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  • 2016 BMW S1000RR and other BMW motorcycles get minor updates

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    Sameer Kumar
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    New paintjobs, ABS Pro and dynamic brake lights for 2016 BMW motorcycles. Yaayyy!!!The 2016-spec BMW S1000RR gets a major update this year - it will be available with a new black storm metallic / racing red non-metallic paintjob. Which actually looks terrible, quite frankly. Whatever happened to this fabulous paintjob that BMW were offering on the HP4?! Moving on, the 2016 BMW F800GT also gets new colours - monolith metallic matt / sapphire black metallic, and we're told that dark graphite metallic will no longer be available, so if you were holding out for that, hard luck mate. Also, if…
  • Honda electric bikes coming

    Visordown
    Visordown News
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    HONDA’S annual sustainability report reveals that the firm’s mid-term plan for motorcycle environmental initiatives includes marketing “electric motorcycles that meet local needs” in both developed and emerging markets.The plan suggests that the firm will offer customers in Japan the opportunity to use electric bikes on a lease basis – hinting that the machines there will be higher-spec, technologically-advanced machines as part of an ongoing development process – and that Chinese customers will be able to buy electric Hondas. Presumably these will be…
  • Yamaha MT03 revealed

    Visordown
    Visordown News
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    IT’S probably little surprise to hear that Yamaha is planning an MT-03 derived from the recently-revealed MT-25, gaining the same extra capacity that already led to the Asian-market R25 becoming the European R3.Not to be confused with the old 660cc MT-03 of a decade ago, the next bike will use the same chassis, engine, suspension and brakes as the R3, but switching from fully-faired race rep to a naked look. Visually, it will be identical to the MT-25 that’s already been shown in Asia.So how do we know these patents relate to the European version? It’s all down to those…
  • Freddie Spencer: The Secrets of Speed

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    Sameer Kumar
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Freddie Spencer, who won both the 250cc and the 500cc motorcycle grand prix roadracing world championships in 1985, definitely knows a thing or two about going very, very fast on a motorcycle. Here's his 3-part masterclass for youRead more »
  • Video: Bajaj Pulsar Adventure Sport - Ride An Adventure

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    Mike Werner
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    #Bajaj #Pulsar #Advertisement - Bajaj being a gigantic motorcycle manufacturer from India, knows how to make great TV commercials in the Bollywood tradition. Here is their latest for the recent Bajaj Pulsar Adventure Sports motorcycle, riding through a tomato throwing festival. Nice ad. ...
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  • Video: Bajaj Pulsar Adventure Sport - Ride An Adventure

    Mike Werner
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    #Bajaj #Pulsar #Advertisement - Bajaj being a gigantic motorcycle manufacturer from India, knows how to make great TV commercials in the Bollywood tradition. Here is their latest for the recent Bajaj Pulsar Adventure Sports motorcycle, riding through a tomato throwing festival. Nice ad. ...
  • France: Police - Do As I Say, Not As I Do

    Mike Werner
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    #France #ATGATT #HeatWave - The French authorities have been telling French bikers to be ATGATT on their motorcycle during the summer, but their own cops have been found riding around with no protection whatsoever (except helmet). Do as I say, not as I do. ...
  • What The Hell Where They Smoking?

    Mike Werner
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    #Funny - I can see the scenario; some heavy stuff being smoked, and then one said 'here is an idea, let us dress up the motorcycles as horses'... ...
  • 10 Flags and Motorcycles From Around the World - Part 4

    Mike Werner
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    #Flags - Back to the series of motorcycles carrying flags, which seems to be something they do all over the world. No countries are spared, you can see flags, some small, some enormous, on motorcycles. It does make them colorful. ...
  • Review: 2015 Suzuki GSX-S 1000 F - Fake Shocking Twins

    Damien Bertrand
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    #Review #Suzuki #GSX-S1000F - A detailed and translated review from a top French web site of the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S 1000 F - Fake Shocking Twins ...
 
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  • Honda electric bikes coming

    Visordown News
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    HONDA’S annual sustainability report reveals that the firm’s mid-term plan for motorcycle environmental initiatives includes marketing “electric motorcycles that meet local needs” in both developed and emerging markets.The plan suggests that the firm will offer customers in Japan the opportunity to use electric bikes on a lease basis – hinting that the machines there will be higher-spec, technologically-advanced machines as part of an ongoing development process – and that Chinese customers will be able to buy electric Hondas. Presumably these will be…
  • Yamaha MT03 revealed

    Visordown News
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    IT’S probably little surprise to hear that Yamaha is planning an MT-03 derived from the recently-revealed MT-25, gaining the same extra capacity that already led to the Asian-market R25 becoming the European R3.Not to be confused with the old 660cc MT-03 of a decade ago, the next bike will use the same chassis, engine, suspension and brakes as the R3, but switching from fully-faired race rep to a naked look. Visually, it will be identical to the MT-25 that’s already been shown in Asia.So how do we know these patents relate to the European version? It’s all down to those…
  • Tested Polite Notice waistcoat

    Tom Rayner
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    POLITE looks a lot like POLICE and because nobody wants to knock a cop off their bike, other motorists make room. That's the simple logic behind these increasingly popular high-visibility bibs. But do they work?Yes, according to the security guard at the Visordown office. He wears one and swears by it. 'It's like Moses parting the Red Sea,' he told me proudly when he spotted me wearing my waistcoat. 'Even the buses move out of your way.' It sounded promising.My daily commute is 12 miles of constant filtering, ducking, darting and weaving - it's SMIDSY central. I have to ride so…
  • Where is the UKs toughest bike test centre

    Tom Rayner
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    THE congested streets of north London make for the toughest bike test, according to statistics published by the Driving Standards Agency.Just 53 per cent of bikers taking their module 2 test at the Enfield centre pass, compared with nearly 90 per cent at Newport on the Isle of Wight.The parkways of Peterborough also make for a tougher test, statistically speaking, with just 56 per cent of bikers passing at its test centre.Perhaps it's unsurprising that test centres in rural areas consistently award more passes than those in urban areas. The south of England seems to…
  • Video Top fuel drag racing on dirt

    Tom Rayner
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    OPENING the throttle on a top-fuel drag bike on the quarter mile would be terrifying enough... but how about doing it on dirt?We've got serious respect for these drag racers at a recent meeting in the USA who keep the throttles pinned despite the rear wheels snaking wildly on the loose surface.The specially modified drag bikes are fitted with tyres that wouldn't look out of place on a JCB - only they're powered by nitro-methane and put out well over 1,000bhp. Related Content Is this Iran's most reckless rider? Top 10 TV motorcycle ads Hayabusa vs. Nissan GT-R Ninja motocross ambush Life's a…
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  • Happy Birthday America and Daddy

    Ronman
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:45 pm
    The 4th of July always weighs heavy on my heart.  I have so many memories of family reunions and traveling down to West Tennessee. The 4th was my old man’s birthday.  How fitting is it that I traveled over to West Tennessee for a U.K.C. bench show today?  It was nice for Chigger to have his first Champion class win on Daddy’s birthday.  I can’t help but to believe he’s looking down smiling at me and my beloved Bluetick hounds.  He would have been 92 today. Ronman
  • Something is a Brewing

    Ronman
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:15 pm
    For those of you who have followed this blog for a time now, you know I haven’t been posting very much the past two or three years.  Many things have contributed to this. I won’t bother you with the details of such.  Suffice it to say that the least of which certainly wasn’t a loss of inspiration.  Alas, I haven’t given up on Rides Roads and Ronman.  Thank you for not giving up as well. Throughout this period I have been searching for what was missing.  The main inspiration for many years was motorcycles and the trips and sights along the way. That period in my…
  • Finding My Way

    Ronman
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Life has been a winding twisting road of late. Granted that can be fun at times. There are other  times when it simply wears you down. Ups and downs. Slowly I’m picking my way through the boondoggle. One thing is certain. This is an education. Life isn’t always a pleasant learning experience either. The school of hard knocks is filled with none other than hard knocks. This year has had a turbulent start. Recovering from surgery was no cake walk. That took much longer than I ever anticipated.  We also had plenty of winter weather.  That added up to an additional week out of…
  • Honky Hip Hop

    Ronman
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    What’s with this stuff that they call country music these days? It’s certainly not country. It’s not rap. Its crap. All of it sounds the same.  I think this stuff needs to have a name.  I say we call it Honky Hip Hop. What say ye? Personally, the part that irks me the most is that people are trying to pass this off as country music. You know, there is plenty of room for any type of music that you enjoy.  I don’t like all music, obviously. Take people like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Joe Ely, Chris Knight and others.  They obviously have country influences. Yet they…
  • The Wheel Keeps Turning Round and Round

    Ronman
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    One thing is certain. We cannot stop time.  Time keeps going no matter what we do. Once again we’ve run through another year.  Another 365 days are but a memory. Along with time there is also change.  Change in seasons. Change in weather. Change is styles. Change in relationships. This past year has been refreshing and rejuvenating  in many ways.  I’ve enjoyed getting more involved in my dogs.  So much so that I raised a litter of pups.  I enjoyed messing with and learning about  the Treeing Mountain Feists.  It has taught me many lessons and helped me through some…
 
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  • The Black: a stealthy Honda CB350 from Australia

    Chris Hunter
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    The Honda CB350 hits the sweet spot for a stylish urban commuter. It’s well made and nimble, with a dry weight of just 350 pounds or so. It’ll comfortably crack the ton, if the parallel twin engine is in good nick. And in the States, you can pick up a good one for around a couple of grand. This lovely resto-mod is from Australia, though, where the Honda CB350 is something of a rarity. It’s from Sixty-Six Motorcycles, who have just moved their shop from Perth to the slightly cooler climate of Fremantle on the coast of Western Australia. “Our client wanted a classic,…
  • A New Film On The World’s Most Dangerous Race

    Chris Hunter
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    The Isle of Man TT has claimed the lives of 246 competitors since 1911. It’s the most dangerous sporting event in the world—but year after year, the racers return. We’ve all seen the GoPro footage on YouTube and the heart-stopping crashes. But no one has examined the fatal attraction of the IOM TT: just why do the riders risk their lives? Now Studio Kippenberger has answered that question with a stunning short film, titled simply IOM TT. The Berlin-based production company is legendary in automotive circles, creating otherworldly atmospheres with drones and floating…
  • Miss Universe: Shaw Speed’s Harley 48 custom

    Chris Hunter
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    We don’t see many Sportsters with a racy slant. But this new machine from Shaw Speed & Custom shows what is possible. And it totally looks the part. ‘Miss Universe’ is a Harley Sportster 48 commissioned by Australian businessman Troy Barbagallo, who noticed Shaw’s Nascafe Racer and fell in love. He promptly got in touch with Shaw’s larger-than-life principal Steve Willis, and they started kicking around ideas. “Troy wanted a custom motorcycle in his garage, but it had to be his own, something unique,” says Steve. “Inspirations were his love…
  • I Believe I Can Fly: Dicer Bikes’ motorized bicycle

    Chris Hunter
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    If you’ve spent any time in the Far East, you’ll have seen a Flying Pigeon. It’s the omnipresent bicycle owned by every middle-class Chinese family. Over 500 million have been made, but few are as quick as this one: a powered version with a boardtrack vibe and a top speed of 70 kph. The Screaming Pigeon is the twisted brainchild of Australian adman Brad Wilson, who’s built three prototypes so far. And if there’s enough interest, he’ll put the motorized bicycle into low-volume production under his Dicer Bikes brand. “It’s a little bit of East…
  • Pretty Fly for a CityFly: Dream Wheels’ Honda CLR125

    Wesley Reyneke
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    As far as we’re concerned, small capacity bikes don’t get enough love. They’re frugal, cheap to run and can go about anywhere (if you have the patience). So they’re usually relegated to commuter or courier duties. Hélder Moura of Dream Wheels Heritage sees potential for more—especially in Portugal, where Dream Wheels is based. There, you can ride anything up to 125cc with just a car driver’s license. “This is definitely a new market that could become quite interesting,” says Hélder, “and so far we have not seen many examples in the world of custom…
 
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  • Triumph Tiger Explorer Ignition Switched Power

    12 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you're looking to add electrical accessories to your Tiger Explorer, you're going to want to use a fuseblock. And if you're installing a fuseblock, you'll need a source for ignition switched power. Here's one place to find it on the Tiger Explorer without needing to cut into the factory harness. First, take off the passenger and front seats and the rack assembly on the tail. Note that there are three pieces to the rack assembly: a black plastic piece (with Triumph logo) that insets into the rack, the cast rack itself, and then a thin plastic "tray" immediately below the rack.
  • Newhalem The Long Way

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:25 pm
    I just spent a long weekend wandering around central Washington, flirting with Canada, and generally getting acquainted with Beast and its touring capabilities. This trip was born a few months ago when a friend of mine invited me to join her on a camping trip to Newhalem Campground, which is within North Cascades National Park along the Washington/Canadian border. I'd just gotten Beast, so this would be the perfect opportunity to give my new bike a workout. By the numbers, the trip was five days long, covered 1246 miles, and included three nights of camping and the surprise appearance of…
  • To Be Fitted By a Trained Mechanic

    1 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Oh Triumph, you're so cute, telling me that I need a trained mechanic to replace the plastic lens on a turn signal.
  • A Beast Followed Me Home

    31 May 2015 | 2:54 pm
    I never planned on buying a "big bike", especially one that weighs over 500 pounds. In fact, I always kind of pooh-poohed the Escalades of the motorcycle world: too big, too tall, too "ADV" for me. But it so happened that I found myself riding my SV down to Eugene, Oregon on a chilly February day, and whenever I'm in Eugene, I like to stop by Cycle Parts Eugene and say hi to my friend Rod. Among the bikes he had on the floor was a 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer that had been lowered for a potential buyer. But the deal fell through, and the bike had sat, and sat, and sat. I eyed the Tiger.
  • We're Baaaaacckk!

