case and Side Cases have up to 46 liters of sticker space per box.
  • New Held Gore-Tex Gear: Carese II and Torno II

    12 Mar 2014 | 8:02 am
    Filip L. Moto Wordsmith Follow Me on G+March is a pretty difficult time to be a motorcyclist in northeastern North America. The temperature may be climbing (thankfully!), but the temptation to pull the bike out for a ride is tempered by the disgusting amount of salt and gravel on the roads, the snowmelt waiting to dirty the bike and the suicidal woodland creatures coming out of the foliage after hibernation. Like most hibernating motorcyclists, I have been using this downtime to get my bike and my gear ready for the riding season, plus checking out all-weather jackets and pants that can get…
  • Waiting for Spring? Don’t! Held Gloves for riding now!

    10 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    It goes without saying that motorcyclists get VERY anxious during the early spring. Unfortunately, we here at RevZilla are not immune to that feeling, as we anticipate the warmer days that are supposedly coming. Have no fear, there is a way to get your riding fix during these cold winter/early spring days. What is the trick? Actually, as it turns out, it’s not a trick, just proper cold-weather gear! The new Held Freezer II  and Arctic gloves are great examples.If you are thinking about riding to Alaska right now, you will need the Held Freezer II Gloves! The new Freezer II gloves…
  • Spring 2014 Held Gloves: Four More High-Fives!

    10 Mar 2014 | 2:02 pm
    ZLAus-e Gear Geek Follow Me on G+Hold on to your butts!  We’ve recently imported four new gloves from Held, the world’s most conveniently named purveyor of hand-shoes!  It turns out they make other stuff too, but my wit doesn’t extend beyond cheap puns, so I’ll ignore the other stuff.  For those with hyperhidrosis, the Airstream II.  For all-weather all-stars with a penchant for fantasy, the Wizzard Gore-Tex X-Trafit.  Hands still wet, but not a nerd?  Check out the Race-Tex Gore-Tex Gloves.  And finally, for those who love clicking sounds, the…
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  • Honda CB350 – City of Hate Vintage Motorcycles

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    OK, maybe we’re slow or something, but apparently African Honey Badgers don’t give a shit. Now we hadn’t heard this before. That’s not to say that they spend their days watching cable TV and smoking weed. Hell no. Besides, their lack of opposable thumbs would make using a cigarette lighter almost impossible. See, these Honey Badgers are apparently renown for being totally and utterly fearless when it comes to fights. Whether it be snakes, birds of prey or even a lion – they’ll take it on without batting an eyelid. Now just imagine the Honey Badger is…
  • 1981 Kawasaki 750 LTD

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Written by Ian Lee. Some people like lots of shiny chrome on their pride and joy, while others prefer the aged look of patina. Today’s bike firmly falls into the second category – with a finish that looks like it was pulled from a swamp. The builder, Janne Martola is an artist hailing from Finland, his artistic expertise being built into this well worn Kawasaki 750LTD. Buying it as a non runner three years ago, Janne has spent the last three years fine-tuning the machine – both aesthetically and mechanically – in a manner which appealed to his tastes and budget. Used as an expedition…
  • Honda CB400N ‘Brigante’ by Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    If your life ever takes a turn for the worst and you decide to fund your insatiable thirst for custom motorcycles by joining a gang that pillages and plunders, there’s a few things you should remember. Firstly, you’ll need to be nimble and light on your feet lest you be caught in the act. Next, you’ll need a nice little secret compartment to stash your ill-gotten gains should the law come a-knocking at a bad time. And finally, you’d best arm yourself with a gun or pistol should the worst come to the worst. Which brings us to today’s build, a bike that fits this bill…
  • 1934 Moto Guzzi V

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Written by Ian Lee. It must be said that today we take a lot for granted. Go back 80 years and things would be very different. No mobile phones, no internet, and riding a motorcycle was an adventure in itself. This was the era that Triumph deemed automatic engine lubrication to be superfluous, that the riders of their machines could be trusted to manually work the oil pump as the bike needed it. Could you imagine doing that today on your UJM or custom? This was also the era that a small motorcycle firm named Moto Guzzi came to prominence. From their initial launch in 1921 of the…
  • DP Customs 2001 Triumph Bonneville

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Written by Martin Hodgson. When you’re a workshop that specialises in Ironhead Harley-Davidson’s and a customer asks you to build them a custom 2001 Triumph Bonneville, there is only one way to prepare, boil the kettle and start watching Guy Ritchie films. And that is exactly what Brothers Jarrod and Justin Del Prado of DP Custom Cycles did when they were approached to build their first British bike. The customer request was clear; a simple and clean looking bike, dark in colour and fun to ride but the spanners they were swinging would have to change. Having exclusively built custom…
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    Everyday Riding

  • Rack Fixed and Ready to Travel. Where to go?

    Chris Luhman
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Thanks to my friend Paul, the luggage rack on my SV650 is finally fixed from my Everyday for 7 weeks trip. Where should I go? While I was on that most fun of trips in 2012, my rack broke twice. I had it welded up and it made it through the trip, but a few months after I got home the rack began to loosen on one side. I was unable to tighten it because the bolt was stuck. I had it tight by using a few zipties between the grab handle and the rack. It worked since I didn’t take any serious trips and very few pleasure rides in 2013. It was a strange year. Paul tried a variety of mechanisms to…
  • SV Repaired and Back on the Road

    Chris Luhman
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Two weekends ago, I was able to ride my SV650 for the first time in 2014. It was a glorious ride, but way too short. Something hit my radiator and most of the fluid leaked out by the time I made it home. Darn. Radiators from Suzuki were close to $500 new, so I bought one new from a Delkevic for $100. It came in a few days, and I excitedly tried to install it. The fan switch was galled into the old radiator since both were stock from 2001. It eventually came out sans-threads. Darn. The WR250R has been picking up the slack while I waited to fix the SV. The Ural? sitting in a corner! Ebay to the…
  • Motorcycle First Thursday–April 2014

    Chris Luhman
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Last night was the first Thursday in April, and that means hanging out at Dulono’s Pizza in Minneapolis with fun motorcycle people. In the morning, it looked like I might not be the only rider, but by lunch it was freezing rain and then heavy snow by 5pm. I think the weather scared away a number of folks, but all the fun ones managed to show up. I had a blast chatting inside! When I came out, it was snowing even harder with about two-three inches of snow. I stopped off at Bob’s Java Hut for a few hours and it was closer to four-six inches by 10pm. A few blocks after leaving the café, a…
  • First Two Wheeled Ride to Work for 2014

    Chris Luhman
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    It has been a very long winter. I first had my kymco scooter out a few weeks ago for some short rides once enough of the ice had melted. I don't mind getting some salt and slush on it. This past weekend was the first ride of my SV650 and it was glorious. Unfortunately, it was short lived. Something hit the radiator and made most of the coolant leak out. A new radiator arrives tomorrow. The WR250R to the rescue!It has been in the 40s in the afternoon and icy cold in the mornings, so the ural has been in service for commuting while the other bikes come out and play after work. This morning I…
  • Good Service: Heindl Engineering

    Chris Luhman
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently bought some replacement parts for my Ural from Heindl Engineering. I’ve bought tires, spokes, and host of other parts for my Patrol over the last few years from them. My Ural was leaking some oil from the left valve cover and the front brake pads were very worn. I placed the order and a few days later a box arrived via UPS. I was excited; no more mess on the garage floor from leaky oil. The brake pads and other items I ordered were in the box, but unfortunately, the gaskets were not. Disappointed, I called Heindl to let them know. It was after hours, so I left a message. A few…
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    Dream Weaver Photography - Biker Lifestyle Blog

  • Jasmine Cain Rocks The Iron Horse Saloon.

