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  • Repsolreplica mini CBR launched

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    Visordown News
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    HONDA has officially launched a Repsol-replica version of its facelifted CBR250R in Japan and it’s virtually certain an identical-looking CBR300R will appear over here when the delayed bigger-capacity version is finally put on sale.The CBR300R was originally due on sale last month but has been pushed back to the end of the year, with no official reason given for the delay. In the meantime other markets including Japan have started getting the updated CBR250R, which has the same new bodywork as the Europe-bound 300R but keeps the old, smaller-capacity engine.While most of the colour…
  • Suzuki set to launch 110cc Lets scooter

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    Visordown News
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    SUZUKI will soon be launching the new Lets scooter in India, with dealers already taking deposits on the bike.The new scooter will cost Rs. 47,000 (£458) and be powered by a 112cc single-cylinder, four-stroke air-cooled engine, with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox.The engine will make 8.7hp at 7,500rpm and 6.6ft.lb of torque at 6,500rpm, returning a claimed 175mpg. It uses new Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology to improve fuel efficiency by reducing the amount of power lost through the drivetrain.Fitted to the Lets are 10” steel wheels with tubeless tyres.
  • The Kings of Cool

    Motorcycle News | MCN
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    BMW has hit the retro nail on the head with its R NineT. It's had rave reviews and the first batch to leave the factory has already sold out - globally. But how does the new bike compare to the...
  • Survey What do you think of Ducatis plan to have airbags on all its bikes within 10 years

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    Visordown News
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    DUCATI recently unveiled the first rider airbag to be integrated into a motorcycle.The Ducati Multistrada S touring D-Air features software developed by Dainese that triggers an airbag worn by the rider in the event of a crash.The bike uses an additional ECU, accelerometers, and has sensors at the front and rear to detect an accident in around 25 milliseconds, 16 times faster than it takes to blink an eye.Once triggered, it takes a further 15ms to fully deploy a 5cm thick airbag which Ducati say is twice as effective at absorbing or deflecting energy as current top-spec back protectors, and…
  • Why chain maintenance is important

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    Luke Bowler
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    One of the comments on YouTube: 'that chain was so slack it looked like a cows vagina.' Sounds about right.
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    Bikes in the Fast Lane - Daily Motorcycle News

  • Never Enough Pockets When Riding: Givi EA109

    Mike Werner
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Givi #Bags - Givi has an interesting bag for those who never have enough storage when riding their motorcycles. It's the Givi EA109, a leg bag!! That's right a bag that gets placed on your thighs. ...
  • France: Motorcycle Rest Stops Bol D’Or 2014

    Mike Werner
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    For those of you going to the last ol d'Or motorcycle endurance race at the Magny Cours circuit, and going by motorcycle, here are all the active motorcycle rest stops. At the "Relais Calmos Motards" you will be able to rest between bikers, eat, hot drinks, check your tire pressure, minor repairs, etc. Do watch out of the police before and after these rest stop, they are ALWAYS there! ...
  • USA: Not A Single Motorcycle Cop In L.A. - All Gone To Funeral

    Mike Werner
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #USA #Police #Funeral - From this photo, it would seem that there is not a single motorcycle cop patrolling the streets of Los Angeles. Woow, what a turn out. Of course it is never good to lose one of your own, especially not under the circumstances the police officer died. ...
  • Ad: Bangalore Safety Campaign - INCREDIBLY GOOD

    Mike Werner
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    #India #Bangalore #Safety - Here is one really smart safety campaign for the city of Bangalore, India. First of all the numbers are staggering and amazing. I never knew.... Secondly, their idea to put helmets on motorcycle riders is very novel and interesting. But will it work? ...
  • Planning or Dreaming Of Adventure? - HUBB 2014 Is For You

    Mike Werner
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    #HUBBUK #Adventure #Travel - The inescapable Horizons Unlimited, for anyone traveling or adventure riding, are organizing their annual HUBBUK event for veteran, newbie, rookie and dreamers. Now is your chance to learn more about that adventure motorcycle ride you are dreaming about. ...
 
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    About.com Motorcycles

  • Who Would've Guessed This Beauty Was Penned by a Car Guy?

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Why are the worlds of cars and motorcycles so disconnected? As an enthusiast of both stripes, I'll never quite understand why there aren't more folks who appreciate the two genres of transportation together... but then again, every once in a while those worlds collide to excellent results. For instance, take the bike pictured here: Styling may be a subjective art, but I'd argue that this particular motorcycle strikes a solid equilibrium between muscularity and balance. Powered by an air-cooled, 100 hp, 1,792cc S&S v-twin capable of a (claimed) 130 mph and 70 mpg, its fuel tank, saddle,…
  • 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS: Riding Fast, Riding Green

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

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

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

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

  • Motorcycle Helmet Heads Up Displays Will Go Mainstream

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

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

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

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

    Paul Crowe
    27 Feb 2014 | 8:23 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Putting a V8 engine in a motorcycle is easy, just build a bike big enough, like a Boss Hoss, and you can wrap it around anything, though as one recent home build, the Simca V8 shows, with a bit more thought and finesse, the results are a lot more pleasing. […]
 
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  • Repsolreplica mini CBR launched

    Visordown News
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    HONDA has officially launched a Repsol-replica version of its facelifted CBR250R in Japan and it’s virtually certain an identical-looking CBR300R will appear over here when the delayed bigger-capacity version is finally put on sale.The CBR300R was originally due on sale last month but has been pushed back to the end of the year, with no official reason given for the delay. In the meantime other markets including Japan have started getting the updated CBR250R, which has the same new bodywork as the Europe-bound 300R but keeps the old, smaller-capacity engine.While most of the colour…
  • Survey What do you think of Ducatis plan to have airbags on all its bikes within 10 years

    Visordown News
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    DUCATI recently unveiled the first rider airbag to be integrated into a motorcycle.The Ducati Multistrada S touring D-Air features software developed by Dainese that triggers an airbag worn by the rider in the event of a crash.The bike uses an additional ECU, accelerometers, and has sensors at the front and rear to detect an accident in around 25 milliseconds, 16 times faster than it takes to blink an eye.Once triggered, it takes a further 15ms to fully deploy a 5cm thick airbag which Ducati say is twice as effective at absorbing or deflecting energy as current top-spec back protectors, and…
  • Why chain maintenance is important

    Luke Bowler
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    One of the comments on YouTube: 'that chain was so slack it looked like a cows vagina.' Sounds about right.
  • Suzuki set to launch 110cc Lets scooter

    Visordown News
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    SUZUKI will soon be launching the new Lets scooter in India, with dealers already taking deposits on the bike.The new scooter will cost Rs. 47,000 (£458) and be powered by a 112cc single-cylinder, four-stroke air-cooled engine, with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox.The engine will make 8.7hp at 7,500rpm and 6.6ft.lb of torque at 6,500rpm, returning a claimed 175mpg. It uses new Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology to improve fuel efficiency by reducing the amount of power lost through the drivetrain.Fitted to the Lets are 10” steel wheels with tubeless tyres.
  • VIDEO Biker and his girlfriend robbed at gunpoint by masked bandits

    Visordown News
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    A VIDEO has been uploaded to YouTube showing a biker and his British girlfriend being robbed by bandits whilst on holiday in Guatemala.Canadian biker Dan Landsborough is seen riding his Kawasaki KLR650 on a dirt track with his British girlfriend on the back, when two robbers leapt from the bushes armed with a gun and machete, forcing the pair to stop.The thieves tore rings from Heidi Burton’s fingers and cut off Mr Landsborough’s tank bag, which contained a bag of money, an iPod and iPhone.The theft happened on a road between Santiago Atitlan and San Pedro La Laguna, in Solola,…
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    Motorcycle News | MCN

  • Suzuki GSX-R750 owners needed!

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    MCN is on the lookout for Suzuki GSX-R750 owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 2004/05 GSX-R750 2006/2010 GSX-R750 2011 - Current GSX-R750 We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance...
  • What annoys you most about riding on the Queen's Highways?

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    With all sorts of things seemingly on the roads just to annoy you, we have an important question - which one really grinds your gears the most? Is it the idiots babbling away on their mobile phones, potholes the size...
  • Win a set of Pirelli Angel GT tyres

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    Fancy a free set of new Angel GT tyres for your bike? MCN has teamed up with Pirelli to give away 10 sets of its new sports tourer rubber. Launched this year, the new Angel GT is the replacement for...
  • The Kings of Cool

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    BMW has hit the retro nail on the head with its R NineT. It's had rave reviews and the first batch to leave the factory has already sold out - globally. But how does the new bike compare to the...
  • New MCN out Wednesday 23rd!