    29 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    There I was, minding my own business, working, shopping for groceries, walking the dog, and before I knew it, I hadn't ridden a motorcycle in over a year and a half. It's a terrible thing, having bikes in the garage that aren't being ridden. But now I'm back, with a spiffy new blog and a shiny new bike, searching out the roads I've not yet ridden.
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  • A Conversation with Ornamental Conifer

    Katharine Erwin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who is Ornamental Conifer? Well, his birth name is Nicolai Sclater. Hailing from Wales and England, the blonde locked artist, who is mad about motos, has made his name by individualizing everything he can—from clothing to bikes to his own skin. His narrative is cheeky and clever, and is always on point. He has done a few colabs, but his most recent two are outstanding. First off is his BMW colab with the surfboard shaper Mason Dyer for this past week's Wheels Waves Festival in Biarritz, France. It's called BMW Concept Path 22 and the bike was inspired by the BMW R nineT. According to BMW,…
  • The Realities of Riding

    Jen Tekawitha
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    How many times have you heard the statements below? There are two kinds of riders: Those who have crashed, and those who will crash. Motorcycles are dangerous. All the gear all the time. I have lived by those statements since I started riding. I've had a few minor falls, which were glaring reminders that this is a dangerous hobby and I should never stop having immense respect for what these machines are capable of. But recently, despite the odds, I was reminded of this again. This isn't a happy story, but hopefully it can remind some people of the risks we take. In May, I accomplished a major…
  • The All New GoPro Hero4 Session

    William Connor
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    If you have ever thought the normal GoPro was too big, too bulky, too hard to mount, or prefer a square to a rectangle, then you will welcome the Hero4 Session. The world leader in action cameras, GoPro, released the new camera and shipments begin on the 12th of this month. What is it? The Hero4 Session is everything GoPro does well in a smaller form: "50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras. The HERO4 Session is the most wearable and mountable GoPro ever. With a sleek, versatile design, it is at home anywhere—from the surf to the snow, to hanging with friends." They designed…
  • Buckeye Current – The Ohio State University Electric Motorcycle Team

    Ray Roske
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I first learned of the Ohio State Buckeye electric motorcycle team when reviewing the the 2014 Isle of Man SES TT Zero results. MUST READ:  How Victory is Becoming America's Most Awesome Motorcycle Manufacturer | RideApart SES TT Zero Results 2014 1. John McGuinness (Shinden San) 117.366 mph 2. Bruce Anstey (Shinden San) 115.048 mph 3. Robert Barber (Buckeye Current RW-2.x) 93.531 mph 4. Robert Wilson (Sarolea) 93.507 mph 5. Mark Miller (VercarMoto) 85.828 mph Yep, McGuinness first. Anstey second. Barber / Buckeye..third. Wait. What?  Buckeye third? A group of geeky engineering college…
  • "Flying Doctor" John Hinds Killed in Irish Road Race Accident

    Bryan Wood
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Doctor John Hinds was a very fast rider, and also a skilled trauma doctor. He combined those two skills by working support for the road races in Ireland and the British Isles. Tragically, he was killed in an accident when his bike hit a wall while working the practice session Friday at one of the races, the Skerries 100. He will be greatly missed by the entire racing community in Ireland and the UK. They do things differently there than in the USA. For one thing, road races in Ireland take place on public streets that have been shut down for the occasion, much like the more famous Isle of Man…
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  • Nothin' to see here; move along please!

    12 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    It's difficult to get photos of oneself in motion on a motorcycle.  Below are some from the last few years, mostly shot by event or roadside photogs. You don't really need to see them; I just... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Pro Hill Climb This Weekend!

    4 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    This Sunday, June 7th AMA professional hill climb returns to the 300-foot hill at White Rose Motorcycle Club's facility near Jefferson, PA. I've attended this event a few times previously and I hope... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Motel, Motor-Tel, wait...what?

    27 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    This seems so wrong on so many levels, not the least of which are physics and common sense, but hey, may great ideas were spurned in their day.  I wouldn't sleep in it, but perhaps it would come... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Dealer Enthusiasm

    26 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    About 150 miles into yesterday's ride, I was looking for a suitable rest and hydration stop when I passed a large Harley dealer with a lot full of motorcycles and people, and a BBQ vendor going full... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Scottish Games tomorrow!

    15 May 2015 | 2:19 pm
    While not a motorcycle event per se, the 55th annual Scottish Games and Gathering of the Clans being held at the Fair Hill, Maryland Natural Resources Management Area tomorrow. It's a... (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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  • 2016 Isle of Man TT Schedule Revised

    Jensen Beeler
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    It’s been 2015 Isle of Man TT since the Isle of Man TT, but preparations are already underway for the 2016 event. Announcing a new timetable of events for the 2016 Isle of Man TT, the Manx organizers have made it so the solo class and sidecar class champions crowned on the same day. Accordingly, this means that the Senior TT will remain on the final Friday (June 10th) of racing, capping the fantastic road racing event, […] ...
  • The Importance of Suzuki’s Rider/Crew Chief Relationship

    David Emmett
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    It is hard to overstate just how important the relationship between a motorcycle racer and his crew chief is. A rider must have complete confidence that his crew chief both understands what he needs from a motorcycle to go fast, and is capable of giving it to him. A crew chief must be able to interpret the sometimes confusing and mixed signals from his rider, filter out the non-essential information, identify priorities from that which […] ...
  • GoPro Hero4 Session – A Smaller GoPro Video Camera

    Jensen Beeler
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    GoPro continues to find ways to take our hard-earned money, and today the action-sport video camera company has a new model for us: the GoPro Hero4 Session. The concept here is simple, take GoPro’s Hero4 video camera, and make it smaller in a form-factor. This sort of progress should surprise no one with a basic understanding of Moore’s law, as we can expect company’s like GoPro to continue to make strives in making their products smaller […] ...
  • MotoGP: Injury Updates for Bradl & Abraham

    David Emmett
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    As the MotoGP season reaches its mid-point, injuries are starting to take their toll. Riders are being forced to miss races, and replacements have to be found. The latest victim is Stefan Bradl. The German fell heavily during the race at Assen, fracturing the scaphoid in his right hand. Though he immediately drove home to Augsburg for surgery on the broken bone, the time between Assen and the Sachsenring has proven too short for Bradl […] ...
  • Kenny Noyes in Medically Induced Coma after Crash

    Jensen Beeler
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Unfortunate news today, as we get word that Kenny Noyes has been airlifted from the Motorland Aragon circuit, after sustaining a serious accident during the warm-up session for the CEV Superbike round at the Spanish circuit. The Spanish-born American racer was taken to a hospital in Zaragoza, and currently is being kept in a medically induced coma. According to initial reports, Noyes appears to have collided with another rider on the track at Turn 8, and then hit the […] ...
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  • Freddie Spencer: The Secrets of Speed

    Sameer Kumar
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Freddie Spencer, who won both the 250cc and the 500cc motorcycle grand prix roadracing world championships in 1985, definitely knows a thing or two about going very, very fast on a motorcycle. Here's his 3-part masterclass for youRead more »
  • 2016 BMW S1000RR and other BMW motorcycles get minor updates

    Sameer Kumar
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    New paintjobs, ABS Pro and dynamic brake lights for 2016 BMW motorcycles. Yaayyy!!!The 2016-spec BMW S1000RR gets a major update this year - it will be available with a new black storm metallic / racing red non-metallic paintjob. Which actually looks terrible, quite frankly. Whatever happened to this fabulous paintjob that BMW were offering on the HP4?! Moving on, the 2016 BMW F800GT also gets new colours - monolith metallic matt / sapphire black metallic, and we're told that dark graphite metallic will no longer be available, so if you were holding out for that, hard luck mate. Also, if…
  • Valentino Rossi attends the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Sameer Kumar
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    The Doctor attends the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the very first time...Valentino 'The Doctor' Rossi was a special guest at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (the 23rd edition of this event), where Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. celebrated its 60th anniversary. Rossi, who won the Dutch TT at Assen yesterday - his third win this season and the 111th race win in his career - made his first ever appearance at the Goodwood FoS, alongside other motorcycle GP racing legends including Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts, Phil Read, John Surtees, and Freddie Spencer. Specially invited by Lord…
  • Vespa 946 Emporio Armani unveiled, is the most beautiful scooter in the world

    Sameer Kumar
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:26 pm
    With its subtle, elegant and understated colour palette, the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani looks gorgeous! The brown leather seat and matching luggage adds to the effect...Piaggio have collaborated with fashion icon Giorgio Armani and the two have jointly developed the new Vespa 946 Emporio Armani, which marks the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Giorgio Armani as well as the 130th birthday of the Piaggio Group. In keeping with Armani’s signature subtle colour palette, the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani features a beautiful combination of grays with subtle hints of dark olive green that's…
  • Honda unveil the US$184,000 RC213V-S, a MotoGP bike that you can ride on the street

    Sameer Kumar
    12 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    We're sure 210+ bhp is nice to have in a streetbike, but US$184,000 for the Honda RC213V-S?!?!? Really?? We'd much rather have a Kawasaki H2R, Yamaha R1M, BMW S1000RR, Aprilia RSV4 RF and Ducati Panigale RBack in the 1980s and 1990s, there were the Honda RC30 and RC45, full-on race-bred exotica, street-legal versions of Honda's World Superbikes racebikes of that time. But, of course, even that wasn't enough for some people, who wanted Honda to do a street version of their MotoGP bike. Now, while there's never really been an NSR500 that you could ride down to the local…
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  • Erik Buell Racing Assets To Be Auctioned July 21, 2015

    Cyril Huze
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Following Erik Buell Racing (EBR) bankruptcy, all assets will be auctioned starting July 21st with results announced July 23rd. People will be able to bid on all tangible assets – equipment, machines, tools, parts, assembled or partially assembled motorcycles –... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • The Cubo. Revolutionary?

    Cyril Huze
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    It is a 2-wheel vehicle. So, it can be classified as a motorcycle… The Cubo is an electric vehicle with argo space from startup Lit Motors designed to give drivers a smarter alternative on the road. Ideal for short commutes, the company is convinced that the younger... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Don’t Burn The Sturgis Rally

    Cyril Huze
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Are open campfires allowed in the Black Hills? That is a question many visitors to the area ask. It is unlawful to build an open fire anywhere within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District and surrounding grasslands areas. Exceptions are propane grills and spark... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • A Harley Street Wants To Race

    Cyril Huze
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    You know that most motorcycle manufacturers face the hurdle of attracting the young generation, the budget focused riders, the lesser sized riders and women. Pulling today’s young generation away from from their electronic gadgets and video games, creating a 70’s type... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • New Harley-Davidson Roadworn Leather Jacket For Warm Weather Riding

    Cyril Huze
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Look and feel cool all summer in the new Men’s Triple Vent Roadworn Leather Jacket (P/N 97057-15VM, $525.00). Engineered for warm-weather riding, the innovative Triple Vent System™ features three strategically placed vents on each side of the body that create an... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
 
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  • The European Trip, Day 30 - To Tarvisio via Slovenia

    Charlie6
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Another hot day of riding, though it was cool enough in the morning hours as I left Cortina d'Ampezzo and headed mostly eastward towards my destination of Tarvisio, Italy.Morning view from my hotel balcony, not too shabby.Heading north out of Cortina on SS51, I soon reached the lakeside town of Misura which provided some nice picture opportunities:Misurina, ItaliaAfter Misurina, I continued on SS51 till it junctioned with SS48 back towards Cortina.  I couldn't resist backtracking a bit to capture a pass that I'd seen mentioned on the Cortina map the hotel issued me last night: Tre Croci…
  • The European Trip, Day 29 - Uraling to Cortina d'Ampezzo

    Charlie6
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I left Bolzano after breakfast at around 8:20AM soon after checking out from the hotel.  The rig and I took SS12 or Strada Statale 12 (state road) and headed north towards Colma.  Most of the traffic was inbound into Bolzano so no traffic issues for us.Just before reaching Colma and it's junction with SS242, I saw a small castle on a hillside:Just south of Colma or Kollman depending onwhether you lean Italian or Austrian.Historically, this area between Austria and Italy has been fought over many times.  The names of the towns changing depending on which army was victorious at…
  • The European Trip, Day 28 - Traveling Day and Some Notes

    Charlie6
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Due to the oppressive heat wave that is hitting the region of Europe that I am riding in, I am changing my riding schedule a bit.Now, most of the riding will be done in the morning, with the objective of being at the next hotel by 2-3PM at the latest, earlier is better.  It was 95°F (35°C) this afternoon according to weatherunderground website.  It has felt like an oven the last few days, in the afternoons.Some travel notes before I forget them and then, on to the pictures today.The following are my observations, based on my experiences, if I am in error, please let me know.1.
  • The European Trip, Day 27 - Fourth of July Riding on Four Passes

    Charlie6
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    Happy Birthday to my adoptive country!  Today I spent it showing the flag (little one on the left shoulder of my riding jacket) around four very nice mountain passes in Switzerland.Today I woke early and was on the road by 5:35AM heading towards Furka Pass to get the mountain peaks visible from there with the early morning sunlight if possible.No cow stau this early in the morning so no problem getting up there in time to see the sun begin to paint the top portion of the mountain peaks with light.The town of Realp, SwitzerlandOn the way up to Furka Pass Summit from RealpSame spot, as…
  • The European Trip, Day 26 - St. Gotthard and Furka Passes

    Charlie6
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    I left Bormio after breakfast this morning, at 8AM and would arrive at Goeschenen, Switzerland shortly before 4PM.  Long day of riding.  Didn't take any pictures till I got close to Saint Gotthard Pass north of Airolo.Climbing on State Road 2 north of AiroloA view of Airolo as one climbs towards the passOld St. Gotthard Pass Road from New St. Gotthard Pass RoadFirst though, after failing to find an inexpensive room in the town of Andermatt, I found one online at the nearby town of Goeschenen, even though it was more expensive than the last two hotels I'd stayed at in Italy.  Oh…
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  • WHEELS + WAVES 2015: 'MAYBE BIG IS NOT BAD?' - Pt.1

    The Vintagent
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    The ArtRide exhibitionOlivier Prat, son of Southsiders founder Vincent Prat, walks the Garage Foch gallery during setupOur title quote popped from the mouth of El Solitario's David Borras in the wee hours of Saturday night, just after a Motorcycle Film Festival screening, and before the start of the last band.  It had been raining all day in Biarritz and the Pyrenees, at times biblically hard, but 10,000 people still showed up at the Cité de l'Océan to check out the scene, chance a ride in the mountains, and hang out for something of a party at night, as the gods finished their liquid…
  • BMW 'PATH22' IN CYCLE WORLD

    The Vintagent
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    BMW's concept homage to Wheels&Waves - the Path22While in the south of France for the Wheels&Waves festival last week, BMW revealed its concept surf-moto, the 'Path22' - a reference to the forest service road Vincent Prat takes to his favorite surf spot north of Biarritz.  With paint by Ornamental Conifer and a custom surfboard by Mason Dyer, Path22 is a lovely homage to an event which has become the premier alt.moto festival in the world in just 4 years.  There's more on WheelsandWaves coming shortly in TheVintegent.com, but here's a teaser I wrote for CycleWorld.com.
  • A MATCHLESS MILITARY OUTFIT