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    This is a shot I took of the Jasmine Cain Band from Nashville, Tn at the Iron Horse Saloon during Daytona Bike Week.  Jasmine has been around for several years and has put out a few albums.  The energy that they put out during a performance is amazing.  If you haven't seen them, go to and check out their music.  The band consists of Jasmine Cain, Lead Vocals and Lead Bass, Mickey Bradam, Lead guitar, and Zach Ballard on the drums.
  • De Villian Sweet and Low Cadillac

    22 May 2013 | 4:26 pm
    Billet Proof 2013-316, originally uploaded by Dream Weaver Photography.This very cool Cadillac was seen at the 2013 Billet Proof Show at Belleview, FL.
  • Rat Rods Under Grey Skies

    12 Apr 2013 | 6:48 pm
    I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Billet Proof Car Show held at Big Daddy Don Garlits Drag Race Museum in Belleview, FL a couple of weeks ago and ran across many beautiful examples of rat rods, hot rods, rat trucks, etc.  Here are some of my favorites.  See the link below in the next article to see all the photos on Flickr.  
  • Billet Proof 2013

    11 Apr 2013 | 5:59 pm
    We recently were able to attend Billet Proof 2013 at the Big Daddy Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum in Belleview, FL.  There were hundreds of Rat Rods, Hot Rods, Roadsters, Classics, and everything in between.  This was one of my favorite Rat Rods in the show.  More to come.See the entire set on Flickr at:
  • Back after a short break.

    11 Apr 2013 | 5:54 pm
    Finally back and able to post again.  Sorry about the lack of activity but a family illness with both my Mom and my Mother-In-Law have taken their toll on my free time.  Things are getting back to normal and we have been able to attend some events so I will be posting some shots daily.  Thanks for your understanding.  Tom
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    Biker Chick News

  • Ten favorite Iowa Rides

    Corn Dog
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:29 pm
      In ten years of blogging, I’ve posted a lot of ride reports about trips around Iowa; it’s hopefully no secret that I love riding the backroads of my home state! In celebration of my blog’s Tenth Anniversary, I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite Iowa rides, chosen either for the scenic roads, the interesting destination, an overall memorable day, or maybe all three qualities rolled into one. Here are ten favorites, in no particular order: Audubon/Albert the Bull – In 2006 we were preparing for our first ride to the Sturgis Rally, so we made an all-day run…
  • Central Iowa bike blessings

    Corn Dog
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    Yep, I admit it – this post is a re-run! I was wanting to “round up” the upcoming Bike Blessings that I had added to my calendar post. I went looking for the photo that I had used in my original ‘Blessing’ post, and thought, you know what, screw it – the words are still good too! Here’s the original post, and a current/updated list of blessing events:   I really dig all the “bike blessing” events I’m hearing about. I’m not what you’d call a regular church-goer, but I am a Christian person and I find that riding the Iowa by-ways on two…
  • The Winter from Hell, and the first ride of Spring

    Corn Dog
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I was beginning to think this Winter wasn’t going to end. Seriously, we had snow flurries as recently as Thursday of this past week. That’s APRIL, y’all, and that hardly ever happens in Iowa! (It does happen though… way back in 1973 when yours truly was 10 years old, we had 18 inches of snow in early April. It all melted a few days later, of course, but we still talk about that some 40 years later so really, it was epic.) Anyway, it has been a longer-than-normal, colder-than-normal, colder-earlier-and-stayed-that-way-longer-than-normal Winter. Not only did we not get…
  • Ten years and counting!

    Corn Dog
    1 Feb 2014 | 1:57 pm
    In 2004, a number of really important things happened: Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction; John Kerry (now Secretary of State) ran against incumbent George W. Bush for President; Martha Stewart began a five-month prison sentence, and… Biker Chick News was born! That’s right, 2014 marks the TENTH blogiversary of Biker Chick News! That’s some pretty good staying-power, considering that a boatload of other blogs – motorcycle-related or otherwise – have come and gone over the years. And while 10 is a pretty amazing number when it comes to blogiversaries, here…
  • How to use windshield time

    Corn Dog
    28 Jan 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This week in our local weekly business newspaper, a well-known sales coach offers up some suggestions for how the busy and motivated sales person can use their “windshield time” – the time they spend behind the wheel, going to and from sales appointments – to increase their chances of a successful sales call. He encourages them to use the time to anticipate or reflect upon the appointment, and gives suggestions such as: Listen to CD’s that inspire and motivate you. Voice-to-text yourself the primary questions you want to ask your prospect. Listen to the music…
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    Zen Motorcyclist

  • Camaraderie

    Bud Miller
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The article “Camaraderie” by Bud Miller/Zen Motorcyclist was originally published on the “RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel” magazine website on 1/19/2014. I follow the Dakar Rally every year, partly because it kicks off my riding year as it takes place right after New Year’s Day in sunny South America. I also tune in because I’ve always been a fan of endurance events dating back to my running and biathlon racing days. I just love to watch people test themselves and admire the qualities it takes to not quit when many would. This year’s race has been an amazing…
  • Let Me Try

    Bud Miller
    13 Feb 2014 | 4:16 am
    The article “Let Me Try” by Bud Miller/Zen Motorcyclist was originally published on the “RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel” magazine website on 12/29/2013. Last month temperatures were predicted to hit the mid-60s and above here in southeastern New Jersey. A rare late December gift that lets us get out on the road in normal gear after thinking it’d be a few more months of dressing like a NASA astronaut to get a ride in. I looked forward to riding in the temperate weather but lately Big Red’s electrical system has been giving me fits. Intermittent losses of my low…
  • Tune of the Week #103 – Winning

    Bud Miller
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:37 am
    This weeks playlist tune is Winning by Santana with (Alex Ligertwood singing lead vocals) from the 1981 album Zebop!. I usually ride with music playing on a Scala Rider bluetooth setup (what can I say I like having a soundtrack). Every week I post a song from my personal playlist. It runs the gamut from old school to tunes released this year and in nearly every genre. It’s an eclectic mix with something for everyone. To access the complete playlist use the menu at the top or the Spotify widget on the left sidebar.
  • The Snail and Gazelle

    Bud Miller
    7 Feb 2014 | 4:34 am
    The article “Riding in the New Year: The Snail and Gazelle” by Bud Miller/Zen Motorcyclist was originally published on the “RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel” magazine website on 1/05/2014. I attempt to get out and ride on every New Year’s Day. Some years it’s just not possible but this year it was dry and in the mid 30s, which is rare here in the northeast in January, so I was glad I could head out for a comfortable first ride. I don’t tend to make New Year’s resolutions; a calendar always seemed like an arbitrary and meaningless thing to try and decide to change…
  • Tune of the Week #102 – Tommy Conwell

    Bud Miller
    3 Feb 2014 | 7:36 pm
    This weeks playlist tune is If We Never Meet Again by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers . I usually ride with music playing on a Scala Rider bluetooth setup (what can I say I like having a soundtrack). Every week I post a song from my personal playlist. It runs the gamut from old school to tunes released this year and in nearly every genre. It’s an eclectic mix with something for everyone. To access the complete playlist use the menu at the top or the Spotify widget on the left sidebar.
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Review: Nelson Rigg AS-3000 Aston 2-Piece Rain Suit

    David Burbach
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Rain gear. It’s utterly forgotten when not needed and usually needed when forgotten. It’s the motorcyclist’s first line of defense against the soaking downpour that is sure to catch us sooner or later. Though some riders view these brightly colored plastic ensembles as either a nice luxury or a complete waste of space, most serious […]
  • The Swerve: A Lesson in Hazard Avoidance

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    An estimated 100,000 motorcyclists walked through the gates of the 2014 Arizona Bike Week event in Scottsdale earlier this month. Black leather, burnouts, and body art abounded throughout the expansive WestWorld venue. Thankfully, there were also ample opportunities for attendees to improve and enhance their skill and knowledge as riders. The majority of these learning […]
  • Cooling Vests: Air Conditioning on Your Motorcycle?