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 23: - BMW R Nine T takes on super-stylish rivals- Off-Road Guide: Get your bike & body ready- Ultimate MV: Ago F800 for £20k- GIXXER...
 
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  • James Whitham’s W650 tracker

    Gez Kane
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    It’s comforting to know that even TV stars and retired former race aces aren’t immune to the project bike disease. That’s why former Grand Prix, World Superbike and World Supersport racer James Whitham has spent the last 15 months of his limited spare time building his take on the street tracker concept. Based on an ageing W650 twin—Kawasaki’s rival to Hinckley’s revived Bonneville—Whitham’s tracker is the epitome of stripped-down, pared-back style. Without such fripperies as lights or indicators, the bike is his vision of how a bike should be—simple fun. “My mate Jamie…
  • Top 5 Kawasaki KZ750s

    Wesley Reyneke
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    I’ll admit it, I didn’t know that Kawasaki made a twin-cylinder ‘Z’ until I came across the bikes we’ve selected below. It seems illogical that Kawasaki would release a twin when they had a great four-cylinder engine in their line-up, but they wanted a piece of the vertical twin pie. It meant going up against Triumph’s Bonneville and Yamaha’s XS650—so the Kawasaki KZ750 was born. Produced from 1976 to 1983, the KZ750 was (at the time) a fairly modern motorcycle. At its heart was a 745cc vertical twin motor, with double overhead cams and chain-driven…
  • New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

    Chris Hunter
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    For those of you lucky enough to live in the northern hemisphere, the riding season is well underway. And that means lots of fresh new product from the motorcycle gear makers. Here’s a roundup of new gear that has caught our eye, from brands both big and small. Icon 1000 Oildale Icon is steeped in custom moto culture. The Portland-based company switches effortlessly from building outrageous customs to cutting-edge apparel with a unique twist. The new Oildale jacket is constructed around a tough wax-coated canvas chassis that’ll age gracefully over the years. It’s flexible too: Stretch…
  • Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

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

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

    Scott Cochran
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) wants to change the language of the Driver Privacy Act bill to protect all information recorded by event data recorders installed on all “motor vehicles,” including motorcycles. The way S. 1925 is currently written grants privacy only for data the government “requires” to be collected. Currently the government does not require “black boxes” […] The post PROPOSED BILL WOULD PREVENT YOUR MOTORCYCLE FROM TESTIFYING AGAINST YOU IN COURT appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • WILL INDIAN MOTORCYCLES RETURN TO STURGIS?

    Scott Cochran
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    In 1936, Clarence “Pappy” Hoel purchased the Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis South Dakota and formed the Jackpine Gypsies that same year.  Two years later, in 1938, the Sturgis Rally was born with 19 participants.  Originally called the “Black Hills Classic” the event was, in its early years primarily centered around racing, hill climbs and […] The post WILL INDIAN MOTORCYCLES RETURN TO STURGIS? appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Long Strange Trip for Indian

    Scott Cochran
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Editor Scott Cochran –  It occurs to me what a long, strange trip its been. But, at least I’m still riding. Ok…I stole that first line from the Grateful Dead’s song, “Truckin.” Written by the band and released in 1970, that song defined a generation and the psychedelic culture of the 70’s. “Truckin” reached #37 […] The post Long Strange Trip for Indian appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Ridewright Wheels Introduces 3-Piece Modular Billet Hub

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

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

  • 30th Annual Vintage Bike Show in Phoenix

    Doug Klassen
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    This year was the 30th annual, more or less, and I've been going to them since they were a "vintage picnic" at a local park. It's been interesting to see the event grow, get too big and attract the wrong crowd, get small, then start to grow again only to be hit by the downturn in the economy. This year was interesting, there seemed to be fewer vintage bikes than ever but the biggest
  • The Blighty Boys Blog

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

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

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

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

    Ezekiel Wheeler
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TweetA perfect glowing Santa Monica sunset set the stage for what, later that evening, would be a fitting tribute screening to the legendary Kurt Caselli documentary – Caselli 66-Ride the Dream. Inside the Red Bull headquarters in Santa Monica, CA family members, team mates, long time friends and even new friends like, your’s truly would gather around Kurt Caselli memorabilia, race rigs and ultimates photos and laughter from those who knew him best. This is family. The feeling couldn’t be more apparent, or rather more infectious. Nobody felt like an outsider inside this circle.
  • Top 10 Jackets For Warm Weather

    Bruce Speedman
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    TweetRiding season is finally starting to relinquish winter’s grip and as the temperatures rise the gear you choose to ride in will need to breathe a little more. Here are our top 10 jackets for warm weather. Icon Overload Sportbike SB1 Mesh Jacket ($169): The Overload SB1 mesh jacket is a solid summer option with great value offering breathable mesh outer wear with protective CE armor. Icon Sizing Chart Icon Women’s Overload Sportbike SB1 Jacket ($169):  The women’s version of the SB1 offers the same breathable mesh material with the built-in, CE-certified protective…
  • Ask RideApart: What To Do With Old Helmets?

    Tim Watson
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    TweetIf you’re a regular motorcyclist then over time you are going to amass a huge amount of gear. Some things you’ll wear until they either break, get damaged or are just too dirty and outdated to use anymore. But what do you do with old helmets after that? Should you just hang on to them, sell them or even consider recycling them? Question: OK Motorcycle people, what do you do with your old/outdated/crashed helmets? I’ve got a few taking up space. - @Rumblestrip (via @RideApart Twitter). Answer: Good question and one that we at RideApart don’t have an immediate answer for. It’s…
  • Harley-Davidson Sales On The Rise

    Tim Watson
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TweetHarley-Davidson today announced its first quarter sales performance for 2014 with U.S. sales up year on year and an upward trend around the world in the 89 markets that it sells its motorcycles. In the first quarter of 2014 H-D dealers sold 57,415 motorcycles compared to 54,254 during the same period in 2013. In the U.S., 35,730 new H-D motorcycles were delivered, an up swing of 3% over the previous year. Globally though sales were up a big 10.9% with 21,685 bikes sold in the first quarter of this year compared to 19,548 previously. Perhaps not unsurprisingly with the launch of the new…
  • Amazon Ready To Ride Sale

    Jason Fogelson
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    TweetMainstream retail outlets rush to use the biker image and iconography to their own advantage. Motorcycles have been used as shorthand backdrops to sell clothing, cologne, tobacco products and even makeup — with very little advantage ever coming to us, the motorcycle-riding public. So, we wanted to bring Amazon.com’s current “Ready to Ride” sales event to your attention, because it’s a case of a major mainstream retailer (the biggest one on the planet) bending prices to attract dollars from motorcyclists and other powersports enthusiasts. Through the month of…
 
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    Tilted Horizons

  • Foiled!

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
    ICYMI, aluminum foil (that'd be aluminium for my UK friends) works wonders during servicing and for keeping errant fluid away from where it isn't wanted. Think about it: AL foil is moldable into any... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Revive your First Aid Kit

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    With Spring finally here, whether you're prepping your motorcycle for the riding season, or you never stopped riding it, this would be a good time to inspect your first aid kit and replace, replenish... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Registered for Americade 2014

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

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

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

    Jensen Beeler
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    This weekend marks the return of Grand Prix Motorcycle racing to the South American continent, and the MotoGP paddock is slowly making its long and arduous journey to the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo. Revamped in 2012, the MotoGP Championship had to pushback its 2013 plans, amid construction concerns and issues with a certain petroleum company having a beef with the Argentinean government. That being said, MotoGP machines are in Argentina now (we hope), and […] ...
  • Ronax 500 – Don’t Call It a Honda NSR500 Replica

    Jensen Beeler
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    The folks at Ronax are certainly getting away with not saying much, especially when it comes to their soon-to-be-released Ronax 500 motorcycle. Dressed in a neon yellow cover, limited to only 46 units, and looking suspiciously similar thru the sheet to a Honda NSR500, what Ronax isn’t saying is that its creation is a replica of Valentino Rossi’s last two-stroke race bike (the Honda NSR500), but they are certainly doing everything in their power to […] ...
  • Trackside Tuesday: A Circuit Too Far?