    The Vintagent
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:31 pm
    The 1916/17 Motor Machine Gun Corps Matchless sidecar platformBonhams is offering a remarkable motorcycle at the upcoming Banbury Run sale on June 20th. Matchless v-twins of the 'Teens are rare and coveted, given their tremendous racing history with the Collier brothers; finding one which survives intact from a consignment meant for pre-revolutionary Russia must be unique.   The catalog copy is well done, so I'll post it verbatim from the Bonhams page: "Following the outbreak of The Great War in August 1914, the British Army's demand for motorcycles for despatch and other purposes…
  • BILL PHELPS: CATCHING HEROES

    The Vintagent
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    Everyone with a phone is a photographer, and today, updating Warhol's old saw, everyone is famous for 15pixels. Between filters and apps, we can fool ourselves that we're good, but confronted with an artist evidencing rare gifts in the medium, the chasm between our humble snaps and his staggeringly beautiful work is clear.  If I could keep Bill Phelps in my pocket, I'd throw away my cameras.  There will never be a Phelps app, because there's no algorithm for the emotional connection between the man and his subject matter; Bill captures some mysterious quality in people, machines,…
  • CONCORSO DI MOTO, 2015

    The Vintagent
    1 Jun 2015 | 9:48 pm
    For your consideration; the 1964 Honda 2RC164, Jim Redman's TT winner for that yearWhile the Concorso di Villa d'Este traces its roots back to 1929, the sporadic history of the car show at the historic Renaissance villa didn't include motorcycles until 2011.  I was privileged to witness the birth of the Concorso di Moto that year, and 5 years on, motorcycles have a secure footing in the at Villa Erba.  This may be due to the separate venue afforded the bikes, which prevents them being overshadowed by the megabucks glamour of the car show at neighboring Villa d'Este, and in…
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  • Honda Livo (CB Twister replacement) to launch on July 10

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Honda has announced launch of its new motorcycle on July 10 and the teaser points towards the new premium commuter that's been in the news of late. Honda Livo motorcycle which is touted to replace CB Twister at the higher end of the brand's comprehensive range of 110 cc commuters is all set to be launched later this week.
  • Bates Footwear Partners with Acorn Woods C...

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Bates Footwear, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, has selected Acorn Woods Communications as its agency of record to provide strategic and creative marketing consultation as the brand launches a new line of motorcycle footwear in 2015. "This is an exciting time for all of us at Bates," said Onder Ors, President of Bates Footwear.
  • New Play About the Tuskeegee Airmen Zooms in New Victory's...

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    The New Victory Theatre's 2015-16 season of family programming in New York will include the Off-Broadway premiere of Fly , about the Tuskeegee Airmen, and Caps for Sale The Musical , based on the children's book by Esphyr Slobodkina. The season runs Oct. 2, 2015-May 22, 2016, and includes six New York premieres and 11 U.S. premieres from six different countries around the world.
  • KTM inaugurates new outlet in Mumbai: Offers 'Free Orange Assist' as introductory scheme

    7 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Austrian motorcycle marque, KTM recently inaugurated its newest showroom in Mumbai at Andheri, East. As an introductory scheme KTM will also be offering special 'Free Orange Assist' to all the customers who buy a Duke 200 or 390.
  • Honda CBR650F specs leaked: Rivals Ninja 650, Street Triple and Monster 795

    7 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Honda CBR650F launch in India is scheduled for sometime in August. Now, a leaked spec sheet from a recent dealer meet not only confirms tech specs, weight, power, torque, and other details, but also tells us which motorbikes in the segment are considered as rivals by HMSI.
 
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  • Father of 2 hit, killed on motorcycle - Gaston Gazette

    Google Inc.
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Gaston GazetteFather of 2 hit, killed on motorcycleGaston GazetteShe struck a guardrail and then hit Maddox while he was sitting on his motorcycle. Maddox was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center and later died while being airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Michael. “There was no alcohol.and more »
  • Yamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphere - Engadget

    Google Inc.
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    EngadgetYamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphereEngadgetLike some kind of corporate Freaky Friday, Yahama tasked its motorcycle design team with making some instrument concepts -- and asked the opposite of its instrument design team. With no constraints like commercial viability, designers were able to (and ...
  • NI motorcycle doctor John Hinds dies in Dublin accident - BBC News

    Google Inc.
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    BBC NewsNI motorcycle doctor John Hinds dies in Dublin accidentBBC NewsDr John Hinds, one of the so-called "flying doctors" of Irish road racing, has been killed at a motorcycle event in the Republic of Ireland. He was involved in an accident while providing medical cover at a Skerries 100 practice session, the Motorcycle Tributes for Armagh doctor who died at Skerries motorcycle raceIrish ExaminerTributes flow in for motorcycle doctor John HindsBelfast NewsletterFamily of motorcycle doctor gain strength from tributesthe Irish NewsYahoo News UKall 83 news articles »
  • 2 killed in Auglaize County motorcycle crash - WHIO

    Google Inc.
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    2 killed in Auglaize County motorcycle crashWHIOExcessive speed is believed to have been a factor in a motorcycle accident Sunday night on state Route 364 in Auglaize County that left the driver and passenger dead. Andrew Makley, 21, of New Bremen, and Jessica Ginter, 15, of St. Marys, died at the ...New Bremen man, St. Marys teen die in motorcycle crashLima Ohioall 4 news articles »
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt after motorcycle hits curb - WJXT Jacksonville

    Google Inc.
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    1 dead, 1 hurt after motorcycle hits curbWJXT JacksonvilleThe accident happened just after 8 p.m. Saturday as 40-year-old Gregory Fagas lost control of the motorcycle while riding north on Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast. After hitting the curb, Fagas and his passenger, 27-year-old Nacomi Campbell, were and more »
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  • Anstey out to extend fine form and ‘smash’ lap record at Dundrod

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Anstey out to extend fine form and ‘smash’ lap record at DundrodBruce Anstey is confident he will once again be in contention at the 2015 Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix, as the Kiwi looks to continue his stellar season at the final international meeting of the year this August.The 45 year-old, who the reigning man of the meeting and lap record holder at Dundrod, believes he will be in a great position “smash” the lap record and add to his tally of wins.Anstey was speaking as Lidl celebrate the fourth year of their partnership with the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix.Pictured is (l-r):…
  • Sachsenring ready for fireworks in MotoGP™ title battle

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    Valentino Rossi heads to the Sachsenring for the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland with a 10-point advantage in the standings. The 2015 German Grand Prix will be the 77th time that a GP has been held on German soil, with the legendary Sachsenring having been the venue since 1998. The 3.6km Saxony course first hosted the East German GP in 1961, but now it is due to play host to the latest chapter of the enthralling saga that is the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship season. The touch paper was well and truly lit at the Dutch GP, as Rossi and Marc Marquez made headlines all around the world…
  • Zarco out to break more records at the GermanGP

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    The incredible season of Johann Zarco continued at Assen with another win, can he make it three in a row? Assen saw Ajo Motorsport’s Johann Zarco claim his third win of the season, and his second in a row. Zarco is just the fourth French rider to win three intermediate-class GP races in a single season along with Christian Sarron (1984), Olivier Jacque (2000) and Randy de Puniet (2003). No French rider has ever won four intermediate-class races in a season, but Sachsenring is a track with mixed memories for Zarco. In 2014 Zarco fell from the race at Turn 12 and saw his bike burst into…
  • Moto3™ title race gathers momentum in Germany

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Assen produced yet another thrilling Moto3™ race with the top seven riders all within half a second, they now look to Germany. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) rode a masterful race to secure his second Moto3™ victory of the season, expertly defending his line in the closing stages of the Dutch GP. The Portuguese rider’s season got off to a troublesome start, failing to score points in the first two rounds, but he has since finished in the top five at five of the last six races. KTM have classically gone well at the Sachsenring, claiming victories in all three of the Moto3™ races…
  • Rookies stirring a potent potion at the Sachsenring

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    ‘The Cauldron’, such a good name for the Sachsenring, the bowl where the action so often boils over. And this year throw into it the bomb that is Bad Boy Bo Bendsneyder, the first rider ever to score four Red Bull MotoGP Cup wins in a row. He is certainly the man on form but the rises and falls of the Sachsenring, the tight twists of the stadium section and awesome drop off the hill down to the last two left handers might put a dent in the flying Dutchman’s domination for races 5 and 6. For the 16-year-old missed last year’s German Grand Prix after being injured at a…
 
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  • 2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo

    ChicagoMille
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Up for sale is my rare 2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo with only 3800 miles in excellent shape! They only made the Cromo in 2013. The tires are worn and should be replaced. I was going to do it but then I’d have to charge more for the bike. Now you can buy the tires YOU want. Asking $16,200.00 for everything. Extra's include: - Full Termi Exhaust System w/ECU - Limited Edition and very rare OEM Ducati Mercedes style AMG Forged Aluminum Wheels. If you could even find them they will run you $4000 for the set! - Rizoma Grips - Tune Boy Electronic Cruise Control (Includes hardware to flash ECU) - Home…
  • CORSE DYNAMICS Captive Rear Axle Housing: Ducati Sport1000, GT1000, Paul Smart

    motowheels
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Now available in black! CORSE DYNAMICS Captive Rear Axle Housing: Ducati Sport Classic Pricing: $239.95 FREE Shipping This unique design offers many advantages over stock • All of the swingarm spacers are retained and stay on the swingarm for easy wheel removal and re-installation. If you have ever removed the wheel on a sport classic you know that lining up all 9 spacers can become complicated and tricky, this kit will eliminate that headache completely. • The outer housing includes an 8mm spool for secure lifting. This allows the use of a standard rear stand to lift up the bike and…
  • Nelson-Rigg Sport Tail Bag

    RidersDiscount
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Nelson-Rigg has taken one of the best-selling tail bags in the industry and made it even better! The Nelson-Rigg Sport Tail pack is lighter and with an all new mounting system that is easier than ever. The Nelson-Rigg Sport Tail pack is available to purchase through our website. If you need help placing your order, or have any questions about the product, feel free to give MIKE a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 804. Is email more convenient? Send us a private message through this forum or write to us at FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM, and we'll get back to you right away! Constructed from…
  • K&N Oil Filter: 1299 /1199 / 899 Panigale

    motowheels
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    K&N Oil Filter: 1299 /1199 / 899 Panigale Pricing: $13.95 A high quality filter for the fraction of the cost of the OEM Panigale filter. K&N Powersports Cartridge Oil Filters are designed to satisfy the needs of racers and engine builders as well as the average motorcycle or ATV owner who wants the best oil filter available. K&N Powersports Oil Filters trap harmful contaminants while the filter's construction allows for high oil flow rates. K&N Oil Filters are covered by a limited warranty to be free from defects in materials and workmanship when installed and replaced using…
  • Best Deal on Tires

    zukboy789
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Hey all, I have not posted here on much, but that should change in the future. I wanted to see if anyone knows where to find great deals on tires. I have been looking at the Michelin pilot road series, for a CBR250r. 4500 miles on the stock rear and I am at the wear bars. Looking to replace in the next month. Please advise on where you all are getting tires, and which ones would be the best deal. (I commute 30 miles round trip on interstate a day, sometimes rain, some weekends spent carving corners. Need a good all around tire) Thanks.
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    Harley Davidson News

  • Global Motorcycle Market - Size, Share, Industry Segments Analysis and Forecast to 2020

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Motorcycle is a kind of motor vehicle having two or three wheels. There are various types of motorcycle designed for different purposes such as long distance travel, sports including racing, commuting cruising and off road riding.
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) Due For A Rally Says Barron's, But Do Hedge Funds Agree?

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    You'll be living high on the hog shortly if you invest in Harley-Davidson, Inc. , Barron's suggests in its July 6 issue, predicting a rally for the stock of as much as 30%. However, is this optimism echoed by the world's foremost money managers? According to Barron's, two things are in the iconic motorcycle maker's favor: its massive stock buyback program and its efforts to slash costs.
  • Memorial service for motorbike victim

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    While family and friends remembered a man with an infectious smile, Dylan McMahon farewelled not only his father, but his best friend. Hundreds of people gathered in the Johnsonville Rugby Club on Monday to pay tribute to Wellington photographer Dee McMahon, who was killed in a motorcycle crash last Sunday, June 28. McMahon was riding his Harley-Davidson along State Highway 1, north of the Terrace Tunnel, when it hit a concrete barrier in the middle of the motorway.
  • Re: Harley Street 750: Battle Of The Kings

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Harley-Davidson took a punt when it launched its Street models last year-and it's paid off. The Street 750 and 500 are doing especially well in international markets, where there's less emphasis on cubic inches.
  • Church Of MO 2003 Moto Guzzi Titanium

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    Remember the previous generation Moto Guzzi California? The Italian take on an all-American genre of motorcycling didn't quite lure the typical cruiser set away from Harley-Davidson, Victory or even Japanese cruisers in the way the company had hoped. But that didn't stop Guzzi from trying .
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  • The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Opens a New Tavern with Cityscape Views

    Rebekah Bell
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Diners searching for authentic Pacific Northwestern cuisine need look no further than Goldfinch Tavern—a recent collaboration between Chef Ethan Stowell and the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Named for Washington’s state bird, the restaurant—which opened on June 15—features maritime-themed decor and regional fare. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to take in views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle Great Wheel, as they dine on world-class dishes. Inspired by the hotel’s prime waterfront lo...
  • Sneak Peek: The Ivy Hotel, Baltimore

    Jennifer Ashton Ryan
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Baltimore’s most expensive hotel rooms are now open. Why Go: The concept is not new: A very small hotel offering jewel-box rooms—each one unique—along with attentive service and generous amenities. Guests dress for dinner in the fine-dining restaurant and schedule spa treatments during downtime. Rates topping $500 per night at such establishments are not headlines. However, in Baltimore, this concept is unheard of. The city welcomed a grand Four Seasons to its waterfront in 2011, but the luxury-hotel market...
  • Up in the Air: Tecnam’s Small-Jet Concept

    Mary Grady
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam recently announced it is considering developing a two-seat, single-engine jet for both private and military flying. The Tecnam P Jet would have a twin-tail vertical stabilizer and would be available with a pressurized cabin. The initial design also shows the engine in a pod above and behind the cabin, and tip tanks on the wings. Tecnam said it has completed its first phase of research, which showed that manufacturing the aircraft is both technically and economically fea...
  • Paradise Regained: Six Senses Samui Completes Its Renovation

    Rebekah Bell
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Travelers who visit the island of Samui, Thailand, may feel like they have stepped into a tropical postcard. The powdery white beaches, emerald forests, and secluded vistas present a picture-perfect paradise for romantic excursions, family vacations, or laid-back getaways. Six Senses Samui, a 66-villa resort located on the northern tip of the island, reopened last week after an extensive renovation. The suites feature updated furnishings, and the bathrooms—which are air-conditioned and fully enclosed—have b...
  • This 145-Foot Feadship Superyacht Features a Lifting Pool

    Michael Verdon
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The classic yet modern exterior of Feadship’s Moon Sand—the Dutch shipyard’s recently launched 145-foot motor yacht—incorporates bespoke features like curved deck-wing stations and a “lifting pool.” The owners worked closely with the yard’s team—employing De Voogt Design for the exterior and Bannenberg & Rowell for the interior—to create a custom yacht that is anything but ostentatious. But several unusual features make the yacht stand out for its flexibility. The lifting pool, for instance, allows for ...
 