    David Burbach
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s mid July and you’re on tour. If you happen to be riding anywhere south of the Canadian border, you’re likely to get rather hot, especially in the south and west. We’ve all been there. The sun beats down, your eyes squint, and beads of sweat roll down your face. Your clothes are drenched and […]
  • MotoMojo: Bleeding Brakes

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The polyethylene glycol-based brake fluid that comes in our motorcycles is hygroscopic, which means that it attracts moisture from the air. Over time, the fluid absorbs more water, which lowers its boiling point. This can result in a total loss of brakes, due to fluid vaporization, and is likely to happen during hard braking when […]
  • Talking Motorcycle Gear Tech: Interview with First Gear’s Greayer Clover

    David Burbach
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Greayer Clover is currently the Brand Manager for the high-tech company Firstgear. He has worked extensively in the industry and is an expert in the field of touring and adventure outfitting. RR: How did you get started in the motorcycle and apparel industries? Greayer Clover: My first foray into technical attire was with The North […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Inazumanx Suzuki GSX1200

    Geoff Baldwin
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Retro looks and higher build quality. That was the thinking behind Suzuki's 1200cc Inazuma when it was first released back in 1998. As stated in the sales brochure the Inazuma offered "Bare Thrills. Big, bold, unadorned beauty... The GSX1200 delivers the pure essence of open-class naked-bike riding enjoyment" and it didn't fail to deliver. Although the performance of the Inazuma was undeniably impressive, naked bike styling of the nineties isn't everyones cup of tea. Marco was of that opinion when he acquired the bike. I first featured Marco's Suzuki GSX1200…
  • Renard T100 Scrambler

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
     Every person who makes a living using their creative skills loves an open brief. The opportunity to do what ever you want thanks to someone's trust in your ability. It's not something many people experience all that often and usually comes after first proving yourself. No brief is entirely without rules though and this one had 2. Make it a Scrambler and paint it so it won't stand out. Both of these requests where honoured but despite the muted colour there's no way this custom Triumph Bonneville Scrambler will go anywhere unnoticed.Read more »Return of the Cafe…
  • Valkyrie BMW R65

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    As the lines blur between the different styles of custom bike building and builders become more adventurous, it's getting much harder to simply label a custom motorcycle as a Cafe Racer, Tracker, Bobber, etcetera. While this latest build by CRO motorcycles is a self proclaimed Cafe Racer many may argue otherwise (and I'm sure a few of my Facebook followers will!) but personally I think it's evolution at work. If you want to build a period correct Cafe Racer you'd probably never consider a BMW as a donor let alone one released in the late 70's. As older bikes get older and…
  • Ellaspede ZR550 Zephyr

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    When opportunity beckons what do you do? ... let it pass you by or seize it? Whilst the decision for Henry didn’t make for completely smooth sailing, the potential result was well worth the gamble. He was after a clean and unique bike to run down to the shops on and something to check out the best surf breaks early in the morning. What he initially found was a shabby ‘93 black Kawasaki ZR550 (Zephyr)... and a vision of how cool that bike could be. The point is that Henry had some ideas, saw an opportunity, seized it and some time later that vision materialized as the bike you see here…
  • Kerozin Bratstyle Kawasaki Z650

    Geoff Baldwin
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Although the Kawasaki Z650 might be considered by many to be the low powered cousin of the Z1, it actually has quite an impressive reputation of it's own. Because of it's reduced weight, smooth power delivery and impressive top speed it was actually one of the most drivable models to ever come out under the Z guise. So almost 40 years after their first release it's no wonder we're seeing Z650's being given a fresh lease of life thanks to some clever custom builders. Kerozin Motorcycles in France are the latest custom builders to do exactly that and this is their Kawasaki…
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  • The Clandestine Biker TV Series

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    The Clandestine is a free biker TV show about a group of middle-aged working class motorcyclists who come together to form their own misfit motorcycle club.
  • History of Skulls, Wings, and Motorcycling

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Generally we like the feedback we get from the site. Unfortunately, we get some strange emails sent in sometimes too. Like the one that bicycle freak Michael K. sent us. Michael has a website dedicated to his happiness of bicycle riding. This may or may not have something to do with why he can't seem to understand what skulls and wings have to do with motorcycling. He seemed to imply that the use of skulls and wings in the YouMotorcycle logo was "perhaps for your blog to appear "bad ass" enough to entice the "tattoo crowd"?" Michael, the truth is about to set you free. Skulls and wings have…
  • State of the YouMotorcycle – Spring 2014

    Adrian S.
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Consider this a "State of the Union Address" for anyone who's interested / curious in what's happening around YouMotorcycle. My fellow Americans Motorcyclists, we're going to cover four main subjects: 1) Direction for Spring 2) Upcoming Reviews 3) Web Store 4) Other News
  • Tips for the Urban Motorcyclist: Groceries

    Adrian S.
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:41 am
    I bet when you read the title you were expecting to read about bags, cargo nets, tie-down, and riding your motorcycle home with awkward weight distribution. You'll get none of that here. Sure. you can do a full week's groceries on a motorcycle, and I did that for years! This week I got lazy, or maybe just smart. You be the judge.
  • TT: Full Throttle – Book Review

    Happy Gilmore
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
    Book Review: TT Full Throttle Author: Nicole Winters Typically I’m the kind of guy that thinks if a novel is worth reading I’ll wait till it comes out in theaters, why spend days readying one book that you could just watch in 2 hours with the added aides of audio and visual? I’m proud to ...
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    Dirt Bike Action

  • Ryan Villopoto Wins Seattle Supercross

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Ryan Villopoto won the Seattle AMA Supercross race Saturday night for his second straight victory and fifth of the season. The Kawasaki rider led all 20 laps in the 450SX event in front of 53,927 fans at CenturyLink Field, easily holding off Suzuki's James Stewart. "I don't think I've ever raced in front of a crowd cheering me on this loud," said Villopoto, also the Seattle winner as a rookie in 2009. "It's tough to race at home and in the past I haven't been that stellar here, so to have a race like that is awesome." The three-time defending series champion extended his points lead…
  • 2014 Supercross Preview – Toronto, Canada

    21 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Supercross Preview – Toronto, CanadaSupercross Media Press Release - When Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, makes its lone Canadian stop at Toronto’s Rogers Centre this Saturday night, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart will race for his 49th career win, which will move him into second on the all-time 450SX Class win list. In the Eastern Regional 250SX Class, rookie Adam Cianciarulo, who rides for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, continues his pursuit at the championship. Some key insights into this weekend’s race are: - Stewart is tied with Ricky…
  • AMSOIL Arenacross Preview – Round #12 Salt Lake City, UT