    Scott Jones
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    One of the benefits of having contacts in the MotoGP paddock is occasionally getting info that comes in handy. At the end of last season I happened to ask a friend about the July 2013 test at the new Argentina circuit. I’d been thinking that this round looked interesting; and as I love to go to new tracks, I was thinking seriously about attending MotoGP’s first visit to the Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo. […] ...
  • Yamaha To Offer Electric Street Bikes by 2016

    Jensen Beeler
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    You may remember the Yamaha PED1 and Yamaha PES1 electric motorcycle concepts, which the tuning fork brand debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. Modest, yet slightly futuristic looking, the overall impression we got from readers was that Yamaha was onto something with its PED1 and PES1 bikes, and it seems the Japanese OEM has heard your excitement. Announcing plans in its 2013 Annual Report to bring the PED1 and PES1 to market by […] ...
  • Introducing the Termas De Rio Hondo Circuit of Argentina

    David Emmett
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    The Argentinian round of MotoGP will be the first time a major racing series has visited the Termas de Rio Hondo, the brand new circuit in northern Argentina. As the track is still so new, the circuit designers - Dromo Racetrack Design from Italy – have produced some background material containing key facts about the circuit. Alongside the list of facts, there are also a couple of interesting infographics giving a better idea of what the track […] ...
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  • MV Agusta F3 800 Ago unveiled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    IHG
    27 Oct 2013 | 4:21 pm
    If you have been rolling the thought of riding your own motorcycle around in your head and still haven't decided if you should or not, you need to buy this e-book.  As a woman I totally over think everything.  Well most everything.  When I was trying to make the decision if I was going to ride my own or continue to ride two-up I wish I would have had this book as my guide.Get On - A Guide to Riding Motorcycles For Women Who Think Too Much by Janet H Green is truly wonderful.  Janet sprinkles in a bit of humor and a lot of truth in her e-book.  This veteran rider…
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  • Polaris Reports Record First Quarter 2014 Results. Motorcycle Sales Up 52%

    Cyril Huze
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) this morning reported record first quarter net income of $80.9 million, or $1.19 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. By comparison, 2013 first quarter net income was $75.5 million, or $1.07 per diluted share. Net sales... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Ride With A Cold One Ready In A New Harley-Davidson Saddlebag Cooler

    Cyril Huze
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    There will always be a cold one ready at the end of the ride with the new Saddlebag Cooler (P/N 90200991, $69.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Fully lined and insulated, this soft-side zippered cooler is shaped to drop right into the hard... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Will You Rethink What You Thought About The Ural Sidecar?

    Cyril Huze
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    I rode one Ural sidecar a couple of years ago. My impression was: loud, shaking more than quite a bit, requiring effort to activate the rear drum brakes, uncomfortable position and seating and getting scary when reaching 70 mph… Still, many liked it the way it was. Are they... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • GaugeFace. A New Easy Way To Connect An iPad, iPhone or iPod To Your Harley-Davidson And To Display All Your Bike Info.

    Cyril Huze
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Many will never add any digital device to their bike, and of course, many will… Connecting an iPad to your Harley-Davidson Bagger’s ECM or iPhone or iPod touch (any generation model) to your Sportster is now easier than you think. Ralph Randolph and crew at Knockout... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music Festival. 35 Bands In 9 Days.

    Cyril Huze
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    35 bands in 9 days. Price of concerts increases today Wednesday April 23 at 5 pm (Mountain Time) Concerts are free with camping. Reservation concerts and camping by going HERE. This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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  • 2014 Airhead Tech Day

    Charlie6
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I rode Scarlett to where Dick Paschen once again hosted a great tech day get together at his home in Centennial, CO today. There was quite the turnout of airhead motorcycles, from models from the 60's to mid-90s. Most folks came to socialize but all who came with mechanical issues got helped and most would ride home with better running motorcycles.Airheads is the nickname given to the motorcycles which have air-cooled Boxer engines.  These engines are the common element shared by Airheads along with the simplicity of their design and the always willing helpfulness of their owners to help…
  • Uraling with RichardM to Skyline Drive and the Royal Gorge Bridge

    Charlie6
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Beautiful day today in the great pot-smoking state of Colorado, sunny skies, mild winds and warm temperatures in the forecast had RichardM, myself and Scarlett heading south on  CO83 towards Cañon City's Skyline Drive.We left Casa Chang, where RichardM is my guest this weekend, at 8:05 AM and were at the entrance to Skyline Drive by 10:30 AM, not bad for moving at URAL speed!   RichardM was riding monkey today and he'll I am sure be posting some of the pics he shot while we rode south towards Colorado Springs.We were the only motorized vehicle on Skyline Drive this morning,…
  • A Visitor from Alaska

    Charlie6
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:07 pm
    RichardM, the stalwart sub-freezing rider of Alaska's Fairbanks region and moto-blogger, is in Denver for a work conference in the downtown area.I met up with RichardM at Denver International Airport, I drove Scarlett of course as Richard had told me he travels pretty light and I'd mounted my spare cargo rack on to of the spare wheel yesterday in preparation.The ride from the airport went without issues, though we kept a close eye on the incoming weather front that was rapidly rolling in from the west.  We managed to avoid all but a few drops of rain and arrived at my house with no…
  • Scarlett's 1000 Kilometer Service

    Charlie6
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Started this morning checking the valve clearances on Scarlett, the intake valve clearances were spot on, the exhaust ones were a tad loose so I tightened both sides up, no issues. Then I spent the rest of the morning hunting down the "Generic" motorcycle oil filter that is now used by 2014 Ural Sidecar Rigs.  By "Generic" I had assumed, and read online, to mean readily available.  Not quite.  Tried two different auto parts places, called a Yamaha dealer, and finally a guy at a NAPA store said one of their branches had one.The model is a WIX 57207 or Mann W75/3.  The one I…
  • Uraling to Unique Rides' Ural Demo Day

    Charlie6
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Today was Unique Ride's turn to host the traveling URAL Demo Days's Dave and his demo URAL sidecar rigs.I rode out around 9:00 AM and by 11:30 I had gotten there with Scarlett, we took a bit longer than usual as we stopped for pictures of Long Peak along the way.  Oh, and Scarlett went over 1000 Km today so I'll be performing her first service tomorrow. Long Peak from County Rd 32, near the I-25 Super SlabShot with 16X zoomPhotoshopped versionThere was already several folks at Unique Rides, several of them being fellow Uralisti who'd come to check out the EFI rigs.  I saw some…
 
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  • A FIELD GUIDE TO CHOCOLATE RABBITS

    The Vintagent
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The rakish machine over which this rabbit hunches is mechanically somewhere between a Neander and a post-1930 BMW; with a clearly a riveted pressed-steel chassis.  The low-slung cylinder head and exhaust suggests a BMW R11Among the various sweet charms of the Easter holiday is the tradition of giving/eating molded chocolate bunnies, along with various eggs and candies in this thinly veiled Springtime festival of copulation and the renewal of leaves and greenery in the northern hemisphere.  Of course, we like our bunnies best who ride motorcycles, and the finest chocolate houses seem…
  • BROUGH SUPERIOR TO CONQUER THE CANNONBALL...