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  • SPOT Tracker Reporting Gaps

    Fuzzygalore
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    After picking up a few postcards and finishing up breakfast in Wellsboro, I set off west on 362 and 6 to pick up route 144 south in Galeton. I followed that all the way to down towards Moshannon where I picked up 879 to Karthaus. But for someone like Kenny who was following my SPOT tracker, you wouldn’t have known that even though I have the tracker set to ping every 10 minutes. I’m not sure why my SPOT started smoking crack in this particular area. If heaven forbid I really needed it during this leg, no one would’ve know where I actually was. That kind of defeats the…
  • Road Tripping in Pennsylvania – Wandering to Breakfast in Wellsboro

    Fuzzygalore
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:54 am
    After my thwarted attempt at visiting with the Williamsport Whispering Giant, I didn’t have much else on my radar for the day other than riding. No planned stopped, no interesting barns, scenic overlooks – just riding and whatever popped up along the way. On my way out of town, I couldn’t resist stopping for this great mural: From Williamsport I set off towards Lock Haven to pick up the bottom of the northeastern leaf of the Roadrunner State College Shamrock Tour. Having been on several of the routes for this tour leaf, I knew what to expect and I was looking forward to the…
  • Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Williamsport, Pa. Giant is Missing

    Fuzzygalore
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    The Williamsport, Pa. Whispering Giant was right up the block from the hotel I stayed at in town. My plan for the day was to swing by, take a picture of it and then head off towards Lock Haven to start a ride loop. When I pulled up the spot where I’d seen it on Google Streetview there was… nothing. I parked and walked up to find only the pedestal and plaque remaining. My heart broke a little. One of my friends who is also doing the Whispering Giant Grand Tour posted a photo of it on Facebook in April, so I knew it couldn’t have been missing for long. To say I was bummed…
  • Sometimes Being In A Hurry Actually Slows You Down

    Fuzzygalore
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    When I woke up on Wednesday morning the ferocious rain from the night before was little more than a memory. The deluge ran its course and left a gray mist in its wake. After re-packing my bag, gearing up and preparing to leave my hotel room I looked in the usual spot for my keys only to find that they weren’t there. Hmm. Strange. Maybe I put them in my totebag last night when I emptied my sidebag? With that I began to tear everything apart looking for my keys. And still, they were nowhere to be found. Could I have left them in the lock of my topbox? (Again.) With that thought I took my…
  • Thoughts from the Saddle – Digital Speed Signs

    Fuzzy Galore
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    I can’t possibly be the only person who has ridden past one of those digital “Your Speed” radar signs and thought… that’s it?!  
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  • Craig’s ’79 and ’81

    Ted
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:04 pm
    ’79 xs basket case Craig – Started as a ’79 basket case, motor was painted black by previous owner. I tore the motor apart, stripped all the paint and polished Continue Reading →
  • Cheap Trick

    Ted
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Mike Black – I picked up a basketcase in August of 2014. I spent the Oregon winter in my unheated garage and built what you see here. Engine had a Continue Reading →
  • My First Hard Tail

    Ted
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Tracey – This is my third XS650, but my first hard tail. Bought it mostly complete, but it still needs a few finishing touches to be on the road.
  • Dave’s first xs650 project

    Ted
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    John david scott – I found this bike from a friend who didn’t even know what kind of bike it was. it had been buried in the shed for 32 Continue Reading →
  • Spuds 81 Bratstyle Build

    Ted
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Ryan – Hey all, This is my first xs650 build.  I love the bratsyle builds, but I also love Frisco style choppers. So, I thought i’d combine the two, and Continue Reading →
 
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  • Save Your Paint With The Koda Key

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    The KodaKey is a new product that was inspired by key scratches around the ignition and tank. Why not wrap your motorcycle keys in leather to prevent them from scratching? That is exactly what the makers of the KodaKey have done and based on the following review, the results are amazing. Visit www.KodaKey.com to buy yours today."I had a big problem, but after a friend recommended the KodaKey, my motorcycle life has been so much better.The solution to the problem caused adverse effects as sometimes I would get locked out of my house, or even lose my motorcycle key from time to…
  • CycleTrader.com Launches Innovative Website Design

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:22 am
    Motorcycle and power sports dealers can rev up their business following today's launch of the newly redesigned CycleTrader.com website. The new design focuses on a simplified user interface and aims to increase leads for power sports dealers. CycleTrader is a division of Dominion Enterprises.Consumer buying habits and expectations have changed, and CycleTrader has taken a proactive approach to meet and exceed these expectations. In today's digital world, mobile and tablet ads have become a critical success factor for motorcycle dealerships. Research shows that buyers utilize their…
  • KTM Collaborates With Industry Leader on Limited Edition PowerWear

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    KTM North America, Inc. has announced its latest collaboration with Troy Lee Designs, Inc. an industry leader in design, gear and accessories, to launch the limited edition KTM/TLD Cosmic Camo MX Gear in the PowerWear line-up starting June 2015.“Aligning our race team with KTM has been a dream come true,” said TLD founder, Troy Lee. “To partner up with KTM in producing these great new PowerWear pieces is the perfect storm. KTM has given us amazing tools to be a winning moto team, so it’s nice to return the favor to our friends by designing some of the coolest TLD/KTM products.”The…
  • Top 5 Tips When Transporting Your Bike

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shipping off to a new destination or transporting your bike for your next road trip? Here are a couple things you won’t want to forget to do before transporting your motorcycle.Clean itHappy shipping!Make sure to thoroughly clean your motorcycle before shipping to reveal any chips, dings, scratches or other cosmetic damages. Check for pre-existing damageAfter cleaning your bike, check for any damage that’s already occurred in case you have to file an insurance claim at a later time. This will help avoid any disputes with your service provider. Remove all loose items Your service provider…
  • Discover the 10 Most Exciting Motorcycle Touring Destinations

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazineis highlighting 10 of the best touring destinations around the world. The editors of North America’s premier touring resource have discovered some hidden gems after many years on the road and countless miles ridden. Once you’re ready to ride, search for tankbag maps and GPS files from any of RoadRUNNER’s 380 plus U.S. and international toursarchived online.1. Nevada SR 167 and the Valley of Fire A string of Harley-Davidsons carve across pristine asphalt in the Valley of Fire.Just a stone’s throw from Las Vegas, Nevada’s Valley…
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  • RPMX Results 6/28/15

    Scott Lukaitis
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Raceway Park Motocross Results 6/28/15 65cc 7-9: 1. Roman White, 2. James Pfleghaar, 3. Gavin Mamola, 4. Tyrone Peiser, 5. Jonathan Kirat 65cc 10-11: 1. Alex O’Rourke, 2. Kashon Cross, 3. Tyler Steinberg, 4. Mason Mamola Junior Mini: 1. Thomas Barry, 2. Alex O’Rourke, 3. Roman White, 4. Mason Mamola, 5. James Pfleghaar 85cc 9-13: 1. Evan Knoll, 2. John Skrypek, 3. Robert Kuhn, 4. Grant Desiderio, 5. Sam Northrop 85cc 12-15: 1. Grant Desiderio, 2. Connor Small, 3. Jason Johnson, 4. Robert Kuhn, 5. Sam Northrop Supermini 12-16: 1. Austin Racine, 2. Kenny Hutt, 3. Kyle Aanonsen, 4.
  • Throwback Thursday

    Scott Lukaitis
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Throwback Thursday Barry Carsten 2010 Photo by Scott Lukaitis
  • NJ at the Nationals

    Scott Lukaitis
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Several NJ racers took the trip south to Maryland for the Budd’s Creek National last weekend. Here’s how they finished. 450 MX class- Ronnie Stewart (36-16) 21st overall Photo by Scott Lukaitis             Jeremy Smith (19-38) 25th overall Photo by Scott Lukaitis             Larry McVay (29-27) 31st overall Photo by Scott Lukaitis             Anthony Roth 55th in qualifying Photo by Scott Lukaitis             250 MX class- Luke Renzland (23-15) 21st overall Photo…
  • Raceway Park Photos 6/28/15

    Scott Lukaitis
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Photos from Raceway Park’s Motocross event from 6/28/15 by Scott Lukaitis @Lukaitis Photo are posted and available to view and purchase at the following link. RPMX 6/28/15
  • NJ at the Nationals

    Scott Lukaitis
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Muddy Creek Results- Jeremy Smith – Marmora NJ-34th overall 450mx class Larry McVay -Flemington NJ-37th overall 450mx class Luke Renzland – Hewitt NJ- 16th overall 250mx class   Mt Morris Results- Ronnie Stewart 26th overall 450mx class Jeremy Smith 31st overall 450mx class Luke Renzland- 17th overall 250mx class Dakota Kessler- Wall NJ – 38th overall 250mx class
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    A Time To Ride

  • The ZMR Wanderers 7th Ride

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    For the Wanderers 7th ride we headed out of Siliguri to Sikkim to explore, eat and ride whatever we could in the three days we had. Read about it in the next issue of Autocar India. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Not so Easy - A Motorcycle Safety Film

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Its easy today to go and pick up a powerful motorcycle and head out and start riding these days but one thing that we noticed is that most of you don't give a rats ass about safety. The funny part is... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Exactly one year ago we rode with the 11th Himalayan Odessey

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Exactly a year ago I was on assignment on Royal Enfield's 11th Himalayan Odyssey. A 15 day ride that starts in New Delhi making its way up to Leh and surrounding areas before circling back down to... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The ZMR Wanderers 6th Ride

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:11 pm
    The rains seem to follow the Wanderers wherever we go. For the 6th ride, we decided to head into West Bengal. Up through the tea estates around Darjeeling and low flying clouds all... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • A Thunderbird LT through the pouring rain.

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:12 pm
    When I left home in the morning yesterday the rain had kinda ebbd down but little did I know, I hit the highway and the trees started to sway and the wind became a gale force and the rain started... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
 
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    Motocross Press

  • GoPro Launches HERO4 Session

    7 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Courtesy of GoProSAN MATEO, CALIF. - GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today's most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. Fifty percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than GoPro's best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro's Emmy Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive…
  • Bell Helmets and Carey Hart Announce Multi-Year Partnership

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Courtesy of Bell HelmetsBELL HELMETS AND FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS LEGEND CAREY HART ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIPLimited Edition Hart Luck Bell Custom 500 Commemorating 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Now Available Exclusively From J&P CyclesSCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (JULY 2, 2015) – Bell Helmets, an industry leader in innovative head protection, today announced a multi-year agreement with freestyle motocross legend and custom bike icon Carey Hart and his Hart Luck Brand. The agreement will establish Hart as an official Bell brand ambassador and designer of exclusive one-off limited edition Bell…
  • RedBud Statistical Report

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Courtesy of MX SportsThis is the forty-second running of the Red Bull RedBud National.RedBud is the site of one of the most iconic obstacles in American Motocross. LaRocco's Leap, named for Hall of Famer and local hero Mike LaRocco, is a 120-foot uphill triple jump that has been around for more than two decades.RedBud has hosted a national surrounding the Independence Day holiday weekend since 1978.This will be the sixth time the event has been held on the Fourth of July. Past years include 1982, 1992, 1999, 2004 and most recently 2009.Only five foreign-born riders have won (in either…
  • KTM Announces 2015 Moto Tour

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Courtesy of KTM North AmericaKTM North America, Inc. is excited to announce the remaining dates of the 2015 KTM Moto Tour where participants can test ride the new 2016 SX model line-up before they buy.The KTM Moto Tour program is a chance for riders to demo a new KTM SX model prior to purchase. In addition, each participant will also receive special offers from the Ride Orange sponsors.The KTM Moto Tour program kicked-off in Crawfordsville, Ind., on June 12 and has additional stops across the U.S. at popular motocross riding parks for the remainder of the season. 2015 KTM Moto Tour…
  • Road 2 Recovery Partners with Carlsbad Raceway

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Courtesy of Road 2 RecoveryCarlsbad, CA - A project almost five years in the making is about to come to reality with the Road 2 Recovery (R2R) Foundation joining a group of passionate Carlsbad Raceway fans and legendary athletes to build a permanent, interpretive monument overlooking the site of the famed Carlsbad Raceway. R2R will administer all the private and corporate donations to the project along with the necessary 501(c)(3) charitable donation paperwork to those donors. The foundation will retain a small fee for this work and share in any remaining donations once the monument is…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • HJC CL-X7 Graphics: Cross-Up & Zilla

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+Getting into the game is half the battle. For motorcyclists who have been wanting to give the off-road motocross life a try, the HJC CL-X7 helmet has had a history of offering great value at a non cost-prohibitive price point. Moving toward the Fall of 2015, HJC is introducing a few new graphics to keep the style on point and the adventure fresh.The HJC CL-X7 Cross Up Helmet features a new, lively, jagged, and angular graphic for the Fall 2015 riding season. With a wide variety of color options within the line, the Cross Up from HJC moves with a deft…
  • HJC CS-MX 2 Helmet: New to the Game

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+Who likes a new helmet? We do. If you are reading this, you are probably a fan too. So, now that we have come that far, it seems that it is time to introduce you to the newest off-road motorcycle helmets from HJC. Pull back the curtain, turn on the track lighting, and say hello to the HJC CS-MX2 helmet.Constructed of a polycarbonate composite shell that is lightweight, aerodynamic, and designed to provide an ergonomic fitment for longer times tearing up the off-road, the HJC CS-MX 2 helmt is a feature-rich option for motocross riders around the world.
  • HJC Youth CL-XY 2 Helmet: For the Kids