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:57 pm
    AMSOIL Arenacross Preview - With five races and three rounds down, the AMSOIL Arenacross Race to the Championship, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, has hit the home stretch. Following the only off-weekend of competition this season, the top 10 riders in the Arenacross Class will travel to Salt Lake City for the final round of the season on Saturday, March 29th.The Race to the Championship was filled with drama as every rider in the Arenacross Class experienced the ups and downs of this highly competitive, physically demanding series. Once the field of 10 riders was set to…
  • Motocross Racing Heats Up In Freestone Texas

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Amateur Motocross Racing Heats Up at Freestone - The 2014 James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship hasn’t disappointed.   Alexander Frye was the talk of the morning as he led his Orange Brigade KTM to a win in the 250 B Modified division. The young man’s performance led him to the checkered flag with over a 12-second lead on his competitors. "The race went really well, the track was very rutted and rough," Frye said. "They watered it before the 250 C moto, so it made it pretty slick out there for mine. When I was going around on my sighting lap, I knew I had to get the…
  • KTM's Ford Dale Out Of New Zealand MX Nationals

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:34 pm
    KTM's Ford Dale Out Of New Zealand MX Nationals with injury - An unfortunate practice accident has left KTM Motocross Racing Team rider Ford Dale devastated to miss the start of this year's Monster Energy MX Nationals which takes place on March 30. On the back end of a successful build-up to this year's MX Nationals, Dale was emerging as a genuine title prospect after four tough races in New Zealand, and was practising last weekend in Caloundra when the accident occurred. Dale crashed heavily over a jump suffering facial lacerations and a broken left arm which is likely to keep him out of at…
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • Ride Responsibly while Motorcycling in Cochise County

    Breyer Law Offices
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Reports out of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) indicate that nearly 620 traffic collisions happen in outlying areas of the county each year. Motorcycle riders are frequently reported among the nearly 260 injured individuals and nearly 20 dead individuals involved in these crashes. For motorcycle riders who are driving in Cochise County, it is important to recognize the dangers associated with rural areas and to learn how to protect themselves against dangerous situations no matter where in the county they might be. Dangers that Lead to Rural Cochise County Motorcycle Crashes…
  • Arizona among Most Deadly States for Motorcycle Riders

    Breyer Law Offices
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The recent National Summit on Comprehensive Motorcycle Safety programs listed some of the most deadly states for motorcycle riders, and Arizona has ranked among the most deadly. According to information shared at the conference, Arizona ranks among the top ten in motorcycle fatalities. Some of the most common causes of accidents involving motorcycles in Arizona and other states where fatalities are high include: The use of alcohol and drugs prior to riding Lack of training on a motorcycle, especially concerning what to do when evasive action is necessary Motorcycle riders who ride without…
  • The Major Causes of Kingman Motorcycle Crashes

    Breyer Law Offices
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Every Kingman motorcycle crash that happens has a significant impact on the community and on the number of injuries, and many times fatalities, that are reported in these incidents in Mohave County each year. These accidents do not have to occur, and many are caused by negligent actions on the part of other motorists on the road. Some of the most common causes of crashes involving motorcycles in Kingman, and throughout the rest of Arizona, include: Drivers who turn left at an intersection without yielding to oncoming motorcycles Drivers who change lanes without looking back over their…
  • Know What to Do after a Sahuarita Motorcycle Accident

    Breyer Law Offices
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports the occurrences of more than 215 Sahuarita traffic accidents each year, including multiple Sahuarita motorcycle collisions. For motorcycle riders and passengers who are involved in these incidents, there is a serious risk of being injured, despite the relatively low number of accidents that happen in the city. More than 30 percent of the crashes that happen in Sahuarita are injury accidents, and for motorcycle riders this does not bode well since the statewide statistic for injury-causing motorcycle accidents is more than 80 percent.
  • Follow These Motorcycle Safety Guidelines to Avoid Crashing in Pinal County

    Breyer Law Offices
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    With every Pinal County motorcycle accident that occurs, we see the number of incidents along with injuries in the county go up one by one. According to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), around 3,645 traffic accidents are recorded annually. These incidents can cause serious injuries to motorcycle riders, who are much more likely than passenger car drivers and passengers to sustain injuries in a crash. Nearly 1,750 individuals sustain injuries as a result of being the victim of a collision in the county. A significant portion of these injured individuals are…
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  • Rig Your Wheeler to Make Work Easier this Spring

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Spring time.  We welcome the warmth, but it also means that it’s time to get to work.  Fortunately, your wheeler can help you save time (and your back) while you’re doing yard work, putting in food plots or even working around the farm.  Getting the job done is even easier when you deck your machine out with the right accessories.  You won’t have to worry about getting the tractor stuck in those hard to get places when you can use your ATV or UTV.  Check out these accessories to make your workload a heck of a lot easier this spring and summer. ATV Spreader Whether you’re planting…
  • Fuelpak FP3: Tuning Your Harley Has Never Been Easier

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Harleys are arguably the most customizable bikes out there and that is why so many people love them.  Of course, engine and other performance mods are at the top of the list when it comes to making a bike your own.  New pipes, high flow air filter and the list goes on.  All of the good stuff to make that V-twin rumble to your liking.  There’s just one problem.  When you make those performance mods, especially on an EFI, you need to update your fuel mapping.  If you don’t, the increased airflow will make your bike run lean. In the past, you had to bring your bike into the shop…
  • We’re “Bati” Over the New Scorpion Motorcycle Helmet

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    With many replica helmets, you either shell out the big bucks to get the exact helmet or you have to buy a lesser helmet to get the graphics.  The EXO-R2000 Bautista helmet from Scorpion is an exception to that rule.  The EXO-R2000 is the flagship MotoGP race helmet from Scorpion and is designed to handle the demanding needs that a racer faces on the track.  The Alvaro Bautista signature series helmet is more than just another Jorge Lorenzo or Valentino Rossi replica.  The unique graphics on this helmet are bound to get you noticed, that is, if you ever slow down enough for someone to see…
  • DK Trivia 11

    Katelynn Christians
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    This week’s DK trivia winner is Lawrence!! Check back next week for more Trivia!! The post DK Trivia 11 appeared first on Dennis Kirk Powersports Blog.
  • The Not-So-Sissy Burly Sissy Bar

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The sissy bar was a huge part of the chopper and custom bike culture in the late 60’s and 70’s.  It quickly became a trademark accessory, not only for its function, but its style as well.  The sissy bar, which is short for “sister bar,” was always intended to be a passenger back rest, but it was also used to add style. Now it seems that most aftermarket offerings have ditched the raw elements of styling and have honed in on pure comfort for the passenger.  They have become more backrest and less bar.  There is nothing wrong with wanting the most comfortable ride, but some of the…
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    Farkle My Ride

  • Ready for the first motorcycle ride of the season?

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Spring is here, are you and your motorcycle ready for the roads? by Mark DT   There is nothing better than that first motorcycle ride of the season.  Some years, I’ve kept my insurance on for the entire winter and have ridden in some pretty miserable weather.  However, when I finally figured out I was spending more time cleaning the salt off my motorcycle after each winter ride than I was on the road, I gave up and became another “seasonal” motorcyclist.  The weather here on the west coast has been great this spring and I’ve been fortunate enough to…
  • Motorcyclists… are you seen by other motorists?