    The Vintagent
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Motorcycle Cannonball writer Rebecca West recently interviewed me for thoughts on the September 2014 event, in which I'll ride Bryan Bossier's 1933 Brough Superior 11-50 across the USA from Daytona to Tacoma, in a team with Alan Stulberg of Austin's Revival Cycles.  I have a curious mix of dread and anticipation for the event; it's truly an endurance rally, 17 days of 320+ mile rides, a rigorous up-before-dawn schedule, and timed checkpoints at least twice daily.  Any maintenance needs to be done after the day's ride...and before the next!Here's the interview; check out the…
  • THE 1929 TT EX-WORKS SCOTTS

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

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

    The Vintagent
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It would appear the historic Vincent-HRD marque is hurtling towards India!In shocking news today, it appears Eicher Motors Limited, owners of the Royal Enfield brand, have claimed Vincent-HRD as their own, and plan to manufacture new Vincents in one year.  A bit of back story: Matt Holder of Birmingham purchased the names and rights of the Royal Enfield, Velocette, Scott, and Vincent-HRD marques at their bankruptcy sales, over the decades-long decay of the British motorcycle industry from the 1950s-70s.  The Holder family, with their HQ in a former Triumph warehouse in Meriden (the…
 
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  • All Systems Go For The 54th Around A Pound Tandragee 100

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Preparations are well underway for the North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club Ltd’s 54th Around A Pound Tandragee 100 on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May 2014. Ryan Farquhar, Keith Amor,eHedkWilliam Dunlop, Sam Dunlop, Dan Kneen, Micko Sweeney, Club Member Shaun Anderson, Derek McGee and Jamie Hamilton are just some of the stars you can expect to see at the event. The Tandragee 100 Course was, in 2013, voted 4th Best Road Racing Course in the World (only the TT, Macau & UGP came higher) and with over 320 rider entries this year from Northern Ireland, South of Ireland, England,Scotland,…
  • Seeley and Irwin Celebrate Opening Wins at Brands Hatch

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Motorpoint British Supersport Championship heavyweights Mar-Train Yamaha and Gearlink Kawasaki kicked off their season with a victory apiece at Brands Hatch with Glenn Irwin scoring his debut in the class whilst Alastair Seeley returned to winning ways in the Feature race. In the opening race of the weekend Irwin stole the limelight in sensational fashion after a closely-fought battle with Luke Jones and Jake Dixon. The lead pack had been dicing for the opening win of the season in the damp conditions but on the last lap Irwin had the edge over his rivals. In second place Jones was holding…
  • Assen Welcomes World Superbike for Round 3

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Since 1992 the TT Circuit Assen has been part of the World Superbike calendar and it is currently the second most visited venue in the history of the series after Phillip Island. Also known as the Circuit van Drenthe, it is one of the oldest permanent racetracks in Europe. Since the opening in 1926 it has been subject to several modifications, with the current layout featuring six left handers, eleven right handers and a 300m long start/finish straight. After raising the bar in the second round of the season, the Kawasaki Racing Team hopes to keep the momentum going. The dominant performance…
  • Halsall Biker Gear’s Hartley Becomes Youngest ever BSB Points Scorer at Brands Hatch

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    HALSALL Biker Gear Kawasaki’s Harry Hartley became the youngest ever rider to score points in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship after taking an impressive 13th place at Brands Hatch Indy on Easter Monday. The Bolton-based team was only just denied having both riders finish in the points when Lee Costello suffered a tyre problem towards the end of the race which resulted in him falling from 12th to 18th spot in the closing laps. And now the team returns home feeling buoyed up ahead of the rest of the season after making a solid start to the 2014 campaign. Both riders were left…
  • Riders for Health – Day of Dreams Set to be Dream Start to SBK Weekend

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    World Superbike fans will have the chance to meet their SBK heroes and feel the thrill of riding the Donington Park race track at a brand new Riders for Health event. Day of Dreams takes place on Thursday 22 May and is an opportunity for fans to go behind-the-scenes of SBK and meet past and present superbike stars ahead of the UK round of the Superbike World Championships. The family-friendly day costs just £15 per person and includes paddock and pit-lane access, with the opportunity to get close to the incredible SBK bikes as crews prepare for the upcoming race, as well as the chance to…
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  • Ronax 500

    ford832
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Aka,what I'd like to have for my next bike....:banana Ronax 500 – Don’t Call It a Honda NSR500 Replica
  • 04 yzf600 project

    Wayne220
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    I bought the bike stuck in first gear cheap. So i have a few questions about random things. 1. What is the best way to storage the tank with out gas in it, so it does not rust? 2. since i got to tear it all apart, should i just go ahead and put new rings and bearings in it? 3. where is the best place to order all the parts i need for this? I know what parts are needed, just not where to go about ordering them from. I'm in no rush to complete this, Just going to do a little at a time, and it will be ready for next summer. It runs great, I love how it these bikes ride and is the only reason I'm…
  • Ohio CSBA ride

    scraperman1
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Hey all, I am posting this up for the Ohio chapter of the Christian Sport Bike Association. They are meeting up for a nice 150 mile jaunt on May 10th @ 8:30am. The meeting place is Iron Pony Motorsports 5436 Westerville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081. If you come, wear a helmet and gear. Post up if you are coming. All bikes and beliefs are welcome,
  • Gears scratching while shifting? Exiting highway?

    JetFalcon
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    So when I am at a higher rate of speed like 60-70 on the freeway and need to exit the offramp, I tend to shift the bike into neutral and coast to the traffic light. But if I need to get back into gear from neutral and shift up, I hear a scratching sound when I try to shift up. I can still shift up to the desired gear, but from N to 2nd gear, it always makes that loud scratch sound. Is it just some kind of warning? Or why would my bike make that sound only when I'm trying to do the N to 2nd gear shift while cruising at highway speeds of like 50-70 mph.
  • SALE: CORSE DYNAMICS High Performance Intake Kit for 2V Ducati

    motowheels
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    More power for your 2 valve Ducati in a complete kit with all the parts needed to install: CORSE DYNAMICS High Performance Intake Kit Was: $309.95 Sale: $279.00 FREE Shipping in the USA Corse Dynamics has built a complate kit utilizing the highest quality components to ensure not only peak horsepower but long life as well. This kit utilizes K&N 1 million mile warranty air filters, crankcase breather, idle air filter, 6061 billet CNC machined velocity stacks, CNC machined air filter delete kit, as well as stainless steel washers, nuts & bolts. This is the most complete kit available-…
 
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  • Wider Yachts Reveals Its Latest Concept Developments

    John Lyon
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the four years since its founding, Wider Yachts has made a name for itself by showcasing innovative concepts that push the envelope of technical boat and yacht design. Thus far, the only one of those concepts to actually hit water is the highly inventive Wider 42 weekend cruiser, which launched in 2011; but the company is steadily progressing on the construction of its first megayacht, the Wider 150, and it debuted two forthcoming models at the Miami International Boat Show earlier this year. Under constru...
  • The Four Seasons Unveils Extravagant Culinary Experiences

    Carolyn Meers
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Four Seasons has unveiled extravagant summer culinary experiences for guests of its hotels in Mauritius, Italy, and Hungary. (www.fourseasons.com) Aboard the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita’s Sea Cloud, a well-appointed floating barge that serves as one of the hotel’s dining venues, guests are afforded panoramic views of the Indian Ocean while dining upon a meal prepared by an onboard chef. Guests can swim and snorkel from Sea Cloud during the day and indulge in a five-course meal paired with Cri...
  • Dubey & Schaldenbrand Dazzles with the Coeur Blanc Watch

    John Lyon
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    For the last two decades, the Swiss watchmaker Dubey and Schaldenbrand has focused on the aesthetic rather than the technical aspects of watchmaking, purchasing vintage calibers from other companies and then creating ornate cases to house them, as well as dials, hands, and movement components. But with the new Dubey & Schaldenbrand Coeur Blanc, the brand combines exceptional case design with a complicated movement (based on the tourbillon 8001) that it created in-house. Nearly every surface of the Coeur B...
  • Benetti Unveils Its New Custom Superyacht Lady Candy

    Rose Bloomfield
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Though the yacht was launched last May, the stunning interiors of the 186-foot Benetti Lady Candy were only recently unveiled to the public. Designed by the Hong Kong–based design studio Central Yacht, the vessel’s interior is bright and open, with large panels of windows spanning most of the three upper decks and flooding the nearly 1,000-square-foot main saloon with natural light. The interior is outfitted with a variety of woods, leather, and marbles, in a color scheme that focuses on the use of gold and tu...
  • Sneak Peek: Ham Yard Hotel, London

    Jennifer Ashton Ryan
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Discover the Ham Yard Hotel within a newly built urban village tucked away in London’s Soho neighborhood. Why Go: This boutique hotel is the eighth wonder of the Firmdale Hotels group’s London world. It is the company’s most ambitious project to date with a mix of 91 rooms and suites, 24 apartments, and 13 stores along a tree-filled pedestrian thoroughfare that connects Great Windmill Street to Denman Street. The “urban village,” as owners Kit and Tim Kemp are calling it, sits in Soho just behind Piccadilly C...
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  • Escapism and Healing Through Motorcycles

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

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

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

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

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

    Ted
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Liam – If you frequent this site and remember an article from awhile back, a beautiful XS by the name of “Dale” graced the fine pages of this website. I Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • Black and Blue XS650

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

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

    Ted
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    This is my 1976 Yamaha XS650. Like many others this started out as a purchase from someone with good intentions that fell horribly short. When I got the bike it did Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
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  • Honda Introduces the 2010 Elite