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+That first ride, ah, what great times. We all have to start somewhere, and for the most part, it is generally a lot more accommodating to cut it up in the dirt than at highway speeds. Besides, for the youth of the world who are not yet of legal roadway age, there are few better places to tear it up than on the back trails and motocross tracks.For the youth riders out there, the new HJC CL-XY 2 helmet is an option that gets the youngsters into the motocross game early, and at a wallet-friendly price-point. Just as with the CS-MX 2, the CL-XY 2 is DOT…
  • Alpinestars Tech 10 Barcia Boots: The Rambunctious Rider

    4 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+As the an AMA Supercross Lites East champion, Justin Barcia is a shark in the waters of the off-road market. His full-throttle style and daring agility on the bike has earned him the nickname “Bam Bam,” a name that he lives up to every time he hits the track. New for 2015, the Alpinestars Tech 10 Barcia Boots aim to channel the same mentality for riders everywhere.Being the best in the business ain’t always easy, but the Tech 10 from Alpinestars has been at it for years. Built from the most premium materials and with the most advanced design…
  • Dainese Raptors Jacket: Swooping In

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Tony Content Coordinator Follow Me on G+Like a bird of prey swooping through the skies on a mission for adventure, the Dainese Raptors Jacket is a streamlined predictor of excellence. In looking ahead to summer riding, the folks at Dainese have put their heads together and gone the extra mile in designing a warm-weather jacket with an aggressive frame.Constructed of Duratex fabric for a rugged exterior, the sanitized lining and air vents on the sleeves and shoulders work to ensure that ample air flows throughout so that you can stay breezy when the thermometer ticks upward. You will also get…
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    LeatherUp Blog

  • One-Wheeled Motorcycle/Monocycle

    Noah Matthews
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    You may have seen this black and white picture before of a man riding in a one-wheeled motorcycle and this is probably the most popular picture of a vehicle of its sorts, but what is it? First, the basic terminology, the broad categorization of a one-wheeled vehicle where the rider sits inside [...] Related posts: Weird or Innovative: Three-Wheeled Motorcycle Concept or Roller Skate Bike? Bojete Chopper- “Real or Just Great Photoshop” Rex-Acme Chopper – Probably the First Chopper Made
  • Waco Shooting – What Really Happened?

    Vic Paulson
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    Below is an overview article of what happened in the shootout in Waco and also some of the significant updates. Update: June 30, 2015 Today, June 30, Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s State District Court has ruled to allow attorney Clinton Broden, representing Waco biker Matthew Clendennen, to obtain the Twin Peaks surveillance [...] Related posts: Texas Considers 85 Mph Speed Limit – Fastest Maximum Speed Limit in the United States and the Western Hemisphere Motorcyclists Attack Driver After Minor Accident Funny Video of Movie Theater Full of Bad Bikers
  • The First Motorcycle Helmet

    Noah Matthews
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    As with much of history, there are always debates over who was “the first” to design or use something. The same goes with the history of the motorcycle helmet. Part of the debate is what constitutes a “helmet” and depending on your definition, there are three possible choices. One of the first [...] Related posts: “Motorcycle Helmet Effectiveness Revisited” Study by the NHTSA Mandatory Helmet Laws – Let Those Who Ride Decide Helmetless motorcyclist dies from head injury when protesting helmet laws
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame – A “Must See” During the Sturgis Rally

    Noah Matthews
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:54 pm
    One of the numerous cool things to do and see during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is to visit the Sturgis Museum and the Hall of Fame. The Museum is an educational walkthrough of time showing the past as well as the present and future of motorcycling, so visiting the museum will definitely be [...] Related posts: Photos of Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 1) Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 2) Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction.
  • Rex-Acme Chopper – Probably the First Chopper Made

    Noah Matthews
    21 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    There are a lot of mixed opinions whether the Bojette Chopper is the First Chopper or Just Great Photoshop, but one thing we do know is that the British Rex-Acme choppers (later to be called the Acme-Rudge) were likely the first choppers [...] Related posts: Bojete Chopper- “Real or Just Great Photoshop” Brass Patina Chopper by Darwin Motorcycles “Flying Merkel” Motorcycles
 
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    Pipeburn.com

  • ‘78 Suzuki GS400 – Vida Bandida Motocicletas

    Andrew
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    There’s not many things in the custom bike scene that instantly prove a builder has big cojones. So it’s hard to argue with someone who picks to build up a renown ugly duckling, combines five different styles in the design and then rolls out a gorgeous all-purpose machine with no front brake to speak of. Welcome to the world of Vida Bandida Motocicletas from the picturesque city of Córdoba, Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas and on the banks of the majestic Suquía River. This is where they tossed aside the idea of a Honda CB, detoured around the fabled…
  • ‘High Noon’ W650 – Speedwerks

    Andrew
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    Delaware-based Speedwerks were in an enviable position. They’d been approached by a long-term customer wanting a balls-to-the-wall café racer that could be ridden hard and ridden every day. The customer, local racer and speed boat enthusiast known only as ‘Richie’, had seen a few Deus café racers and wanted something in a similar vein, but louder and better engineered than anything that had come before. Armed with only a Kawasaki W650 engine stripped of its electric start, Speedwerks surveyed the line-up of modern retro motorcycles for a donor frame and found few that could blend…
  • ‘86 Yamaha SRX600 – Dagger Cycles

    Andrew
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Japanese Motorcycles make up a large part of the custom scene. CB Hondas of the 70’s are everywhere. 90’s litre bikes built the Street Fighter Scene and the modern machines from the land of the rising sun are turned into everything from modern café bikes to turbocharged drag strip warriors. The gap has largely been in the period of the 1980’s where the bikes were often square in design and down on power. But the SRX was the bike that caught Roby’s eye as a young man so now three decades later as the owner of Dagger Cycles in Biella, Italy, he took the chance to build the bike from…
  • ‘60 Matchless 3GLS – Rock Solid Motorcycles

    Andrew
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. ‘A Bobber built for a tattoo shop owner.’ Those words could have started a thousand motorcycle articles over the years, but this time it is something completely unique. Rock Solid Motorcycles from Portugal are back and they’ve gone from a Harley Racer to a Matchless Bobber because when you are this good, reinventing the wheel is all in a day’s work. The pictures alone hint at the perfection that Rock Solid constantly strive for, but history also shows what a great choice of bike for a bobber build this 1960 Matchless G3LS is. Bobbers were the earliest of…
  • ‘81 Yamaha XV920R – Hageman Motorcycles

    Andrew
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    Written by Marlon Slack. It’d be over five years ago that I first saw a café’d Yamaha XV. It was the same British racing green model that you’ve probably all seen by now, planted in a European backstreet across some scattered fallen leaves. Something in the back of my mind clicked, thinking it was a great reshaping of a forgotten middleweight cruiser. That was the last one I saw for a while but now, years later, it seems that they’ve been popping up with increasing regularity and with an increasing level of fit and finish. Heading up this accelerando of quality builds is Hageman MC…
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    NJ Motocross

  • RPMX Results 6/28/15

    Scott Lukaitis
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Raceway Park Motocross Results 6/28/15 65cc 7-9: 1. Roman White, 2. James Pfleghaar, 3. Gavin Mamola, 4. Tyrone Peiser, 5. Jonathan Kirat 65cc 10-11: 1. Alex O’Rourke, 2. Kashon Cross, 3. Tyler Steinberg, 4. Mason Mamola Junior Mini: 1. Thomas Barry, 2. Alex O’Rourke, 3. Roman White, 4. Mason Mamola, 5. James Pfleghaar 85cc 9-13: 1. Evan Knoll, 2. John Skrypek, 3. Robert Kuhn, 4. Grant Desiderio, 5. Sam Northrop 85cc 12-15: 1. Grant Desiderio, 2. Connor Small, 3. Jason Johnson, 4. Robert Kuhn, 5. Sam Northrop Supermini 12-16: 1. Austin Racine, 2. Kenny Hutt, 3. Kyle Aanonsen, 4.
  • Throwback Thursday

    Scott Lukaitis
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Throwback Thursday Barry Carsten 2010 Photo by Scott Lukaitis
  • NJ at the Nationals

    Scott Lukaitis
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Several NJ racers took the trip south to Maryland for the Budd’s Creek National last weekend. Here’s how they finished. 450 MX class- Ronnie Stewart (36-16) 21st overall Photo by Scott Lukaitis             Jeremy Smith (19-38) 25th overall Photo by Scott Lukaitis             Larry McVay (29-27) 31st overall Photo by Scott Lukaitis             Anthony Roth 55th in qualifying Photo by Scott Lukaitis             250 MX class- Luke Renzland (23-15) 21st overall Photo…
  • Raceway Park Photos 6/28/15

    Scott Lukaitis
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Photos from Raceway Park’s Motocross event from 6/28/15 by Scott Lukaitis @Lukaitis Photo are posted and available to view and purchase at the following link. RPMX 6/28/15
  • NJ at the Nationals

    Scott Lukaitis
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Muddy Creek Results- Jeremy Smith – Marmora NJ-34th overall 450mx class Larry McVay -Flemington NJ-37th overall 450mx class Luke Renzland – Hewitt NJ- 16th overall 250mx class   Mt Morris Results- Ronnie Stewart 26th overall 450mx class Jeremy Smith 31st overall 450mx class Luke Renzland- 17th overall 250mx class Dakota Kessler- Wall NJ – 38th overall 250mx class
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    Everyday Riding

  • Motorcycle First Thursday–July 2015

    Chris Luhman
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week, was Motorcycle First Thursday in Minneapolis. My WR250R is back in riding condition again thanks to new tires and battery, so I took it down to the event. I expected it to be quite busy with the holiday weekend and beautifully warm weather. Most of the people I know had Friday, July 3rd off, so it was a nice night to be out. I met some new friends and some old ones walking around looking at the motorcycles. Quite a few people showed up, an as usual, there was a good mix of different kinds of motorcycles and people. This was one of the few sidecars I saw this month. A Suzuki G850GS.
  • RiderCoach Night–July 2015

    Chris Luhman
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Once a month, some of the rider coaches in Minnesota get together to have fun talking and cornering. One of our training sites has a closed driving course (DCTC). It is about a mile long and about 17 corners depending on the configuration. I’ve been there many times now, most of the time while taking a riding course. The course is also used for SCCA events and truck driving. Last week, we used it to practice cornering. I was one of the first to arrive, so I had the course to myself for about twenty minutes. It was pretty nice. The only company I had was a wild turkey. I rode three different…
  • Maintenance for SV650 and WR250R

    Chris Luhman
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    I’ve been getting behind on my motorcycle maintenance for my SV650 and WR250R. I took this past Monday off work, to try and catch up. I badly needed new tires on both bikes. The SV650 got a new pair of Dunlop Q3s to replace the worn out Q2s that were on there. I went about 6,000 miles on the Q2s which is about my average and something I am happy with for such a soft, sticky tire. I really liked the Q and Q2, so I am looking forward to the Q3. Since I had the axle loose, I also spent some time cleaning, lubing, and adjusting the chain. Last on the maintenance list was to change the brake…
  • Uraling Carlos Avery 2015

    Chris Luhman
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    Sunday’s are a popular day to ride motorcycles. For our Sunday ride, I decided to take the Ural. I haven’t ridden it all year due to my injured shoulder. I’ve been feeling much better, so decided to take it. Laura had also not had a Ural experience yet, so it was time to find out what she thought. A Ural experience isn’t complete without gravel roads. I also had it on good authority that Laura needed to explore more State parks, so I settled on Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge as a first visit. I’ve been here many times with other bikes. There are very few roads inside the area, but I…
  • Ride to Work Day 2015

    Chris Luhman
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    Today is the 24th annual motorcycle and scooter Ride to Work Day. I chose to ride my SV650 to work. I found the regular riders at m work also chose to ride today. What did you ride to work today? Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
 
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    Biker Chick News

  • 50,000 watts of Corn Dog! Listen Sunday, June 28!

    Corn Dog
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
    This Sunday, June 28, I have an amazing opportunity: I’m going to be the guest on “Sportsman’s Notebook,” a Sunday morning program on 1040-WHO Radio! My Iowa friends and followers will know two things: 1 – The host of the program, Keith Kirkpatrick, is an Iowa Treasure, having been an on-air personality at WHO Radio for more than six decades. And 2 – WHO Radio is the premier talk and news radio station in Iowa. It’s signal reaches far and wide across the country – and did so even in the days before the internet. Keith tells me his show normally…
  • Main Street oddity in Milo

    Corn Dog
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    Hard to believe it’s mid-June already and I’m still working to get caught up on blog posts, but that seems to be my life these days… A little behind and getting behinder! But no matter, its a beautiful summer so far and i have some fun rides to share with you! In mid-April a friend and I took a nice scenic ride down to the town of Milo. We had heard that there was some kind of tower in the middle of town that you could get up into and look around which, it seemed to me, was a great reason to ride! We took a semi-scenic route through Des Moines which included a run through…
  • Early-season rides have been fun!

    Corn Dog
    29 May 2015 | 3:41 am
    I didn’t really write up a “first ride of the season” post this year, but thought maybe instead I’d just recap some of the shorties I did earliest in the season. The first time I was on the bike was back in March, just a quick jaunt around town after juicing up the bike on a battery tender. Then maybe a week later I took a “real ride” a few miles west over to Van Meter – this one was about 40 minutes, but was just enough to get out on the highway for a bit and reassure myself that yes, I still remember how to do it! On April 1 I took a very nice solo…
  • How did she get to be such a Rude Biker Chick?