    20 Mar 2014 | 3:34 am
    Should motorcyclists be seen and not heard?  Today we look at survival tips for sharing traffic jammed roads with many distracted drivers.   by Mark DT   The riding season is just getting started in many parts of North America.  Motorists are more distracted than ever before, and having a few strategies to get noticed by the texting cager in the next lane will help you stay safe.  Most motorcycle schools will tell you to ride as if you are invisible.  One my best riding friends, who has spent years on the track told me when I was getting started, “ride as if everyone out…
  • $1000 distracted driver laws coming to Central Canada?

    17 Mar 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Canada’s Largest Province is bringing down the law on distracted drivers.  Will drivers smarten up?   Have you ridden next to her?   Canada’s largest province by size and population is Ontario.  Their provincial government is now introducing legislation that will increase the minimum fine for distracted driving from $155 to $300 or even as much as $1000.  These new distracted driver laws will be the toughest in Canada if approved by their minority government.  Drivers will also get 3 demerit points on their drivers licence meaning that insurance renewals will get…
  • Best of YouTube…Ulitimate Close Call Compilation 2014

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am
    Be glad you weren’t behind the bars or wheel of these video captures… If you like these be sure to go back and watch Crazy Russian Road Accidents These are not all motorcycle related, but still you can’t believe the good luck some people have avoiding the worst at the last moment.  Especially the rider and pedestrian at the 0:13 mark early on in this video.   The post Best of YouTube…Ulitimate Close Call Compilation 2014 appeared first on Farkle My Ride.
  • ZANheadgear, top notch helmet liners

    15 Mar 2014 | 12:24 am
    ZANheadgear makes both hot weather and cold weather liners that motorcycle riders should know about. by Mark DT   Keeping comfortable and fatigue free when riding is important.  If you are too hot or cold, this will create a distraction.  We all know that texting, screaming kids, and tailgating drivers can be big distractions to motorists.  Have you ever thought about distractions that riders face?  Thankfully many of the distractions in our cars are absent on the motorcycle, but fatigue and environmental stresses are much more of a concern when riding than driving. In the past…
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  • Get Ready For A Weekend Ride

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Spring is here and more motorcyclists are taking to trails and streets as the weather continues to improve. However, those heading out for a long weekend ride are encouraged to take some steps to ensure they are completely ready. It’s been a long and harsh winter, so making sure everything is up to snuff will likely pay off. 1) Get Supplies Ready Going on a long trip likely means a rider will need some extra supplies, especially for those who are camping out. Here are a number of things to consider packing: Extra water and food in case a rider finds themselves out in the wilderness away…
  • Not Quite a Snail’s Pace: Johammer’s Electric Motorcycle

    Eric Ellis
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    We’re not sure if Austrian motorcycle firm, Johammer, got the inspiration for its new electric motorcycle from watching the children’s flick Turbo one too many times but we can definitely say it looks nothing like a chopper and a whole lot like a snail. At the top of its website Johammer describes the bike as “a cutting edge chopper with innovative energy supply system.” While the power supply may deliver supreme results, describing this motorcycle as a cutting edge chopper is like calling a Volkswagen Beetle a pioneering sports car. Avant-garde might be a better way to classify this…
  • Look Good and Ride Safer: How to Install Axia Alloys Accessories onto a UTV

    Eric Ellis
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:27 pm
    When it comes to customizing your UTV there are plenty of different routes to go. You can add sand tires with deep digging paddles and a LED whip if you’re heading out to the dunes, or throw on a rifle storage case and some HID lights if you’re going to be hunting in the forest. No matter what activities you are into, there are a couple essential UTV accessories that you should consider adding to your Polaris RZR or Arctic Cat Wildcat to make your ride more enjoyable and safer. Items such as mirrors, grab handles, and a fire extinguisher can come in very handy and even help you steer…
  • Scorpion EXO Eddy Vented Textile Jacket: Fashion Meets Function

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Just because you need to stay safe while you’re motorcycling down the highway between cars or riding your cruiser around the town doesn’t mean you can’t look good while doing it. The Scorpion EXO Eddy Vented Textile Jacket won’t just help protect you in case of an accident, but it will make sure you look good doing it. Traditional Sport Bike Fashion… This motorcycle jacket has been inspired by the traditional sport bike look – clean lines and simple solid colors adorn the Eddy, bringing a streamlined, fast stylized look to your gear. Available in six color…
  • 2014 AMA Supercross Seattle Race Results

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Ryan Villopoto Captures 40th Monster Energy Supercross Win In Seattle In front of his hometown crowd of Seattle, Washington, the site of his very first 450SX win, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto captured his fortieth career Monster Energy Supercross win at Century Link Field on Saturday. Villopoto grabbed the holeshot in the main event and went on to lead all 20 laps uncontested. In the 250SX East Region, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill won his heat race, the first of his career, and went on to battle to a third place finish in the main event. Dean Wilson…
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    Bel-Ray Racing Photos, News, Racing, and more.

  • Seattle Supercross Photo Gallery

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Photo gallery from the Seattle Supercross featuring Rockstar Energy KTM’s Jason Anderson. Images courtesy Rockstar Energy KTM. Related posts: Seattle Supercross Photo Gallery Las Vegas Supercross Photo Gallery Seattle Supercross Photo Gallery
  • Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing look to build on their winning start to the 2014 Hard Enduro season

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Words and Photos By Husqvarna Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis returns to competitive action this weekend focused on securing a fourth consecutive victory at The Tough One, staged for the first time ever at the legendary Hawkstone Park circuit. Securing an emphatic win at the opening race of the Hard Enduro season at Hell’s Gate in Italy, Jarvis has his sights set on keeping his winning streak alive at his home race. Winner of the event in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Jarvis has recently dominated the event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. But with the race moving…
  • Trentino MXGP Photo Gallery

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray racers in action from the recent motocross grand prix in Trentino. Riders featured include; Tyla Rattray, Todd Waters, Romain Febvre, Aleksandr Tonkov, Alessandro Lupino, Dylan Ferrandis, Thomas Covington and Arnaud Tonus. Images are courtesy Team CLS Kawasaki and Husqvarna. Related posts: Thailand MXGP Photo Gallery Britsh MXGP Photo Gallery Lierop MXGP Photo Gallery
  • Austin MotoGP Photo Gallery

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray racers Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama in action from the recent MotoGP in Austin, Texas. Images courtesy Team Aspar. Related posts: Austin MotoGP Photo Gallery Austin Moto3 Photo Gallery Austin Moto2 Photo Gallery
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  • Sony did it again!

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Have you seen this video yet? It is to advertise their Sony 4K. It is so creative and made me smile. Check it out! Here’s a look at behind the scene. This one was done a few years ago - Sony Bravia – check that one out too! What a creative company! Well done Sony.
  • Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Cellina

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Serendipity. It means a “fortuitous happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”.  That is how I “met” my next guest, Cellina from  Los Angeles, CA. She also blogs at Motorcycle House. Cellina on her ride! How long have you been riding a motorcycle? I have been riding motorcycle since I was 14. How did you learn to ride? From my father. What was your first motorcycle? Harley Sportster 1200  How many have you owned? I have owned 3 bikes. 1)      Harley Sportser 1200 2)      Honda Shadow 750 spirit. 3)      Honda Vtx 1300 C Why did you want…
  • Skully Helmets

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    If I’m allowed back on a motorcycle – with the approval of my neurologist of course – this helmet looks awesome. I want one! Have you heard about it? Skully Helmets
  • Manifesto. Do you have one?