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

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

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

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    One of the most visually distinctive features of the big new BMWs are the headlights, with two rings of LEDs acting as daytime running lights (just like their cars), and a smart “third eye” in the center that is the cornerstone of the Adaptive Lighting system. Look closely and you’ll see a strong light pointing upward and then reflected by an articulating mirror. This mirror articulates both up and down (to adjust for load) and side to side (to adjust for lean angle). Does all this photon-trickery work? See for yourself…http://vimeo.com/30547997This article is published with the…
  • BMW’s Multi-Controller

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    There’s no doubt about it, computers are invading bikes, from determining how much throttle you really want (ride-by-wire) to lighting the sparkplug, and everywhere in between. BMW’s K1600 GTL is a veritable tech-de-force, but they’ve found a really simple way to let the rider control it all:http://vimeo.com/29816352 This article is published with the permission of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine. It is not for sale or redistribution.RoadRUNNER is a bimonthly motorcycle touring magazine packed with exciting travel articles, splendid photography, maps and GPS files.
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  • Sisi Fotogenic Yamaha R15

    Taufik
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Bro sekalian, Bingung Mau nulis apa lagi saat melihat penampakan asli Yamaha YZF R15 semua sudah terang benderang . . . ya sudah tinggal bagaimana tmcblog memainkan dua lensa (lensa 50mm dan lensa sapujagat 18-200mm )  yang ditempel di Body Pentax K5. Suasana tempat launching remang remang, hanya cahaya spot yang diarahkan ke sosok Yamaha YZF R15 . . . Nah ini adalah kondisi ideal seperti yang pernah diajarkan Darwis triadi dulu . . Tembak setiap detail dari R15 tampa tambahan Lampu blitz, mainkan bukaan diafraghma yang sesuai dan tentunya speed yang pas pula , dan gunakan sorotan cahaya…
  • Portofolio Produk Yamaha R15 dan Strategi R series Yamaha Indonesia

    Taufik
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Bro sekalian, Perilisan Yamaha R15 adalah penanda awal dan gebrakan awal Yamaha Indonesia akan Strategi baru Yamaha Indonesia di Sport R series  . . . Dan kalo mas bro Ngeh beberapa Bulan Yang lalu Yamaha Indonesia sempat merilis R6, nah kemarin R15 itu dijuluki baby R6 . . . dan Kalo nggak salah, pekan depan Yamaha Indonesia akan merilis R1 . . . kalo memang strategy korelasi Big bike- small capacity Bike  . . . berarti memang akan hadir juga R25 setelah itu ( kabarnya mei 2014 ) dan R25 akan dijuliki Baby R1 (atau Baby M1? ) . . . Oke tapi bagaimana R15 itu sendiri, bagaimana possitioning…
  • Suasana Launching R15 Yang meriah

    Taufik
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Bro sekalian, Launching R15 menjadi cukup penting bagi Yamaha Indonesia . ..  gimana nggak penting, sampai sampai blogger jogja Irfan dan Yamaha Friends dari Surabaya pun diundang hadir … suprise banget . . . acaranya dibuat simple dan to the point … dateng, dinner, langsung blaarr . . . launching sebelum gong Launching di adakan dulu sesi pembukaan dari BOD YIMM dan penjelasan mulai dari masalah marketing, possitioning produk, masalah teknis, sampai masalah aftersales dari R15 ini . . . lalau setelah itu  . . . brum masuk lah 3 motor R15 yang dikendarai secara berboncengan ke…
  • Speed kit Yamaha R15 … 3,5 juta bro

    Taufik
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bro sekalian, selain menyediakan motor … Yamaha indonesia juga mempersiapkan kit performance yang mereka sebut sebagai speed kit. Harganya menyentuh 3,5 juta rupiah. Lho harga segitu gimana penjabarannya? Speed kit nya berupa ECU Daytona seharga 1,5 juta rupiah dan knalpot full system Sakura yang dibandrol 1,999 juta rupiah. Yamaha Via Pak abidin yang sempat tmcblog tanyakan memberikan penjelasan bahwa kedua performance kit tersebut bisa dibeli secara umum di deler/ Konter Part Resmi Yamaha  . .  Namun Yamaha Kembali menegaskan bahwa kedua Part Performance ini khusus untuk kepentingan…
  • Nih bukti R15 buatan indonesia

    Taufik
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Bro sekalian, banyak yang nanya … Itu R15 beneran buatan indonesia .. Oke gimana bisa tahunya ? Oke lah tmcblog kasih nih buktinya mas bro .. vin number dengan kode MH didepan .. Indonesia bangeedd Yoi mas bro menurut peraturan kode VIN . ..  maka kode depan kode MF sampai MK adalah untuk Indonesia, silahkan simak di http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_identification_number Taufik of BuitenzorgFiled under: yamaha Tagged: vin code, yamaha R15
 
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    Ducati News Today

  • Ducati to Launch Diesel Multistrada Granturismo

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

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

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

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

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

  • Motorcyclist Fatalities Drop 16 Percent in 2009

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    Irvine, California (September 2010) – Despite the rising number of motorcycle miles traveled, fatalities decreased 16 percent and injuries declined 6.3 percent last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Among all types of motorists, motorcyclists had the second-largest reduction in fatalities, behind large-truck occupants, and the largest drop in alcohol-impaired fatalities – also a 16 percent reduction. According to the report, 4,462 riders died in... Read More
  • 2011 Kymco Scooters

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    Kymco has announced three new scooters for 2011: Kymco Downtown 300iWith the open-road performance of a maxi scooter and the agility of a sportbike, the Downtown 300i delivers the ultimate scooter riding experience. It is powered by an all-new 299cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine inside a lightweight, dual-cradle steel chassis. The automatic CVT transmission offers user-friendly, twist-and-go riding. A lighted, underseat storage space is big enough for two helmets and a watertight console compartment... Read More
  • Rider Contest! Win $495 Saddlebags!

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    June's Rider Diaries giveaway features a set of American-made 112+2 custom saddlebags from Leatherworks, Inc. valued at $495. To enter, just submit your ride to www.RiderDiaries.com before July 17, 2011. That's it. Just submit your ride and you'll be automatically entered! There's no limit to the number of rides you can submit, so enter multiple rides to get more chances to win. Official rules can be found at
  • 2011 Suzukis

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    To avoid flooding already overstocked dealers with new models, Suzuki’s American distributor decided not to import any 2010 model-year street bikes. Suzuki has returned for 2011, in better shape and hitting harder. Development has focused on the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750, which are visually identical except for paint and decals. Both bikes got nearly all the same stem-to-stern changes, and—incredibly—have MSRPs that differ by only $400 ($11,599 for the 600, $11,999 for the 750). Suzuki says the new GSX-R600/750s... Read More
  • 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL | FIRST U.S. TEST

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    photography by Rich Cox When upbeat reports started hitting the Interwebs from the very first evening of the BMW K 1600 GT/L world introduction in South Africa in February, including some from our road test editor on the scene, we were elated. The new six-cylinder bikes were not just good, they said, they were “Game Changers,” and had an “Unsurpassed level of sophistication and refinement.” Another great bike is always good news. The next day brought even more superlative language and enthusiasm about the K 1600s... Read More
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    Merzy Rider

  • Kawasaki KZ200 Chopper Modification - MMC Outsider Jakarta

    Eldias Mahdi Sastra
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Kawasaki KZ200 as a 200 cc bike has a lot of options to be modified . One of the most favored by the owners of this bike is to turn it into a chopper . As performed by Axunx , owner 1983 Kawasaki KZ200 make this bike into Heiwa Custom style . That is one of Japan's modification workshops .Japanese feel taste of the framework that adheres to the model order of the samurai . All proceeds custom -made builder. Then the characteristic appears next to the tank . Small form with a concave surface on the side next to strengthen the impression Heiwa . In the tank well covered with cartoon images of…
  • Tutu Takes A Ride - Indian Style

    Eldias Mahdi Sastra
    17 Dec 2013 | 5:17 pm
    By : Steve McLaughlinMy story is simply what happened to me tonight. My life is rewarded in mysterious ways some times. This story is true.I was unfaithful tonight.I never knew who she was even afterward. It was a moving experience; I will probably take this feeling with me when I get to the after life. I hope they let us ride our Indian Motorcycles in heaven. I think she hopes so too.It's Saturday night in Honolulu. Weather stunning as always, getting dark. When it get's dark in Hawaii, it get blue-dark blue-dark. You always say things twice in Hawaiian when it really is something…
  • Indian 101 Scout Restoration