    Corn Dog
    26 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    Y’all probably remember (because, come on, who can forget…?) my dear pal Tina “Sash” Walker and her husband, Steve “Highway” Johnson – they came to Iowa on their original Road Pickle journey in 2013 and I had the privilege of taking them around some of my favorite sights and roads. (Hey, the girl wanted to see Iowa CORN – what else could I do?) Anyways, Tina has her own internet-based marketing/coaching business, numerous blogs, and an open book of a life that sometimes puts her in the hot seat but always keeps her memorable. Hopefully, you…
  • Memorial Day 2015

    Corn Dog
    24 May 2015 | 3:48 am
    May your weekend (and beyond) be filled with gratitude for those who gave all in service to Freedom.      
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Combining Hobbies With Riding: Photography

    David Burbach
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Motorcycle-sized Fun - As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]
  • Review: Harley-Davidson Riding Gear

    David Burbach
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Medallian Reflective Jacket and Riddick Performance Boots - When riding a Harley-Davidson across its home state, a rider has to look the part, but protection is important, too. I wore the Medallion Reflective Leather Jacket from Harley-Davidson MotorClothes—a stylish, black leather jacket with some intriguing practical features. To start with, though the branding on the […]
  • City Escape: Austin, Texas

    RoadRUNNER
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    A Day Ride from Austin - More sweepers than tight curves—explore the countryside southwest of Austin, which will appeal to every type of motorcyclist. From President LBJ’s ranch to German culinary delights, this route has it all. To include all stops along the way, plan ahead and hit the road early in the morning. Don’t […]
  • Review: GSI Outdoors Micro Table

    Florian Neuhauser
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    An Ideal Camping Companion - When motorcycle camping, I usually avoid campsites and pick a site off the beaten path, preferably with a great view and access to a river, stream, or lake. More often than not this means no restaurants are close by, and I get to cook my own food. All of the […]
  • Tour of the Week: Northern Arizona

    RoadRUNNER
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Into the Desert - Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Northern Arizona tour comes from the March/April 2011 issue.
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Wasted Years Husqvarna WR360

    Geoff Baldwin
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Sometimes just having a go at something is all it takes. You might not be the best in your field, or perhaps it's just that you don't have what it takes to compete with the pros, but at least you'll be able to say you were there, you had a go and you have a lasting memory to savour. Lorenzo Buratti is a big believer in giving things a go and he's off to the 2015 Bonneville Speed Week to show the nesayers and procrastinators what they're missing out on...CONTINUE READING »Return of the Cafe…
  • Numbnut XJR1300 Botafogo-N

    Geoff Baldwin
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:09 am
    Yamaha are churning out their Yardbuilt bikes in 2015 thanks to some clever partnerships with talented builders around the globe. As they promised at the XJR1300 launch earlier this year here's yet another custom XJR that's transformed the factory bike into a retro racing inspired ride. This time they've partnered with Amsterdam based Numbnut Motorcycles who took their inspiration for the build and the bikes name from the 21.7 litre engined, 1917 Fiat 'Botafogo Special'.CONTINUE READING »Return of the Cafe…
  • Today is a Good Day Cafe Racer documentary

    Geoff Baldwin
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:22 am
    Here on the interwebs we're spoilt when it comes to accessing high quality images of custom motorcycles, but when it comes to seeing said bikes in action it seems we're limited to home video style Youtube movies or a few branded vids from the big manufacturers. Then along comes a group of people with the passion and the skills to fill that gap. Usually words like "immersive" and "interactive" do little to excite me, but when those words are applied to a Cafe Racer theme I'm all ears. I was recently contacted by Arnaud Richard who is part of a team who are…
  • Shinya Kimura Yamaha MT07 Faster Son

    Geoff Baldwin
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:19 am
    Wheels & Waves has quickly become one of the best custom motorcycle events happening around the globe and it's captured the attention and imagination of some of the world's top motorcycle manufacturers. Unveilings seem to have become all the rage and this year there was a record number of new commissioned custom builds on display. Ducati had some new custom Scramblers, BMW their latest R Nine T builds and Yamaha were there to introduce their new custom series titled 'Faster Sons'; and what better way to do it than with legendary custom builder, Shinya Kimura.CONTINUE…
  • H Garage Honda Gold Wing

    Geoff Baldwin
    14 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    In 2012 Scott Halbleid left his career as a graphic designer to focus his efforts on building custom motorcycles. As a trained, multidisciplinary artist his skills already included sculptural and fabrication techniques which when combined with a lifelong love of motorcycles had him positioned perfectly for the transition. Since he opened the doors of his 'H Garage' workshop he has amassed an impressive portfolio of custom builds, but this '78 Honda Goldwing, his latest creation, is the icing on the H Garage cake.CONTINUE READING »Return of the Cafe…
 
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    YouMotorcycle

  • Petition to Open HOV Lanes to Motorcyclists

    YouMotorcycle
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In 2009, around 1,600 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents in the province of Ontario. These numbers had been fairly consistent for years according to the Toronto Star. A new petition is out to help keep Ontario motorcyclists safer, by allowing motorcyclists to travel in the HOV lanes throughout the province.  Currently, municipalities can elect ... The post Petition to Open HOV Lanes to Motorcyclists appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride – Part 2

    Jefe
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    On this 3000 mile ride, nearly half of it was on near-empty, excellently surfaced roads like this with views that just took your breath away. Fortunately motorcycle helmets are not air tight and replacement air was available. My wife wants nothing to do with motorcycles which over time I have come to regard as a ... The post Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride – Part 2 appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Three Reasons Toronto Motorcyclists Love Uber (and

    YouMotorcycle
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Good news for motorcyclists in Toronto. Uber recently announced provincial court rulings in favour of ridesharing in Toronto. Earlier today, an Ontario court ruled in favour of ridesharing in Toronto and dismissed the City’s case to shut down Uber. This decision means that you can continue to access safe, reliable, and affordable rides through the ... The post Three Reasons Toronto Motorcyclists Love Uber (and appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally

    Guest Blog Post
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    What happens when you take a dedicated team of volunteers, task them with facilitating a one of a kind scooter rally, welcome a motley crew of about 75 willing participants, and send them on some of the best roads in Ontario for a wild and crazy 24 hour adventure on two wheels? You get the ... The post 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride

    Jefe
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Jefe Smith rode his motorcycle on a lazy path through Arizona, Colorado and Utah in May and June visiting places he had missed on previous trips to this area. The spectacular roads and scenery of these places leave you with a reverent feeling about the age and value of our planet and what an insignificant ... The post Jefe’s Colorado Motorcycle Ride appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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  • Out of This World Troy Lee Designs 2016 MX Gear

    Ryan
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Troy Lee Designs has always been a forward thinking brand, striving to get ahead of the competition.  And with their release of the 2016 MX lineup, they have certainly got a jump on everyone else in timing.  While you may have to wait for the fall to get a peak at the new offerings from other brands, your current gear is getting torn up from all the riding you’ve been doing.  The new TLD gear comes at a perfect time, right smack dab in the middle of the riding season for you to get a fresh upgrade. With the mercury and your throttle pinned, it’s going to be a hot one.  When things…
  • New Laws Let Sturgis Bound Riders Keep Their Hands and Speeds Higher

    Ryan
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    For all of you riders who have put thousands of miles on your bike with your arms up behind a set of ape hanger bars there’s some good news.  You will now be able to legally ride through South Dakota on your way to Sturgis without swapping or modifying your bars. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a state senate bill earlier this year that will effectively abolish the law that prohibits any motorcycles from having handlebars that are at or above shoulder height.  The new law will go into effect July 1st, just in time for riders to gear up for the historic 75th Annual…
  • Take Your Shifting to the Next Level For a Smoother Ride

    Ryan
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    We can always get better at the things we do.  Riding is no different.  So often, riders stop getting better after learning the basics and they continue to ride that way til the end of time.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  But when you focus on becoming a better rider, you can be faster and more efficient, whether it’s on the track or on the street. Mastering your shifting is one way that you can become a better rider.  Seamless shifts can make you faster, but more importantly, they will make the ride smoother for you and your passenger.  Clutchless upshifting and rev…
  • New Klock Werks Windshields Add Flare to Road Glide

    Ryan
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The Harley Davidson Road Glide is revamped and back for 2015 and so returns its dual personalities.  What from a distance appears to be another touring bike also doubles as a city cruiser with its aggressive stance and styling.  With this multifaceted bike, it’s no wonder Klock Werks has specifically designed two new additions to their Flare windshield lineup to benefit each styles of riding. Sit back and log the miles with the Pro Touring Flare or cruise the downtown strip in style with the Sport Flare windshield.  With whichever one you choose, you will be radically improving your…
  • S&S Power Tune Exhausts- Complete Performance

    Ryan
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    “Proven Performance” is the S&S Cycle tagline and they have certainly lived up to it.  Their engines and engine components have been lighting up the drag strips and streets for nearly six decades now, placing them at the pinnacle of V-Twin performance.  Now, S&S is on a mission to prove themselves in a slightly different direction.  They are not known as an exhaust company, but they are hoping that will change with the release of their new line of V-Twin exhaust systems. This past February, S&S unveiled their new Power Tune Performance exhaust systems at the V-Twin Expo in…
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  • east side classic vintage motorcycle show, austin texas

    Worth Cadenhead
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I kept checking the weather app on my phone, looking at the hour by hour forecast. Since I live in Texas, the forecast can change multiple times in a day. Finally, it looked like a strong chance of rain early, then it would pass on by. This was important, because parking in downtown Austin in ... The post east side classic vintage motorcycle show, austin texas appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • open road design

    Adrian S
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ryan Hausmann is the owner, operator, engraver and all round artistic genius behind Open Road Design. The Montrealer now living in Toronto, Ontario, combines his love of art and passion for motorcycles in a way bikerMetric readers are going to love. bikerMetric: How did you get started? What were some of your earliest projects and how did they progress? Ryan Hausmann: I ... The post open road design appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • retro-inspired yamaha mt-07

    Adrian S
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Shinya Kimura’s been getting busy with Yamaha. For four months one of our favorite Japanese builders was swinging a mallet around to bang the aluminum bodywork into shape. Kimura’s MT-07 is a bit of a teaser to get us all interested in checking out Yamaha’s soon to be revealed new retro-inspired, custom-styled MT-07. Kimura’s work may ... The post retro-inspired yamaha mt-07 appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • bajaj avenger bobber by j&d custom co.

    Adrian S
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:52 pm
    bikerMetric: Hey Jay, you might just be one of the youngest builders we’ve ever had on bikerMetric. What are you doing here? Jay: My name is Jay D. Patel, a 21 year old guy from & based in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. I dropped out my engineering a year ago to start building custom motorcycles. It was my childhood dream ... The post bajaj avenger bobber by j&d custom co. appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • hunter klee on the born free show

    Adrian S
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    Here’s a video showing ya’s how the other side lives. Get the best of bikerMetric directly in your inbox, once a week, every week. Email * The post hunter klee on the born free show appeared first on bikerMetric.
 
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  • Winner of the Best Biker Name contest.

    Cheapster Partsman
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Congrats to Ken “Longrider” Allaman! Ken didn’t just pick a random biker name he is the real deal! Known by his long time riding pals as “Longrider” Ken is not afraid to rack up the miles in short time. Ken was nice enough to share the story of how he earned his name. “I have made…
  • Honda’s new Road Ready Moto-GP machine!

    Cheapster Partsman
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    Honda RC213V-S Guess who’s coming to a dealer near you? That’s right, Honda confirmed today that the RC213V-S will be available for purchase in the US starting July 13th at 3:00 PM PST. We are not sure when the actual bike will be here but if you want one of these limited production machines don’t…
  • Icon Raider DKR Boots Overview

    Cheapster Partsman
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Icon Raiden DKR Boot Overview Icon Raiden DKR boot is constructed from a european tested and certified high quality leather chassis and features an insulated and waterproof internal lining.     This boot was made to tackle the footwear requirements of the serious adventure rider. Based from a Moto GP boot, the Icon Raiden DKR…
  • Dunlop is out of the TT but the Victory rides on!

    Cheapster Partsman
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:18 pm
      Victory tags Guy Martin to take over Dunlop’s Spot Just a few days after William Dunlop broke the record for average lap speed on an electric bike at the Isle of Mann TT, an injury forces him out of the competition. William Dunlop and teammate Lee Johnston were two of the three Electric racers…
  • The Best Motorcycle Helmet you can buy for $89.99

    Cheapster Partsman
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Closeout FF396 FT2 Flip Down Sun-Visor and Inflatable Cheek Pads     The LS2 FF396 FT2, on closeout right now, is an absolutely amazing deal and we want to make sure you don’t miss out! If the fact that this helmet originally sold for $239.00 isn’t enough to get your attention the list of features should do…
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    Beijing Electric Bike Tours - China\'s Electric Bike Blog

  • Consolidation of 2 Electric Bike Blogs into 1

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    For simplicity, we'll be merging the blogs from Evoke Electric Motorcycles and Beijing Electric Bike Tours into one comprehensive blog to help organize content and provide you with more information on electric bikes, electric scooters and electric motorcycles in Asia. Thanks for your continued support and your patience during this transition. Evoke Electric Motorcycles and Beijing Electric Bike Tours are both part of our growing electric 2 wheeled organization promoting the use of electric bikes and motorcycles which is taking Asia by storm, and we hope to be able to provide our readers…
  • Finally, getting aboard the technology train

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:22 am
    After so many years of booking tours, reserving e-bike rentals and sharing my love of electric scooters through the traditional methods of email and telephone calls, i'm finally jumping on the technology bandwagon and using WeChat in China to facilitate things. So, if you're in China, and have WeChat, please feel free to add me up to: Book our fun-filled e-bike tours around BeijingReserve an e-bike rental to check out the city on your ownChat about electric bikes, electric scooters and electric motorcyclesSee you on the streets of Beijing!
  • Amazingly Accurate Depiction of What an Expat Goes Through Living in China

    28 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    [...]
  • What can you carry on an electric bike?

    23 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Apparently, a lot. Check out this guy who transporting 100s of boxes to where ever he needs to be. 
  • The NCPA is open to e-bikes?

    15 May 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Well, it seems as of this year, our guests and tour guides have been enjoying a unique experience; riding around the National Center for Performing Arts. In the past, there has been a strict, pedestrian-only policy within the NCPA grounds, but as of 2015, our tour guides and guests have been able to scoot through and get some fantastic shots on the e-bikes up close to the "Egg". Grab your e-bikes now before they decide to change the policy back to pedestrian-only. :)
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  • Lee Conn Talks Motus Motorcycles

    Admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    NASHUA, NH – Whether planned or merely a coincidence, it was nonetheless fitting that the three demo motorcycles that Lee Conn brought to Nashua recently were colored red, white and blue. After all, the bikes were American-made, but not built by a company based in Milwaukee rather one that’s headquartered in Birmingham, AL. “We’re patriots, […] The post Lee Conn Talks Motus Motorcycles appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Is Your Old Bike’s Assessment Too High?

    Admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    HARWINTON, CT – It was during a breakfast conversation yesterday with friend and rider Neil Tolhurst of New Hartford that I became aware of a law that I subsequently discovered has apparently been in effect in Connecticut for seven years. It states that “passenger vehicles, combination vehicles and motorcycles, 20 years or older that are […] The post Is Your Old Bike’s Assessment Too High? appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Kawasaki Unveils New Logo

    Admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
      In a move that will result in new signage at all dealerships by this fall, Kawasaki today introduced “an all-new visual identity to the brand.” In other words, it unwrapped a new logo. The company said the change is being made to mark the 50th anniversary of Kawasaki’s presence in America. The new logo […] The post Kawasaki Unveils New Logo appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Polaris Raising Prices For Slingshot

    Admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Polaris is jacking up the MSRP for two of its Slingshot models for 2016. If you’ve been dawdling about buying one, well, it will now cost you more. The base model, which had been selling for $19,999, has been bumped $1,200 to $21,199. The 2016 model year Slingshot SL will sell for $25,199, according to […] The post Polaris Raising Prices For Slingshot appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Along The Road: Rare Ducati MH900e

    Admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The Ducati MH900e is one of those bikes that looks like it’s moving even when parked, and Doug Barker of Watertown, CT desired one from the get-go back in 2000. “When it came out, I wanted one,” he reported, recalling that his wife wanted to ride two-up, though, so he bought a Ducati ST4 instead. […] The post Along The Road: Rare Ducati MH900e appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
 
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  • This blog is now 5 years old.

    Nick Prionas
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Time goes by like a two stroke motorcycleand this blog is now five years old.Cheers! 
  • Main Jet Wrench for Keihin & Mikuni Carbs

    Nick Prionas
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    Handmade main jet wrenches can now be purchased via my online store. This tool can be used with all Keihin carburetors for Honda Rs125 - Rs250 bikes and Mikuni carburetors for Yamaha Tz125 - Tz250 bikes. It will also fit almost all Keihin - Mikuni carbs with 6mm hex main jets.Main body of the tool is made of aluminum, it's longer than common jet wrenches as to better clear the carb bowl and features a knurled grip. 
  • Handmade Handlebars for the Tz125

    Nick Prionas
    29 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    A few years back, I made a post on diy clip on bars that you can find in the below link2t-racelab.com - diy clip on barsToday I fabricated another set of handlebars for my new toy, a Tz125 4jt bike. So, I thought of sharing a few more pics from the process.First thing, you need an aluminum tube that has an outside diameter of 22mm. Cut the tube according to your needs e.g for the Tz125 you need two pieces that measure 24cm in length.  This time I used acetal to make the end plugs on the lathe.  Nothing fancy here, just common lathe operations like facing, turning and…
  • Suzuki Rgv250 & Aprilia Rs250, Leak Down Tester kits, for sale.

    Nick Prionas
    28 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Leak Down tester kits for the Suzuki Rgv250 and Aprilia Rs250 bikes can now be purchased via my online store.The leak-down tester is an essential tool for any high performance two stroke engine. This kit is installed in place of your carburetor and by pressurizing the engine cases you can check for any air leakage due to worn mating surfaces, erratic torque values due to aged parts, worn crankshaft seals etc. It is a necessary evil that it will help prevent catastrophic damage to your engine and keep performance up. A very valuable tool for a two stroke engine, handmade with…
  • YPVS Controller Repair - Service

    Nick Prionas
    20 May 2015 | 6:43 am
    It's been a while since I last posted anything related to YPVS boxes. So here are a couple photos of YPVS controllers, a Rz500 YPVS unit for Spencer(UK) and a Tzr250 2MA unit for Steve(UK). Both controllers were repaired and then modified.
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  • Road Accident Fatalities: When Are They Likely To Happen

    Kevin Landry
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    There are certain times and situations when road accident fatality peaks. For instance, pedestrian accidents are pretty common through out the year but they become prevalent during the summer when most people are likely to get out of the house and go for a walk or run. The American community is trying its best to make our roads safer by building safer intersections, developing awareness programs and developing innovative paths and bridges. Even though our communities are trying to take road safety seriously, the risk of getting into a fatal road accident still remains high. Let’s take a…
  • Facts You Should Know About Boating Accident Liability

    Kevin Landry
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Boating accidents can bring up very tricky legal issues and they might even make it difficult to establish liability. Boating should be loads of fun if you follow all the boating safety rules. Unfortunately, you might follow all the rules but still get into an accident. So if you ever get into a boating accident, here are crucial facts about boating accident liability you should be aware of. General Rule Of Negligence If you get into an accident while on your sail boat, it’s up to you to prove that the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence if you want to be compensated for the…
  • What Are Some Of The Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents?

    Kevin Landry
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Commercial trucks are a massive presence on our nation's roads. Truck drivers must have driving skills a notch above everyone else, because their vehicles have so much more potential to cause harm and damage. They must react quicker to stop or swerve, and take extra precautions in changing lanes and in bad weather. Common Causes of Trucking Accidents Here are some of the more common causes of trucking accidents. Reckless Car Drivers While truck drivers need to have special skills and use extra caution, there are still basic safety requirements expected of drivers in small vehicles. If you…
  • 9 Tips To Help You Prevent Boating Accidents This Summer

    Kevin Landry
    18 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    In 2014, the number of recreational boating accidents totaled 610, the second lowest number of boating fatalities ever recorded. The lowest number of boating related deaths was 560 in 2013, according to the Coast Guard. Alcohol was the leading cause of these accidents, accounting for 21% of all deaths. Almost 71% of the victims drowned, and of those, it’s reported that 84% were not wearing a life vest as required by law. Here are great tips to help you prevent boating accidents this summer in Rhode Island and to ensure you won't be part of the statistics. Wear Life Jackets A life jacket is…
  • 5 Awesome Tips For Great Boating This Summer

    Kevin Landry
    4 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Whether you own a small vessel or a comfy cabin cruiser, when summer arrives and it is time to get your boat back on the water, you need to be sure it is ready to go. No boat operator wants a dead battery or sputtering engine on that first day on the water. Getting prepared is more than washing off dirt and dust. It means inspecting all systems to ensure they are in good working condition to prevent accidents. We give you 5 tips on getting your boat ready for summer and 5 ways to prevent boating accidents while cruising. 5 Tips to Get Your Boat Ready This Summer 1. Fluids, belts, hoses and…
 
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  • Ayr to Turnberry – A719 – MotoGoLoco Classics

    James Miodonski
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    As you leave the town of Ayr (Inbhir Àir, “Mouth of the River Ayr”), head south on the A719 and visit the birthplace of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous bard. Jump back on the coastal main road and check out the Electric Brae, or Croy Brae as it’s known locally. The hill is an optical  [Read full post...] The post Ayr to Turnberry – A719 – MotoGoLoco Classics appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Armadale to Elgol (Isle of Skye, A851) – MotoGoLoco Classics

    James Miodonski
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    Take the ferry from Mallaig over the sea to Skye. Visit Grumpy George’s shop on the right as you come off the ferry and say hi to his parrots, then drive north up the A851 till you reach the A87. Turn left, then left again after two miles onto the B8083. Follow this challenging road  [Read full post...] The post Armadale to Elgol (Isle of Skye, A851) – MotoGoLoco Classics appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Aberystwyth to Dolgellau (A847) – MotoGoLoco Classics

    James Miodonski
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Twisties, mountains, forest and coastal views – it’s hard to draw up a list of biking road criteria that this little beauty doesn’t have in abundance. Is this the finest motorcycling road in Wales? It certainly could be! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think Route Map & GPS Files >View/download  [Read full post...] The post Aberystwyth to Dolgellau (A847) – MotoGoLoco Classics appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • “Well, I tried…”

    James Miodonski
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    Biker tries to warn dozy car driver that they’re turning up a one-way street. The post “Well, I tried…” appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • The Rutland TT – MotoGoLoco Classics

    James Miodonski
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    The affectionately termed “Rutland TT” is a brilliant way to spend a morning and showcases some of the very best that riding around the Midlands has to offer. You’ll be forgiven if at any point during this excellent 100 mile loop any you start feeling a little deja vu; it’s close proximity to Peterborough )where most  [Read full post...] The post The Rutland TT – MotoGoLoco Classics appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
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  • Motorcycle Touring Vacation: Part 3 – Breakdown on the Highway

    warrenscottmassey
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Towed away! As I noted in Part 2, we left the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum headed north on the Blue Ridge Parkway. But my internal navigation system “honed through years of military training” (LOL) kept telling me we were going the wrong direction. The crazy GPS lady was stating we were headed in the right direction but my trust was not there. So going against the rules of my “man card” I stopped at one of the overlooks with several bikers taking in the awesome view. After a bit of small talk they confirmed I was headed in the right direction…so much for my instincts LOL.
  • Motorcycle Touring Vacation: Part 2 Beach to the Mountains & a Motorcycle Museum

    warrenscottmassey
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    (Although I could subtitle this Beach to the Mountains via a lot of traffic and a lot more rain) After a few days chill-laxing on the beach (Part 1)….without the excitement of sharks, we packed the bike up and headed to Smokey Mountains. In particular, we were headed to Maggie Valley, NC and the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum. What should have been a 5-6 hour ride turned out to be a nearly twelve hour ordeal. Unfortunately there were multiple accidents on our route, one of which resulted in multiple deaths and closed Interstate 26 for about 8 hours. In addition to the traffic issues…
  • Motorcycle Touring Vacation: Part 1- Home to Myrtle Beach.

    warrenscottmassey
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Debbie and I left our home in the early morning and after a quick fuel stop for both us and the motorcycle we were head for the beach. We had checked the weather the night before as part of a debate between using the full face Nolan helmets or our half helmets. As the forecasted temperatures for our path of travel and the beach itself was to be in the low to mid 90s(F) we chose the Nolan’s. Well, the weatherman was not right on the temperature projections. But for now those helmets and light jackets were very comfortable. Our route was south on US 15 then US 17 then I95. Traffic was,…
  • Motorcycle Ride: The Beach to the Mountains

    warrenscottmassey
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Today we left the beach and headed to the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  BUT what should have been an easy six hour ride turned into a long, hard slog. 350 miles 2 rain showers 2 thunderstorms 1 wet t-shirt contest… 1 interstate highly congested Another interstate closed due to an “incident” Plus when it was not raining it to hot wear the rain suits.. thus the wet t-shirt contest. We stopped at a few Harley Davidson dealerships in a failed attempt to wait out the congestion and cool off.  The cooling part worked but the congestion never…
  • Motorcycle Ride to the beach

    warrenscottmassey
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Debbie and I left the house at about 6:30 AM this morning on our way to Myrtle Beach (as a first stop, more on that late).  We had looked at the forecast and it appeared that the high temps for our trip this day would be about 93F…. wrong…. at one point the bike indicated it was 103F. We made it to the beach, 523 miles, in about eight hours.  We made several stops and took a long lunch to cool off.  I drank four bottles of water, two sodas,  two glasses of tea and a glass of water today.  One has to stay hydrated, right!  Of course if you travel I95 you must stop at South of…
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    CV Performance: Latest News

  • If your Harley can't take the heat...

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Let's face it, Harley engines run HOT! This is especially true during the summer months or anytime your bike is not moving at cruising speed. This is due in part to how air cooled V-twins are cooled. Unlike water cooled engines, an air cooled engine relies on air passing over the cooling fins of the heads and cylinders to dissipate heat. Excess heat not only takes its toll on performance and the health of the engine, but also makes riding uncomfortable for you and your passenger. Oil and a Harley's lubrication system contribute to cooling and distributing heat as well so it is critical to…
  • Get your Free CV Performance Sticker

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    It's easy to get a free sticker from CV Performance. Simply post to Facebook or Instagram and mention CV Performance. Let us know and we'll send you a sticker, it's that simple.  Facebook Mention @cvperformance on your FB page or better yet... Post to our FB page, or even share a picture of your bike on our page. Be sure to add @cvperformance to your post so we can find you.  Send us your Facebook name and mailing address through our contact page and we will mail your sticker.  Instagram Post a picture of your bike, carburetor, installation pic, etc to Instagram. Tag…
  • Shed the winter blues and get your Harley ready for spring

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Winter may still have a firm grip on parts of the country but riding season is just around the corner. Carburetor accelerator pump diaphragms and float needle valves typically suffer following a winter's hibernation or prolonged exposure to fuel additives. Now is the perfect time to start getting your bike in shape for your spring riding. We recommend cleaning out your fuel system if your bike has been in storage or not in regular service over the winter. This includes cleaning out the fuel valve filter, draining the tank of any old fuel or stabilzer, and for carburetor models a thorough…
  • High Flow Fuel Valves

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Providing an adequate supply of fuel to your stock, aftermarket, or well tuned carburetor is crucial to achieving maximum performance out of your Harley motorcycle. Stock petcock valves can be restrictive and starve the float bowl of the high flow requirement often needed during hard acceleration. Removing any restriction will guarantee that enough gas will be available when you actually need it. High Flow Fuel Valves from Accel are now available through CV Performance. These replacement petcock valves increase flow by up to 40% when combined with a 5/16 fuel hose and our…
  • Harley Carburetor Tuning 101: The 88 Sportster Needle

    30 May 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Harley tuners, mechanics, and those doing their own wrenching have long known about using the 1988 Sportster needle for tuning the Harley CV carburetor.  History Harley Davidson motorcycles have a long history of carburetors used on their models over the years, but none as popular as the CV carburetor. Introduced in 1988 on Sportster models to replace the Keihin "butterfly" carburetor, the CV also from Keihin introduced a vacuum actuated slide and needle to regulate fuel delivery. As engine loads change the slide moves up or down allowing the suspended needle to meter fuel passing around…
 
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  • IOM TT – The Latest Film On The World’s Most Dangerous Race

    EBF
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:40 am
    This years’ Isle of Man TT only finished a few weeks ago, where sadly French rider Frank Petricola became the 243rd rider fatality at the event since its inception in 1911. It’s this ever present risk of death or serious injury that is the focus of Studio Kippenberger’s short film – simply titled IOM TT – where it examines what attracts riders year after year to this momentous yet unforgiving event. It doesn’t reach the incredible heights of TT 3D: Closer to the Edge which remains one of the best automotive documentaries ever, but then again it would be…
  • 2015 Aprilia Caponord Rally Review

    EBF
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    Before riding the 2015 Aprilia Caponord Rally, our thoughts were that the new wave of high end adventure sport bikes were akin to that of luxury SUVs. They might be fast, they might look like they can go off-road but for 99% of people, they’ll never leave the black stuff and wouldn’t do very well off it anyway. Now however, we’ve had to change our tune. The Aprilia Caponord Rally is as close to the holy grail of motorcycling that we’ve yet come across – comfortable for touring, agile for spirited riding and yes, actually quite capable of getting off the beaten…
  • Ducati Sales Up 22% In First Half 2015 Thanks To Scrambler