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Here’s a great place to start!  
  • ‘Tis the Season

    13 Mar 2014 | 3:03 am
    Well Minnesota is starting to defrost after a long, cold, snowy winter … did I mention it has been a long, cold, snowy winter?! Seriously, it was one for the record books with so many days below zero. 53 to be exact. This past week the thermometer was creeping up to 40 F (4.4 C) and that meant motorcycles were hitting the streets. Many potholes, some wet, others salt and sand covered streets. Just this week I looked out my front window to see a man on a motorcycle with a woman riding pillion. Bundled up, but they got a ride in! It is also a time to remind ALL drivers/riders to pay…
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  • my spring motorcycle shopping spree list

    Guest Bloggers
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    If money isn’t meant for spending on motorcycles, where’s the fun in it? If you’re anything like me you subscribe to this philosophy. You might also try to sit tight and keep spending at a minimum on anything that isn’t a living essential or motorcycle related. Well, I’ve been doing a real good job of ... The post my spring motorcycle shopping spree list appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • honda vtx1300r chopper | lone wolf custom cycles

    Adrian S
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Got a new email about a custom Honda VTX1300R Chopper from David Lamoureux of Lone Wolf Custom Cycles. This is a fully customized chopper from start to finish. Custom paint, front end, tank, bars, exhaust, you name it. Just hear it from the man himself. I’m David Lamoureux and I grew up in the small ... The post honda vtx1300r chopper | lone wolf custom cycles appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • what the highway means to me

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is an abridged version of a chapter in the book Life America and the Road by Jefe Smith. Excerpts and reviews of the book can be viewed at or on the Amazon Kindle Store. Have you ever really thought about all these roads that we ride on every day, those paths so essential ... The post what the highway means to me appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • kawasaki kz400 bobber | youngblood kustomz

    Adrian S
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Got an email from Steven Youngblood from Youngblood Kustomz along with shots of his awesome Kawasaki KZ400 bobber. Here’s his email along with shots of the build: Hi, My name is Steven Youngblood, I am a kustom paint and hot rod/ motorcycle builder. When I was just a baby my parents  would strap my car ... The post kawasaki kz400 bobber | youngblood kustomz appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • sneak preview | tico designs’ new v-star project

    Adrian S
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:39 pm
    In September we showed you Dead Man’s Hand, it was Tic-Designs Custom Cycles’ first Yamaha V-Star 650 Bobber. The paint, attitude, and finish of the bike made it a genuine head-turner.   Well now Mauricio’s back with a whole new build he wants to give us a little preview of. The post sneak preview | tico designs’ new v-star project appeared first on bikerMetric.
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  • WRR43: Riding the Honda Grom!

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    My first thought upon seeing the new Honda Grom was, “where do I stick the quarter so I can ride this thing?”  For a little over $3k, you are getting a fun little motorcycle that is sure to put a smile on your face, and anyone elses who is lucky enough to ride one or [...]
  • WRR42: Riding the Suzuki GW250

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    The Suzuki GW250 is an interesting new entry in the small bike market. While there are several options out there in the US for small displacement sportikes, cruisers, and dual sports, there haven’t been too many small bore standards as of late. The Suzuki GW250 fills that gap the market at a retail price of [...]
  • WRR41: Riding the Honda CBR250R

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    Riding the Honda CBR250R I was excited to throw my leg over the Honda CBR250R, maybe more excited than I should have been, considering I had just gotten off my ZRX1100.  I’ve enjoyed many miles aboard small, light motorcycles though.  Some of my fondest motorcycle memories are camping trips I took on my Kawasaki Ninja [...]
  • KISS is the mandate from Wheel Jockey! “Keep It Simple Stupid!”

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:29 am
    Everyone can always use an extra hand, with the Wheel Jockey® you will always have one. Simply a Smart Tool for a helping hand allowing you to easily rotate your ride’s wheels without assistance. A very simple patented tool called Wheel Jockey® that helps rotate motorcycle wheels for easy cleaning, chain maintenance and lubing the chain, [...]
  • WRR40: Riding the Honda CBR 500R

    26 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
    The Honda CBR 500R fills a nice little niche in the street bike market.  The CBR250 has been out for several years now and is a fantastic, lightweight little motorcycle, and the CBR600RR is a venerable supersport that has been around for decades.  The CBR500R slides very neatly in between those two models.  Many new [...]
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    Beijing Electric Bike Tours - Beijing's Electric Bike Blog

  • CareerHack Tip: 5 Ways to Live on a Budget in Shanghai

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    This definitely applies to Beijing as well!Check out the full article here: 5 Ways to Live on a Budget in Shanghai My Top 3 Renting SmartAn apartment in Pudong near Century Avenue (a major transit hub) can cost as little as $400 a month.  Savings like this can go a long way over the course of a year or two.“Localize” your taste budsFood in Shanghai is incredibly diverse.  Meals can range all the way from $1.00 a meal for a modest bowl of noodles to $20 for the world’s smallest burrito.  Many expatriates make the choice to stick to their old habits, and their…
  • Counterfeit Electric Bikes?

    26 Mar 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Would this count as a counterfeit electric bike? In China, we have a word called "daoban" (Pronounced dawh-bahn) which is a blanket term for anything not authentic. You be the judge as to wether this electric bike fits into that category.
  • Blue Ocean Network Interview

    22 Mar 2014 | 6:09 am
    Check out an interview with the crew from the Blue Ocean Network. One of our tour guides is explaining what we do at Beijing Electric Bike Tours and what makes us special.
  • Buyer's Guide to High-Performance Electric Bikes & Scooters in Beijing, Part 2

    21 Mar 2014 | 12:11 am
    Part 2 of the High-Performance guide has been long overdue. Apologies to all our readers as things were pretty busy during the winter months. Onwards we go talking about shocks, electric motors and controllers.  Electric MotorsAlright, so you want to a higher top speed or more acceleration, this is the place to start. There are 3 things to consider when upgrading your electric hub drive motors. 1. Power handling: How much power are you going to put to this motor? You want your electric bike to be resilient and by buying the motor with the right power handling is key to making…
  • 春天马上来

    13 Mar 2014 | 4:48 am
    If you're coming to Beijing this Spring, you might here these words around town. Chun1 Tian1 Ma3 Shang4 Lai2It means "Spring is coming" or "Spring is around the corner", but if you break it down character by character, it has a slightly different meaning. Spring day horse up comeSo if you're trying to pick up Mandarin, don't forget which characters go together, or the meaning will get lost in translation. Hope to see you on the streets of Beijing this Spring!
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  • CONREP Asks About Instructor’s Side Classes

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    An ad for “private motorcycle riding instruction” now posted on Craigslist in Connecticut initially raised eyebrows at the state CONREP headquarters because the man offering the lessons is an actual CONREP instructor, who is providing the lessons on the side. The ad by Howard Fuller of Farmington, CT targets “those wanting to learn to SAFELY […] The post CONREP Asks About Instructor’s Side Classes appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Set To Canvas