    Eldias Mahdi Sastra
    12 Dec 2013 | 10:14 pm
    The Indian 101 Scout was produced from 1928 to 1931, it was ahead of its time, differing from the other bikes of the era. It used front brakes, stiff frames, superior front suspension and low 26 inch (660 mm) seat heights. Despite the short production run and the fact that not many 101 Scouts survived to this day, there’s an online club that has over 400 members. For more information on the Indian 101 Scout club check out their website,they offer help and advice and even collaborate on finding suppliers for spare parts.Original Look of Indian Scout 101In 1931, Indian's management decided to…
  • V-Twin Kawasaki KZ 200 Vintage Chopper Style

    Eldias Mahdi Sastra
    15 Nov 2013 | 5:59 pm
    This modification is unique and unusual. As we know that the Kawasaki KZ200 is a single-cylinder motorcycle. I was curious and find out about this bike.V-Engine turns out that look at this bike is only as accessories, not really working properly. The bobber-style motorcycle built by Udivisianto which is a motorcycle designer from Puspa Kediri Custom workhop located in Pondok Gede, East Jakarta, Indonesia.This bike belongs to Ariawan Wijaya, who is also the owner of the home modification New Motor Sport (BMS) in Jl. Palmerah West No.. 25, Central Jakarta. Ari wants to have another mascot. He…
  • Soft Tail Chopper KZ200 1984

    Eldias Mahdi Sastra
    19 Nov 2012 | 7:29 pm
    This Kawasaki KZ200 is belong to Charles Iwan Tanaka. Builded by Mohammad Rifai also called Pei from 52 Custom at Kunciran, Pinang, Tangerang, Indonesia. They met when Charles looking for a chopper builder to modify his old Merzy motorcycle.They both know if KZ200 chassis was comfort on it's standard form. So they don't do much renovation on the backbone and downtube.  It is precisely from the center to the back bone changes quite a lot. Most prominent in the swinging arm. Unusual construction, plus the outermost position is made longer than usual.To achieve a comfortable riding…
 
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    A Time To Ride

  • And ends the Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan

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

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

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

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

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

  • MetLife Stadium to Play Host to First-Ever Monster Energy Supercross

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Courtesy of Feld MotorsportsMetLife Stadium to Play Host to First-Ever Monster Energy SupercrossThree-Time Champion Villopoto Races Aiming for Fourth-Consecutive ChampionshipAURORA, Ill.(April 21, 2014) – This Saturday night MetLife Stadium host its first-ever Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race, where three-time defending champion Ryan Villopoto will race for his fourth consecutive title in the 450SX Class. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos brings an eight-point lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship as he closes in on his…
  • Swap Meet Returning to MX Rewind At Unadilla

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

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

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

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

    Andrew
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    In the world of meteorology, a perfect storm is defined as a series of once-in-a-lifetime circumstances that combine to form a weather event of an almost unbelievable magnitude. Put simply, it’s a whole bunch of freakishly bad things getting together and raising hell. So what do you imagine would happen when a whole bunch of freakishly good things got together and raised hell? Well, wonder no more because here we have one of our all-time favourite Harleys. Which itself was made by the boys at Evolution, one of Australia’s best builders. And then the whole thing has…
  • Honda CX500 – Nozem Amsterdam

    Andrew
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson When you’re starting your build with a bike colloquially known as the “Flying Maggot” and other nicknames even less flattering the test of a builders skill is going to be put to the maximum test. Lorenzo and Delano both graphic designers with Nozem Amsterdam were more than up to the challenge of turning a maggot into the classy café that sits before you. But with the likes of Wrenchmonkees, Hageman Motorcycles and Moto Mucci already having built incredible examples, making a CX500 stand out from the crowd is increasingly more difficult. And the Nozem boys knew…
  • Honda CB350 – City of Hate Vintage Motorcycles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jasmine Cain Rocks The Iron Horse Saloon.

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

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

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

    11 Apr 2013 | 5:59 pm
    We recently were able to attend Billet Proof 2013 at the Big Daddy Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum in Belleview, FL.  There were hundreds of Rat Rods, Hot Rods, Roadsters, Classics, and everything in between.  This was one of my favorite Rat Rods in the show.  More to come.See the entire set on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamweaverphotography/sets/72157633225784120/
  • Back after a short break.

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

  • 2014 Bike Blessing and a special meet-up

    Corn Dog
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    We had a beautiful and delightful day on April 19 for the ABATE of Iowa Blessing of the Bikes – morning temps were in the upper 50′s and we hit mid-70′s by the afternoon. My Chrome Divas group had made plans to meet at Sambetti’s at 9:30 and roll into the blessing together, so Steve and I headed over and we met up with several of the gals to ride in to Big Barn Harley Davidson here in Des Moines. We arrived at the Barn about 10 am for the 11 am blessing, and there were already quite a few bikes on hand. We did a little bike browsing and – huge treat! – I…
  • Ten favorite Iowa Rides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Bud Miller
    3 Feb 2014 | 7:36 pm
    This weeks playlist tune is If We Never Meet Again by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers . I usually ride with music playing on a Scala Rider bluetooth setup (what can I say I like having a soundtrack). Every week I post a song from my personal playlist. It runs the gamut from old school to tunes released this year and in nearly every genre. It’s an eclectic mix with something for everyone. To access the complete playlist use the menu at the top or the Spotify widget on the left sidebar.
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  • 11th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally

    RoadRUNNER
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Beautiful Taos, NM, will be the site for KTM’s 11th Annual Adventure Rider Rally, which will be held September 19-21, 2014. The rally is geared towards adventure riders who want to get out on the trail with seasoned adv and enduro veterans as well as meet KTM sponsored racers like Andrew Short, Mike Lafferty, Chris […]
  • Buyers’ Guide: Motorcycle Jeans

    David Burbach
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    For a combination of comfort, style, and protection, it’s hard to beat a good pair of specifically designed motorcycle jeans. But, with the marketplace full of options, which pair is right for you? Manufacturers take a variety of routes to produce motorcycle trousers with the look, feel, and practicality of a pair of blue
jeans but […]
  • BMW R 1200 GS Plug & Travel Suspension from Touratech

    RoadRUNNER
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Upgrading the suspension is a popular modification for many motorcyclists, especially adventure riders who want to get the most out of their big bore machines. For owners of the new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS, perhaps the most intriguing suspension option is Touratech’s innovative Plug & Play set up. What makes this system unique is […]
  • Lake Erie Shores and Ohio Bike Week

    RoadRUNNER
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you read part one of Brian Shaney’s Lake Erie Circle Tour (October 2013 issue) then you’ve already gotten a taste of some of the great riding available along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline. There are also plenty of attractions to bring riders and non- riders alike to the area. These include both indoor and outdoor […]
  • My Dual Sport: The Chameleon

    Steve Mauk
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bad things happen with alarming frequency when one rides a motorcycle in the woods. Not major league bad things necessarily, but bad things nonetheless. I rarely venture off-road without taking at least one spill, and I sometimes have several mishaps during an off-road outing, although they usually involve nothing more than dusting myself off and […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Inazumanx Suzuki GSX1200

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

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

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

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

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

    YouMotorcycle
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    Someone on the Toronto Moto Scooter Club Message Board asked “Should I buy a 2013 Chironex?” and my short answer was No. My long answer was a little less boring. Read it and then I’ll tell you why you should avoid Chinese scooters. Kenny Mclelland of the Toronto Moto Scooter Club wrote: I am looking ...
  • The Clandestine Biker TV Series

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

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

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

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

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    David Knight Victorious at 2014 Tough One Enduro - Making it a record-breaking six Tough One victories, David Knight stamped his authority on the race.  Returning to Hard Enduro following a four-year absence from the event, David Knightproved he’s lost none of his speed and flavour for the race. With a new venue for 2014 keeping everyone guessing who’d rule the roost, it was Knight who ultimately stole the show to take the win at the 10th edition of the race. "I’m over the moon to win this one – no one was going to beat me around Hawkstone Park," said Knight after he crossed…
  • Motocross Champions Crowned at 2014 NMA World Mini Grand Prix