    EBF
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Ducati has announced a massive increase in sales for the first half of 2015 of 22%, leading to all-time record sales of 32,600 bikes worldwide. The biggest contributor to that figure is unsurprisingly the success of the all new Ducati Scrambler – over 9,000 units of the retro bike were sold in the first six months of 2015. That accounts for over 25% of total sales by Ducati – a staggering amount for a machine that didn’t exist last year. Other models making up the bulk of the sales figures included 4,700 of the Multistrada 1200, 3,700 Monster 821 and over 3,000 Panigale, not…
  • BMW Introduces Dynamic Brake Lights for Selected 2016 Models

    EBF
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    BMW Motorrad is one of the pioneers of new technology in relation to motorcycle safety, having been one of the forerunners in the use of motorcycle ABS. Today, the company has announced the availability of a new system for six of their 2016 models (the ones that have the ‘ABS Pro’ system) which warns following traffic in two stages when the motorcycle in front brakes hard or makes an emergency braking maneuver. Currently, the option is limited to the European Union where it has been approved for road use. Stage one is activated when the motorcycle decelerates from speeds above…
  • 2016 Montesa Cota 300RR Trials Motorcycle Announced by Honda

    EBF
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    How does a 288cc, 162lb (73kg) fully fueled off road machine sounds? Yes, it sounds like the 2016 Montesa Cota 300RR Trials bike. This made-for-competition machine is built in the Honda-owned Montesa factory in Barcelona, Spain and will join the Cota 4RT260 in Honda’s expanded 2016 lineup of Montesa trials models. Currently being campaigned by Cody Webb in the AMA NATC MotoTrials USA National Trials Championship, the brand-new Cota 300RR is a unique, competition-focused motorcycle developed for the most demanding trials riders. Compared to the Cota 4RT260, the Cota 300RR’s…
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  • FREE Sat Nav Apps

    GMT
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    Satellite Navigation has seen such an incredible rate of advancement over the years we can literally reach our destination with our eyes closed (don’t try it though!)  Smart phones can almost do everything any other piece of electronic gadgetry can do these days, from receiving your email, taking HD videos, capturing images, storing our files […]
  • 10 Motorcycle Security Options – Buy a Shed

    GMT
    6 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    8. A Shed! > This is where a picture goes to show you what this is but I’m sure you all know what a shed looks like! Even with limited space, many bikes will be able to fit into the smallest of sheds, With a padlock, alarm and some 12 gauge shotgun shells wired strategically […]
  • 10 Motorcycle Security Options – Explosives

    GMT
    6 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    9. Explosives Click here to go to number 1 Ok, some of you may be getting concerned at this point, but to be honest we were quite ambitious when we thought we could come up with 10 security solutions for motorbikes and by adding the word explosives we thought it might grab peoples attention, just […]
  • 10 Motorcycle Security Options – Dogs!

    GMT
    6 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    7. Guard Dogs Ok, so you can’t carry a guard dog around with you but lets face it, when you hear a dog bark it makes you think twice. We’re not suggesting you go out and buy a guard dog but they can and do make great deterrents against criminals looking for easy pickings at […]
  • 10 Motorcycle Security Options – Motorcycle Cover

    GMT
    6 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    6. Motorcycle Covers Believe it or not, a simple cover might be enough to prevent your pride and joy going for a late night wander. A lot of bikes are stolen to order, mainly for their parts. Using a motorcycle cover for your motorbike if there is no option but to leave it out in […]
 
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  • Ford EcoSport Facelift Spotted In India

    Eshwar Prasad
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
      Ford has started testing the updated EcoSport in India as the compact SUV was spotted testing recently. Getting a few tweaks on both the exteriors and interiors, Ford’s largest selling vehicle’s main design change includes an updated rear end which loses out on the tailgate mounted spare wheel. The model seen in the spy shots is actually a left-hand drive variant, which is built alongside the right-hand drive version at the company’s plant in Chennai. This particular version of the EcoSport was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show where Ford had revealed that its European customers…
  • Nissan GT-R India Launch To Happen By the End Of 2015

    Eshwar Prasad
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
    We have been expecting Nissan to bring its Iconic sports car to our country for a while now and the company has finally revealed that the Nissan GT-R India launch will take place by the end of this year. This move can mainly be attributed to the recent surge in sales of performance cars in the country along with Ferrari’s entry into India as well. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the Nissan GT-R India launch was delayed because of the challenges involved in setting up a service infrastructure to maintain this technologically rich sports car that runs on high-octane fuel. Such…
  • Ford Mustang Spotted In India At ARAI, Launch This Festive Season

    Eshwar Prasad
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Details regarding the Indian launch of the Ford Mustang have been doing the rounds across many websites for quite some time now. However, it seems that things are going in the right direction for the muscle car’s launch as the sixth-generation Mustang was spotted at ARAI in Pune. The previous generation model was only produced as a left-hand drive, but this time around Ford is producing a right-hand drive version of the iconic sports car as well which will cater to markets like India. The Ford Mustang variant pictured here is powered by a massive 5.0-litre, naturally aspirated V8 engine…
  • Volvo S60 T6 Launched In India At Rs. 42 Lakhs

    Eshwar Prasad
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:43 pm
    2015 Volvo S60 T6 launched in India priced at Rs. 42 Lakhs Becoming the Swedish carmaker`s fourth launch in the country this year, Volvo Cars India has just launched the 2015 Volvo S60 T6 petrol sedan at a starting price tag of Rs. 42 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Volvo has brought in the new S60 T6 facelifted version that started retailing in India last year, but only in two diesel avatars – D4 and D5 variants. The newly launched T6 now becomes the most powerful and performance friendly version of the S60 luxury sedan in our country. The 2015 Volvo S60 T6 gets a new 2.0-litre…
  • Fiat Chrysler Invests $280 Million In Maharashtra Plant For Manufacturing Jeep Brand

    Eshwar Prasad
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    The Jeep Wrangler is one of the models that will be launched in India later this year Fiat Chrysler India has confirmed that they will be investing $280 million (around Rs. 1800 crores) to start production of the Jeep brand in India from 2017 onwards. The large investment will take place through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors. The amount that has been planned for investing will be done to expand the Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra, so that there is enough space to start production of Jeep. Currently co-owned by Tata Motors, the Ranjangaon facility will see the investment of the…
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  • Retro motorcycles

    Editor
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Over the past few years the market for retro motorcycles, those machines that conjure up memories of the past, has really expanded and now many of the mainstream manufacturers have at least one retro model in their range. With that in mind, I thought it might be entertaining to compare these machines with the ones they take their inspiration from. Now, a cynic might suggest that retro motorcycles are the best way to enjoy the classic bike vibe: buy one of these brand new, reliable machines and you too can Read More + The post Retro motorcycles appeared first on OilySmudges.
  • The nature of restoration projects

    Editor
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    A question every budding motorcycle restorer will have to answer at some point is “What sort of restoration project do I want this to be?” which really means “What sort of motorcycle do I want to have at the end of all my hard work?”. Ultimately, to a large degree, this will depend on what you want to do with it when it’s finished… Will you: ride it every day in all weathers; keep it in a vacuum and only take it out to shows (in the back Read More + The post The nature of restoration projects appeared first on OilySmudges.
  • Triumph Tiger 80 Project

    Editor
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sometimes it can be hard to visualise how that box of bits you bought as a ‘project’ will look when finished. This is one of the many challenges that will face the new owner of this circa 1938 Triumph Tiger 80 up for grabs with a guide price of £2,800 – 3,600 (US$4,200 – 5,300) at The Spring Stafford Sale being held at the Staffordshire County Showground by auction house Bonhams on 26 April 2015. Whilst it’s fair to say you’re going to have to source Read More + The post Triumph Tiger 80 Project appeared first on OilySmudges.
  • Yamaha Yard Built

    Editor
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Owning and running any motorcycle sets you apart from the ordinary, the run of the mill. And it’s this desire to be distinctive, different from the next person, that Yamaha is tapping into with the Yamaha Yard Built initiative. The line up So far, this had led to the creation of thirteen specials from eight builders in four countries based on three models from the current Yamaha line-up: Base models Builder Country SR400, XV950 Benders Germany SR400, XJR1300 Deus Ex Machina Italy VMAX JvB-Moto Germany SR400 KEDO Germany Read More + The post Yamaha Yard Built appeared first on…
  • Seeley-Honda CB750 (1977)

    Editor
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    During the ’60s and ’70s, the name Seeley was synonymous with quality, go-faster aftermarket frames, bodywork and exhausts. The man behind it, Colin Seeley, began as a motorcycle mechanic in the early ’50s and was soon to set up in business with his father offering workshop services and then becoming a dealer for new machines and by the late ’50s had secured main dealership contracts with the likes of AJS, BMW and Matchless to name but three. Success upon success Success as a motorcycle dealer Read More + The post Seeley-Honda CB750 (1977) appeared first on…
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  • Another test coming up

    Miguel
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    by Thinking of which GPS to get for your bike? So do many people and let me tell you, it’s a jungle out there. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been using my friend’s Garmin Montana, supposedly the best GPS for the offroad adventurer there is. I can’t speak for it’s efficiency in that … Fortsätt läsa Another test coming up →
  • Riding the green wave

    Miguel
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    by Yet another warm and sunny day despite the oracles claiming clouds and rain, and because of that yet another ride. This time we went to Vaxholm outside Stockholm, a ride that is probably one of the most beautiful ones in the area and in total around ninety kilometer as we rode it. What better … Fortsätt läsa Riding the green wave →
  • Too hot to handle

    Miguel
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    by First I complain about the cold keeping me from riding, but now I have to complain about the heat. Well, it didn’t keep me from riding today but it does limit my riding a bit. Partly because of what heat does to me, partly what it does to my KTM… I am not particularly … Fortsätt läsa Too hot to handle →
  • Lindstrands Lizard, Berglund limited edition: First look

    Miguel
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    by What a day! First it was ”take your bike to work”-day, or at least I rode the bike to work. Great opening. In the evening I did some shopping and got my hands on some Lindstrands gear, more specifically the enduro pants Lindstrand Lizard, Berglund limited edition, and the gloves Lindstrands Flex. I was … Fortsätt läsa Lindstrands Lizard, Berglund limited edition: First look →
  • TomTom Bandit: Time lapse

    Miguel
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    by This weekend  I made a short time lapse using the built-in function of taking one frame in 1080p every second. It turned out okay and naturally I wanted to show you this. Unfortunately Google, who kind of owns Internet, has decided to make the worst god damn apps to iOS, the YouTube app and … Fortsätt läsa TomTom Bandit: Time lapse →
 
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  • Blogging Federal Judge Says Ted Cruz ‘Not Fit to be President’

    7 Jul 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz raised eyebrows with his idea of giving voters the power to oust Supreme Court justices from the bench. One federal judge says he's so offended by the Texas senator's proposal that he thinks it should disqualify him from the White House.
  • Dropping a cannonball into a tub of mercury is mind-blowing [video]

    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There are some experiments you should never, ever try to replicate; anything involving a tub of mercury is one of those experiments. Good ting there's this video, though, because what happens when you drop a cannonball into some mercury will absolutely blow your mind. The post Dropping a cannonball into a tub of mercury is mind-blowing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 5 great apps to up productivity for entrepreneurs

    7 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    It's easy for an entrepreneur to get overwhelmed by the multitude of tasks to be tackled day in and day out, yet the same technology that brings in business can also be used to manage the load. The post 5 great apps to up productivity for entrepreneurs appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Resurrection Plants come back to life in seconds [video]

    7 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    There are some things in mother nature that make you stop and say, "Wow!" The Resurrection Plant, for example, dies when it runs out of water. The moment water touches it, though, it comes back to life. The post Resurrection Plants come back to life in seconds [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How the Grand Canyon became so grand [video]

    7 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The first half of this video is going to blow your mind with trivia about the Grand Canyon. For example, all water in the world's rivers would only fill the Grand Canyon halfway. After that, the video will rebuild your mind with geology, explaining how the canyon became grand. The post How the Grand Canyon became so grand [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Steering Through Sticky Situations : Riding in the Twisties !

    Good Bikers
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    While motorcycles are more maneuverable than cars, they can’t go around corners as quickly. It’s a simple matter of traction - four big tires grip the road better than two small ones.But motorcycles can corner as quickly as you need them to if you ride them correctly.Traction : A Sticky MatterThe reason four car tires grip the road better than two small tires is because when you have larger tires, and more of them, more rubber touches the road.Motorcycle tires are designed to operate at a certain temperature; they need to heat up a bit before they provide proper traction. Professional…
  • Throttle & Brake : Throttle Control !

    Good Bikers
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Along with the people who see the brakes as an on/off device, there are also those who treat the throttle in the same way. They have two normal positions : fully open and fully closed with an occasional intermediate position to hold a steady speed through sweeping turns and when under observation by the police.Starting out riding a seriously underpowered machine can encourage this bad habit. The difference in progress between zero and full throttle is so little on the machines that young learners are restricted to in some countries that full throttle becomes an automatic response to wanting…
  • The Honda Motor Company And Export Sales To The United States

    Good Bikers
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The preceding chapters inform the story of this industry’s rise to prominence as a leading global exporter. This next phase of the industry’s development is generally more familiar to those living outside of Japan, for we encounter Japanese motorcycles on the streets of our own towns and cities. In the mid- 1950s, European manufacturers had moved aggressively into the US market, capitalizing on an increasing demand for small motorcycles for commuting, racing, and leisure activities. American imports of motorcycles from England, West Germany, and Italy totalled just over 16,000 units in…
  • How to Choose Your Riding Gear : Helmets !

    Good Bikers
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Topping your list of essential items should be your helmet. The issue of helmet use causes more debate than any other issue in motorcycling, which is insane : It’s like arguing for or against smallpox vaccinations during the nineteenth century.Make no mistake about it: Not wearing a helmet is stupid. According to a long-term study conducted by Professor Harry Hurt for the University of Southern California’s Head Protection Research Laboratory, you’re five times more likely to suffer a serious head injury if you have an accident while not wearing a helmet than you are if you crash while…
  • Steering Through Sticky Situations : Splitting Lanes !

    Good Bikers
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    In some states, it is legal for a motorcycle to ride between lanes of traffic. This is known as splitting lanes. Doing this when traffic is moving at normal speed is, of course, insane - a form of suicide. When traffic is moving normally, remain in your normal lane of traffic.Lane splitting is not a task for a beginning rider. But for an experienced motorcyclist, splitting lanes when traffic is moving very slowly or is stopped can be as safe or safer than just sitting there, if for no other reason than it gets you out of traffic more quickly and reduces the amount of time you’re exposed to…
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