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm
    “Skull” by Allan Gorman To an owner, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is already a piece of art. To New Jersey artist Allan Gorman, it’s the pieces of a Harley-Davidson – the engine, exhaust, derby cover or gas tank – that are worthy of being turned into actual oil paintings. Gorman’s done nine Harley-Davidson paintings so far […] The post Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Set To Canvas appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Vintage Ducati 860 GT A Beauty To Owner

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The word “chrome” immediately pops to mind for many riders when they hear the word “customize.” Mark Young of Guilford, CT went a different and less costly route when personalizing his vintage Ducati 860 GT. The bike lacks side covers, which he deems “ugly,” and has a small block of wood taped to the brake […] The post Vintage Ducati 860 GT A Beauty To Owner appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Britten’s History Short But Memorable

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    It stands upright on a podium, secured from beneath by thin cables and bookended to the front and rear by two other uncommon motorcycles that are posed on platforms that are appropriately lower. Spotlights in the ceiling make its bright blue and pink paint sparkle. The race-bike rarity is so exquisite that it warrants display […] The post Britten’s History Short But Memorable appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Good Photos Crucial To Selling A Bike

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Here’s a statistic that may surprise you: For every new motorcycle sold, there are four used bikes that find new owners. Most dealers sell used bikes at a rate of less than one used for every new, which means a lot change hands privately thanks to eBay, Craigslist, brand-specific forums and other means. Sellers are no longer limited to […] The post Good Photos Crucial To Selling A Bike appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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  • 2014 Yamaha FZ-09

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    In September 2014 the company introduced a new Yamaha MT for the European market, but for American consumers Japanese manufacturer has prepared another novelty – Yamaha FZ-09. New naked FZ-09 and MT- 09, equipped with a three-cylinder engine and came to replace the FZ-08 model in the lineup. Yamaha do not do anything for nothing. The demand for naked bikes with 750+ cc has increased in the U.S. market in past year. FZ-09 will cost just $ 7,990, $ 900 cheaper than FZ8 and much cheaper than the Yamaha MT- 09 in Europe. In fact , Yamaha FZ- 09 and Yamaha MT- 09 – the same bike with…
  • Custom Ratbike Kawasaki 750LTD

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    This custom ratbike is based off 1981 Kawasaki 750LTD and is built by artist hailing form Finland by name Janne Martola. Janne bought the bike three years ago and immediately decided to rebuild it into something radically different with both aesthetic and mechanical point of view. Janne had planned to use the bike for looking for inspirational countrysides and scenery. Bike accumulated in its design elements of the ratbike, scramblers and bobber. Janne did a great job creating a true custom bike and end up using it for everyday transportation. Project details: Donor: Kawasaki 750LTD 1981…
  • “Don’t Call Me a Cruiser” Says New Ducati Diavel

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    The all new Ducati Diavel is the statement of personality. It has new muscular design and Ducati updated quiet a few components. The Diavel’s heart is the Testastretta 11° Dual Spark (DS) engine. Its super bike power producing scorching acceleration but supplies  smooth and controllable momentum allowing the rider to cruise the boulevard at any speed. The Diavel equipped with standard Bosch’s ABS system and Brembo’s front brakes. Ducati revolutionary Riding Mode technology allows rider to change the character of the Diavel with different combinations of Power Mode and Traction…
  • Buyer’s Guide: 10 Carbon Fibre Motorcycle Helmets to Buy in 2014

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    Carbon fibre helmets become more and more popular for their lightness and toughness. We would like to show you 10 popular carbon fibre helmets for 2014.   ARAI XC An open face helmet perfect for maximum stability and safety, achieved through Complex Laminate Construction shell-fiberglass composite, strong and light enough allowing for more comfortable inner layer. Sleek aerodynamic stile, with TDF-2 intake and DDL-4 exhaust vents, complemented with side cowl exhaust vent upgrade! ARAI XC Video Review Product Details Super Fiber Laminate shell-strong, lightweight, comfortable Brow…
  • [Guide] How to Ride a Motorcycle with a Group

    8 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Some might say that the best riding experience is achieved through being in a group. Riding in a group is sure a lot of fun but being a part of a group is no easy task – it’s demanding and responsible, apart from being absolute apex of biking experience. Two largest challenges in group riding are effective communication and keeping a relatively large group together (circa 6+ riders)! Voice communication at high speeds is hard, especially within larger groups. Best solution is for all drivers to be connected via intercom, but that can be costly. So, a basic set of gestures and hand signals…
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  • Arduino

    Nick Prionas
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. It actually is a single-board microcontroller designed around an Atmega328 with an USB interface, 6 analog inputs, as well as 14 digital I/O pins which allow to attach various extension boards or applications. The integrated development environment (IDE) is open source and allows to write programs for Arduino using Processing language.Of course, right…
  • Valex Tornio BV20

    Nick Prionas
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I've just bought a new toy for the workshop, an Italian mini lathe made by Valex. It features some modifications like a bigger 125mm four jaw chuck and a better toolpost. Max swing over bed is 200mm and distance between centers at 520mm. I'll soon start stripping and cleaning parts but maybe it ends up to a complete restoration along with a brand new paint theme.
  • Massimo Tamburini, 1943 – 2014

    Nick Prionas
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
  • Sakis Vasilopoulos @ NOLA

    Nick Prionas
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sakis V. managed to win the 2nd place at GP200 without attending the practice and at a wet track. I wish all the best to him for this year, he currently has the third place at the championship with only a few score points away from the 2nd place.
  • Roebling Road Raceway

    Nick Prionas
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Some pics from Sakis Vasilopoulos at ARHMA national championship 200cc GP, that took place at Roebling Road Raceway. There were some issues with the front end but all has gone well. Sakis won 4th place on both days. 
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  • The Spirit of Munro

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
  • Never Drop Your Motorcycle In A Tight Turn Again

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    I was watching some YouTube videos and it’s amazing to me that people will go out and spend between $25 and $35,000 on a heavyweight cruiser, and not have a clue how  to ride it. Time after time, the videos of crashes I saw were all directly or indirectly tied to this fact. The riders didn’t know the most essential rule of turning - i.e., Look where you want to go! I’ve briefly mentioned this elsewhere on the blog, but it appears it should be repeated. Always look where you want to go, but especially in a turn, and even more especially in a tight turn.  Many of you…
  • What's A "Low-Side" Motorcycle Crash? THIS!