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    2014 NMA World Mini Grand Prix - The 43rd running of the NMA World Mini Grand Prix at Glen Helen Raceway is now in the history books with more than 40 class championships being decided over three days of racing. More than 700 entries were filled out for this year’s event. This was, according to the NMA, a slight increase over last year’s World Mini GP, which had been held in Mesquite, Nevada, the last few years. There were a number of multi-class champions this year, but no one took home more than Yamaha’s Ryan Surratt from nearby Corona, California. Surratt racked up four titles,…
  • Rockstar Energy Suzuki Clement Desalle Takes Top-5 at 2014 Bulgarian MXGP

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Rockstar Energy Suzuki Top-5 at 2014 Bulgarian MXGP - Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s MXGP Factory rider Clement Desalle kept pace with the leaders of the premier MXGP class as the Belgian grabbed fourth overall at Sevlievo for the Grand Prix of Bulgaria today; the fifth round of 18 in the FIM Motocross World Championship. The Belgian took his works RM-Z450 to fifth and third positions in the two motos watched by 20,000 spectators and classified just ahead of team-mate Kevin Strijbos in fifth. It was a day of two halves: The rutted-and-rough Bulgarian mud that had been chiselled through the…
  • FMF Power Bomb Stainless Steel Header for Honda CRF450X/CRF450R

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:59 pm
    FMF Power Bomb Stainless Steel Header for 2004-2009 Honda CRF450X/CRF450R - The redesigned PowerBomb is a four-stroke header that incorporates FMFs patented Power Bomb module at a precise location in the initial stage of the header. By positioning this "Bomb" at a key point in the system, increased performance and flow is achieved through the expansion and contraction of exhaust sonics through the system. Result is a flow increase of nearly 10%! The outer chamber in the Powerbomb allows the air to expand, cool and ramp back up at a higher velocity.Additionally, the Power Bomb is a…
  • Ryan Villopoto Wins Seattle Supercross

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

  • How Dangerous is Motorcycling for Adult Goodyear Riders?

    Breyer Law Offices
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As a Goodyear motorcycle rider, you may think that you know everything there is to know about being safe on the road. For most motorcycle riders, the belief is that other motorists are to blame for the accidents that happen on the road. And while other motorists do cause a large number of motorcycle crashes that injure riders every year—around 3,260 each year in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)—motorcycle riders, too, have to be aware of their own limitations. But exactly how dangerous is riding a motorcycle? Here are some of the most important things…
  • Ride Responsibly while Motorcycling in Cochise County

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

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

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

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

    Ryan
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Doing track days on your bike can really test your skills and help you develop as a rider.  You get to push yourself and your bike to the limits.  You will also be pushing your gear to the limits.  That’s why it’s important to have outstanding motorcycle gear that you can trust. The only problem is that the price tag can add up when you have track specific gear.  To cut down on the costs, you can find gear that can be worn both on the street and on the track.  Alpinestars is known for their racing gear, but they also make gear that is at home both on the track and the street. Atem…
  • How to Ride Motorcycle with Your Child

    Ryan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Recently a man posted this video of himself riding motorcycle with his six year old son in front of him and then taking control over the bike.  The video has received a massive response from people who have either supported him or have said that he was being reckless.  The child did have a helmet on, but didn’t really have much else for protective gear.  Many of the opponents claimed that the man was endangering his son, while his supporters understood that he was creating lifelong memories that they can share together. If you have young kids and you ride, you know how awesome they think…
  • DK Trivia 12

    Katelynn Christians
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Answer the DK Tivia 12 questions below correctly to be entered to win weekly prizes. Every Monday we will post a new set of questions and each Friday we'll draw a winner from those who answered all five questions correctly that week. The winner can choose between the two shirts below. We only need your email so we can contact you if you should win a prize. Dennis Kirk respects your privacy. We will never send unsolicited email nor sell your email address to anyone else. Good luck on the trivia quiz! We'll hide your personal information, but your entry will be received. Play fair, no…
  • Rig Your Wheeler to Make Work Easier this Spring

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

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    15 Mar 2014 | 12:24 am
    ZANheadgear makes both hot weather and cold weather liners that motorcycle riders should know about. by Mark DT   Keeping comfortable and fatigue free when riding is important.  If you are too hot or cold, this will create a distraction.  We all know that texting, screaming kids, and tailgating drivers can be big distractions to motorists.  Have you ever thought about distractions that riders face?  Thankfully many of the distractions in our cars are absent on the motorcycle, but fatigue and environmental stresses are much more of a concern when riding than driving. In the past…
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  • 5 Top-Notch Characteristics Of The Nolan N104 Helmet

    TwoWheelMania
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Searching through the thousands of options of motorcycle helmets can be arduous. With so many choices ranging from flip-up helmets to full-face models, deciding between different accessories often depends on personal preferences and a budget. However, there are some qualities that can make an impression on a shopper. You may not know these traits until you see them, but there’s a good chance the Nolan N104 Modular Helmet has them in spades. While there are many benefits to the Nolan N104 Modular Helmet, here are five of the top characteristics that may sway you to make this motorcycle…
  • Kenda Returns As Official Motorcycle Tire Of AMA EnduroCross

    TwoWheelMania
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Cory Graffunder 2013 AMA EnduroCross Sacramento – Photo: Drew Ruiz Kenda tire announced today its return as the official motorcycle tire of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil for 2014. The exciting announcement comes alongside news that EnduroCross championship contenders Cory Graffunder and Kyle Redmond will be racing on Kenda tires exclusively throughout the 2014 season. Kenda enters 2014 as a seven-year supporter of EnduroCross and continues to be a key factor in the sport’s rapid growth and increased popularity with the…
  • Start ‘em Young: Teaching a Child How to Ride a Bicycle

    Eric Ellis
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Learning how to ride a bicycle as a child is a rite of passage. It’s their first taste of independence with the wind in their face and that feeling that they can ride forever, meandering anywhere and everywhere their little arms and legs can take them. But it’s also an experience that is often met with doubt, hesitation, and anxiety as the thought of falling is always only a split second away. Back when most of us learned how to ride a bike the process consisted of starting out with a set of training wheels bolted to either side of the back of a kid’s bike. Eventually, after you’d…
  • EPA Acknowledges that Ethanol Damages Engines

    Eric Ellis
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publicly acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines by increasing exhaust temperatures and indirectly causing component failures, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The EPA statements are found in a rule proposal issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding a new label for pumps that supply fuel blends high in ethanol. According to the EPA, “[e]thanol impacts motor vehicles in two primary ways. First … ethanol enleans the [air/fuel] ratio (increases the…
  • BMW Motorcycles Selling Like Hotcakes

    TwoWheelMania
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    BMW Motorrad recently announced that it recorded its best monthly motorcycle sales in company history in March. As the spring riding season has arrived and the improving weather has consumers more optimistic, BMW saw gains in sales. According to the report, BMW sold 15,183 motorcycles and maxi scooters in March, marking a 16.2 percent increase when compared to March’s sales a year ago. BMW also noted that so far it has sold 28,719 motorcycles and scooters this year, a 16.1 percent increase from the same period of time last year. “We got off to an excellent start to the new…
 
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  • Bel-Ray Racer Arnaud Tonus Retains Points Lead Following Bulgaria MXGP

    marketing
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Round 5 of the FIM Motocross World Championship took place at the Gorna Rositza Circuit in Sevlievo Bulgaria this past weekend. Mother Nature did all she could to upset the racing with pleasant conditions in the morning and rains in the afternoon. The professional racers competing with Bel-Ray support scored solid results, including 5 top 10 overall finishes. Following a strong victory in Saturday’s qualification race Bel-Ray racer Arnaud Tonus looked to be the man to beat in Bulgaria. A slight error in the first moto and a stunning moto long battle with defending World Champion Jeffrey…
  • Podium Finish for Bel-Ray Racer Alfredo Gomez at the Tough One Enduro

    marketing
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    Words and images courtesy Husqvarna and Future 7  Media ALFREDO GOMEZ CLAIMS A PODIUM RESULT FOR BEL-RAY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING AT 10TH RUNNING OF THE TOUGH ONE Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Alfredo Gomez ended the 2014 edition of The Tough One on a high, securing a well-deserved third place podium result. With the race celebrating it’s 10th edition at the iconic Hawkstone Park circuit, Gomez excelled on the course that featured a mixture of sandy motocross terrain and technical woodland climbs and descents. After missing Hell’s Gate due to appendicitis, Gomez quickly settled…
  • Seattle Supercross Photo Gallery

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

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

    helmetorheels
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    I miss riding and the season has only begun! Today was in the seventies, sunny, and the windows were open. The sound of motorcycles filled the air. Only in Minnesota do you have snow, seventies and motorcycles!
  • Sony did it again!