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
  • Motorcycle Fit And Safety

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Does your motorcycle fit you? Is the basic layout of the handlebars, levers, pedals, etc., safe? You’d be surprised how many times I inspect bikes for new riders only to find out the answer to the above (and related) questions is no. Let’s start with the handlebars. I love ape hangers as much as the next guy, but if you have shoulder-high bars, you are absolutely, without a doubt, compromising your safety. It’s not possible to gain complete control with shoulder (or higher) height bars. Many states (if not most) require that your handlebars be lower than your shoulders. If…
  • Indian Motorcycle Trivia

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Can you list every model of Indian motorcycle ever sold? (Meaning sold by an authorized Indian dealership and having an origin of Indian Motorcycles as the manufacturer.)Here’s a list to get you started. You will note some of these models represent the latest Indian has to offer since being brought back to life by Polaris. Some of these are older and date back to 1910-1920. Can you see any I missed?(In alphabetical order)ArrowBlackhawk ChiefChiefChief ClassicChief OutfitChief VintageChieftainDaytona Boardtrack RacerFourMilitary 741Military 841Model K FeatherweightPower PlusPower Plus…
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    7 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    FIRST EVER HARLEY DAVIDSON HYBRID MOTO-CAR-CYCLE ( NO THIS IS NOT A JOKE) Ever heard of a hybrid between a motorcycle and car? Me neither, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Why you ask? I don’t know, but maybe this guy just loves motorcycles and priuses?-who knows…   So check it out, this dude took a 2008 Toyota Prius and replaced its original engine with a 1986 Sportster 883 engine, that had been bored out to give 1100cc’s of power. Using a modified Prius differential, the front wheels are able to deliver power to the engine via a chain.  He dropped…
  • An Inside Look at a Unique Womens Motorcycle Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Womens Motorcycle Club -the ”Miss-Fires”   The “Miss-Fires” as they are know, is a 31 member-strong, women’s motorcycle club located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Formed about 5 months ago, their club is both unique and uncommon. What makes this club so unique, is not only that it is a womens motorcycle club, which isn’t all too common when it comes to motorcycle clubs, but that their club also operates as a school of sorts. They meet a few times a week at a place called, Motorgrrl garage, and have what is known as “shop talk”-where they…

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:21 am
    HILARIOUS MOTORCYCLE PICS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY! CHECK ‘EM OUT! Remember Safety First! Always wear your helmet-even if you’re a dog! That’s one way to save on delivery costs! That’s the spirit! Through rain or shine, sleet or snow-can’t let that stop me from riding! That’s one way to get motorists attention! I wonder how much horsepower (pun intended) that vehicle has? Don’t you hate it when that happens? I wouldn’t say he’s a “hell’s angel”, but he’s definitely an angel! Hope you enjoyed these pics! If you want to…
  • Check out the new and improved & get up to 70% off on a variety of motorcycle parts!

    19 Feb 2014 | 10:58 am
    vipcycle motorcycle parts Big Changes: vipcycle motorcycle parts We are very happy to share some big news today with all of our loyal customers, supporters, and fans! Today we are psyched to announce that we have completely finished with our redesign of, from the ground up, with features aimed at enhancing usability and user experience.  Improvements include, a hot new look, featuring a lighter white washed design and background which makes it a lot easier to view product details better, putting a lot less strain on everyone’s eyes.  We have vastly upgraded the security…
  • How to Learn to Ride a Motorcycle

    13 Jan 2014 | 9:21 pm
    vipcycle:cool article on how to ride a motorcycle by illinoisharley Originally posted on illinoisharley: Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Then you can learn to ride a motorcycle. All it takes is balance, knowledge, and practice. Follow the steps below and enjoy the most epic journey of your life! FIRST STEPYou need to obtain your motorcycle permit by passing a written test at your DMV. Don’t worry if you do not pass the first time; just get back in line and try again. Here are some practice questions to help you make the grade. Start by getting familiar with the laws, requirements, and…
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  • Can You Sue For Punitive Damages In A Construction Accident?

    Kevin Landry
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    In some cases, a construction related accident may result in a court ordering punitive damages meant to punish the person responsible for the accident. In many construction injury lawsuits, most damages are meant to compensate accident victims for all foreseeable harm resulting from the mistake of the person responsible. These are known as compensatory damages and they include pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. The main purpose of compensation is to make you “whole again”. In other words, the person responsible for your accident is not punished. Punitive damages on the…
  • Which Construction Injuries Are Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

    Kevin Landry
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:32 am
    Most construction injuries are covered by workers’ compensation but in some cases you may be entitled to additional compensation options. The workers’ compensation system is a standard legal process. If it didn’t exist, injured workers would have to sue their employers for negligence; which is the legal process followed in personal injury lawsuits. If the worker is able to show enough proof that their injuries were as a result of their employer’s negligence, the employer would have to compensate them for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and other damages. If the worker…
  • What Defenses Can Be Used In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    Kevin Landry
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:31 pm
    There are plenty of defense strategies that can limit a personal injury lawsuit. Some of them are discussed here. If you are thinking of filing a personal injury lawsuit, you need to be prepared for the defenses the other side can use. Defenses in such lawsuits typically revolve around two things: 1) what was your role in causing the accident? 2) what did you not do after the accident? For instance, did you file the lawsuit on time? Defenses Used In A Personal Injury Lawsuit When you file a personal injury lawsuit, the most common argument you will hear is that you were fully or partially at…
  • What You Need To Know About Brain Injury Lawsuits

    Kevin Landry
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:26 am
    Before filing brain injury lawsuits, there are several things that you need to be aware of. Every year in the United States, up to 1.4 million people suffer a brain injury. These are just estimates from CDC meaning there could be several other unreported cases. Brain injuries can result from sport activities to car accidents. If you have been involved in an accident and you have suffered brain damage, you may be entitled to compensation. Here you will learn all about filing brain injury lawsuits. The Basics Of Brain Injuries Terms such as “traumatic brain injury”, “head trauma”,…
  • What Determines Who Is At Fault In A Traffic Accident?

    Kevin Landry
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:33 am
    Have you been involved in a traffic accident? What procedure is used to determine who is at fault? What Determines Who Is At Fault In A Traffic Accident? Identifying who is at fault in a traffic accident all comes down to who was careless. For car accidents, there is a set of official rules that tells people how they are supposed to drive and guidelines that can be used to measure liability. They are basically rules that everyone must learn before they can get their driver’s license. Each state has its own vehicle code and they apply not only to cars but to pedestrians, bicycles and…
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  • Jim’s GP Blog Grand Prix of Americas 2014

    Jim Bryan
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Phew! Marquez manages to push the boundaries; using the Tigers’ Teeth to slice additional feet off every corner/lose the front every other lap, (having ignored the rear for several seasons), and still leave everyone in his wake – then on the last lap, last corner, he locks the front wheel and collects it all up […]The post Jim’s GP Blog Grand Prix of Americas 2014 appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Congratulations Mike Taylor

    James Miodonski
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Congratulations to Mike Taylor of East Lothian & who’s bagged himself a night away for 2 at the brilliant, bike-friendly Fernhill Hotel, in Portpatrick just by creating and saving one of his favourite biking routes (‘Up the hills and doon the coast‘) on our motorcycle route builder.  Easy as that!   Well done Mike, enjoy […]The post Congratulations Mike Taylor appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Breast Way Round Meet & Greet

    James Miodonski
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday (Sunday 20th March) saw the Breast Way Round girls descend upon (and pretty much take over) Moffat for their annual Meet & Greet day out at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel. The weather was particularly kind, with glorious warm spring sunshine to go with the teas, coffees and (awesome!) strawberry tarts kindly laid on by […]The post Breast Way Round Meet & Greet appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Be careful what you wish for!‏

    Jim Bryan
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    For years I’ve been muttering about the BBC’s apparently perverse decision to persevere with Charlie Cox as half of their MotoGP commentary team. If I heard, “across the stripe!” one more time, I’d have screamed. “He’s got the magnets on”, was slightly less irksome, but I would have paid good money to fit the antipodean […]The post Be careful what you wish for!‏ appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Flies on the visor

    Jim Bryan
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:31 am
    Off to Pinchbeck on Monday for a day road training, sun shinning from early doors and a completely dry day throughout. This winter has been characterised by wet and mild days, with only three days marred by road salt, so the 386 miles were enjoyable if a little cooler than Sunday’s glorious spring conditions. If […]The post Flies on the visor appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
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