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

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

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

    helmetorheels
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Here’s a great place to start!  
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  • my spring motorcycle shopping spree list

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Short trips, heading out for the afternoon, and just dropping of a mother’s day gifts. Sometimes all I need is just to bring a few more “things” than can fit in my pockets along. Not enough to justify hooking up the trailer, but more than what can fit in a typical storage compartment on a motorcycle. (yeah, most of them that is zero.) Enter the Backpack This motorcycle backpack by Viking Bags just arrived a few days after placing the order, which is not too unusual to receive an order that quick – but always a welcomed surprise when you do. Being delighted by the…
  • Trailers, Trips, and Tips

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:28 pm
    We’ve all be riding or driving on the freeway when we see them. A big touring motorcycle towing a trailer behind it. Sometimes the trailer will have 2 wheels, sometimes it’ll be balancing on one. It’s definitely something that sticks with you. Who knew that motorcycles could pull trailers? Motorcycle Trailers have many different uses. Most of the time it’s for those occasions when you need to travel cross country with added luggage space. Other times, it can double as a camper for you to sleep inside. Lets be honest, Saddlebags and sissy bar bags aren’t for everyone. Let’s…
  • Essential Motorcycle Road Trips across the USA

    admin
    30 Dec 2013 | 6:53 am
    When I first got a motorcycle I’m not sure how old I was, or if I even had a license at the time. I just remember wheeling and dealing a few nice quads that I had at the time and wobbling out of the parking lot on my first two-wheeler. I almost ran into opposing traffic my first turn out, and by the time I got home, I was taking turns so wide that I ran 6ft through the neighbors front lawn. What a trip. After that, I started riding everywhere I could. Rain or shine, I was going to work, to visit family/friends, and out with friends to the bar. Man I thought I was cool doing that. I…
  • My top 5 women bikers of 2013

    admin
    3 Aug 2013 | 3:53 am
    Lady bikers? Moto-women? Biker-mama’s? Biker B!tch*s? We got a lot of names for all the women out there that love the biker lifestyle. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what we can call you. Better to start with what not to call you and work out the details from there:   What not to call a Women Motorcyclist: backrest fair-weather fan a wuss sweetie (unless you are married to that sweetie) Sugar B!tch     One thing is for sure, ya’ll are tough. This sport throws it curve balls and present all sorts of challenges. Sometimes  being a lady (I’m just…
  • How to pack your motorcycle trailer for a weekend ride.

    admin
    21 May 2013 | 5:51 pm
    A brief how-to video of all the essentials that you need to pack in your own Pull Behind Motorcycle Trailer for a weekend riding adventure.     Simple and to the point. You do not need to bring much for a weekend getaway, but you will have the room to leave for longer than that!   Ride safe and Get Lost, Karl Steinmeyer Pull Behind Motorcycle Trailers
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR44: Riding the New Suzuki VStrom 1000 (DL1000)

    Reuben
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    After covering a few small displacement bikes over the past several weeks, I was excited to get back on a big bike with some power. Don’t get me wrong, little bikes can be really fun, but big power is, well, fun-er. I was even more excited that the bike I would be riding was the [...]
  • WRR43: Riding the Honda Grom!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • LaSalle Market Draws A Crowd in Collinsville

    Admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The LaSalle Market and Deli in the village of Collinsville, CT is one of those places where if you’re in the neighborhood, you just have to stop – whether for a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich just after sunrise, a “Mutt & Jeff” for lunch, or a late afternoon slice of pizza. Located at […] The post LaSalle Market Draws A Crowd in Collinsville appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Miller Taps Harley-Davidson For Beer Promo

    Admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    They’re neighbors in Milwaukee, so it’s only natural that Miller High Life beer (owned by MillerCoors) and Harley-Davidson have teamed up over the years on promotions, most notably on commemorative cans that feature the Harley-Davidson logo. Miller’s launching a new TV advertising campaign titled “I Am Rich” that will include with some new limited-edition packaging displaying […] The post Miller Taps Harley-Davidson For Beer Promo appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Kickstands, Props At New England Air Museum

    Admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    New England Air Museum Motorcycle Show Motorcycle shows are always fun, but the New England Air Museum‘s inaugural indoor event today in Windsor Locks, CT was best summed up by Rick Price of Chester, CT. “It’s such a cool place to have it. There’s certainly a lot of shiny aluminum around,” said Price, who brought […] The post Kickstands, Props At New England Air Museum appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • CONREP Asks About Instructor’s Side Classes

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

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

  • 2014 Yamaha FZ-09

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rust Removal with Muriatic Acid

    Nick Prionas
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Hydrochloric acid aka muriatic acid, is very useful for removing rust and I bet most of you people trying to restore bikes, engines etc. have come across this issue at some point.There are several chemicals out there doing similar jobs with rust but muriatic acid is my most common choise as it needs to be in the lab for other issues as welle.g check the post for ...removing piston deposits from Nikasil CylindersHere is an example of some gears from a lathe that I bought a few days back.Normally it takes about half an hour up to 2 hours to have the rust completely removed but this depends…
  • Arduino

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

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

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

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

  • April Is “Check Your Helmet Month” Or so says Harley-Davidson

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    Whether or not it’s just a great marketing campaign, it is indeed good to regularly check your helmet (if you wear one) to make sure it’s road-worthy.Helmets, like everything else, have a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure.) Harley says it’s three to five years. I think it’s more likely that a helmet purchased in the last couple of years has closer to five than three. Older helmets maybe three to four. Whatever you think about helmets, if you wear one, then you want to make sure it’s rock solid. Here are some things to know about your helmet.• Over…
  • Five Things To Know About Buying A Motorcycle At An Auction

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    If you’re a serious motorcycle collector, you may have purchased a bike or two at an auction. Mid-America and Bonhams are two companies that regularly hold motorcycle-only auctions. Even Barrett-Jackson occasionally auctions off a bike. If you’re not familiar with how auctions work, here are three things you need to know to avoid getting burned.1. If you’ve ever been to a live auction you may have seen a phenomenon known as “auction fever.” People start looking at the bidding process as a game or a war that they need to win. At this point emotion is ruling…
  • Two Bills In Congress Aimed At Protecting Motorcycle Operator’s Privacy Rights

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    A proposed change in the language of the Driver Privacy Act in the U.S. Senate would expand the bill's scope to protect all information recorded by event data recorders installed on all "motor vehicles," including motorcycles, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The substitute amendment was offered in committee by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to S. 1925, which deals with information collected by event data recorders, sometimes referred to as "black boxes." While the government does not require the installation of event data recorders on motorcycles, some current models…
  • The Spirit of Munro

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

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

    vipcycle
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    FIRST EVER HARLEY DAVIDSON HYBRID MOTO-CAR-CYCLE ( NO THIS IS NOT A JOKE) Ever heard of a hybrid between a motorcycle and car? Me neither, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Why you ask? I don’t know, but maybe this guy just loves motorcycles and priuses?-who knows…   So check it out, this dude took a 2008 Toyota Prius and replaced its original engine with a 1986 Sportster 883 engine, that had been bored out to give 1100cc’s of power. Using a modified Prius differential, the front wheels are able to deliver power to the engine via a chain.  He dropped…
  • An Inside Look at a Unique Womens Motorcycle Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Straven Guest House, Edinburgh – A Biker’s Review

    James Miodonski
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to MotoGoLoco for the fantastic opportunity to choose one of their hotels for a night away having won one of their competitions. After some fun browsing the MotoGoLoco site and speculating the potential rides, we settled on Straven Guest House for our night away. April […]The post Straven Guest House, Edinburgh – A Biker’s Review appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Have you ever had one of those days?

    James Miodonski
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:57 am
    Where you just can’t do right for doing wrong? My journey north; originally slated to commence around 10:30, was delayed by me being required to act as chauffeur for M. who needed to be at a meeting across the other side of Leeds – M. having experienced her first ever pulled muscle and unable to […]The post Have you ever had one of those days? appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Jim’s GP Blog Grand Prix of Americas 2014

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

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

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